WARWICKSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS 2017. The ARTISTS WORKHOUSE, REGENERATION EXHIBITION, STUDELY. B80 7AU. www.artistsworkhouse.com
Open - Sat 17th June - Sun 25th June. 11am - 4pm ( 8.30pm ) closed Mon & Tues. VENUE 185
MALL GALLERIES, London. January. 2017.
LEAMINGTON SPA biennial OPEN EXHIBITION 2017. Fri. 14 April - Sun. 25 June. Tues-Sat 10.45am-5pm. Sun-11am-4pm.
OXFORDSHIRE ART WEEKS. 2017. 13-14 May. Village Arts. APPLETON Village Hall, near Abingdon. OX13 5JS. Sat. and Sun. 10am-4.30pm.
OXFORDSHIRE ART WEEKS. 2017. 13-21 May. Live Art. GREAT ROLLRIGHT, Village Hall, High Street, Great Rollright. OX7 5RY. 12pm-6pm. (Sat-Sun10am-6pm.)
As a local artist, I was very excited at the opportunity to exhibit in the National Trust property, Upton House.
I have exhibited with the 3 other participating artists several times, and we work closely together to produce a spirit of space, shape and colour.
It wasn’t until our first meeting with Haidee Williams and her informative tour of Upton House and Gardens, that we realised just what a wonderful challenge it was going to be for all of us.
My creative juices were flowing in all directions!!
As a Contemporary Landscape and Abstract painter, the chance to produce a body of work in the Art Deco style with a 21st Century slant, which would also create a modern link with the House, was a daunting thought.
During the tour, I took many photographs, particularly of shapes and patterns outside and inside the House.
I have since produced some sketches and tried to soak up the atmosphere of the period when the Bearsted family were in residence in the 1920’s.
I gradually formed ideas of colour, shape and distinct patterns and have produced work which will harmonize with the criteria for the new Exhibition and give a modern feel to the House.