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Gwyn Ardyth

Featured Artist SCAN member Gwyn Ardyth is this month’s featured artist.  Originally from California, Gwyn has lived in Somerset for the last 14 years, and in that time did her foundation studies in Fine Art at Weston College and earned a BA(Hons) in Drawing and Applied Art at University of West of England, Bristol. Gwyn describes her work:  “My paintings explore the visible and invisible realms of the woodland landscape. “Using oil, acrylic and gloss paints, I try to convey a sense of the mystical and wild elements of these special natural spaces. “I’ve always been fascinated by maps and aerial views of the landscape, so many of my paintings can be interpreted as both grounded and bird’s eye views of  forests and waterways. “The woods are filled with the sound and scent of dripping rain, reflecting pools, damp earth, creaking branches, shadows, and shifting sunlight filtering through the great veil.  These layers, plus more mysterious and indefinable qualities, are what inspire and inform my work.” ‘The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way. … But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.’                                                   – William Blake Visit my...

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Susan Wallis

Featured Artist Susan is a recent BA(Hons) in Fine art graduate from Somerset College. Originally from a farming family in the Fenlands, Susan moved to the West Country four years ago and now shares her time between Braunton on the north Devon coast and Taunton in Somerset. Her creative journey has led her through music, dance, festivals; the latter instilling in her a curiosity about the roots of festivals, and the narratives of myths and legends. ‘I have foraged in the world of animal spirits and Tibetan healing bowls, during this exploration the words of a poetic story poured...

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Chris Howe

Featured Artist Chris has been living and working in Somerset for the past 24 years. He works mainly in watercolours but also enjoys producing work using pastels and pen and ink. He uses bold brush strokes and a limited palette to produce paintings which appear fresh and vibrant. His main inspiration comes from the countryside around his home but he also enjoys walking and painting in mountain scenery. He has trained and exhibited successfully in Somerset where his paintings have gained an enthusiastic following. Visit my...

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Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2017: PROSPECT

SOMERSET ART WEEKS FESTIVAL 2017 ‘PROSPECT’ 23 SEPTEMBER – 8 OCTOBER SCAN members Venue Guide: Venue 12 – ashar (SCAN) with Rose Hubbard and Claudia Gunton Venue 43 – Tina Dodd (SCAN) with Juliet Arnison and Bridget Morrison Venue 71 – Judy Crosher (SCAN) & Alexandra Lavizzari (SCAN) Venue 82 – Lucy Lean (SCAN) as part of the Creative Pathways exhibition at The Brewhouse Theatre Venue 96 – John Gammans (SCAN) with Chris Kampf Download SAW Festival Guide Here: Festival Guide Download SAW Map Here: Festival Map Somerset Art Weeks is the unique celebration of Visual Arts in Somerset. Alternating between Open Studios and...

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