artist in Cambridgeshire

Forty years of portraits

Ely Standard
19th April 2012

Ely artist Ted Coney is reopening his home to the public to show off his family portraits.

Ted Coney's Family Portraits is Ely's first pop-up gallery and has already proved popular with visitors to Waterside over the last three years.

His 300-year-old cottage is usually open on Sunday afternoons, though it is important to book, as Ted can only take six people at a time on one of his eight guided tours. Although none of the work is for sale, visitors can see paintings which have been produced during the last 40 years.

The latest painting on view, finished earlier this year, is about a distant relative who became a Hollywood movie star in the 1920s.

Visitors also get to see Ted's studio to view his current work in progress.

"Although the theme of this painting concerns four members of my family, I have used Ely Cathedral as a central image in the work. To symbolise birth and death it captures the play of light on the walls of this iconic building both at dawn and dusk to show the beginning and end of life. To aid my research I made preliminary paintings and photographs at both ends of the day from first-hand experience to work from."

INFO: Visitors to the website will also be able to see this painting take shape as Ted will be posting the latest stage as it develops on his News and Reviews page.

To book a tour, go to: www.tedconeysfamilyportraits.co.uk, email: tedconey@btinternet.com or call 01353 650038.


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A.H., Ely

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 Opening hours:
Open Sundays between April - December

Reopening on
Sunday 23rd April
(booking reopens on
1st April) Tours begin at 2pm & 3pm

Other times by appointment
Booking essential



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