I studied Fine Art at Luton and Stourbridge from 1968 - 1972. On leaving Art School I worked as a psychiatric nurse until 1987 when I became a full-time artist. From 1987 - 1996 I earned my livingmainly as a Pavement Artist, travelling to towns and cities throughout the country drawing large scale photo-realist portaits of famous faces and people in the news. I now look back on this period as a kind of apprenticeship for the Self Portrait Workshop.
I have worked in Ceramics for the last 20 years after studying glass and ceramics at Sunderland University. My work consists of various brightly coloured vessels, bottles and a wide range ofsculptural figurative ceramics, based loosely around the 'head' and 'face'. These pieces are predominantly monochrome. All my work is handbuilt, giving each piece a unique character and presence.
Formed in May 2010, Crocus Gallery is an artist run contemporary art gallery displaying a dynamic programme of art exhibitions. Crocus Gallery Group is a not-for-profit organisation run by a committedteam of volunteers who direct the exhibition space. 1. Present a rotating schedule of high-quality exhibitions in a range of mediums. 2. Raise the profile of local artists, Crocus Gallery and individual members by offering opportunities to publicly exhibit their work, network and access new audiences.
Paige & Sivier is an established Independent Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Studio and Picture Framers exhibiting over 100 Original Paintings in handmade oils, acrylics and watercolours distributedacross two floors. The traditionally styled premises affords a comfortable environment, offers great natural light, ambiance and energy.
Christie Framing in Daybrook, Nottingham has established itself over the past 22 years to earn a reputation for excellent workmanship, service and value. The Framing Workshop, based in Nottingham,offers friendly expert advice to help you make the most of your artwork, needlework, memorabilia or 3D objects. We appreciate that you have probably spent a lot of time and effort in choosing your artwork or completing your needlework and that it is special to you.
Any person over the age of 18 may join the NSA at any time on payment of the annual subscription of £75 and this entitles them to participate in the painting groups (provided there is sufficientspace) and to join any other activities supported by the NSA.
Please join us at HMS before INBOX tours to Art Athina in Athens for the largest art fair in Greece. Studio holders past and present, plus artists who have shown at the HMS EXHIBITION SPACE have beeninvited to make work (dimensions 30 x 30cm) on the theme of 'INBOX'.
The Purple Shed Studio is the Belper based creative space of Christine Gray. It is the haven where Christine can imagine, create and grow away from the stresses of daily life. She studied for a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Derby and went on to study for a PGC in Community & Participatory Arts at Staffordshire University alongside bringing up her young family. Her creativity is driven by many inspirations from the smallest piece of texture to a sublime landscape.
Situated next door to the train station and just a stone's throw from the city centre, we are home to three floors of vintage and antique wonders. Spend an afternoon snooping to your hearts contentand stop off for a slice of cake or a light lunch in our charming tea bar. As a space for supporting local businesses and creative industries, Hopkinson is diverse and ever changing.
Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in putting together our troupe for the Nottingham Carnival parade on Sunday 17th August. Local people, young and old, put a lot of effort into producingsomething very special for the event. It's 2015 and we're anticipating another fantastic year for City Arts. We are now in our new home in Nottingham's Creative Quarter and have a lot of great ideas and exciting plans in the works.