The Society of Limners’ 2016 Summer Exhibition visited the John Rank Gallery at the Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester from July 12-17.
“To limn” means to paint “in little”.
Spokesman Richard East said: “This year’s exhibition started on the 12th July and was held at Chichester. Around 250 miniature paintings were on display featuring portraits, birds, animals, flowers, landscapes, still life, silhouettes, calligraphy and many other subjects. Many Sussex artists, plus others from the rest of the UK, Germany and Australia, exhibited and sold work in the exhibition.
“Paintings by 45 members of the Society of Limners were in the exhibition, which was open to members of the society who range from amateurs who paint solely for enjoyment to internationally-known professional artists such as Pauline Denyer-Baker, Eric Kincaid and Bill Mundy. Six new members of the society, the largest number for many years, were exhibiting for the first time.
“This free admission exhibition is open from 10am to 4.30pm, and last year attracted around 1,500 visitors. Most of the works on show were on sale for prices from £75.”