Visitors to Guernsey’s Museum at Candie can now see the original painting behind the powerful ‘Occupied’ film poster.
Created by artist James Colmer, it will be on display until 5th September 2021.
James explained how the painting was created: “I got an amazing opportunity to do the film poster for ‘Occupied’, a film about the bombing of the White Rock in Guernsey during the time of the German Occupation in World War 2.
“When I was asked to do the poster by the director Alex Bates of White Rock Productions, I decided it was too juicy a job to turn down.
“In the people and places I paint, I try to bring out their personalities and emotions to create something deeper and more colourful than just a straight landscape or portrait.
“I’ve been a scribbler ever since I could pick up a pencil so I was always destined to be an artist somehow. After schooling in Guernsey I went off to Falmouth College of Arts to study an Arts foundation, then a BA honours in illustration. After some time in Cornwall I moved back to Guernsey combining work as a graphic designer, illustrator and artist.”
Museum visitors can also enjoy ‘Heroes of the Viking World’, a touring exhibition from Jorvik until 31 Dec 2021. The Discovery Room has a colourful display of sculpture from Guernsey and across the world. The centrepiece is a replica Viking Ship plus replica Viking objects, costumes and games to play.