Local artists’ work selected for prestigious national exhibition

Lyme Regis artist Julie Oldfield (photo by Richard Austin)

TWO local artists have had their work selected for the prestigious Society of Women Artists exhibition.

The annual event is usually held at The Mall Gallery in London but this year the society’s 159th exhibition is being held online due to coronavirus restrictions.

Julie Oldfield – resident artist at the Harbour Inn – and former Woodroffe School student Chloe Harris, both from Uplyme, have had their work selected for the event.

Prints by Chloe Harris, inspired by the Exeter cityscape, have been selected for the exhibition

Young artist Chloe is making a name for herself in the art world. While studying a Foundation Art Degree at Exeter College earlier this year, her work was selected for an exhibition celebrating emerging artists in Exeter.

Having now graduated, this is the first time she has been selected for the Society of Women Artists exhibition, with two of her prints inspired by her time in Exeter being displayed.

The society also recently featured her work on Facebook as one of their new, promising young artists.

In contrast, this will be the fourth year that Julie has had her work selected for the exhibition with three of her unique paintings on display. Last year she met the society’s patron, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, at the opening event.

Julie has also just closed a successful exhibition of her latest work at the Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis, and her paintings are on permanent display at the Harbour Inn on Marine Parade.

The Society of Women Artists exhibition will be available to view until December 30 at www.society-women-artists.org.uk

You can also find out more about Chloe and Julie at www.chloeharrisprint.com or www.julieoldfield.com

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