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Tuesday 14 June 2005
14 June 2005
First class - Jenny's postcard of the Peak
Most people write postcards when they are on holiday - but artist Jenny Shaw-Browne painted one.
Jenny's oil painting of Owler Tor, Burbage Moor, was chosen for the front of a postcard after a competition during a special interest holiday at Losehill Hall, the Peak District National Park's centre for environmental learning near Castleton.
Now, the postcards will be sold at Losehill Hall and proceeds will go towards furthering the work of the centre.
Jenny Shaw-Browne, who lives near Newark, Nottinghamshire, has been going to Losehill Hall for holidays and short breaks since 1990. So many like-minded people met on the courses, taught by Noel McCready, that they formed the Friendly Society of Artists to maintain friendships forged at the hall, and to further painting in communities around the country.
The postcard competition came about when the Society was given sponsorship by Abacus (Colour Printers) Ltd to produce 500 postcards of a painting by one of the members. Staff of the Hall, members of the Society and visitors to the art show at the end of the Whitsun Landscape Painting course chose the winner.
Several of Jenny's paintings already grace the walls of Losehill Hall. As an artist, she said, "My first love is the landscape and the dramatic lighting and weather effects which oils on canvas can depict. I was delighted when my picture was chosen for the postcard, especially as I am self-taught, apart from the tuition gained from Noel at Losehill Hall."
Recently, she launched out as a self-employed, professional artist, her favourite subject being the Dark Peak, and her work can be seen in a number of galleries including The Derwent Gallery, Grindleford.
For more information about courses
at Losehill Hall, call: 01433 620373, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.peakdistrict.org/studybreaks
For more information about the Friendly Society of Artists, call 01405 812174.