Marjorie Arnfield, British artist

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Marjorie Arnfield (1930-2001) was a British artist who specialised in colourful Mediterranean landscapes, industrial paintings such as coal mines, and floral art. She was awarded an MBE in 2000 in the Millennium Honours List for services to British art. </p>

In 2003, a Website (www.marjoriearnfield.co.uk) was established which contained digitized and downloadable copies of her sketchbooks, notebooks and many of her paintings. There is also a lengthy Wikipedia entry on Marjorie Arnfield (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjorie_Arnfield). </p>

Her work has been extensively collected by private art buyers and galleries. </p>

In 1994, she held the first of a series of exhibitions across the UK to display her mining art. Having heard on the radio in the early 1990s that the then-British Coal was in the process of decommissioning coal mines prior to being shut down, she was shocked. Her concern was to portray an industry and a workforce that had been essential to Britain for generations. </p>

Despite being disabled, she toured a coal mine at one point. </p>

Images of Marjorie's mining art are available at http://www.mylearning.org/journeyimages.asp?journeyid=557. <p>

One of her two sons, Nick Arnfield,displayed distinct talent as an artist. Tragically, he died in 1999, but had already created a body of work. A posthumous exhibition of Nick's work was held at the St Ives Tate Gallery in 2000. </p>

The marjoriearnfield Website was sadly discontinued in 2008, although it may be possible to view it via your search engine's cache pages. </p>
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