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Artists’ Tools: Part 4

November 8, 2020

Our fourth and final part in this series on artists’ tools explores the potential for making our own tools to fit a purpose or explore artistic potential, which makes for an exciting,  productive and engaging way of connecting with the finished piece. We will also show you the fun some of us have had making … Continue reading Artists’ Tools: Part 4

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Artists’ Tools – Part 3

November 1, 2020

The English proverb:  “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” probably holds true for this third part in our series where we will be showing how we improvise in our art practice by making use of everyday objects, and adapting those designed for other purposes. Joan Glasgow turns to the cocktail stick continually. She uses it for … Continue reading Artists’ Tools – Part 3

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Artists’ Tools: Part 2

October 25, 2020

Vintage and antique tools are some of the most treasured and sought-after possessions, whether its for nostalgic reasons or simply because there is nothing better on the current market, our relationship with our tools play an important part of our creative process. In this second part of our tools blog we will be showing you … Continue reading Artists’ Tools: Part 2

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Artists’ Tools

October 17, 2020

What are your go-to tools when designing or creating?  Rosaline Darby has collected ideas from all our artists and presents us with some exciting images and stories from a range of contemporary tools to some which may take you down memory lane.  Written in a four-part series, you’ll be keen to continue to the next … Continue reading Artists’ Tools

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“Home” in detail continued

September 13, 2020

Our final four artists reveal some fascinating insight into their contribution to our group project. During lockdown, my home became a place of sanctuary and spirituality. I was and remain privileged to have the space for quiet contemplation and reflection.  In addition, the daily walks with my husband provided rich inspiration in the foliage from … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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“Home” in detail continued

September 6, 2020

Our “Home” project continues with a further four of our artists giving us more information about the inspiration behind their submission. This is a digital drawing using Apple Pencil and Procreate on iPad Pro. Lynne Butt Lockdown was a lonely time for many but for me, being cooped up day after day with my husband … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

August 30, 2020

We are delighted to continue with the second instalment of Jo Coombes’ fascinating series on her retrospective and current practice: Part 2 – Façades and Follies The world has many dark moments and turmoil, often as a result of human actions, neglect and beliefs.  I try to respond to some of these events. The horrific … Continue reading Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

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“Home” in detail continued

August 23, 2020

A further four of our artists give some background and inspiration behind their work on our “Home” project: A view through window bars and reminders of lockdown activities collaged to echo an internet-based meeting screen. Joan Bingley Thinking about being restricted/caged due to lockdown and yet birds flying free – goldfinch escapes while I did … Continue reading “Home” in detail continued

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Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

August 16, 2020

We are fortunate to have Jo Coombes, one of our talented practitioners, as featured artist this week, who has generously given us a unique insight into the influences of her retrospective and ongoing work. Part 1 – Façades and Follies I have always used my professional interest in human behaviour as a rich source of … Continue reading Featured Artist – Jo Coombes

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“Home” in detail

August 9, 2020

Four of our artists give some background and inspiration to their work on our latest “Home” project:   My love of calligraphy inspired this imagery. The text (unreadable I hope) expresses my life at home and how it has evolved over the thirty five years we have lived here. I spent a lot of time … Continue reading “Home” in detail

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