Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Ann Brooks Textiles at bGallery

Ann became interested in weaving many years ago when living in northern Sweden – lots of her friends had family looms and this is where her interest in textiles was stirred. On returning home she attended the local weaving classes.
Later, when the children had grown up she attended basket weaving and chair seating classes completing the city and guilds certificate at Missenden abbey. Towards the end of the 1990s she returned to loom weaving.
Designs for her work are heavily influenced by many things including her basket making background, walking through the Chiltern countryside with her two dogs and regular visits to the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Ann generally weaves silk scarves and wraps/shawls though her work does include place mats in paper, linen and willow.
Ann uses mainly silk but often incorporate fine merino wool, high twist silk and high twist wool, linen and cashmere.
During the past few years She has exhibited and sold at galleries and other venues in various parts of the country.

Marilyn Allis - Amazing Pebeo workshops 2016 materials included

I have 2 brand new workshops for 2016, using the amazing medium Pebeo. Hype up your Art! beginners & experienced alike - Artist will find exciting ways to express their creativity with these unique Mixed Media applications. All materials are provided, a chance to experiment, see the incredible effects that combining the different Pebeo mediums can create. using resins. with Vitrail, Cerne, Moon & Prisme 

Monday 18th April 2016. The first workshop is more structured and you will be painting on canvas, one of the days works will be a colourful rooster.

Tuesday 19th April 2016. Both workshops are completely separate, so you could attend either one or both. we will be exploring painting on coloured glass and mirrored glass.

Each workshop is £80, which includes all the materials you need
to book go to http://www.marilynallis.co.uk/pages/workshops.html

at my Dorset Studio
10.00am - 3.30pm

SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
Lower Courtyard
The Studio Unit 2a
Rogers Hill Farm Dorchester Dorset DT2 7HJ

Monday, 30 November 2015

bGallery Artist Sirenes is Featured in V&A Magazine - Spring Issue

Sirenes is featured in V&A Magazine spring issue 

Sirenes is featured in V&A Magazine spring 2015 issue - published by Victoria and Albert Museum - the world's greatest Museum of Art and Design in London -http://www.vam.ac.uk/

bGallery's Carole Irving's Tuition & Workshops


I offer 'one to one' tuition and group workshops alongside presentations to art groups and clubs.
For 'one to one' tuition information please contact me so that we can discuss your learning objectives.
For group workshops or presentations for your art group, club etc please contact me with dates, venues and numbers alongside your objectives or ideas.
  • Presentation fees for an evening event - from £100 plus travel
  • Whole day workshops for up to 15 people - from £300 plus travel
  • Half day workshops for up to 15 people - from £175 plus travel
  • One to One tuition £20 per hour plus materials and travel
The photographs above illustrate the set up for a presentation, the format is a two way discussion between myself and the audience as I paint and explain what I am doing, materials used etc
Each workshop or presentation will be tailored to fit your requirements and includes a practical demonstration, followed by questions and answers and practical work by delegates ( workshops only)
Suggested workshop/presentation content and titles
  • Getting started with acrylics
  • Mixing and working with acrylic paint
  • Working with acrylics and palette knives
  • Using texture mediums with acrylic
  • Getting texture into your work
  • Creating depth of colour with acrylics
I am a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists and can supply information about membership, catalogues, FREE copies of Paint Magazine at workshops and presentations.

Suki Kyme's Passionate Artwork ...

I am passionate about colour and texture, trees and water, so any or all of these can be found in my art work.
I have not settled for any one particular style, which varies from figurative, through semi-abstract, to abstract. Nor do I use only one medium. Having started with watercolour/gouache, I found I needed more variety, so I moved onto acrylics and from there it was a short distance to mixed media, which continually absorbs and challenges me.
The starting point is an idea that excites or interests me and the work develops organically from there, with adjustments made to my original idea in response to what is happening on the paper or canvas.
The place I paint in is my playroom, not my studio! This fact also colours all I do in it and probably shows often in the finished results.
I exhibit my work locally and am a member of several local societies and groups.

Jacqueline Hammond's Artwork on Deckchairs ....

Art Print Deckchairs RRP £95 - £100

To purchase:

Click on the deckchair you'd like below and order from the website


If you have a query or would prefer to order by email

drop us a line at info@jacquelinehammond.co.uk 

or call me on 07977 486603 / 01273 271356

Penny Wilton's Monthly Painting Courses ...

I teach monthly painting courses in Acrylic, Mixed media and watercolour each month of the year at Holt village hall, near Wimborne, on a thursday, see my website www.pennywilton.co.uk for details. Bring own materials, 10am - 4pm £25.  Also courses at home and abroad.

Leigh Kemp's New Artwork at bGallery

Robert Jackson's Unique Artwork

Robert is a Luton-based artist/printmaker working mainly with lino cut techniques.  The subjects he has drawn to are abandoned buildings with a haunting character and architechural stonework.
Robert studied Foundation at Falmouth College of Arts, and Product Design at The University of Luton.  Robert has since worked in the manufacturing sector as a CAD draughtsman and sheet metal worker.
Printmaking is a media that combines industrial principals with image-making and provides endless opportunities to experiment.  Most of my prints are from carved lino blocks, using a reduction method that allows the layering of different colours by removing more lino between ink applications.  This technique (sometimes called the 'suicide method') makes the edition limited to the initial batch as the first layers have been cut away.  All prints are small batch limited edition.
This year he is using etching techniques when cutting the lino, and have brought block printing principals to metal plate etching.  This quite unique development he calls 'relief etching'.

Jill Meager's Artwork in the Christmas show at Oil and Water Gallery Until 20th December 2015

I have several pieces in the Christmas show at Oil and Water Gallery, 340 Old York Rd London SW18 1SS which runs till December 20th 2015.