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Video News- Leicester Society of Artists

I have been lucky enough to feature in a new promotional video for the Leicester Society of Artists along with local artists.

If you would like more information please do contact me. 

 

Open Studio Dates- 10th and 11th June 2017

Our next open studio event will take place over the weekend of 10th and 10th June 2017. If you have not visited us before, here you will find an eclectic array of contemporary artworks, with a sculpture, painter, photographer and silversmith all to be found under one roof.

As well as my own painting, drawings and prints, you will be able to see the work of sculptor Nita Rao, photographer Tony Thory and silversmith Susheel Rao. Most of the works on show will be for sale but you are more than welcome to come simply to browse what's on show and pick our brains over a cup of tea.  

Our studio, based at the Clearview Business Park in Quorn (Loughborough Road, near the traffic lights), will be open from 10am to 6pm both days. There is ample parking but please note that access is via steep stairs.

Prices start from £2.50 for an original hand-made card. Limited edition prints start from £30, and some works come ready framed. If it's an original you are after, you can find smaller pieces for as little as £40, with much larger works also being available.

Hope you can make it!

 

'Passing Through', Exhibition in Nuneaton, Spring 2017

Seven artists have collaborated to present this ongoing project which seeks to explore and capture a sense of fleeting time using industrial history as a metaphor. Each artist has produced work in their own unique style responding to the history, industry and location of Nuneaton, using particular media, techniques and combinations of materials, the artists have expressed their own thoughts about the nature of the fleeting moment.

'Passing Through' will be showing at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery, Riversley Park, Nuneaton CV11 5TU. The show runs from 6th May to 9th July . Opening times are as follows: Monday closed. Tues. - Sat. 10.30am - 4.30pm Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

 

New Studio News

During Spring 2017 I will be relocating to a new studio on Storer Road in Loughborough. Its a funny little building with lots of character and I'm really looking forward to getting settled in. Our old studio will soon be demolished to make way for a retirement village- but we will see how many 'open studio' dates we can get away with before the doors are closed for the last time. Watch this space for dates.

If you would like more information please do contact me. 

 

Nuneaton Exhibition 'Passing Through', May 2017.

Seven artists inclusing myself and my studio buddies Nita Rao and Tony Thory will be exhibiting at the Nuneaton Art Gallery and Museum during May and June this year. The seven artist’s have collaborated to present 'Passing Through', an ongoing project (started in Loughborough) whose aim is to develope new work in response to specific places and to connect with ideas of passing time. Nuneaton epitomises the state of journeying through in a physical sense disected as it is by railway tracks, canal routes and roads, all of which bear the traces of human activity and the industry of the past. Trains are a powerful metaphor of journeying and the notion of ‘passing through’, of views glimpsed and gone forever as well as the passage of life’s journey. Each artist has produced work in their own unique style responding to the history, industry and location of Nuneaton, using particular media, and types and combinations of materials, the artists have expressed their own thoughts about the nature of the fleeting moment.

If you would like more information please do contact me. 

 

'Aura', artist talks with Jo Sheppard with Anna Michalska - 28th September

Please feel free to join Anna Mickalska and I at the SOCK Gallery (Loughborough Town Hall) on 28th September, 1pm tp 2pm for informal converstaion and a QA session. Hope you can make it.

 

'Aura', a two woman show with Anna Michalska - Summer 2016

40 paintings will be on view at the SOCK Gallery (Loughborough Town Hall) from 8th Spetember to 5th October 2016. Description... Anna Michalska’s ethereal works capture inner thoughts. By contrast, Jo Sheppard’s paintings depict fleeting moments of an outside world. Their work collides through their experimental approach to media and the multi-layering of techniques. This exhibition of individual and collaborative work explores the artists responses to distinctive atmospheres, relationships and personal journeys.

 

Artspace Loughborough 'Reflection' Exhibition- Summer 2016

18 members of the Charnwood-based art group Artspace Loughbrough are exhibiting a large number of works at the Charnwood Museum (Granby Street, Loughborough) from 27th May to 28th August 2016. The broad and varied show includes textiles, ceramics, photography, papier-mache, drawings and paintings. I am personally exhibiting three paintings inspired by light refracted and reflected off bodies of water.

If you would like more information please do contact me. 

 

The Loughborough art trail 'Art This Way' 2016 - Dates Announced

The Art This Way art trail will be held over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd July 2016. Located in the Forest Road area of Louhgborough, several artists (details soon to be released) representing a variety of disciplins will be exhibting their wares in gradens, garages and studios.

If you would like more information please do contact me and I will keep you posted.  

 

Spring 2016 Open Studio News

Our next open studio event will take place over the weekend of 14th and 15th May 2016. If you have not visited us before, here you will find an eclectic array of contemporary artworks, with a sculpture, painter, photographer and silversmith all to be found under one roof.

As well as my own painting, drawings and prints, you will be able to see the work of sculptor Nita Rao, photographer Tony Thory and silversmith Susheel Rao. Most of the works on show will be for sale but you are more than welcome to come simply to browse what's on show and pick our brains over a cup of tea.  

Our studio, based at the Clearview Business Park in Quorn (Loughborough Road, near the traffic lights), will be open from 10am to 6pm both days. There is ample parking but please note that access is via steep stairs.

Prices start from £2.50 for an original hand-made card. Limited edition prints start from £30, and some works come ready framed. If it's an original you are after, you can find smaller pieces for as little as £40, with much larger works also being available.

Hope you can make it!

 

Rutland Open 2016

I have just heard that both my submissions to the Rutland Open have been accepted. The two paintings Walking and Talking 5 and 6 can be viewed in the Landscape Gallery. The exhibition is on from 12th March to 22nd April at the Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HW.

Leicester Open 27

I am delighted to hear that my two submissions to the Leicester Open have been accepted. 'Autumn Walk' and 'Wonderland' (which can both be viewed in the landscape section) will be on view from 11th March 2016 at the New Walk Museum in Leicester.

Renewal - March 2016 Exhibition in Hinckley

I am delighted to taking part in an exhibition entitled 'Renewal' at the Atkins Gallery in Hinckley this spring with Charnwoods's thriving artists' group ArtSpace Loughborough. I will be showing alongside16 other artists including painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, and textile artists.

ArtSpace is now into its 19th year, having been formed in 1997 to encourage the development of artists' careers through networking, skill sharing and making high quality contemporary artwork available to the community. The group has grown over the years and now has 25 members. Artists exhibit high quality contemporary work individually and in small groups all over the country, but come together several times a year to exhibit as a large group.

Working to the brief 'Renewal', the group have produced a rich and varied exhibition which demonstrates once again how ArtSpace encourages artists to develop their own way of looking and responding. Common themes include recycling and upcycling, inner dialogue, nature, mythology and the progression of time.

My own work includes a collection of 16 oil paintings and lino prints which look at renewal within nature and the 'circle of life' in the form of various seed capsules. From germination through to growth, bloom, fruit and demise, the plants' struggle to survive is one fraught with challenges. In its demise, however, a plant harbours seed and the opportunity for renewal, often cunningly dispersed in precious, beautiful ways.

All in all, 'Renewal' provides an excellent insight into the quality and breadth of contemporary art being produced by this exciting group. There is an effective combination of two and three dimensional work, all of which rejoice in their individuality whilst being linked by a common theme. 'Renewal' exhibition. Atkins Gallery, Hinckley. Thursday 4th March to 26th March 2016. Opening times Mon to Sat- 10.00am to 4.00pm. If you would like further information on ArtSpace Loughborough, please email mail@artspace-lboro.co.uk or visit the website www.artspace-lboro.co.uk.

 

Exhibitions in 2015 / 2016

16th Jan to 21st Feb- 'Simply Drawing' (Leicestershire Society of Artists). New Walk Museum, Leicester

14th March to 4th May- Leicester Open. Newwalke House, Leicester

14th May to 20th June- ‘Beyond Words’ Artspace Loughborough group show. Sock Gallery. Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough

Spring 2015- Open Studio/Art Exhibition. Clearview Business Park, Loughborough Road, Quorn, LE12 8XG. 10am to 4pm.

21st March to 22nd March- Sock'. Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough

8th Aug to 5th Sept- Sock Open. Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough

5th Nov to 10th Jan 2016- LSA 130th Exhibition. New Walk Museum, Leicester

14th Nov and 15th Nov- Open Studio/Art Exhibition. Clearview Business Park, Loughborough Road, Quorn, LE12 8XG. 10am to 4pm.

 

Video News

I'm very proud to have a credit and a painting featured in the Vimeo 'How To Buy Art' video from Creative Leicestershire. Featuring a number of other local artists, it seeks to dispel any fears potential buyers may have over purchasing or commissioning their first piece of original artwork.

 

Highly Commended Award

I was delighted when my painting 'Flight 10:16 from Bradgate' was awarded a Highly Commended from the 'Sock Open 2014' panel. And, I was even more delighted to learn the painting sold and is now in Dubai. How exciting!

 

Limited Edition Prints

Limited edition prints of most of the artworks are also available. These vary in price from £20 to £60 (minus postage). Please contact me if you would like to find out more.

 

Summary of Previous Exhibitions

6th Nov to 10th Jan 2015 - 'Leicestershire Society of Artists Annual Exhibition'. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
9th Aug to 7th Sept 2014- ‘Sock Open’ Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough. Awarded a Highly Commended for the painting 'Flight 10:16 from Bradgate'.
3rd Mar to 16th Mar 2014- 'Sock Preview'. The Sock Gallery, Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough.
14th Feb to 27th April 2014- 'Open 25' Leicester Open, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
I3th Dec to Jan19th 2014- ‘Drawing on Words' LSA project exhibition. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
17th Oct to 6th Dec 2013- 'Open 2013'. LSA annual exhibition. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
6th July to 29th Sept 2013- 'Down to Earth'. Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough.
19th July to 19th Aug 2012- 'Open 2012'. LSA annual exhibition. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
25th Aug to 16th Sept 2012- 'Upcycling'. LSA 2012 project exhibition. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
14th May to 30th June 2012- 'Gold'. The Sock Gallery, Loughborough Town Hall, Loughborough.
23rd Mar to 20th April 2012- 'Rutland Open', Oakham Museum, Oakham, Leics.
26th Mar to 29th April 2012- 'Metamorphosis', New Walk Museum, Leicester.
23th Nov to 17th Jan 2012- ‘Derby City Open'. Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
12th Nov to 8th Jan 2012- ‘Open 23'. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
14th July to 8th August 2011- ‘War and Peace' Leicestershire Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
13th May to 26th June 2011- '126th Open' Leicestershire Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
16th June to 30th June 2011- ‘Works on Paper'. (Solo Exhibition). LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester.
16th Apr to 26th June 2011- ‘Birdsong’. Charnwood Museum, Granby Street, Loughborough.
12th Nov to 14th Jan 2011. ‘Open 22’. City Gallery, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester.
5th Nov – 15th Dec 2010- ‘Open 8’. Catmose Gallery, Cold Overton Road, Oakham, Rutland.
11th Oct to 29th Oct 2010- ‘On the Edge’. Hind Leys Community College, Shepshed.
15th May to 9th June 2010- '125 Years in the Making' Leicestershire Society of Artists, New Walk Museum, Leicester.
23rd Jan to 2nd Apr 2010- The Haven, Boston Museum and Art Gallery, Lincolnshire.
1st Dec to Dec 11th 2009- 'The Beauty of Decay' (Solo show). Lind Leys Community College, Shepshed.
7 Sept to Nov 2009- 'Passions and Influences'. Eltham College, London.
5th Sept to 1st Nov 2009- The Beauty of Decay' (Solo show). New Walk Museum, Leicester.
6th June to 28th June 2009- 'Art of Sport'(Leicester Society of Artists). New Walk Museum, Leicester.
1st August to 28th August 2009- 'Solo Show'. Sharpes Pottery Museum, Swadlingcote, Derbyshire.
25th April to 31st May 2009- '124th Annual Exhibition' (Leicester Society of Artists). New Walk Museum, Leicester.
9th to 20th Dec 2008- 'Patina of Time' (Solo Exhibition), Upstairs Gallery, City Gallery, Leicester.
9th Sept to 29th Sept 2008- 'Patina of Time' (Solo Exhibition), Solihull Arts Complex, Solihull.
20th June to 6th July 2008- 'ArtSpace- The Bigger Picture'. Charnwood Museum, Loughborough.
12th April to 4th May 2008- 'The Living City'. New Walk Museum, Leicester.
13th March to 20th April 2008- 'Artspace in Miniature'. Charnwood Museum, Loughborough.
8th March to 6th April 2008- '123rd Annual Exhibition' (Leicester Society of Artists). New Walk Museum, Leicester.
11th July to 2nd Sept 2007- 'Stone Secrets'- (Solo Show). Charnwood Museum, Loughborough.
10th Mar to 14th April 2007- 'Two by Two'. Charnwood Museum, Loughborough.
24th June to 8thJuly 2006- 'Artspace 'On Reflection'. Generator Gallery, Loughborough.
8th Oct to Nov 12th 2005- 'Identita Inglese'. Barchessa di Villa Morosini XXV Aprile, Mirano,Venezia.
24th Sept to 22nd Oct 2005- 'Hidden Treasures'. Hinckley Library, Warwickshire.
5th to 26th Aug 2005- 'Artspace @ The Mill'. Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire.