Sunday 26 February 2023

The Thelwell exhibition

On a recent trip down to Hampshire, we were fortunate to have visited again Mottisfont (National Trust) near Romsey.   They happened to have a Norman Thelwell Exhibition on at the time, so you can guess where I headed straight for.

Here's a catch up for those who haven't heard of Norman Thelwell, so you are literally 'in the picture'.

information thanks to Wikipedia (click this link)

caption on this next image reads:   "It's another of those threatening letters"..... brilliant!

As you will have seen from the above pictures, Thelwell wasn't only an illustrator/cartoonist, he was a full blown Artist too.

I took a rather shaky iPhone video at the exhibition, showing snapshots of paintings - so click 
HERE for that.


robin cox walsh said...

Nice exhibition! Thanks for sharing! 😀

Eileen H said...

Looks a brilliant exhibition Ann, I really like those cartoons especially The Hole in the Wall :) I will check out the artist from the link, thank you.

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ann @ studiohyde said...

Robin…..So glad we went to this exhibition and seeing his ‘actual’ original art, not just seeing his drawings in a book :)

Eileen…. Thelwell wrote a book about buying an old mill, that was good too. Think it was called “A Millstone round my neck”… worth a read - I read it years ago, must get another copy to read again. Cannot believe you have had Tilly for 2 years!!! Bless her, sending hugs for Tilly. I will go look at your new blog 👍

John (JWJarts) said...

Fascinating. I've always known Thelwell to be an exceptional cartoonist but I hadn't appreciated his 'serious' art. What a fabulous exhibition that must have been. And thank you very much for your comment on my marquetry .... it was much appreciated.

ann @ studiohyde said...

John.... Glad I added this blogpost and that you enjoyed seeing it :)