Reveley Lodge has been linked with the art world for many years and past owner Albert Chewett, a painter, was a pupil of Hubert von Herkomer. The conversion of the old carriage house in our Victorian stables was made possible through a generous private donation and a grant from Hertsmere’s Community Infrastructure Fund.
If you are interested in exhibiting in the Stables Gallery email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah How & Lou Jones “Walking Wild”: 6 June – 2 July 2023
Sarah was born in Wembley in 1973 and spent her early childhood in South Wales, near the sea. She then returned to live in Middlesex before settling in the St Albans area. After completing Art Foundation at Ridge Street in Watford, Hertfordshire, Sarah studied at The University of Wolverhampton and was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1996. Since then she has exhibited continually and has had many solo and group shows. Her work has been sold at The Spring Fair, N.E.C, Birmingham, The Ideal Home Exhibition in London, Obsidian Art in Buckinghamshire and The Antiques for Everyone Exhibition in
Birmingham. Also recently exhibited at Living Crafts in Hatfield. Her work can also be found in the Wetherspoon Collection.
Sarah gathers her inspiration and ideas from her passion with nature, finding joy in the changing seasons and the British Coastline. Inspired by location sketches and her photography combined, Sarah often invites the viewer on a journey of calm reflection, to feel a sense of history or to share her joy in the spiritual nature of light.
Sarah writes about her painting adventures in a weekly email and you can be added to the mailing list by visiting her website at www.sarahhowartist.co.uk.
My passion for nature is strongly present through my abstract mixed media impressions of the Hertfordshire countryside. Reflecting on the magic found in the English countryside.
My inspiration comes from the many hours I spend walking with my three dogs in tow. The freedom that nature presents changes every day to bring a new element of surprise. My eyes are always drawn to the seasonal changes of colours, the natural patterns that occur in the structure of the natural forms. How they twist and grow against one another to create abstract shapes and repeated patterns.
Woodland foraging, wildflower meadow pondering and open field marches fill my creative mind. When ready to appear they are transferred onto canvas, wood and paper to create an abstract impression of the feeling and emotions that strongly connects within me. Whether it is the observation of the long grass and wildflowers blowing in the wind, the moving and ever changing skies, ripples and curves found on fungi and tree bark or the pop of bright colours amongst the many shades of greens this intuitively flows through me.
I always start with a colour palette found in nature for inspiration then intuitive colour mixing comes into play. My foundation is an expressive layer of paint embedded with playful marks. I then slowly build up unpredictable layers of collage, acrylic inks and paint. Lines, organic curves, straight and ripped edges appear to give structure to the free flowing paint and colour changes. I love the surprise of layers of coloured paint and marks left by the paint brush, that peek through one another nestled between layers of collaged paper.
My gelli plate is my favourite source for allowing me to create delicate printed flowers on tissue paper that when placed together find shapes of their own.
I hope you enjoy this small collection and they resonate and capture feelings of the natural beauty of the English countryside that we are so lucky to be surrounded by.
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Gallery opening times
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-16:00
Sunday and Monday: Closed