ASHTON CHADWICK is a Royal Academy Schools Post Graduate, former Head of Putney School of Art and Former Principal of Blackheath School of Art. He is particularly interested in the qualities of lightin landscape, which he expresses in a variety of ways, from cast shadows to reflections. The Activity of mark making and layering of colours or tones is often the primary dynamic of his work.
We are an independent gallery which opened its doors in March 2005 with the aim of representing a small group of predominantly West Country based artists. Our mission was to select the most talentedartists in each medium and genre both living and deceased. To that end we specialize in the work of the late Brixham based artist John Chancellor (1925-1984) who is regarded as probably the finest marine painter of his generation.
White Space Art was established in the heart of the market town of Totnes in 2003. The gallery exhibits an everchanging collection of work by emerging and established British artists, predominantlyfrom the southwest of England. The gallery holds several exhibitions throughout the year and exhibits at various art fairs. Located in the beautiful South Hams region of Devon, Totnes neighbours the artistically renowned Dartington Hall Estate and is a short journey from the A38 and the M5.
The essence of watercolour will be explored with emphasis on a more intuitive approach to painting. Through demonstration, theory and practice, you will develop confidence with wet in wet techniques,become familiar with the characteristics of watercolour and discover how to make your paintings 'sing'. You will learn to loosen up, experiment and play with textural techniques using watercolour and mixed media to create expressive results.
I create flameworked and fused glass art in my studio in Barnstaple surrounded by the stunning Devon coastal countryside. My initial inspiration is taken from the colours of the sea, preferring towork with various shades of blue, green and azure. Using flat sheets of Bullseye fusible glass as the starting point, I cut and layer the glass before firing it in one of my digitally controlled kilns.
Nigel's fascination with science and space led to his unique patented design of WHY, a question mark made from the letters W, H and Y. The W is at the top, the H is halfway down and the tail of the Yat the bottom curls around to form the dot of the question mark.
Edward Woollard, maternal grandfather of current owner Roy Smith, opened the Blue Gallery at 16 Joy Street, Barnstaple in 1946. He was a photographer by profession and also had a café on thepremises. Fast-forward 66 years and the Blue Gallery has grown to be one of the the largest art, craft and needlework suppliers in the South West, selling brands such as Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton, Pro Arte, DMC, Dylon, Coats, Staedtler and much more from the same premises in Joy Street.
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. The gallery aims to promote the work of local artist makers and is based in Barnstaple, North Devon. The work on sale is a mixture of media includingpaintings in watercolour, oils, gouache, textiles, fused and lampworked glass, wood and ceramics.
I am passionate about the need for wilderness and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate thesuccess stories and are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.
Lea Phillips makes a wide range of colourful individually hand decorated, wheel thrown ceramics, at her studio in Totnes, Devon. Everything for the home including tableware, tiles, lamp bases andone-off pieces, in durable high fired stoneware, available direct from the studio.