Riverside Arts – The Artists in detail

We have a great selection of artists and creators for this years Riverside Arts on Saturday 10th August.

The Annual Worcester Riverside Arts held on the opening day of the Worcester Festival (Saturday 10th August, 10am to 5pm) on the banks of the River Severn, Quay Street.

Presenting a Parisian style avenue of high quality artists and creators, with over fifteen individual Worcester artists.

This family friendly event is produced by Participate In Art and supported by The Worcester City Council and is on the same day as the St. Richards Duck Race.

They include:

Bic Beaumont – Illustration

Growing up in Shropshire, I was fortunate to be surrounded by creativity; I got my first camera before I was ten years old, snapping everything and anything as well as painting the animals and the surrounding countryside.

I went to Birmingham School of Art to study fine art as a mature student, where I worked in paint and mixed media creating large scale abstract and illustrative pieces.

After a hiatus away from art during which time I worked in marketing and events for educational and charitable organisations, I created bright illustrative paintings for a couple of prosthetic leg projects and using photographs I’d previously taken as inspiration, worked on drawings and painting.

Several years ago, I moved to Worcestershire and joined a local life drawing class, which led to the Open Studios and other local opportunities before looking further afield and exploring other avenues for displaying my artwork.

Over the years my art practice has evolved as I’ve learnt new techniques and pushed to improve myself, as well as being inspired by the amazing work of artists around me and discovered what I truly enjoy creating. My current work mainly revolves around painting, print making and photography, using nature and animals as my inspiration, with lots of bright, bold colours and a little bit of sparkle to create the characters of my pieces. I want my pieces to make you smile or chuckle and for some, transport you to a simpler, kinder world.

Contact Bic Beaumont via: Email: ferridaybeaumont@gmail.com Facebook: bicbeaumontart

Chris Greening – Pottery

Chris creates a wide range of functional slipware pottery for modern living.

His pieces are decorated with coloured liquid clay (slip) which provides a fantastic fluid palette to explore the patterns that nature produces, particularly in marine geomorphology, such as the drawing back of silt by the waves on a sandy shoreline.

Web: http://www.chrisgreeningpottery.co.uk Email: chris@chrisgreeningpottery.co.uk Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @greeningpottery

Sarah Greening – Glass Fusion

Sarah fuses coloured glass pieces with some chemistry in a kiln to make unique contemporary fused glass jewellery pieces which she sells in shops, galleries and craft markets. She lives and works in Worcester where she also runs glass fusing taster classes.

Web: http://www.sarahgreeningglass.co.uk  Email: sarah@sarahgreeningglass.co.uk Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @greeningglass

Both Chris & Sarah Greening will be taking part in this years Worcestershire Open Studios over the August Bank Holiday

Dan Holden – Abstract

After studying for a Degree in twentieth century art and being inspired by numerous artists of that period, I delved into the idea of creating art myself, and subsequently, became obsessed with generating abstract paintings.

I started with recycled retail display boards and woodchip (OSB) board. The OSB board allows me to be quite brutal in my creative process such as scraping back many layers of paint. In developing a picture, I often completely eradicate an ordered image which can be a destructive process.

Although the process is chaotic, I try to bring my art back into balance. I don’t want it to be dark. I often start with half dark and half light as a base. As the work I make evolves, a significant personal meaning emerges. Often my work is a comment on our time, on modern life and perceptions of art. I like to show the angst of life but also I find a place of stability for the self within the chaos of society. I try to find balance, safety and hope. Often a white or gold square is painted or collaged in a solid area of the picture or sometimes instead of a signature as a reflection of self.

I hope my work lends itself to stopping and examining the image; that it has a momentary affect which is thought provoking. We are so used to images in society that are fleeting, I believe taking time to truly look can take us to a place of calm within the chaos.

I hope that my work can be stimulating as well as absorbing, and that the moment of calm, I found in the production of it can be shared.

Paintings are signed and titled on the back. The canvas and wood paintings are wired and ready to hang. Limited edition prints are available for some of my work.

Email: dan_holden@rocketmail.com Website: www.danholden.art
Instagram: danholdenart

Deb Stanley – Wildlife Pencil & Pastel

Deb is a Malvern based artist specialised in creating highly detailed, realistic artworks using artist quality coloured pencils and pastels.  She is a keen photographer and prefers to work from her own references.  Her artwork covers a variety of subjects and is currently focused on wildlife, particularly big cats. 

She received The David Shepherd Award at Nature in Art in 2018 for Athena Emerging and again in 2019 for Drop Dead Gorgeous.  Sales of her artwork have enabled Deb Stanley Art to adopt two big cats at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Kent. Deb is a signature member of The Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia.

For more information on Deb please contact through Email: debstanleyart@yahoo.com Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube: @debstanleyart Website: Debstanleyart.weebly.com

Jadu Sheridan – Mixed Media

Acrylic, Ink and mixed media artist Jadu Sheridan is an artist who divides her time between painting landscapes inspired by her travels, and developing unique 3D works of art.  A self-taught student of art, she left a career in teaching to follow her passion for art; she uses acrylic paint and ink to create landscapes incorporating seas and trees. Her latest series of work explores sunlight on water; creating semi-abstract paintings. She also experiments with 3D arts such as needle felting and creating 3D sculptures from old unloved books; these works are inspired by both nature and her love of literature. Jadu works from her home in Worcester, when her rescue beagle allows, and is available for commissions.

For more information on Jadu please contact through Email:  jadusheridanart@gmail.com Website: jadusheridan.wixsite.com/jadusheridanart Facebook: @jadusartist  Twitter: @jadu_sheridan Instagram: jadusheridanart

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott -Architectural Watercolours

She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and ‘Vivid’, simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and best seen on large scale canvasses.

Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture.

Jilly is known nationally for her works of Worcester, London, Cheltenham, Malvern and Ludlow and is gaining a following from the international collector’s scene for both her classique global and vivid work.

She is currently exhibiting in Croome Court (National Trust), Eastnor Castle and Canwood Gallery , she has also just finished a large scale indoor and outdoor project at St. Joseph’s Catholic School for ‘One World Week’.

Architecture and its’ appreciation is of importance to Oxlade-Arnott, who commented “Buildings are the foundation of our lives, the interaction we all have with them may be inconsequential but if, once in a while you stop, look up, you’ll be surprised by what you’ve missed and how varied and intricate the urban landscape can really be.”

Mobile: 07879 347 007 Email: jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk Website: http://www.archiimp.com Twitter: @JillyArchiImp Instagram: @archiimp Facebook: @Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

Justine Morris – Silver Smith

Justine creates contemporary silver jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques from her garden studio in Worcestershire.

Her designs are based on classic shapes using hammered and textured finishes on her jewellery.

She also incorporates stones and other metals such as copper, but her favourite is seaglass due to its natural shapes and texture. She sells mainly at craft fairs in Worcestershire and via her online Etsy shop. Private commissions are undertaken, especially using seaglass collected by her clients to create unique meaningful pieces.

Email: JustineMorrisDesigns@gmail.com Website: www.etsy.com/shop/JustineMorrisDesigns Facebook &Instagram: @JustineMorrisDesigns Twitter: @JMD_Silver

Laura Pettit – Illustration

Laura studied illustration at Hereford College of Arts in 2011 where she achieved a BA (hons) in the subject. Taking inspiration from the world around her and her pet dogs Laura specialises in animal and pet illustrations, creating each one with watercolour pencils and pen. She aims for each one to show the character of the animal and takes commissions for both pet illustrations and portraits.

Lenny Ledgerwood – Lino Cut

Inky Buddy Prints: Lenny is a Worcester based artist producing hand-printed lino-cut cards and original limited edition prints.  She loves to use bold, expressive colours and her subject matter is as erratic as her train of thought!  Although Lenny has always trained and worked in the arts industry (originally as a theatrical costume designer and now a teacher of dressmaking and craft courses), printmaking has only fairly recently become a speciality. 

Whilst undergoing a course of chemotherapy in 2017 she took up lino-cut printmaking as a form of therapy to help her through some difficult times.  Now, out the other side of her illness, it has become a passion and a compulsion and she’s excited to be improving with each new piece of work and exploring the world of lino-cutting whilst she settles on her own unique style which can be best described as ‘whimsical wanderlust’.  Her love of travel and kitsch memorabilia influences her limited edition prints, whilst her greetings cards are inspired mostly by nature. 

Lenny’s hope is that her finished artwork brings as much happiness to her customers as the process of making it does to her.

For more information on Lenny please contact through Facebook: @InkyBunnyCards  Instagram: lennyledgerwood

Mandy Clifford – Abstract & Aboriginal

Mandy’s fascination with Aboriginal Art originated from her trips to Tazmania, which is now the principle influence of her work.

All her work is unique and individual, with great use of bright and vibrant colour, to inspire and brighten any room.

She undertakes private commissions in colours to suit you, and doesn’t produce prints or reproduction, so each piece is a true original.

Email: mandy.waller@btinternet.com Mob: 07970 759 939 Facebook: hand-painted-canvasses.webnode.com

Penny Webb – Painter (all Mediums)

My name is Penny Webb, I was born and bred in Worcester.  As a teenager I worked in Shropshire working for a bespoke hand painted tile company and I saw myself through University, where I graduated as a Teacher by buying children’s second hand furniture and painting them with Disney characters and fairies etc.  I also painted wall murals. 

Art has always been a huge part of my life and my dream is to become a full time artist and teacher of art techniques.

  This dream is one that is becoming a reality, as I now have my own art studio and workshop and am selling my art work, having displayed at the Worcester Art gallery and various other places across Worcester and Malvern with the Worcester Society of Artists.  I hope you love my art, as much as I love being an artist! 

Email: penny.webb.art@gmail.com Mob: 07506 630 507 Website: www.pennyjwebb.co.uk Facebook: penny.webb.art Instagram: pjw.art

Richard Evans – Glass Pendants

A self-taught Flameworker, specialising in borosilicate implosion pendants, its low coefficient thermal expansion properties creating a huge array of opportunity for colour, shape and form. Through continual discovery and experimentation in coloured glass applications, silver fuming and flame control, each unique piece is colourful, intricate and beautiful. He confesses to be, addicted to the endless pursuit of the perfect pendant.

For more information on Richard please contact through Email: evansgsm@gmail.com Studioa nd Work shop at: Ruskin Glass Centre, Wollaston Road, Stourbridge , DY8 4HF Facebook: @rich.evans.56863 Instagram: @richevansgb

Suzie Elisabeth Hunt – Photography

Suzie Elizabeth Hunt creates a vast range of artworks, mainly prints; which explore the different angles of the everyday landscape, our relationships with them and how we respond to them.

She crops and carefully selects aspects from documented shots allowing the viewer to see their environment in a refined format. Her current work focuses on the areas between Worcester and Birmingham and is gradually expanding.

By documenting, she decontextualizes then reconstructs her surrounding space. This allows her to separate the work from the constant influx of information, and process it into a readable format; leaving her work open to inexhaustible invitations of deduction and speculation. Left mute, the caption or title takes on the role of the missing voice.

 A contemporary fine artist, living in Worcester after studying her degree in Birmingham. Suzie has been Artist in Residence at Birmingham City University, University of Worcester and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery creating these location-based pieces.

Through this she has gone on to work with other artists, creating work, organising workshops and curating exhibitions.

As a result, she has exhibited at Birmingham City University, The arches Birmingham, The old print Works and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Recently she has begun to exhibit in Worcester having taking part in Worcester Stands Tall with her design ‘Gregory’ and is due to take part later this year with several art events run by ‘Participate in Art’.

Email: suzieeh@googlemail.com Instagram: suzieelizabethhunt Website: http://www.suzieelizabethart.com

The Cabin – Art Supplier, Printer and Framer

The Cabin is a family run business in the heart of Worcester City Centre. 

We offer and supply ready-made and bespoke picture frames and mounts.

We have a large selection of frame mouldings and mount colours to choose from and offer a full bespoke picture framing service.

We work with many local artists, from amateurs to professionals to find their perfect framing solution. Our instore Fujifilm photo print services allow our customers to print from any device on to a variety of products, and through our wide format printer we offer a full Giclée printing service.

The Cabin are a ‘preferred and vetted supplier’ of Participate In Art.

Address: The Cabin, 7 Trinity Street, Worcester, WR1 2PW Phone: 01905 612525 Email: info@thecabin.co.uk Instagram: discoverthecabin Twitter: thecabinretail Facebook: discoverthecabin

The Annual Worcester Riverside Arts held on the opening day of the Worcester Festival (Saturday 10th August, 10am to 5pm) on the banks of the River Severn, Quay Street.

Presenting a Parisian style avenue of high quality artists and creators, with over fifteen individual Worcester artists.

This family friendly event is produced by Participate In Art and supported by The Worcester City Council and is on the same day as the St. Richards Duck Race.

Location: Banks of the River Severn by the Water Fountain, Quay Street Worcester, WR1 2JJ

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