The Art of Summer

Hello Art Luvvers and welcome to our third blog of the year, and finally we have been enjoying some much needed sunshine.

As artists we have all been working away creating some new work to cover the next two exhibitions and we will be delighted to show you the fruits of our labour.

Our next exhibition starts on 17th July.  More details below but for now,  we continue introducing the next of our featured artists, please read on.


Hilary Davies

Hilary pic 2       Blows the wind (1) Hilary

I have been drawing and painting for many years, taking inspiration from adult education classes, OCA courses and courses with practising artists. I always take a sketch book on my travels at home and abroad, and come home eager to develop mixed media paintings in acrylic. I like to work in layers, building up the image randomly, then drawing on the source material to produce a finished piece. I use colours expressively with collage and enjoy the surprise element as the materials work together. I aim to create images that reflect energy, colour and light.


Jennie Janes

Light through Leaves Jennie        Jennie pic

Jennie, living in rural Worcestershire, is influenced by the surrounding countryside, nature, the British coastline and estuaries; this can be seen in her paintings of landscapes and skyscapes. She works from her own observations, sketches and photographs. Her genres also include life and still life.

She has studied Fine Art at Malvern Hills College, and has a BA Hons in Art History, reading Medieval, Renaissance, and Modern Western Art.

As well as regularly exhibiting with us in our Gallery, she has exhibited in numerous galleries across Gloucester, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Jennie works in acrylic paints, mixed media, collage and print on paper, and canvas; her usual drawing media is charcoal and ink.


Marion Steele


Marion pic  Marion pic

I studied Art, Craft and Design as part of my Bed at University of Wales, Carmarthen and have been a primary teacher for the last 26 years.

I have always had an interest in fabrics, threads and paint and have developed a love of art in its widest sense and became a textile artist approximately 3 years ago.

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.


Jan Thompson

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I have been working with clay now for several years with my main interest being form.  I love pushing the clay into areas that are far from the original clay use, which was for cups, plates, bowls and water vessels.  I love to make pots but I also love adding bits of clay to make something which is extensively aesthetic. There is an element of fun in my work too.

I have had no real formal training, having attended an adult learning class many years ago.  I live and work in the Cotswolds.


As promised more about our next exhibition.

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This will be an exciting new exhibition which we are all looking forward to presenting.  Come along and meet the artists, all of whom steward throughout the week.  We would love to share our various practice with you.



Quote – If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
Émile Zola








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