Windham Hime Memorial Exhibition 2016: Three Local Ladies

February 29, 2016

Carol Bratley – Ann Mackenzie – Laura-Jane Luff


Carre Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by local artists (left to right above) Carol Bratley, Ann Mackenzie and Laura-Jane Luff, showcasing their individual and diverse art practices.

CBratley_HardwickEwe_450Carol Bratley

“Painting has been a hobby all my life. I get inspiration from my local area, animals and birds. I am a member of the Nadin group and the Lincolnshire Artist’s society, winning numerous prizes over the years. I gained a first Class honours degree (BA) through the Open College of the arts in my 50’s. I continue to learn about art and get enjoyment from painting and sketching with friends.”


AMackenzie_450Ann Mackenzie

“Since a child I loved painting and drawing and intended to make it my career but as often happens marriage and children took over first. Now for the last few years I’ve had time to enjoy it, using oils and acrylics, watercolour and pencil or pen. Subjects vary: portraits-occasionally from old sepia photographs but using my own colours. Town and village scenes, landscapes and lately water-lakes and rivers with rippling reflections attract me.”

Laura-Jane LuffLJLuff_Elizabeth_450

From a very young age I discovered an ability and love for drawing. This gift was nurtured through college and University where I gained a BA Honours degree in Fine Art. I draw and paint a variety of genres but specialise in Portraiture where I endeavour to capture not just a likeness of the person but to reveal their true character and emotion. I exhibit regularly and have won some awards including the People’s Choice award at the Carre Gallery Portrait Exhibition in 2015.

Exhibition Opening:  10 am – 4 pm from  February 29th – March 12th 2016 (closed on Sunday).


Pictures: From the top – The Three Ladies, Herdwick Ewe by Carol Bratley, Village Scene by Ann Mackenzie, Elizabeth by Laura-Jane Luff, Private View evening.  Artwork pictures supplied by the artists.  Gallery photography by Martin Cameron.  Click on any picture to see a larger version.


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