Friday, 25 June 2021

Exhibition celebrates local artists life

AN exhibition of paintings by the late Janet Duncan, an artist from Shiplake, was held in the village.

Dozens of people attended the show at the Church of St Peter and St Paul on Thursday last week.

Mrs Duncan, who died from breast cancer in 2010, aged 65, lived in the village for more than 40 years and held 29 shows in Henley.

She had exhibited at the Henley Festival and also painted scenery for the Kenton Theatre.

Her husband Clive said: “Almost everyone in Shiplake has seen, bought or has one of Janet’s paintings.

“She did primarily watercolours and it was a mixture of seascapes and landscapes.

“Also, being born in Marlow and living in Shiplake, for her not to paint the river was unthinkable.”

Mrs Duncan died at home on February 2 and her husband said: “She was very beautiful right up until her last minute. She was a lovely, lively woman, a great artist and a good mother.”

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