The Village Voice Oct /Nov 2019






Page Artist

Artist Trina Hart is based in Lymington in

the New Forest, and has been painting for

the past 15 years. Her work tends to be

influenced by current affairs, social issues

and lost ancient wisdom, although she is

now enjoying working with life studies.

"Figurative work can bring the heartbeat

into a painting, without the human

presence you have to work differently to

find that same soul in the subject. I

recently went to a Tracey Emin exhibition

where emotion was running extremely

high in her figurative work. I like to think

her style has been an influence in how I

approach my work now."

Trina runs the marketing side of The Local

Art Scene, which is an online facility to


artists in

the region,



includes a


offering of

pop up

gallery exhibitions which are arranged

within the New Forest. This summer The

Local Art Scene ran successful pop ups on

the Village Green in Milford on Sea, the

gardens in Stanwell House Hotel in

Lymington, Setley Garden Centre in

Brockenhurst, Lepe Country Park and

Buckler's Hard Shipwright's Workshop, and

finally, to wind up the summer season, the

last one was at the United Reformed

Church in Lymington. These events have

been fun, and have helped artists to show

and sell their work to a varied audience.

"We are looking forward to 2020 when we

will be expanding on the number of events

in the area, and we have been fortunate to

have the support of local town and parish

councils in this regard. The Local Art Scene

has worked hard to maintain a high

standard of works in the pop up

exhibitions, and this has been reflected in

the level sales achieved."

The Local Art Scene offers a platform for

artists to both exhibit and sell their work,

which is much needed, as traditional

gallery space can be limited. For more

information please visit:

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