Naze Tower Private View

By Sally Pudney on 12th June 2016

Yesterday the Queen’s birthday flypast roared over Lexden, very low!

Queens flypast

And in the evening it was the Private View of my solo show at the Naze Tower Gallery at Walton on the Naze! Yay! I’m not sure it was quite the best day to have it, as there was so much going on to celebrate the Queen’s official 90th birthday that many of those invited were unable to come – even Graham is away at present – but most of the other artists showing were there, and some of the Friends of the Tower, and a few previous ‘buyers’ of my work came, and I was very pleased that my friend Christina was able to come. And all in all we had a good evening, despite the strange muggy/sudden torrential downpours kind of weather!

I went early, so that I could take some photos before anyone else was there, and Dawn Hall, who was exhibiting some of her sea and marina paintings, took this photo of me with some of my paintings.

Naze PV 1

The rooms are octagonal, so it is quite hard to photograph the pictures, but here are a few to give a bit of an idea . . .

Naze PV 2

Naze PV 3

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Naze PV 5At the end of the evening Christina and I went out onto the viewing platform on the roof of the tower – after the heavy rain we had earlier in the evening the view out to sea was very misty with no distinction between sky and sea . . .

Naze PV 7

. . . but the view west was lovely, with the setting sun shining out beneath the storm clouds.

Naze PV 6

If you’re in the area and would like to visit, the Tower (CO14 8LE) is open daily from 10.00am – 5.00pm. There is a small entry charge of £3.00 adult, £2.50 seniors and students.

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