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12 September 2008


A celebration of life - preview

Siân Evans takes a journey through Dorothea S Harvey’s intensely personal landscapes

‘Celebration of Life’ is the memorial exhibition of paintings, wall-hangings and sculpted designs by Dorothea S Harvey (1928-2007) on show at All Saints Church, King’s Lynn
  • The exhibition, curated and hung by her daughter Paula Harvey to celebrate her mother’s life and work as an artist, is vibrant in richness, texture and colour
  • The powerful images are an intense experience, compelling the viewer to contemplate the nature of belief and the powerful emotions that they generate

  • There were three main influences in Dorothea’s work, which she sometimes referred to as a ‘full-time obsession’
  • Music gave her a language of colour, texture and movement that is clearly evident in the three pieces that make up the Listening to Music series from 2001
  • She used music and art in her teaching to reach out and support people with mental health problems – her ability to make contact with people was something that everyone who knew Dorothea experienced

  • Siân Evans

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