ArtSpring Gallery Gets Festive in Tonbridge
It’s that time of year again and we are all crossing our fingers that it will be a better time than Christmas 2020. ArtSpring Gallery has a great range of fine contemporary art including wall art as well as a vibrant selection of jewellery, glassware, pottery and ceramics. The artist members at ArtSpring Gallery in Tonbridge are determined to be festive and there will be a wonderful new collection of gifts and decorations on display in the shop and online, during November and December. Something for everyone!
There will be a special Sunday opening to coincide with the Tonbridge Christmas Festival on 28th November from 2 to 6.30pm. And during December the gallery will be open six days a week, Mondays to Saturdays from 11 am to 4pm.
In the run up to Christmas new members and guest artists will have their work on show. Ben Cotterill from West Malling joins the artist cooperative as a member. Ben loves the old, the ageing and the rusting of buildings and objects and translates these images into wonderful paintings in acrylic, watercolour and pen & ink. New member Sara Powell creates stunning silver jewellery with a natural theme of flora and fauna.
Three guest artists will be with ArtSpring during October and November. Thomas Best-Shaw works in oils and acrylics and has won a number of awards for both his portraits and landscapes. His work demonstrates his love of the local Kentish landscape with its distinctive oast houses and North Downs vineyards as well as North Cornwall where he draws much inspiration from its rugged coastline and moody skies.
Rowena McWilliams also produces landscape-inspired paintings but combines what she sees with what she feels. Collage is an integral part of her process, and everyday experiences and an interest in current affairs provide her inspiration.
Tim Wheeler makes a welcome return with his mostly abstract stone carved sculptures which combine forms with descriptive lines. Inspiration is from a variety of sources – from bits of string to animals as well as deriving from the human figure in, sometimes, a more representational though stylised way.
ArtSpring continues to host ‘Meet the Artist’ afternoons on the first Saturday in every month from 2 to 4pm. Although there is always one of the artist members in the Gallery, these afternoons offer visitors an opportunity to come and view and talk about the pieces on show with many of the gallery artists while enjoying a glass of fizz.
For all details go to www.artspringgallery.co.uk.