Winter Open Exhibition
17th November – 12th January
Featuring Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft
The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft is a highly talented group of designer makers who each combine traditional skills and modern techniques to create works of exceptional quality. The Guild will be exhibiting a wide range of work including stained glass, ceramics, furniture, jewellery, weaving and textiles.
Susan ‘paints with wool’ to make felted landscape pictures, taking inspiration from local landscapes: woodlands, waterfalls, wild moors and mountains.
“Textiles has been my passion for many years. I aim to make a connection with people through my work, to transport them to a place and a moment in time: and to feel the calmness and serenity in each piece. I am inspired by the detail in nature, the patterns, rhythms and textures. I want to create an emotional response to the landscape that is important to me.”
After many year in the Middle East where Judy was a well established artist she had returned to the UK and continues to create and paint basing her subject matter on her love for animals and the environment.
Alan A. Palmer is a sculptor and painter living in the east of Wales. He taught art for many years in Shropshire and has now devoted himself to sculpting, drawing and painting.
I love nature, animals and colour and that is reflected in my work. My paintings tend to be bright and happy, because that is how I feel.
Personal work inspired by nature, everyday life and scenes that I see or beautiful buildings and places which inspire me. All of my work is hand-painted with a combination of pen, pencil, watercolours, gouache paint and acrylic ink. I scan my work and sometimes edit on the computer. Intricate detail and ‘hidden gems’ are my specialities- you have to get up close to my paintings or you will miss something!
The series “Every lamp tells a story” reflects my attempts to share the memories of local ex miners and to follow each story through to the following generations. It is a continuous project, there is a wealth of unknown knowledge to share. The variety of characters I am meeting, warrants for a constant change of palette according to narrative and totally suits my need for progression and discovery.
“The context of my art exposes this loss of control within our individual minds, and it increases the awareness to establish mental and emotional stability within the chaos of our modern culture.”
Black Park Portrait & Figure Drawing Group
Not just about likeness, but the roles we play in our lives.