Upcoming Exhibitions & Events
Still Life Workshop 20th May 2023
This one-day workshop will be held at The Willow Gallery in Oswestry. To find out more information and to book please click here.
Still Life Workshop 8th April 2023
Still Life Painting: Colour, Collage & Acrylic with Emma Sherry
Saturday 8th April (10am - 4pm)
A one day workshop using collage, acrylic and water-soluble pencils to create still-life with energy and movement.
This workshop is intended to help loosen your drawing and painting style using various techniques. The process will be messy, drippy, splatty and hopefully lots of fun to create some colourful, relaxed paintings.
We will use a mix of collage and acrylic paint working into them with crayons and pencils. We will focus on painting fruit – the still-life will be provided, however if you do have something specific you would like to paint you are welcome to bring it with you.
You will leave the workshop with a number of loose paintings and at least one finished piece.
- A3/A2 sketch pad – preferably heavy-weight (330gsm +).
- A minimum of 4 A2 pieces of mount-board (used for framing) or canvas board/painting panels – a mix of white, grey or black.
- A wide selection of good quality acrylic paints including bright colours.
- Acrylic pens/Posca pens– particularly black and white.
- Water soluble pencils/crayons – particularly black and white.
- Fine-liner and pencils.
- A selection of collage materials such as maps, telephone directories, newspapers, wrappers, cardboard etc.
- Modelling paste/Acrylic gel for sticking collage.
- Printing roller for sticking down collage.
- A selection of brushes – as big and flat as possible.
- Something to mix paint on – a palette or plate etc.
- Scissors/scalpel for cutting collage.
- Water container for cleaning brushes.
- An apron/overalls or wear old clothes
- Acrylic inks
Saturday 8th April Workshop will be held at the Cambrian Building, Coney Green, Oswestry SY11 2JL (Behind Sainsbury’s). 10am - 4pm. Only 2 spaces left! £75.00
To book and arrange payment please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gateway Gallery, Shrewsbury 24th February - 24th March 2023
Stefan Chabluk, Gallery Chairman, said "Susie and Emma exhibited in our recent Dazzle exhibition, their abstract artwork was really well received so we are very excited for them to return and show us all some more of their work."
Susie said, “Both Emma and I are delighted to have been invited back to the Gateway Gallery to exhibit more of our abstract artwork. Although our artwork looks very different, our approach to our art is very similar in that we both paint intuitively using acrylic and mixed-media, and our paintings have a lot of layers and textural detail.”
Emma and Susie’s artwork will add to the very vibrant art scene in Shrewsbury which that hosts various events throughout the year, such as the very popular Arts Trail which takes place over the summer months throughout the town. Emma added, “Mmy technique is about creating energy and depth through the use of bold colour, mark-making and collage. I often use a brutal colour palette of highly-contrasting colours to create a sense of movement and energy and I enjoy allowing the unexpected to happen which produces intriguing surprises within my work.”
The Gateway Gallery has a superb reputation for showcasing contemporary works and is a fantastic space for artists to promote their art in a central location. H in town, having recently reopened, it is sure to be a popular destination for artists and art-lovers alike.
Emma and Susie look forward to welcoming you to their ‘Ebb & Flow’ exhibition. For those interested in attending the private view on Thursday 23 March, where they will get the opportunity to meet the artists, please email email@example.com.
Willow Gallery Exhibition November 2022 - January 2023
You can see and buy the following pieces of artwork at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry until 7th January 2023.
Gated Field - 30x30cm Mixed media and Collage
'Fruta: Oranges & Lemons' - Mixed media and collage
'Figs' - Mixed media and Collage on 100 x 75cm canvas
'Blood Oranges' - Mixed media and Collage on 100 x 75cm canvas,
Gateway Gallery Shrewsbury 18th November - 16th December 2022
"Dazzle!" Exhibition - Banish the winter blues with this exhibition of colour!
Shrewsbury SY2 1NB
Mon- Fri 9am - 4.30pm
The Gateway Gallery Exhibition theme is 'Dazzle with Colour' this year and you can see and buy the following pieces:
Cambrian Open Studios 3rd & 4th December 2022
The Cambrian Building in Oswestry will be opening it's doors for an Open Studio Event over the first weekend in December. It's a fantastic opportunity to support local crafters and makers and to stock up on unique, one of a kind Christmas gifts.
- Mixed Media
The Cambrian Building is behind Sainsbury's, Coney Green, Oswestry SY11 2JL.
Ty Meirion Exhibition 18th August - 15th October 2022
Inspired by the regional landscape in Wales this exhibition at Ty Meirion offers a curated mix of works in which Emma has four pieces, three original and one limited edition print.
Visit the exhibiton here: Oriel Tŷ Meirion, Y Brif Heol, Dyffryn Ardudwy LL44 2DH, UK
Qube Open Exhibition 21st July - 12th September 2022
You can see three of Emma's pieces at the Qube Gallery in Oswestry. The Open theme is 'Discovery & Exploration' and is on between 21st July - 12th September 2022.
'Magnify the issue: Plastic planet I'
Mixed media, acrylic and collage - 33x35cm
'Magnify the issue: Plastic planet II '
Mixed media, acrylic and collage - 33x35cm
The ‘Magnify the issue: Plastic Planet’ collection aims to highlight the ubiquitous presence of single-use plastic on our beautiful planet. No matter where you explore, you will discover single-use, discarded plastic and we need to do as much as we can to change this. Single-use plastic also directly affects climate-change due to the carbon footprint in manufacture and almost all plastic being derived from materials made from fossil fuels (mostly oil and gas).
We need to become more sustainable and Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle and Rot.
Mixed media, acrylic and collage -10.5×18.5cm
“Discover” is a mixed media, collage painting of a snail framed within a magnifying glass. It represents the world of exploration and discovery through a child’s eyes – inspiration taken from Emma’s son’s interest in nature exploring the garden whilst wearing his “Explorer” outfit!
Cambrian Buildings Studio Visit
You can visit Emma anytime (strictly by appointment) at the Cambrian Buildings in Oswestry