‘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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Herts Affordable Art Fair, 28th -30th July


The first Herts Affordable Art Fair will be taking place 28th – 30th July in the Sun Hotel in Hitchin as part of the Hitchin Festival – Private View on the evening of Friday 28th July, and I have been selected as on of 30 local artists to exhibit  work. See the poster below for more details, or click on the link to the HAAF Facebook event page. Come and visit us!

Click here for Herts Affordable Art Fair Facebook Page

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What next?

Jo Howe-Artist

I have finally resurfaced after another great show at Turn the Page in the beautiful and vibrant city of Norwich. Great crowds, beautiful works, interesting and thought provoking conversations and a chance to catch up with friends.

Silence – Unspoken words

Now looking forward,  it’s going to be a considerable time of change.

I begin a new adventure in September, studying for a second MA, this time in Arts Therapy. I have had an interest in this area for some considerable time and I am excited to be embarking on this new challenge. I am particularly looking forward  to being back into formal learning, where I know I will thrive with the diversity of a rich educational experience.

It will be a busy time… I am looking forward to another show with the collective PAPER SCISSORS STONE at Obsidian Art in Aylesbury in October 2017 as well as developing new…

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Come along and meet Gill Ayre

Come along and meet Gill Ayre alongside her work at Mudlarks Cafe in Hertford on Saturday 8th April 3pm -4pm, Map here. Gill is exhibiting as part of Hertford Arts festival this year, showcasing local artists and would be more than happy to chat about her work and answer any questions you may have.


Gill to exhibit in Hertford Art Trail 2017

Gill has been selected for this years Hertford Art Trail, part of Hertford Arts Festival , which runs from Friday 7th April to Sunday 7th May 2017, showcasing the work of local artists.

Featured artists are each allocated a prime town centre location to exhibit and sell work during the month-long event. This year’s pop up venues located around Hertford town centre will include retailers, bars and cafes, beauty salons and gift shops, and Gill’s work will be showing in Mudlarks Garden Cafe, Railway Street. Gill will be in the café for a Meet the Artist event from 3pm on Saturday 8th April – pop in and say hello!

The Trail runs from Saturday 8th April to Sunday 7th May with free entry at all venues.

The Art Trail launches on Friday 7th April at Hertford Castle with artists previewing one work from their pop up exhibition. Tickets for the Launch event are £5 available by phoning 01992 584322

Courtyard Arts is partnering with Hertford Town Council to run the Arts Trail.