“Christmas Bazaar” 

21. Nov - 1. Mar 14 / ended Off the Wall Gallery

free

Tuesday / Wednesday/ Thursday / Friday/:30 am – 5:30 pm Saturday Saturday 10 - 4 .00

Art Fair | Multi-disciplinary | Wales


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Louise Collis Snow above the Garn Lakes

Louise Collis Snow above the Garn Lakes


“Christmas Bazaar”

Off the Wall’s Christmas exhibition is a mixed show featuring popular artists throughout 2013, as well as introducing some exciting, new ones.

Off the Wall, showcases modern, contemporary art which features work of the highest quality from some of the most talented artists in Wales, the UK and from overseas.

If you are looking for that special gift or something to add that wow factor to your home, then a visit to our show is a must. Choose from a fantastic collection of art that is modern, contemporary and affordable too.
Louise Collis

Originally from the South Wales Valleys, she graduated from Bath Spa University in 1998. She then worked full time in Bath as well as producing artwork and promoting herself as an illustrator, taking part in group exhibitions and exploring themes and techniques.
Louise now lives back in South Wales with the beautiful mountains and fantastic coastline on her door step, she is inspired by the changing colours, light and history of the landscape.
she takes her sketchbook everywhere and can often be found sat on a hillside sketching on a sunny day or inside her car/studio on a rainy day.
She now works part-time as a designer so that she can spend most of her time on her paintings.
Louise has recently had painting displayed and another short-listed for The Cork Street Open 2012.


Sarah Jane Brown

Sarah Jane Brown lives in the heart of the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. She studied Fine Art as a mature student, although she had already been painting for more than 20 years. Specialising in Painting at the West Wales School of the Arts, she was awarded ‘Student of the Year’ and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. She has since exhibited widely, her work is now collected across the UK and overseas, and her career as a full time professional artist continues to gain momentum and recognition.

Painting for Sarah Jane is an intimate way of expressing both herself and her environment. She often incorporates elements of drawing, and photography into her preliminary practise; ways of embedding the landscape into her 'mind’s eye' before painting in series. Works are then built up in layers, thin glazes that are poured, sprayed or painted on are combined with generous applications of impasto that is sometimes scraped away again. Often she also includes ‘sfumato’, (subtle blending) to produce an atmospheric effect. This variety of techniques allows her to imbue the work with a personal feeling for light, space, and elemental forces, as well as a sense of intimacy and wonder and a range of other emotions that the experience of landscape can unleash.

Exhibitions:

2012

‘Womens Art’ Exhibition 2012 - The Mac Gallery, Doncaster.

Open Print – (Printmaking by Welsh artists) at Oriel Q , Queens Hall Gallery, Narbeth.

Spring Show - The Nick Holly Gallery, The Exchange Building, Swansea

‘Connecting girls, inspiring futures’, (female group show), Off the wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff

Resident Artists Show – 2012, The Waterfront Gallery, Milford Haven

Womens Arts Association show - The Gate Arts Centre, Roath, Cardiff

Colour and Form in Nature - The Mac Gallery, Doncaster

Artist’s Statement
“Our surroundings form a part of us, shape our perception, colour our thoughts and ideals. There is something about being immersed in the vastness of the landscape that gives clarity and focus to the space within. My approach to landscape is therefore introspective and intimate.

I walk the coast path or the beach near my home collecting observations that are both visual and experiential. Meditative space and light, magical junctures of land, sea and sky, endlessly changing colours, reflections and atmospheric conditions, elemental forces of nature, are all absorbed along with the emotions that are often unleashed.

Titles are phrases that cross my mind in the course of this dialogue; excerpts from poetry, half remembered conversations, or just snippets from my own windswept thoughts”.

Sally James

Sally has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and an MA in Landscape Studies, both from the University of the West of England, Bristol. She also has a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Bristol University. She has taught at the Bristol School of Art and the Bristol Folk House. Sally has exhibited her work nationally, including London and the RWA Bristol.
Sally’s practice is concerned with spatial relationships and is centred around her home and places she has known well. She is interested in the way that place and space are visually experienced, both in the present moment and in memory, through a combination of broad view and particular detail. Her work has elements of both abstraction and figuration and she enjoys the interplay between representation and imagination. A recurrent preoccupation in her work is that of the permeability of thresholds, and interchanges across boundaries between inside and outside spaces.


Kathryn Edwards

Kathryn Edwards is an artist who was born in the Sirhowy valley region of South Wales, some 30 miles north of Cardiff. The area where she grew up is a contrasting mix of dramatic mountain, moorland and forestry landscapes, overlaid with the man-made but equally dramatic structures of the bygone ages of the heavy industry of iron and coal mining, quarrying and steel production.

The industrial frenzy the area experienced for decades was very much in decline during Kathryn’s early years and the region became the arena of much political and economic unrest. Kathryn believes that growing up surrounded by the contrasts of amazing natural beauty overshadowed by such social and economic downturn and neglect enhanced her appreciation of varied natural landscapes and their diversities as they have evolved to suit the needs of mankind.

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