A walk on the wild side

Oct 9 2021

A walk on the wild side — look at how our artists push their boundaries and show us their wacky side; explore inhospitable places, unusual subjects, or untamed emotions with them; see how they respond to wild flora and fauna or stormy weather; enjoy them going wild!

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

A walk on the wild side
Art by Carla Valente

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

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)

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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1pm-5pm

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

Urvi Patel

Art forms: 
Applied arts, Calligraphy, Collographs/Linocuts, Design, Painting - designing, Drawing, Gallery owner, Illustration, Multimedia painting, Other, Painting, Performance

Urvi is an abstract & contemporary artist and loves working with mixed media, various textures and colours.

A Finance Project Manager, Urvi become abundantly aware that her chosen career path lay not in conference calls, but in canvases; her analytical mind had a creative calling that she simply could not ignore. She is a full-time independent abstract artist painting in her home-studio.

Her unconventional style of ‘working with multiple textures, mixed media, colours’, combined with her passion for metallics has enabled her to create a few unique art works which have become notable for their soft yet compelling structure.

Venue

Junction 7 Creatives
17 Town Square
Brickdale House
Stevenage
SG1 1BP
Directions: 
Town Square opp Bus Station
Telephone: 
07796 692668
Mobile or alternative number: 
07796 692668
Email (website): 
hello@urviartstudio.com
Special Information: 
Refreshments available, Credit card facility, Appointments available at other times during and after Open Studios
Wheelchair access: 
Full
September / October 2021
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11am-4pm

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

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

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