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A midsummer ode to ‘Early Spring’

A midsummer ode to ‘Early Spring’
News reporter Bella explores art in Pinner:

Who knew there was such artistic talent hiding away in Pinner?
Well, those lucky enough to be amongst those gathered to celebrate the opening of the ‘Pinner Sketch Club Summer Exhibition’ were under no illusions to the contrary as they were treated to a night of the finest artistic talent Pinner has to offer.

One of the most impressive aspects of the show was the sheer number of pieces on display, the hours upon hours of hard work hung up for all the see. Boasting a showing of 140 separate pieces, it was truly inspiring to see the perseverance of the creative spirit carrying through even the most challenging of years. 

The evening reached its crescendo with the reveal of which pieces were up for a commendation and, of course, which one would take home the coveted Kenneth Grimmett award. The exhibition was judged by, artist and writer, Laura Reiter and the genuine pride in her voice when speaking of the art and their respective artists was clear for all to see. A far cry from the oft-times cut-throat art world, this evening had community and encouragement at its heart. 

The big award of the evening went to Yoshi Murakami with ‘Early Spring’, a mixed-media piece that managed to infuse movement and life into the scenic landscape it depicts through cleverly considered brush strokes and a well thought out colour gradient. Described my Reiter as reminding her of the feeling when a thought ‘…passes from the brain, through the hand and onto the page.’, the painting is abstract, exciting and with a depth not just in its composition but also in its concept. 

To pick out a winner from this year’s selection is not an enviable task. Regardless of winners and commendations, this is an exhibit best seen all together for full effect. Luckily for those Pinner locals who missed out on opening night, the exhibit will be showing from 14th -28th August at the Pinner Parrish Church Hall. If anything catches your eye remember all the paintings are for sale, with further pieces available as prints and cards. 

Congratulations to all the artists who took part, it was truly an impressive collection.

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