Our guest artist for May is Louise Rawlings she will be displaying new work here at Studio 61 Gallery. Her work is always quirky, fresh and full of character perfect for spring.
'Since graduating in the early nineties with a degree in surface decoration, I have enjoyed a long and varied career as a freelance illustrator, working in areas such as greeting cards, calendars, ceramics, fine art and children's books.
I work in various styles but mainly acrylic/mixed media and watercolour.
I can be inspired by anything from a small magazine cutting to a walk in the park with my beautiful English setter "Alfie"
Although I live in Sutton Coldfield one of my favourite subjects to paint is our lovely British coastline, Wales being a particular favourite.'
To find out more about Louise visit her website: http://www.louise-rawlings-art.co.uk/
May is a busy month at the gallery on the 3rd and 4th Studio 61 Gallery will be attending Art in the Round as part of Gallery 2 Gallery with Cromford Studio and Gallery at The Round House in Derby along with many leading local artists and art suppliers, workshops, demonstrations and speakers.
Derbyshire Open Arts weekend is coming up too and the gallery will again be hosting artists and designers inside and outside the gallery on the 24th - 26th May more information to follow.