Winchester based artist Karen Eames is inspired by landscapes and skies, which she sees as part of her personal journey and history, creating works that she describes as ‘part real part dreamscape’. Starting with en plein air studies her work then develops through a more intuitive, reflective approach, informed by the colour of dreams rather than reality. As well as traditional paintings Karen will also be exhibiting her recent exploration into painting and fused glass.
Felt and fibre artists Tricia Ross and Chris Jenkins present their most recent work exploring the extraordinary versatility of wool; from paintings and felted vessels to jewellery, bags and hats.
Room6 is a group of seven artists working primarily with textiles and mixed media. The members: Irene Belcher, Alison Hulme, Susan Chapman, Caroline Bell, Consuelo Simpson, Lynn Onions and Nicky Barfoot, all have connections as past students or tutors, to Eastleigh College. Every member of the group has a distinct and individual style, which keeps exhibitions fresh and lively. The group often make work in response to a phrase or title and will be showing ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ as part of their exhibition at the Ashcroft Arts Centre.
Roger works in a variety of clays to create sculptural and functional ceramics. Anne is both a painter and printer and works mainly as an independent maker of original wood engravings, printed in small limited editions. Celebrate the contrast between Roger’s thematic 3D forms and Anne’s exquisitely detailed wood block prints and paintings. Both Roger and Anne are members of the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen and have exhibited widely. Anne is also a Member of the Guild of Wood Engravers.