Darren Kent of Picture Parade, Killamarsh, Sheffield, shares a few moments of nostalgia with visitors to the gallery last Saturday, when artist Margaret Clarkson made another personal appearance, signing prints and meeting up with people who enjoy her work.
Picture Parade has long since been one of the largest stockists of Margaret’s Limited Edition prints in South Yorkshire.
It was really good to meet up again with a number of people who collect Margaret’s prints and others who had seen the event advertised in the local paper and on www.wherecanwego.com
Margaret remarqued all prints sold on the day, with a small original drawing and a dedication, along with those ordered by telephone or online at firstname.lastname@example.org
A truly delightful collection of stories that captures the pace and texture of life in a Notts mining village during the 1940s and 50s.
There is warmth, humour and wit in these closely observed tales of boyhood. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout by Margaret.
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Margaret's original watercolour 'Hot Favourites' is one of three pieces of artwork offered to Rotherham Schools as a stimulus for creative responses in next year's project.
Rotherham's 'Picture This!' project is taken directly from and inspired by the National Gallery's country wide scheme 'Take One Picture'.
The challenge is to use the pictures imaginatively in classrooms as a stimulus for creative work in areas such as literacy, mathematics, ICT, art, music, history, dance and drama.
Margaret's 'Hot Favourites' reflects 'life in the fast lane' at school sports day and is an appropriate choice for this forthcoming year's Olympic Games theme.
"This is the first time we have had a live, famous, local artist involved which makes it that bit special", said Advisor Del Rew at the launch of this year's project at the MAGNA Science and Adventure Centre in Rotherham.
Margaret remarqued prints sold on the day together with those ordered by telephone or online at email@example.com
This venue has been one of Margaret's most popular, and has greater significance this year as the Trinity Day Care Trust is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.
Margaret did a large watercolour sketch of a bath night during the 1940s and 50s, inviting memories, ideas and suggestions from the audience.
The picture has been donated to the Trust and will be auctioned at a later date to raise funds for the members.
Rotherham-born Margaret spoke and brought to life with drawings, some of her childhood memories of life in South Yorkshire during the 1940s/50s.
Margaret would like to thank everyone in the large audience who attended this very successful fund raising event.
The proceeds from the Ticket Sales and the Prize Draw went to the Friends of Clifton Park Museum. The finished watercolour sketch was also donated to them.