About Terry Brooker

Terry is a Sheffield based artist who studied at Horney Art College and Goldsmiths.
He has held numerous group and one person shows in London and Sheffield
We will be exhibiting both his latest acrylic paintings and ceramics.
Terry follows the development of his work and only stops when satisfied that the whole work
expresses vitality, vibrancy and surprise.

Three new Exhibitions in May, June, and July

‘Room for Wildlife’
Kim Valdez
Sat & Sun May 12/13 12-6pm    The Crouch End Gallery

‘Colouring Crouch End’
Judy Gilley and Kim Valdez

Sat & Sun Jun 16/17 12-6pm    The Crouch End Gallery

 ‘Vitality’
Terry Brooker
Sat & Sun July 7/8    11-6pm      Avondale Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are looking forward to 2018!

We  are taking a break over Christmas- Visit us in the New Year!

Some images from our 2017 exhibitions…

About Tania Durrant

 

Having studied BA Fashion and Textile Design at Nottingham Trent, majoring in print, I have recently returned to this discipline in the much more relaxed and expressive area of Fine Art Printmaking.

My prints are inspired by walking and sketching in the beautiful, rolling Hertfordshire countryside and the dramatic landscape of the west coast of Scotland. I am often to be found getting up at 5.30 in the morning so as not to miss what promises to be a beautiful sun rise over the rolling English countryside.

I am inspired by landscape artists such as Kurt Jackson, Barbara Rae and Norman Ackroyd to produce fine art prints which quite often incorporate a variety of print disciplines in an attempt to capture the fragile atmosphere of the ever changing English landscape. I love the richness and depth of multimedia prints and have been known to remove what I thought was a finished print from its frame, to re print, paint or collage another layer on top!

At the moment I am experimenting with combining the subtle atmospheric etching marks created by spit bite etching, inspired by Norman Achroyd, with the flat block shapes created using a lino plate.

I combine my love of fine Art printmaking with my other great passion which is teaching. I teach art workshops throughout the South east, where I thoroughly enjoy passing on my enthusiasm for learning new art techniques and disciplines to my students.

 

About Lucie Green

The work displayed here is inspired by the book ‘The man who planted trees’ by Jean Giono.

The theme of landscape and our relationship to it is the basis in these works. Although I have taken a more abstract approach at times, I have also used the idea of ‘man’ symbolically, creating a person in sharp black contrast to the abstracted mark making to symbolise landscape.

These prints are all made using relief printmaking methods with lino and wood, relying on mark making with colour and texture for capturing the essence of landscape. “A painterly approach to printmaking has always been central to my work.

I take my subject matter from my extensive travel experiences in Asia as well as the more immediate natural environment

 

Member of BBHP ( Beds Bucks and Herts Print Society)
Dekkle Print Studio
Hertfordshire Printmakers Council
Southbank Printmakers
Associate of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers

Tazia

Twelve years ago Tazia had completed her college studies and was looking for something new to engage her attention. Her brother suggested she should turn to painting, since she’d always shown a talent for art. As the last decade has proved, sometimes even brothers can have good ideas.

The work speaks for itself. Taz is an accomplished, gifted and commercially successful artist. She mainly works from photographs, and is meticulous in choosing just the right shot as a basis for her pictures. The painstaking approach continues from the first touch of the acrylic to the final stroke, yet the end result is full of vibrancy, freedom and life.

Her brother created a website for her – http://www.tazpaintings.wordpress.com – which receives many hits, and visitors are often moved to leaving admiring comments. In June last year, her painting ‘Rupert Flying Over The Clifton Suspension Bridge’ was accepted by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as a gift for Prince George’s nursery. This made worldwide headlines and drastically increased her fan base.

Taz has been asked to paint special paintings for people several times, and she’s always happy to oblige. Her perfectionist technique means it takes about two months to complete a picture although a large piece she is now working on will take nearer to six.

Happily settled in her home studio, Taz looks forward to an ever-more productive and creative future.

About Ann Burnham

 

Ann Burnham works from her garden studio, where she also runs regular workshops and classes in printmaking. She trained at Harrow School of Art and worked as a graphic designer for some years before becoming a full time printmaker. She exhibits regularly and has work in private collections in this
country and abroad, and permanently on display at Greenwich Printmakers Gallery. She has exhibited at Bankside RE open, Society of Woman Artists at the Mall Galleries, Affordable Art Fair Battersea and Hampstead, as well as being prizewinner in the ‘Inspired by’ competition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Her prints are inspired by a fascination with the textures and patterns found in both the natural and man-made landscape around us, as well as a sense of mystery about where things may lead and where they may have originated. She enjoys the direct and rich mark making of the collagraph and monoprint processes, as well as the more precise methods of reduction lino-cut and etching, which probably re ect her graphics background.
Ann runs regular printmaking workshops from her garden studio.

 

4 PLUS 1 – Four Printmakers plus paintings and giclee prints by Tazia

Our pre -Christmas Exhibition featured four renowned printmakers and Tazia- an artist represented by Heart and Sold, a Community Interest Company that supports artists wth Downs Syndrome. The Gallery donated its commission on sales of Tazia’s work to Heart and Sold

A few years ago Tazia’s painting ‘Rupert Flying Over The Clifton Suspension Bridge’ was accepted by the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as a gift for Prince George’s nursery. This made worldwide headlines and drastically increased her fan base.

Saturday and Sunday November 18/19 2017 11-5 pm
at
The Avondale Gallery

We held a ‘Meet the Artists’ event  with coffee and buns

iPad drawing Course held at The Crouch End Gallery September 9/10th

 

Images from Kim Valdez’ weekend course on drawing on the iPad using the Procreate App.

Four delightful artists attended this new course held at The Crouch End Gallery and everyone went away very happy with the weekend’s learning! The course used a simple still life as a means of reinforcing the learning and of practicing new skills.

There are currently no plans for another course, but if you would be interested in joining any future course, please fill out the following form:

Syllabus:
The course will progressively develop an artwork/s based on a simple still life in order to practice the use of the tools.

Day 1
10-1pm Learn about and practice the use of the basic drawing tools: Grouping pictures, Canvas choice, Brushes, Eraser, Colour Palettes.
2-5pm
Layers and importing images.
Day 2
10-1pm
Using layers combined with the Freehand and Automatic Selection methods. The Transformation tool.
2-5pm
Exporting images for print.

The hardware requirements –

You will need an Ipad with the Procreate App and preferably a pressure sensitive stylus.

  • Procreate only works with an ipad, not other kinds of tablet.
  • Procreate is designed to work with a pressure sensitive stylus- ie the harder you press the darker the line, if you draw with your finger or any other stylus than those listed below, you won’t get the pressure sensitivity. However you can still draw and learn about Procreate.
  • The Apple Pencil can only be used with an iPad Pro, so if you have an iPad 3, 4, Air or mini, you will need an alternative stylus.
  • For these iPads please check but I believe Procreate supports the following active styli:
    • TenOneDesign – Pogo Connect, Pogo Connect 2
    • Adonit – Jot Touch 4, Jot Touch Pixelpoint, Jot Script, Jot Script 2, Pixel
    • Wacom – Intuos Creative Stylus 1 & 2, Bamboo Fineline 1 & 2
    • FiftyThree – Pencil