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Gill Benjamin and Jackie Walter Exhibition

Published: 30/11/2015

An inspiring exhibition of paintings and mixed media artworks by talented artists Gill Benjamin and Jackie Walter, both from Mynydd Isa in Flintshire will be held at Buckley Library between 1-23 December. This is the sixth in the series of exhibitions, Art in the Library – Lliw yn y Llyfrgell, which aims to support local artists, some of which have never exhibited before, by giving them a platform to showcase their work to the public. Throughout the year the exhibition programme at Flintshire’s Libraries will include paintings by Angie Hoopert, Emma-Jayne Holmes and Clayton Langford and photography by Ceridwen Barkley. Gill Benjamin said: “I am an amateur artist living in Mynydd Isa. I have enjoyed painting all my life, but since retiring, I am able to indulge my passion for painting with greater consistency. All subject matters interest me- particularly landscapes, seascapes, architecture and animal portraits. I welcome new challenges. I enjoy working in many media: acrylics are my current favourites.” Jackie Walter said: “In retirement I have returned to a past time that I love......painting! I am inspired by nature and the beautiful Welsh countryside, holiday destinations and often that must paint photograph. I am intrigued by textures in rocks and plants and enjoy working with a palette knife for effect. Each work takes me on a different journey and brings new experiences. I am a member of the Flintshire Visual Arts and Crafts Network and The Holywell Art Group. I have enjoyed exhibiting and selling my Art locally and have completed several commissioned paintings.” Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:I am proud that Flintshire County Councils Arts, Culture and Events team and our Libraries service are continuing to support our local talent - showcasing their work and supporting our artists as businesses.” For further information please contact Gwenno Jones at gwenno.e.jones@flintshire.gov.uk


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