Autumnal News


A busy time in the studios following Open Studios at the end of September. Now working on new mixed media for The Wynd Gallery Christmas display. Currently : Six canvasses in Harpenden Wesleys Cafe. Two mixed media works in Wynd Gallery Letchworth. Three paintings in Bebo Cafe Hertford. Two mixed media works in HAS Members …

Playing with paint – taster sessions in mixed media


This year I have set myself some new challenges, and as part of Open Studios this year at The Forge Digswell there will be short taster sessions available in my own studio, a chance to play with paint and mixed media using my materials and techniques. Aimed at people who believe that they cannot paint or draw- …

Work in progress February 2017


At last I have been able to return to the studio after a prolonged Christmas break...life gets in the way sometimes and although much of it is pleasurable there comes a time when I yearn to be back in my retreat at The Forge and creating again. I have re visited some canvasses and started …

Hertford Town showcasing local artists


Two Art shows are launching this week in Hertford. Hertford Art Society have their 19th Members Art Show at the Cowbridge Hall. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit: http://www.hertfordartsociety.co.uk three of my mixed media works are on show there for the three days. Courtyard Arts are celebrating their 20 th Anniversary with a Members Show throughout …

Christmas Sale at The Forge Digswell


Artists at The Forge, Digswell will be opening their doors for a Christmas Sale on Sunday November 20th 11am-4pm Fine Art : Painting, Original Prints, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed Media, Jewellery, Cards and smaller works and gift items. Refreshments will be available, proceeds of donations for a local Charity. Visit Digswell Arts to view participating Artists at …

Digswell Arts Fellow-Freya Pocklington- ‘Women’s Work’ on – Countryfile this Sunday – DIGSWELL ARTS


Image: Alice joint owner of Sheepfold, member of Woolclip, and Manx Loaghtan sheep breeder, 128 x 138 cm, Conte and Ink on Paper. Freya Pocklington has completed her Trust New Art residency at Acor… Source: Freya Pocklington- ‘Women’s Work’ on – Countryfile this Sunday – DIGSWELL ARTS

Ross Loveday to exhibit at St Edmunds Gallery


Former print member at The Forge, Digswell Arts, Ross Loveday is to exhibit at a joint show of  paintings and prints together with new bronze sculptures exhibited for the first time with artists selected by the Josephine Harpur Gallery.  At St. Edmund Gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1LS.  runs The Show from …

Open Studios at The Forge


Open Studios at The Forge Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd May 2016 11am -4pm A CREATIVE hub in Digswell, Welwyn announces a chance for the public to see new works in May during a weekend of Open Studios. Open Studios at The Forge is a celebration of the visual arts and creative process, offering …

Inspirational – my take on Cornwall


The pin board in my studio is mostly covered with panoramic landscapes taken in Cornwall. The place that inspires me every time I visit and compels me to make new work when I return home. I just ask myself why is 'here' my home and 'there' the place I just visit two or three times a …

Hertford Art Trail April 2016


The Hertford Art trail is now under way with works being installed around the town and preparations for the launch on Friday at The Hertford Castle. Bebo Cafe has kindly offered their walls to display my mixed media work on all three floors. The ground floor space showing 'A Walk along the Mere to the …

Solo Exhibition @ Art Van Go


'Harbour' 2007 mixed media. I am delighted that Art Van Go have offered me their gallery space throughout April to exhibit a retrospective of my work. The collection entitled "The Simple Act of Walking" The exhibition shows my mixed media work dating from my 'Harbour' painting 2007 which was awarded the Margaret Harvey Prize for Welwyn and Hatfield and …

Hertford Arts Festival launch exhibition and art trail details revealed – Days out – Welwyn Hatfield Times


Hertford Art Trail Town centre locations and artist exhibiting: * Bebo Café, Railway Street: Caryl Beach * The Classic Barber, Old Cross: Glynnis Bainbridge * Clock Cards, Railway Street: Emma Stent * Courtyard Arts, Port Vale: Fiona Stevenson * The Creative Sanctuary, Fore Street: Sue Nicholls * Harwood Holmes, St Andrew Street: Gillian Mackenna * …

Caryl Beach | DIGSWELL ARTS


Source: Caryl Beach | DIGSWELL ARTS PRESS RELEASE THE FORGE OPEN STUDIOS Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd May 2016 11am - 5pm A CREATIVE hub in Digswell, Welwyn announces a chance for the public to see new works in May during a weekend of Open Studios. Open Studios at The Forge is a celebration …

Digswell Arts Fellow Freya Pocklington awarded Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist/Illustration Fellowship at Acorn Bank spring 2016 | National Trust


Continuing a tradition of artistic production at Acorn Bank, Freya Pocklington’s artist residency will celebrate Beatrix Potter in 150th anniversary of her birth. Following a tradition of patronage of the arts started by writer and traveler Dorothy Una Ratcliffe, Acorn Bank continues a programme of activities with contemporary artists to continue Dorothy’s legacy, bringing her …

Caryl Beach


Source: Caryl Beach Visit Digswell Arts web site and subscribe to their blog for updates of exhibitions, events and workshops.http://digswellarts.org Open Studio Event at The Forge Digswell May 21-22 2016 11-4 Refreshments will be  available, proceeds will be donated to Isabel Hospice. http://www.isabelhospice.org.uk Print Workshops at The Forge Digswell:  with Sally Tyrie Spring  2016  Programme of Print Workshops at …

Palace Green Gallery at Hatfield House


Source: Palace Green Gallery at Hatfield House I'm pleased to have sold two works showing at Palace Green Gallery  Hatfield House. This event is tinged with sadness at the news that the gallery is to close this month. I am appreciative of the opportunity to have my work exhibited in the gallery and would like …

Lizzy Lane


Features - Fellows of Digswell Arts Lizzy Lane based at Fenners Studios in Letchworth Visit Digswell Arts to discover more amazing art work :http://digswellarts.org Decaying Ladybird  Source: Lizzy Lane After studying art for four years at a college in Cornwall, I moved to Hertfordshire to study a BA Hons in applied and media art, leading to …