Sunday, 31 July 2011
Sculptor Christine Lee's work on view
Just a few miles north from Budleigh Salterton, upstream along the River Otter, is the beautiful and ancient village of Otterton and I've just been sent this news about one of its creative residents by Devon Open Studios.
Otterton sculptor and painter Christine Lee is participating for the first time in the popular county arts event Devon Open Studios.
Christine, an established artist with an international reputation, will be inviting guests to her Barn Studio in Copplestone Lane, Colaton Raleigh, to see her latest work, on selected days between 3 and 18 September, 2011.
Christine is regarded as a leading figurative sculptor. She has been painting and making sculpture most of her life. She did a fine arts degree at St Martins School of Art in London, and then studied painting and drawing with the painter and mystic Cecil Collins.
One of her best loved creations is the fountain in front of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, which was inaugurated by HM The Queen in 1996.
Christine has lived in the county all her life, apart from the years she spent in London during her training. She likes working in sundry materials, especially in stainless steel and copper, and her works are the result of her perceptive imagination. Visiting her studio will be very interesting as people will be able to see how she works and talk to her directly.
Devon Open Studios have produced a guide to help visitors. Free copies are available from Tourist Information Offices, Libraries, Galleries and Hotels, and in Christine’s case, at Otterton Mill in the village where she lives, where some of her sculptures can be seen in her front garden in Fore Street.
September Studio Opening from 10.00 am-5.00 pm: Sat 3, Sun 4, Wed 7, Thurs 8, Sun 11, Wed 14, Thurs 15, Sun 18.
Photo of Christine Lee from her website. Click on http://www.christinelee-sculptor.co.uk/ to visit.
For information about Devon Open Studios see http://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/