‘It Runs in the Family’ is an exhibition of artwork which will be on display in Retford Hub from 13th October to 18th November. Polly Warren thought that it would be exciting to include artworks by members of her family in her exhibition of linocuts.
Polly was once a nurse, she then became a teacher but then returned to nursing and eventually retired as a nurse. Her passion is now for linocut printmaking. She attended an exhibition of prints many years ago and it ignited something within her that she would see grow into her staging exhibitions of her own.
Polly eventually established her own studio in her garage at home and set to work capturing memories of gardens and places in her artworks. She has continued to enjoy printmaking into her retirement.
Her art has since been displayed in many galleries and exhibitions including the Harley at Welbeck, the Ferens at Hull, Doncaster Art Gallery and Museum as well as the Ropewalk at Barton. She also had a solo exhibition in the Spotlight Gallery at Newark Town Hall. She is a member of the local art-group Artempo, Lincoln and Retford Art Societies and takes part in the annual Open Studios of Nottinghamshire.
The love of art has flourished within her family — some members of her family have been able to take their love of art with them into their working lives. Polly has brought together some of their artworks to complement her own to bring together an exhibition of family work which celebrates the pleasure and enjoyment of their individual creative activities.
Polly’s exhibition is a collection of paintings, drawings, self-portraits, screen prints and linocuts. All of them are interesting, evocative, colourful and charming and demonstrate how the Warren family comes together to express itself through art. It really does ‘… run in the family’!
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