Getting Ready for Christmas! November 14 2015
We have lots of new and exciting artworks coming into the gallery for our Christmas Show which opens on Saturday 21st November. There will be three new artists exhibiting with us for the first time.
Originally from Walsall, Jude Freeman studied History of Art at Sussex University and the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Following a career in UK art schools (Brighton, Hereford and Camberwell) she began etching after moving to Dartmoor.
image right: Winter Bouquet; hand-coloured etching by Jude Freeman
Flora McLachlan was born in Littlehampton, West Sussex in 1974 and is now based in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. She studied Art at Brighton College of Technology and completed a PDD in Illustration at West Hertfordshire College in 1999. Flora's preferred technique is etching. Many of her etchings are under-printed with a painterly mono-collagraph plate.
Rachel Grant was born near Stafford in 1976 but spent some of her childhood living by the sea in Suffolk. She studied Art at Staffordshire University and then Textile Design and Surface Pattern at Buckinghamshire University, graduating with a B.A. Honours in 1999. She now works as a full-time freelance artist and designer, specialising in mixed media. Layering and the inclusion of collage are key elements to her process throughout – evoking a sense of age and depth.