Published: October 3, 2013
Highbridge Royal artist's exhibition opens at The Princess Theatre

A talented Highbridge artist whose eye-catching work was sent to the Royal Family following the birth of Prince George has opened an exhibition in Burnham-On-Sea's Princess Theatre this week.

As reported here by Burnham-On-Sea.com in September, the work of Tazia Fawley, 43, who has Down's Syndrome, caught the eye of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

It all came about due to Tazia's involvement with Heart and Sold, a charity supporting and showcasing artists with the condition. Its director Suzie Moffat sent an image of Tazia's painting 'Rupert Flies Over The Suspension Bridge' to William and Kate in hope that they might like and accept the original as a gift for the baby's nursery.

A formal letter arrived soon afterwards welcoming the gift and the painting has been sent on request to the Royal household.

Tazia's work is on display at The Princess Theatre's art lounge until October 19th with opening times of 10am-3pm (Tuesday-Saturday).

Her latest painting, of St Michael's Mount at sunset, as pictured right, is on show for the first time.

"Mum took in sixteen paintings to the Princess and our house looks very empty. The walls look very bare. I do like people to buy my paintings but also I don’t really want them to go. I get very attached to them," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

Tazia’s success story has been picked up by the national press and the exposure has helped boost sales of her work.

 


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