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Terry Woolliscroft

TERRY WOOLLISCROFT – Painter in acrylics, Leek

INSPIRED TO PAINT

Hundreds of years ago – well, actually in 1978 – I joined the Wedgwood Art Society, in my home town of Stoke-on-Trent. This was my inspiration and motivation to paint.

I started painting in heavy body acrylics and have never moved from this amazingly versatile yet sometimes tricky medium. I use stretched canvas or canvas board and occasionally wood panels. I paint with brushes and palette knives. I work from my studio in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

I have exhibited with Jiri Borsky, Derek Brownsword and Jan Zalud.

I draw inspiration from my favourite artists, the great outdoors, the seaside and the special landscape of The Potteries.

My family, too, is a constant inspiration. My mother was a free hand pottery painter, my sister specialises in Chinese brush painting and my wife Pam draws and is a constant encouragement.

I am mainly self-taught but have attended workshops with professional artists Hashim Akib, Maggie Robinson, Mark Lippett and Andrew Tozer.

Justin Twigg

JUSTIN TWIGG

Many of Justin’s paintings using acrylics, ink and oil paint depict places that will be familiar to those who live in Leek.

His passion for painting resurfaced last year, having been somewhat sidelined by his work as a teacher and musician, despite holding a Fine Art degree from Manchester University.

His motivation to return to painting has intensified and his output is prolific.

Abbey Hill School

 

ABBEY HILL SCHOOL    Work inspired by William Morris

 

Qigong Classes – new dates

Brett Trafford Photography

Twice-monthly classes in the Rainbow Room on a Tuesday from 10.00am to 11.30am on the following dates:

24 April, 8 May, 2 May, 12 June, 26 June, 10 July, 24 July, 14 August, 28 August.

Qigong is an ancient and powerful system of energy medicine from China:  it means ‘vital energy (Qi) cultivation (Gong).  It uses breathing techniques, gentle movement and meditation to cleanse, strengthen and circulate Qi.   Working with Qigong exercise will relieve stress, balance the hormonal system, release toxins and strengthen the immune system, as well as slow ageing and help accelerate healing.

£10.00 per class payable on the day, but please book in advance with Lindsay.

For more information, please contact Lindsay Trevarthen, Three Treasures Qigong on 07989-986672, email qigong@w3z.co.uk or visit www.threetreasuresqigong.co.uk

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Beresfords Memorial C.E. First School

Angela Thompson

This display (a small sample from a large range of hand stitched quilts ) attests to Angela’s passion with the needle and love of vibrant colour…….an excellent antidote to a grey winter.

 

 

 

Cafe Art – Nicola Richardson

Nicola’s full time occupation as a firefighter for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and family life with three children suggests that finding time to develop her Artwork reflects commitment and passion.

Subject matter for works in watercolour, pastel and oil paint initially favoured Animals and Wildlife and more recently has included human figures in narrative settings. The exhibition includes original works and limited edition prints of the originals.

Painsley Catholic College

The artworks by 2017 GCSE students illustrate skilful and imaginative interpretations in response to set themes. In both exam and coursework projects students have developed their ideas by researching Artists and exploring a range of techniques and media. These include sculptural processes using paper, card, clay, wire and mod-roc. Drawing and painting processes include pen and wash, watercolour, acrylic, oil and chalk pastels and pencil crayon. In addition students used photography, photoshop and collage to develop their ideas.

 

 

REBECCA WEBSTER-LAJMI

Rebecca’s Paintings in Acrylic and Watercolour are inspired by Nature. Closely observed and detailed illustrations of flowers, fruit, leaves, seeds, shells and pebbles are linked to a strong passion for colour.

 

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