Artists set for second exhibition

Just Regional
Nov 8, 2022 3 mins read


A newly formed trio of artists known as Swallowtail Fine Artists have been celebrating the success of their inaugural art exhibition this October and are all ready for their next one this weekend.

The exhibition welcomed over 200 visitors to a sunny Horning to see around 40 paintings and photographs by the group and their next exhibition will take place at St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market, on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, between 10am and 4pm. Their work will also be on show on Sunday, November 13, from 11.30am until 4pm.

Free sketching classes will take place on Saturday between 10.30am and noon and Sunday from 2pm and 3.30pm with Lorraine Auton. These are suitable for all ages and abilities. Equipment supplied but please feel free to bring your own if you wish.

Swallowtail Fine Artists is a collaboration between local artists Lorraine Auton, Amanda Springall-Rogers and Tony Colledge who share the aim of bringing high quality artwork to local audiences.

Each artist uses different yet complementary approaches to primarily depict natural world wildlife subjects, largely inspired by the beautiful Norfolk countryside, broads and coast.

Local professional wildlife artist Lorraine Auton mainly works in acrylic. She strives to create atmosphere in her work and is particularly drawn to twilight and nocturnal scenes. Lorraine often works with other media in her well-established art classes which she runs from her Acle studio, The Studio Above.

Self-taught artist Amanda Springall-Rogers started painting in 2018 after completing her doctoral studies. Later that year Amanda was introduced to pastels and soon found that she loved working with this versatile medium. She now uses all forms of pastel to create realistic paintings of wildlife and other subjects that catch her eye.

Photographic artist Tony Colledge re-imagines his own photographs to create an impactful, contemporary look. Using a multi-layered creative process in which he bends and blends the colours in a photograph, Tony’s palette essentially comprises coloured pixels rather than paint. The resulting image resembles a painting rather than a photograph. 

Whilst the trio regularly exhibit their work in Norfolk and beyond, both as solo artists and with various art groups, Swallowtail Fine Artists provides an opportunity to showcase their work to new audiences. Depending on the exhibition venue, visitors will also have an opportunity to get involved in workshops or free art sessions. Next year, the trio will stage further fine art exhibitions, some of which will also feature the work of other invited local artists such as at Swallowtail Fine Artists Art Ludham which will take place next August Bank Holiday.

You can contact them via Facebook or contact Lorraine direct at: lorraineauton@btinternet.com


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