Colours of the Winter Garden: Watercolours by botanical artist Sue J Williams SBA 14th February to 24th March 2017

Old Year, New Year
Colours of the Winter Garden: Watercolours by botanical artist Sue J Williams SBA
14th February to 24th March 2017
Open eve 20th February 7-9pm
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The garden at the turn of the year is brightened by camellias and hellebores, but also offers the botanical painter more subtle subjects, often overlooked. The delicate structure of a skeleton leaf or the nuances of colour in a faded petal are as challenging and exciting to paint on a grey winter’s day as the vivid blooms of a conventional summer garden.

 

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Tony Anderson: “Building .. a sense of anticipation.” 14th February to 24th March 2017

Tony Anderson: “Building .. a sense of anticipation.”
14th February to 24th March 2017
Open eve 14th February 7-9pm
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The new Cinema in the centre of Orpington is built on the site of an old Job Centre.It was over a year behind schedule when opened and was much anticipated by local residents. These pictures/paintings document its progress.

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Uriya Jurik: Nomadism 14th February to 25th March 2017

Uriya Jurik: Nomadism
14th February to 25th March 2017
Open evening 16th February 7-9pm
Weekday viewing and Sat am.

Away from her homeland Kazakhstan, Uriya’s artistic endeavour is to raise global awareness of the once powerful nomadic culture. Most have been exposed to more prominent cultures of Japanese, Chinese or other Asian origin. The exhibition Nomadism is a glimpse into the exotic beauty of Central Asia.

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Uriya Jurik: Nomadism 14th February to 24th March 2017

Uriya Jurik: Nomadism
14th February to 24th March 2017
Open eve 16th February 7-9pm

Born in Kazakhstan, Uriya seeks to raise global awareness of the once powerful Nomadic culture, now exposed to more prominent cultures of Japanese, Chinese or other asian origin. The exhibition Nomadism is a glimpse into the exotic beauty of Central Asia.

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Julie Woolnough: ‘Seascapes – towards abstraction’ 28th March to 5th May 2017

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Julie Woolnough: ‘Seascapes – towards abstraction’
28th March to 5th May 2017
Open evening 4th April 7-9pm

‘Seascapes – towards abstraction’ is a collection of original acrylic paintings. It reflects my love of being by the coast and of trying to capture the energy and mood of ‘being in the moment’. The paintings are becoming less representational as time goes on.

I have always loved art since doing Art ‘A’ level at school, but like many people, I never thought I was good enough to make it a career, so my path went in a different direction. Despite that, I have always expressed myself creatively, with interior design projects, attending various crafts courses such as glass blowing and stone carving, and have always had a love for the countryside and coast.

After 35 years of doing something completely different, I took time out from my role as a PA in an Investment Bank and reconnected with painting. I was encouraged by the What If… Gallery in Dartford to share exhibition space with three other artists and from that little acorn some painting branches grew! They reached out to selling work in a Pop up shop in the Bluewater shopping mall, and from then on I was hooked.

Over the past few years I have been on several painting trips to Pembrokeshire and Cornwall and am inspired by their rugged coastlines and how it makes me feel. I like to paint outdoors and be in the moment. This exhibition of seascapes veers towards abstraction and of capturing the mood or experience of the sea, rather than the representational form. Whatever I paint lately tends to look like a seascape with headland jutting in from the left or right. I guess it is telling me something about where I want to be, and that probably isn’t in North Kent!

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Lisa Courtley: Urban Landscape 28th March to 5th May 2017

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Lisa Courtley: Urban Landscape
28th March to 5th May 2017
Open evening 28th March 7-9pm

My work focuses on the impact of urbanisation on the natural environment. My predominant medium is photography and illustration, some of my work places plants and wildlife into locations in an illustrative way through editing and at times using self-adhesive prints to create semi-permanent compositions. The exhibition also includes a number of photographs and mixed media pieces of different locations that I have visited.

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IAN BARRINGTON: Abstrakt Horizons 28th March to 5th May 2017

New Gallery Space open weekdays and Saturday mornings
IAN BARRINGTON: Abstrakt Horizons
28th March to 5th May 2017
Open evening 3rd April 7-9pm

A selection of abstract landscape paintings by local artist Ian Barrington, as he explores the ethereal balance and diversity of nature, influenced by the changing environment across the globe, of energy, of time, and seasons through a collection of mixed media works.

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Steve Wright: CARS: paintings and drawings by Steve Wright 8th May to 16th June 2017

Viewing Mon to Friday 9am to 4pm & Sat am.
Steve Wright: CARS: paintings and drawings by Steve Wright
8th May to 16th June 2017
Open evening 8th May 7-9pm

An exhibition of contemporary paintings and drawings. The subject is the automobile: not the mundane means of transport but colourful characters that are caught in mid-air as they jump between two ramps; or dragged downwards by some invisible force.

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Laura Hepworth: TEMPUS: Movement + Matter 19th June to 23rd July 2017

New Gallery Space: viewing Mon to Friday and Sat am.
Laura Hepworth: TEMPUS: Movement + Matter
19th June to 23rd July 2017
Open day Saturday 24th June 9am to 2pm

TEMPUS explores Hepworth’s adoption of repetition in mark making. Throughout, the viewer will be able to perceive and interact with a series of works ranging from archive drawings, to gigantic web installations. Conveying the concept of the unpredictable behaviour of texture within water, whilst reflecting upon Hepworth’s ongoing investigation of how connected to the universe we really are!

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Antonio Souza – Prints and Canvas 18th July to 18th August

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Antonio Souza – Prints and Canvas
18th July to 18th August
Open evening 1st August 7-9pm

In this exhibition, I aim to showcase three main areas. The series of horses focus on movement, energy, and urgency. The prints which involve people show relationship dynamics and some of the struggles one can face in life. Finally, my landscapes are a study of light and colour.

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Pari Hani: Nature & Crows – 18th July to 18th August 2017

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Pari Hani: Nature & Crows
18th July to 18th August 2017
Open eve 19th July 7-9pm

Pari Hani is a woodcut print specialist. Sea, sky, trees, birds, and in general nature is  the main theme of her work. For more information please visit her website: www.parihani.com

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Amanda Hopkins – 4th August to 15th September 2017

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Amanda Hopkins
4th August to 15th September 2017
Open eve 7th August 7-9pm

Amanda Hopkins captures the flora, fauna and dramas of Shoreham’s Darenth Valley, just 11 miles from Bromley. Her work revisits this ‘Valley of Vision’ that inspired artist Samuel Palmer two centuries ago. Amanda exhibits nationally and works to commission.

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Gail Chalk: Watercolours – an exhibition of water based media 19th September to 3rd November 2017

Art Exhibition Ripley Arts Centre
Viewing Monday to Friday 9am to 4.30pm & Sat am.
Gail Chalk: Watercolours – an exhibition of water based media
19th September to 3rd November 2017
Open evening Tuesday 26th September 7-9pm

I love the way watercolour works and the luminous effect you can get. I often add other elements, such as texture mediums, collage and salt and seeing how this changes things. I also love to add a decorative element to my paintings, especially when using inks. I use my sketchbooks and watercolour studies as reference material and inspiration for my work. I constantly sketch and paint in my garden, and always take sketchbooks with me when out and about.

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Ross Mortelmans Escapism – 5th September to 30th October 2017

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Ross Mortelmans: Escapism
5th September to 30th October 2017
Open eve Tuesday 12th September 7-9pm

Escapism
Creating these pieces is a way to withdraw myself from the realities of everyday life, to look beyond our own planet and take a look at astronomical objects in our solar system and beyond. The thought of infinite space with so much to discover enables me to be limitless, like space itself.

I’ve been living in Bromley for 10 years and look forward to exhibiting my work locally.

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Zsuzsanna Pataki: Venice & European Port Cities – 5th September to 30th October 2017

Zsuzsanna Pataki: Venice & European Port Cities
This exhibition will show in two parts beginning with Venice.
5th September to 30th October 2017
Open evening for Venice 5th September 7-9pm
Open evening for European Port Cities 6th October 7-9pm
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Premier Art exhibition: Malcolm Stevens – “Malkie” 4th January to 10th February 2017

Premier Art exhibition: Malcolm Stevens – “Malkie”
4th January to 10th February 2017
Open evening 9th January 7-9pm
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Unique and fun, inspired by Roy Lichtenstein, Malkie presents his first solo exhibition at Ripley Arts centre.

 

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The Death of Summer: by Bev Jones 4th January to 10th February 2017

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The Death of Summer: by Bev Jones
4th January to 10th February 2017
Open evening 4th January 7-9pm

Bev’s work captures beautifully the extraordinary nature of ordinary moments, evoking wonder and magic through vibrant colours and intricate detail yet never quite losing its roots in everyday city life.

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Caroline McHardy: A Wild Moment in Time 8th November to 20th December 2016

Caroline McHardy: A Wild Moment in Time
8th November to 20th December 2016
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The exhibition aims to inspire people’s minds about the natural world, and the different perspectives in which we see it. It shows the true beauty of the wild captured in a single unique shot showing the many unusual, beautiful creatures. I am a young aspiring photographer aged 17 and wildlife has been my absolute passion from a very young age.

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Caroline McHardy: A Wild Moment in Time 8th November to 20th December 2016

Caroline McHardy: A Wild Moment in Time
8th November to 20th December 2016
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The exhibition aims to inspire people’s minds about the natural world, and the different perspectives in which we see it. It shows the true beauty of the wild captured in a single unique shot showing the many unusual, beautiful creatures. I am a young aspiring photographer aged 17 and wildlife has been my absolute passion from a very young age.

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ABSTRACTION: An Exhibition of New Artworks by Angie Hurst 8th November to 20th December 2016

ABSTRACTION: An Exhibition of New Artworks by Angie Hurst
8th November to 20th December 2016
Open evening Monday 14th November 7-9pm
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Although my major influence lies in the natural landscape, this exhibition seeks to explore the relationship of form and colour, experimenting with the idea that painting can capture the essence of emotion through the imagination of the artist. Angie Hurst.

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Ann Holdway: A retrospective collection of watercolours and Mosaics 8th November to 20th December 2016

Ann Holdway: A retrospective collection of watercolours and Mosaics
8th November to 20th December 2016
Open eve 8th November 7-9pm

The late Ann Holdway was an active member of the Bromley Arts community and enjoyed many years creating artwork and working with local artists in various projects including exhibiting their work. This Autumn 2016, her son, Jason Holdway has organised a retrospective exhibition which will include many of her watercolours and mosaic pieces for sale. Inspired by flowers and the colours of nature, her work is both sensitive and vibrant.

he late Ann Holdway was a creative and sensitive artist who enjoyed working with watercolour. Ann began her life as an artist after retirement and her main interest was watercolors. It was only later, when taking part in a painting summer school that she came across mosaics and started experimenting with her own ideas. When asked why she liked mosaic, she mused “Maybe it stems from liking jig saw puzzles as a child, the cutting of pieces and fitting them together.”

Her themes were influenced by her love of the ‘English garden’ and the colour and vibrancy of flowers in bloom throughout the seasons. She saw nature as her canvas and much of the work reflects her eye for the detail in flowers and trees. In her mosaic ‘Silver Birch’ she commented that “I gain a lot of pleasure out of painting tree trunks, inspired by the range of colours one can find in these works of nature.  I went for a subdued interpretation of silver birches in mosaic using ceramic tiles and stained glass.”

Ann’s involvement with the Bromley Arts Society began in 2001, when she was encouraged by Brenda Jackson from the Bromley Arts Society to join the Committee. Within a matter of months Ann found herself in the role of secretary and played an active role up until her death in 2011.

If you could summarise Ann’s attitude to art, then it would be ‘art is for everyone’. As she said in an interview with Bromley Art Society in 2008: “Art in its widest sense is relevant to everyone. To have pieces of art in your home that give you pleasure and raise your spirit is an essential part of life.”

We very much welcome family, friends, colleagues and fellow artists who knew and worked with Ann to come and enjoy her art work being exhibited at the Ripley Arts Centre from Tuesday 8 November for six weeks until 20 December 2016.

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Facebook Page: Ann Holdway @annholdwayartist

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Roger Lewis & Friends – THE ART SHOW 27th September to 4th November 2016

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Roger Lewis & Friends – THE ART SHOW
27th September to 4th November 2016
Open eve 27th September 7-9pm

A new exhibition of paintings created by students attending Roger Lewis’s art sessions at the Ripley Arts Centre. The Open Evening of Tuesday 27th September will also include designs for sale by Silversmith Susan Beale, together with original cards and calendars by artist Joan Longley.

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Roger Lewis & Kenneth Head – ARTISTIC LICENCE 27th September to 4th November 2016

Roger Lewis & Kenneth Head – ARTISTIC LICENCE
27th September to 4th November 2016
Open eve 28th September 7-9pm

This is a joint exhibition of paintings by Kenneth Head and Roger Lewis, both professional artists and elected members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art [ SGFA], The Armed Forces Art Society [AFAS] and locally with the Croydon Art Society.

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Iveta Kasiliauskaite – Channelled Images: Up-cycled Paper Collages – 27th September to 4th November 2016

Iveta Kasiliauskaite –Channelled Images: Up-cycled Paper Collages
27th September to 4th November 2016
Open eve 4th October 7-9pm
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An artist who collages to inspire and teach spirituality of Universal Oneness and wisdom of heart and soul: “I use creativity and psychic connection with the Universe to be the voice of Mother Nature and bring awareness to spiritual awakening…”
Artist Statement:

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Neil Collins – EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY – 31st August to 23rd September 2016

Neil Collins – EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
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31st August to 23rd September 2016
Open eve 6th September 7-9pm

This is the second exhibition I have held of my pictures at Ripley. The previous one last September has kept me busy in commissions ever since, although straying off topic as I do has meant there are one or two I haven’t got round to yet.

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Uncertain places – Woodland paintings by Angela Rumble 5th July to 10th August 2016

Uncertain places – Woodland paintings by Angela Rumble
5th July to 10th August 2016

The themes and subject of my recent paintings are all taken from local woodland. I have altered and simplified my photographs as a starting point for the paintings. The woods in these paintings have an unsettling feel and the intricate filigree of forest branches force the viewer to walk a path that is like an endless labyrinth. Different woods have a different atmosphere. Deciduous woods evolve at their own pace and in their own way. The larch woods are sinister and darker – harsh, severe and gothic. The trees are dense and impenetrable and there is no way in or through them or, by implication, of escape from them. As the image becomes more abstract and all-over, it is possible to sense the immensity of detail, the multitude of growth and how it defines the space around it rather than a conventional view from one point. The image does not allow the eye to really focus on any one part but needs to keep moving.

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Paul Chambers: Reflections in Watercolour 5th July to 11th August 2016

Paul Chambers: Reflections in Watercolour
5th July to 11th August 2016
Open evening 7th July 7-9pm

From the vibrant light of Venice to the muted shades of an English seaside, my work reflects the contrasts of water within a landscape. This theme is common amongst many artists who use light and shade to enhance their work and from whom I draw inspiration, in particular the works of Turner and Monet. P Chambers.

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Bromley Arts Council’s Annual Exhibition: 15th August to 27th August 2016

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Bromley Arts Council’s Annual Exhibition:
15th August to 27th August 2016

Affiliated art societies and individuals display watercolours, pastels, oils, acrylics, textiles and photography. These works will also be on show throughout the annual Garden Party day on Saturday 27th August 12.30 to 5pm. Entrance to Garden Party and Exhibition £2.

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Emily Brand: Skies 5th July to 11th August 2016

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Emily Brand: Skies
5th July to 11th August 2016
Open Evening Tuesday 5th July 7-9pm

These paintings are painted in oils on stretched canvases.  Showing various images of skies, each work is painted by layering colour upon colour. To me they represent change and the idea that there are endless possibilities out there. As always I have emphasised colour for effect. Emily Brand

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