I always enjoyed art at school and had a great teacher but not many options were available to further my artistic education in those days so I ended up working at a local photography studio touchingup black and white wedding photographs - yes they were all printed then, including the proofs. On a measely £7 per week I wanted to earn some real money so I went into the exciting world of office work (Insurancea and then sales) until 2007.
Hello, my name is David Coupe. I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for about 50 years and about 15 of those teaching art. I started to paint professionally on having to take earlyretirement due to ill health and I've enjoyed teaching others to enjoy this wonderful hobby. I now run two hour classes, Saturday workshop once a month and painting holidays. I mainly paint these days in watercolour, but also in oils and pastel.
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.
Established in 1998, Henry Brewer Gallery has forged a rightly deserved reputation for superior craftsmanship and service. Our highly creative bespoke framing service caters for both the individualand corporate client and we offer a 'wide format' Giclee Digital Printing service onto canvas or paper. All work is carried out in house. We work closely with independent artists and publishers; this enables us to offer Nottingham's most diverse and stimulating collection of artworks.
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.
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.
Yes, BEANS offers a nice selection of great coffees and teas, and we make all of our soups, salads, sandwiches, quiches and cakes on the premises. However, we are quickly becoming known for our artclasses and special events. We also display and sell a growing collection of jewellery, prints, cards, stained glass, paintings, collage & stitchery works, ceramics, and fused glass created by talented local artists.
With many years' experience in the artists industry, Julija Greaves working from the Sheepbridge Studio creates highly recognisable formal and informal portraits in oils or pastels, she also executescutting edge surrealist works and special projects throughout the UK and abroad. The artist has worked with high profile sitters and can diversify to wall murals and large canvas post-surrealist works. Set up in 2004, her studio is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Opened in 1990, Ferrers Frames is based within The Ferrers Centre for Arts and Crafts in a magnificent Georgian Stable block at Staunton Harold. We have fast become one of the busiest Picture Framersand Galleries in the East Midlands. Our showroom offers a multitude of styles, ideas and prices to suit all tastes and budgets.
Nestled in the hillside, above the River Derwent, the small Derbyshire village of Holloway is the inspirational setting for the Little London Gallery. Enjoying breath-taking views over the surroundingcountryside, this small family-run gallery offers an intimate and friendly environment in which to show-case the diverse and imaginative work of local Derbyshire artists.