Joan has delighted us as usual with her fun outlook on life. Colourful drawings of happy people dancing the night away and then the next morning various folks spotted walking the dogs and relaxing on the sofas captured in black pen drawings. These cheerful pictures were 'pegged' up on string lines around the Gallery to the happy surprise of many of our visitors, causing appropriate seasonal cheer!!
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Thursday, 1 September 2011
More fabulous paintings from one of our favourite Artists here at the Gallery. The fact that Pat is a very keen gardener comes as no surprise as you look at the detail in her paintings. Pat uses a variety of media, including textiles, acrylic and oils, each technique creating a very different style.
Thursday, 11 August 2011
As a Voluntary Leader of Newport WiRE Network, I have been pleased to help set up a similar event at our September Meeting, so near to the International Day of Peace (20th September)
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
All of this activity takes me back years, it’s what my mother used to do and I would help her, I really enjoyed all the activity. It is a great opportunity to actually take stock of the things you chose to decorate your home with throughout the year. A time to actually handle these possessions and reconnect with the sentimental memories they hold. Many of these pieces tell a story, perhaps a picture bought to remember a special holiday, a hand thrown pottery jug that was a gift from a friend. I am lucky as some of my favourite things have been handed down through the generations, but with the ongoing fascination with ‘vintage’ it is easy to find interesting pieces to inject a little nostalgia into your home too.
My own creativity and enjoyment of quality hand produced work, past and present, led me to the Picture Shop and Gallery where we have a Bespoke Picture Framing Workshop, together with a Gallery showcasing some very high quality Contemporary Applied Arts, some of which are local, but all are from British Designer Makers. At the end of last year we began to introduce a few carefully chosen ‘Vintage Finds’ and these were extremely popular. If you haven’t found us yet, then come along and see what we have to offer. We are open Thursday 10 – 12, Friday and Saturday 10 – 4, if those times don’t suit you, then give us a call or email and we will try to arrange a more convenient time.