Friday, 28 September 2012

An invite from Valerie Jean Pettifer ~ b Gallery art directory talented artist.

Royston Arts Society Exhibition in collaboration with Royston Arts Festival this weekend

Dear All,

The Royston Arts Society will be holding it's annual exhibition this weekend, starting with a preview evening from 8 - 10pm with wine and nibbles, then opening from 10am - 5pm on Saturday & Sunday, 29th & 30th September. The venue is the Royston Town Hall, Melbourn Street, Royston SG8 7DA.

There is a large car park behind the Town Hall which is free after 3pm on Friday and Saturday, and all day Sunday. As always we will be serving refreshments, and this year all the proceeds from the tea and cakes will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The theme of this years is 'About Time', so we are also running a competition to find the favourite picture on this theme. Apart from the RAS exhibition there is lots going on over the weekend in Royston, including a Dalek invasion on Saturday morning in the high street, so bring the children for a treat!

For more information visit

I'll be on duty all weekend, so it would be great to see you all.

Best regards


Valerie Jean Pettifer

Artist & Tutor

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Angela Cater exhibiting her art work around the world with b gallery art directory.

I have a great affinity with animals, especially cats, which is reflected in my body of work. I want people to see animals as individuals with their own feelings, emotions and personalities. When you see animals this way, it is impossible to be cruel.

I am most inspired by the colours of nature and often incorporate the nature that surrounds me into my pet portraiture. On a clear bright autumn day, I get positively punch-drunk on colour.

As a natural born artist, I need to create in order to feel content and well-balanced.

One piece of art may take me up to a month to complete, so my starting point is generally a photograph. When working in gouache, I will usewith a mid-tone as my base colour, then build up the pictures in layers, working from the darkest shade, through lighter tints to finaly pure white.

I also love working in coloured pencil because it is so portable and immediate. I can achieve a level of detail that I find impossible with any other media.

I know that visitors to my website love to read thee stories behind the paintings. It adds an extra dimension of interest and brings the animal to life.

I want my viewers to feel my love and compassion for the animals I paint and turn that into increased awareness for the creatures that surround them.



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Saturday, 22 September 2012

Friday, 21 September 2012

A message from Julie Directory of b Gallery.

I would like to thank our artists for their kind words, compliments, tips for artists and all your news.
We love hearing about what you are up to, exhibitions and any comments good or bad. Please email all your hints and tips that you would like to pass on to other artists, we
have received some brilliant ideas and will be posting them all out soon, so even more artists can share in your valuable knowledge.

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Thank you and I look forward to reading your emails.


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Ian Campbell exhibiting his work around the world with b gallery art directory.

Ian was brought up in the West coast of Scotland where he was inspired by the rolling hills and changing colours of both rural and sea scapes.

Trained at Glasgow School of Art and teaches two days a week he spends the rest of his time painting and looking after his family.

Portraiture and landscape have been important subject matter for Ian through private commission ever since the birth of his daughter.

He has exhibited with the RSA and in many private galleries.

Recently taking part in the Forth Valley Open Studios Ian has established a number of sponsors through commissions in which his paintings sell from £595 framed.

He can be contacted at


To see more of Ian's work and have the opportunity of purchasing it direct from the artist himself ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken directly to Ian's own exhibition area ~ Thank you.

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Ann Richmond at

A short Biography...


Ann Richmond hails from one of the many hamlets dotted throughout Gloucestershire's Stroud Valley. From an early age, she discovered a passion for the natural world and, over time, this was channelled into drawing, painting and sculpture.

A rediscovery of this skill in later years, was to see her explore the medium of fired clay, before moving into more intricate & detailed commissions for the giftware trade.

Now, having established her new 'Avvaganda Studio' in rural Wiltshire, she has turned to expressive wildlife painting, for which she's developed a unique 'scratchy' style in pen & acrylic.

"My paintings tell stories about the innate wisdom, innocence and grace of wildlife, both familiar and obscure. The vibrant bursts of spatered pigment symbolise the fragility and vitality of life in the natural world.

In surrounding the eye of each subject with a flowing mass of colour, I create a focal point that triggers a spiritual, almost empathic response in the viewer."

1991 - Nature in Art, Gloucestershire

Prema Project, Uley, Gloucs.

1992 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.

Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

1993 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.

2000 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.

2008 - Zelli Porcelain, Chiltern St. London.

2009 - Inkspot, Swindon.

To see more of Ann's work and have the opportunity to purchase it direct from the artist herself ~ Please click on the link below ~ Thank you

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Wendy Clouse at b gallery art directory.

1972-1976 Art academy of El Paso, Texas, USA>

1995-1997 Portrait Diploma Course , Heatherleys, London.

1997-1999 Post Graduate (Master of Fine Art) Canterbury Christchurch University.

Numerous joint and one woman exhibitions USA, Germany, France and UK..

Currently running 'The Wendy Clouse Painting School'.


Hamlyn -Step by step Art School. Acrylics

Search Press- Landscape in Acrylics..



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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Ann Commbes exhibiting her work at

In 1958 Ann trained at Rochdale School of Art – she became acquainted with the artist Lowrie, a friend of the Principals, who attended many lectures and life classes.

Later Ann moved into the caring profession as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. She was a health visitor in South and Mid-Bedfordshire until she retired in 2005. The nurturing aspect of her nature is apparent in many of her paintings.

Ann held an exhibition in Bedford where nineteen paintings were sold and attracted both local radio and television media interest.

In January 2011 Ann will be attending a residential course in ICON painting using egg tempora on a wooden base.


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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Tracey Joyce exhibiting her work at

I have enjoyed painting for many years and like to try different techniques and mediums to create original pieces. I am inspired by the greats such as Van Gogh and Monet with their impressionist style and a modern artist called Dexter Brown whose paintings of wildlife are beautifully crafted. I try to show movement and texture in my work attempting to bring the subject to life.


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Saturday, 1 September 2012

Treavor Jeavons exhibiting his work at b Gallery art directory

If I have a style, what style is it? I suppose it falls into the category of ‘abstract expressionism’. I accept that I am very much a ‘schooled’ artist and professionally my work has usually needed to be realistic to most usefully help those I have worked with in therapy. When I work alone it is a different matter. A figurative concept distorts and changes and I find myself improvising. Within my ‘free’ (selfish!) painting I believe that something from deep within me – perhaps my subconscious – is emerging, but there has to be a mixture of free expression, intuition and logic. As the painting is developing I realise that I can perceive from time to time configurations in the ‘playful’ patterning which may latterly be causing me to modify, but I am not aiming to make anything representational, at least, not to my knowledge!
I seek a certain expressive harmony as I throw paint, newspaper pieces, sand, earth, or whatever I have placed beside me. If a part of the painting is ‘right’ I mask that area and work on the rest of the composition until, at some point, the whole painting is entirely ‘right’ and must be left alone. I like my board or canvas to be flat upon the table. I use domestic paint rather than ‘art’ paints as I enjoy their varying textures and unpredictable reactions. I enjoy fingering the paint or using rags. Sometimes I might use a brush but not very often.

To see more of Trevor's art and have the opportunity of purchasing it direct from the artist himself ~ Please clcik on the link below where you will be taken to Trevor's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you