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. The current exhibition includes work by:
- Bali Edwards
- Catherine McVean
- Jim Green
If you would like to exhibit within the café please contact Kingston Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are some of the artists who are currently exhibiting:
I am an artist based in Kingston Upon Thames in South West London.
I work in a spontaneous style and find that this is a creative outlet for me to express myself which is something i have some difficulty with due to having Dyslexia and Dyspraxia.
My style and approach to the way I now paint developed as I discovered I was experiencing problems with reading text, however painting has now become a positive and important part of my day to day life.
I gain pleasure in the different ways people of all ages react to my work and the way they see things in my paintings that are important to them. My works are untitled until you give them a title, whatever they inspire in you – the choice is yours.
I regularly exhibit locally and am happy to take commissions.
After my son was born, I set myself a challenge to paint a name painting to mark his 6 month birthday – for a new mum, this felt like a big thing to achieve. I painted his name illustrated with pictures of each of his favourite toys, and I loved doing it. The next step was painting name illustrations for my friends as gifts. One thing led to another and Rabbit Illustrations was born.
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
Jim Green studied Art and Design Technology at Shoreditch College graduating 1978 . He has worked for the last 38 Years as a local teacher at Beverley Boys School and Tolworth Girls School.
Since retiring from teaching in September 2015 Jim has indulged his love of Art and used his free time to produce work inspired by his former students.
The local area Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, Polesden Lacey and Lewes in Sussex, where Jim grew up, have provided locations for his work. Sketching and combining traditional painting techniques with digital art has allowed Jim to develop his own style. The Work of David Hockney and Georgia O Keefe has also influenced the work on display.
For further information and commissions please contact Jim on Jvgreen11@btinternet.com
Hand-made delicate clay accessories
These decorative items are formed from clay and are 100% hand-made, each one as individual and unique as the next. The clay used is so light that it is absolutely wearable, and the gloss finish adds durability to the accessories whilst ensuring they stay dust-free. All items take several days to create, as the piece is fashioned from soft clay, left overnight for the paint to dry and then finally varnished to provide a glossy finish.