Venetia Norris – Pen to Paper

A highlight of the Spring months for The Balcony Gardener team was artist Venetia Norris’ exhibition in West London, her interpretation of the natural world is inspired. So we were thrilled to learn that her next exhibition “Pen to Paper” is about to open at St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square in London. Again, it is Norris’s love of the natural world that acts as the catalyst for this body of work. Of course, here at The Balcony Gardener we are drawn to exhibitions celebrating nature and its beauty. Venetia carefully combines delicate drawings of plants with bold, dripped lines of paint, highlighting and contrasting the curves found in nature.

This new exhibition focuses mostly on flowers and plants, and often you can see how Venetia finds the shape and form more captivating than the subjects themselves. Coming from a resolutely feminine art history, flower depictions have been pursued and developed over the years, recently by such notable artists as George O’Keefe and Dame Elizabeth Blackadder.  Venetia has followed in their footsteps and her detailed studies focus on the intricate forms in nature, analysing their structures in a beautiful and mesmerising way. If you are in London and have the opportunity to visit the exhibition we strongly recommend that you do.

St Martin-in-the-Fields is located on Trafalgar Square, close to Charing Cross underground station.  The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (on the Northern and Bakerloo Lines) and Leicester Square (on the Piccadilly and Northern Lines).  The nearest rail station is Charing Cross.

The exhibition will be open from Tuesday 20 th September – Sunday 2 nd October 2011.

Opening Times: Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sunday, 11am-5pm (3pm on Sunday 2 nd October).

There is no admission charge.