Tuesday Studio Comes to Town

Three artists who are normally based in the countryside around Henley will be bringing their diverse and sometimes thought provoking works to town when they exhibit at the Old Fire Station in Henley in February.

Tuesday Studio comprises:

Rowena Perry who works in acrylics is inspired by flowers and the natural landscape.  Her lively and colourful paintings will certainly brighten up the space. Rowena said, “I have been painting off and on for many years, in both watercolour and acrylic and have attended various evening and one day courses. In 2014 I attended my first course at JoeDaisy Studio in Mapledurham where I learnt about composition and how to create tonality. I now paint regularly at the studio. I enjoy painting flowers and landscapes and am inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.”

Lorraine Darke, who met Rowena at JoeDaisy Studio, works in acrylics and oils and produces paintings often inspired by current and historical events that will make you think. Her Misplaced Shakespeare Series sees Lady Macbeth as a Lollipop Lady, King Lear working in a bank and Titus Andronicus in the Bake Off tent! Lorraine also enjoys ceramics and printing and comments, “People often ask me which is my favourite medium and the answer is the one I am currently working in as I feel the creativity of each particular medium feeds into all aspects of my art”.

Steve Radford works in wood, he uses a chainsaw to carve impressive works often inspired by nature.  He is also a woodturner and will have both large and small bowls and urns on display. Steve has works that can be seen in Reading and the local area, he has done commissions for schools and individuals. Many of his works are larger than life, and birds and animals are often the focus. Steve said, “I have had a love of wood since starting work as a tree surgeon over 40 years ago, when I dissected fallen trees to explore the grain patterns and figuring. Since becoming self-employed I have concentrated on larger turned items – vases and bowls – and have been commissioned to produce a number of large carvings for schools and playgrounds. These have included storyteller’s chairs, giant badgers and the ‘Friendly Lions’. All my wood is locally sourced from “waste” timber: from trees that are felled for some reason other than my use of them, or is carved from trees in situ such as the Green Man at Crays Pond.”

The exhibition can be found at the Old Fire Station  from 10am to 5pm Thursday 20th February until Monday 24th and 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 25th February.

For more information on courses at JoeDaisy Studio please visit www.joedaisy.co.uk

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