Awe-inspiring artwork to be displayed at a popular gallery space next month

NewsUpdated: 17 August 2023Leisure, parks and culture

Meet the artists and view their awe-inspiring artwork at a popular gallery space in Rickmansworth next month.

Herts-based artists Adelaide Kivali and Suzi Clark will be showcasing their paintings and prints rich in colour and pattern in Artistsmeet for the annual Herts Open Studios event.

The exhibition is one of many happening throughout September and October for Open Studios. Created by Herts Visual Arts, the event helps to promote Herts-based artists working in different media, to exhibit and sell their work.

The Celebration event at the Watersmeet Theatre, which takes place on Thursday 14 September from 6pm to 8pm, gives fellow art admirers a chance to meet and speak to the artists, learn more about their artwork, and even purchase a piece if one catches their eye.

Adelaide’s pieces provide her with a great sense of escapism and symbolise the joy, peace, and inspiration that nature can provide.

Suzi’s Anglo-Indian heritage and childhood in Africa inspire her artworks, as well as the works of great artists and a variety of inspiring subjects.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until 3 October from Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 2pm, and weekends during events only.

Cllr Chris Lloyd, Lead Member for Leisure, said: “The submissions received this year have been interesting; they portray an array of messages and emotions; from political commentary to surreal portraits.

“It just reminds us that art is thriving here in the district and across Hertfordshire and I cannot wait for everyone to see Adelaide’s and Suzi’s artistic endeavours.”

Adelaide said: "I would like to thank everyone who plans to or has already visited the show, for supporting my art. I am very grateful, and I hope you enjoy the show."

“Discovering a passion for painting in my sixties’ during lockdown has been life-changing - opening doorways to new friendships,” Suzi added.

PHOTO CAPTION 1: Portrait of the artist Suzi.

PHOTO CAPTION 2: A floral painting by Adelaide.