Courtyard Arts Sunday 4th August

This month includes Dan Holden (Abstract Artist), Jadu Sheridan (Acrylic, Ink and Mixed Media Artist), Jilly Oxlade-Arnott (Architectural Watercolour and Pop Art Artist) and a Long Gallery of eight other artists.

Courtyard Arts forms part of a series of new and amazing events the Royal Porcelain Works has to offer. Operated by Participate in Art, it is held on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 5pm.

Royal Porcelain Works, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE

It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet the creators and artists themselves and to purchase from a great range of works from glass, ceramic, utility ware, acrylic, oils, watercolour, screen printing, fabric designs, mixed media and much more.

Each month we showcase a completely new set of artists which provides something new every time, not just local talent but national and internationally renowned artists across all mediums.

Dan Holden

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.

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Instagram: danholdenart

Jadu Sheridan

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.

Email: Website: Twitter: @jadu_sheridan Instagram: jadusheridanart Facebook: @jadusartist

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

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.

Image is: The legendary Juliet’s Balcony in Verona

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: Website: Twitter: @JillyArchiImp Instagram: @archiimp Facebook: @Jilly Oxlade-Arnott

The Courtyard Arts is just part of the incredible facilities at the Royal Porcelain Works, stock up at the deli counter, drop in for breakfast, lunch or just a drink at the Nest Café, look around the famous Royal Worcester Museum or perhaps book a tasting and treat at the Piston Gin Distillery.  

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