Comic Ronnie Corbett to feature in Lewes art exhibition

Ronnie Corbett OBE portrait
Ronnie Corbett OBE portrait

MANY of the faces you see around the streets of Lewes are captured in an exhibition being staged next month.

About a year or so ago Leslie Norah Hills set herself the enormous task of painting the great and the good of Sussex.

She’s managed to get onto canvas many faces but the impossibility of fully completing the project at least means she’ll never suffer “painter’s block”.

The quirkiness of what she does is perfect for the quirkiest of Lewes’ galleries and so she’s making a welcome return to the Lansdown for two weeks.

She said of her recent portrait of comic legend Ronnie Corbett: “I just wanted to convey his sense of fun and I’m delighted he’ll be coming along to open the exhibition in September.”

Her portrait of lifeboatman Paul Legendre is a stunning likeness.

“I paint what’s in front of me, but I look for character and Paul’s face shone with strength and confidence,” she said.

Leslie Norah Hills’ Exhibition of Portraits runs from September 24 to October 7 at the Lansdown Place, Lewes, gallery.

Meanwhile, Monica Macdonald Ralph’s art exhibition continues at Pelham House, Lewes, until August 21.