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SUMMER 2019 FREE

ART CULTURE GALLERIES ART FAIRS EXHIBITIONS CREATESMAGAZINE.COM

COVER CREATIVE Helen Higgins


SUMMER 2019 COVER CREATIVE

CONTENTS

Helen Higgins - Ceramicist

Helen Higgins

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farOpen Studios

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Cover Image: ‘Unicorn Zebra’

Creates Gallery Monmouth

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Art in Penallt

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Chapel Cottage Studio

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Rosi Artwear

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h.ART

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Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop

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Artists to Watch in 2019

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See pg. 4 for full feature

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Summer Exhibition Creates Gallery, Monmouth

23rd May - 31st Aug

Altered Realities Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop, Forest of Dean

21st May - 23rd June

farOpen Exhibition Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop, Forest of Dean

24th June - 28th July

Forest & Rivers Open Studios Event Wye Valley Area, Gloucestershire

6th - 14th July 2019

Art in Penallt, Monmouthshire

30th Aug - 1st Sept

h.Art (Herefordshire Art Week) Herefordshire

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HELEN HIGGINS - CERAMICS Helen’s ceramic figurative sculptures are both endearing and intriguing, seeming to have their own personal character and mannerisms. Recent work features animal and human figures wearing ‘dress-up’ costumes or ‘onesies’ and sometimes wearing hooded tops or masks. The artist is fascinated by the idea of disguise or incognito. The figures are often an analogy for how people often hide a fragile self-esteem behind a robust façade or disguise, often pretending to be what they are not. Some figures have narrow openings literally cut into their bases like scars. The viewer is invited to peer into them to slowly reveal sentimental objects or details and décor on the walls of the interior, revealing the ‘beauty within’. Helen works from home in a small studio near the historic South Wales town of Merthyr Tydfil. She has a background in window dressing and figurine painting and taught Secondary Art and Design. She studied Ceramics at UWIC in Cardiff where she achieved 1st class BA Hons Degree, graduating in 1997. www.helenhigginsceramics.bigcartel.com www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HiggsCeramics IG: helenhigginsceramics


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EXHIBITION farOpen

farOpen STUDIOS 6 - 14 JULY 2019 The artists and makers of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean and Severnside, are busy making preparations for their third annual farOpen studio trail. In late June and early July 2019 visitors will be welcomed into the studios, galleries and workshops of 50 practitioners in locations as far flung as Newent in the north and St Arvans in the South, Gloucester and Hartpury in the East and Penallt in the West. Major exhibitions will be held at Taurus Crafts in Lydney and at The Dean Heritage Museum, Soudley before and during the open studios event. The artists and makers who live and work in the locality share a passion for the area with its idiosyncratic landscape and stalwart buildings, its rugged history of mining, metal working and forestry, and

they are always delighted to share their enthusiasm for the region that inspires their work. Search out their studios at the end of forest tracks, tucked under the trees on the edges of villages, perched high on hillsides with magnificent views, or snuggling in the small towns that dot the region. Wherever you find them, there will be a warm welcome, great conversations and, quite possibly, tea and cake! We all love looking through the sketchbooks of artists and makers, and exploring the tools, equipment and materials that they use; farOpen offers a unique opportunity to have that experience. And of course, there will be a wealth of beautiful objects to browse and buy. farOpen gives you an unmissable opport-

unity to acquire affordable original artwork direct from the makers. Dip into the farOpen website to sample the work of all 77 members of the organisation: www.faropen.co.uk. If you can’t wait until the summer, contact details are all there so you can reach any of the participating artists right now. Soon, much sought-after hard copy farOpen brochures will be available in shops, libraries, cafes and other public spaces throughout the area. Lavishly illustrated with images of the work of all participating artists, they give vital information together with maps and directions for your visits. www.faropen.co.uk forestandriversopen@gmail.com FB: farOpen IG:farOpen1


jo@joscottart.com 07506630626 www.joscottart.com FB: jlscottart IG: jlscottart

Leigh will also be exhibiting at Taurus Crafts and the Dean Heritage Museum.

leighsladenglass@gmail.com 01452 751282 www.leighsladenglass.wixsite.com/leighsladenglass FB: leighsladenglass

Graceful, elegant, serpentine curves are evidence of her remarkable ability to control and manipulate a material as resistant as steel. Resulting in unique pieces of art that are both delicate and enduring. Perhaps best recognised for her vibrant and original large scale sculptures created as part of the ongoing “Flower Series”. missfireart@outlook.com 07748473782 www.missfire.co.uk FB: MissFireMetalwork IG: missfiremetalartist

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MissFire’s style is inherently feminine, with an affinity for the art nouveau style.

POTTERY – Quirky knobs: twin dip/olive bowls with figures * cheese bells with mice * cruets with hedgehogs or squirrels * trinket boxes with swans or hares. Functional ware includes jugs with sgraffitto hares * butter dishes * cheese bakers & garlic pots * planters * soup bowl/plate sets. SCULPTURE - Animal sculptures & musicians. Glazed with Wye Valley local clays enhanced with organic ochres from Clearwell Caves. PAINTING - Local landscapes & birds. COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS oil, watercolour & pastel. www.kathypriddis.co.uk kathy@priddis.me 01989 218503

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Jo’s work is also featured on a bestselling range of greeting cards. Both original work and prints will be on view during the open studio event.

Leigh is a fused glass artist creating pictures, jewellery, and garden pieces. Much of her work is inspired by the Scilly Isles where the clear, pure Atlantic seawater reflects the sunlight. Leigh creates textured pieces and include plants, and copper in her work.

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Jo Scott is an award winning dog artist, working to commission and creating characterful dog scenes where our favourite canines and the occasional cat, narrate their own naughtiness.

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Maryanne Hawes is captivated by the influence of what we can’t see – how the unseen energies of people, spaces and places affect how we perceive the world, and how this energy contributes to a complex and changing emotional topography. As she explores this psychological territory through colour, shape and line, she finds enigmatic, half-imagined forms, echoes of a dream or a childhood memory; abstract images moulded by thoughts, values, beliefs and experiences, as well as often reflecting the seen –or feltenvironment.

maryannehawes.com mazhawes@mac.com

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A Treasure trove of gemstones and freshwater pearls hidden deep in the Forest. Unique jewellery, designed and created in the workshop amongst the bluebells and the deer . Using different mediums to create exquisite ‘one of a kind’ pieces for you to collect and treasure . A simple pair of pearl earrings to match a gorgeous necklace, or a ‘totally off the wall‘ extravagant design to take you straight to the ‘red carpet‘.

www.TheLittleGalleryintheForest.com thelittlegalleryintheforest@gmail.com


Anna Leonie Intuituive Orb Photographer

fortheloveoforbs.co.uk


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ART GALLERY

CREATES GALLERY

CREATES GALLERY, MONMOUTH With the arrival of summer in Monmouth, Creates Gallery’s Summer Exhibition is now well underway, showing inspiring works by well-established artists and makers. The Summer Exhibition in Monmouth will see a new collection of work by our resident artists; Kip Kavallares, Warren Day, Doug Eaton, Paul Burges, Pat Handley, Walter Keeler, David Hoskin, Nik Burns and many more. The show will also explore a range of different disciplines that include Fine Art, Ceramics, Sculpture, Glass, and Jewellery by master Jeweller Paul Hatton. The Summer Exhibition’s featured artist is Steven Outram RBA, who is back with an inspiring collection of work. Steven, from Lydbrook, has exhibited his works in galleries across the world and now re-joins Creates Gallery, with his new works, depicting local scenes in a mysterious misty light. We also welcome back Lucianne Lassalle, Sculptor from Britstol. Lucianne has been creating sculptures since she was a child. She grew up in a bohemian artistic environment, her mother was a

The Summer Exhibition is a mustsee while visiting Monmouth, and on show until 31st August 2019. So be sure to come and visit. Further events for your diary at Creates Gallery, Monmouth: • 5th September - 2nd November 2019 - Autumn Exhibition • 7th November 2019 - 30th Jan 2020 - Christmas/Winter Exhibition Join our mailing list via our website www.createsgallery.com for more information about upcoming events and new works by our resident artists. The Little Angel of North London by Lucianne Lassalle

potter, her father a painter and her Aunt was the muse Sylvette David for Picasso in 1953. The human form has always been Lassalle’s passion. It holds endless possibilities albeit just as pure sculptural form or as a sociopolitical reflection or comment. We look forward to sharing a varied body of work by Lucianne in our summer exhibition.

We are also pleased to announce that Creates Galleries are now part of the Collectorplan scheme. This means you can now purchase original works of art at any of our galleries and spread the cost interestfree up to 12 months, from as little as £10 a month. To find out more, please visit the website for more information.


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River Wye by Warren Day

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The Three Disgraces by Lucianne Lassalle

Creates Gallery, 15 Church Street, Monmouth, NP25 3BX Open: Tuesday – Friday: 10am - 3pm & Saturday: 10am - 4pm info@createsgallery.com www.createsgallery.com The Direction by Steven Outram

Giving Way to the Night by Steven Outram


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ART IN PENALLT

ART IN PENALLT

30 August - 1 September 2019

Nestled in the Welsh hills above Monmouth in the lower Wye Valley lies the tiny village of Penallt. In 1542 it was designated as part of the ‘Hundred’ of Raglan. It was used primarily for hunting by the local aristocracy and latterly supported a prosperous millstone quarry industry, the remains of which can still be found in the surrounding woodland. Today, the village is mainly a mix of small-scale farmland and woodland stretching down to the river Wye. There is also a growing community of artists and makers and in the Autumn of 2011 a group of them came together to mount an exhibition. The overarching ambition was to show off the very best of the work of local artists and makers. The venture was a great success and the ‘Art in Penallt’ group were encouraged to repeat the show the following year. This is now the ninth year in which the exhibition has been mounted. This year there will be more than 40

exhibitors, chosen from among double that number of applicants. The selection committee have had a particularly difficult task choosing material from the outstanding mix of artists and makers, many of whom are already well known, including our patrons: the artist and sculptor Richard Wills and ceramicist Walter Keeler. All material in the exhibition is for sale and every year since 2011 the value of sales has increased. Prices of the art work are very competitive and range from a couple of pounds to thousands. The exhibitors include several who do indoor and outdoor demonstrations or give short talks about their work. Art in Penallt is keen to attract new talent to the exhibition and so we do not usually permit any exhibitor to show on more than two consecutive occasions. This year we are also having a change of venue, moving to Humble by Nature, at Upper Meend Farm on the edge of the village (see www.humblebynature. com). It will be ideal for the expanded show with both indoor and outdoor space for the exhibitors. In addition to the main exhibition (open Friday, Saturday and Sunday) there will be demonstrations, an art workshop and numerous stalls in marquees and gazebos on Saturday and Sunday only. Artists and makers will be on hand to talk about their work, including members of the Made in Monmouthshire cooperative.

Facilities for visitors are excellent: there is wheelchair access to all exhibition areas, adequate toilet provision, refreshments at the popular Pig and Apple cafe on the site, excellent car parking space and a team of helpers to provide information about the exhibition and local area. Entry will be £2.50 per person, for the whole event, with under 16s free. There is free entry to the ‘Meet the Artists’ evening on Thursday 29th August from 6pm to 8pm. As this is a working farm, dogs must be kept on leads. Art in Penallt is a not-for-profit organisation and since 2011, after covering costs, we have made donations totalling nearly £7,000 to a variety of charities. This year we will be supporting Young Minds, the Penallt Charity and Babington Meadow.

www.artinpenallt.org.uk


corbettrichardj@gmail.com 07967094080 FB: RichardCorbettartist

suerenniecarr@gmail.com 07833471563 www.suecarrporcelain.co.uk FB: SueCarrPottery IG: suecarrpotter

ALEX ORGILL

Alex now lives happily in herefordshire, and after years spent forgetting the straight lines of typography and being neat, Alex has found the freedom of painting from the imagination. Alex is free to dream, play with colour and movement, light and shade... alexieg@hotmail.co.uk 07890690246 IG: alexorgill2016

SUE CARR

Before training for four years as a production thrower in porcelain dinnerware in Canada, Sue Carr studied Geology and Biology at University. This has influenced her ceramic decoration and helped with her glaze chemistry. A childhood spent in South Africa has instilled a love of vivid colours. Sue’s joy of making pots has not waned over the last thirty seven years: the pots and the decoration are constantly evolving. At present the decoration features birds and flowers.

Many years ago, in the early 70s, Alex Orgill was a student at Hornsey College of Art. Alex trained as a graphic designer and went on to work at Pentagram in London and later at Total Design in Amsterdam.

Through the medium of sculpture, Teresa Wells explores the fragile relationship between man and his society. Isolation, miscommunication, frailty and strength are most attractive. Teresa employs an illustrative style that pertains to theatrical gesturing, with particular attention made in re-creating detail to the face, hands and feet. The strong athletic body shapes of dancers and athletes inspire her. When combined with geometric architectural supports, in steel, bronze and stone, Teresa aims to show a contemporary approach in our understanding of bronze sculpture, lifting it off the plinth and making it appear less monumental and traditional. t.wells321@sky.com 07906 322280 www.teresawells.co.uk FB: figurative.bronze.sculptor IG: teresa_wells_sculptor

TERESA WELLS

Richard’s paintings and prints have been exhibited across the UK and they are held in a number of public and private collections.

RICHARD CORBETT

Richard Corbett’s work has always been inspired by nature. Using Old Holland oils on board and canvas, he likes to capture the dappled light through the trees in summer gardens, on canal walks, across vast open skies and in more intimate spaces - hopefully creating a place where you can stop a while and contemplate.


Peter Dixon started turning wood as a creative pastime in the mid-90s whilst living and working in East Africa and South Asia.

PETER DIXON

Now UK-based, Peter uses locally sourced woods of unusual character and colour to which he may add carved and pierced features, apply texturing, scorching and pyrography techniques, stains and acrylics to achieve the final woodart piece. Peter has recently been approved as a tutor by the AWGB and looks forward to developing this part of his creative portfolio. peter-dixon@live.co.uk 07866430938 www.facebook.com/PDTurnings

Emily-Kriste Wilcox ceramicist

www.emily-kriste.co.uk


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CHAPEL COTTAGE STUDIO of the Crickhowell Open Studio’s Event from the 25th - 27th of May and this will be your first chance to get a look at the new programme and book your places. The Studio will be open from 10am – 4pm across the bank holiday weekend – why not pop in and have a look at the exhibition including work by Jantien Powell as well as several of our wonderful Guest Artists and talented students. Tea, coffee and home made The NEW 2019-2020 programme of classes & events at Chapel Cottage Studio is packed full of fabulous Art classes and workshops to inspire you, including classes in watercolours, acrylics, oil painting, pastels, pencil drawing and mixed media... with choices suitable for all levels of ability. Our resident artist and tutor Jantien Powell provides a range of classes along side many wonderful guest tutors who return to work with us year after year. Glyn Macey, Trevor Osborne, Lisa Ann Watkins and Jan Gardner are just a few of the incredibly talented Artist Tutors cakes will be on offer and visitors are who have become regular guests. very welcome to make use of the acre We are also very excited to introduce of gardens and patio area to soak up some extremely talented new tutors for the beautiful views. the 2019-2020 programme including The new programme for 2019-2020 Mike Skidmore, Rebecca DeMendoca will go live on our website the week and Kip Kavallares . after the Open Studio event – at which The new programme will be launched point you will be able to book online during our annual Open Studio as part and over the phone.

Feel free to get in touch if you have any queries or join our mailing list to keep up to date with our classes and events. You can also keep up to date via facebook, twitter and Instagram by searching Chapel Cottage Studio. 01873 840282 07935 934898 info@chapelcottagestudio.co.uk www.chapelcottagestudio.co.uk


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ARTIST ROSI ARTWEAR

ROSI ARTWEAR Launched in 2018 Rosi Artwear is a collection of clothing and accessories designed by renowned artist, designer, costumier and costume painter, Rosi Flood.

well as the successful television series’ Atlantis, Merlin, Da Vinci’s Demons and The Living and the Dead, to name but a few. Notably, Rosi created the Night Walkers for the now iconic ‘London Invasion’, promoting Game of Thrones, series 7 and the invasion of the Night Watchers at the Tower of London for season 8 which saw enormous world and social media coverage.

After studying music at the Birmingham Conservatoire, Rosi trained in costume design and dyeing, and has enjoyed an extremely successful career spanning three decades. She has worked within the costume department of the BBC, in theatre, television and film; and her work can be seen in the latest series of Dr Who Rosi was commissioned to work on Jodie Whittaker’s costume. Her portfolio also includes BBC Wales’ BAFTA winning drama, Hinterland, nationally acclaimed The White Princess the BBC production of Victor Hugo’s epic novel Les Miserables, for which Rosi was chief textile artist. Rosi has also worked on Hollywood blockbusters; The Pirates of The Caribbean 5, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, the forthcoming feature films Tolkein, and Paddington 2, as

Having specialised in costume breakdown, painting and dyeing, Rosi has has now moved into the world of fashion. All her products are designed in her workshop on the Welsh borders and Rosi passionately believes in supporting the British manufacturing industry. The luxurious silk fabric is digitally printed in the Vale of Evesham, Worcestershire. All the collection is proudly made in the UK. Created using the finest quality silks the designs were inspired by emotions and music, and were the culmination of a five year career break in which Rosi focussed solely


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on her art, joining the Raw Art Movement, exhibiting internationally and producing many evocative, inspiring works in inks, oils and mixed media. Taken from a plethora of original paintings, the passions and emotions of which amalgamate to form the core of these ‘wearable art’ pieces, the colours shift through brooding monochromes, to rusts, pinks and reds culminating in a crescendo of design, all of which tells a story, whether that be inspired by the surging music of Rachmaninov or the internal emotions of the artist herself. www.rosiartwear.com

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18 EXHIBITION h.ART : OPEN STUDIOS

h.ART : OPEN STUDIOS 7 - 15 September 2019 “Excellent to see new participants each year alongside the regulars. Thank you so much this is our autumn treat week!” 2018 visitor You can count on being amazed and in awe of the huge creative talent across Herefordshire and close borders. A unique opportunity to find out how and where artists and designer craftspeople live and

h.Art was a fantastic opportunity & introduction to people & places with such skill & talent & imagination. I visited 32 venues. Looking forward to next year. Many thanks!” 2018 visitor With 400 artists artwork to see at over a hundred venues across rolling Herefordshire you’ll be spoilt for choice. Most venues open each day from 11am til 5pm, but many open earlier and close later. “Very impressed by the number of artists involved and the quality of their work.” 2018 visitor Book some leave, come on holiday, relax over two weekends, you’ll discover and experience a huge

Kathryn Moore ‘St.Quintin, France’

work, what makes them tick and appreciate the wonderful creations they produce. Many of them only open their studios like this once a year, giving you a rare chance to see, buy or commission direct and find out what’s behind the artwork. “I was overwhelmed by the talent, variety and joy I witnessed. The warm generous welcome was a bonus!! I have only lived in this area for a couple of months. So,

Daniel Crawshaw ‘Ghost Notes’

range of art, craft and design. “It is the greatest pleasure to be able to talk to the artists; hear about their work practice and processes, as well as purchase artwork” 2018 visitor “One of my favourite weeks of the year” 2018 visitor h.Art Guides including a pull-out map are FREE at various tourist locations from late July. But if you’re out of County you can pre-order a h.Art guide online (posted late July). Contact h.Art through the website

Deborah Gillingham ‘Blue Oblong’

www.h-art.org.uk


repose_cb@yahoo.co.uk 07790317612 www.colinbiddle.co.uk

HAZEL PICKERING

hazelpickering2@gmail.com

helenannecrawford@btinternet.com 01531 650386 FB: hartatbromsberrow

www.hazelpickering.co.uk 07801379546

COLIN BIDDLE

A graduate from Hereford College of Art, Colin Biddle is influenced by the Futurist and abstract movements and uses water, oil, acrylic and mixed media to explore architectural, engineering and landscape with some local farm animal portraits. An Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society he has produced a number of experimental photographs of plants using their inherent chemistry to produce a printed unique image. Many images are already framed and ready to hang.

Every picture tells a story, and Hazel’s paintings that allow you to write your own story, embellishing the image with personal impressions and experiences of silence.

Tim’s passion is for quirky objects that ask to be handled, and at the same time have an everyday purpose. The pepper mill collection has evolved and developed over the last 4 years. An idea conceived from the wish to create a high quality product, irresistible to the kitchen/dining table whilst engaging with the lifestyle interests of the collector. The pepper mills are working sculptures, highly tactile everyday objects that are a pleasure to hold whilst producing finely milled pepper and salt.

susiegibbs000@gmail.com 07787752460 www.timgibbssilver.com

TIM GIBBS

Open daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

h.ART at BROMSBERROW

This group of talented and highly original artists present an exciting array of artwork in an variety of media: Helen Crawford, textiles and paintings; Gilbert Crawford, furniture and musical instruments; Sean Crawford, photography; Becky Crawford, wire work and jewellery; Ardyn Griffin, papier mache; Victoria Harrison, mosaics; Simon Probyn and Alan Richardson, sculptures in steel and recycled materials, and Victoria Westaway, willow and wire sculptures.

Distinct and individual, contemporary abstract paintings in acrylic and mixed media, both framed on paper and on canvas. Informed by the Many Sounds of Silence.


MADE IN THE MARCHES

Made in the Marches Gallery, Kington, is a venue to celebrate and showcase the work of both established and emerging artists and makers, living and creating in the Marches of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Powys. Themed and seasonal exhibitions offer paintings, prints, sculpture, functional ceramics,textiles, homewares, wearable art, jewellery and a unique selection of cards and gifts. Inspired by the natural world and traditional craft skills, our diverse collections reflect the talent and essence of this beautiful region.

Visit us at 12 Church St, Kington HR5 3AZ Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (Closed January through March) www.madeinthemarches.com

JANINE THOMPSON

Art changing the Environment is one of Janine’s passions. It was a pleasure to create the Mystical Wye at the Saracen’s Head last October. Janine will be exhibiting more of her stunning mixed media/acrylic paintings & prints, and Figure sculptures by Angela Palmer, in her studio and home in Monmouth. She hopes you will come along and enjoy the art and ambience (and a glass of wine or a cuppa!). Janine will also showcase photos by Fatma Richards.

artijan@hotmail.co.uk 07734657076 www.artijan.co.uk FB: jan.thompson.313


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ART GALLERY

CREATES GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

CREATES GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop, at the Dean Heritage Centre, Forest of Dean has two upcoming exhibitions. First is “Altered Realities”, which is a Contemporary Fine Art Photography Exhibition by John Brooks and Christopher Newberry, on show until 23rd June 2019.

around the Wye Valley.

Closely followed by the Forest and River Studios (farOpen) exhibition from 24th June – 4th August 2019, showcasing the best of local talents in and

Please check our website for regular updates and a full list of events at both of our galleries.

Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop also offers light snacks, luxury hot drinks and light lunches surrounded by Fine Art and Sculpture, all year round. Enjoy our newly launched menu that includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options on our sun deck.


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Visit: www.deanhertitagecentre.com for more information about summer events. Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop, Dean Heritage Centre, Camp Mill, Soudley, GL14 2UB Open: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm info@createsgallery.com www.createsgallery.com Images by Christopher Newbury & John Brooks

Future Events: 9th June - Forest of Dean Morris Festival 10.30 – 12.30 24th June to 4th August - Forest & Rivers Open Studios in the Creates Gallery & Coffee Shop 16th to 28th July – Jackie Cox – exhibition in The Meeting Room 24th July – Summer holidays start – lots of family-friendly activities on weekdays during the holidays 27th July – Exhibition in Gallery 41 – Jo Sutherst Photos

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ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2019

ARTISTS TO WATCH IN 2019 Creates Magazine is an advocate for supporting ‘emerging artists’ and new talents across the UK. This edition is no exception as we have selected seven artists and makers to look out for across all disciplines near you... We have provided small introductions of each artist for you to familiarise yourself with their work and all the contact information for you to continue to follow them on their creative journeys.

HEULWEN WRIGHT Over the past year, Heulwen Wright’s glass landscape and screen printed work has naturally evolved and developed and taken on a more abstract feel. She uses enamel techniques to reflect her interest in the amazing abstract patterns that cover the surface of the earth and how these appear when seen from above. Whilst she continues to make a Welsh language screen printed tableware range, her current work focuses on bathroom washbasins, tiles and splash backs, which have been developed over the past three years. Different regions and results of differing geological forces create the most amazing patterns, including streams, salt lakes, deserts, glaciers, sea beds and volcanic activity. This is an endless source of inspiration for Heulwen. Each piece she creates is unique and has incredibly intricate patterning and details which make a bespoke piece of functional art that is intriguing, sophisticated and elegant. Some of Heulwen’s current collection will be on display at London’s New Designers at the Business Design Centre from 26th to 29th June 2019. 07812460774 heulwenwright.glass@outlook.com www.heulwenwrightglass.co.uk IG: heulwenwright.glass


JOHN BROOKS

MICHELE VINCENT

Michele has been working in glass for several years; having previously John has practised the art of photography since his teen years and developed her design and making skills with textiles. Combining employed the full range of equipment and techniques in this art these techniques with her glass practice, she has created a diverse including processing his own films and printing his own images. collection covering many glass fusing methods. Extensive use of film cameras across all formats Recently Michele has been exploring Gemmaux techniques and a wide range of digital developed by Crotti in the 1870s; examples of which can be found on equipment allows him to her website and social media. Michele draws inspiration from nature take on most subject matters and the built environment. with technical expertise. micheleclayton1@yahoo.co.uk His main philosophy is that www.uniqueglassart.co.uk to create a good image a 07733360638 camera is unnecessary, but the eye and brain are the key essentials for composition and creativity. With numerous exhibitions of his work across the continents in recent years he has accumulated over 12 international awards for his work. His recent work embraces abstraction of structures and urban scenes to convey either the spatial relativity of the subject or the aspect of time elapsing. johncbrooks@blueyonder.co.uk 07917663777 www.johnbrooksphotography.co.uk Sarah is fascinated with how fixed objects can suggest a sense of movement and how the shadows they throw change with time and light. 2D hand papercut animal silhouettes fixed to layers of nylon threads, forming an almost invisible 3D grid, are simply a tool she uses to explore her interest. The Animals subjects are inspired by her interest in the countryside and Zoology. Sarah now lives in the heart of the Forest Of Dean surrounded by forest and wildlife.

Since moving from London to the Herefordshire countryside Susan’s work has been a product of the absorption of her surroundings which she re-interprets into paintings in her attic studio. Susan’s work is abstract, occasionally incorporating figurative elements and always referring to the landscape of the Marches. In 2018 she took part in h.Art from her studio. This year she is exhibiting at The Old Mayor’s Parlour in Hereford where she won first prize in their h.Art competition. info@sarahtrenchardart.co.uk 07800 666094 FB: sarahtrenchardart IG: sarahtrenchardart

SARAH TRENCHARD

susan@hasmithandson.co.uk 01989562791 www.susansmithartwork.co.uk IG: susansmithart

SUSAN SMITH


ELLA HENDY At the age of nineteen, Ella received an award from HRH Prince Charles as a prize-winning artist in the Young Artists’ Britain competition. She works in a variety of different mediums, to create art with character and intrigue. Ella is fascinated by the idea of ripping wallpaper off to create a blank canvas of endless possibilities, or discovering something unexpected – a hidden message, picture, even a portal to another world. These are themes that are explored in her work.

ella@ellaart.co.uk 07472747355 www.ellaart.co.uk Linda’s photographic interests and themes are quite diverse, reflecting both her love of movement in nature and sport as well as simply being outdoors. She spent much of her childhood near the coast; and when she is away from it, it draws her back. Linda’s coastal series of images captures the peace and tranquillity that can be found by people of all ages where the land meets the sea. The tones and textures of the land, sea and sky combine to create a beautiful space where we can find escape in simple activities and have the time to stop and stare. Linda was delighted in 2018 when a series of her coastal images resulted in the award of the Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society.

LINDA MARSHALL

linmarshall56@yahoo.co.uk 07531676974


6 - 14 July 2019

forest and rivers Open

Studios Trail

Visit 50 Artists and Makers from the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and Severnside

www.farOpen.co.uk


Kate Kato

Nick Holmes

Megan Evans

7-15 September Discover a host of creative talent in artist studios, pop up exhibitions and galleries www.h-art.org.uk

Clare Conrad

Jenny Jones

Mizuki Takahashi

Profile for Creates Magazine

Creates Magazine - Summer 2019  

We welcome you to the summer edition of Creates Magazine, supporting Artists, Galleries, Art Fairs and Makers across the United Kingdom. Thi...

Creates Magazine - Summer 2019  

We welcome you to the summer edition of Creates Magazine, supporting Artists, Galleries, Art Fairs and Makers across the United Kingdom. Thi...

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