The long view

Sep 19 2021

The long view — a landscape view, a piece made over a lengthy period of time, a long strip of weaving, perhaps? Artists may have interpreted this in terms of looking to the future (see also Facing forward), or considered the long-term effects/consequences of using the materials/techniques that they do (see also Getting greener). They certainly haven’t been short-sighted when approaching this theme.

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

The long view
art by Susan Sanders

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

Leon Barnes

Art forms: 
Painting

Landscape oil paintings by Leon Barnes, capturing nature's splendour, self taught during lockdown & by watching tutorials by Kevin Hill, Bill Alexander, Bob Ross. Inspired by nature, and love of painting the natural and the imagined.

Venue

Trestle Café Gallery
Trestle Arts Base
Russet Drive
St Albans
AL4 0JQ
Directions: 
SatNav use AL4 0FJ; free parking available directly outside the venue
Telephone: 
07775 712223
Mobile or alternative number: 
07775 712223
Email (website): 
leonbarnestreasures@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Credit card facility, Suitable for groups
Wheelchair access: 
Full
September / October 2021
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9.00am-2pm (Sat: 9am-2pm)

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
September / October 2021
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
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11am-5pm

Sarah Barrow

Art forms: 
Painting
City and crowd scenes

A modern and bold take on people and crowds. Large scale oil on canvas. Limited edition prints available.

Venue

College Lake
Upper Icknield Way
Bulbourne
Tring
HP23 5QG
Telephone: 
07732 285203
Email (website): 
shelenbarrow@yahoo.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Practical demonstrations
Wheelchair access: 
Partial
September / October 2021
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
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2526272829301
2345678
910
11am-3pm

Murray Blacket

Art forms: 
Painting - designing

I grew up in a small country town in New South Wales. So there was landscape all around me. I now explore this fascination in my painting, here in the UK. With such a wide variation of landscape throughout, there is always wonderful inspiration for the abstract landscape painter. I explore this in different degrees of abstraction - mainly in acrylic but sometimes in oil too. I am a late starter as a painter. I began around three years ago. Although I have been a wildcard entrant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year, this is the first time I have exhibited any of my work.

Telephone: 
07932 006962
Email (website): 
murrayblacket@mac.com

Diane Maclean

Art forms: 
Metalwork, Photography, Sculpture
Sky Circles.  Stainless steel sculpture

Visits BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - telephone 07802 872970.

Frequently working with scientists, I use architectural and industrial materials and new technologies to interpret my ideas. My long experience of working on public sculpture commissions that have to endure effects of weather and human intervention, has resulted in considerable knowledge of engineering techniques and the nature of steel and stainless steel, materials I love for their qualities of variety and structural strength. Continually experimenting with these materials produces works in new forms. Multiples, reflection, movement, colour, light and sound are present variously in many of my sculptures and installations. In them I seek equivalents for elemental movement, water, wind, for plant-life, for objects in the landscape, frequently working on a large scale. I work with engineers to produce my sculpture, which ensures high quality of fabrication and durability.

Venue

Daneswick Farmhouse
Noke Lane
Chiswell Green
St Albans
AL2 3NU
Directions: 
VISITS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, but near top of Noke Lane; parking available
Telephone: 
07802 872970
Mobile or alternative number: 
01727 855087
Email (website): 
sculpture@dianemaclean.co.uk
Special Information: 
Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Full
September / October 2021
Open By Appointment

Buster Knightly

Langthwaite Sky - Oil on board
Art forms: 
Painting

Landscapes in oils or watercolour.
Drama created in the skies with colour, contrast, atmosphere...or all three!
A range of sizes available to suit all spaces.

Fast-paced, live painting demonstrations will be given in the Gallery.

Telephone: 
07836 355200
Email (website): 
buster.knightly@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.

Victoria Culf

Art forms: 
Applied arts, Drawing, Illustration, Installation, Jewellery, Mixed media 2D, Mixed media 3D, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Wood

Foraged finds from forests and headlands, woven into salient memories of childlike wonder. My work is a celebration of the natural environment, created as an antidote to viral and technological displacement.

Venue

The Loft Studio
Croxley Green Scout Hall
Watford Road
Croxley Green
WD3 3ED
Directions: 
Parking directly behind Scout Hall; follow small driveway left of the building
Telephone: 
07540 959934
Email (website): 
victoria.culf@yahoo.co.uk
Special Information: 
Credit card facility, Working studio where Members normally create work during the year, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
None
September / October 2021
SATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRI
18192021222324
2526272829301
2345678
910
10am-3pm

Inês Freitas

Art forms: 
Painting - designing, Drawing, Mixed media 2D, Multimedia painting, Painting
Inês Freitas abstract landscape paintings

Fascinated by landscape and the experience of being exposed to open land.

A palette, often limited and gravitating towards muted colours, perceived as melancholic, a way to explore ideas of memory, disruption, and the sense of being lost.

Painting as a result of my search for silence and solitude; evoking a sense of place, in an attempt to capture liminal spaces, the fleeting time and the subtle changes on land and water, sky and light.

Pursuing the unperfected state, the immediacy of light and time. Aiming to express and provoke an emotional response, one that leads the mind beyond what the eye sees and the senses perceive.

“It is not a record of landscape, but the sensation of landscape that is internalised within an individual imagination and so completed…” Howard Hodgkin.

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