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Artists in ARTWORKS: Janet French: My work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment…

Artists in the ARTWORKS exhibition 2015: Janet French

Winter Light III

Winter Light III

My work explores the fragile symbiotic relationship between man and the natural environment. I work in tune with nature to create work that is testimony to…

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.

Art in Action : Janet French and Emma Buckmaster collaborative Tree Portraits’ etchings project

Artworks artist Janet French and Emma Buckmaster will be at Art in Action 2014 from 17-20th July demonstrating the collaborative project that they have been working on. ‘Tree Portraits’ are a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper made from the trees’ own leaves.

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Fagus
Etching on Beech leaves

The newest addition to the series, Fraxinus Excelsior, an etching of an ash tree printed on to ash leaf paper, was shortlisted for this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It will be on display in the ‘Best of the Best’ exhibition at Art in Action.

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Fraxinus Excelsior
Etching on Ash leaves

Over the last 36 years, Art in Action, held at Waterperry Gardens, Oxford, has created a new sort of art show and now attracts around 25,000 visitors. The public comes to Art in Action, not just to see works of art, but to see the art of creating art. Janet and Emma will be working in the Printmaking marquee. For further information please visit www.artinaction.org.uk.

The Tree Portraits will also be exhibited at the Artworks Annual Exhibition in September 2014 and can be viewed on Janet and Emma‘s websites.

www.janetfrench.co.uk
www.emmabuckmaster.com

Art in Action 2014
Thursday 17 July to Sunday 20 July 2014. Open 10.00am – 5.30pm each day
Waterperry House
Waterperry
Near Wheatley
Oxfordshire
OX33 1JZ

Five artists go to a deserted farmhouse: Suffolk Open Studios art exhibition

Longs Farm, an enchanting medieval farmhouse currently standing empty in rural Suffolk, provides an inspiring and unique setting for the artwork of five distinctive artists, who are all participating in Suffolk Open Studios in June 2014.

Wire Sculpture of a Cockerel by Jenny Goater

Christine McKechnie and Gillian Crossley-Holland, both founder members of Artworks will be joining ex-member Jenny Goater, with fellow artists Jane West and Nicolette Hallett, to fill the entire farmhouse with the best of their art as a precursor to opening their art studios to the public in June.  The exhibition will contain a selection of drawings, paintings, collage and sculpture.
Painting by Nicolette Hallett
Christine McKechnie will have on show her popular, intricately crafted, watercolour-painted cut paper collages. These are personal memories of places evoked in colour. They could be of her garden outside her art studio, on which she spends much time and love, a tree down the green lane analysed on her daily walk, or visits to the Suffolk coast. There are also collages of loved places further afield – Glyndebourne in Sussex, Seatoller in the Lake District, the Arsenale in Venice, Thailand, Cambodia, and Hong Kong.
Collage by Christine McKechnie
Gillian Crossley-Holland will be displaying her distinctive and evocative paintings of the Lopham Fens and the North Norfolk coast. These are paintings that explore her love of crossing places and edges, places where the earth is little more than a reflection of the sky, or places where the sea meets the shore, forever shifting back and forth and never permanent.
Evening Sky at Burnham Overy Staithe, by Gillian Crossley-Holland
Also on show will be some of Gillian’s recent still life drawings of spring flowers; pots of primroses, jugs of wallflowers and vases of tulips all worked swiftly in bright colours and vivid marks.  These drawings provide a strong visual contrast to her landscapes and seascapes but the subject matter still explores her fascination with the fragility of permanence.
Buttercups, by Gillian Crossley-Holland
This special exhibition at Longs Farm is open to the public during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 3rd, 4th, 5th May 2014 (Saturday to Monday), from 11am to 5pm.
Longs Farm
Millway Lane
Palgrave
Diss 
IP22 1AD

Parking is available at the entrance to the farmhouse. Please note, due to the age and structure of the building, disabled access will be restricted.
Suffolk Open Studios takes place over four weekends: 7/8th, 14/15th, 21/22nd and 28/29th June 2014. Please visit the Suffolk Open Studios website for individual opening times of artists’ studios.

At ARTWORKS today Janet French printmaker, prints trees on leaves

Today, Saturday 21 September 2013, Artworks artist Janet French will be demonstrating printmaking and creative papermaking in the Artworks exhibition.
Janet French : Printing Trees on Leaves


Janet French says of her recent work, which is in the Artworks exhibitionI have been exploring the spiritual impact of the effect of light seen through trees. The images are produced using a variety of printmaking methods and are printed onto papers I have created using the leaves and fibres of local woodland species, for example beech, nettle and oak.


See Janet French in the gallery today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists. Read more about the Artworks artists.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

Today at Artworks: Watercolour Trees with Katie Millard!

Today, Tuesday 17 September 2013, Artworks artist Katie Millard will be demonstrating creative watercolour techniques in the Artworks exhibition.
Katie Millard : Painting Trees in Watercolour


Katie says she is most inspired by North Norfolk, struck by the unspoilt nature of the area, the magnificent skies and windswept beaches: 

Seeing the sand being lifted and swirling in the sky by the vagaries of the weather, fascinates me. Watching rain approaching and the way it affects the sea and the landscape I find awe inspiring.
See Katie Millard demonstrating how to paint trees in watercolours, in the main gallery today, from 10.15 am – 4.30 pm.
Stay tuned to the Artworks blog for daily Artworks exhibition news and updates, as a different artist will be demonstrating in the Artworks exhibition every day.
The Artworks annual exhibition is a wonderful opportunity to see and buy new and original contemporary work by some of East Anglia’s most inspired and creative artists under one roof. Read more about the Artworks artists.
7 – 29 September 2013
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
IP30 9HZ
The Artworks exhibition is open daily, 10am to 5pm, admission is free, ample parking, wheelchair accessible. 
We also have a shop selling artists’ limited edition prints, unframed work, greetings cards and postcards. There is also a café selling light refreshments. We hope you will enjoy your visit to Artworks!

A collaboration in art & nature: Janet French & Emma Buckmaster

Artworks artist Janet French has recently begun an exciting collaborative art project with another artist, the printmaker Emma Buckmaster.

Quercus, Fordham, etching on oak leaf handmade paper

The aim of this project is to produce a series of etchings of native tree species printed on to paper created from the trees’ own leaves. Once completed, the delicate prints are trapped between two sheets of glass and framed to allow light to enhance the fine details of the image and the translucent quality of the leaves.

Five tree ‘portraits’ have now been completed and they are currently on show, together with other new work by Janet and Emma, at The Assembly House in Norwich, Norfolk.

Noverre Gallery
Assembly House
Theatre Street
Norwich
NR2 1RQ

The exhibition runs from Friday 2nd December 2011 to Monday 2nd January 2012, open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

Tilia, Braxted, etching on Lime leaf handmade paper

The flowers of the Common Lime have a narcotic effect on bees which may be found asleep under the tree.  The branches are full of mistletoe and the leaves have been used to make the paper on which the tree portrait is printed.

Emma and Janet currently co-Chair the Gainsborough’s House Print Workshop in Sudbury, Suffolk.

For further details on their work you can visit Janet and Emma’s websites:

www.janetfrench.co.uk

www.emmabuckmaster.com

Artworks Prize Draw: Trees & Nature

Welcome to another online preview of six more mini artworks from the Janette Place Artworks Prize Draw, currently on display in the Artworks 12th annual art exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn. The Prize Draw tickets are just £2 each.

This selection of art focuses on trees & nature with original artworks by: Mike Ashley, Bernard Baker, Virginia Wright, Gillian Crossley-Holland, Janet French and Anne Hart.

Mike Ashley

Bernard Baker
Virginia Wright
Gillian Crossley-Holland
Janet French
Anne Hart

The ‘Janette Place’ Mini Artworks Prize Draw takes place on Saturday 1st October 2011 at 4pm. Prize Draw tickets are on sale at just £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 Artworks Prize Draw provides funding for Artworks work with local schools, with a proportion of the draw proceeds going to a nominated charity. In 2011 we are supporting the Bradfield Green Oak Centre project run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

The Artworks 12th annual art exhibition runs from 10 September – 2 October 2011, open daily from 10am to 5pm, at the beautiful location of Blackthorpe Barn in Rougham, near 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 is also the very popular Artworks Shop selling small paintings, original prints & drawings, ceramics, sculpture and glassworks, in addition to an extensive selection of artists’ postcards & greetings cards.

Follow any of the links to the right to find out more about Artworks.