Art trail success set to continue for care home and Phoenix Artists

Local group Phoenix Artists has been invited to exhibit at Milford House Care Home for one month starting on 19 January. Both are members of Plain Arts Salisbury.
The exhibition builds on the success of Milford House being a venue as part of the Salisbury Art Trail in autumn 2022 and wanting to continue the initiative in 2023.
Gemma Hicks, general manager at Milford House, said: “We had such lovely comments as a result of the last exhibition from both the visitors, who enjoyed a spacious and relaxed venue in which to view the art, and the residents, family members and staff who thoroughly enjoyed meeting the artists and seeing their work during the exhibition.

We are really looking forward to seeing the work of the Phoenix Artists hanging in the home and it will be a special event to kick off the New Year.”
Mel Cane, Mary Gibson and Liz Hoppe of Phoenix Artists work out of a riverside studio in Laverstock.
Artist Mel Cane has been painting and drawing for more than 45 years and as part of Phoenix Artists exhibits her intricate pen work and paintings of woodlands, meadows and floral art regularly in the area.
Mary Gibson started to paint after taking early retirement from a teaching career and has recently joined Phoenix Artists. She works in a variety of media, including watercolour and detailed pen drawings of local scenes and sometimes undertakes acrylic work, mostly of astronomical subjects or animals.
She is also trained in calligraphy and enjoys producing unique art works and sheets of attractive paper for use in craft work.

Liz Hoppe’s style tends towards pure traditional watercolours and she loves painting rural scenes as well as vignettes of village characters in local settings.
The exhibition will be available to view on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 11am and 4pm, or by appointment.

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