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Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015: Gillian Crossley-Holland – Oil pastels, easy and fun

Meet the Artist: daily presentations at ARTWORKS 2015.

Today, Tuesday 8th September 2015, artist Gillian Crossley-Holland will be demonstrating oil pastel painting techniques in the Artworks exhibition.

Tuesday 8 September 2015: Gillian Crossley-Holland – Oil pastels, easy and fun

Gillian Crossley-Holland will be demonstrating oil pastel techniques in the ARTWORKS exhibition today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.

Evening sky, Burnham Overy Staithe

Evening sky, Burnham Overy Staithe

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

Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ

ARTWORKS: Meet the Artist : Gillian Crossley-Holland

Today, Thursday 11 September 2014, Gillian Crossley-Holland will be at the Artworks exhibition to talk about her expressive and serene landscape paintings, and the oil pastel techniques she uses to create her work. Gillian Crossley-Holland will be in the demonstration area of the Artworks exhibition from 10.15 am  to 4.30 pm.

Sky on sea study

Sky on sea study, by Gillian Crossley-Holland

Gillian is a founder member of Artworks and each year also exhibits with Suffolk Open Studios and Norfolk Arts. Gillian Crossley-Holland writes: As an artist, I like the physical edges that form on the surface of my paintings, the unexpected marks that happen between one plane and another. It’s one of the reasons I like working with oil pastels, they are such a versatile medium and allow me to play and make marks instantly.

Read more about Gillian Crossley-Holland’s oil pastel paintings.

Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition each day. Or why not follow us on Twitter: @ARTWORKS_tweets.

Friday 12 September 2014, Roger Gamble
Saturday 13 September 2014, Katie Millard
Sunday 14 September 2014, Helen Dougall
Monday 15 September 2014, Eileen Revett
Tuesday 16 September 2014, Valerie Armstrong
Wednesday 17 september 2014, Roger Gamble
Thursday 18 September 2014, Lyn Aylward
Saturday 20 September, 2014, Alfie Carpenter
Monday 22 September 2014, Janet French
Wednesday 24 September 2014, Katie Millard
Thursday 25th September 2014 Curwen Print Study Day
Friday 26 September 2014, Alison Jones
Saturday 27 September 2014, Roger Gamble

Read more about all the Artworks artists here.

ARTWORKS 15th Annual Exhibition
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ

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

We also have the Artworks Shop selling small framed and unframed artwork, including original prints, paintings, ceramics and sculpture, together with a wide range of greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks in 2014!

GALLERY IN THE GARDEN summer exhibition : Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Christine McKechnie

Three Artworks artists, Liz Waugh McManus, Gillian Crossley-Holland and Christine McKechnie, have artwork currently on show in the summer exhibition at Gallery in the Garden in Great Saling, Essex. The summer exhibition runs from 9th – 20th July, open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2 – 5pm.

Liz Waugh McManus, in the ‘Fantastic Light Show’, is exhibiting some of her latest multi-media glassworks.

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Fairfield I, cast glass and projected film animation, by Liz Waugh McManus

Gillian Crossley-Holland, who is illustrating a book of poems with the poet Kevin Crossley-Holland, has some of her exquisite oil pastel still lifes on show.

gillian-crossley-holland-paintings-gallery-in-the-garden

A framed pastel still life by Gillian Crossley-Holland

Christine McKechnie is exhibiting some of her much admired and intricate painted paper-cut collages of her beautiful cottage garden and the Suffolk countryside.

christine-mckechnie-collage-gallery-in-the-garden

Christine McKechnie’s intricate paper-cut collages in The Orangery

The Gallery in the Garden is in The Orangery, set in an historic 18th century walled garden. The Gallery in the Garden showcases the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen alongside iconic 20th century British artists, such as Edward Bawden, John Nash and Julian Trevelyan.

Summer Show
9th July – 20th July 2014
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 2-5pm
Gallery in the Garden
Great Saling
Essex
CM7 5DP

Alison Jones : botanical paintings

Alison Jones has been a member of Artworks since it began in the year 2000. She has contributed to the annual Artworks exhibitions with botanical paintings in watercolours and ‘still life’ in pastels. 
Hellibore ‘Cinnamon Snow’ © Alison Jones

Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society. In 1990 and 1993 Alison Jones was awarded the prestigious Grenfell Silver medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s annual exhibition for her exhibitions of fuchsias and cyclamen coum – and she has also been awarded the Grenfell Silver-Gilt medal twice, in 2000 and 2008.
Alison Jones has also exhibited at the Society of Botanical Artists in London, and is also a member of the Society of Floral Painters, exhibiting annually in the South of England. You can see more of Alison’s botanical paintings on Alison Jones profile page.
In August 2010 Alison joined twenty three other flower painters who had their first exhibition in the Edmund Gallery in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Following its success the Iceni Botanical Artists was born in October the same year, with aims of encouraging and practising a high standard of all forms of botanical art through annual exhibitions by members.  
The Iceni Botanical Artists (IBA) is now engaged in a unique project to record and document the rarest of Norfolk’s Breckland wild flowers.  The collection of original paintings will be available for exhibitions at different venues and will be included in a Florilegium of wild Breckland Plants. More news nearer the time.
Meanwhile, the The Iceni Botanical Artists will be exhibiting again at the Edmund Gallery from 3rd – 8th August, 2012.
The Iceni Botanical Artists
3rd – 8th August 2012
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP33 1LS

John Glover : a new artist to ARTWORKS

Today we warmly welcome a new artist to Artworks (and the Artworks blog) the highly accomplished and experienced portrait painter, John Glover.

John Glover recently won the Rowland Hilder Award at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Below is the prize-winning painting, which is entitled ‘Mrs. McLeod’.

‘Mrs McLeod’ © John Glover

John Glover’s subjects include people from all walks of life, from official portraits to more intimate family groups or individual studies. He works in a variety of mediums including pencil, watercolour, pastel and oils.

John says of his work: “As a portrait painter I find myself in a very privileged position. I am invited into people’s lives however briefly, to witness their work, their aspirations, their successes and sometimes their failures, indeed their humanity.

John was also recently elected as the President of The Cambridge Drawing Society. The Cambridge Drawing Society was founded in 1882 by Lady Sandys and is one of the oldest art societies in the country. Former members of The Cambridge Drawing Society include Cecil Beaton, Ronald Searle, Gwen Raverat, Peter Graham (Vice President of the Institute of Oil Painters) and James Horton (President of the Society of British Artists). The Cambridge Drawing Society’s membership now comprises over one hundred and forty artists. We wish John much success in his new appointment.

John is also an experienced teacher in portraiture, life-drawing and painting. He runs day classes locally in the Cambridge area and also teaches at summer schools throughout the UK. John also offers painting demonstrations to many art groups and societies. He is also available for individual, one-to-one art tuition.

Visit John Glover’s website for more information on commissioning a portrait or attending one of his art tuition classes.

www.johngloverportraits.co.uk

Artworks Prize Draw: Faces, Figures, People

As promised, another preview of six more mini artworks from the Artwork Prize Draw, all currently on view in the Artworks 12th annual art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. The Prize Draw tickets are just £2 each. This selection features original artworks by: Constance Stubbs, Helen Dougall, Chris Gamble, Elaine Nason, Jenny Goater and one of our newest members Lyn Aylward.

Chris Gamble

Constance Stubbs

Elaine Nason

Helen Dougall

Lyn Aylward

Jenny Goater

The ‘Janette Place’ Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Prize Draw tickets are on sale at £2 each throughout the duration of the Artworks exhibition – just enquire at the reception desk. All the mini artworks are original works of art!

The Mini Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks outreach work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to a nominated charity. In 2011 we are delighted to be supporting the innovative Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You can follow the development of the project on the Bradfield Green Oak Centre’s blog.

If you like nature-inspired art, our next mini artworks selection will be mostly devoted to landscape and trees!

The Artworks 12th annual art exhibition runs from 10 September – 2 October 2011, open 10am – 5pm daily, at Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP30 9JG.

Entry to the Artworks exhibition is free, there is ample parking with full disability access (two wheelchairs are also available if required). There will also be the Artworks Cafe alongside the very popular Artworks Gallery Shop, selling small paintings, original prints & drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glass, in addition to a wonderful selection of artists’ postcards & greetings cards. We hope you will enjoy your visit!