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


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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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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