This Special Interest Group - Art Potpourri. Vivien Davimes is an artist and fine art printmaker working from her studio at Waiake, Torbay. Her art school training in the UK was in Textile Design. The majority of her work now involves printmaking, intaglio etchings usually with aquatint, linocuts, monoprints and drypoint with Chine-colle. The sea and seashore with its flora and fauna are favourite inspirations for her work. She is currently working on a series of New Zealand's beautiful beaches. Eleven members of our group visited Vivien in her studio/gallery and we were delighted when she showed us some of the process and techniques involved in etching and using her large printing press.
In June 2021 the the ART POTPOURRI GROUP had a stand at the ‘Have a go’ day in the Heart of the Bays (community rooms) Browns Bay. Denise was there to share groups aspirations and to solicit potential new U3A members. Group meets once a month at 2.00pm on the 2nd Tuesday in the Browns Bay Community rooms.