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…
Landscapes and the patterns created in nature, feature prominently in the delicious work of Joanne Bowes, who will be one of the eight local artists exhibiting at Discover – 29th & 30th November.
Joanne is an established, professional artist, who achieved Foundation Diploma (Best in Year End Show), and Fda in Fashion and Surface Pattern Design, both with Distinction, and BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Arts (Textiles).
Joanne loves natural forms, colours and textures, working with them to create drawings and paintings, which she then manipulates to develop her unique textile designs.
She focuses on the use of natural materials, combined with traditional techniques, such as dyeing, knitting and weaving.
Joanne’s mixed media landscapes are created using a range of techniques, including naturally dyed textiles, collographs, ink, wax resist and watercolour, and are often embellished with hand or machine embroidery.
She is currently developing a range of up-cycled garments and accessories using natural dyes and eco leaf prints.