Stuart really enjoys producing uncomplicated designs that provide a foil for the foods they hold. His aim is to make useful pots that can be used straight from the oven or kitchen to the dining room and have a sophistication which emerges from their simplicity.
My name is Elaine Brown and I live in a village near Hereford where I also have a workshop. I love silk painting because it enables me to experiment with colour and light. I studied at Hereford College of Art where I achieved a Licentiateship of the Society of Designer Craftsmen and two City & Guilds. I am a former member of the Hereford Guild of Craftsmen and a current member of the Herefordshire Art & Craft Society and have exhibited widely including at the Courtyard and Left Bank.
I work as a Teaching Support Assistant and am also co-resident artist, holding art classes for primary school children. I design and produce bespoke silk scarves to client’s specific requirements. I have also completed and sold scriptural silk painting work which is hanging in a church in Kent.
I have had a passion for Landscape photography since the early seventies and a camera is seldom from my side. I love the the ever changing hues and colours of dawn and dusk and it’s the ‘golden hours’ around sunrise and sunset that find me chasing that next capture.
I have had my photographs published in ‘The Times’, ‘ The Daily Mail ‘ and various magazines including ‘The Countryman’, ‘Royal meterlogical Magazine -Rmets’, ‘The Barometer’, and used on the cover and in the contents of two books by BBC presenter Simon Keeling.
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I started painting in the 1960s; I have spent most of my working life as a restorer of antiques and on retirement I returned to my paints! I paint in oil, mainly seascapes although, on occasions, have ventured into other subjects. My painting was chosen to be hung at the Hereford Library and Museum in 2010 at the h.Art competition and since then I have exhibited locally.
Gail and John Plant
Iconic fine art landscape and architectural photographs from Great Britain and around the world. Inspirational and thought provoking images of the familiar and the unseen.
Also specialising in wedding photography, capturing natural images of your day in a blend of classic and contemporary styles.
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I have always been in interested in creative art forms, whether they are ceramics, embroideries or more recently oil paintings. After taking a short course in thread painting in the early 90s, I went on to produce a series of embroideries, which are first painted onto calico, before they are machine embroidered using a free-hand technique, which gives them depth, and originality. Some of these pictures are for sale in the Gallery.
My interest at the moment focuses on small oil paintings, mainly landscapes, which are sold with a wooden easel.
Glass on Glass – Elaine Mason
Glass on glass uses reclaimed glass to create unique and vibrant pieces of colour and texture from a material otherwise detained for landfill – recycling at its best!
Inspiration comes from the natural world and also from the belief that light invites lightness – glass is not just another medium to convey ideas and colour it has a depth, luminosity and clarity which can be uplifting and joyful.
Designs can be created or adapted to individual requirements.
Murgatroyd & Bean
On a green hill near a winding ‘Shire river, sits the workshop of Murgatroyd & Bean… Peep into the window, past the geranium leaves, and you will find hand stitched curiosities made from colourful and tactile textiles; wool felt, british tweeds, naturally dyed fabrics, and vintage finds. All created to original designs.
Also known for his food writing and photography in Herefordshire and Wye Valley Life, Martin says, “Painting has always been a passion and travelling throughout Herefordshire you are surrounded by the most glorious landscape. This series of work reflects my love of the movement, colour, interlocking woven shapes and the ancient pathways, which always seem to draw me back to the distant hills I grew up exploring.
A rural artist, drawing inspiration from the Marches landscape, I enjoy exploring many different papers and media; a stick and wide flat brush are liberating tools. A distillation of observations, my paintings attempt to evoke atmosphere and- energy. Lifestudy enables me to approach other subjects with renewed vigour and a fresh eye. I exhibit widely throughout Herefordshire and the surrounding counties, and my work hangs in private collections around the world.
Victoria Harrison Mosaic Artist studied Fine Art in the north east of England, specialising in Environmental Sculpture. Whilst a student she continued to find herself drawn to the vitality and versatility of the world of mosaic. Her love of bold colour and her fascination with the qualities of light and texture are ideally suited to this medium. Her art and love of nature are always evolving, challenging her to look for form and image that is novel, beautiful and timeless. Victoria works with schools and local communities teaching and inspiring others through her mosaic workshops and courses. One of her greatest joys is applying her skills and understanding to enable a newcomer to the medium take pride and pleasure in creating a unique and memorable piece of mosaic art.
Currently I make craft items to sell in galleries; handmade cards, jewellery, boxes and bookmarks. I also make paintings and mixed media pieces to exhibit and to fulfil my role as an artist, and not solely as a craftsperson.
As a craftsperson I like to start from scratch; so I grow the flowers to press, make the boxes to decorate, paint the papers to cover, control the process from beginning to end. All the different strands of art feed the whole.
The materials I am currently using are boards, papier mache, painted paper, pressed flowers, metal leaf, skeleton leaves and varnishes.
Over the last 25 years Kevin has illustrated everything from books and greeting cards to posters and apple juice labels.
Hooper achieves with ease the transmission of vitality, speed, originality and inhibition to canvass with a unique playful use of colour. Expresses her love of life, joy and vigour, untamed, enthusing smiles, wonderment, or furrowed brows!!! Like music, it is immediate, has impact and something wild in its presentation, great for nig walls and corporate spaces, minimilistic environments in need of some warmth and mediterranean sunlight. She shares it.
Visit Clare Hooper online here: www.clarehooper.com