Introducing the artists collaboration that is ART6 Explore…
We are 6 North Somerset based artists who have exhibited together regularly. When the lockdown hit, our exhibition plans were instantly shelved and a chance conversation sparked the idea that we could work together. We will enjoy bringing our individual creative processes together to curate a series of themed monthly online exhibitions. We hope our creations will provide a lively and interesting place for you to visit regularly.
Every month we will have a new theme to explore and each ART6 Artist will interpret this in their own way. It will be fascinating to see the outcomes of six creative minds at work using a wide range of different processes and mediums. We’re excited to see how the themes develop and we hope you will be too. Whether you are looking for an original artwork for your home or garden, a unique gift for someone special or you just enjoy seeing how different artists approach a common subject; we hope you will find plenty to interest you here.
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ART6 Explore… introduce you to Julie Mainstone.
I’m Bristol born and bred. My love for paint and paintbrush started at an early age – a relationship that has grown ever richer and deeper with time. I turned professional in 2017. My inspiration comes from exploring the world around me. But my creative response comes from deep within. Painting outdoors immersed in the sights and sounds of nature is when I am at my happiest. I work straight in without drawing to keep my art spontaneous and instinctive. Accuracy is far less important to me than capturing the feel of my subject. Many artists, past and present, have guided and inspired me. Van Gogh, Singer Sargent, Trevor Waugh. But I have mainly ploughed my own furrow. Now I work with artists to pass on my watercolour passion through teaching.
You can see more of my work on my website
- www. juliemainstone.co.uk
- Facebook page: Julie Mainstone Artist
- Instagram @juliemainstone
ART6Explore … introduce you to Adrienne Hughes.
In 2018 I waved a fond farewell to my career as a primary school headteacher, as the draw (!) to become a full-time artist became too strong. I’m mainly self-taught and only consider disciplines that begin with p – painting, printing, pottery, photography and pen-drawing.,,must have a go at pastels! My main inspiration is the natural world-countryside and coast, shapes, textures and colours….oh and cats. I love to travel and I can’t wait to visit exhibitions again. The work of other artists is always inspiring and I particularly enjoy Van Gogh, Barbra Rae, James Tower, David Hockney and Tove Jansson. On that note, I am a little obsessed with Moomins as you will discover!
If you want to find out more about my work then follow me on social media, check out my websites and take a peep at my online shop.
- Shop: www.folksy.com/shops/adriennehughesart
- Website: www.adriennehughesart.co.uk
- Blog: www.adriennehughesart.wordpress.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/adrienne.hughes.art.50
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/adriennes_art
ART6Explore introduce you to Mandi Baykaa-Murray.
ART6Explore introduce you to Renée Kilburn.
Born in Sweden, I moved to London in 1994 to study Ceramic Design at Central Saint Martin. I now live in Weston-super-Mare where I set up my ceramic studio in 2008, and work full time to create sculptural, brightly glazed, frostproof stoneware pieces for the home and garden.
My ranges develop constantly as I often get commissioned to make new designs.
- www.reneekilburn.com (shop available)
- Renée Kilburn Ceramics
ART6 Explore introduce you to Gabbie Gardner…
I have been a professional jewellery designer and maker for many years and also create artwork using a wide range of materials and techniques. Many aspects of the natural world inspire me, from minute details of plants and insects on my daily walks to sweeping coastlines and landscapes of the West Country. These initial starting points may be developed into textural silver jewellery, colourful enamels, drawn studies or acrylic paintings.
More of my work, ideas and inspirations can be seen at my Facebook page
- Gabbie Gardner Designer Jewellery
- Instagram @gardner.gabbie
ART6 Explore introduce you to Sarah Aumayer of Mydsomer Studio…
I have always loved making craft and for the last 15 years I have focused on fusing glass in a kiln. I create decorative items for the home and garden as well as jewellery. Known for using strong colours and contemporary styles I also love to develop abstracts that can get quite dark and moody. I enjoy exploring both the strength and fragility of glass using layers I’ve cut from sheets as well as ground and powdered glass.
You can see more of my work on Facebook as “Mydsomer Studio”