Resident artist Orsi Cowell-Lehoczky SWA invited her friend and fellow ‘Society of Women Artists’ member, Hazel Reeves SWA MRBS FRSA sculptor to exhibit with her at the Fountain Gallery this year.
The idea of showing together was born a couple of years ago, when the two artists were working together on the SWA Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. They are both acclaimed artists who share an enthusiasm about their work and the integrity of art created by women.
A number of Orsi’s recent paintings with her dream-like figuralism and shifted dimensions are critical, some paying homage to the Suffragettes (as it is a centenary year). Her painting ‘Juggling Queen’ was exhibited at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition earlier this year.
Hazel is an award-winning figurative sculptor, who is passionate about people and their stories, with figure and portrait commissions in bronze a speciality. She is the artist behind the monumental Sir Nigel Gresley statue at King’s Cross station and the joyful Cracker Packers’ statue in Carlisle that was unveiled on International Women’s Day, 8 March this year. She is now working on her statue of the Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst for St Peter’s Square, Manchester.