Download full release here – Press Release_Seven Year Itch
Exhibition opened by The Mayor of Hastings, Councillor Bruce Dowling, Friday 2 October, 6.00pm.
Charlotte Stephens was born in Bath in 1983 and moved to Hastings when she was nine. Born into a family of artists (her Mother’s cousin is Mick Moon the Royal Academician) Stephens has enjoyed making art since she was a child.
Stephens is a member of Project Art Works’ Mentoring Studios which she attends every week. This exhibition presents a selection of the work she has produced within the studio in the last seven years. Over this period Stephens’ has continuously developed and refined her painting technique and in doing so has overcome many challenges in her life. This is an achievement that she is extremely proud of. She chooses subjects for her paintings that reflect her interests and the community that she lives within. Her paintings have included family portraits, significant buildings, local festivals, nature and animals. An underlying theme in her work is the rhythms of nature and cycles of the calendar.
Making art has allowed Stephen’s to focus her energies in a way that has had a positive effect on her life:
“When I get in the mind of painting – I can do anything” Charlotte Stephens, 2015
Established over fifteen years ago, Project Art Works is a pioneering organisation using contemporary visual art to facilitate the making of paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography, artistic happenings and actions in the studio and at site-specific locations by adults and children with severe neurological impairment. projectartworks.org the organisation’s new website launched in September 2015.
Notes To Editors
Seven Year Itch, Charlotte Stephens
3rd October – 29th November
St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings, TN34 3AF
Open Tuesday – Sunday
Opening times: 10am – 6pm
For further information see: www.stmaryinthecastle.co.uk