Staff reporter

PALMA
TOMORROW evening, Monday, a special viewing is being held of the much anticipated exhibition of art by Charles Bone and his late wife Sheila Mitchell at the Santa Ponsa Country Club.

Charles Bone PPRI, ARCA, Hon. Federation of Canadian Artists, Hon. Botanical Art Society studied at the Royal College of Art, member and for 10 years President of the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters.

He has also been the Director of the Royal Institute Galleries in Piccadilly, London and Governor of the Federation of British Artists and has had 39 Joint exhibitions with his sculptor late wife Sheila Mitchell, FRBS, in the Medici Gallery, London and further exhibitions in Holland, California USA, Spain and Malta.

He has previously exhibited in the Royal Academy, New English Art Club and the London Group.
He was awarded the Hunting Group Prize in 1990 for the most outstanding watercolour by a British artist for that year's author of Charles Bone's Waverley with a foreword by HRH the Prince of Wales; author of The Authors Circle with a foreword by Sir John Gielgud and author of Cathedrals produced for the Millennium with a foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury; a bound copy of which was presented to Her Majesty The Queen illustrating all 65 Anglican cathedrals in the UK.

Charles Bone has undertaken mural paintings in Meretta, Italy for Sir Frederick Wood, as well as in Paul Getty Senior homes in Sutton Place and Eaton Square, as well as in El Madronal, Andalucia, Spain for David Wickins.

Many magazines and newspapers have featured his work and he has frequently appeared on BBC TV, ITV and Australian networks.
Remembering the landscapes of Majorca, HRH The Prince of Wales encouraged Charles Bone to visit the Island.
The Prince produced several watercolours of Majorca and as an Hon. Member of the Royal Institute, these were featured on the BBC TV news by Charles Bone.

Over the years the artist has visited Majorca many times staying with his close friend the late David Wickins.
A number of his paintings are in private collections in Santa Ponsa, Calvia and Palma.
Apart from works in private collections and museums his paintings are in collections of members of the Royal Family.
Works are produced in oil, watercolour and paste.
Sheila Mitchell, the late wife of Charles Bone, studied at the Farnham and Guildford Schools of Art and then at the Royal College of Art in London.
Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy since the age of seventeen.
She loved to model directly from life, finding clay a fast medium.
Terracotta was a great favourite, but also stone, wood, bronze, resins and cement fondu.
She specialised in portrait sculpture, particularly of children, and her sculptures include a life-size bronze bust of H.R.H. The Duchess of Kent.
Sheila Mitchel was elected a member of the royal Society of British Sculptors in 1970 and a Fellow in 1975.
In 1977 she was elected the first woman President of the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
Her work has been shown in prestigious galleries in the UK and abroad.
The exhibition opens to the public on Tuesday and runs for the rest of the month.

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