Lynn Purcell's art on display
Downton artist, Lynn Purcell was going to open The Corn Mill this June as part of The Salisbury Art Trail but Coronavirus unfortunately meant that it had to be cancelled and two years of planning and making were put on hold. However, Lynn has recently heard that a piece of her glass entitled ‘Washed Up’ has been selected by The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) for their Open Exhibition in London. The exhibition at The Mall Galleries will run from 30 September until the 10 October. This follows on from earlier this year, before lockdown, when another piece, ‘Five Fine Feathers’ was accepted for The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) Open. Locally she has also had a piece (‘Rainforest Remains’) selected by the judges at The St Barbe Open Sesame Exhibition in Lymington, their first since they reopened in July and another (‘Farewell’) for The Southampton Biennial Open (held virtually this year) which is part of Southampton City’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.
So 2020 might well be remembered by Lynn for something other than Covid 19. Not everything is doom and gloom - art is still thriving!