Being Colour Blind Is No Bar To Local Vicar's Painting Success
Rev Martine Oborne finds art to be spiritually nourishing
Local vicar the Rev Martine Oborne of St Michael's Church, Elmwood Road, has a secret passion for painting.
And this is despite the fact that she is almost completely colour blind.
She tells us about what inspires her to get the paints and brushes out.
"I have painted and drawn all my life. It’s something
that is truly part of me. Constantly in my life I have tried to set it
aside to focus exclusively on other things but it always comes creeping
"I’m most interested in drawing people, especially
faces. I love faces and drawing them is a way of exploring them and catching
a glimpse into someone’s inner life. Our faces are all so special.
That local group, Studio 19, is now putting on an exhibition, including some of Martine's paintings, on – Friday 14 December – in St Michael’s Church hall in Elmwood Rd W4 3DY. Open from 10 am, with private viewing 6-8 pm.
You can learn more from the St Michael's website.
December 10, 2018