Sunday, 31 May 2015

x Herts Visual Art 2015

Welcome to the March edition of the new Creative Digest. In this column, we consider a theme which will aim to provide insight into creative practice and mindset of the artist taken from the breadth of the web, including traditional websites, but also social networking groups, blogs, articles, apps and even online behaviours to inspire, delight and challenge you.

Friday, 29 May 2015

x Rhonda Whitehead New & Recent Work May 2015

x Gioilla Zordan Summer Open Studios 5th June - 7th June 2015

x bGallery Artist Sally Bassett Art Exhibition 6th June - 10th June 2015

Sally warmly invites you to an art exhibition to be held in the beautiful Rothschild Village Hall at Hastoe as part of Bucks Open Studio Weeks.
Open daily from Saturday June 6th through to Wednesday June 10th, 12:00 noon until 6 p.m.

Chiltern artists exhibiting:-

Lynn Allen - Paintings and original prints 

Sally Bassett -Wild Seascape and Landscape paintings 

Kate Hampton – Fine art photography 

Elizabeth Foster – Bronze Portraits and Fused glass 
Margaret Mee- Figurative work and digital art 
Brain Robinson – Landscapes, reflections Boats and Water

Hastoe Village Hall, Church Lane, Hastoe,HP236LU 

1 mile up the hill from Tring Zoological Museum.

Free parking. 



Cream teas on Sunday. 
Nibbles on Tuesday.

Please come if you can. 

Sally Bassett 

01442 851353

x Jane Daniell Exhibition 7th May - 31st May 2015 at Blackheath Concert Halls


THU 7 MAY - SUN 31 MAY 10.00h - 17.00h

Jane Lydbury is a local artist who has worked as a printmaker and illustrator. Her inspiration is English and European literature, both contemporary and ancient and is under pinned by an interest in the workings of the unconscious as expressed in myth
and legend.

Jane Daniell is an artist printmaker based in London. Her work tends to be fantastical and she is influenced by her childhood reading, particularly illustrators such as Arthur Rackham. Aubrey Beardsley and Edmund Dulac.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

x Rowena Gilbert's May 2015 Exhibition

I will be launching my new ceramic collection (some examples above) in a group exhibition at 31 Havelock Road, Fiveways, Brighton, BN1 6GL, as part of the Artist Open Houses, Brighton May Festival 2015.

The show will be open for the first four weekends in May 11am-5pm.  I will be at the show on the following dates/times:

Sunday 3rd May 2-5pm
Saturday 9th May 2-5pm

Saturday 16th May 2-5pm
Sunday 17th May 2-5pm
Saturday 23rd May 11am-2pm
Sunday 24th May 2-5pm

It would be lovely to see you.

If you would like to join us at our private view, please for details and an invitation.

Best Wishes


Monday, 25 May 2015

x Susan E Ash Exhibition at Open Studios, Harbertonford 23rd May to 25th May 2015

The exhibition is Open studios @ Harbertonford, with 11 artists opening their homes/studios and 9 of us exhibiting @ Harbertonford village hall.  The exhibition opens on the 23rd of May and continues until 25th May from 10.00am to 5.00pm.  There will also  be a cafe in the village hall run by the Dig and Dine cafe people who do lovely food.  For information - the village website.

Saturday, 23 May 2015

x Brand New workshops in the Autumn - Marilyn Allis

Hi Everyone.

Seems strange to be thinking of Autumn when we have just entered into Spring. I have now updated my web site for Brand New workshops in the Autumn.

Including Chunky acrylics, brusho and mixed media as well as watercolour. under workshops
SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
Lower Courtyard
The Studio Unit 2a
Rogers Hill Farm Dorchester Dorset

Thursday, 21 May 2015

x Marilyn Allis Adds more Workshops Due to Demand ....

Due to the incredible demand and interest in the amazing BRUSHO, I have two new workshops
 Wednesday 13th May and Thursday 14th May 2015. 
(Both days will be very different I will be teaching two techniques one each day) Can be booked as 1 or 2 days.

 Wed 13th May,  involves the lovely aspects of the Brusho crystals using water spritzers and the small granules of brusho to some really unusual effects, accompanied by brusho spray techniques. They really are explosive.

In Control
Thur 14th May,  a little more traditional and involves the solid colour either from the palette or from mixing crystals, and adding Quink ink. Looks rather like stained glass windows.

Book both class and receive a FREE 12 colour Brusho travel set to get you started.

NB. I have one place left on the 26th march Brusho workshop.
SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
East Farm
The Studio
Winterborne Whitechurch
DT11 9AW

Friday, 15 May 2015

x Herts Open Studio 2015 x

One month to the application deadline for our 25th Herts Open Studios

If you would like some assistance in loading your Open Studios entry to the website I will be available in Harpenden on Thursday 12th March - please email to book a time slot. 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

x Guild Artists Exhibition - 16th - 17th May 2015 x

We would like to invite you join us for the Guild Artists Exhibition in the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate

We are proud to present our annual exhibition, a collaborative show with some of the best examples of unique and dynamic artwork available from contemporary artists working in the UK today.

All artwork is for sale.
Opening times:
16 - 17 May
Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate
Saturday 13.30-17.00
Sunday   10.00 - 13.00
Private view: Sat 18.30 - 01.00

Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite work, and the ‘Best in Show’ will be announced at the Awards Dinner later on in the evening.
Voting visitors will get the chance to win a prize too.

Guild staff will be onsite all weekend and we look forward to seeing our members there.

Where to find us:

Thursday, 7 May 2015

x bGallery Welcomes Artist Dawn Brimicombe

I am a visual Artist working in Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media born in Brixton, London now working from my Studio in East Devon/Dorset border not far from Lyme Regis.
Over the years I have worked with many different mediums, I now choose to paint using bees wax and damar resin known as encaustic wax medium.  I make my own medium in the studio using filtered bees wax which has been treated to remove the natural yellow of the bees wax, it produces a clear glossy finish almost like glass when used with or without damar resin.
Encaustic painting has a wonderful translucent quality, it is always exciting and often experimental.
Using natural brushes I apply the medium onto birch wood, sometimes I use driftwood or found items such as stone, ceramic, I fuse multiple layers of wax onto the surface using various heat tools, my preferred method is a heat gun, after heating and fusing I then scrape, incise & embed into the wax using ebony, organic materials, pigments  & found objects. For my Photo-Encaustic I use my own original artwork or my own digital images which are then transferred or poured directly onto the surface creating a  luminous & transparent quality. 
Encaustic wax painting has grown in popularity dating back from the 5th Century B.C. - it is now becoming a popular choice to use wax as an alternative to acrylics & is also a wonderful medium to use with photographic images making it an exciting new medium for photographers to experiment and explore.
 I am passionate about what I do and hope to inspire others, in between working with wax I also run workshops in Mixed Media & Papier Mache in which wax is incorporated.

I have exhibited in group exhibitions at the Arndean Gallery, Cork Street & the OXO Gallery, London as well as many other Galleries across the UK.  If you wish to visit me in the Studio please email to arrange a convenient time.  

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

x bGallery Updates and Newsletter March 2015 x

Image by Emma Childs

We hope that you are all enjoying a productive time in the run up to Christmas. From those members we have spoken to recently it seems as though many of you are incredibly busy with orders, fairs and exhibitions - long may it last! To help with exposure please email with an image and exhibition details , we will post to our networking they say every little helps!!

Introducing EMMA CHILDS to bGallery
Emma Childs is a professional artist with 20 years experience. Based in Devon she runs her own successful art business and is currently in the process of writing and illustrating a children's fairy story book.
Emma exhibits her work on a regular basis both nationally and internationally. Some of her artwork was chosen to be exhibited in Art Monaco 2015 in Monte Carlo next July through the Mona Youssef Gallery which she is thoroughly looking forward to attending.
Preffering bold colours and fine detail she draws most of her inspiration from childhood memories, unusual people and places with nature being the biggest source of inspiration.
Experienced in using a range of mixed media, Emma favours watercolour and pen and ink although very much enjoying the wonderful bright effects that pure acrylics can create when used in her bold abstract. She is also an accomplished airbrush artist.

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More news from bGallery member Sue Hall

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Jill Meager's Artwork Chosen for Christmas Cards 2014 - 
Hare 1- has been chosen by the charity Farms for City Children as their Christmas card thisyear. To buy, the link is

Find more artwork on her bGallery profile
on Facebook

Jill is interested in caputuring the face of her subjects just before it tips over into sadness and hopes to challenge the viewer into thinking about the importance of protecting innocence and vulnerability in all its forms.
A voyage of colour and light byPascal Barnier - A collection of 21 creations accompanied by thoughts associated with.Pascal's book is available
"Born in 1967, I started photography at 18 with my first case reflex. My first contact with the world of art was a diploma in printing, Art history and during shooting. Indeed for me I needed to learn the correct procedure and techniques to correctly reproduce a painting or a sculpture. How to adhere to the "grain" of watercolour or acrylic if you do not know the original?....... And, as the scanner is not allowed to reproduce all, the bench breeding kind of camera giant was the tools of everyday life. Photo retouching is feasible with a pen and a brush ...... 
Back to the history of art, shooting and light in a degree of projection 35 mm I joined the world of art, finally, being recognised as an arits. I learned from Jean Carzou, contemporary and friend of Picasso, Buffet, Dali ....... It is merging this knowledge and meeting artists working in various fields that I created my personal technique pictorialism. 
The basis of my work is shooting, then I utilise various graphic technical to achieve my final piece.
Welcome tp my universe".
Find out more about Pascal:


"In 1975, Michel Audebert artist's adventure begins. Photographer and plastician, he takes us along in a search towards the beauty or the message is as strong as the image.
"Even more than a work on the representation, my research is the expression of the feeling which emanates from the photographed subject ... In my images, the repetition does not have a "hypnotic" goal... The least variation on the subject must modify our perception of it... I have a high idea of Photography as a mode of expression. In a parallel with reality and the time which passes, I regard this one as a major art... It can create the illusion of reality like the impression of stopped time. For me, photography is a formidable instrument of dream and nostalgia"

We are excited to have Clare Sykes join us as a bGallery member - 

Clare Sykes - A self-taught artist who occupies her thirst for learning and creating using nothing more than her raw passion for the craft. She derives inspiration from all around her. Clare’s paintings are created using an exciting range of mixed media that depict an abstract surrealism with depth and vibrancy. Blended with Clare’s atmospheric style, her work is injected with energy and moods inspired by her own emotions. She is continuously developing and evolving her style as an artist, making her work a refreshing addition to any space. ‘When you see a piece of artwork, your imagination is transported as if you were standing side by side with the artist. Artwork frees your imagination and mind to fly. It’s shared emotions, it’s the essence of who you are’ Not every wall deserves a painting, but every painting deserves a wall!

Follow Clare on Facebook, Twitter

Clare is already gaining a lot of attention!

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Special congratulations this month to bGallery artist Steven Ward who has received the most enquiries this month plus achieved sales and a commission. To see more of Steven's work click on the following Stevenward Art Facebook

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Monday, 4 May 2015

x Mark Welland's Art and Future Shows x


Astronomical events, like buses, you wait for ages and then several arrive at the same time. The latest Symmetrees draw their influence from these events. Like the solar eclipse they require three objects. In this case, the sun, the tree and the viewer. On a misty morning, placing the tree between you the viewer and the sun creates an ecliptic parallel with a sense of awe and wonder. The light spreads and flattens perspective, profiling a silhouette of the tree, like the moon, it's visible face cast into darkness. 


The darkness of night is equal in length to the light of day. It's determined by the sun rise and sun set, giving the same amount of hours between events.  Good news, daytime from now on is longer than the night. Here's comes the sun and spring! 


It's a fitting time to say goodbye to the charcoal skeletons of deciduous trees and welcome new leaves and growth. But before you do, there's a chance to see some eclipse inspired Symmetrees along with work by other Tonbridge Creative artists at the Art Spring show in Tonbridge. It's open from the 31st March - 7th April.  We would love to see you at the Private View. An invite waiting for you on our Facebook page.


ARTSPRING - 31st March - 7th April 2015 - The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge, Kent
TURF a new show at the Bluemoon Gallery Tunbridge Wells. 27th March - 25th April