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Shoreham Art Gallery’s new guest artist for February is….

February 6 - March 5

Wendy Quantrill.

Wendy will be displaying her beautiful wood carvings at Shoreham Art Gallery during February. Here’s her story:

I started carving wood when I was 9 having been inspired by a troll carved in wood given as a present to my parents from Norwegian friends. I continued carving on my own until I went to college to train as a teacher. I then went on to Camberwell School of Art/St. Gabriel’s College in London and did a course on stone, wood and clay sculpture. I got a job lecturing at Falmer, Brighton and bought a house in Newhaven where, to my delight, I found wood carving classes being run by George Swaysland, a professional woodcarver and an excellent teacher.
I love the qualities of wood as no two pieces are the same even if they come fromthe same tree. Each piece presents a different challenge due to the structure and nature of the wood. Sometimes I am inspired by natural forms such as broken shells (whole shells are perfect) growth of plants, fungi, cloud formations and these form the basis of my abstract carvings. I am also inspired by movement of people, animals, birds and try to convey the essence of their movement in my carvings.

Details

Start:
February 6
End:
March 5
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Website:
http://www.shorehamgallery.co.uk

Organiser

Shoreham Gallery
Phone:
01273 272063
Email:
shoreham.gallery@gmail.com
Website:
www.shorehamgallery.co.uk

Venue

Shoreham Art Gallery
27 Brunswick Rd
shoreham-by-sea, BN43 5WA
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Phone:
07766208312
Website:
shoreham.gallery@gmail.com

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