Three artists have joined forces to put on an exhibition in the Country Park theatre. This will run until Friday the 4th January and will be open every day from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

The three artists are;

Lara Firth is a self-taught artist, who moved here from Russia some 12 years ago. She mainly uses acrylics and paints landscapes and natural scenes.

Mark Davies studied art at A level before an enforced break courtesy of a 22 year career in the Navy. Now a landscape gardener he draws inspiration from the great outdoors and works mainly in acrylics.

Ros Croft is a self-taught artist interested in water colours, acrylics and mixed media. She likes to paint seascapes and explores more abstract forms of art.

The Park is hosting a second exhibition, also running until the 4th January. This can be found in the cafe and celebrates the Olympics with a series of interpretational panels. These explore the links between Olympians and Paralympians, both past and present, and the county of Hampshire.

Modern stars such as Iwan Thomas the 400 metre runner from Southampton and Kate Hoey the Judo medallist from Andover are featured along with Hampshire venues used during the 1908 and 1948 games.

This year the Olympic flame passed along the A3, through the Park on its way to Petersfield, and in 1948 it was carried by a relay of runners going in the other direction  from Wembley to Torquay where the sailing was taking place.

For more information about these and other exhibitions taking place in the Park go to



Lara Firth and Mark Davies

Lara Firth and Mark Davies