Sunday, 26 August 2012
In 2009 I retired from work after a successful 30 year career in the electronics industry, I was looking for a new direction to focus my energies and painting filled the gap. I had always had a natural gift for drawing, but had never had the time, nor opportunity to take it further, so I threw myself into the art world through a combination of work-shops, short courses, visits to art galleries, research and lots of practice!
Then by chance I discovered the world of pastels and fell in love with the luminous colours and the immediousy of the medium! As I become more confident with the medium I started to include acrylic, watercolour and oil under-paintings to give added depth and texture to my work.
In 2010 I started to explore the world of collage/mixed media, painting semi-abstracted surban and coastal scenes. In 2011 I was awarded the Favourite Picture Award at the Grantchester exhibition held by the Cambridge District Art Circle for my collage/mixed media painting titled St Abbs Harbour. I was also accepted for membership of the prestigious Cambridge Drawing Society, thus allowing me to exhibit my work in the Cambridge Guild Hall. Other exhibitions include the Hertford Art Society, Royston, Foxton, Fowlmere, the Tavern Gallery in Meldreth, and of course the bGallery.
I now run two painting holidays a year at Cober Hill, Cloughton, nr Scarborough, as well as designing and tutoring work-shops for the Royston Arts Society, Cambridge District Art Circle, the Tavern Gallery and numerous other art groups.
2012 will also see me taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios in the 2nd and 3rd weekends of July. This is a new and exciting venture for me, and will give the public an opportunity to visit my busy home studio, talk about my working methods, and maybe even purchase new work directly from me.
For more information why not visit the following websites:
To see more of Valerie's work and have the opportunity to purchase it direct from the artist herself ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken to Valerie's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you
Saturday, 25 August 2012
I became interested in weaving many years ago when living in northern Sweden – lots of my friends had family looms and this is where my interest in textiles was stirred. On returning home I attended the local weaving classes.
Later, when the children had grown up I attended basket weaving and chair seating classes completing the city and guilds certificate at Missenden abbey. Towards the end of the 1990s I returned to loom weaving.
Designs for my work are heavily influenced by many things including my basket making background, walking through the Chiltern countryside with our two dogs and regular visits to the Victoria & Albert Museum.
I generally weave silk scarves and wraps/shawls though my work does include place mats in paper, linen and willow.
I use mainly silk but often incorporate fine merino wool, high twist silk and high twist wool, linen and cashmere.
During the past few years I have exhibited and sold at galleries and other venues in various parts of the country.
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 where you will be taken directly to Ann's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Most of my paintings are oils on canvas inspired by places I have visited over the last few years.
To see more of Yasmin's work and have the opportunity to purchase it directly from the artist herself ~ Please click on the link below ~ Thank you
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
A graduate of the highly regarded Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Art, I have been making decorative art and jewellery for over 15 years.
My art work draws on the decorative fragmented surfaces of ancient jewellery, reliquaries, frescoes and tiled surfaces. Museums and Art Galleries fuelled my obsession from an early age. As a child I enjoyed piecing things together in my mind and learnt to appreciate highly decorative, elaborate surfaces that had been time worn and broken.
This has shaped the way I design. I prefer abstractions and incomplete images and textures and although my work has no direct narrative it does have a language of pattern, texture and colour. I like to capture the idea of buried treasure in my work, fragments of artefacts that were part of something bigger, which now no longer exist.
To see more of Anita's work and have the opportunity to purchase it direct from the artist herself ~ Please click on the link below where you will be taken to Anita's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory.
Friday, 17 August 2012
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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Jane Marie Cole's Exhibitions this year:
Rudwick Steam and Country Show in the Craft Marquee
1st - 2nd September
Shoreham Air Show in the Craft Marquee
27th - 28th October
Lancing College Crafts Fair
I will also be in The Coaching House Gallery in Alfriston, East Sussex for the second part of November.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Transport & Product Designer - Bedfordshire
The most beautiful looking things are simple. A yacht or vehicle, for example, looks very modest yet to create the simple, elegant aesthetic requires so much effort in creation, tooling design and feasibility that it is rarely acknowledged and understood by those outside of the development process and is therefore judged quickly purely on it's looks as a final product.
This is true for lino prints. On the surface they are very simple but the process required to create them involves complex planning, delicate carving, patience and vision. A process that is hidden from view in the final image.
While my print collection was on display at bGallery, it attracted the eye of the J D Wetherspoon pub chain and I was commissioned to produce a set of prints for 'The London Hatter' which opened in July 2011 in Luton.
To see more of Adam's work please click on the link below:
Monday, 13 August 2012
"I am currently exhibiting at a gallery in Alderley Edge in Cheshire
called Bebb & seker, and also at a gallery in Boundary Rd,London,
called Avantgarde. I have created a few new pieces since we last
met...photos attached.The hand and balloon is bronze & resin called
"The bearable lightness of being" the fatties on the clear plinths are
bronze on resin called "Dancing on Thin ice",The blue mermaid is a bas
relief water fountain (acrylic resin again) and I used my niece Emily
as the model (sister Kate's famous daughter from the Inbetweeners and
Dancing on Ice fame!)"
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Sunday, 12 August 2012
Please feel free to click on the link below to see Hayley's art work ~ Thank you.http://www.bgallery.co.uk/artist-profile.asp?artistid=199&button3=Go
Friday, 10 August 2012
Thursday, 9 August 2012
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C-art Open Studios:
Sunday, 5 August 2012
John Dunne is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. His art embraces a wide variety of paint media. He has been featured in many exhibitions and shows. His major work is comprised in four series: The Dream of Gerontius, The Song of Songs, The Tain, and his most recent series, The Seven Last Words.