LYME Regis artist Trisha Hayman will exhibit her latest collection of watercolours in an exhibition opening today Lyme Regis Museum’s Rotunda Gallery.
Trisha’s artwork features some of nature’s less considered and expendable specimens – some beautiful, some bland and some often ignored.
Her mission is to show the fragility of skeletal leaves, the vibrant colours of birds’ feathers and of butterflies, odd-shaped seed pods from trees and spent flower heads.
But most of all it is the specimens that are cast-off, discarded and abandoned that she is drawn to, such as animal skulls and their antlers, sea shells, birds’ eggs, age-old fossils and ammonites.
Her way of working involves many hours examining the subject matter closely – so a fine sable paintbrush, a magnifying glass and plenty of hot pressed paper are her essential work mates.
The Lyme Regis Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am until 5pm or 4pm on Sundays, and the exhibition will be open until October 24.
For more information visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk