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At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for your loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting a local gallery and small creative artist businesses if you do, as well as finding something special this Christmas.
by Celia Allen | Lydia Barclay | Louise Bell | Jane Clift | Curio Studio (Tom Wilson) | Gin Durham | Richard Jack | Liane Matthews | David Mayne | Mitch Pilkington | Jay Rubinstein | Jenny Southam | Ilona Sulikova | Jean Tolkovsky | Ed Willis.
Textiles by Naomi Beevers | Candy Coated Accessories | Alison Dupernex | Keira Graham | Green Thomas Textiles | Sally Nencini | Sarah Tyssen.
Art glass by Adam Aaronson | Peter Layton | Sanders and Wallace | Shakspeare Glass.
Ceramics by Hannah Bould | Rowena Brown | Claire Burke | Jude Colley | Amy Cooper | Clare Conrad | Diane Griffin | Sarah Grove | Matt Horne | Maisie Parkes | Rebecca Ridley | Vivienne Ross | Liz Scrine | Chrissy Silver | Steve Smith | Carolyn Tripp | Gilly Whittington.
Painting by Suzy Fasht | Sally Anne Fitter | Rosalinda Kightley | Yeside Linney | Susie Lidstone | Helen Long | Fiona Pearce | Jacky Paynter | Virginia Ray | Jane Rist | Ray Sheldon | Jo Shepherd | Sarah Spackman | Ruth Taylor | Vicki Nigoumi | Suzanne Winn.
Limited Edition Prints by Clare Bassett | Ed Boxall | John Bryce | Ann Burnham | John Duffin | Chloe McCarrick | Trevor Price | Shirley Watson | Clare Youngs.
Jewellery by Petra Bishai | Shimara Carlow | Margaux Clavel | Daphne Krinos | Misun Won | Kathie Murphy.
Festive decoration by Adam Aaronson | Kate Colin | Fleur Grenier | Jessica Jordan | David Mayne | Liane Matthews | Judith Needham | Charlotte Stockley.
Wood by Kevin Stamper.
60 x 80 cms
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The multi-layered paintings of Alison Orchard are a personal response to her love of life. Her story begins with a passion for drawing or painting in the landscape; responding to the light, colours and mood of a specific place. Back in the studio, working directly against the wall, she becomes immersed in the physical process, enjoying the sensory pleasure of using charcoal or paint, making bold gestural marks, adding delicate glazes, scraping back or building texture. Her recent, more intuitive, abstract paintings reflect a maturing ability and confidence. This is partially due to her willingness to challenge herself, working with oils, acrylic or encaustic wax, playfully combining collaged elements, whilst incorporating the instinctive drawn line and marks, echoed in her sketchbook drawings. Alison trained at Epsom School of Art & Design and Harrow College, University of Westminster and initially worked at The Daily Telegraph as a designer and illustrator before launching her fine art career. She works from her studio in Grayshot.
I like nothing better than the freedom of painting, pairing a dusty soft charcoal line against a glossy brushstroke, perhaps adding a pop of fluorescent colour. I enjoy capturing movement and a play of light, creating paintings that grab and engage you on an emotional level, paintings that take you straight back to the vitality of being in the landscape, that feeling of being held up by the buffeting wind.