‘Spring Fever’ opens on Sunday March 6 from 11am
As the days gradually lengthen, we welcome the prospect of Spring at Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge. Our Spring Exhibition which opens on Sunday March 6th entitled
‘Spring Fever’ encompasses a collection of hand picked desirable British made art and craft including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, jewellery and automata. The line up of collectable and appealing art, all inspired by nature, strikes a heartening mood of optimism.
This exhibition will continue to the end of April 2016
Heading the line up is well known artist Mary Woodin who studied Textile Design at Manchester Metropolitan University and Ceramic Design at the Royal College of Art. Her watercolour paintings will include garden birds and flowers.
Artist Jane Keay paints in a distinctive and individual in style using pen, ink, watercolours and acrylic. Her work reflects the constant changes in nature, showing an energy and spiritualism. Many pieces of work represent her passion for linking pre-historic landscapes with the present and the future, often using elements of imagery and symbolism connecting strongly with her Celtic heritage.
Also on show will be a new collection of stained glass panels by Tamsin Abbott. Her work always draws much attention and her subject matter is based on the natural world around our Herefordshire countryside and will include hares, badgers, ravens, foxes and more.
Photographer Brian Griffiths, who has made furniture for us in the past, has turned his hand to watercolours and paints anything from landscapes to fruits and vegetables.
By popular demand we have a new collection of Raku fired ceramic tiles that are carefully painted and include quotes. Each tile is made individually by hand using ancient techniques dating back to Roman times. The tiles are created by carving into the clay whilst it is still wet and then using coloured slip to bring images and words to life making each tile unique.
Once again, with spring in mind, we will be showing a new collection of automata made from reclaimed natural wood and colourful off-cuts to include a lady gardener digging her plot and a man playing golf! The mechanisms are quite simple and the colours are natural and depend on what woods are used.
Finally artist blacksmith Malcolm Sheppard has turned his creative flare to making a stunning range of chunky jewellery in silver, some oxidised, and some incorporating red and yellow gold.