A successful exhibition!

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Many thanks to all those who came to see our recent exhibition at the Wynd Gallery in Letchworth.

Myself and fellow artist, Caryl Beach, had a week long joint exhibition, titled ‘Thin Places’, which launched with a very successful Private View on 13th October and finished on Saturday 20th October.

The title of the exhibition was based on a concept that may be more familiar to our Celtic neighbours, of ‘thin’ places where the veil between the temporal and the spiritual worlds are tissue-thin, and in such places, we may be able to experience glimpses of the spiritual dimension.

Caryl and I both explore this concept, and what this means to us, in our work, always rooted in our experience of landscape, but touching on these shifts in perception, where mundanity gives way to mystery.

I have now added my new work into the 2018 gallery page so you can…

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Wish You Were Here – The Wynd Gallery anniversary exhibition – Private View Friday 31st August 6 – 9pm

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Please come and join us on Friday 31st August, 6 – 9pm, for the Private View of the anniversary exhibition ‘I Wish You Were Here’, at The Wynd Gallery, 6 – 8 The Wynd, Letchworth, SG6 3EN

We are a co-operative gallery of 29 member artists, all local to Hertfordshire, and we are celebrating the fact that a year ago we first opened the doors to the public!

As well as a wide range of art, paintings, prints, jewellery, glass and ceramics, the exhibition includes unique hand-made postcards, for ‘sale’ for a suggested donation of £10, all proceeds in aid of the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth.

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

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

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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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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/

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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

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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

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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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