May 13/14th at The Crouch End Gallery ‘Drawn in Light – Published on Paper’

This exhibition was open to all as a part of the 2017 Crouch End Open Studios weekendfrom 11-6 pm Sat and Sun May 13/14th

Email for further information about iPad prints: archival quality prints in various sizes are available from £100.00 upwards.

‘Drawn in Light – Published on Paper ‘ was an exhibition of iPad paintings by Kim Valdez, many of which originated as Pen and Ink landscape drawings. Others are drawings made entirely on the iPad using a pressure sensitive stylus.


iPad drawing Course at The Crouch End Gallery September 9/10th 10-5pm


Following her May 13/14th exhibition ‘ Drawn in Light-Published on Paper’ in September Kim Valdez will be holding a two day introductory course on drawing on the iPad using the Procreate App.

The course will cost £110.00 which includes tea/coffee and a light lunch. The course is planned for 8-10 people to accommodate individual attention.

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.
Layers and importing images.
Day 2
Using layers combined with the Freehand and Automatic Selection methods. The Transformation tool.
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

Interested in attending this course?   Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch regarding availability and booking.


Mark Rochester ‘En Plein Air’ a great success!

Mark Rochester has exhibited widely in Devon where his paintings are well known and appreciated.

This year Mark had two paintings accepted for the 2016 RA Summer Exhibition – and because we had spotted his lovely work a couple of years ago we had already planned to bring him to London for a solo show – ‘En Plein Air’ held at The Crouch End Gallery on Oct 8/9th.

The Crouch End Gallery was delighted to show his arresting and beautiful painting and even more delighted that people flocked to Crouch End in order to see and to buy them!

On the Edge of Beauty- April 31-May 9 2016


Andrea Kim Valdez showed her acrylic sculptures at The Crouch End Gallery

Continuing the theme of the rainforest previously explored in her memorable room installation ‘Ecos de Las Amazonas’, Kim transformed The Crouch End Gallery into a suitable habitat for her latest ‘Live Edge’ acrylic sculptures featuring exotically coloured macaws and other work inspired by the plants and flowers of the rainforest.

Kim says ‘ The sculptures are made of a special acrylic sheet and exploit the power of this medium to catch normal daylight, making the colours glow along the edges. They can look even better under ultraviolet spotlights.’

Jane Human at The Crouch End Gallery

The Crouch End Gallery is delighted that Jane Human will
present our inaugural exhibition

May 9/10th 12-6pm 

The exhibition is presented as a part of the Crouch End Open Studios weekend
All Visitors Welcome – 

Jane says: I am often drawn to coastal terrain and transient shifting vistas, those vast spaces defined only by the horizon, where one can see the connections between land, sea and sky. I’m interested in places which reveal their beauty slowly, and reward patient looking. Everything starts with drawing and painting on location – the experience of being there in the environment taking account of fleeting colour, light and atmosphere all being vital to the development of my visual ideas. It is a contemplative experience which feeds back into the work as an endeavour to create spaces in which to meander and as an exploration of a sense of place.