For more than 40 years, the Loft Theatre has hosted artists
who wish to exhibit their work in the lounge areas of the
All are welcome to view the exhibitions, free of charge, when the
theatre is open to the public during the run of a Loft production.
Falls at Uist by Winifred Wilmot
Until December 2014 we are showcasing the work of Rugby-based artist
Winifred has been hooked on art since the day her primary school
teacher put her first piece of work – a painting of a red boat
– on the classroom wall. In her teens she attended the Rugby
School of Art, and in 1990 she enrolled on a Foundation Course at the
East Warwickshire College of Art: a wonderful experience, and one
which helped to broaden the way she felt about her painting. During
that time she became interested in 3D work, and achieved a National
Diploma in Art & Design and also a Certificate in Advanced Ceramics.
After leaving college Winifred shared a studio in Rugby with four
other ex-students for five years, above the Rod Waspe Shop &
Rippling Water by Winifred Wilmot
In her earlier years Winifred’s paintings were mainly traditional
landscapes, industrial scenes, animal portraits and floral pictures,
but she has now moved on to the abstract, observing the patterns
created by nature. She likes to use bold brush strokes without losing
structure to create convincing, subtle and interesting compositions
that are vibrant in both colour and strength.
She has received numerous awards and commendations for her work which
has been widely exhibited including two solo exhibitions of paintings,
ceramics and sculpture at the Rugby Library Gallery.
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