Art and home decoration can be sustainable and complementary.
That is the view of 5 artists and an interior designer who will be exhibiting at the Aged Fireplace Station Gallery in Henley from next 7 days.
Art for Interiors will showcase the perform of printmaker Kim Important-George, land and seascape painter Laura Dunmow, painter Antonia Glynne-Jones, blended-media artist Helen Savin-Thornhill, figurative sculptor Asya Dudko and inside designer Sarah Maidment.
Kim functions in the field of textured, hand-pulled printing, making exclusive collagraphs. She has created her personal way of printing utilizing layered plates, imaginative blind embossing and intricate approaches of mounting and ending her photographs.
She has worked with lots of inside designers and says: “I can do a colourway to get the job done with a palette, so they would give me a swatch of the cushion addresses, or the gray of a wallpaper, and I could tone it into the artwork.”
Her works are affected by our conversation with the planet. “Everything is to do with that power circulation and the trace of the vitality that is remaining, like my new variety, the Land Traces,” states Kim.
“It’s the whispers of the movement of the seasons, so you’ve acquired what’s on the floor, which is basic trees or foliage, then, it is much more what’s likely on down below within the main of the energy circulation of Earth.
“My imagery is swirls, exactly where the power flows in excellent large spirals. I did a large amount of blind embossing work in the artwork.”
Sarah Maidment has more than 30 years’ encounter as an inside designer, operating with wedding styling, home furniture upcycling and bespoke headboards. The headboard types are named just after sites that signify a great deal to her, the Abbotsbury, the Chepstow, the Swinsty and the Henley.
Sarah, who lived in Wargrave as a kid, will be giving two shows at the gallery. The to start with, known as In which to start out?, following Saturday (March 19) is for those who want to tackle a space in their home but truly feel overwhelmed.
Sarah says: “Sometimes they seem through journals and there’s just as well substantially option, they really don’t know what they want. This is just to manual them by way of the preliminary thoughts.” For the second talk, known as Sustainable Residences, a 7 days later on, she will exhibit upcycling. “It’s a curated home truly, to get people’s personalities in it,” states Sarah. “You want their soul in their home and then they’ll be satisfied.”
So what will she be demonstrating? Sarah claims: “One is going to be a lamp base that you’re heading to chuck out simply because it does not go wherever. You can paint it or do different results, or you can make distinctive lampshades from remnants of fabrics remaining about from the space.”
Sarah will also be using a vacation down memory lane, displaying a Henley Royal Regatta programme from 1962. It price tag two shillings and has marks where by her father charted the success.
She claims: “We made use of to get the train from Wargrave into Henley and go and participate in in the enjoy park by the river.”
She also remembers a toy shop in the vicinity of Industry Position: “I received this small nurse with a toddler from that shop and I bought a hobbyhorse — just pleased recollections.”
• Art for Interiors, the Previous Fire Station Gallery, Higher Market place Place, Henley, from Thursday, March 17 to Tuesday, March 29, from 10.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm Sunday.