Touchy-feely

Sep 22 2021

Touchy-feely — is definitely focussing on the tactile – which means texture – and/or being emotionally or physically open.  If an artist’s or maker’s work calls out to be touched, and/or is a visible expression of their sentiments, then this is the theme for you to engage with.

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

Touchy feely
jewellery by Lynne Watkins

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
September / October 2021
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11am-5pm

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.

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

Nat McIntosh

Art forms: 
Jewellery
Seashell and pearl brooch by Natalia McIntosh

Nat is a silversmith specialising in one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces, all handmade using traditional silversmithing techniques. She is a graduate of Central Saint Martins.
She is currently exhibiting at A Little Bird Told Me Gallery in Wendover and Primavera Gallery in Cambridge.
www.nataliamcintosh.com

Venue

A Little Bird Told Me Gallery
The Barn Courtyard
25 High Street
Wendover
HP22 6DU
Directions: 
Parking: Wendover Library Car Park, 15 High St
Telephone: 
07854 787733
Email (website): 
mcintoshnat@gmail.com
Special Information: 
Credit card facility, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Partial
September / October 2021
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10am-5pm

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
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10am-3pm

Alex Hamilton-Bray

Art forms: 
Glass, Jewellery

With a passion for glass, attention to detail and a reluctance to back down from a challenge, Alex, from Sandridge based Heartwood Glass, not only creates bespoke handmade fused glass art, splashbacks and memorial jewellery, but following ‘school’ in Murano pushes the boundaries of heat and gravity to control, blend and shape molten glass in a flame.

What started out as an outlet for creativity, has progressed through continual development alongside glass masters from around the world, to crafting contemporary glass designs inspired by playing with light, nature and the desire to keep advancing within the glass medium.

Heartwood Glass brings ‘Glassy Love’ to all through individual pieces crafted with love and attention to detail, encouragement to get out and about in Herts and find “HeART Abandonments” or for those that want to try the medium through face to face, make at home or virtual workshops created to suit all ages.

Venue

Heartwood Glass
95 St Albans Road
Sandridge
St Albans
AL4 9LH
Directions: 
The studio is up a tarmac slip road, just after Sandringham Crescent
Telephone: 
07712 536071
Email (website): 
studio@heartwoodglass.com
Special Information: 
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: 
None
September / October 2021
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3pm-7pm (Sat & Sun: 2pm-6pm)

Marcela Díaz Baeza

“Cherry “, oil on wood (box)
Art forms: 
Painting - designing, Painting

Welcome to my feminine art world!
I was born in Chile where I studied fine art, teaching and fashion design. I taught art in schools for 10 years before I came to the U.K.
I specialise in contemporary female portraits where I mix realistic representation with colourful abstract and textures, to create magical and fantastic scenes of beautiful women, sometimes accompanied by animals and birds or other natural elements.
I mostly paint women because they represent the Feminine Energy within all of us. This energy is the archetype of beauty, creativity and sensuality and I believe it is the creative force that can uplift and inspire viewers to open up to their creative side, embrace beauty and sensual pleasure in their lives, and also feel connected with nature and respect it.
My motifs have a symbolic and surreal approach to the world of dreams and the unconscious, and delve into the human soul.
I want to inspire you to discover and connect with the feminine energy within all of us.

Telephone: 
07951 893308
Email (website): 
contact@marceladiazfineart.com

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