Thursday, 26 May 2011

Derbyshire Open Arts 28th - 30th May 2011

I'm getting very excited as I've been invited by Leabrooks Gallery to take part in their activities for Derbyshire Open Arts weekend. The event is taking place from 28th to 30th May with loads going on. There are five artists taking part in the weekend who will all be demonstrating their skills as well as having some of their work available to purchase.

Dave Turner who is a traditionally trained artist/blacksmith and although he still work using centuries-old techniques the design doesn't have to be. Sometimes a traditional design can look right ... sometimes not. Each piece is designed and made for each customer so that it fits and looks right in its own particular spot. Whether your requirements are a simple hook, a gate, or a huge garden sculpture Dave can create the perfect piece. Here are just a few examples of his work:

Kat Davies is a wildlife artist who specialises in creating beautiful pastel drawings of big cats. Kat has also recently developed a range of handbags that feature her drawings.  

Chris Mannering is a self taught artist who has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. He initially concentrated on portraits but has explored many media and styles and now works mainly in oils, pencil and ink.

John Connolly aim as a visual artist is to produce contemporary art that can be enjoyed by not just the ‘seasoned art collector’ but anyone who has an appreciation for the aesthetic. His aim as a visual artist is to attract a ‘new audience’ who appreciate his exhilarating, mixed media sea and landscapes which communicate his enthusiasm for the natural world. Look for the quiet understanding - and sometimes the hint of a story - which lie, half hidden, behind his exuberant use of colour.

You will also of course, be able to see me creating some jewellery designs using semi precious gemstones. I will also have some of my work available for sale including:

There will be plenty to see and Leabrooks Gallery also has a fabulous garden to wander around and a great little coffee shop.
Hope to see you there!!

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