Courtyard Arts on Sunday 2nd December
Art and much more…………..
The event will showcase local artists in the beautiful surroundings of the nestWorcester in the courtyard of the Royal Porcelain Works on Sunday 2nd December from 10am to 5pm.
You will have the opportunity to see and talk with the participating artists as well as purchase their work. Please pop in and meet local artists Bic Beaumont, Sian Hughes, Lenny Ledgerwood & Jilly Oxlade-Arnott
Now even more to see….The Etsy Made Local event is also taking place on Sunday (Saturday too) in the Henry Sandon Hall and there will be outside performances by Voices Unlimited during the day. The Nest Worcester will also be putting on Mulled Wine outside to get you into the Christmas/Winter spirit.
Etsy Made Local – Worcestershire – Designer Maker Market
For more information on ETSY Made Local please visit there Facebook Page
Voices Unlimited – performing Christmas Songs at 12:30pm and 2:30pm
For more information on Voices Unlimited please visit there Facebook Page
Courtyard Arts December 2018 (last of the calendar year)
The Courtyard Arts is a series of Arts events, as part of the broadening scope of the Archiimp Pop Up Gallery Initiative in partnership with nestWorcester, which will take place at the same location on the first Sunday of every month.
The artists being showcased on 2nd December are:
Bic Beaumont Art
After a hiatus after completing my art degree, I got back into artwork after my mother had an amputation a few years ago and wanted a design for a couple of her casts and prosthesis, which led to life drawing classes, which really helped with my confidence and enabled me to exhibit in several local events, which has led to other exhibitions and opportunities further afield. I find painting and photography a way of shutting everything out, just giving myself a bit of time to do something creative and switch off.
I want my artwork to be fun, which is why I use lots of colour and a bit of sparkle in my paintings, using nature and the animals I meet as a source of inspiration.
Social Media: (Facebook) bicbeaumontart
Sian Hughes – Fine Jewellery
Sian Elizabeth Hughes has been hand making her award winning jewellery in the West Midlands for over 12 years. Sian spent 10 years in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter before relocating to a quiet Worcestershire village.
Sian comments “My designs are inspired by simple natural shapes, colours, forms and texture. I design and make all my pieces by hand, creating wearable but contemporary jewellery that is feminine but elegant”.
She adds “Since my career began I have taken part in exhibitions such as Goldsmiths’ Fair and The Contemporary Craft Fair and have exhibited my work nationally and internationally at venues such as The V&A Museum. I have won awards from Contemporary Applied Arts, New Designers and International Jewellery London. My work is published in several books including; ‘Showcase 500 Rings’ curated by Bruce Metcalf.”
Social Media: (Facebook) Sian Elizabeth Hughes Jewellery (Instagram) sianelizabeth85
Lenny Ledgerwood – Inky Bunny Prints
Lenny is a Worcester based artist producing hand-printed lino-cut cards and original limited edition prints. She loves to use bold, expressive colours and her subject matter is as erratic as her train of thought! Although Lenny has always trained and worked in the arts industry (originally as a theatrical costume designer and now a teacher of dressmaking and craft courses,) printmaking has only fairly recently become a speciality.
Whilst undergoing a course of chemotherapy in 2017 she took up lino-cut printmaking as a form of therapy to help her through some difficult times. Now, out the other side of her illness, it has become a passion and a compulsion and she’s excited to be improving with each new piece of work and exploring the world of lino-cutting whilst she settles on her own unique style. Her love of travel and kitsch memorabilia influences her limited edition prints, whilst her greetings cards are inspired mostly by nature. Lenny’s hope is that her finished artwork brings as much happiness to her customers as the process of making it does to her.
Phone: 01905 427 090 / 07884 437 461
Social Media: (Facebook) InkyBunnyCards (Instagra) lennyledgerwood
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott – Architectural Watercolour Artist
Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a more traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink whereas ‘Vivid’ is simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and is best seen on large scale canvases.
Structure, perception and placement form the focal point of her works, with an emphasis of colour and depth on the subject structure leaving the surrounding detail in contrasting black line work. Oxlade-Arnott is known nationally for her works of Worcester, Malvern and Ludlow and is now gaining great interest from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid works.
Architecture and its’ appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who commented “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be.”
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