November 2013


Linda Warminger

Welcome to the November edition of the Herts Visual Arts Newsletter. Our next newsletter will be a combined Dec/Jan edition out on the 16 December, and we resume a 1st of the month publication from February.


Eleven opportunities were brought to the attention of members this month, including an invitation to join an Artists' Co-operative, various exhibiting details and an Arts Development Consultancy role.

Exhibitions & Events

Something for everyone at this range of Exhibitions and Christmas Gift Events.  New items are added to our website every week so do visit our News & Exhibitions page in between issues for up-to-date information, and larger articles on these featured events.


HVA members in the news ... Emmeline Webb wins 'Best UK Hand Finished Range' at the Henries ... Paul Knight wins a place in the Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards .... Fiona Gaskell gives a talk at Manland Primary School ... Five Miniatures by Wendy Hymas accepted for the 2013 RMS Exhibition ... and our monthly postcard from Connie Flynn.

Artist on File: Sarah Poppleton

Sarah Poppleton

Sarah Poppleton is bemused to find herself the subject of an artist profile, as she joined HVA only recently and feels that there are many more worthy ‘subjects’. However she is passionate about her painting and talks enthusiastically about it. She has family connections in Cornwall and frequently heads down there to gather material for her light-filled paintings of sky and coastline. Fiona Gaskell finds out what makes her tick.

Jo's Web Wizardry

Selling your work online

This month, I’m providing an overview of online marketplaces. These websites allow you to create an account and have your own virtual shop, whilst being part of a creative selling community.

Belinda's Bash

Why do artists go to St Ives?

I’ve just come back from Cornwall. St Ives was top of my ‘To Do’ list, but why? St Ives has a reputation for being a place for artists. Is it the quality of light and the location with its choice of beaches? Or is it perhaps the kudos from the previous generation of artists – or the artists there now?


We are delighted that Mala Morris & Itziar Olaberria have volunteered to job share the role of Open Studios Area Coordinator for St. Albans for 2014


FOR SALE: 5 Tiranti Woodcarving Chisels & Mallet

FOR SALE: KILN, suitable for Glass or Ceramics ( ** SOLD **)