The Workhouse Collective | Herts Visual Arts


The Workhouse Dunstable
5 Ashton Square
Ashton Square Carpark, behind Gallery, off West Street - use postcode LU6 3SW
01582 661603
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Special Information 
Practical demonstrations, Credit card facility, Suitable for groups
Wheelchair access 
September / October 2023
10am-5pm (Thu & Fri 10am-3pm)


Showing in this group

32a Joanne Bowes

I am the Owner of The Workhouse Gallery. We will have a programme of Artist Demonstrations and Workshops, on 9 September there is a Heritage Craft Market in Ashton Square.

I am a Degree-educated natural dyer/contact printer, who creates handmade sketchbooks and scarves; nature-inspired stitched textiles and semi-abstract watercolour landscapes using handmade, natural dye pigments.

My love of natural forms, colours and textures is seen in my sketchbook exploration of local and visited landscapes; experiments with making my own pigments and the revelations of the printmaking process. I am excited by the unexpected joys discovered in the natural dye pot and in leaf prints together with the ‘out of the blue’ results of Cyanotypes, developed in the sun.

I am always looking to develop my craft. I love to combine processes such as print, collage and batik. I frequently reuse old textiles, prints and artwork. I also enjoy creating project work based on local and social history.

Telephone: 01582 661603
Alternative contact number: 07758 373417
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32b Deborah Prothero

Bright, fun face of an Ostrich in Watercolour

I was born in Surrey but moved to Berkhamsted where I achieving O & A level art. I attended Watford Art College where I developed an interest for Interior Design. After completing a 3 year Diploma course in Interior Design with Honors I started my own Interior Design business. This became difficult to run when starting my family and for a few years art was forgotten. Helping in my son's primary school lead to 20 years teaching children Art and Dt in a Luton school. I have now retired from school life and am focusing on my own artwork and teaching adults.
I use Acrylics, Coloured pencils, Mixed Media, Oil, Pastel, Pen And Wash, Watercolour and my subjects range from
Animals, Birds, Flowers , Landscape to Woodland Scene.

Telephone: 07951 473275
Alternative contact number: 01582 734581
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32c Jennifer Steele

mixed media hare, fox and owl in the moonlightt

I am a mixed-media artist living in Bedfordshire. My work is informed by a sense of place and interest in figurative work, whether human or animal. Colour, texture and mark-making combine in an expression of my personal vision. I am taking part in a group show at The Workhouse, Dunstable.

Telephone: 01582 661603
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32d Michael Harris Wilson

Connections One by Michael Harris Wilson

Michael is a creative and conservation artist who absolutely enjoys producing colourful and pleasing artworks. His aim is to brighten up and help improve the well-being of people, and inspire them to incorporate art and nature into their lives. Creativity is part of him, which goes hand in hand with a deep respect of and interest in, our natural environment.
His individual paintings are suitable for brightening up both the home and workplace.
We are gifted by imagination, and he makes great use of this before starting on new projects. He often experiments with shapes and their locations to show imagined motions. And uses different tools and materials to create textures, thus giving a tactile touch to the painting surface, which can also be explored by persons with limited senses.

Telephone: 07736 681510
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32e Sally McIver

Sally is delighted to be exhibiting at the Workhouse in Dunstable. She will be showing a colourful new collection of work in acrylics, oil and pastel. Current inspirations include the rainforest, deer, flowers and bird life.

Telephone: 01582 661603
Alternative contact number: 07776 055145
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