Artist’s beach scenes set to make a splash

PUBLISHED: 14:58 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:10 19 October 2015

Lyme beach scene by Edna Dorrington

Lyme beach scene by Edna Dorrington


Much admired painter’s works to go on show at Lyme Regis Town Mill

The late Edna DorringtonThe late Edna Dorrington

The work of a greatly admired Lyme Regis artist who died earlier this year is to go on show at The Town Mill.

The exhibition will feature a selection of the paintings, drawings and sketchbooks that chart the artistic life of Edna Dorrington - one of the town’s most treasured amateur artists.

The retrospective, which includes many works not exhibited before, will be held at the Courtyard Gallery from Frioday, October 16, to October 21.

Edna, who passed away in January, was known locally as “The Pebble Lady” because she just painted seascapes and pebbles, admitting she was obsessed by them. One of her Monmouth Beach paintings is now owned by Sidmouth Museum, and another of her classic Lyme beach scenes graces the wall of the maire in the resort’s French twin town of Barfleur. She was a stalwart member and leading light of many of Lyme’s art groups, and she won legions of fans with her paintings of crowded Lyme beaches, streets and allotments, always done in her own inimitable naive style.

Edna Dorrington: A Retrospective has been made possible thanks to the support of the Dorrington and Odell families who have loaned the works.

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