Maggi Hambling donates painting to charity art exhibition

Portrait of Maggi Hambling

Portrait of Maggi Hambling - Credit: Archant

An art exhibition is set to make a difference to Suffolk’s older people in more ways than one this winter.

The exhibition, Art Bridges the Gap, will take place at Kesgrave Arts on Main Road, Kesgrave, from December 6-20, and will display paintings from budding Suffolk artists as well as guest artists, with a percentage of profits going to Age UK Suffolk.

Maggi Hambling, a renowned international artist from Sudbury, who created the Scallop on Aldeburgh beach, has donated a painting which will be auctioned.

Theronda Hoffman, exhibition organiser and Ipswich artist, said: “I am very keen to promote art in Suffolk and to encourage people of all ages to become creative, particularly older people who often find art classes beneficial both socially and creatively. I live to paint and paint to live and art bridges all the gaps and has no age limits.”

The exhibition, now in its second year, will feature a variety of work by Theronda Hoffman and her students, as well as guest artists including Richard Bawden and Colin Slee.

The preview night will take place on December 5. The exhibition will run on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.