Denise Butler selected for Draw 12, a new craft shop opens in Hertford, and a Postcard from Shetland ....


Local Artist in London Exhibition of Prestigious National Art Society 1 - 13 October 2012

Denise Butler, an artist based in Watford has been selected for DRAW 12, the 91st Annual Open Exhibition of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA). The exhibition, at the Menier Gallery in London, will be officially opened by Professor Ken Howard, OBE, RA, Hon SGFA.

The SGFA is the only national art society dedicated exclusively to drawing. This year’s exhibition attracted submissions from artists across the UK. Two hundred and eight works of art by both members and non-members made the final selection. Traditional and contemporary drawing techniques will be on display in a wide range of sizes and media: from egg tempera and aquatint to charcoal and sgraffito. Society members will give free talks and demonstrations during the exhibition.

Denise Butler is a self – taught artist, working predominantly in pen and ink in a very detailed style. Her paintings are inspired by all types of architectural and natural elements, seen the world over. A member of Herts Visual Arts she has been part of many local exhibitions and will also be holding an exhibition Nov/ Dec at the Harlequin gallery with another local artist.

'The Back Streets of Bath', Denise Butler

The SGFA was established in 1919 to promote good drawing and draughtmanship. The Society’s Members work in traditional and contemporary styles, in all drawing and printmaking media.

Denise Butler -, 07738 089528




HVA Member Connie Flynn records her experiences whilst studing for a degree in Contemporary Textiles in Shetland via a monthly 'Postcard'

Photographs by Connie Flynn



If you're into crafting you will find everything you need – and more – at the new Hertford Craft Centre which opened just outside the town Centre in August.  Stocking an enormous range of products from fabrics, beads and sequins, glues and tools, alcohol inks and accessories.

Many of the products carry the Pinflair logo of the centre’s parent company, which crafters will know as one of the country’s leading craft brands.

Hertford Craft Centre
Unit 1 Warehams Lane,
Hertford SG14 1LA
Tel: 01992 582712