'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Throughout September I'll be taking part in Herts Open Studios with fellow watercolourist and printer Teresa Newham. We will be doing painting and printmaking demos, showing off our art and plying visitors with tea and cake. Oh, and there will be prints, cards and other lovely stuff. We will be open between 10am and 5pm on Wednesday 12th, 19th and 26th and Saturday 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of September. You will find more information at the Herts Visual Arts Website and for information about all the other artists taking part across Hertfordshire, see the full Open Studios Catalogue here.

I'll have quite a bit of new work on show - both larger pieces and smaller framed mini-paintings:

Pegasus 10" x 10"
King of the Thistles 9cm x 9cm
Owl Mother 9cm x 13cm

Wensley Arts
4 Wensley Close
Harpenden AL5 1RZ
Saturdays 11am - 5pm: 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th September
Wednesdays 11am - 5pm: 12th, 19th, 26th September

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Eagle Gallery Open Studios

The Eagle Gallery will be holding 'How We Do It' Open Studios from Monday 21st May - Thursday 14th June and I'll be exhibiting with 5 other artists at Cottage Farm Nurseries, 312 Cople Road, Cardington MK44 3SH as part of this event (see poster above for dates and the map below!). I'll be at the nurseries painting on Saturday June 2nd and Saturday June 9th so please feel free to come along and interrupt!

A highlight of the Eagle Gallery’s ‘How We Do It’ exhibition is a three-day event, over the Bank Holiday, of artists’ demonstrations. This drop-in event features demonstrations on portrait painting, printmaking, collage, painting with wool fibres, watercolour, ceramics, stitching and experimenting with acrylic, culminating on Monday afternoon with an illustrated talk by architect and artist Anthony Mackay on designing a city. I'll painting and sketching throughout Monday at the Gallery, hopefully outside!

The exhibition itself runs from May 21 to June 14 centres around explanatory statements from our artists and contains our normal range of art, ceramics, glass and jewellery as well as cards and unframed work in browsers.

For those who like to get out and about there are also 8 open studios to visit, providing the opportunity to talk to artists in their working environment and see a wider range of their work.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

MBS Fair in Flitwick

I will have a stall, as usual, at this lovely event with my prints, cards, small originals and painted hearts. There will be quite a lot of new work, including these lovely acrylic trees and new mini-paintings in Indian frames. Hope to see some familiar faces there!

MBS Fair
21st - 22nd April
The Rufus Centre
Steppingley Road Flitwick, Beds MK451A

Thursday, 22 February 2018

'Escapes' exhibition at the Eagle Gallery

7th - 14th April 2018
The Eagle Gallery

An exhibition of paintings and photography
by Patricia Ellis, Keith Wells and Sue Wookey.

‘Escapes’ is an exhibition of paintings and photography by Eagle Gallery artists Patricia Ellis, Keith Wells and Sue Wookey. Using a range of media to capture their experiences but also joined by a deep love of watercolour, the artists present an escape into real and imagined journeys and encounters. All three artists are members of The Eagle Galley co-operative, an artist run gallery with an informal, friendly approach where visitors can meet artists directly through group exhibitions and small shows.

Sue Wookey: Living on the ancient Icknield Way beneath Galley Hill in Bedfordshire, Sue finds ancient landscapes and the mythic past a constant source of inspiration. Combined with a lifelong interest in nature and Britain’s wildlife, Sue layers her paintings with many different levels of meaning for the viewer to discover. 

Patricia Ellis: Travel in other cultures is an important part of Pat’s life and provides the material for her art work. Photography and drawing captures the experiences at the time and gives the basis for painting in her studio. Pat experiments with ways of encompassing essential aspects of scenes into her paintings.

Keith Wells: After the close of Keith’s career as a designer, he returned to the pleasure and enjoyment of the drawing and painting skills that had already started him down that path. He is now focussed on looking and recording the landscapes and urban environments that form the backdrop to all our worlds.

Further Information:

Exhibition open 7th April – 14th April 2018

Opening times: Saturdays and Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm, Sunday 15th 11am – 4pm.

Meeting the artists: Saturday 7th April will be a ‘meet the artists’ Open Day with refreshments.

Patricia, Keith and Sue will be present at the Gallery all day on the weekend of 7th-8th April and on Saturday 14th April. From Monday - Friday at least one exhibiting artist will always be there to chat with you about all our work. If you wish to meet a particular artist, please ring the number below to find out when we’ll each be at the Gallery.

The Eagle Gallery 101 Castle Road, Bedford, MK40 3QP www.eaglegalleryartists.co.uk tel: 01234 346995

Thursday, 25 January 2018

Craft Fair at Poplars Garden Centre

I’ll be taking part in this Craft Fair in the new Learning Zone at Poplars Garden Centre, which is very close to the M1 Toddington exit. Really looking forward to being in a new venue! I’ll have the usual mix of originals, prints, cards and little painted hearts.

February 17th
Open 10am - 4pm

Poplars Nursery Garden Centre
Harlington Road