Arlington Arts joins Open Studios for the twelfth consecutive year. For 2020 a group of invited artists bring together an exciting collection of work in response to the title Out of plaCe. This year we are thrilled to be able to display the work as an online exhibition – enjoy!
To see more from Open Studios visit their online gallery click here.
Although I got very cold working on most of my recent works I was, at least, free to sit in these wonderful places. It is only in relation to freedom that beauty can emerge.
I have long been intrigued and inspired by those curious spaces that are neither one thing nor another: boundaries, the places in-between, edgelands.
Ben Nicholson continues to be a major influence on my work. I’ve always enjoyed the way he plays with space in his paintings, where he merges foreground and background together so flattening the space…….which is where I come in of course.
Isabel paints in watercolours, prints and draws in a style full of colour. She takes part yearly in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and she is an associated member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative. Her printwork includes collagraphs, monotypes and etchings.
Bryony Wingfield Digby
The majority of my works are monoprints made using gel plates with a particular focus on mark making and texture.
Work by textile artist, Alice Kettle, with reference to Picasso, was my immediate spur. It was created from upcycled materials by both hand and free machine embroidery.
Dermot De Courcy
Dermot de Courcy is new to the world of painting having managed a marketing agency for his whole career. He enjoys the challenge of creating large artworks, up to 3 metres wide.
I like the night. I paint dark things in the dark that can barely be seen. And storms full of rage and rain. I am interested in what happens as the light changes, especially as it approaches darkness, so I mix my paints with reflective materials such as glass, glitter and mica.
They are both install original photos of textured walls and then black mounted onto wooden plaques. It shows the juxtaposition of man made environment onto a natural setting.
I am a acrylic artist. My work is best described as bright, bold and big.
David H Jones
David’s paintings explore the physical and nourishing properties of colour. With subtle shifts of hue, his repetitive mark making and washes create textured surfaces with a depth and richness of colour to lift your spirits.
Being an artist is about expressing what moves me. I love the natural world and a lot of my work involves animals but I also paint portraits. I paint in a variety of media and love the challenges that each one presents.
Susan continues to show works in a wide variety of media and subject matter and has experimented further with collage.
From the figure to the landscape I work with something indefinable, mainly using acrylics, watercolour and mixed media. I like to scratch beneath the surface to reveal what’s hidden, and when my work surprises me I have a sense, an intuition, of knowing it’s finished.
This bowl is made by fusing together 2 x layers of 3mm compatible glass and the stripes were created by using glass rods. The glass takes around 12 hrs to fuse together in the kiln and reaches a temperature of approximately 800 degrees Celsius.
Wendy Lloyd is a printmaker and mixed media artist based in Newbury. Her recent work explores the relationship between people and their environments. She enjoys playing with light and perspective.
Sharon’s work in a variety of media, is inspired by the nature at Rookery Farm Studio – each day bringing a new discovery. Her passion for wildlife began aged 4 after finding an Elephant Hawk-moth caterpillar in her garden.
I make vessels with figurative surfaces. Employing both plan and chance, I aim for a looseness of form and enjoy suggesting narrative though random association and ambiguity.
Local potter fascinated by the alchemy of clay and glazes. These decorative vases/pots are stoneware ceramics with various finishes to add splashes of contrasting colour over a black oxide background.