ALEX WILLIAMS – CATTLE – The Milking Parlour
5 October-2 November 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday
Born in 1942, Alex Williams trained at St Martin’s School of Art and The University of Wales. He became an art teacher, later Head of Art, at schools in Hertfordshire before moving to Hay-on-Wye to set up his design and print studio. Moving to the Welsh Border country in the late 1970’s was catalytic in his development as a painter of farm landscapes, animals, buildings and agriculture.
His work was widely exhibited in the UK and Alex then moved to Los Angeles for three years, exhibiting there and undertaking commissions for Tom Jones and Jackson Browne as well as for magazines and companies. His images have been widely used in Tableware and Fine Bone China, Limited Edition Prints and Greetings Cards.
His versatility also extends to numerous TV appearances as artist and art teacher, in Australia as well as in the UK. He has exhibited widely in both individual and group shows and his work is in many public and private collections;
The National Museum of Wales has purchased a number of his landscapes of the Welsh Borders and he has collaborated very successful with the National Trust on a range of products.
His recent show at The Fosse, “Only the Lonely” brought together his love of “Period Rock” (his term) and the lives of farming folk their live stock and rambling buildings.
If you would like a sneaky peak at the exhibition online then click this link to Alex’s website [opens in new window]
CAROLYN FINCH’S GUGGLETON FARM PAINTERS – In the Yard House
12-26 October 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday
A selection of works produced by the group of artists who meet in the Art Barn at the Guggleton to work with Carolyn on individual, personal projects and to develop their skills. On show are works by Michele Geiser, Ian Ross, Alice Corlett, William Webb, Peter Mole, Maria Oatley, Jennifer Morisetti, Kate Mallabone, Wendy Keenan, Alan Woodward, Julian Turnbull, Lyn Comrie and Sarah Marsden.
HOME START North Dorset SECRET POSTCARD EVENT
The Guggleton’s Milking Parlour Gallery hosted a successful ‘Secret Postcards’ Exhibition on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September – raising over £2,600 for the Home Start North Dorset charity. Approximately 70 friends and supporters attended the event and bought most of the 120 cards (displayed anonomously) which had been created and donated by 70 local and national artists, including a few celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Antony Gormley, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Ivana Trump. Local celebrities, aka ‘The Pearlies’ Dave and Paula Hemsley, also attended to add a bit of sparkle. Photographs courtesy of Sally Evans Photography.
The remaining cards are now displayed and available for sale (with the names of the artists visible) on the Home-Start North Dorset website for £40 each. Interested purchasers should visit www.home-start-northdorset.co.uk/news/ to review and select a card, donate £40 on the ‘Donate’ page, then email Chelsey Gowen at firstname.lastname@example.org to organise postage of the card. Home-Start North Dorset is the local arm of the national charity which raises funds to recruit, fund and prepare parent voluteers to support and assist disadvantaged local families with young children struggling to cope.
Friday 13th – Tuesday 24th September 2019
Agnes was born in Holland in 1973. She read Philosophy at Amsterdam University, specialising in Eastern Philosophy. During and after her University she dedicated a lot of time to Find Art and taking art classes.
Influenced by both the exquisite revealing light of early dutch paintings and by the simple beauty found in Japanese ceramics and art, Agnes paints with focus and clarity Her preferred subjects are simple bowls and vessels. In her paintings one recognises Agnes’ Dutch roots through the delicate interplay of light shadows and reflections. She studied and taught herself techniques used by the Dutch Masters to enhance luminosity and depth of colour. The colours she blends are subtle and muted the results are quiet and contemplative, reflective and promising.