Summer 2018

Visiting Artists Summer 2018

July 16th - September 16th

 
 

Rachel Brown

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Marshall Colman

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Nancy Pickard

I studied mainly ceramics at college, where I indulged my love of materials, texture and colour.  After several years working as a community artist, I found my way into jewellery making, which has provided me with a modest but really enjoyable life.

I'm not a trained silversmith but do know a little about kilns and heat processes, so that's why I started enamelling onto silver and copper and my work has an unusual quality to it. 

Each piece is individually designed and hand made: I hope that people enjoy wearing a little piece of art that has been worked by hand, rather than something that has come from a factory!


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Maggy Roberts

‘It may start with a landscape – but in the end it has to stand as a painting in its own right.I’m not trying to reproduce nature but to distil some of the essence of it, in colours, shapes and emotions.’

I was an illustrator for many years, also teaching illustration at degree level. Working for clients and following briefs has its own constraints and demands but now I work for my own enjoyment and satisfaction. Sketchbooks are a large part of the process; looking, selecting, translating and mark-making. Some images will find another life, in another media or a different size – and perhaps another home.  I live on the Welsh border and some of them are happy in England or Wales. Others have found their way to Scotland, Spain, New England and Australia. 


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Stewart Roberts

If it made me smile then I’m happy. If it made you smile I’m even happier.

Making driftwood animals and objects ticks lots of boxes for me – as well as filling lots of boxes too. I love recycling, re-using, finding new uses for odd objects. I still get to be creative.In previous lives I’ve been a local government officer, countryside officer, graphic designer and lecturer in art and design history. I love living on the Welsh border but, like the River Wye, I just have to go to the sea – to the wonderful sea and sky. Now I have an excuse for  combing beaches or car boot sales and filling my workshop with ‘interesting’ odds and ends.

I make quirky animals, birds and boats etc. People put them in windows, on walls, in conservatories, in gardens. They might even give them names.