Just in time for summer – or so it seems – we’ve opened our latest Discover Original Art exhibition in Datchworth, Hertfordshire.
I’m still pinching myself, I’m so thrilled to be hanging out with the rest of these brilliant artists.
We’re at the Mardleybury Gallery until 28th June, open Wednesdays to Sundays – and most of us will be demonstrating or explaining our techniques on Thursdays and Sundays over June, so please come along if you’re in the area.
Only 48 hours away now from the opening of our latest Discover Original Art exhibition, at Mardleybury Gallery, Datchworth, Hertfordshire. Excitement is now taking over from panic – although it’s perfectly possible that panic may set in again before we finally open to the public! Only joking, I’m sure everything is under control…
There will be a Private Viewing on Friday evening, 5th June, and we’d be delighted to welcome any of our friends and followers to come along then and say hello. If the weather is good, we’ll be enjoying wine and nibbles in the gallery’s bijou garden – do pop in if you can.
Throughout June, the artists will be holding demonstration sessions, where visitors will be able to see for themselves how some of our artwork is made – there are techniques here that will amaze you, I’m certain – details of times and dates below.
Now, my version of slow art isn’t the most technically challenging of the group, but I’ll be at the gallery on June 21st, stitching, and talking to visitors about the process and the benefits of engaging in this extremely tactile process. I hope to see some of you then.
Well, time to go off and check that I’ve got everything ready (for the umpteenth time) – I’ll leave you for now with a picture of my stitching buddy – managing very well indeed not to get himself over excited…
Jenny Smith-McOnie creates original hand-made prints on paper and specialises in the collagraph and drypoint printmaking techniques.
Much of Jenny’s time is spent in Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Her work explores the region’s diverse coastal landscape and she is particularly interested in the rich textures and constantly changing colours that can be seen in the area.
The word ‘collagraph’ is taken from the word ‘collage’. Prints are produced from collaged plates with a highly textured surface, resulting in an embossed print.
The method produces unpredictable results and enables Jenny to create dynamic, textural, vibrant prints.
Talking to Jenny about her work and processes is absolutely fascinating, so if you’re near Ivinghoe over the weekend of November 29th & 30th, don’t miss the opportunity to meet Jenny in person.