Wellow artist scores double honours!


Catherine Beale who lives in Wellow and has recently opened her own gallery in Widcombe Parade has been doubly honoured by The Society of Woman Artists which has accepted two of Catherine’s portraits for their forthcoming annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, Admiralty Arch, London.

PHOTO shows the portrait Catherine painted in oil on canvas of Sarah Bevan during her year as Madam Chairman, Bath and North East Somerset Council 2010-2011 (note the fly on the shelf’s legs in swastika form)

The two portraits feature local women Georgia Cox, a fellow artist, and Cllr Sarah Bevan, a local councillor and life model.

Catherine said:

‘This is my first submission to the Society of Women Artists exhibition and I am delighted to have had both my paintings accepted for hanging at The Mall’.

The Society’s 152nd annual exhibition previews on Wednesday June 26th with the official opening and awards presentation by the Society’s patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

The exhibition is open to the public from Thursday June 27th – Saturday 6th July.

Cllr Bevan added:

‘This is very exciting for Catherine and for Georgia and me. I have very vivid memories of the sittings two years ago, and particularly the way Catherine dug into my family history – hence the dead fly with the swastika legs which symbolising the end of the Holocaust my mother was caught up in as a child.’

The Society has chosen The Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity as its 2013 charitable cause.