I’ve just joined A-N and am chuffed to be here :-).
I am the founder of The Arthouse Oasis. I have always been artistic, my speciality at University was hand drawn animation, but after graduating I gravitated towards design. I have been a graphic designer and illustrator ever since, and for the last 25 years I have built up my own Graphic Design business.
Then two things happened to change my direction in life. The first was that I was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram. The second was that my daughter was being bullied at school. These two hugely stressful experiences caused a massive shift in my perspective on life. Whilst recovering from major surgery and trying to find a new school for my daughter I became more and more drawn to art as a way to increase my wellbeing. I soon came to realise that I could share the many benefits of art with others. And there the lightbulb flashed and my decision to open up an art studio was formed.
I run The Arthouse Oasis, a small art studio in Bishop’s Stortford Hertfordshire focusing on drawing, life drawing, painting and paint pouring workshops for beginners.
Thank you for joining me on my journey and I hope to meet some of you in this platform and in real life too! :-) I will be posting news and events relating to the Arthouse Oasis, if you have any questions please do ask, and I will look forward to meeting you soon.
Margaret and I welcome you to our joint Christmas Sale, two creative studios in Bishop’s Stortford, one venue!
I will have a variety of art available including:
Coloured Pencil Illustrations
Floral and Landscape Watercolours
Originals and prints
Abstract Paint Pours
Temporary Art Tattoos
Depending on space I may also have a little station where children can embellish a paint pour with gems and pens to create a personalised Christmas present.
Next to The Arthouse Oasis is Margaret Gardiner’s Ceramics Studio. Margaret is a potter and has a wide variety of domestic porcelain pots available, from discounted seconds through to top quality.
The two studios have different opening hours so please see more information below.
Please do pop in if you can.
No obligation to purchase anything, we would love to see you .
Hot drinks and mince pies provided.
THE ARTHOUSE OASIS STUDIO OPENING TIMES
Monday 6th December – Friday 10th December 1pm-4pm
MARGARET GARDINER CERAMICS STUDIO OPENING TIMES
Monday 6th December – Friday 17th December 1pm-6pm
(If you would like to visit outside of these times please contact us.)
Our driveway is directly opposite Great Hallingbury Village Hall. Follow Parking Signs.
Come along to the St. Marys Church Art & Photography Exhibition and Sale.
Date: 28th Nov 2021
Venue: St Marys Church, Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7HF
Talented local Artists & Photographers exhibiting and selling, plus Christmas cards, local prints and more.
There is a programme of live music throughout the day including Jazz piano, acoustic guitar, classical singer Nancy May as well as local organists.
Filled Rolls, Cakes, Mince Pies, Tea, Coffee.
Entry is free – donations are appreciated. All donations go to St. Mary’s Church funds.
Facebook is showing me as the host, I’m not the host, I’m a stallholder. The host is Liz Webber.😊
It’s nearly time for the upcoming Bishops Stortford Art Society Exhibition, we are setting up tomorrow morning and opening on Tuesday. This painting “A Whispered Promise” is now ready and prepped for the event, we hope to see some of you there as we have over 100 artworks on show.
Location: The Community Space in Jackson Square, 11 Devoils Ln, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3XH
DATE: Tues 16th -Saturday 20th November 2021
I am preparing for a display and sale of my artworks at my studio in Bishop’s Stortford in December. My stepmother Margaret Gardiner Ceramics will be prepping her studio right next door with a wide selection of pottery for sale too. Her work is so amazing, I am getting excited about showing our work together. We hope that some of you will be able to pop round for a visit.
Do check out the link for more information.
“Fizzy Afternoon 1” original watercolour painting, now sealed and ready to find a new home.
Join Gabrielle for a fun, step-by-step acrylic painting workshop and create your very own snowy themed robin painting. This acrylic painting workshop is tailored for absolute beginners and you’ll end up with a finished work of art that you can take home with you! This is a great way for friends and families to get creative and have fun together.
• ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED
• REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED
DEADLINE FOR TICKETS: TUESDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
EVENT DATE: Thursday 18th November 2021
TIME: 7PM-10pm (break included)
LOCATION: The Little Arts Workshop, Millside Industrial Estate, 3, Southmill Rd, Bishop’s Stortford CM23 3DP
COST: £60 per person
VIDEO TEASER LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEmvnurjQKU
TICKET LINK: https://thelittleartsworkshop.com/events/paint-a-robin-in-winter/