Hilary Roberts has been involved in photography for many years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and shares the disctinction of Master of the International Federation of Photographic Art with around two hundred people worldwide.
Her work is very diverse and, amongst other subjects, she enjoys photographing architecture and landscape, nature and abstracts – and she also very much enjoys producing amusing and unusual images.
Her pictures come from all over the world – and from her home studio. She looks for beauty, strangeness, striking colour, amazing texture or the perfect light.
She spends days, sometimes weeks, perfecting images, removing unwanted elements, adding others and applying different, often “painterly” effects to enhance the finished image.
Hilary works with two objectives: most importantly to raise funds to enable her to support a severely disabled eight year old boy in Cuba, but also to make people feel good when they look at my images because the are beautiful, funny, or perhaps evocative.
Beverley Healy is a freelance Artist with a BA Hons Fine Art; PgDip History of Art & Design
She has been running workshops and classes in healthcare and community settings for over 25 years. This has incorporated working with a variety of arts and craft media and collaborating with other Artists.
Her personal specialism is portraiture and imaginative painting, imbued with a distinct love of colour. She has won several National and International Awards and her work is held in public and private collections in Europe and America.
She recently published an art book on a personal theme of faith and promises and this has made its way around the world from Chile to Australia! It is this book which forms the theme for the new exhibition at LSA and it will be the first time this work has been exhibited as one exhibition in England.
I believe in the healing power of Art. Although previous feeling safer in the realms of detailed observation, my pastel work starts with the imagination and allows me to work more freely – I start with a verse or a song and the painting becomes a discovery. I often liken these paintings to visual prayers. I enjoy colour and the sense of connecting with something deeper as I paint.