West Norfolk Artists Association (WNAA) Summer Exhibition took place at St. Nicholas Chapel between July 22nd and August 5th. Awards are given to exhibiting members of the WNAA with one of the awards being WNAA Purchase Prize.

The Purchase Prize is a prize given and paid for by the WNAA to a charity of their choosing. This year they choose to support The Norfolk Hospice.  Lynn Lockheart visited the exhibition to select a piece to be displayed in the Hospice and picked a mixed media piece by Lydia Haines.

Lydia’s work has been widely exhibited and includes displays at Tobacco Dock, London, The Mall Galleries, The Elizabethan Gallery, Wakefield, Leeds City Art Gallery, The Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn. Commissions include interpretation of a silk scarf design for the Dulwich Picture Gallery in conjunction with a children’s art competition and a portrait wall-hanging of the blues guitarist, Stefan Grossman. She has also undertaken numerous residencies in schools and colleges in collaboration with Leeds Education Authority and Yorkshire and Humberside Arts and also for the West Yorkshire Playhouse during the International Music Festival.

Lydia works with dyes and pigments painting directly onto open silkscreens stretched to size and printing with a variety of media. Chance from the intentional and accidental often produce surprising results. For further details please visit www.lydiahaines.com