Sunday, 27 April 2014

Louise Rawlings Guest Artist for May at Studio 61 Gallery

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.

Louise says:
'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:

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.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Derbyshire's Spiritual Artist and Angel & Tarot Card Reader Tuesday 15th April

Derbyshire's Spiritual Artist and Angel & Tarot Card Reader is now taking bookings. 
Emma Farrow will being joining us on April 15th she will be taking readings in a private adjacent room to the gallery.Book now to avoid disappointment as there are only limited spaces available.
Complimentary coffee or glass of wine £13.50.

'My name is Emma Farrow, I have worked with Tarot cards for 23 years and Angel oracle cards for the past 2 years, I am a certified angel card reader and artist , I paint on canvas mostly with acrylic but also on occasion use other mediums, the work I do mostly comes from spirit with some of my work being called inspirational, Tarot and Angel card readings are used for guidance whenever needed as an inspirational tool, motivational, knowing you are on the right track, or re affirming your belief that you need to change things in your life , the readings can be life in general and will normally fall into one of 3 categories love, health and career.

 They can be used whenever you would like even when we are happy within our lives some positive affirmations can be helpful keeping us in tune with our desires of life.I use several different decks with a multiple of spreads to suit the client, doing one to one readings, distant readings, and parties, if you would like to know more visit my facebook page:here. ' Emma Farrow

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Max Hale Inspires at the Gallery

Max Hale came to demonstrate his cobra water mixable oils last Saturday here at Studio 61 Gallery and you could say all were most inspired so much so that gallery owner Karina has ordered a set and will be painting in them very soon! Below is the wonderful painting created by Max on the day with a quote from him on how he thought it went. We know it went well as we had visitors from all over the UK who came especially to watch him.
 'Paper chains' painted in Cobra water-mixable oils, on canvas size 40 x 50cm 
'I was looking forward to doing my oil demonstration at Studio 61 Gallery and launching my period as guest artist there. Karina Goodman made us so welcome that working in the Gallery was more like painting for friends rather than potential customers or artists. I planned a cosy painting of two children with an adult having a craft day all round a kitchen table. I wanted to depict an intimate scene painted using a limited warm palette. In normal circumstances the painting would have taken several sessions so I was pleased that I completed as much as I did in the time available. It was a very pleasant and fun day with painting interspersed by friendly banter, questions about my style and the materials I used. I am sure that from the feedback I received that all that attended had a good time and learned a few tips on using oils.' Max Hale.
Take a look at the photos below and you can still come to the gallery and view his work for yourself as we have an exhibition of his work on till the end of April.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday with light refreshments available.