Pop-Up Art Weekend – 7 & 8 March 2020
Come and experience some of the very best art that local artists have to offer at the Pop-Up Art Weekend 2020. The exhibition showcases a wide mix of art, ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and more.
This annual event showcases the very best from painters, sculptors, jewellers, ceramicists and other artists from around the Chilterns. Now in its 15th year, the event has raised almost £120,000. As a result, the Centre has been able to provide an incredible 3,420 hours of physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, oxygen treatment, occupational and complementary therapies to people in the local community, and their families, living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Each year the Centre is transformed into an art exhibition for the weekend, where you can browse and purchase every piece. And you can watch demonstrations from some of the artists or enjoy lunch, refreshments and delicious cakes from the cafe too.
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Advertising space is available in our event catalogue from £120. To advertise in the catalogue please email Sharon Cooper. Deadline for artwork is Wednesday 29 January.
The event is kindly sponsored by Micheal Anthony for the third year running. Without the support of local businesses, we can’t run fantastic events like this.
“The work that the Chilterns MS Centre offers for people with MS is outstanding. We are delighted to be associated with this event again and can’t wait to see many people visiting the Centre on the first weekend in March; it promises to be a colourful and enlightening weekend.”
Michael Donnachie, Senior Partner at Michael Anthony
To find out more about Michael Anthony Estate Agents visit www.michaelanthony.co.uk
The event is free to attend and proceeds from the sale of each piece go to the Chilterns MS Centre.
Saturday 7 March: 10am to 5pm
Sunday 8 March: 10:30am to 4pm
Food and refreshments will be available to purchase from our Cafe.
The event takes place at the Chilterns MS Centre. Limited free parking is available at the Centre.
Chilterns MS Centre
Bucks HP22 5LX
Please note some Sat Navs may need to use an alternative postcode HP22 5GF
Tel: 01296 696133
Exhibiting Artists must now submit their artwork details and pay the exhibitor fee.
Thank you to all of the artists who have registered. Registration has now closed.
The successful artists should have received an information pack in the post from 23rd November, which will include everything you need to know about the exhibition.
Please complete artwork details and pay by 17 January using the button below.
The exhibition is open to the public on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March. We also hold a private preview evening on Friday 6 March (this is by invitation only).
We ask our artists to spend as much time as they can at the event and be available to steward for one session during the exhibition. Visitors enjoy meeting the artists and your presence certainly helps promote sales of your work.
If you have been selected to exhibit, there will be a £10 registration fee. There is a 33% commission on all works sold which goes directly to support the Chilterns MS Centre charity. Some artists have been exceptionally generous in previous years and offered to donate items.
If you have any questions please email email@example.com or call 01296 823040.
I completed a degree in Illustration many years ago, although I didn’t pursue a career in art at the time. Since becoming a mother 6 years ago, I have focused on building my career around my art, doing what I love. I have also been teaching art classes for the last year. I work mainly in acrylics but I also like to try different mediums to experiment with and develop my style. I do not have a favourite subject as such, although I find a lot of my inspiration comes from animals and wildlife. My painting style is quite bold. I love colour! Over the years my style has become more abstract and expressive. I use a palette knife to create the backgrounds, whilst keeping some detail on the subject. I also enjoy graphite pencil drawing, where I tend to focus on rather more detail than I would with a painting.
Pieces of Art (Madeline Saunders / Emma Donabie )
After spending twenty years as a scenic artist for theatre and television productions, Emma took up papercutting in 2013. Since then she has developed a range of papercut illustrations on the theme of childhood and children’s literature, alongside creating bespoke and personalised designs for special occasions. Emma has lived in Tring since 2014 with her partner and seven-year-old daughter. In 2018 she joined forces with Maddi Saunders and established paperartistuk. To see her full range of work please visit www.paperartist.co.ukwww.paperartist.co.uk
Using a variety of medium, Judith’s work is firmly rooted in an enjoyment of mark-making and textures to interpret her subject into a more contemporary and minimalistic form. Training and career within Food & Textiles Design have influenced her style and composition, whilst the surrounds of Northumberland and the Chiltern Hills, with big skies and open spaces, have encouraged an atmosphere and lightness to her approach. Taking many opportunities to be part of art groups and courses, including Combined Studies at Amersham College, she has exhibited in Bucks Open Studios and local venues. Judith continues to be part of an active art group in Chalfont. After training in Edinburgh, she has taught in secondary schools and adult education, and presently with the Kaleidoscope Art at the MS Centre.
Mixed media artist. I will paint on any surface in any style. Favourite Medium Acrylics.
I have been a photographer for over 40 years, originally using and developing black and white film and also using colour transparencies. I don’t specialise but like textures, reflections, movement blur and graphic black and white images. I am an Associate Member of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of Imagez Camera Club (Weston Turville). Instagram @timbrelljohn
Mitzie’s paintings have a vibrant sense of colour and dynamic composition. She paints landscapes, townscapes, flowers and abstracts and prefers to work spontaneously using watercolour, acrylics and mixed media. She has a strong bias towards tactile effects and a sensuous expression and loves experimenting with unconventional tools. She has a Diploma in Stitched Textiles and a Degree in Painting and Printmaking. She has held Solo Exhibitions and exhibited widely, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, Watford Museum, Margaret Harvey Gallery and many others. She teaches in Redbourn and Berkhamsted.
I am a painter of man’s influence on the landscape, field margins, copse, hedgerows, crops and ploughing. I have exhibited in the RA Summer exhibition 3 times and at the Mall galleries 6 times.
John Colet School
Artworks by year 12 students studying A level Art at the John Colet School Wendover.
Sarah grew up in Leighton Buzzard before studying Theatre Design at Nottingham Trent University. She went on to win a place on the BBC Vision costume scheme and worked as a Costume Assistant on a variety of television and film productions. More recently, she undertook several courses in writing and illustrating children’s picture books. Sarah enjoys working in both ink and collage and balances artwork alongside, teaching and being a mum.
Tom Shepherd Art
Tom started his art career creating custom artwork on guitars using graffiti pens. Making a move towards a brush and more traditional mediums opened up a whole new world to Tom and he hasn’t looked back since. He loves to paint in acrylics and oils and more recently has started exploring watercolour. Whilst Tom loves painting a wide variety of subjects, especially if the light is doing something interesting, he is always drawn back to the place where his first two passions met; painting wildlife, in particular birds. Tom’s studio is based in Warwickshire and he teaches regularly throughout the year for Art groups and societies as well as running his own workshops and courses.
Member of West Wycombe Art Group. I studied Art at Cardiff Art College and the University of Leeds. After working for some years in the Textile Industry became self-employed for the remainder of my career in Retailing. Since retiring, painting takes up most of my spare time. I look for atmospheric subjects that ‘speak’ to me, taking inspiration mostly from the British landscape and coastline, especially Cornwall where I am a frequent visitor and Yorkshire. I live locally in The Chilterns.
I take the greatest pleasure in coaxing metal into the form of the horse. In this series of sculptures by forcing these pieces of metal into compound curves I place them together to represent the muscular form of the horse, Equus Ferus.
After working as an Occupational Therapist for 17 years, a spell overseas with her husband and two boys gave Heather the opportunity to develop the creative gift which had been waiting in the wings. Now living back in South Bucks, Heather has established a new life as an artist, art teacher and mum. The work in this exhibition was all painted over the last couple of years and mainly features the Isle of Mull. Please contact Heather if you are interested in a commission or painting classes. Thank you! www.heathermcdowell.co.ukwww.heathermcdowell.co.uk
Christian Twelftree lives and often paints in Wendover and in and around the Chiltern Hills. I feel my best work comes from being out there, in front of nature and reacting to it. I’m not ready to settle with my style and technique. I’m constantly trying to push myself, to try new things, different subject matter, different ways of working. ‘
I love painting with watercolour, inks and acrylics. I enjoy capturing the uplifting essence of nature in my work, along with that feeling of happiness through its colours and form.
I work as an Intensive Care nurse and live locally in Chinnor. I spend much of my time painting, which I find relaxing and quite a contrast to my normal job. The medium I favour is acrylic and oil. I have specialised in animal portraiture and I undertake commission work, particularly pet portraits. Painting has opened up a new opportunity. I now sell my work in exhibitions, galleries, shops and undertake teaching and demonstrating to art groups. More recently I have been doing commercial work.
Gabby Harman’s paintings explore themes of landscape, flowers and still life. Her inspiration comes from her daily life, travels abroad, walking her dogs, driving around the local countryside or simply from one of her great loves – her garden. the process she’s used are visceral and complex; building layers and scoring back into them, applying and lifting paint to reveal older layers, washing away to make rivers of paint. Many of the landscape paintings reflect how the landscape is geologically built or weathered. Her work is multi-layered, tactile, textual and abrasive. Her floral and still life paintings, although more figurative still reflect her love for colour and texture, using a gentler more realistic palette. Gabby studied textile design at Brighton polytechnic. After obtaining her degree she worked for several years as an interior designer. She has exhibited extensively in England and the USA and most recently at the green and stone gallery, London. She works with fellow Buckinghamshire painters in a group tutored by Simon Brewster.
Malcolm Cleaver is an amateur woodturner whose Spinfield Turners workshop is in Marlow. When Malcolm first took up woodturning as a hobby in 2015 he did not realise how addictive making piles of wood shavings would become! Now totally hooked Malcolm loves the immediacy of the creative woodturning process. He now turns a wide variety of mostly one-off items for fun, family, friends and charity. He enjoys both producing pieces where the wood speaks for itself as well as adding texture, colour and dyes into his turning. Malcolm gives regular local turning demonstrations and enjoys passing on his skills to others. @spinfieldturners
Twin sisters, Jane and Diane, have always enjoyed painting and both produce their own individual work. They have now joined forces and are producing work under the name of Jadi. They both take part in local exhibitions. Jane is a self-taught artist living in Wendover, Bucks, where she strives to produce different pieces of artwork. Jane takes part in several local exhibitions and also exhibits from her home studio in the Garden! For more details, please go to www.janemillerart.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Duke and Cydney Kempston
Lisa Duke – I am a Graphic Designer by trade specialising in publishing, marketing and digital graphics. I’ve worked on magazines such as Country Living, Radio Times, Tesco Clubcard, M&S Magazine, Boots Health and Beauty etc. Only been painting in oils for about 2 years and still learning. Love the creativity oil painting brings against the day job! www.dukedesignworks.co.uk.
Cydney Kempston is my niece who is studying Molecular Cell Biology at York University. She is 22 years old with a love of art too and therefore wanted her to experience this art show too.
Each creation is inspired by nature. The rhythm and ethereal qualities of life are translated into my designs and artwork. I enjoy the juxtapositions of colour and texture, which appears in the final outcome. Through my constant evolving passion for my crafts, I am discovering new techniques and combinations, which at times amaze me. I hope my work brings pleasure to all who are captivated by my craftsmanship.
Jenny originally won a scholarship to Wycombe Junior Art School and later gained an Honours Degree in Fine Art. She taught art for many years and took her students all over the world on Art and Culture Tours. She is a member of Artworks and Bucks Art Society and exhibits regularly.
Rowena has been involved in both solo and group exhibitions for many years. She is a member of the Buckinghamshire Art Society and has taken part in Bucks Art Weeks and has shown at a number of well-known galleries. Work is generally semi-abstract or abstract and she enjoys using both an expressive or experimental technique to achieve the final result.
I rekindled my love of art around five years ago and had my first exhibition at Claydon House last year. Having been to the MS Art Exhibition for years, I thought it was about time I tried to submit my work. I love painting landscapes either from local scenes or further afield.
I have been painting for about 10 years, I enjoy painting lots of different subjects in different styles. I would recommend painting, I wish I started earlier in life it’s such a joy. I would paint every day if I had a chance. I have been attending various workshops, first learning the basics and then attending more advanced classes expanding and developing my own style and capabilities, there is so much to learn and experiment with you never get bored.
Sally Bulteel is a British Artist; Born 1959. She obtained a City & Guilds in Fashion Design at Gloucester College of Art & Design after leaving school. She later studied at Bucks New University and obtained a 2:1 BA (Hons) in Fine Art. Sally teaches Art and Photography at the John Colet School in Wendover and also gives Private Art tuition to degree level; she has also taught art to children and adults with learning difficulties. Prior to teaching Sally worked as a coordinator for Bucks Open Studios. Sally Bulteel has work in private collections in Bristol, London, Edinburgh, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, America and Australia.
Graham Jefford is a self-taught artist working mainly in oils. His landscapes aim to capture the essence rather than the detail of his subject and in particular the effects of light.
Di studied art in Buckinghamshire in the early ’80s where she continues to live and work today. Her work can be found in collections throughout the UK and overseas.
I paint from my studio in Weston Turville and am a member of Bucks Visual Images Group. I gain inspiration for my paintings from the places I visit, both in the UK and abroad, and try, wherever possible, to work from ‘real-life’ landscapes or seascapes, gaining as much reference as I can from my immediate surroundings. My work can be seen at the Courtyard Art Gallery in Wendover and on www.suegosney.com
Adam Hemuss is a Painter and a Screen printer, originally from North Wales, Adam takes the people he sees around him each day as inspiration. He creates hand finished screen prints that reveal a refreshing outlook on the anonymity and impersonality of “the crowd”. Each print is slightly different and unique, echoing the thinking behind all of Adam’s work – the individual and what makes us who we are.
Colour and texture are my inspiration and mixed media and collage help me to build up rich surfaces.
I am a self-taught artist living just outside Amersham in Bucks. Even though I get a lot of inspiration from the beautiful countryside around me, I prefer to work using purely memory, imagination, emotion and mood. My style of work changes and develops continuously and, even though I use mainly acrylics, I do enjoy experimenting with and exploring different mediums and styles. I tend to paint in a semi-abstract towards impressionist way with colour and shape forming the basis of my painting and will vary with the changes of mood.
I love art in its many forms & I enjoy working in all mediums, but I am always open to new methods & materials. Many different subjects inspire me, I love to paint landscapes that evoke days out in the countryside & also creating wild, stormy seascapes & atmospheric skies. Abstract painting is another favourite subject & I enjoy colour mixing on the canvas & seeing where the painting takes me! I never stop learning!
Self-taught, I have been painting since summer 2017. I am motivated to paint by nature and the beauty we have surrounding us. I was very pleased to receive a runners’ up prize at the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition with my piece called “King of the Mountains” last October, and I look forward to finding new places from which to derive inspiration throughout 2020.
Jan is a member of the Pastel Society and has exhibited at The Mall Galleries on frequent occasions. She paints in Pastel, Acrylic and Watercolour, portraying an impression of the subject rather than reality. She focuses on strong design, pattern and colour.
I live in Marlow and have had an interest in making pottery for many years attending various evening classes in the area. When I semi-retired I set up my own home pottery where I have produced stoneware pots for the last 20 years. I am a member of the Bucks Pottery and Sculpture Society and have taken part in Bucks Art Weeks many times.
I am an amateur artist who started painting just a few years back. I really love to do portraits and I work mainly in acrylics.
Kim Major-George is an established printmaker who primarily works in collagraph. She is known for her Spiritual inspired and otherworldly images. She uses gold/silver leaf and unusual finishes which she adds to her hand-pulled prints. To see more of her images go to her website www.majorgeorge.co.ukwww.majorgeorge.co.uk
Colour and light …….. I love to try and capture the essence of a beautiful and inspiring view or scene. My preferred medium is watercolour but recently I have been experimenting in acrylic
Suzi is a designer artist. Her work covers a wide range of subjects and scale. Suzi has been teaching and running art classes for students of all ages for many years and currently splits her time between Buckinghamshire and the Isle of Arran; the latter being the inspiration for her current painting series.
Having grown up in an environment filled with art and craft, I have always enjoyed experimenting with a variety of materials. I studied Graphic Design at college and went on to complete a degree in Creative Art, specialising in Textiles and Printmaking, at Bath Spa University College. I have continued to work in the Art and Craft Industry and manage to fit in doing my art alongside looking after my 3 daughters.
Phil Madley is a local professional artist who has been supporting the MS centre for a great number of years. He paints in encaustic wax, a technique that dates back to the early Egyptians. He uses irons, hot air guns, hot styluses and hotplates. Phil gives talks and demonstrations to art societies throughout Southern England.
I love working with colour using mixed media and enjoy experimenting with acrylics and inks.
Doretta comes from a family of artists. She has spent much of her life overseas and studied Fine Art in Johannesburg. Her travels continue to influence her style, working in a variety of mediums, mainly in oils.
I studied fora diploma in watercolour some years ago and have now become more interested in a more abstract approach, particularly using landscapes in a variety of ways.
Marie Jones Fibre Creations
Growing up in Scotland I developed an interest in crochet, knitting and embroidery from a young age. Now based in Buckinghamshire I seek to capture the colours and ruggedness of the wild British landscapes with bold use of wet felting techniques and embroidery with cottons and yarns to add tactility.
Kike Schafer (Chiltern Portraits)
Kike is a portrait and landscape artist based in Tring who works predominantly in oils and acrylics. Her work is vibrant and detailed and seeks to capture the essence of the moment. Kike also teaches art to children and takes oil portrait commissions at www.chilternportraits.co.uk
Have been exhibiting for many years at the MS centre and surrounding area.
Diana Hardacre is a keen local artist who enjoys nature and a variety of style in her paintings.
Originally I was a picture restorer, but when my family had grown up I began painting in watercolour, but after several years I then discovered acrylic, and taking a lot of the watercolour technique with me and discovering the wonders of the multi-layering and endless possibilities that the medium allows, letting me use the subject of the wonderful landscape to explore what paint can do.
Since retiring in 1991, I have been painting watercolours ever since and have been quite successful at many local exhibitions, including those at the MS Centre.
Since my degree show at Brighton, I have continued my exploration of creating artwork through memory and how true or false that can be. With these recent paintings, I am trying to reach the memories of my childhood in Weston-Super-Mare, using the sea as a bridge to the feelings it can awaken.
I am a contemporary artist who works in acrylics and mixed media. I feel a connection to light, shape and colour in nature which is reflected in my work. I love the versatility of acrylic and by using acrylic and mixed media I try to incorporate bright colours and textures into my paintings, which lean toward the semi-abstract. My subjects are varied but I tend towards marine art. I like to try out new techniques and to continue to develop as an artist. I am a regular exhibitor around Buckinghamshire including at the Obsidian Gallery, Bucks Art Society Exhibitions, Bucks Open Studios, Bucks County Museum and various art festivals. I have exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, both at the Mall Galleries in central London, at ‘Not the Royal Academy’ at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives with members of the National Acrylic Painters Association. I held a solo art exhibition at Claydon Estate Courtyard, 2018. I have also exhibited with the Oxford Art Society and in ‘The People’s Landscape exhibition’ at Claydon House. I have sold to private collections both at home and abroad. I am a member of National Acrylic Painters Association, Buckinghamshire Art Society and member of the Visual Images Group. I teach a drawing and painting class at the Queens Park Arts Centre and guest tutor at other local groups. www.curbiart.co.uk E: email@example.com
I have been painting for about 10 years having enrolled on a City and Guilds watercolour diploma course. I enjoy drawing and coloured pencil work and have recently used acrylics. I paint weekly with a tutored group in Great Missenden and exhibit annually with them in the Bucks Art Weeks.
Reiko Ralph Glass Art – The colours through the lights, multiple firings to achieve the colour, depth and texture. Every piece I face, big and small, taking time and effort with TLC. Just love my glass world.
Heather is a watercolour artist who loves painting animals & flowers. She exhibits locally & has won many awards
Madeleine Fletcher lives locally surrounded by beautiful countryside where just looking out the window can be a source of inspiration. She is happy to work in any medium and also enjoys printmaking and collage. Madeleine takes commissions for pet portraits, writes and illustrates her own children’s books and also illustrates for other authors. Madeleine belongs to Beechwood Artists, Amersham, and regularly exhibits with the group and in the local area.
Nathalie is an artist and printmaker working full time in her garden studio in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Her paintings and print work are inspired by Port Isaac, in Cornwall, her travels, architecture, her pets, objects as well as anything with bright colours. Nathalie is a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society, The Visual Arts Group and Beechwood Artists. She takes part each summer in Bucks Art Weeks where visitors can come and see her working and all of her artwork which will be available to buy. Nathalie has exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of the Society of Women’s exhibition and also the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. She has sold work to buyers from the UK, Europe and also America.
Julia Ramsay Tasker – Classic & Contemporary Cane Chair Restoration
I am an experienced restorer of antique cane chairs, trained in traditional cane work. I offer new life for your old or damaged chairs, using classic restoration techniques to bring your beloved chair back to its full beauty, or effecting a contemporary revitalisation for a stunning new look.
I am self-taught and have been painting for about fifteen years. My first love is painting Plein-air in oils or acrylic.
A local artist who loves painting Nature and Space. I am lucky enough to have had several local commissions as well as exhibiting successfully locally.
I use acrylic pallet knife painting and collage to create my art pieces and am inspired by cities, water, countryside, light, texture and colour.
My work revisits the classic era of railway advertising posters of the 1930s, I paint in gouache on paper. No computers are used! I live and work in Berkhamsted Herts.
British Artist Lydia Smith Attended the Misbourne School in Great Missenden. From there she went on to study an art foundation at The University of the Arts London (UAL) where she chose the Theatre and Screen pathway, creating puppets, prosthetics, set design and creature/character creation. Her next step was to attend ‘Wimbledon collage of Art’, a branch of UAL. Here specialise in Figurative sculpture studying a BA Honours Degree in Theatre and screen: Technical Arts and Special Effects’. Smith has also studied the academic sculpture method called ‘Drawing in Space’ under Robert Bodem and Eudald De Juana Gorriz at ‘Athens Sculpture Atelier’ (Athens) and ’Geode Artspace’ (Spain). Smith has worked on many film and TV projects such as Game of Thrones, Star Wars IX, Tomb Raider, The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle, The Kid Who Would Be King, Avenue5 and Marvel. She has also returned to UAL to teach and lecture as an Associate Lecturer for BA (Hons) Production Arts for Screen. Smith had her first apprentice in 2018/2019 learning from her one day a week for six months. Smith also runs private sculpting workshops from her studio and works with schools and colleges to teach figurative sculpture. Smith also used her sculpting abilities to participate in snow and ice carving competitions globally, where she has represented the UK. Her team has placed 2nd twice and 3rd at ‘Grindelwald World Snow Festival’ (2017,2018,2019) and 4th at ‘China, Harbin International Snow and Ice Championships’ (2019).
A career in teaching after art training.
After a number of years teaching Sally took time out to take an honours degree in Fine Art. The essence of Sally’s work is its energy, vitality and colour. Sally draws her inspiration from wild sea coasts, meadows, fields, woods and mountains. Her work commences with observational drawings, notes and sketches collected in a small sketchbook she always has with her.
I really do consider myself very fortunate to be able to spend my time drawing, painting and exploring all areas of art and design but even after years of this I still feel as if I am a novice learning something new all the time.
I am a photographer from Chesham who has MS uses a wheelchair and just one good hand. I have been exhibiting in Bucks Hearts and beyond since 2003.
I am a member of the Chilterns Art Group and have successfully exhibited in Bucks.
Joanna Brownridge MA
Born and brought up in Scotland with an early interest in making pictures, response to the big open skies and landscapes seemed a natural source of inspiration. Artistic education was consolidated at Farnham College of Art (BA Hons) and with a Masters in Painting from Wimbledon Art School in London. I live and practice in Bucks, belong to several art groups and exhibit locally. I travel to Italy, Spain, the Middle East and Europe to photograph and to collect reference material.