Artists to showcase work at Foxton Art Exhibition 2018

PUBLISHED: 13:37 06 November 2018 | UPDATED: 13:37 06 November 2018

Artist Prue Van der Hoorn, Foxton Primary School pupils Alex, year 6 and Amaya, year 5, chair of Friends of Foxton School Chloe Watkis and artist Tina Bone. Picture: DANNY LOO

Artist Prue Van der Hoorn, Foxton Primary School pupils Alex, year 6 and Amaya, year 5, chair of Friends of Foxton School Chloe Watkis and artist Tina Bone. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Artists are set to showcase their paintings, drawings, pottery and woodcraft in an exhibition to raise money for Foxton Primary School next weekend.

Artists Tina Bone and Prue Van der Hoorn show Foxton Primary School pupils Alex, Year 6 and Amaya, Year 5, some of their work. Picture: DANNY LOOArtists Tina Bone and Prue Van der Hoorn show Foxton Primary School pupils Alex, Year 6 and Amaya, Year 5, some of their work. Picture: DANNY LOO

The annual art exhibition brings together a wealth of talented artists to the school in Hardman Road.

One of the artists exhibiting is Prue van der Hoorn, who teaches art at Comberton Village College and at the Wimpole Estate.

She said: “I have been exhibiting my watercolour paintings at Foxton Art Exhibition for nearly 10 years now, since 2008.

“The exhibition has always been a successful venue for selling my work, which is mostly landscapes or wildlife in watercolour – but there are many painting styles and some crafts to suit all budgets.”

Fellow artist Tina Bone first started exhibiting at Foxton Art Exhibition in 2008, and her favourite things to paint are natural history, botanical illustration and illuminated lettering, using gesso and gold leaf.

She said: “The children benefit enormously from the efforts of the Friends of Foxton School, who run this annual exhibition, and I am absolutely delighted to have been a part of it for so many years.

“The friends are always on the lookout for fresh ideas regarding the exhibition artwork and have given amateur as well as professional artists a chance to showcase their work in a very up-to-date event which caters for all tastes.

“The art exhibition is a very worthy project and long may it continue. It is always a grand show of modern and traditional artwork by local artists.”

Foxton Primary School headteacher Carole Davies added: “The annual Foxton Art Exhibition continues to go from strength to strength.

“It is a major fundraiser for the school with proceeds providing a significant contribution to the opportunities that we can provide for the children, including those supporting the development of artistic skills.

“We are delighted to have the work of so many talented local artists going on display and it is fantastic for the children to be able to enjoy and be inspired by such high-quality art on their doorstep.”

The exhibition is on at the school next Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, running from 11am to 4pm on both days.

Admission to the exhibition is £2 for adults and is free for children.

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