Goff was born in 1949 in the small South Wales town of Brynmawr, where his artistic interests were first noticed and encouraged by his very supportive art teacher, Ken Jones, at the local grammarschool. On leaving school, Goff trained at the West of England college of Art, Bristol, Cardiff College of Art and Cardiff University. He then taught at St Illtyd's College, Cardiff until moving into the management of education for a number of local authorities in South East Wales.
Arts Alive Wales is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell, South Powys. We are driven by a passion for using the arts to engage, inspire, and enhance the quality of life of people in ourlocal communities. We work across Mid and South East Wales with professional artists to provide opportunities for active participation in the arts, particularly for children, young people and vulnerable groups.
You will find us in the Old Police Station in Baker Street, Abergavenny. If you are in town, why not call in and browse at your leisure, everyone is given a warm welcome as Martin is happy to chat andshare his experience of Art with his visitors. You have a friendly service from Tuesday to Saturday, 9:30 to 5:30.
Hold regular exhibitions of Fine and Applied Arts. Stock the very best artists' materials and fine papers. Nourish and delight the artist and creative child with inspirational books and independentmagazines. Serve simple, delicious food from our kitchen and of course good coffee. Have a garden where the sun can shine all day, designed and planted by Sarah Price. Host workshops with painters, printmakers, textile artists, writers and musicians.
Our On-Line Shop will be selling limited edition prints and original pictures. With a large selection of Dog-Wildlife-Country and Landscape Images showing the Best of Wales and the U.K. You will alsofind Figurative/Contemporary and Original Paintings by our Gallery Artists.
Textile Artist Melissa Warren likes to challenge the boundaries of knitting. Based in the Rhondda in South Wales, Melissa works with knitting machines, combining hand-dying of pieces of knitting andyarns with structural elements to create large sculptural pieces, wearable body art and more traditional accessories.
Stuart Neale (Weaver - Left)Is originally from Cardiff, and qualified at the Scottish College of Textiles in Galashiels. Together, they have promoted and advanced the tradition of Welsh weavingworldwide constantly developing new approaches to an age-old artisan craft. SRH Craftspeople are artisan weavers employing design skills continually and like the studio artists of the Italian renaissance word closely with the in-house designer, responding instantly to new inspirations.
I am a Welsh Artist currently living in Newport. After completing an Art Foundation course in Cardiff I went on to Graduated with a Fine Art Degree from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2011.The Paintings arrive from direct observation of a chosen subject. This can be a still life, a single flower or a person. Drawings are a way of recording the subject and finding a boundary that best suits it allowing the subject to be given a purpose which can be taken to the canvas.
Pottery painting is fun for all the family, young and old alike. We at Barefoot Ceramics™ provide a fantastic opportunity for you to create your own unique design on a piece of ceramic pottery(there's a huge range, well over 100 pieces of pottery to choose from). Standard studio [session] fees are £4 for each painter. A family of four is £12.
Model House in Llantrisant went through a restructure in 2010. When this happened I opened my shop - Llantrisant Gallery, on the ground floor of Model House. As you may know I previously worked forModel House for many years and wanted to continue building on our previous success. I now manage the shop under its new name, Llantrisant Gallery, Model House. We are still a gift shop and arts and crafts gallery.