Robbie’s other love is gliding and he has been flying and instructing in sailplanes for over 50 years in the UK and the French Alps. Usually, he flies out of the Black Mountains Gliding Club in Wales and his passion for the air provides unlimited subject matter as he soars high above the Welsh mountains and further afield. He has exhibited at the Mall Gallery in London and won awards for his work from the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Robbie will be exhibiting at the Market House from 2nd May thru to the 29th May
Made in Ross Market House Gallery is open everyday from 10.00 - 4.00
A taste of what's on in the gallery over the month of April.
Come and visit upstairs at the Market House in Ross on Wye.
We are open everyday from 10.00 til 4.00
Made in Ross are delighted to have
Al Blethyn as our Guest Artist for the month of April.
Growing up in post-war London, he went through school days with a burning ambition; to be an artist. He took on stop gap jobs, but also had the foresight to enrol at the Harrow School of Art. Later, armed with their certificate and a thin portfolio, he persuaded British Rail in Euston to try him out as a Junior Designer. A few years down the line and he was attending The London College of Printing studying Graphics. By 1967, Al had quit British Rail and immersed himself fulltime in Typographic/Graphic Design at Watford College. He left there in 1969 with a Distinction and several diplomas from professional institutions.
As a freelancer, he had freedom to express himself professionally, whilst pursuing another audience with his paintings. This proved an ideal work environment for the next thirtyfive years. However, by 2010 it felt time to bring down the shutters on ABCreative.
At last, he could concentrate solely on painting without the distraction of running the consultancy.
Most of his output had been in gouache, inks and markers, with a small percentage in pastels. Gradually though, especially for landscapes and still life, pastels became the medium he naturally turned to. He found the size and weight of these short, stubby chalks had an affinity with markers, which he’d used everyday of his working life. When applying pastels, he liked the techniques involved when blending, cross hatching, smudging and building-up of colour. With a choice of differing pastels types, he could be subtle, controlled or as flamboyant as he wished, as the mood of the picture evolved. Pastels quickly became comfortable and a hugely satisfying medium for Al.
He’s had several solo and joint exhibitions. And to this day, a nod of approval or an appreciative word from a ‘viewer’ makes it all worthwhile.
We are pleased to announce that our next event is to be part of the
2021 farOpen Trail. This popular event will be taking place from July 3rd thru to July 11th.
Please click on the link Made in Ross FAROPEN for more information
More information and examples of our artists work being created
for Faropen will be coming soon.....
Gallery closure doesn't mean the creative work stops...click on the facebook link below and more will be revealed as to where our artists work can be found...
The Peace pole project was initailly organised by Tim Shelley the manager of the Haygrove Community Garden (www.haygrove.com) Made in Ross is pleased to say that Tim has taken delivery of our contribution to this project.
Our peace pole was decorated over the Spring and Summer when the gallery was closed, and finished off when we re-opened by a small team of artists from the Made in Ross collective, Jackie Poulter, Louise Pilditch, Eleanor Kercher, Annabel Neilson and Frances Warren.
Louise researched the folk lore and images
which were integrated onto the pole with words of peace. All together the poles were to display 100 languages. Of those 100 we were allocated Chinese, Russian Filipino and Ruandi to create designs for.
As we are based in Ross we decided to include a number of hedgehogs in the design. The pole is topped off with a cheerful cap of bouncing hedgehogs created by Eleanor Kercher, a green woodworker member.
From the basic wood pole to a finished decorated Peace Pole.
After a long period of being closed alongside many high street businesses
Made in Ross is pleased to announce its opening date of
Friday 19th June 2020 hours 11.00am - 3.00pm.
We are now open daily from 11.00am - 3.00pm
The gallery has been awarded the Covid -19 industry award certificate allowing us to open with accommodation of the government guidelines. We will be open with extra stewarding and a marked route round system in place to ensure all opportunities are in place to allow for social distancing for visitors and working members. Hand sanitizers will be available for all to use. The lift will also be in operation for those that need it.
We look forward to welcoming you to a safe visit to our gallery.
The exhibition will be held at Made in Ross upstairs in the Market House in the centre of Ross-on-Wye. It begins on Sunday 27th October and continues until Saturday 9th November and is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free and most of the work will be for sale. Made in Ross Gallery is accessible from street level via a lift.
For information about the Life Class please go to www.angelapalmerart.com
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Arts and Crafts Events through out the year celebrations, guest artists, workshop days and exhibitions. Check this page to see what's happening and when.