Brian Robinson selected for the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Amy Pettingill's logo design adopted for Folkstock 2013, Connie Flynn's regular postcard from Shetland, Liz Sergeant's 'Dirty Linen' and HVA artists participate in the Giant Monopoly Art & Sculpture Trail in St. Albans ...

Work by Hertfordshire artist, Brian Robinson, has been selected from over 600 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading marine artists. The exhibition will be on display at the Mall Galleries near Trafalgar Square between 16 and 27 October 2013.

This annual exhibition, held by the Royal Society of Marine Artists, has come to be recognised as the most prestigious and varied exhibition of marine art in the UK. The exhibition's theme is the sea and everything related to it, from beaches and creeks to harbours and boats. The premier marine art exhibition in the country, it will feature almost 300 works from emerging and well-established artists across a range of media, including oil painting, watercolour, pastels, prints, and sculpture. All work is available for sale, so anyone can take some of the sea home with them.

'King's Lynn' by Brian Robinson

'Blue Doors, Venice' by Brian Robinson


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


Photographs by Connie Flynn

Click here to view the series of postcards to-date



Liz Sergeant recently exhibited with Re:Kindle Public Arts' annual show in Queens Wood, Highgate on 7th-8th September.

Visitors were invited to air their 'Dirty Linen' in public, by completing a laundry list and hanging it out on the washing line, or tossing it into the dirty linen bin.  Over 70 people took up the challenge !



HVA Member Amy Pettingill's distinctive abstract style was seen  around the county as the logo and banner design for 'Folkstock 2013'

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'Folkstock' logo by Amy Pettingill


St Albans Arts Sport & Health Development Team organised the Giant Monopoly Game in and around St Albans on Sunday 15th September 2013.  This free annual event was a great day out, as well as a chance to see unexpected places and take part in fun activities. With 20 checkpoints including the Clock Tower, Abbey Gateway and the Town Hall Cells, over 1600 people took part.

As part of the route through Verulamium Park, the SAASH Arts Team invited local artists to be part of a ‘pop up’, one day only Sculpture Trail from the Fighting Cocks to the Boating Lake Bridge.  Sculptures included a vibrant ‘Monopoly inspired’ glass structure in the water by Opal Seabrook, delightful ceramic bells hanging from a tree by Ruta Bartkeviciute and glass butterflies suspended from the bridge by Caroline Davis. Each artist was featured in the Giant Monopoly booklet as well as displaying their art/business cards in situ. 

'Found', Debbie Bent

'Poppies', Antonia MacTavish

'Monopoly', Caroline Davis

'Dragonflies', Caroline Davis

Ceramic Bells, Ruta Bartkeviciute

Quilt, Sian Fenwick / Janie Graham / Charlotte Munck

'Monopoly', Opal Seabrook (Starburst Glass)

Inspired to get involved in Giant Monopoly 2014 ?
Please contact:  Chris Blanch, Arts Development Officer, St Albans Arts Sport & Health, email:, telephone: 01727 819469