Monthly Archives: September 2015

Today at ARTWORKS 2015: Alison Jones – Botanical art, watercolour techniques

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Today at ARTWORKS: Sunday 27 September 2015: Alison Jones – Botanical painting, from dry brush to washes in watercolour. Learn more about the skills and techniques in botanical art, watercolour painting and illustration from the award-winning artist Alison Jones.

Alison Jones, P. Tongariro 'Jackdaw'

Alison Jones, P. Tongariro ‘Jackdaw’

Alison Jones will be in the demonstration area in the ARTWORKS exhibition today, Sunday 27 September 2015, from 10am – 4pm. This drop-in event is free and runs throughout the day, no pre-booking required. Visit the exhibition and learn more about watercolour painting!

Alison Jones received tuition from Jenny Jowett and Clare Dalby, who are both leading botanical artists. In 1995 the book ‘Fuchsias: The Complete Guide’, written by Edwin J. Goulding, was illustrated by Alison with forty line drawings and twelve colour plates.

Awarded the Grenfell Silver-gilt medal by the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) in 2000, 2008, 2013. Alison Jones is also a member of Iceni Botanical Artists (I.B.A.)

ARTWORKS 2015 – 16th Annual Exhibition
5 – 27 September 2015
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Today at ARTWORKS 2015: Valerie Armstrong – mixed media backgrounds for abstract painting

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015

Saturday 26 September 2015: Valerie Armstrong – Creating mixed media backgrounds in paintings

valerie-armstrong-colour-collage-texture-background

Valerie Armstrong is the artist in residence at the ARTWORKS exhibition today, Saturday 26 September 2015. She will be in the demonstration area of the ARTWORKS exhibition from 10.30am – 4pm, sharing tips and techniques in mixed media painting.

The ‘Meet the Artist’ daily event is free, no booking required!

valerie-armstrong-colour-collage-texture-painting

An introduction to mixed media from Valerie:

I am going to begin work on a series of starts, taking them as far as feels right. To begin I am planning to create a stash of coloured and textured papers ready to tear and to cut up for the collage elements of my work. I shall also be working on background beginnings using gesso, moulding paste, collage texts, textures, and playful markmaking. At this stage it is all play and anything can happen and emerge. It is a matter of shutting off the structured logical brain and looking for the child within.

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I dream of sacred places

Valerie Armstrong on her new series of mixed media paintings:

My latest, more abstract work explores the intangibility and ephemeral nature of the mysterious world we enter when in sleep… I always paint with music as my muse, combining collage, words and textures, obscuring then working back, so barely visible traces can be glimpsed through layers of transparent glaze.

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Liz Waugh McManus: a sense of living presence in my work and to engage with the viewer through narrative …

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Liz Waugh McManus

Slow Train - Elephant

Slow Train – Elephant

I aim for a sense of living presence in my work and to engage with the viewer through narrative or playfulness… I specialise in glass as a medium, sometimes combining it with video projection…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Colin Slee: As the image emerges a feeling of rightness prevails – only then can one inhabit that space…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Colin Slee

Walking into silence

Walking into silence

 

As the image “emerges” a feeling of “rightness” prevails – only then can one inhabit that space….

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Kate Reynolds: ceramic sculptures, simple, pared forms…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Kate Reynolds

artworks-exhibition-2015-kate-reynolds-sculpture

Kate’s ceramic sculptures are often simple, pared forms. Some works are abstractions of the human image or profile, inspired by and developed from drawings of people…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Eileen Revett: finds inspiration in the fields of philosophy, meditation and mathematics…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Eileen Revett

eileen-revett-infinity-ii-woodcut-print

Infinity II

Eileen finds inspiration in the fields of philosophy, meditation and mathematics, taking ideas from Eastern thoughts in Zen Buddhism…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Kit Price Moss: My sketchbooks have always been important to me. I enjoy drawing from life outdoors…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Kit Price Moss

Bass Rock

Bass Rock

My sketchbooks have always been important to me. I enjoy drawing from life outdoors…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Anne Paton: I like to work expressively responding to the landscapes and seascapes of East Anglia using mixed media…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Anne Paton

Boats Resting

Boats Resting

I like to work expressively responding to the landscapes and seascapes of East Anglia using mixed media…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, wide range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Carol Pask: Shapes and patterns particularly influence me, distilled into non-representational interpretations…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Carol Pask

Balbisia

Balbisia

Shapes and patterns particularly influence me, these are then distilled into non-representational interpretations… I work in stoneware and porcelain combining traditional methods to create contemporary sculptural pieces…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

Artists in ARTWORKS: Elaine Nason: My subject matter is chiefly concerned with the human figure, interiors and still life…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Elaine Nason

Two Jugs

Two Jugs

My subject matter is chiefly concerned with the human figure, interiors and still life, in which I attempt to convey my interest in the everyday and commonplace. Composition, pattern and space are important considerations in my work…

Artworks 16th Annual Exhibition
Saturday 5 – Sunday 27 September 2015
Open daily 10am – 5pm

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham Estate
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. Free exhibition catalogue.

We also have the ARTWORKS shop for visitors to browse: original handmade prints, small paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and metalwork, large range of greetings cards and artist postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.