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Arts / Shetland-based artist to have work displayed in London exhibition

Making me Invisible by Joyce Davies. Photo: Jennifer Lauren Gallery

A LOCAL artist has described her work being shown in a London gallery as a “big honour”.

Joyce Davies, who was born in Glasgow but now lives in Shetland, will have her work displayed at Darbyshire Framers in London from 21 June to 28 July.

Her work will be a part of Why We Linger, an exhibit featuring a range of drawings, paintings, embroidery and ceramics from artists all over the globe.

Visitors are encouraged to linger on the work and notice the small details.

It aims to spotlight work from self-taught and disabled artists.

Davies turned to art later in life, saying it “opened up a whole new world” for her in 2019.

She has already had her works exhibited locally by Shetland Arts.

“My creativity is well established as an essential part of my life,” she said. “I explore new things all the time.

“It kind of makes me chuckle that in the middle of London folk are standing looking at my art.

“I hope in the future to find a small studio space here on Shetland to print, draw and paint. That is my next big step.”

Davies is “uncertain” if she will make it to the launch of the exhibition next week due to health concerns.

Find the full details of the exhibition here.

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