Within the café we are currently exhibiting ceramics, original paintings, prints and pottery by local artists all of which are for sale. The collection includes cards with original designs with prices ranging from £2 for cards, £25 for original unframed art up to £350 for large framed paintings. Ceramics and pottery are priced from £10 upwards. The exhibitions are now a regular feature of the café and will change every 6-8 weeks.
If you would like to exhibit within the café please contact Kingston Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The current exhibition includes work by:
“From sea crafts to old farmhouses, seascapes, people and typical landscapes, her passions are subtle, colours are soft and her works kindle that familiar aesthetical beauty that is close to home and nostalgic to the heart” (Nadine Cini – art critic). www.mariszammit.com
My favourite medium is watercolour there is something wonderful in the way it flows from brush to paper, but I also paint in Oil, Acrylic and Ink. I believe in the beauty of imagination, and love to create things that transport the mind to another place, it could be a place of calm, exciting adventure or pleasure. www.lauratrinkwon.com
I make mosaics because I love the creative process and take pride in the finished result. Mirrors, pictures, wall hangings, garden pots, stepping stones, outdoor plaques and door numbers are just some of the pieces I design and create. My mosaics are unique, original and vibrant, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. www.rosannasmosaics.co.uk
I have been travelling and taking photos for the last 30 years, much of it while working as a freelance aid consultant on UN and EU aid projects in Africa, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Deeply touched by the experience of both the beauty and the poverty of the communities I visited, I later decided to work in international development, a career I have been involved in ever since. thomasjentsch.zenfolio.com
Jim is a self taught artist living in Chiswick. He uses art to express his thoughts and emotions and his images attempt to create an emotional bond with the viewer. He paints different genres but finds seascapes, skyscapes as well as portraiture best at expressing emotion. He is influenced by the post-impressionist and abstract expressionism movements. www.gigurtsis.com
I was first introduced to pottery at an evening class in 2004. I loved it so much that I decided to carry on and share my enthusiasm with others. I’ve been painting since childhood and ceramics gave me another challenging and very tactile canvas to paint on. www.pots4u.com
I went to art at my local evening class when my children were small for a little sanity and “me” time and immediately loved the tactile quality of clay. I joined Brunel University evening class for two years then studied at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in 2003 achieving a B.A (Hons) Ceramics with glass as well as extra credits in metal work and jewellery. www.ceramicandglass.co.uk
I worked in the fashion industry after studing at Ealing School of Art, then continued on a freelance basis after having children. I later changed direction and taught dressmaking as well as art and design in a comprehensive school. Having now retired, I once again have the time and enthusiasm to paint and concentrate on my first love Botanical Art. http://annieleach.co.uk/