Get the perfect gift
Come and support your local artists at the Archiimp Christmas Arts on Sunday 9th December at the newly open Henry Sandon Hall, Severn Street at Royal Porcelain Works on Sunday 9th December from 10am to 5pm.
Meet the artists and find perfect gifts and cards. Come and see some great pieces from:
Acidtate – Spray Paint and Acrylic
Acidtate is a self-taught Graphic Design Artist from Worcester in the Midlands. Leaving his job to pursue a full time career as an artist working from his home studio, taking commissions and working on his own original pieces. Acidtate uses many different mediums to produce his art and enjoys exploring realism and 3D with his subjects. He has also produced a unique range of clothing inspired by his graphic design. This year he painted for the first time at a Street Art Festival in Cheltenham. Acidtate produces eye pleasing art for everyone to enjoy!
Social Media: (Facebook) acidtateart (Instagram) acidtate (ETSY) AcidtateArt
Andrew Gurnett – Photography
Andrew is a photographic artist with a strong sense of colour and design. His approach brings into plain view fascinating scenes which often get overlooked as we go about our daily lives. The abstract nature of many of the images conjures surprising insights and feelings.
Andrew lived in Singapore for 21 years and is now settled back in Droitwich. His work can be found in the homes of private collectors from around the world as well gracing the walls of a five-star hotel in Singapore.
At this event there will be greeting cards and limited edition prints available in a variety of sizes.
Mob: 07763 368600
Social Media: (Facebook) Andrew.Gurnett.Photo.Art
Anthony Pearson – Photography
I’m a photographer based in Worcester, UK. I like photographing people, flowers, urban details and all the other stuff I see around me. Sometimes I photograph pieces of paper. I also make stereographic projections. I photograph things to see how they look photographed.
Mercedes Pearson – Artist, Designer
I trained as a Graphic Designer at West Thames College and worked in publishing for many years, designing a variety of magazines and highly illustrated books
Working with text and images has inspired me to create my artworks. Using acrylics, coloured pencil and collage, each picture is interwoven with text from my favourite poems and stories. My artwork often extends out onto the frame, which is varnished.
Caroline Hall Artist
Caroline trained as a Fine Artist in Cheltenham, UK. Mainly working in printmaking and painting. Caroline has worked in Belgium, where she lived for ten years, on large abstract pieces in acrylics and has now been using these techniques on smaller local scenes around Worcester and Malvern. Although Caroline’s wildlife work is still available and full of colour as usual!
Caroline’s work has been shown in Belgium and in various fairs in and around Worcester.
Caroline will be displaying her fine art prints, digital prints, cards and originals of wildlife, Worcester and Malvern.
Mob: 07402 673 273
Chris Oxlade-Arnott – Curator
Chris started his artist support services last year with the launch of the Archiimp Pop up Gallery Initiative, the takeover of the Worcester Riverside Arts and the creation of the Courtyard Arts. His support and artist assistance services have gone from strength to strength and demand from artists, art associations and buyers has increased dramatically throughout the year.
Chris will be increasing the promotion and reputation of the Courtyard Arts, Riverside Arts and Christmas Arts, introducing the Hopmarket Arts and Hop Festival – all new for 2019, as well as establishing a series of multidisciplinary events showcasing joint events with poets and the performance arts.
He will be launching his Artist Network Engine in the Spring of 2019, giving even greater opportunities and a whole suite of new support services for local artists, artisans, art buyers and local businesses (find out more about the Network Engine services and offering in the coming months). This includes gallery and exhibition curation & sourcing, buyer matching, education services & workshops, guides and templates, supplier sourcing & vetting and Art-For-Business.
The organisation is due to relaunch over the Christmas period under a new name and new branding – so watch this space…
Mob: 07713 055 999
Deb Stanley, CPCAS of Deb Stanley Art – Coloured Pencils & Pastels
Deb is a Malvern based artist specialising in creating highly detailed, realistic artwork using artist quality coloured pencil and pastels. Her portfolio of work covers a variety of subjects, mainly in the natural world and is currently focused on big cats. A keen amateur photographer, she prefers to work from her own photographs and has been on several photography days at animal sanctuaries. A visit to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent has had a huge impact on her work. The big cats have featured strongly in the past 12 months and have pushed her to work on a larger scale. Her drawing, Athena Emerging, received the David Shepherd Award at Nature in Art 2018. The Big Cat Collection so far has been compiled into a Limited Edition Calendar for 2019.
Deb now has a dedicated art room in her home and offers one to one workshops where she shares her skills with others. Deb has recently been awarded Signature Status by The Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia.
Social Media: (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & YouTube) @debstanleyart
Edyta Linert Studio & Gallery – Photography/Graphic Design
A landscape photographer specialising in mountain and forest photography. You can view the collection of Edyta’s prints in her gallery in Stourport. In her Studio, together with a graphic designer Agat CHA, she’s creating projects of future’s graphic designs. Currently Edyta’s studio is preparing a series of Wyre Forest District posters. Edyta lives and works in a village of Trimpley near Bewdley.
Social Media: (Facebook) @EdytaLinertStudioGalleryStourport (Twitter) @EdytaLinert
Jadu Sheridan Art – Acrylic, Ink and Mixed Media Artist
Jadu Sheridan is an artist who divides her time between painting landscapes inspired by her travels, exploring different techniques and developing unique 3D works of art. A self-taught student of art, she left a career in teaching to follow her creativity; she uses acrylic to create landscapes incorporating seas and trees, and ink to depict the character of trees (her favourite). She is currently experimenting with 3D arts such as needle felting and creating 3D sculptures from old unloved books; using recycled materials has become an important part of her craft and she is exploring ways to use them in her art. Jadu works from her home in Worcester, when her rescue beagle Betty allows, and is available for commissions. She will have a variety of artworks, both 3D and 2D on show, as well as cards and prints.
Social Media: (Facebook) @jadusartist (Twitter) @jadu_sheridan (Instagram) jadusheridanart
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott – Architectural & Watercolour Artist
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolours. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolours, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Ludlow, Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections. She is currently exhibiting at The Ludlow Food Centre and National Trust’s Croome Court.
Jilly will be concentrating on supporting her growing commission clients and producing her own artwork, so the artist support arm of Architectural Impressions will be separated off and managed by her husband Chris.
Social Media: (Facebook, & Instagram) @archiimp (Twitter) jillyarchiimp
Justine Morris Designs – Silversmith
Justine creates contemporary silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques from her garden studio in Worcestershire. Her designs are based on classic shapes using hammered and textured finishes on her jewellery. She also incorporates stones and other metals such as copper, but her favourite is seaglass due to its natural shapes and texture. She sells mainly at craft fairs in Worcestershire and via her online Etsy shop. Private commissions are undertaken, especially using seaglass collected by her clients to create unique meaningful pieces.
Social Media: (Facebook, Instagram) @JustineMorrisDesigns (Twitter) @JMD_Silver
Kirsty Protherough – Watercolour Artist
I love the process of producing a lovely piece of work for your home that is personal, meaningful and a great talking point. Please contact me to discuss commissions and I can walk you through the process of designing and making a bespoke piece of artwork. This includes framing and important but overlooked aspect of the process.
Marion Steele (Steelecolours) – Textile Artist
I have always had an interest in fabrics, threads and paint and have developed a love of art in its widest sense. Over the years I have dabbled and experimented with many skills and techniques in both paint and textiles. I love the effect paint/dye/inks have on canvas, paper and fabric. Likewise, I use similar approaches to textiles where I use threads, fabrics and yarns to cover a background like brushstrokes of paint.
I experiment with colour, shape, texture, mixed media and composition to create my pieces of work. I use a variety of recycled fabrics, wool and yarn in my work and find inspiration from nature, landscapes and seascapes. I live and work in Worcester and are a member of ‘Artistree’ and exhibit in their gallery in Ledbury.
Mob: 07771 684 462
Social Media: (Facebook) steelecolours (Instagram) steelecolours
Rich Evans – Flame Worker
A self-taught Flameworker, specialising in borosilicate implosion pendants, its low coefficient thermal expansion properties creating a huge array of opportunity for colour, shape and form. Through continual discovery and experimentation in coloured glass applications, silver fuming and flame control, each unique piece is colourful, intricate and beautiful. He confesses to be, addicted to the endless pursuit of the perfect pendant.
Social Media: (Facebook) @rich.evans.56863
Sam Fenner – Quirky Animal Portraits (Acrylic)
Sam Fenner is a Worcestershire based artist who specializes in acrylic painting. She studied General Art & Design at Hereford College, Life Drawing at Worcester School of Art & Design, and Art History to degree level.
Sam’s much sought after original paintings don’t hang on gallery walls for long. She has an ever-growing reputation among artists and collectors for her distinctive animal portraits: a collection of eccentric animal portraits oozing with life and character, skilfully painted against a backdrop of vivid colour, and injected with the artist’s quirky sense of fun and humour.
One reason she engenders such loyalty among collectors is because she imbues her subjects with almost human characteristics – as well as being technically excellent paintings. Sam will be displaying her ever-popular prints and cards, as well as original paintings and her new moovellous mini gift collection.
Sam continues to exhibit very successfully in and around the UK and sells to collectors worldwide.
Mob: 07986 669 023
Social Media: (Facebook) samfennerart (Twitter) @FennerSam
Susan Birth – Mixed Media Art
Susan creates vibrant mixed media artwork, mainly semi-abstract landscape, still life and floral pieces. She makes bold use of colour and pattern to create impactful and intriguing images.
“I use various combinations of acrylic paint, ink, gouache, charcoal, oil pastels, etc. often incorporating collage. I aim to make a striking first impression and then continue to spark interest through use of colour, shape, movement, texture and overall composition, always enjoying experimenting with new media and techniques.”
Susan has exhibited as part of Worcestershire Open Studios and more recently at the Pershore Number 8 Gallery. A selection of her work is also on display in the Cider Barn Gallery near Presteigne. She has participated in a number of Pop-Up Art Initiative events organised by ‘Architectural Impressions’ including this exciting ‘Christmas Arts’ event in the Henry Sandon Hall. As well as original paintings and prints, Susan’s stand will feature some seasonal surprises!
Mob: 07762 351 192
Social Media: (Instagram) @susanbirth (Twitter) @susanbirthArt
Pop into the amazing Nest Worcester for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast before coming to the Christmas Arts, or have a wonderful lunch and some drinks in this warm and welcoming corner of the city. Don’t forget to purchase some of the local artisan produce that the Nest Worcester has to offer.
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