The Liverpool Academy of Arts
The Other Side of the Curtain
We are delighted to welcome Lynne Fitzgerald and Crissy Rock to the Liverpool Academy of Arts for their debut exhibition. Both are well known for their involvement in theatre and television however both have also always had a passionate interest in painting. Now they 'draw back the curtain' and reveal their other talent to us.
The exhibititon opened to the public on the 16th July and will run to Friday 26th July.
Open Tuesday to Saturday 12 til 4pm.
Painting for me was a great therapy while recovering from vulva cancer. I found myself becoming lost in the colours and canvas. It allowed me to escape and forget all of what was going on around me. I found peace sitting for hours creating my own world on the canvases. Now, as I have my first art exhibition, I find great pride in how far I have come in my recovery.
It also gives me great pleasure to have my work alongside Lynne Fitzgerald who herself is a fabulous artist, comedy writer, oh, and of course friend.
My thanks go to Herbert from Herbert's of Liverpool and June Lornie who gave me the confidence and support to have my own work placed in my home town of Liverpool.
I am thrilled to have some of my drawings exhibited at the Liverpool Academy of Arts. I have always had a passion for art and am often amazed by the pieces artists create, when I was asked to contribute some work along side Crissy Rock I jumped at the opportunity. I have had the privilege of viewing some of Crissy's work (albeit on her mobile phone) but just loved how she manages to express herself with paint and canvas. Myself and Crissy have worked along side each other on many acting roles and we have a great bond on and off stage so this is a lovely opportunity for us to both show a different side of our creativity.
The exhibition was given its tile by June Lornie - I have taken the title and created charcoal drawings of some of my idols peering out from behind the stage black (curtain) where myself and I'm sure most actors take a peep at the audience before the curtain is lifted.Big thanks to Roy Brandon for the introduction to the talented June Lornie who made the exhibition possible I hope you enjoy seeing my work.