Tuesday, 22 September 2015

x HERTS OPEN STUDIO 5th - 27th September 2015

x 'Autumn Art Show Trail' at Golden Hare - 1st - 30th September 2015

We are thrilled to be part of Bedfordshire Artists Network 'Autumn Art Show Trail', for the month of September. We will be showing a selection of work by 10 different Artists based in Ampthill
Private View:
Friday September 4th 5-7pm
All welcome!

For more information - 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

x John Heywood's Exhibition - 17th - 20th September 2015

This is an invitation to my upcoming exhibition and sale of original paintings,depicting  coastal scenes from the Isles of Scilly and Greek Islands and landscapes from the Chilterns and the Thames Valley.

Part proceeds will be donated to "Dogs for the Disabled".

Exhibition runs for 4 days from Thursday September 17 to Sunday September 20 inclusive from 10am to 4pm daily. The venue is at Lytchetts, Green Lane, Farnham Common SL2 3SR. (Just south of Beaconsfield). I plan to be present, working at a painting, during the opening hours.

Everyone welcome!

John Heywood

Sunday, 13 September 2015

x Heidi Jayne Best and her Beautiful Artwork at bGallery

Through painting and video I attempt to explore physical sensations and psychic emotions stemming from personal experience, female identity, sexuality and the presence of the body. The dynamics between myself and a physical projection through gestural painting are revealed through the growing connection between myself and the environment in which the work develops. My practice draws on memories expressed in a visual language worked out through visceral exploration of painterly surface, suggestion and movement. This passage is at the root of a series of paintings where I hope to reclaim the male dominated realms of expressionist painting through female selfhood and a deeply corporeal connection to the physicality of the materials I work with. It is through this reclamation that I hope to convey my identity within the expressive nature of the creative act. I see this as a ritualistic and almost symbolic method of development where the a physical trace of an artistic presence offers a lingering notion of the critical self-reflection that takes place within my practice dealing with elements of my personality, sexuality and desire.
Heidi Jayne Best  www.heidijaynebest.com

Thursday, 10 September 2015

x Deo Dutchie at www.bgallery.co.uk

My work, which is a combination of modern impressionistic and naïve expressionistic styles, are all done in acrylic. It allows me to express joyful moments in people’s lives in a very naïve manner, using bright colours, and expressing movement through using different brush strokes and canvas mixes of colour. The works are characterised by themes with which I can identify myself, and colours that contradict reality. With each of my paintings I want to express moments in a way that children would express them, innocent and creative, proud of their work, visible and understandable, but free from rules and realism.
This style enables me to think back to my own childhood when children were still children, and grown-ups could still go about enjoying life. I want my work to tell people something about what I have experienced at a point in time, through a piece of art that will brighten up people’s lives, homes, offices and other environments. It is peaceful and joyful, and I want people to see and feel this through my art.

x Karen Charman at bGallery with her Stunning Artwork

I was born on the south coast of England a few yards from the sea and a mile or so from the countryside. As a child I spent hours either in a rock pool or in the country. My long held passion and inspiration stems from this time in my life although I have built on this and added the West Country moorland and arid Portugal. In my work I strive to persuade the viewer to also appreciate and share the beauty I see in nature. I love creating texture and atmosphere in each piece and also experimentation plays a big part in my processes. I am constantly working to find a way to allow the viewer to discover for themselves intriguing and evocative passages in each painting.
1-moorland falls

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

x Delfina Emmanuel at Contemporary Ceramics Centre from 6th - 29th August 2015

I will be showing some of my artwork at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre next week
Please come to view it - 

63 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3BF

Saturday, 5 September 2015

x Artwork Charity Sale, 17-29 Aug 2015

Artwork Charity Sale, 17-29 Aug 2015
In the run up to this year’s Herts Open Studios in September a group of Dacorum based artists, in collaboration with the Upstairs Gallery in Berkhamsted, are holding a charity sale of original small artworks.  The proceeds will be donated to DENS, which helps provide a safe and friendly environment to vulnerable and homeless people within the Dacorum area.
The Upstairs Gallery above the Post Office in Berkhamsted High Street (open Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 4pm)

x Robert M James's Stunning Work AT bGallery

Robert James is a Berkshire based practicing architect, who studied and qualified at the Manchester School of Architecture in the mid 1980s.

In 2005 Robert had the very good fortune to join an art class overseen by Neil McDonald ASEA, one of the country’s leading life-drawing and watercolour artists. Inspired by Neil’s tutelage, Robert has developed his drawing skills and now dedicates much of his free time to his passion for depicting the human form.

Most of the work is fast and representative, with the pictures aiming to capture the light and mood of the moment. Anatomical accuracy is important, but there is no attempt to record every last detail. Sometimes, less is more.