Cathy Bird MA: Women and Washing 29th April to 20th June 2014

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Cathy Bird MA:  Women and Washing
29th April to 20th June 2014
Open evening 6th May 2014 7-9pm

Viewing weekday 9am to 4pm

Light and all aspects of a woman’s life, particularly hanging out washing, are Cathy’s painterly preoccupations. She depicts moments of peace and solitude against struggles with wind and rain that are a little-documented part of the feminine role.- It is environmental too – ” It costs the earth nothing to dry clothes on the line.”

After graduating from Art School, Cathy spent several years painting portraits and landscape in Malawi. Later moving to the Gambia, Cathy worked for two years with young, unemployed Gambians to create original Batik pictures for hotels and the tourist market. This venture resulted in a small industry, which thirty years later, still survives as an art form in the Gambia. Returning to the UK saw the start of  over twenty years’ as an Art teacher and it was only on retirement that she began painting again for herself. Her time is now divided between her own work and teaching a wide range of aspiring artists in her own Kent studios..