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Art from the Kitchen Table: Denise Hoyle Pop-up Exhibit at Prospero's Project, 4-6 May

Some of Denise's collage illustrations
Collage illustration for Les Belles Chansons
Original watercolour painting
Original watercolour painting

Raising a family didn't stop Denise Hoyle producing wonderful art - but she had to use ingenuity and persistence as well as a vivid eye for colour and texture and a charming playfulness that is earning her increasing numbers of enthusiastic fans

Gallerist Emma Mason, author of Denise Hoyle - An Artist at her Kitchen Table brings Denise's wonderful work to a pop-up selling exhibit in Prospero's Project of the weekend of 4-6 May (including Bank Holiday Monday)

During the 1950s & 60s Denise lived with her husband in the village of Great Bardfield in Essex, alongside artists such as Edward Bawden, Michael Rothenstein and Bernard Cheese. Denise had no formal art training but surrounded by many leading designers of the day her natural creativity flourished. Denise went on to make collages, ceramics, prints, and posters. Denise now lives in East Sussex and still paints every day.

The pop-up show will include original collages made partly to entertain the artist's children, illustrating traditional stories. Raising a family didn't keep her from building a career, with commissions in the 60s and 70s, a burgeoning interest in ceramics, and a more recent foray into watercolour painting. Denise also creates tiny masterpeices in the form of collage greeting cards, each one an individual treat.

On offer during the exhibition: Cards priced from £6.50, as well as original watercolours and ceramics priced from £65.

The exhibit is arranged by the Emma Mason Gallery in Eastbourne.

The show will be held in Prospero's Project, which is part of the compound at Much Ado Books. Hours: 10 50 5 on Saturday 4 May; 11 to 4 on Sunday 5 May.