Artists at WRAP | Herts Visual Arts


WRAP (Watford Recycle Art Project)
Unit 3 Wolsey Business Park
Tolpits Lane
Northwood, Rickmansworth
WD18 9BL
Located at the end of the building, between Pump Gym and Camelot
07543 508529
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Special Information 
Practical demonstrations, Credit card facility
Wheelchair access 
September / October 2023
10am-4pm (Tue 2pm-4pm; Wed 10am-12noon; Thu 10am-6pm)


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60a Lou Dossett

Decorative glass bottle wrapped in green, pink and cream cotton stripes of varying thicknesses.

I use colours, layers, textures and patterns in decorative bottles, mosaics, pen/ink, acrylics and multi-media semi-abstract pieces. I've always enjoyed art and craft and since school I've attended numerous evening classes including acrylic painting, photography, wood carving, picture framing and more recently lino printing. I got the mosaic 'bug' having been on a yoga/mosaic holiday in Spain a few years ago. Now, in addition to working on my own mosaics, often translating my paintings into mosaic, I'm also working on The London Bridge mosaic project due to be completed early 2024.
Although I began making decorative bottles in my teens, I only started again in the last few years. I love the freedom of beginning a bottle with no idea of the outcome.
I trained to be an arts counsellor where the emphasis is on allowing the emotions to flow through art and I find this the most rewarding type of art.

Telephone: 07724 200024
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60b Aya Hastwell

"The boy and the cat", oil on paper, 20cm x 25cm

Aya Hastwell is a Watford-based artist originally from Kazakhstan. Aya's paintings reflect travel, nature, and people. She works in various materials and genres.
Aya divides her time between the UK and Kazakhstan. Her nomadic lifestyle leads to a rethinking of family ties, what constitutes a home, and how to get used to being mobile as an artist. Aya presents her thoughts and artworks in daily updates on her Instagram and Facebook pages "Aya Hastwell Art".
Aya has been focusing on paintings with children in recent years. Children perceive the world differently. Their sincerity and curiosity about the world around them help Aya to look for a reflection of childish spontaneity in her paintings.
Aya studied at City Lit and the Art Academy in London. She exhibited in London and Hertfordshire. Aya's paintings are in private and public collections.

Telephone: 07891 318611
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60c Barbara Sedassy

Pastel Portrait

Barbara Sedassy is an eclectic painter. In her own words, she is deeply into stories; she celebrates colour and line and loves the way they sing together. She studied at St. Albans, Falmouth and Chelsea Schools of Art.
She grew up in Chorleywood and worked in Chesham. She went on her travels, to Canada, the States Mexico, Belize and Hawaii. She has always kept sketch books. She believes drawing matters. She paints, draws movement, colour, sunsets, cows, dancers, makes cards, paints on silk and illustrates books. Even as a child she was a natural anthologist, liking poems that made pictures. She loves Yeats, Bonnard and Beethoven! She has exhibited in Canada, the States and the UK. She has worked as a Community Artist.

Telephone: 01923 282651
Alternative contact number: 07754 182658
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60d Dorienne Carmel

My art reflects my personality: "somewhat detailed perfectionist with a sense of humour who still clings tightly to his inner child.”
My art is from my imagination, a world of possibility where anything can exist.
A world of characters, their stories will speak to the inner child in you.
Whimsical characters that bring a smile.
An imaginary world in which I create fun artwork that is colourful and intricate in detail.
My speciality is the ability to handmade figurative ceramic quirky portraits from photos; you can be in my world as anything you want in a small form. All I need is front-facing photographs of over 1 MB.
Dorienne is happy to work to commission – please do get in touch if you would like to discuss.
Working with clay, wire, or any other material necessary, artist Dorienne Carmel creates her 3D quirky expressive ceramic characters in her Hertfordshire studio.
All enquiries are welcome.

Telephone: 07780 600470
Alternative contact number: 02089 531904
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