Thursday, 30 April 2015

x SBA - The Society of Botanical Artists

The Society was established in 1985 to bring together botanical artists of repute. Our Annual Open Exhibition is at the Westminster Gallery in London. We publish and exhibit our members' works and provide education to all aspiring botanical artists.

Sandra Wall Armitage DA(Man) NDD SBA

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

x Rachel Ducker's Landmark Installation in Henley-on-Thames x

A life size sculpture by Rachel Ducker has been installed at a landmark roundabout at the entrance to Henley-on-Thames.
Landscape designer Paul Terroni won a competition run by Henley in Bloom to redesign the roundabout, which is sponsored by the Henley Standard. The idea is to show Henley as a “gateway to a healthy lifestyle” and create a vibrant welcome to the town.
The roundabout design features Rachel’s sculpture, depicting a woman leaping out of water, surrounded by flower beds of Olympic-style interlocking rings planted in bright colours.

Henley town councillor Elizabeth Hodgkin said "The roundabout has exceeded my expectations and Rachel is a genius in how she makes the movement feel real."
Rachel Ducker will be showcasing her work at ‘Art in the Garden’ at the Big Plant Nursery in Twyford as part of the popular Henley Arts Trail during 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.  The first May Bank Holiday weekend is a perfect time to visit for inspiration and ideas on designing your outdoor space so 'Save the Date': 2nd - 4th May 2015.  The Big Plant Nursery is venue 17 on the HENLEY ARTS TRAIL MAP 2015

Monday, 27 April 2015

x What's New at Great Art 2015 x

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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Coming Soon London Cityscape Series by Jacqueline Hammond

Picture only posts. No time to blog words - Busy, busy with many paintings in progress - stay posted for updates on new works as released - Gallery: @artbyjaxx on Twitter, Jacqueline Hammond Art on Facebook, is current. The artist is present. Jacqueline Hammond 2014

x April 25th & 26th 2015 'London Potters Local' at The Gallery Redlees Studios

Thursday, 23 April 2015

x Liz Vaughan - x

Art has been a long and exciting journey for Liz. For years she painted traditional pictures beautiful landscapes of lakes and mountains etc. She taught art, held exhibitions of her own work and arranged them for other painters, her work is in collections in France and Spain and last year was approached to exhibit in New York and Greece she realised that she has become profoundly bored with painting in an 'acceptable' way that has always been an english tradition. Painting for her has to be an adventure and above all exciting.
Liz found herself inventing effects on her canvases that did not reflect what was in the 'real' world. On a whim she was extending lines on the canvas, just to see where they wanted to go, and adjusting colours so that they interacted more in a more interesting way than the light did in the outside world. And gradually her excitement reappeared - suddenly she wanted to spend all her time in her studio again, exploring this fascinating world of abstract art.
Over the past few years Liz has begun to realise that the potential for expressing feeling and movement in abstract art is unlimited. There are no boundaries - she can do whatever she wants on her canvases. Where originally she felt constrained to produce recognisable images of the world outside, now she is free to allow the work to draw her along, not guiding it but simply letting her work pull me along, suggesting new approaches, different combinations of light, colour and movement that form their own internally consistent patterns and relationships.
Liz's work is just entering a whole new kaleidoscopic transitional world, one that she wants to make her own and to share with others. This exhibition is just a short snapshot of her own one-way journey - she has no idea where it will take her, but she knows that it's already the greatest journey of her life.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

x Andrew Cottrell at b Gallery art directory x

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

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

x Mark Duffin at CMK 17th - 19th April 2015 x

Mark Duffin at Milton Keynes next weekend , craft show in the shopping centre in front of john Lewis .17th-19th April 2015

More of Mark's Artwork can be seen and purchased at : 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

X Marilyn Allis Exhibition 17th April - 18th April 11.00am - 5.00pm X

Exhibition and a glass of bubbly  Come and join us in a glass of bubbly, to celebrate with us at my beautiful inspiring New Studio, Exhibition of very affordable ORIGINAL paintings 17th April - 18th April 11.00am - 5.00pm

Lower Courtyard,
Rogers Hill Farm


I still have one place left on a few of the April workshops.
23rd April - People aren't Scary watercolour
24th April -Big Brush Watercolor
25th April-Simplify, its not complicated watercolour

and a few places on Beginners taster morning in watercolor, materials provided 20th April
Vibrant acrylics, materials provided 21st April.

SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546

Tuesday, 7 April 2015