Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Valerie Jean Pettifer ~ Welcomes you to her exhibtions ......

I will be the Featured Artist at the 'Curiosity Gallery' 14 Market Hill, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5AL for November & December 2012. The boutique style gallery opened on the 1st September 2012 and is run by the mother and daughter partnership Jane and Jacqueline Mason.

Jane and Jacqueline visited me in July during my open studio event and invited me to exhibit in their new gallery. I will be featuring my colourful collage/mixed media paintings, and have painted new work especially for this event. As a way of kick starting my time in the gallery I am delighted to invite you to a small private preview this coming Sunday, 4th November from 11am - 2pm with wine and nibbles.

St Ives is a pretty market town on the banks of the Great River Ouse, well known for it's historic buildings and pretty waterfront area. It can now be reached on the Guided Bus from Trumpington, so why not make a day of it!

To see more of Valeries work and the opportunity to purchase direct from the artist herself ~ Please go to the linke below where you will be taken directly to Valerie's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you


Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Ian Morgan at b Gallery art directory

What seems like centuries ago I was an aspiring student architect, rubbing shoulders at London University with all kinds of talented artists and designers. Unfortunately my art and design were fine but the bricks and mortar let me down so I stumbled into a commercial business life. Then a few years ago I was released from the burden of earning a living at a ripe old age and I re-found art, in particular painting, watercolour painting. What joy!

I started evening classes locally and found I loved watercolours and starting producing paintings from photos and got to grips with some of the techniques. I have progressed now getting more pleasure travelling out into our lovely countryside locally in north Hertfordshire sketching and painting in the wild. Watercolour can be the most wonderful, lyrical, satisfying medium when it works and the most frustrating and difficult medium when the force isn’t with you, but I just live it!
One of my current pleasures is painting churches - especially for people getting married there as a lasting treasure of that special day.
I sincerely hope you get as much enjoyment from browsing around my work as I have had producing them, I have invested a lot of time and “emotion” in these paintings so it means a lot to me that they are appreciated.
Please enjoy....

To see more of Ian's work and have the opportunity of purchasing his art ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken to Ian's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.


Friday, 19 October 2012

b Gallery art directory the amazing talents of Norman Rossiter

As a self taught artist I have been painting since I was 6 years old, and exhibited my first work at the age of 12. I have been a full-time professional artist for over 25years. I work mainly in Acrylic, Oil, and Pastels. I draw my inspiration from the natural world, and seasons of the year. Although the major part of my work is Wildlife, mainly birds of all types, I also paint portraits, landscape and figurative works.


My work has been exhibited, and sold, all over the UK, South Africa, Kenya, Australia, and recenctly in the USA

I also teach, and travel around the UK demostrating, and running workshops.

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


Thursday, 18 October 2012

Susan James Dean exhibits her work at b Gallery artdirectory ~ which now can be seen around the world!

My interests involve art as a means of communication: I think the creation of something visual is an effort to make sense of the world and our experiences within it. Drawing is a primary form of expression, and although my drawings of the figure often show an intuitive and spontaneous response, they are underpinned by many years of drawing from observation.

Exhibitions since 2000

2010 Margaret Harvey Open, St Albans
2010 b gallery, Toddington
2009, 2008 Artshed Gallery, Ware
2009 The Art Boutique, Harpenden
2009, 2008 Gravelly Barn, Braughing
2009 Ashridge College, Ashridge
2008 Prelude, Spitalfields, London
2007 Artist’s Refuge, Leytonstone, London
2007 The Oval, Harpenden
2007, 2003, 2002, 2001 Artscape Gallery, Harpenden
2007 The Hertfordshire Art Fair, Ware
2005 The Studio Gallery, Wheathampstead
2005, 2003, Herts Open, Margaret Harvey Gallery, St Albans
2004, 2003 St Hilda’s Art, Harpenden
2001 Les Cigales Gallery, St Cyprien, France
2000- June 2001 Alzey Gallery, Germany; touring Poland, Germany, Austria, France

Current teaching experience, courses and workshops
2009 – present. Art Teacher, St Hilda’s School, Harpenden

1995 – present. Artist residencies, workshops and courses in drawing skills include Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden; Roundwood Park, Harpenden; St. George’s School, Harpenden; Princess Helena College, Hitchin; Astley Cooper School, Hemel Hempstead; The Bishops Stortford School; Hertswood School, Borehamwood; St Columba’s College, St Albans; Townsend C of E School, St Albans; Artshed Gallery and Studio, Ware

Previous teaching experience and employment
1998 – 2006 Art teacher, St Hilda’s School, Harpenden
1998 – 2000 Drawing tutor, Oaklands College, Harpenden
1998 – 2000 Painting tutor, Barnfield College, Luton

Education and qualifications
2006 PGcert. Business and Digital Skills, University of Hertfordshire
1989 – 1994 BA Honours Degree in Fine Art, University of Hertfordshire


To see more of Susan's work and have the opportunity of purchasing direct from the artist herself ~ Please go to the link below where you will be taken to Susan's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.


Discovering Talented Artists at b Gallery art directory

Monday, 15 October 2012

b Gallery celebrates the artistic talents of Felix Faulkner.

Born in Zimbabwe, Felix started her training there and then went on to study jewellery and design at the Kunst und Werkschule in Pforzheim, Germany. After a short period in the workshop of Charles de Temple in London she moved to Cornwall where she set up her own workshop. Side tracked into pottery for a number of years Felix returned to the jewellery bench in 1987.

Moving to Ireland in 1995 Felix set up her studio in Knockanore - a picturesque and very rural part of County Waterford close to the River Blackwater.

Working mostly in gold, silver and bronze, sometimes including found objects - wood, pebbles, feathers etc.-most of her pieces are "one of" or variations on a theme and her designs range from purely abstract to interpretations of her surroundings while her flights of fancy can lead -- well anywhere!




To see more of Felix's work and have the oppportunity of contacting him drectly to make a purchase ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken directly to Felix's own exhibition area a b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.


Sunday, 14 October 2012

Edward Vulliamy at be Gallery art directory ~ Now being seen around the world!

Edward is a landscape painter who paints in both oils and watercolour. He likes to paint scenes by the River Thames or cityscapes near where he lives in SW London.

He is a retired Chartered Engineer who took up painting in the 1990s and trained at local art schools in Richmond, Putney and Chelsea. He regularly exhibits at local art exhibitions in SW London and at the b Gallery in Toddington. His paintings are popular - being part-traditional, part-contemporary.

In 2011 he aims to try some different styles and to experiment with acrylic paints in addition to oils and watercolour. But he will continue to paint his figurative landscapes – usually en plein air ­– as well.


To see more of Edward's art 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 Edward's own exhibition are at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Daniel Coombes talents can be seen at b Gallery art directory.

Daniel followed a normal education course which included ‘O’ Level and ‘A’ Level art. For a degree he followed a course in Geology with Geographical Science (and map making). He obtained his Honours Degree in 1993.

Daniel belongs to the RSPB which has led to the production of a number of abstract art works based on bird plumage and the shimmering effects they make.

Understandably because of his background in Geology he produces colourful abstract works related to Geological Microscopy and rock types. Both of these styles of artwork are displayed in the gallery.


To see more of Daniel's work and have the opportunity of purchasing directly from the artist himself ~ Please go to the link below where you will be taken to the artists own exhibition area ~ Thank you.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Susan Moore at b gallery art directory.

"Most of the time I exhibit with other artists and there are a few coming up.
Exhibition with the Coventry & Warwickshire Society of Artists - at the Herbert Art Gallery in Coventry 12th Oct - 4th Nov.
I have my 'Open Studio' art exhibition - weekend 1st & 2nd December. I have had several 'solo' exhibitions - but there are not many venues for these in Warwickshire."


Monday, 8 October 2012

Christine Harrison exhibiting her wonderful work at b Gallery art directory ~ Which can be seen around the world!

I welcome commissions for paintings, portraits or mosaics - large or small, for private or public display. Please contact me if you see anything you like or if you would like to discuss a new project.

I have been painting and designing for as long as I can remember! My motivation is to capture feeling and transfer that feeling to the viewer. The world of nature is a continual source of inspiration and delight. Alongside this I have always been interested in the range of human experience; how each person interprets that range in a unique way as well as the commonalities of experience we all share.

My work is in a variety of media – acrylic, oils, pastel, collage, watercolour, mixed media and more recently mosaic art. I work at home in my studio and currently teach painting and mosaic techniques.

I welcome commissions for paintings, portraits and mosaics. I can use a wide variety of media and styles and will be happy to take your lead or supply ideas and inspiration which can be honed to your taste.

To see more of Christine's work and have the opportunity of purchaseing it direct from the artist herself ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Christine's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you


Friday, 5 October 2012

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We would like to welcome the amazing talents of Susan K. Moore at b Gallery art directory

Susan is a well established artist who enjoys exploring different subject matter and media including painting on silk, pastel painting, watercolours and oils. Her first love is portraiture and she accepts commissions to do portraits, animal studies and some landscapes. Exhibits widely throughout Coventry and Warwickshire as well as holding 'Open Studio' days. Has had several solo exhibitions and exhibited pastel paintings in the Mall Galleries in London. Susan demonstrates her work and takes small group workshops and art classes in drawing and painting techniques, portraiture etc. All the paintings for sale are 'originals' and not prints. The silk paintings are painted directly onto pure silk and mounted onto mountboard before framing. PAYMENT: Susan can accept debit or credit card payments for her work.


To see more of Susan's work and for the opportunity to purchase it direct from herself ~ Please go to the link below where you will be taken to Susan's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you.



b Gallery art directory welcomes the amazing talents of Suzette Datema.

I was born and lived in South Africa for most of my life and since I started art classes I just became more and more passionate about painting. Blog by Maxine Harris: There is a kind of quintessential charm found in Suzette’s paintings. Her themes of love, forests and houses lead into her charm offensive, as she paints them the primary colours of red, blue and yellow (and their variants), reminding us of childhood, and adding to the quaint tone already implemented by her subjects. Suzette’s paintings play into the concept of lost Britain, “the way it used to be”. This is a concept which has been popularised by programmes such as Miss Marple, and reruns of The Last of the Summer Wine, showing countryside Britain, funny Britain, and simple Britain. We look to the past with rose-tinted spectacles and nostalgia-glistened thoughts, something captured so easily by the mist and simplicity of Suzette’s paintings.


To see more of Suzette's wonderful work and the opportunity to purchase it direct from the artist herself ~ Please go to the link below where you will be taken to her own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

b Gallery art directory welcomes the amazing talent of William Catlow

My jewellery collection "Pollen" is inspired by natural shapes found in seeds, leaves, buds, berries, even fruit and vegetables !

I use precious metals, predominantly silver and gold. The natural forms evolve into botanical shapes using materials chosen for their precious, permanent qualities.

The sweeping curves and elegant lines evoke an image between the natural and the abstract, creating a luxurious feeling for the wearer to enjoy.

To contact William ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken directly to William's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ where he is exhibiting his art all around the world ~ Thank you


Monday, 1 October 2012

Andrew Cottrell at b Gallery art directory ~ Exhibiting his work around the world!


Born in Birmingham in 1967, I attended a school in Somerset for boys with Dyslexia, where my love of art developed.

I studied Illustration at Falmouth & Hereford College of Art where I developed my present styles, both of which are colorful and textured.

Main influences on my work include light, shade and far eastern countries. I have travelled to India and Malaysia and my more recent pieces of work pick up on recent travels to France and Venice.

I greatly admire the work of the Artist’s N.C. Wyeth and his son Andrew. These artists have influenced my work over the years and so has Anthony Green.

Please visit my website to see more of my work and I look forward to hearing from you.

Andrew Cottrell

To see more of Andrew's work at b Gallery art directory ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken to Andrew's own exhibition area ~ Thank you