15th – 21st July 2015

Patricia Courtney, Sue Jolley and Leanne Courtney-Crowe


  • Pat, Sue and Leanne, all living close to each other in Prestbury got together a few years ago and planned to showcase their work in the exhibition ‘Wild and Abstract’.


  • Patricia Courtney grew up in the village of Broadway surrounded by beautiful countryside and Cotswold villages. After watching her daughter (Leanne) study art at school, Patricia started producing her own work. Her passion was painting landscapes in oils and she had a successful first exhibition in her home village. During the last few years she has taken up a different medium of coloured pencils (less messy) and has been amazed by its possibilities. Unable to go to Africa, she has used photographic images taken on safari in Botswana that have been kindly donated by friends and family as inspiration to produce her animal drawings.
  • Sue Jolley’s Inspiration for her work often comes from a fleeting glimpse or impression of light. This can take many forms, from a superb sunrise or sunset, to a prism of light reflecting golden on water. With Cornwall holding happy memories for her, she takes three weeks off each year to paint overlooking the sea. Sue has also travelled throughout India and the Far East which has left a lasting impression and she often draws ideas purely from the colourful markets and back streets. Her abstract approach concentrates these feelings to evoke an impression of colours and shapes, which are always changing and evolving.
  • Leanne Courtney-Crowe has produced a diverse body of art work using ideas from her sketchbooks before tackling a final piece. Her work consists of small detailed watercolours, pencil drawings, floral paintings and large and small abstracts which incorporate the textures and colours of nature. In developing inspiration she uses macro or micro photography to help view natural complexities that are easily missed with the naked eye. She studied at Falmouth School of Art and Gloucestershire University and has continued to develop her abstract work which takes on a life of its own.
  • For further information about Leanne please visit her website: www.courtney-crowe.com


Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free


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