Print & Paint
Wendy Daniels grew up in Lancashire but has lived in the Forest of Dean for more than 25 years. She first qualified as a teacher in Further Education over thirty years ago and since then has taught in a wide variety of settings. She studied History of Art for five years prior to her teaching qualification and this remains a passion for her and something which she often brings to her practical art teaching. She has taught in arts centres, community centres, schools, youth centres, a hospital and a museum. She also spent many years running art workshops in a scrapstore and on a Playbus. The majority of her work is made in collaboration with her learners and she really enjoys this approach. After a few years mostly working in schools she is thrilled to now return to more informal learning at Artspace. Apart from family and friends the great love of her life has been painting things and making things.
Jane Spray trained as a landscape architect, and worked as an environmental artist and community landscape architect for a number of years before moving more towards ceramics and sculpture, including landscape and garden sculpture. She also has a current interest in tree planting projects as art, as well as for commemoration, community, conservation and to help ameliorate climate change.
She lives in the Forest of Dean, and teaches ceramics part time at Artspace Cinderford.
Jane has worked with a wide range of community, environmental and health groups, as well as enjoying working with and sometimes collaborating with other artists, architects and craftspeople. A couple of examples from her time as a community gardener with Groundwork London are shown here, and a couple of projects with Cinderford Artspace and Artshape Gloucestershire. Most projects are ‘team efforts’, and often the richer for it.
New Clothes From Old
Developing Ideas For Textiles
Lizzie is a textiles artist living in the beautiful Forest of Dean She loves so many textiles techniques. For example hand and machine stitching, felt making, weaving, paper making, upcycling unwanted garments.
Lizzie loves making plant dyes to colour fabric and thread. She loves slow hand stitch, has been slowly stitching for a long time. She enjoys ecoprinting onto fabric and paper, ecoprinting onto garments, making cards, constructing items using ecoprinted fabric and paper. She loves to walk and gather – old rusty items, pieces of fallen bark in the woods, leaves, fruit – and use them as inspiration and for dyeing and printing.
Drawing & Painting Inspired by Nature at The Pludds
Organic Art at The Pludds
Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
Warren Day is a landscape painter specialising in trees, forests and rural landscapes predominately of the Forest of Dean, Wye Valley and surrounding area showing paths and trackways, undergrowth and scrubland, a variety of deciduous and evergreen trees, and forms of integrated man-made activity.
What distinguishes his work are the real earth samples that are integrated into the artwork adding texture and literally a piece of the scenery reinforcing the connection between the landscape and the painting. On closer inspection one can see small fragments of leaves, seeds and other organic matter within this ‘living painting medium’. Mixed media and gouache painting capture the exquisite and highly detailed beauty.
From university to commercial illustrator working for clients such as Punch magazine and the Radio Times, Warren has spent the last 23 years as an Art and Design teacher. He lives in the Forest of Dean with his family where he tutors in an exciting local arts centre and works from his studio located on the edge of the forest. He exhibits regularly and enjoys cross country running through this inspirational landscape that is a continuous reference for his paintings.
Get Crafty with Theatre Set and Prop Design
Orchard Trust Wednesday