|A painting by Shirley, one of the Really Amazing Women exhibiting at the Rio Cafe|
Really Amazing Women (RAW) are a group of committed amateur artists, who meet once a week to paint, explore and support each other. Six very different people, united by art, RAW artists paint together. Whilst being very experienced, the name RAW evokes ideas of instinctiveness and responding to emotion and the environment.
Many members of the group have been painting together for three years and were inspired originally by a visual poetry class, which used music and poetry to spark emotions, which they responded to with colour and form. Because they enjoyed this way of expressing themselves, they have continued to meet and to paint even though they no longer have a tutor: “We paint together, inspiring each other with our very different individual styles to ensure we keep developing.”
RAW are exhibiting in Rio Cafe and Bar, 292 Hoe Street, near Walthamstow Central station, Friday 2 - Sunday 11 September