Herts Big Art Fair Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June

Gill Ayre is showing at this years Herts Big Art Fair:


I am really looking forward to showing at Herts Big Art Fair, which is back for a second year during the ever-popular Hitchin Festival, following the highly successful launch of this new Art Fair for Hertfordshire in 2017.

Run by and for HVA members: artists and designer-makers from across Hertfordshire will display their work at the newly refurbished Hitchin Town Hall Saturday and Sunday July 14th and 15th.

Open to the public from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday, a number of exhibitors will be at the Fair during the weekend, offering unique opportunities to meet the artists themselves.

For further details of the event please go to the HVA website by clicking on this link: HVA Big Art Fair 2018

Last year was a highly enjoyable event, with a lovely atmosphere and a wide range of art to suit all tastes, and budgets, so I hope you…

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Open Studios at Langley End and Waterhall Farm 9th and 10th June


We are delighted to invite you to visit our studios – 9 artists have joined together across 2 locations.

Please note, our studio at Langley End is only open on Saturday 9th June. However it is only 10 minutes drive between the 2 locations so we hope you will come and visit both.

Open Saturday 9 only 11am – 4pm
Artists: Gill Ayre, Karen Picton, Jo Howe, Thornhill Jewellery
Hill End Farm, Langley End, Herts, SG4 7PT – entrance to farm take no through road 2 miles north of Langley village on B656. Free onsite parking.

Open Both Days 9 + 10 June 11am -4pm
Artists: Alex McIntyre, Aneta Wiorek, Graham Matthews, Miriam Fraser, Sally Tyrie
Emily’s Teashop Open both days 10 – 4
Waterhall Farm, Whitwell, Herts, SG4 8AF – entrance to the farm via the B651 on the Whitwell to Hitchin Road. Free…

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Small is beautiful

Langley End Studio artist, Gill Ayre has been creating beautiful little landscapes – at affordable prices! For details of the individual paintings please go to the gallery pages on Gill’s own website https://gillayre.co.uk/


I have really enjoyed making small paintings recently, and have created new ones in my ‘Elemental’ series and my ‘Journeys in Solitude’ series. Here is a taster, but to see the individual paintings please go to the gallery pages.

A selection of each of these series of paintings is available to buy in the Christmas exhibitions at both The Wynd Gallery in Letchworth and Art Van Go, in Knebworth.

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Solo Exhibition at Art Van Go, Knebworth, November 2017


Earlier this week I had the pleasure of putting up a solo show of my work from the last couple of years. The exhibition will be on throughout November, until 2nd December.

The work on exhibition represents 2 main bodies of work:

Herts Woods – was inspired by the abundance of local woodlands in Hertfordshire, and the development of the largest newly planted area of woodland in the UK, Heart Wood.

Coastal Marshlands – was inspired by frequent trips to the East Anglian coast, with its distinctive salt marshes.

Other work on show in this exhibition does not fit into any particular category but represents more recent work exploring my constant fascination with the natural world, through different mediums. Having worked in oils for many years I am currently exploring working with different acrylic paints and inks, to enable me to work quicker and more expressively.

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‘On duty’ at the Wynd Gallery


The Wynd Gallery has just put up its 3rd exhibition since we opened in September, and as a member of this gallery co-operative, I am taking my turn at being on duty in the gallery for the day, which is a lovely opportunity to look at the new exhibition. If you are in the area why don’t you pop in and see for yourself – early Christmas present shopping? Here’s a taster:

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Hertfordshire’s First Affordable Art Fair launched in Hitchin


Hertfordshire’s First Affordable Art Fair was launched with a Private View last night Friday 28th July.

Come and visit! Visitors can view and buy high quality artwork in a wide range of mediums.

I am delighted to be showing new work at this Art Fair, and look forward to meeting new people and old friends over the course of the weekend.

The Art Fair is open on Saturday 29th July 10am – 5pm and on Sunday 30th July 10am – 4pm.

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Showing new work at Herts Affordable Art Fair 28th – 30th June


Come and join us at the first Herts Affordable Art Fair, 28th – 30th July in the Sun Hotel, Hitchin, as part of Hitchin Arts Festival.

The Art Fair opens with a Private View on Friday 28th July in the evening, and is then open 10am – 5pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sunday.

This new exhibition was borne to provide an opportunity for Herts Visual Arts members to showcase their work in North Herts.

Artists with different disciplines came together earlier this year with the idea of finding an affordable way to bring art to the general public.

I will be showing new work, so here is a sneak preview:


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