Anything goes

Oct 1 2021

Anything goes — “in olden days, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking, but now …”  and, with apologies to Cole Porter, “if driving fast cars you like, if low bars you like, if old hymns you like, if bare limbs you like, if Mae West you like, … ” this is the theme for you. It’s a free-for-all in terms of subject matter, medium, technique, source of inspiration − and just look at how our artists went for it!

Browse the galleries below, or perhaps view today's flipbook.

Anything Goes
Art by Opal Seabrook

Yvonne Estop-Wood

Art forms: 
Drawing, Furniture, Graphic art, Mixed media 3D, Sculpture, Wood

Three-dimensional design, for furniture and sculptural objects, within which I seek shapes and geometries that delight me. I also make furniture by transforming everyday objects to create a narrative and quirky humour. Drawing is also a way of looking. I like pencil and pen, coloured pencils and pastels. And it is usually urban places that interest me most.

Emma Marsden

Stoneware Hare and Acrylic Landscape
Art forms: 
Ceramics, Illustration, Painting, Willow weaving

My ceramics and paintings are colourful, fun and tell a story. My influences are illustration and a love of the natural world.

I make unique, hand built ceramic sculptures of animals and people with personality.

I’ve worked as a school teacher, a mural artist and an illustrator. Working with clay is pure joy and I’m constantly learning.

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about my work or are interested in discussing a possible commission.

Telephone: 
07907 362323
Email (website): 
emmamarsden88@btinternet.com

Amma Gyan

Art forms: 
Textiles
Macrame Wall Hanging by Amma Gyan

My macramé wall hangings are something I started make when I decided to change things up a little - they're my creative life blood. What I mean is that they free my mind to explore new designs and ideas.

They're often organic with no real plan for the design only the size and the colour is predetermined.

The finished design is somewhat of a mind map, an original piece of art inspired by the moment.

Venue

Amanartis Studios
The Chapel in the Cemetery
Vicarage Road Cemetery
Watford
WD18 0EJ
Directions: 
Walk or drive through the gates into the Cemetery, past the house at the front
Telephone: 
07968 783760
Email (website): 
hello@amanartis.co.uk
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Credit card facility, Working studio where Members normally create work during the year, Suitable for groups, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Full
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Sandy Campbell

Art forms: 
Painting
Lost and Found - Mixed Media

Sandy Campbell is an abstract painter who creates multi-layered works that explore, materiality, surface and texture. Her work is firmly rooted in her experience of the declining urban landscape. The abandonment and decay surrounding her first studio in Luton influenced the development of the highly textured and complex surfaces she creates, as well as inspiring her 3D works using recycled materials. Exploring issues of identity and transformation, Campbell invites the viewer to absorb themselves in the sumptuous multi-layered surfaces before them, while questioning what lies beneath.

Romey T Brough

Art forms: 
Painting, Printmaking
Sunflower embellished monoprint

I have been exploring the techniques used by Degas, amongst others, in the 1800s. I paint on glass with acrylic paint and print off from that.
The results have a luminosity and vibrancy which has to be seen, and which take the viewer to new depths of appreciation.

Venue

Woodoaks Farm Studio
Denham Way
Maple Cross
Rickmansworth
WD3 9XQ
Directions: 
Off the A412; head for The Creative Juices Brewery and follow Studio signs
Telephone: 
07816 375460
Email (website): 
romeytbrough@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Working studio where Members normally create work during the year, Suitable for groups, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Partial
September / October 2021
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Maureen Newell

Agapanthus
Art forms: 
Painting

My name is Maureen and I am a Botanical Artist. I love to paint. Every day I pick up my paintbrush and delve into my many palettes of paint. I use layer upon layer of watercolour, adding depth and form as I go. It takes many hours and weeks, and sometimes months, before I am happy with the painting. Sometimes, I can just keep going with a subject, other times, I put it away and go back to it at a later date, with fresh eyes and inspiration.
I like to pick subjects from my garden, or my allotment, or from a walk in and around the village.

Telephone: 
01920 822702
Mobile or alternative contact number: 
07887 723142
Email (website): 
mawlers@icloud.com

Magdalena Pisuk

Art forms: 
Painting
Even Cows Get the Blues

Magdalena is a self taught artist with a background education in philosophy. Her paintings evolved around magical realism combining elements of everyday surroundings with a motion of secrecy or sacrum beyond the visible realm. In this context working with a paint brush is a colourful act of ontological curiosity towards the world rather than just an aesthetic expression. It is a way of capturing things in their existence, where colours are attempts to define reality in her various shapes and dimensions.

June Faulkner

Daffodills
Art forms: 
Mixed media 2D, Photography, Textiles

I love to create colourful devoré and silk scarves often inspired by my photographs, and paper collage landscapes and cards.

Telephone: 
07949 456838
Email (website): 
jfaulkner60@gmail.com

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