Brian Collins is to exhibit in major national Marine Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Brian Collins who has once again been selected to exhibit alongside Britain’s leading marine artists.

Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition
10 to 19 October, 10am to 5pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
Tel: 020 7930 6844

Brian’s work was selected from over 1,200 submissions to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading marine artists. The exhibition will be on display at Mall Galleries in central London between 10 and 19 October 2019.

The Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) is widely recognised as the focal point for much of Britain’s finest contemporary marine art and many of the country’s leading marine artists are elected members of the Society.

The common theme is the sea and tidal waters although, within that remit, work is wide and varied. Subjects range from deep water shipping to coastal scenes, competitive sailing to quiet harbours, marine wildlife to still life. Some specialise in carefully researched historical paintings; others paint en plein air to capture the essence of the scene at a particular moment in time; yet others work in their studio from copious notes and sketches made on location.

All works for sale.

Admission £4, Free to Friends of the RSMA, Friends of Mall Galleries and under 25s.
Free to Readers when they show this article at the gallery desk.

Join Cheryl Gould at Aldenham Arts Festival

Aldenham Arts Festival @ St John the Baptist Church, Aldenham

Friday September 13th 11am to 7pm
Saturday September 14th 11am to 4pm
Sunday September 15th 12pm (noon) to 4.30pm
BUT you are welcome to attend the MORNING SERVICE at 10.30am

Set in the small village of Aldenham, close to the towns of Radlett, Bushey and Watford, in the Hertfordshire countryside St John the Baptist church is a wonderful mediaeval church of outstanding beauty where Christians have worshipped since the 13th century.

See Batool Showghi’s work at Jagged Art

On The Same Page – Page Turner
12 September – 5 October
Private View: Wednesday 11 September

More than ever, when words and images seem to instantly evaporate into the ether, this show brings together works of words on differing formats -loose and bound, letters, maps, novels, packaging, photographs or specially printed – each work a tactile reality. Some small, like gems; some exploding beyond the pages, each work inspires a journey through the imagination.

28 A Devonshire Street
(off Marylebone High Street)
London W1G 6PS

Tel: + 44 20 7486 7374

An Exhibition of Prints by Judith Simmons at Etz Chaim Gallery 25 June-4 August 2019

You are invited to the Private View

Sunday 30th June 2.00pm – 5.00pm
020 3609 4338 / 07761 198 661

The” exhibition continues from 25th June to 4th August
Open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 1.00pm

Etz Chaim Gallery
Northwood and Pinner Liberal Synagogue
18-24 Oakland Gate
Northwood HA6 3AA

Please ring 01923 822592 before visiting for security and to check that no‘ activities are going on‘ in the‘ gallery‘ at‘ that‘ time.

Sunday visits are by appointment only. Please phone on the Friday‘ beforehand to arrange.

Jackie Simmonds wins Equinox 2019 Prize

Earlier this year, Jackie Simmonds entered this annual exhibition on the Facebook group ‘Fused Glass Tutorials and Books‘. Members of the group voted for their favourite piece and Jackie’s plate ‘Field and Hedgerow’ (pictured here) took first prize.

Jackie finds that Facebook is a wonderful way to showcase work and to interact and share with like-minded others. The communities of specialised groups, such as Fused Glass allow multifaceted artists and craftspeople from around the world to support and encourage each other. Conversations between members are often lengthy and informative providing the opportunity to discuss and resolve technical queries. Working as an artist is often isolating and the community of a Facebook group supports and connects artists. As Jackie observes:

“Winning a competition has brought me to the attention of many people all over the world, and I have made lots of new friends through this extraordinary social media vehicle called Facebook. Although we only connect on line, I have found so many of these friends to be wonderfully compassionate and caring, providing me with much appreciated support when needed. Social media may well cause problems in society, but it also has great value, if used sensibly”.