Henley Arts Trail – Spotlight on Venue 10

Singers Lane Studios is Venue 10 on the Henley Arts Trail this Bank Holiday weekend.  This is a little hidden gem complex off Vicarage Road and the following five local artists will be exhibiting their work.

Camilla Dowse, painter of Henley scenes and urban landscapes of streets in London, Brighton and Hastings as well as a series of beach huts on Holkham Beach in Norfolk.  Camilla uses water-based media including acrylic and inks on paper or hand-prepared gesso boards, the porous quality and texture of the gesso resembling the tactile exterior surface of the buildings she paints.  Camilla has specially created two small study paintings of Boat Huts, Henley Regatta and Station Road & Queen Street for the Arts Trail.

Genevieve French, painter who studied portraiture at Heatherley School of Fine Art. She currently studies under the renowned artist Maggi Hambling. She has a wonderful way of using colour in her portraits and still life paintings.

Jane Gray, print maker who specialises in linocuts, collagraphs, etchings and waterless lithography. She likes experimenting and mixing processes.

Sarah Thompson-Krause, artist and teacher who will be demonstrating mono-type printing techniques over the weekend from her studio. Her influences come from around the world; born in Tokyo and educated in Paris and New York and now happily settled in Henley her work reflects the pared-down quality of Japanese prints to the softer English hedgerow.

Jane Wilson, artist who specialises in home interior and garden design, she also works on her passion for making her unique pottery and paintings in Singers Lane. Her paintings reflect the ‘peaceful’ moments in her hectic daily life and travels.

Camilla said, “We’re all really look forward to our first Henley Arts Trail at Singers Lane. As well as exhibiting our works, we are also planning to have activities for children (and adults) including pavement chalk drawing, mono-type print demonstrations and offering tea and cakes (donations to charity).


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