“Made in Glastonbury”
Saturday, January 8th until Thursday, February 3rd 2011
This exhibition features the work of four local artists, living and working in Glastonbury: Patrick Franks, Sue Allen, Belinda-Jane Miers and Kate Dimambro.
Patrick Franks has been a renowned Somerset artist for over 35 years. Using oil on canvas his work is highly collectable with pieces selling to the likes of Van Morrison and Michael Eavis. His subjects are varied with traditional Somerset landscapes and portraits being his speciality.
Sue Allen studied art at Sir John Cass College of Art in London and has exhibited in various open exhibitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Society of Wildlife Artists in the Mall Galleries, London. She has also shown work with the Society of Women Artists at Westminster Central Hall. Other exhibitions include Essex Artist Open Exhibition and various ‘one & two-man’ shows and have also taken part in several Somerset Art Weeks. Sue enjoys working in a variety of media and is particularly fond of mixed media with pastel and ink. Her subject matter varies, her favourite being birds and wildlife using a mixed media technique.
As a furniture designer/maker born and working in Glastonbury, Belinda Jane-Miers conceived WoodWorks-Glastonbury in 2005. Having always had an affinity with the environment and a concern for sustainability, WoodWorks creates unique, functional wood art constructed entirely from locally reclaimed material. With 80% of the world’s forests either destroyed or degraded and the seemingly insurmountable problem of waste, she aims to produce innovative, well-made designs that heighten awareness of what valuable resources we are needlessly discarding. As a specialist in reclaimed wood designs, her work varies from small driftwood pieces to larger commercial commissions such as reception areas and restaurant bars.
Kate Dimambro is a Glastonbury artist having rediscovered her love for painting after having a family. She began her studies with a foundation course in art at ‘The Sir John Cass College of Art’ in London and then went on to study Graphic Design in Bristol. Her paintings cover a wide spectrum of subjects. Usually working in acrylic on canvas board, she enjoys the use of colour and texture. Inspired by her travels, she is always looking to tackle subjects that are a bit different.