Three cheers for young artist Sian Bartley. The eight-year-old Gordonton School pupil is holding her first solo exhibition next month, and only began painting recently.
Joanne Clarke says the weekly sessions are designed to spark and enrich imagination.
“Sian was encouraged in a form of creative visual self-expression, empowering her to do new and unexpected things with outstanding results.”
Raymond Jennings says Sian has exceptional talent. ” She is producing some very strong work. Just getting started – she is on her way.”
The title for the exhibition came from a discussion on using the last of the paint, says Joanne.
“I suggested she create an abstract work. We had talked about over-working things previously, so I joked ‘well that’s looking a little over-worked,’ to which she quipped – ‘I’m just getting started!'”
- ‘Just Getting Started’ opens on Wednesday 8 August at 1.20pm in the foyer and staffroom at Gordonton School, and runs until Wednesday 15 August.