The Studio 3 team are very excited to be welcoming three new guest artists to the gallery: Anna Warsop, an aerial landscape artist; Michelle Dash, a mixed media artist and Paul Mills, creator of the most beautiful handcrafted wooden feathers. Their work is truly inspiring, and they can’t wait for you to experience it. The unique style and creative vision of these artists is sure to captivate and engage visitors to the studio.
ANNA WARSOP EXHIBITING FROM 14TH OCTOBER TO 11TH NOVEMBER.
Clevedon-based professional artist Anna is inspired by the aerial landscape and maps, which allow her to view the world from a unique perspective. Through her paintings, Anna aims to evoke a sense of wonder and awe, inviting the viewer to see the world through her eyes. Her work combines elements of abstraction and realism, blending the intricate details of maps with the flowing lines, patterns and textures found in nature.
Her process derives from photographs taken from commercial flights, satellite imagery and the study of maps. She uses a varied combination of acrylic paint, collaged handmade papers, photographs, and monoprints, often sanding back the surface and applying glazes to create a rich surface, to create the feeling of journeying through the landscape.
Anna gained a BA Hons in Fine Art (painting) first class from UWE, returning to gain an MA in multi-disciplinary printmaking in 2008. She has exhibited nationally and internationally in selected exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, Mall Gallery Originals Contemporary Printmaking Exhibitions, RWA Annual Exhibitions, and Marzia Frozen Gallery in Berlin.
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, International Graphic Art Foundation, New York, USA, Cadeques Contemporary Print Collection, Spain, Bristol City Council, Cheltenham and Gloucester Contemporary Print Collection.
MICHELLE DASH EXHIBITING FROM 11TH OCTOBER TO 8TH NOVEMBER.
Michelle is based in Old Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, where she works from her home studio. She gained a BA (Hons) from Exeter College of Art and Design in 1986, working in ceramics, producing large sculptural installations and reliefs inspired by Gothic architecture and the Early Medieval carvings she discovered in Exeter Cathedral. After her degree, she switched to painting, mainly for practical reasons, and has since exhibited paintings and drawings on a regular basis in Bristol, Bath and North Somerset.
Michelle now enjoys working with a wide variety of media, including drawing, painting, collage and ceramics. Her pieces often incorporate found objects and recycled items. Influences and interests include images from European medieval and early Renaissance art, as well as myths, fairy tales and dreams. These become reinterpreted or reimagined during the process of making, and the finished pieces often suggest a story or psychological drama – drawing the viewer into engaging with possible identities and narratives. Recurring themes are metamorphosis, disguise, performance, hiding and revealing. There is often an element of dark humour.
In 2001, Michelle graduated from The University of the West of England with a PGDip in Art Therapy. From then until 2016, she combined her art practice working as an art therapist in the NHS and voluntary sector. This experience had a significant influence on how she developed as an artist. It taught her the value of spontaneous mark-making; allowing images and motifs to arise from unconscious or semi-conscious influences. So now her starting point is often doodling, cutting up and rearranging old bits of painting, then playing around with images and other objects to produce unexpected relationships. Eventually, she reaches a point where something catches her attention; what’s before her feels potent and has resonance. This spontaneous beginning is then developed and combined with her desire to craft a well-made and aesthetically satisfying object.
PAUL MILLS EXHIBITING FROM 30TH SEPTEMBER TO 25TH NOVEMBER.
The artist exhibiting on the shelf is Paul Mills, who is returning for two months with his highly sought-after wooden feathers.
Paul has always had a passion for creativity, and using locally sourced, sustainable hardwood, he has developed and refined these beautiful handcrafted wooden feathers.
Remaining until January 2024 are Lester Durston and Pippa Davie. Lester specialises in marquetry craftwork, specifically small, detailed designs depicting local architectural and landscape scenes, which have proved very popular, together with abstract designs.
Lester can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pippa creates the most stunning pieces using silver, copper, brass and gold alongside enamel and semi-precious stones.
Pippa is on Instagram @pivodesigns and can be contacted at email@example.com
If you’d like to know more about Studio 3, you can check it out here: http://www.studiothree.art and these are the contact details: Studio 3, Clevedon Craft Centre, Clevedon, BS21 6TD Telephone: 07557331967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org They are also on Instagram @studiothree_galler
And finally, another reminder of the opening times, which it’s worth mentioning are not the same as the Craft Centre: Studio 3 is open Monday to Saturday from 10.00. a.m. to 5.00 pm and Sunday from 11.00. a.m. to 4.00. pm.