Art of Experience exhibition to showcase work of 17 women at Pie Factory Margate

Artist Louise Hynes has organised the exhibition

An exhibition celebrating the art of mature women will open at Pie Factory Margate next month.

Art of Experience features the work of 17 women aged from 46 to 83. It has been organised by artist Louise Hynes.

Louise is a mainly self taught painter, although she spent a year at Boston University School of Fine Arts. After raising a family and a career in property and interior design, she decided it was time to follow her true passion and returned to painting.

She works in acrylics, oils and other media to create paintings of the ever changing local sea and sky and some landscapes too. A fascination with faces means that portraiture takes equal space and she painted thirteen portraits for NHS Heroes at the height of the pandemic.

Annabelle Losa

Work to be exhibited is by Louise, Julia Rogers, Annabelle Losa, Vicki Griggs, Deborah Gilbert, Viktoriya Richardson, Stephne Taylor, Zana Glaser, Doris del Renzio, Valerie Tyler, Sian Morgan, Lior Locher, Vivienne Yankah and Barbara Colla.

Louise said: “I decided, along with artist Annabelle Losa, that older women artists seem to be under-represented these days, even though they have decades of life experience and honing their artistic skills.

Deborah Gilbert

“The art world is very much skewed towards youth and that’s fantastic but equally, older artists, particularly women, many of whom raised families and have jobs to pay bills while trying to make art, deserve more attention and respect for what they’ve achieved artistically.

“Some of the artists have never shown their work in a gallery setting, others only once or twice . Others are established artists. The age range is 46 to 83 and I’m happy to have given all these women an opportunity to have their work seen at the Pie Factory in Margate.”

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Art of Experience will be on show at Pie Factory Margate, in Broad Street, from April 3-8 with a private view event, which is open to all, on Saturday, April 6 from 3pm.

The gallery will be open 11am to 5pm daily.


    • One has to assume that each of these persons is happy to be identified as a woman.

      I would be surprised if at least one of them did not wish to be identified as gender neutral or gender fluid or some other such category.

      And can you imagine the outcry if there was an exhibition by 17 persons who all identified as men ? ? ?

  1. I would like to know why “real world” is so rude about artists.

    There was a very interesting article in the i some weeks again, in which the author mentioned the disparity between the number of male and female artists displayed at art galleries. The percentage of male artists’ work has been much higher than that of women for a very long times- even in galleries specializing in modern art.

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