Houses and art do go together...

Eugene Scanderfield with landlady of the Hayling Billy  Mandy Mather Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171085-1)

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Houses and art very much go together – some houses are in fact art while others benefit from the uplifting effects of art for their interiors.

So it seemed natural to Anne-Marie Green, of Fine and Country estate agents in North Street, Emsworth, to get involved in the Emsworth Arts Trail at the earliest opportunity.

The office opened last summer and this, the 14th trail, is the first since then. Now, the work of artists Norma Atkinson and Anne Newsome is gracing the office window below the hi-tech flat screen that presents many of the best properties for sale in the East Hampshire / West Sussex border area.

‘Anne paints in oil, acrylics, and pastel, specialising in icons and portraits of animals and children, while Norma works in watercolour and acrylics, particularly favouring buildings,’ says Anne-Marie. ‘Norma’s subject has an obvious tie-in with what I do – presenting tasteful houses to prospective buyers – while Anne’s subject, children and animals, are an integral part of many happy homes.

‘A visit to their studio at 2 Sadlers Walk, Emsworth, during the Arts Trail event could hardly be a better introduction to their skills and it’s something I wanted to share with a wider audience by giving them window space.’

Emsworth Arts Trail started last weekend and continues on May 2,3,and 4 at 55 venues.

For more information please contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on 01243 487969 or go toemsworthartstrail.org.uk