Artist to have Mexican exhibition

PUBLISHED: 11:00 26 September 2011 | UPDATED: 16:09 26 September 2011

Katrina Atkinson artist mmagnolia house, union street, Cheddar.

Katrina Atkinson artist mmagnolia house, union street, Cheddar.

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AN ARTIST from Cheddar will be having an exhibition of her best work in Bristol next month.

Inspired by Mexican artist Frida Karlo, Katrina Atkinson’s work will be shown off during the traditional Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ period at the end of October.

More than 30 pieces of functional art based on furniture, rugs and wall hangings will be on display.

Ms Atkinson said: “It’s all about bright, vibrant colours in a Bohemian style.

“I have tried to bring in traditional crafts and embroidery to create something a bit different.”

She said she is excited at the prospect of her first solo exhibition in ten years and has had very little sleep recently as she is trying to finish the display pieces.

The single mother who has lived in Cheddar for nine years said her eight-year-old daughter Winnie hates Frida Karlo because her work is ‘all over the house at the moment’.

She has invited people to make appointments to come down to her studio on Union Street to see her work before the exhibition.

The Bristol exhibition will run from October 28 to November 1 at Hayloft, Ashton Court, Bristol.

There will be a reception on October 30 where Mexican-style food and drink will be served while Cuban salsa band K’Chevere play.

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