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Artist's introspective retrospective at King's Lynn Soul Cafe




An artist has found a renewed creativity during lockdown and the artwork she has produced will be exhibited at the Soul Cafe, Tower Street, in Lynn throughout September.

Sue O’Brien, 74, is a retired art teacher and she said: "During lockdown I found myself inspired to do my own work after years of being less creative.

"I had long been aware that the shapes I was drawing when doing life drawing were very similar to those of landscapes.

Sue O'Brien is exhibiting her art at Soul Cafe, Tower Street, Lynn throughout September. (50832084)
Sue O'Brien is exhibiting her art at Soul Cafe, Tower Street, Lynn throughout September. (50832084)

"I have done a series of pen and ink drawings investigating the similarities between human and landscape forms.

"After a walk on Happisburgh beach taking photos, collecting shells and driftwood, I had a lot of fun producing a series of pictures using the jetsam and flotsam that I had found.

"I also did one or two more personal paintings expressing my feelings."

Sue O'Brien is exhibiting her art at Soul Cafe, Tower Street, Lynn throughout September. (50832074)
Sue O'Brien is exhibiting her art at Soul Cafe, Tower Street, Lynn throughout September. (50832074)

Retired from teaching art, the lockdown meant Sue found some time to spend time on her own work. She said: "As a teacher a lot of creativity goes into the kids and lockdown gave me the time to be creative and do my own thing.

"I draw but I actually trained as a graphic designer and in film and television and have spent most of my life teaching, I had the time to approach this exhibition that I had been thinking about for years."

The exhibition is open throughout September. Prints of drawings are on sale.



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