The Spring Exhibition at Old Chapel Gallery in Pembridge opens on Sunday March 5th entitled ‘First Song’ and encompasses a collection of hand picked desirable British made art and craft including paintings, textiles, 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.
Jemima Jameson paints in acrylics on wood panels and furniture. Her desire to paint and draw has been part of her whole life and is quite simply a celebration of the natural world that she is compelled to describe.
Amanda Clark has been a professional artist and illustrator for 15 years and love’s every moment of an artist’s life. Coming from an arty and creative family, she has grown up with the abundance of wonder-filled colour, pattern, music and musings with arms full of fairy tales. She paints in acrylics.
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.
Maggie Hobbs, needle felt artist, works in a range of media, including clay, print and textiles. She creates needle felted creations and presents them under hand blown glass domes. Her pieces include birds, foxes, sheep, lambs and more.
There is also a Spring collection of sculpture from Fauxidermy. These have to be seen to be believed! they really are amazing!
Once again, with spring in mind, there will be 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.
Potter Briony Rich currently produces matt lustre Raku vases. Her more recent work is a combination of Terra sigillata and Raku using gold and copper glazes, on larger vessels with a twist. She also does a range of Lapis blue and red Iron Stoneware bowls and vases.
Lucy Pendrick, needle felt artist creates creatures with a tale to tell and a song in their heart. Her range of pieces include hares, mice, birds, foxes, moths and more.
This exhibition continues until the end of April. The gallery is open daily. 11 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 11am – 4pm. Tuesday’s by appointment.
For more information visit the website oldchapelgallery.co.uk