A Wash With Colour: An artist’s travels through England

A Wash With Colour: An artist’s travels through England

A WATERCOLOUR artist will share her travels to England through a community art exhibition at Ellis House in Bayswater.

Dympna Marshall (73) is hosting her exhibition, A Wash With Colour, between February 16 to March 5 with the official opening to take place on February 19.

The exhibition will feature her walks along the Thames, exploring the English Countryside, visiting old Castles and Manor Houses, travelling to Cornwall and the thrill of London.

Marshall said her artwork was like a “diary” of her adventures.

“I have been going to England every year for three months in the summer time,” she said.

“I have been taking a lot of photographs and I have been coming back and doing paintings from the photographs which I store on my laptop.

“I focused a lot on skies because they are so wonderful and you have got so many different colours and things you could use.”

The three-year Ellis House member said she first went to England when she was 22 years of age.

“I lived in Sydney and I went to England as young people did in those days for experience and travelled around Europe,” she said.

“I stayed in London for two years working as a commercial artist in a studio.”

Marshall said she was excited to see her work displayed in one place.

Ellis House coordinator Gail Hennessy said Marshall was one of four “artist in residence” exhibitions held at the arts centre.

“Our artists can bring a painting, two or three and it is a five dollar fee to display it while the exhibition is on,” she said.

A Wash With Colour will open on Thursdays and Fridays at 10am to 4pm and 10am to 5pm on weekends.