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Wendy Lalla Wharam – A Wild Patience

A Wild Patience • Paintings and Collage by Purbeck Artist, Wendy Lalla Wharam

1933 – 2022

This selection of paintings and other works by Swanage-based artist, Wendy Wharam, reflect her always playful and determined creative spirit as well as her intellectual curiosity for contemporary and traditional artforms.


Creative expression was at the heart of everything Wendy did: acting, Punch and Judy, painting, collage, beach-combing, singing, storytelling and poetry. Wendy looked avidly, deeply at the world, and reflected what she saw and felt with joyful exploration and energy.

Even when knocked back by a stroke, she continued creating, confronting the bogeyman head on, fearlessly, writing poetry and spending time painting in her beloved studio, with support from Tony, and her son, Nick.

You can see Wendy in 2022 reciting her poetry accompanied by Rob Mills on saxophone on our YouTube channel.



9th April 2023


10:00 am - 5:00 pm