By Lorna and Malcolm MacDonald
With all the year to choose from, the beginning of “flaming” June seemed to be a good date to hold the exhibition in the lovely grounds of Shelley Hall, which Mr. & Mrs. Ewart had kindly opened up to the public again. It conjures up visions of people who appreciate art sitting at tables in an idyllic ambiance of wisteria and roses discussing their purchases, the style of the artists and the high standard of the work, eating cakes, drinking coffee or a glass of wine. Dream on! As before, it was cold, wet and you could scarcely see across the road at the front gate. It rained continuously from Friday night until Sunday morning. Yet we were happy to see large numbers of friends and visitors who were determined to enjoy the occasion, and they were not disappointed.
The exhibition was held in the coach-house and Paul Curtis, the professional artist from Sheffield, delighted everyone with his exhibition entitled Aspects of the Garden and kindly donated one of his paintings for the raffle. The number of amateur exhibitors increased from 33 in the first exhibition to 53 this time and it is evident that there is a wealth of talent in our area, proven by the increase in sales. Thanks must go to Richard Walker who made extra hanging frames to hold all this additional work.
The 2nd Shelley Art Exibition