Mixed Media, Painting/Drawing
I am versatile artist who enjoys working in a number of different mediums as well as mixed media. My work includes free, expressive, colourful acrylic paintings that reflect my joyful approach to the process of art making. Inspired by the natural world, the Somerset countryside and the urban landscape, I also work in a range of dry mediums (pastels & coloured pencil are particular favourites) & in watercolour. Connecting my different approaches is the bold use of colour.
The exhibition will be full of colour and variety, with original works & high-quality prints for sale. Beautiful, unique greetings cards by Viv Hunter Art are always very popular in Arts Week. The range is even bigger for 2023 & has improved green credentials. Cards are now printed on certified recycled board & sold without cellophane wrappers.
I have a strong belief that the creative process is a vital means of self-expression for optimum well-being. I myself have found art to be massively therapeutic. To spread the message that creativity is for everyone, I hold creative workshops in my home studio.
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I love making jewellery and enjoy people wearing the pieces I have made.
I am a designer/maker of jewellery using various materials - silver, bronze, beads & wire, fused glass and seaglass, polymer clay. I have an individual, intuitive approach to jewellery making, inspired by organic forms. I am based in Somerset.
Ceramics, Painting/Drawing, Printmaking
My art is often inspired by walking in the Mendips, the distant views, the old, gnarled trees, and the traces of humanity found within the landscape, both ancient and modern. Memory is a recurring theme in my projects and I am interested how remnants of the past affect our lives.
My ceramics are mostly hand built using coils or slabs. My larger pots are saggar fired which gives a wonderful smoked effect in blacks and whites. I sometimes use printmaking in my ceramics, and have used this in a range of work including a small altar and a permanent ceramic frieze depicting Birnbeck Pier installed in Prince Consort Garden, Weston-super-Mare. Recently I have been inspired by ancient Venus figures and goddesses, I am making a series of these, some are tatooed! I also have a range of more traditional functional pots.
My printmaking includes etching, photo-gravure, silkscreen and lino cut.
Exhibitions: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; the Royal West of England Academy Open Exhibitions; Centrespace Gallery, Bristol; 44AD Gallery, Bath; Loves Café, Weston-super-Mare; Sidcot Arts Centre; Previous North Somerset Arts week.
Turn right out of Banwell village toward M5. After 200m the venue is on the RHS.
Driveway limited, neighbouring roads.
Not good - steps to enter
Tea and cake available