Welcome everybody to the August edition of the Purbeck New Wave Gallery newsletter! We're busy busy here in the heart of Swanage with lots of lovely sunshine and lots of lovely guests visiting our little gallery, here's what we've been getting up to recently and all that is coming soon!
This month. . .This Month we are representing two new artists' work at the gallery. Our first is Elaine Jones who is a porcelain ceramist, we love our ceramics at Purbeck New Wave and our little collection of works is growing all the time but these beautifully delicate sculptural pieces are something so unique! Elaine's work is inspired by beach objects and driftwood found on the shoreline, they are exquisite and ethereal, these beautiful organic forms are something to come and see for yourself!
Our other addition is local young artist Ed Marriott who produces striking local scenes from a limited palette on canvases. They are so bold and sophisticated from a local lad who is only 16! Ed has been exhibiting in PAW for 3 years now and we thought his work would fit right in!
Our Guest Artist for August is Jenny Hawke. . .
London-based artist and published author Jenny Hawke works in watercolour, ink, and acrylic, creating vibrant and colourful depictions of nature, spirituality, and everyday life.
Largely self-taught, she has also learnt from her father, Eddie Askew, artist, author and speaker whose art and books have inspired many people and continue to do so.
Working mostly with watercolour, Jenny loves the unpredictability of the medium as well as the vibrancy and fluidity of the colours it produces on the page. Passionate about communication, she uses her paintings to convey a sense of faith, peace and beauty, asking the viewer to pause and take time to reflect.
Jenny's exhibition is running from the 20th August to the 24th September
Featured artist . . .
Our featured artist this month is Nicky Stockley who creates cushions and scarves with quirky, colourful designs alongside drawings with gold leaf of organic and fantastical trees and plants:
"I'm quite an explorer and I've always been inspired by nature and the surreal, they go hand in hand for me because wildlife and the natural world is so full of wonder. After I finished my masters in Illustration last year I wanted to create a completely new dimension to my practice and keep the wheel of learning going, I love teaching and I love Fine Art but I am also a designer and I wanted this to be stronger in my work. Making illustrated homewear and accessories has also been a project where I get to work with my nan, she's now my partner in crime with this expanding business and has been teaching me with her expertise in needlework, out of all my years in higher education this has been my favourite project by far because I get to work with her".
Aside from my art practice I am also the leader of Purbeck Painters which is a beginner and improver art class in Purbeck and I am really pleased to say that we are now Purbeck and Poole Painters and will be expanding to new classes in September.
Upcoming workshops . . .Some new and exciting workshops at the gallery for our young creatives out there! Gina is running workshops every Monday for the summer holidays for children, there is cartoon drawing, painting and pastels, lots of fun and very affordable!
Here are her dates, be sure to get in touch with Gina or the gallery for any enquiries . . .
1st August wednesday 6-8pm cartoon workshop £10 per child
Wednesday 8th August 6-8pm watercolours
Monday 13th August 6 - 8pm acrylics
Monday 20th August 6-8pm pastels
Monday 27th August 6-8pm cartoons and comic strips
All £10 per child. Please book at the gallery.
Purbeck Painters is now signing up new members! The club runs from the end of September up to Christmas and is a great opportunity to learn the techniques to master lots of new mediums. Monday morning and afternoon classes are available, please contact Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Next month . . .
Find out about more upcoming workshops and events, next month we'll be having a chat with our new resident artist, Ceramic artist Marion Spencer on her intriguing and colourful works.
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