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International Women’s day

If any of you have been in the gallery over the past week and a half you may have noticed us working on making a large dress and decorating some mannequins within the gallery. This is all part of an

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Book Sale

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Absent Presence Review by Davey Wilson

“Absent Presence” Review Manchester Art Gallery by Davey Wilson My expectations going in to Manchester Art Gallery’s Absent Presence exhibition were, admittedly, quite high. Promoted as exploring how a subject might be present in image and absent in context, I

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Broadheath Industry

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Sue Hollinshead

Sue Hollinshead is a watercolour artist who is inspired by flowers and landscapes. She occasionally uses collage and gesso to add additional texture to her work, as well as experimenting with acrylic and pastel. Sue is a keen gardener and

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Vanessa Cuthbert

  Vanessa Cuthbert is a graduate from the Royal College of art who uses painting and printmaking primarily, and has also been engaged with moving image and installation. Her work spans various disciplines and is contemporary in nature. She loves

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Sherrelle Bailey

Sherrelle’s work is bold, decorative and exuberant; through art she celebrates the beauty of life, love and nature. She works in many different mediums; she very much enjoys the tactile process of handcrafting art from paper. Each piece of paper

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Sharon Robertson

Sharon Roberston is a local artist who specialises in a wide variety of media such a Jewellery, Fine Art, photography and alteration art. Sharon is particularly fond of up-cycling damaged, found or unwanted items into new works of art. Sharon

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Sharon Pendlebury

Sharon Pendlebury is a Bolton artist who has a passion for drawing and embroidery. Over the years she has developed a style and built up skills that have made her the artist that she is today. She is greatly influence

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Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard is an eco artist and retired drama and English teacher. Sarah has likened herself to a magpie as she is drawn to odd, mystical and shiny objects that catch the eye. She finds beauty where ever she is

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Saqab Ahmad

Saqab Ahmad is a local artist based in Stockport who works in a variety of media. Butterfly Branch “My idea came from thinking about a tree full of butterflies in my head. I then decided to have butterflies flying off

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Rob Cawley

Rob Cawley is an artist from High Wycombe who studied at Chelsea School of art in 1971-75. He has been in various exhibitions around the UK and has a keen interest in colour and composition. Seagulls 8 With this painting

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Norman Herringshaw

Norman Herringshaw is a local artist who works in a variety of mmedia. Flights of Fantasy A birds eye view of a flock of pure white birds flying over a multitude of colourful fields in a fantasy scene. Hidden in

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Monique Grainger

Art is to me a world away from this one. A world I have known since childhood and a world I hope to always know. This world enables me to express things I am unable to articulate and is not

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Minty Barlow

Minty Barlow is a mixed media artist based in the North West of England. She specialise in re-working childrens drawings to create a bespoke, collaborative piece of artwork. She also sells her own original pictures and prints, and she runs

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Michelle Topping

  “My drawings are a response to my surroundings and the environment that we live in, I’m currently exploring our relationship with nature whilst living in urban areas. Our craving for nature is always there although it can be easy

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Madeleine Williamson Pires

Madeleine Williamson Pires is a British-born artist, recently returned from Portugal where she lived for eight years. She did a degree in Fine Art and Visual Culture at the University of West of England, Bristol and has been developing her

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Karen Markham

Karen Markham is a Manchester based artist. Great Doodlebird “Great Doodlebird is a quirky image of a Great Tit surrounded by flowers. I have used the generic shape and markings of the Garden bird and doodled it up, using acrylic

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Jonah Newton

Jonah Newton is a local artist who creates unique collages using found objects and photographs the results. The images become transient memories of a moment in time. TwirlyBurd and The BuzzyBeez  These pictures were created from natural materials found at Aguamarina

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John Pindar

John Pindar John Pindar is a printmaking artist based in Bolton. His background is in teaching but since 2008 he has chosen to pursue his love of art. He is a regular member of Hot Bed Press Printmakers Studio in

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Jean Briers

Jean Briers is a self taught artist and member of Altrincham Society of artists. Jean works mainly in watercolour but also enjoy mixed media and oils. She is inspired by the beauty of the natural world, painting flowers, landscapes and

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John Lockwood

Born in Eccles in 1965, John Lockwood attended Eccles C of E High School and excelled in technical subjects such as Engineering and Technical Drawing. John has experienced many professions and has travelled the world. In 1999 he became a

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Jane Holford-Atkin

Jane Holdford-Atkin is an artist based in Bristol. She has been a wildlife,equestrian and canine artist for thirty eight years. She first learnt how to draw animals and birds from taxidermy specimens at Gloucester art college in 1976. Jane has

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Ewa Habdas

Ewa Habdas is a freelance photographer based in London. Photography is one of the many ways she examines reality. Her pictures are notes about the world she explores. Bath “You never know what you can meet just round the corner.

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David Tarrant

David Tarrant is a self taught artist who has been painting and drawing for over 40 years. Living near the countryside, David depicts his local wildlife within his art and has create multiple works of British birds, foxes,hares and other

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Claire Crawford

Claire Crawford is an artist based in Lymm, Cheshire. Having a lifelong passion in art, Claire was inspired in her younger years by artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Picasso and Braque. She now paint and draws in her spare time

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Carolyn Birchall

Carolyn Birchall is an artist based in Kent who graduated from Fine Art at UCA Canterbury in 2013. Previously Csrolyn spent many years working as a garden designer. This experience of immersion in design composition, dealing with space and enclosure,

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Angela Hogan

Angela Hogan is a self-taught artist making original mixed media art on canvas and other surfaces. Her work has been described as feminine, ethereal and romantic. Her most recent work involves altering objects, e.g. vintage books, fabric doilies and wooden

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Alan Baker

Alan Baker is an artist from Newport in Shropshire with a BA in Contemporary Art from the University of Huddersfield and a MA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University. Untitled Alan’s interest is in the relationships between humans and

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Aina Taurina

  Aina Taurina is a creative artist and optimist. An endless curiosity and natural ability to observe things in details from an early age makes Aina’s picture very special. Born in Latvia, she moved to England in 2006 where she

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Agnieszka Matykaszek

Polish born Agnieszka Matyjaszek, known as Aggie, now resides in the UK, where she paints part time. Although her favourite medium is oil, she prefers and is not afraid to experiment with other media, including pen & ink, watercolours and

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Adam Bruderer

About Although raised in London, Adam’s base for many years has been Manchester, a city which is the location for many of his photographs. Having developed a long standing interest in photography into a daily passion, Adam has recently developed

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AGGS Summer Exhibition

  I had a wonderful trip down memory land again this evening at the Altrincham Grammar School for Girls Summer Exhibition. It doesn’t feel that long ago since I was there exhibiting my A Level work; though I have to

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Miniature Gardens Workshop

  Today we have hosted a fantastic workshop which was all about creating Miniature Gardens inside of Shoeboxes using craft and recycled materials. A big thank you to all 150+ visitors who came along today and to Kate Davidson (a

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Nomination of Vintage Tea

I would like to nominate Art with a Heart’s ‘Mother Knows Best Vintage Tea’ project for the Team Ocean Makeover competition. This project is aimed at socially isolated elderly and skills development in the young. Social Isolation is an increasing

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Salvation Army Toy Appeal

Melanie Fothergill from wilko / Karen Wroe AWAH/ President Brendan Bates /Linda Roy from Altrincham forward /Carolyn Trgartha Rackhams House of Fraser A big thank you to all those who donated toys and gifts for the Salvation Army Toy Appeal

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Duke of Bridgewater Talk

    Many thanks to all those who attended the Duke of Bridgewater Talk at Art with a Heart on Saturday the 23rd May. This was a wonderfully informative event with guest speaker Tom Everett from the Friends of the

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Art with a Heart serves up a cuppa

    Art with a Heart serves up a cuppa 18th May 2015   COMMUNITY arts venue Art with a Heart will be serving up a cuppa to all its guests at its new initiative. The 12 ‘Mother Knows Best’

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Amputee Keith relaxes after 10k run

Amputee Keith relaxes after 10k run Amputee Keith relaxes after 10k run First published Friday 15 May 2015 in Where You Live http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/whereyoulive/12954037.Amputee_Keith_relaxes_after_10k_run/   ART with a Heart trustee Keith Oulton relaxes after the Manchester 10K on Sunday, which he ran in aid

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Art with a Heart trustees stride out

ART with a Heart trustees Karen Wroe and Keith Oulton will be running the Manchester 10K on Sunday in aid of the Altrincham arts venue. http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/news_in_brief/12940097.Art_with_a_Heart_trustees_stride_out/ Friday 8 May 2015 Read an earlier article on our Trustee Keith at: http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/11837393.Altrincham_Paralympian_on_track_for_a_comeback/

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Curators Choice Accretion at NeoGallery27

I’ve been visiting a few exhibition over this past week and seen some amazing art. It was my first ever trip to Bolton and I was blown away by the art exhibitions I saw within the town. My first stop

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Manchester 10K Sponsor our Trustees!

  Art with a Heart Trustees Karen Wroe and Keith Oulton will be running  the Manchester 10K on Sunday in aid of Art with a Heart. Karen who only started running 18 months ago; first ran the Manchester 10K last year

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Terms and Conditions [PDF]

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Artisan Bizarre Fundraiser

Wow what a great weekend with our first Artisan Bizarre event. This was a fundraising event for Art with a Heart to help our charity continue to do the work we have been doing, hosting free exhibitions, free workshops and

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Brusho Workshop

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Brusho Workshop and demonstration with artist Tracey Shearmon on the 28th March. This was one of the many workshops we have been hosting raising awareness of differing art forms and the unique ways

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Curators Choice Selection

Hello everyone, The quality of art in the North West has been incredible so far this year, both within our exhibitions and within the surrounding galleries. Here just a few highlights from the past month that are worth seeing when

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Healthy Art Workshop

Wow what a wonderful turn out for our monthly workshop: Healthy Art with over 872 visitors making this a new record! This workshop was a playful twist on valentines day whilst providing some education resources and information on how to

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: POP

  APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED POP is an colourful exhibition of modern day mainstream iconography. From the pop art of the 1950s to modern day pop-culture from around the globe. ‘Pop culture’ has been heavily used as a theme within

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Open Call Water

We are inviting artists from across the globe to envision the mysteries of Water. We are seeking interpretation that explore, but are not limited to: Motion of water; tidal and fluids The importance of water, especially on our existence and

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Draw Your Own Conclusions

 14th January-1st March 2015 Art with a Heart is exploring two fundamentals within Art: the medium of drawing and the subject of the Human form; a medium essential to any artist and a theme that dominates both historical and contemporary

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Portico Gallery: On the Fold

Portico Libary and Gallery is a hidden gem in Manchester. Situated just a few minutes walk away from the Manchester Art Gallery, you journey up a spiral staircase into a treasure trove of history. It is an incredibly quiant, small

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Quilling and Baubles

  Thank you to everyone who came to our Quilling workshop and Bauble painting activity on today the 13th December. It was a great success with many visitors and volunteers learning new skills and some fantastic creations being made. Please

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Lantern Making

Yesterday we had our busiest day ever with over 530 visitors popping by to take part in the Lantern Making Workshop and with the special addition of Santa Claus courtesy of Altrincham Rotary gracing our grotto at the front. Thank

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DollFace workshop

  A big thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween recycled doll making workshop DollFace. We received so much positive feedback and we had a record number of visitors taking part with over 280 throughout the day! I’m glad you

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Spooky Woo Spectacular

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the SpookyWoo Spectacular run by Altrincham Community Team on Halloween. The event was a fantastic spectacle and great success for Altrincham, increasing visitor numbers to the Town and surrounding businesses.  Thank you

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Animation Workshop

Huge thank you to everyone who came along to the Animation Workshop on Saturday. It was a brilliant event and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did! Big thank you to Matt George for running the

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Altrincham Society of Artist’s Autumn Exhibition

Tonight I had the pleasure of being invited to the Altrincham Society of Artists Autumn Exhibition at Altrincham College of Arts. Sue Brereton has done a fantastic job of curating the exhibition, alongside the team who have helped with the

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New photography exhibition on display at Altrincham’s Cresta Court Hotel 18th October 2014

Article in the Messenger Newspaper. Exhibition curated by Art with a Heart in collaboration with the Cresta Court Hotel. New photography exhibition on display at Altrincham’s Cresta Court Hotel: Published 18th october 2014 http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/11544426.New_photography_exhibition_on_display_at_Altrincham_s_Cresta_Court_Hotel/  

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Trafford Schools Open seeks entries October 15th 2014

Creative Times article    http://www.creativetimes.co.uk/news/trafford-schools-open-seeks-entries

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Call out for students studying art at schools in Trafford 24th April

Article in the Messenger newspaper http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/whereyoulive/11163765.Call_out_for_students_studying_art_at_schools_in_Trafford/

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Honey Extraction Workshop

On Saturday 6th September Art with a Heart hosted a Honey Extraction Workshop with local Bee Keeper Dave Rome. This was fantastic educational and hands on activity for both young and old alike and by far our most popular event

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Curators choice: Here’s One We Made Earlier

Curators choice: Here’s One We Made Earlier The Lowry, Salford Quays Until 12th October   This exhibition is a delight to both young and old, featuring fun filled displays and interactivity for all the family to enjoy. Spanning over 90s years

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Sale Waterside Art Center Exhibitions

So yesterday I had the pleasure of exploring the Sale Waterside Arts Centers latest exhibitions during my free day off. Both the two shows were engaging and thought provoking and it  was interesting to see the changes that have occurred at

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Purple Buttercup

FOR MORE OF OUR EVENTS AND REVIEWS PLEASE CHECK OUT THE LINKS BELOW OPEN CALLS WORKSHOPS EVENTS BLOG REVIEWS     Purple Buttercup By Wendy Wallwork Purple Buttercup is an arts and crafts centre on Church Road, Urmston. Their launch

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Flixton Girls Exhibition

As part of our schools feature in preparation for the Trafford Schools Open 2014; Wendy Wallwork has been reviewing the competition across schools in the district. Here is her review of the end of year exhibition at Flixton Girls School.

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Altrincham Grammar School For Girls End of year Exhibition

The other night I took a trip down memory lane as I returned to my old school Altrincham Grammar school for Girls to see how the school has changed and to view the A level artwork on display. It was

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Wellacre Academy Exhibition

This review is courtesy of Wendy Wallwork This was a fascinating exhibition held in the 6th form academy building. The show was divided into various categories utilizing the upper mezanine and lower mezanine, both being flooded with natural light making

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Artist Feature: Wendy Wallwork

My name is Wendy Wallwork, I am a ceramic artist, Chinese brush artist and community art worker. I have been practising ceramics for over fifteen years, attended various seminars, courses and events at the Stoke potteries, assisted in the British

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Davyhulme Art Club Exhibition

This months curators choice has been taken over by our Resident Artist Wendy Wallwork, who was eager to share her experience of the talented work created by Davyhulme Art Club. Davyhulme Art Club is a pioneering club in the local

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Artist Features

Hello everyone, today i am making a quick blog post about our Artist Feature programmme. As you know we post out a monthly newsletter that contains local events, exhibitions and opportunities. However we also offer the opportunity to get yourself

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  Please follow us on our social media:       More information about the Trafford Schools Open Can be found here Click to apply for our Open calls: Aurora Borealis and Wish you Were Here To read more about

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Curators Choice May: Sanctuary from the Trenches

  Today i took a step back in time as i bring to you this months Curators Choice: Sanctuary from the Trenches at Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens. . If anyone is a fan of Downtown Abbey then this really will appeal

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SKIN

This week has been a busy week for myself as I’ve dived headfirst back into my creative side (in between rushing to work) and was preparing my tiny skin scans for the SKIN exhibition at The Penthouse. The exhibition was

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St Georges Day

I hope everyone had a great and fun filled St Georges Day yesterday. Myself and Karen were invited along to a St George’s Dinner at the Cresta Court in Altrincham for a fundraising event on behalf of the Mayors Charity

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Alice Through the Looking Glass Installation

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April Newsletter

Click the links for more information about: Altrincham Open 2014 and Wish you were Here  exhibition opportunities You can also read the extended review of our Curator Choice: Altrincham Society of Artists and Highly Recommended: Artism UK on our online BLOG Please follow us

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The Altrincham Society of Artists

Hello fellow art enthusiasts! I am spoiling you this week with not one, but two reviews. As you are aware our Equinox exhibition finishes on the 14th of this month. This was one of the first of our unconventional media

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April, Autism and Artism

Hello fellow art enthusiasts, I’m sure many of you are looking forwards to the Easter festivities of this month. You might not know but Art with a Heart will be hosting an Alice Through the Looking Glass paper exhibition from

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Art with a Heart Update

Art with a Heart is currently undergoing alot of changes and I’m here to keep you up to date with what is happening. Firstly, it’s time for me to introduce myself. For those of you who haven’t met me yet

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Ian Cartwright (UK)

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Lisa Clewley (UK)

Lisa Clewley:  “Drawing animals has been a passion I’ve indulged since as long as I can remember. It started with a fascination (bordering on an obsession) with eyes… the intensity of a lion’s stare or the doleful look of a

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Anita Mistry (UK)

Anita Mistry: I am a jewellery designer-maker and have been designing and making jewellery for more than 10 years. I like to think of my jewellery as wearable art. I make and sell my own designs but I also make

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Elli Lestas (Cyprus)

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Junita Kondylis (South Africa)

Junita Kondylis: ‘There is great satisfaction in knowing that somewhere an art piece that I have created gives pleasure to a person that have found my creation worthy of purchase.’

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Rinat (Israel)

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Jack Henriques (UK)

Jack Henriques: ‘I discovered my passion for photography in March 2010 and have devoted most of my spare time to it ever since.  I try to use interesting techniques that allow me to present my subjects in unsual ways.’

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Dawn Jones (UK)

Dawn Jones is a Midland based artist inspired by the beauty of nature, her Midland/Welsh heritage and the rich diversity of the world around her. Excelling in Art from an early age she went on to gain additional qualifications in

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Kat Durrant (England)

Kat Durrant ” I am a designer and photographer based in South Manchester. I first picked up a camera 15 years ago and have rarely been without one since. I enjoy abstract, portraiture and gig photography. I get inspired by

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Sibylle Pieters (France/Cyprus)

Sibylle Pieters: Born in Tournai (Belgium) in 1965, she grew up in France. At age 22 (in 1987) she went to live in the United States. In September 2004, she moved to Rodos (Greece) and in 2007 she moved to Cyprus. I think that being

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Ivanka-Vania Dimitrova (Bulgaria/Cyprus)

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Paula Periera (Portugal)

A tattoo artist based in Portugal, having studied art to Masters level. Her style reflects her tattooing background

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Terry Silk (England)

Terry Silk:  ”In my late seventies, my life has rarely been busier; a house and garden to maintain and expanding family still needing my and my wife’s attention, yet I manage to paint for one or two hours, most days.

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Keith Nellin’s Artwork (UK)

Donated by Rosetta Jallow to the exhibition, this piece was painted by Keith Nellins. Keith Nellins is a tattoo artist in Northern Ireland and a painter in acrylic. Son of Rosetta Jallow who is a long established international artist and

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Linda Hunt (England)

Linda Hunt: I am a mature artist and having spent years painting wildlife I have now discovered polymer clay. As I previously studied industrial ceramic design at Staffordshire university graduating in 1997 I suppose it was inevitable that I would

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Michael Sparkes (Northern Ireland, UK)

Currently residing in Northern Ireland, Michael Sparkes is one of the youngest artists participating in the Art with a Heart Exhibition, Painting for five years; Michael is exploring and experimenting with different mediums and styles. Studying at Northern Region College,

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Jenny Bent (England)

Jenny Bent: “Since 1999 I’ve been a professional self-taught artist. I specialise in creating original paintings and photographic/digital images inspired by the female form. Over the years I have produced work for private clients, restaurants and interior designers. I have

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Aggie (Agnieszke Matyjaszek) (Poland/UK)

Aggie (Agnieske Matyjaszek) Painting for me always seems to come back to my emotions, my feelings that I am sometimes unable to tell by words. I find my inspiration everywhere. Sometimes it may be a photo in a magazine, sometimes

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Eraclis Mavrommatis (Cyprus)

Eraclis Mavrommatis ‘I am photographer and I like to take photographs and to experiment with them. using different techniques on each photograph.’

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Sara Naique Luna (Portugal)

Sara Naique Luna: I wish it was possible to dream at all times. To feel oil on your fingers and just do noises with our own silence. There is no need to see, no need to hear, just the touch

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Trudy Good (UK)

Born in Hampshire, Trudy Good spent her younger years exploring and romanticising the beauty of figurative painters work such as Rembrandt, Richter, Sargent, Degas, Giacometti and Bacon. From an early age she was drawn to the worlds of these artists

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