This online gallery shows example artworks from some of our members. You can see what a wide range of subjects they choose!
Contact details are given and our members welcome enquiries.
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Mel Boyle based near Bromyard. I’m a full time carer who paints. Much of my work is brightly coloured with bold lines, inspired by my children who are visually impaired. In my recent work I have been exploring fish and the ocean, and underwater dreamscapes.
‘Butchered….100 Million Dead’ is a reaction piece to the horror of Shark finning and our part in the distraction of the seas. Part of a biodiversity exhibition in Weavers gallery Oct 2021.
I make artist’s books and original prints. My artist’s books are in public and private collections worldwide, including Bodleian Library, Oxford; Tate Gallery, London; Yale Center for British Art; and many university special collections.
My ideas come from close observation of the world around me, often focusing on quirky aspects of life.
My work is colourful and playful. My main subject matter is the flaura and fauna which can be found in gardens and the surrounding countryside in Herefordshire. I experiment with lots of media, I like to experiment and try new things.
My Studio is at the Apple Store Gallery, Hereford.
I am an abstract artist working in mixed media including, inks, dyes, acrylics on both cloth and paper, often using word and stitch to enhance works. I am a member of Shropshire Visual Art network and Artistree and have been regularly exhibiting throughout Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.
I am a regular exhibitor with h-Art and together with my husband wood turner KIm Davis curate the Out of The Hills exhibition at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan. I am not formally taught although have learned my skills over many years on many local and national courses with renowned tutors in the field of colour appreciation and mark making.
Dovecote View Studio, 7 Centurion Way, Hereford HR4 7FF
Tel 01432 761374 or Mobile 07531 521721
Bold gestural brushstrokes and exhilarating contemporary saturated colours are the hallmarks of Sue’s ‘Expressive Figurative’ and painterly work.
01544 327300 email@example.com
The energy and excitement not only of dramatic landscapes such as the Pembrokeshire coast, but also working steam engines and old farm machinery are my inspiration. I work from sketches, photos, notes and memories.
Walking in wild and rugged places means travelling light, so a small sketchbook plus pens, pencils and watercolours are always in my backpack for making quick drawings and notes about colour and light. And a camera is useful when walking with others, in crowded areas such as museums and for recording movement.
Back at home decisions are made about media and usually several images on a theme are developed at the same time, often using a combination of Indian ink, oil pastel and watercolour on paper. Some are figurative, some more abstract, depending on my theme.
As an abstract painter, Stella Hidden’s paintings are entirely dependent on the language of colour, rhythm and form. Originally trained in technical drawing, Stella studied perspective and form and spent the early part of her career working in a drawing office before turning to painting. There has been a long personal transition between depicting representational elements of landscape and the human figure, to one of employing pure abstraction where movement of suspended colour is of prime importance.
I am primarily an animal artist, specialising in horses and dogs, but more recently have developed a passion for landscape painting. I am fascinated by the way light affects the landscape and how it changes the way we see things. Contrasts and tonal values play a large part in my paintings. Through daily observation I’ve come to see how even the most ordinary of subjects, such as a country lane or the dappled light shining through a hedgerow, can inspire and uplift, and it is these simple aspects of our rural surroundings that I strive to bring to the canvas. I work mainly in acrylics, oils and soft pastels. More of my work can be viewed on my website cathyjefferiesart.co.uk
Paula Jobson is a Hereford-based painter who creates wildlife and botanical portraits in pen, watercolour and acrylic paints.
Her latest series of paintings focuses on wildlife and botanical subjects. These pieces are created by first establishing a free-form background using a limited colour palette. Next, the subject is drawn directly onto the canvas with a fountain pen. Then, ink splashes are added and moved around, smudging and blotting as needed.
Paula works methodically and starts each session by establishing a connection with her subject, keeping it fresh and encouraging growth.
Discover more at www.paulajobson.com and on Instagram @PaulaJobsonArt
Jeanette is an artist living in North Herefordshire.
Born in Sweden she draws inspiration from the Scandinavian nature and culture as well as the beautiful Shropshire and Herefordshire border country. Her faith is the force behind her creativity. She wants her paintings to convey light, hope, expectations and a way of moving forward in the midst of life. The light is central in most of her recent artwork.
The main mediums are acrylics and oil, using both brush and palette knife. She has also developed a passion for charcoal drawing and is exploring the expressiveness of contrast that can be achieved in monochrome. She can now also offer graphite and colour pencil portraits, see more of these on the website.
I experiment in a range of media especially paper collage and acrylics. My ideas come from daily life experiences – home and abroad, past and present – that move me. These grow as a need to search for a way to record the feelings into my work. I am of Anglo/Polish descent and live in Herefordshire.
I am a Degree qualified Artist in BA (HONS) Illustration, with other qualifications of HND Illustration, and ND Art and Design. High quality art products are available. Consultation of Artwork or Illustration of your need. Production of required images or objects within your time scale according to the realistic availabilities. Please contact on above E-mail with your needs.
My fascination with hidden enclosed gardens began when I was eight years old and read ‘The Secret Garden’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A childhood in the Far East introduced me to Mughal miniatures and the world of the Paradise Garden. Then, as an art student, I started painting my own imaginary gardens, inspired by Peter Malone’s illustrations for the book ‘Gardens of the Imagination’. I was hooked, and have painted nothing but gardens ever since.
I show my work nationally and locally, including the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in London and the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibitions. My work is published as greetings cards by Green Pebble and as Limited Edition giclee prints.
I am a self taught artist, relocated to Hereford recently from Kent. I have painted for many years and have exhibited extensively in the South East. My main themes have been portraits, both human and animal, dancers and life figures, but latterly have been involved in abstract paintings with an emphasis on form, colour, drama and energy.
I am available for bespoke commissions as well as tuition workshops.