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Nonas paintings are on display in Blue House

September 23rd, 2015 11:05 AM

By Southern Star Team

John and the late Nona Pettersen at the opening show of The Blue House Gallery in April.

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BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

BY JACKIE KEOGH

A RETROSPECTIVE of the work of one of the founders of The Blue House Gallery in Schull will go on display from September 17th to 30th.

John Pettersen, the husband of the late Nona Pettersen, told The Southern Star: ‘I feel very honoured that the curators – Brian Lalor, John Doherty and Keith Payne – wanted to do this.’

The exhibition will feature the last 23 paintings by Nona, a painter, photographer and jeweller, who was born in London, but relocated to Dunmanus East in Goleen with her husband in 2000.

Nona was involved in various craft disciplines and wrote for journals such as 19 Magazine, and she wrote a beautiful book ‘The Miniature World of Pressed Flowers’ in 1987.

The Blue House Gallery retrospective is the first solo exhibition of her paintings, although she showed her photography, paintings and jewellery in many venues over a 30-period in Britain and Ireland.

‘I was blessed for 40 years, the majority of my life, to be with this woman. The exhibition is on the theme of Venice, carnival and masks.

‘It is quite eclectic but the quality of the paintwork in the old master style speaks for itself,’ said John.

‘The exhibition will run for nearly two weeks in Schull and it will be an opportunity for friends and the people who knew Nona to see her work one more time.’

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