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Bridgwater Arts Centre show from granddaughter of famed cartoonist
1:20pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in What's On
QUIRKY artwork from the granddaughter of famed cartoonist H.M. Bateman will be showcased for a month at Bridgwater Arts Centre from October 9.
Tilly Willis (pictured) is an accomplished landscape and portrait painter, living near Wiveliscombe, for whom the likes of actress-comedienne Dawn French have sat.
Her self-curated ‘Home and Away’ exhibition brings together a curious collection of paintings both of West African scenes and tranquil English landscapes.
Her passion for travel infuses her paintwork, drawing on her encounters with some of the more remote parts of the world.
She was made a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 1997.
Tilly's work has been used extensively by many major publishers including Longmans, Medici and Prime Arts for cards, prints, calendars and book illustrations. Usage by charitable organisations include UNICEF, AMREF, Cancer Research, Sightsavers and The Musicians Benevolent Fund.
‘Home and Away’ runs at Bridgwater Arts Centre for a month from next Wednesday (October 9). Opening times are 10am-3pm Wednesday-Friday and 10am-1pm Saturday