I would like to invite you to visit me at my studio next weekend as part of Herts Open Studios 2019.
April is a busy month for me Today ( April 8th) is the start of The Hertford Arts Trail. My work is exhibited in Hertford House Fore Street Hertford. Where you can view my time lapse videos and stills illustrating the passage of time. The Arts Trail continues until 5th May. Venue open every day. […]
time : the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole (Oxford Dictionary) the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary) My preoccupation with the concept of time has led me to re examine my practice- viewing previous […]
Still playing with the idea of photo collage for the Art Trail in April. Decided to compile my own collage and play with the individual images before I take the plunge and order a more professional printed collage. Very time consuming capturing these stills from the time lapse but good thinking time too………. this is […]
so many to choose from and this is just up to 2017. Mostly images are from St Ives in Cornwall- my most favourite holiday destination- I would say my most favourite place in the world, but that has to be where my family is- which is Hertfordshire. If I could reside in two places at […]
An eventful weekend with Family and friends, film and fun, fine tuning video and photos for Art Trail in April. I have an idea that I’m working on to use the time lapse in several ways to illustrate transience ……..this is what I have so far, and still tweaking the video.
circles are tricky things so many connotations. I surprised myself when scrolling through my library to find I have very few images of them. Photo A Day Challenge: Circles & Curves
I experienced the most amazing skies on new years day, walking back from Hertford to Dicker Mill, where my studio is located. The sky was grey/black and the sun shone on the tree tops making them seemingly ablaze. Hartham Common Hertford Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo Thursday photo prompt: Renewal #writephoto
On Sunday I will say farewell to my wonderful studio at The Forge Digswell. My five year fellowship at Digswell Arts is at an end.
Thin Places: An exhibition of work by Gill Ayre and Caryl Beach The Wynd Gallery, The Wynd, Letchworth, Herts SG6 3EN Gallery Open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5. http://www.wyndgallery.co.uk 13th– 20thOctober 2018 Opens Saturday 13thOctober 2018, Private View 2 – 5pm Thin Places are places where the veil between the temporal and the spiritual worlds are tissue-thin, and […]
Just returned home from a most amazing break spent at The Lizard in Cornwall. Overlooking Church Cove where the tide washed gently in and out and fishing boats passed by, children swam and wildlife did what wildlife does, so relaxing and at the same time inspiring. Watching the ebb and flow of life in such […]
Just to thank you for coming along to Courtyard Arts and hope you enjoyed our exhibition ‘time and tide’ Cathy and I were delighted at how the work came together and the reaction we received from visitors. We already have some ideas for a future collaboration that have stemmed from our pebble project and the outcomes […]
Time and Tide continues…….. we have had some amazing comments during the exhibition! Still time to visit the exhibition continues until Saturday 23 rd June Gallery opens Tue- Sat 10-4 pm
PV Thursday May 31st 7-9 pm. Time and Tide Caryl Beach – Cathy Smale Digswell Fellows, Caryl Beach and Cathy Smale have been brought together in this collaboration through their love of seascapes and a fascination of the beach pebbles found on our shores worn away over millions of years, each unique from […]
In addition to the work showing at The Women’s Society in St Andrew’s Street Hertford (as part of The Hertford Art Trail) I am delighted to have had work accepted in the Courtyard Arts Open Exhibition. Visit the gallery to view work by local artists from Tuesday April 10th. The work I submitted for the […]
My favourite place to be is by the sea- no surprises there but more specifically along the northerly Cornish coastline at Gwithian Towans where Godrevy Lighthouse looks out across to the open sea in one direction and St Ives Bay inland. The crumbly coastline is being slowly eroded away by stormy seas and every visit […]
A recent visit to Cornwall has injected new quiet energy into my project. The snow and powerful tides limited access to the outdoors and my visit was brief. Primarily a two day workshop with a day either side to explore the coastline. The workshop further explored chance operation and abstraction, which factor quite strongly in […]
My current project is an investigation into hag stones and beach pebbles generally, how they form, what creates their weathered appearance and how time and tides have worn them down and round and created their fascinating labyrinths, and unique surfaces. These are a few of the initial images- where I go from here is anyone’s guess……. […]