Those Londoners who haven’t been down to Cornwall to see Kim’s embroidery/paintings will have the opportunity to enjoy them in the flesh, later this week.
From Thursday to Sunday (November 1-4) a selection of her works will be on sale at Demelza’s Gallery, at the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead; held in a specially erected building on the car park, just across the way from The Freemason’s Arms, a three minute walk from Hampstead Heath London Overground Station.
Most pieces on sale are those beach scenes of sailors, and dog walkers, surfers and picnickers, milling about beneath billowy skies, on the Atlantic washed beaches on north Cornwall, close to our home in Padstow. However, there are others at the London show for which Kim has applied the same technique of painted silk taffeta and embroidery in locations that will be familiar to anyone who walks regularly upon Hampstead Heath. Here Kim’s keen eye for everyday detail, the hidden charm of people’s lives, uses Parliament Hill Fields and the London skyline as a backdrop.
Of course, there are dogs – there will always be plenty of happy dogs in Kim pictures – but there are sightseers too. Football players, couples, and my favourites, kite flyers. The more you look the more you see. Hope to see you too.
Kim Bentley, Demelza’s Gallery, Stand D2, The Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead Heath, Lower Fairground Site, East Heath Road, NW3 1TH. Tickets range from £10 to £20. There is a charity private view Wednesday (Oct 31) £25. Cheaper for concessions and if you can get a half price ticket from one of the galleries showing.
For a little more visit here http://kimbentley.me