Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Countdown to the Exhibition

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It's only 1 day till the Art Exhibition so here's a little taster of what you can expect:

Artist List (Updated):

Lizzie Mullin: Lizzie’s photographs were taken in various locations around East Anglia. Last year she decided to share her pictures and produced a 2007 calendar of North Norfolk Sunsets – an instant hit. She now produces greeting cards, and is looking to widen her portfolio with jigsaws, place mats etc as well as a coffee table book of local sights
Rachel Glibbery: Rachel grew up in Essex and studied fine art at college. Her collection was inspired by a painting for her daughter who is deeply into magical fairies and princesses. From that came more princesses, fairies and wizards set in magical fairy tale lands!
She uses acrylic on box canvas with glitter and sequins – and some magic fairy dust!
Rachel lives in Saffron Walden with her husband and three children

Clarissa Cochran: Clarissa has taught painting and drawing for many years in Community Education programmes including at Highpoint Prison. Although now mainly a textile artist she also likes to work in pastels and other media.
She lives in Radwinter and is Secretary of the Essex Craft Society

Veronica Shaw: Veronica paints figurative, abstract and portraits in oil on both canvas and board. Her work is sold through a number provincial galleries as well as in London. She currently teaches art on a one to one basis from her studio on a farm in Hertfordshire
Jane Buch: Jane has had an affinity with drawing for as long as she can remember, having always been drawn to compositions full of vibrant colour. She uses a mixture of pastel watercolour and acrylic to create simplistic yet imposing pieces. Her work is displayed in a number of local galleries. Jane lives in Manuden.
Anne Cardwell: Anne produces mosaics of one off contemporary designs for architectural, community and home settings. She also runs a Mosaic Workshop at her home in Saffron Walden with Gill Howe where participants can produce their own pieces of art.
Gill Howe: Gill has been working with Mosaics since 2002, being formerly a painter. She was drawn to mosaics whilst working on a mural in the Ukraine. Gill is a member of BAMM and along with Anne Cardwell runs Mosaic Workshops in Saffron Walden
Denise SelfDenise studied Art at St Martin’s in London before completing a 3 year foundation course in Textiles at the Hammersmith School of Art. After spending many years abroad she now paints watercolours, her preference being for Portraiture. She lives in Great Chesterford
Tony WhiteTony’s work is informed by natural forms and characteristically comprises spatial arrangements of colour and shape. He has held a number of successful solo exhibitions in the region and in 2006 was the featured artist for the summer exhibition at the Darryl Nantais gallery in Linton. Tony’s work has been commissioned for private collections, books and magazine covers and can be found throughout the world. He will be participating in the Cambridge Open Studios in July and is based in Newport.
Margaret Hammond Margaret produces framed and unframed paintings and cards of flowers, landscapes and still life in a variety of media, attempting to capture some impression of light. She lives in Saffron Walden and is Chairman of the Saffron Walden Art Society
Katy Ellis Katy graduated with an honours degree in Fine Art Painting from Glasgow School of Art in 1996. She then explored and studied during 2 extensive years of travel. Since then Katy has used her source work to create a series of evocative, richly painted, many layered watercolours of a range of subjects. She has shown her work widely throughout England, Ireland, France and America and now lives in Saffron Walden
Elenor PeckEllie studied fashion at Winchester School of Art and worked as a textile designer in London. She has been painting with acrylic on canvas for a few years and likes working with natural forms having been influenced by the time she spent teaching in the Caribbean. This has given her a particular interest in light and shade and the use of tropical subject matter. Ellie now works in Special Needs in a local school
Julie Weston Julie’s work is inspired by nature. She graduated from University having studied a course in illustration. Her interests in textiles and trying out new skills have led to her specialism of collage whilst her strengths are based on textures and colours. Julie has been inspired to exhibit at the Baptist Church as she feels the money raised is going to a good cause…Amen!
Kay Dumps Kay has been painting for a number of years and is self taught through having attended a number of adult education art classes in Dorset. Her work is oil on canvas and she lives both in Saffron Walden and Dorchester
Elizabeth Simmons Liz currently lives in Dorset and is self taught. Her ‘suncatchers’ are designed to reflect light and form and are made from leaded glass that can hang inside or out

In addition, there will be an ActionAid Information Stand displaying details and photos about the charity and the trek I am funding.
We will also be serving teas, coffees and soft drinks as well as homemade cakes and biscuits - all for a small donation.

Finally, a big thankyou to Yvonne and Trevor at Etymon Print & Packaging who are sponsoring the exhibition, you can check out their website here

I look forward to seeing you there.

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