Stella Hidden has work across the world reflecting her love of and inspiration from music and dance. The non-figurative nature of her paintings makes them popular across the cultural spectrum and her works can be seen internationally.
Stella has lived and worked in Herefordshire on the Welsh Borders for many years and has exhibited at Apple Store Gallery throughout its ten years of existence.
She writes: "When asked whether my work is abstract, contemporary, modern, expressionist, non-figurative, non-representational or any of the other 'classifying' words used regarding art, it is difficult to assign my work to just one, as it has elements of many. Therefore, I would say that my work is best described as abstract expressionist, and I strive constantly to make it non-representational, i.e. excluding any recognisable reality."
Beryl Morgans graduated from Hereford College of Arts and has been working with fused glass to create vessels which show the vibrant colours to great effect.
"My inspiration main focus has been on the structures I have encountered whilst walking along the Severn Estuary and their interaction with the fluidity of the water. I am especially drawn to the angular lines of the structures and subdued colour tones of the surrounding area.
I have used strip cut glass and crucible melting techniques. Which reflect the angularity of the jetty structures, while the crucible melting process, echoing the fluidity of the water."