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Art in the Mansion ~ Frances Payne
August 25, 2017 - September 7, 2017
An exhibition of exquisite watercolours and sketches of plants and insects.
Aberglasney is the perfect setting for my paintings and 2017 will be my 13th exhibition in the Mansion.
I am very lucky to live in the lovely rural countryside of a west Carmarthenshire farm and all year round this provides me with a never ending source of interesting subject matter.The hedgerows in particular are such a diverse and wonderful habitat for our native wild flowers and the insects that live on them and I spend many hours out and about with my sketchbooks recording the natural history I find.
In my own garden, roses are a real favourite and I love to paint the old fashioned varieties.
Before starting a painting I make many drawings of flowers in their natural settings and over the years I have built up a large reference of sketches which helps in understanding the nature and growth of plants – some of these sketches will be on display alongside the finished paintings.
I will be in the mansion every day of my exhibition (except Saturday 2nd September) with my paintbox and brushes and am happy to answer any questions.