Tina’s work is currently inspired by the delight in colour and texture.....a selection of the work is collaged, mixed - media with stitchery, gold and copper leaf , paint and momogami papers....(a Japanese way of working with paper to make it flexible, almost cloth like, for sewing and collage). The pictures represent semi abstract landscapes and foliage textures; with the aim of a magical atmosphere.
Tina has been exhibiting in watercolour and acrylic/ mixed media for many years in different venues/ halls and at The Mill in Banbury, she also takes part in Oxfordshire Artweeks both at home in Over Norton and with artist Anuk Naumann at her Great Rollright studio.
‘I found much inspiration in the work of Cas Holmes and Ann Kelly....their lovely book, 'Connected Cloth', is one I highly recommend to anyone interested in textile art’.
Rachel Anne Cronin
Rachel is an artist and writer who believes in magic and the healing power of the creative process. Rachel’s paintings are created by layering colours and symbols that evolve to become finished pieces of work. Colour schemes and patterns come together, themes change and grow and compositions emerge. These are created from small everyday objects and totems; leaves, seed heads, feathers, keys, branches, trees and flowers.
Sometimes landscapes and seascapes emerge, sometimes not. For the artist painting is an alchemical process turning the simplest of assemblages into something golden and luminous.
Alongside this Rachel is a workshop facilitator, creative enabler and confidence builder who loves to help others find their creative path in life. The language of artistic expression can be a difficult one to master and she strives to help other artists (especially those who struggle to call themselves artists) move their work on from being competent and good to becoming a blazing expression of who they are.