Welcome everybody to the March edition of our newsletter! Here you can find all the latest information on new weekly classes and workshops, all about our resident and guest artists as well as upcoming events and offers.
Spring is just around the corner folks! These rain shower days certainly aren't stopping our lovely shoppers from visiting us whilst we're busy making colourful, lively and beautiful things! This month we are welcoming our new resident artist to the gallery, Mary Clutterbuck. Shes made some wonderful quirky watercolour illustrations into the gallery.
We'll also be having a look at the textiles work of Nicky Stockley and what shes been working on in preparation for this years PAW . . .
This month. . .
This month we welcome new resident artist to our ranks. Mary Clutterbuck is a local artist who specialises in 'plein air' sketching and painting. Mary's adorned the gallery with some beautiful watercolour sketches of residents of Swanage bustling about the market as well as Jazz musicians and other quirky life studies. Mary's pieces are something really different and unique to other works in the gallery but are full of character, perfectly representing life around the town.
Also this month, we have a feature! Dorset magazine kindly chose to write about our resident artist Nicky Stockley as part of an article about skills being passed down to artists through family generations. Nicky and her textile creations wouldn't be possible without the help and skills of her nan, Pauline Windle. The article is interesting as its also featured other artists that have guest exhibited at Purbeck New Wave such as Jessamy hawke.
Our featured artist this month is Nicky Stockley, talking about all things fabric . . .
These past few months I have been very busy creating new designs and thinking about new creations during my hiatus from teaching. One of the projects I really wanted to start was to create more of a collection of fabrics and not just one off designs that don't particulary relate to another one. My new project is called 'into the forest' it wont be ready to be released until Purbeck Art Week but I can give some sneak previews of how its going now!
I wanted to explore different landscapes in this project and I decided to work along the theme of Forest landscapes. Woodlands and trees have always been somewhere that I draw inspiration from so I aimed to create a series exploring majestic forests from around the world.
I start off by drawing out my designs, I completely make the landscape up, but have to do a lot of extensive research into the flora and fauna of each part of the world.
To see a more extensive portfolio of my new designs, visit my website at www.nicolastockley.co uk
Once the design is drawn and redrawn in ink, a process which usually takes about 3 weeks. I colour everything digitally, I like the aesthetic of bold, flat colour and I work on photoshop with a Wacom tablet to do this, usually taking up to a month sometimes to finish this and get it perfect for printing.
Once I have the finished fabrics then its time to sew the finished product. I have had expert tutoring from my nan, you can see more about her in this months Dorset Magazine where we are part of an article about skills being passed from generation to generation.
Upcoming workshops . . .
Purbeck Painters is now signing up new members! The new classes start in March, we have a ten week term with some really exciting projects such as Lino printing, bringing a brand new medium to our classes for 2019
email Purbeckpainters@gmail.com for more info!
Mark Page's draw like a pro workshops run from 11-1pm and 2-4pm on Wednesdays, all materials are included and no booking is required, just drop in!
The Isle of Purbeck Arts club is also looking out for new members. Gina Marshall is the chairman for this charity that supports and promotes art within the Isle of Purbeck. There are two art groups, Tuesday morning group and Thursday evening, sessions have an occasional guest tutor or you can work on your own thing. Exhibition opportunities are also available, contact Gina on our mailing address for more information!
Have you seen our online shop? Our gallery website now contains a fully stocked online shop of products, sneak a peek now at www.purbecknewwave.co.uk
Next month . . .
Next Month we'll be meeting our new resident artist, Mary Clutterbuck, and learning all about her style of work.
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