Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Amy Jones; Jewellery Creations

Amy Jones is a Jewellery maker who works from her home in Midsomer Norton near Bath. She creates a great variety of beaded chains, pendants, bracelets and earrings. Her favourite materials are natural such as silver and semi-precious crystal beads and her jewellery evokes the very essences and forces associated to these materials. Amy has always been a great lover of the natural world and her Jewellery items play homage to the coming and going of seasons through their colour and forms. We are delighted to have a small selection of her work at our Emporium, the latest of which allude beautifully to Autumn.

Adventurine on Green Beaded chain

Sun Stone and Jade 

Green Beaded Jewellery 
Charm Bracelets

Red Carnelian Set

Monday, 19 September 2011

Somerset Art Weeks Artist: Bella Gingell

Bella's paintings are beautiful snapshots from life. Born and bred west country Bella, paints what she loves, and her passion for the subject matter really shows through in her work.

Somerset Art Weeks Artist: Paul Russell

Paul Russell's works range from figurative to abstract and reflect his growth from photography, through 3D media to painting. His freestyle expression creates vibrant imagery, with lots of eye catching vigor in the works.

Somerset Art Weeks Artist: Rhiannon Pheonix

Rhiannon Phoenix - Photographer
Rhiannon Phoenix is a photographer of national reputation. Having lived and exhibited in London to critical acclaim, Rhiannon has returned to her roots where she was born and grew up and finds inspiration for her work in the beauty she sees in the world around her. Rhiannon’s artwork draws on conceptual beginnings to produce art work unique in it’s ability to draw out the spirit and abstract form of her subject matter.
Former Turner Prize Nominee Rhiannon Phoenix (Previously Rhian Kirkby) has officially photographed many national events for clients such as the Clothes Show live, The Ministry of Sound and portrait shoots for celebrities and bands including Damien Hirst, Pulp as well as London’s top modelling and publishing agencies.

Somerset Art Weeks Artist: Kate Clements

Kate's current work reflects a penchant for colour with vivid blues and sea tones occurring frequently in both her abstract and figurative works.  There is careful attention paid to detail, without being fussy creating pleasing arrangements within the canvas.

Combining her Bsc in Psychology with a Foundation in Art, Kate trained in Art Psychotherapy in 1985 at Hertfordshire College of Art and Design. Here she enjoyed using her studio space to explore and develop her interest in the human condition whilst using art as a vehicle for expression. This led to work that featured the human form in many guises using charcoal, pastel and acrylic images of the nude figure. Kate has experimented with abstracts and more recently bold modern floral images. She continues to work in mental health as an Art Psychotherapist in private practice and has recently set up her own studio. She is enjoying the new experience of exhibiting in various venues including The Trowbridge Gallery.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Season of Mists...

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

There is a winding breeze on the air, a slight pinch of cold, some of the trees are beginning to look as though they have been dipped in orange pain and there is a distinct Autumnal presence appearing. This means my favourite time of year.  Beautiful scenery, harvesting, and of course the approaching magical excitement of Halloween and Christmas.

It's great to cosy up in a big cardigan with tea and a good book during these months, and indoor surroundings that can (almost) match the beauty outdoors is a bonus.  I do this through bringing the outside in, with photographs and paintings.  I love to get out early and start capturing these new crisp mornings, when the sun spreads its red hue across the clouds.  ..

Ode to Autumn 
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the mossed cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease
For Summer has o'er-brimmed their clammy cell.
~ John Keats