Autumn Art Fair
|Landmark Art Centre|
Photo By Matthew Andrews
The Landmark Art Centre in Teddington is a wonderful venue and is regularly used for anything pertaining to arts and crafts. This weekend was the very special Autumn Art Fair. There were over eighty contributors covering all areas of arts and crafts - fine art, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, glass, prints and photography were the majority of crafts covered but there were others too numerous to mention.
The Fountain Gallery in Hampton Court had a joint stall with some lovely works by the collective. I particularly liked the work of Linda Walsh who creates architectural scenes with stitch and paint. The artist Nicky Browne who specialises in linocut prints and cards and books had a separate stall nearby where some of her humourous things were on sale. I bought a delightful booklet about French Tarts, which is most amusing.
Sara Cox Ceramics were magical renditions of the most amusing animals and scenes, and Alison Lumb had the most inspiring digital prints and paintings for sale. Sadly I took few photos as the place was rather too crowded to get any good shots.
An amazing wirework artist called Helaina Sharpley had some amusing exhibits - I particularly liked her dresser with wirework teacups hanging in space. I had never seen this art form before and I was totally smitten. Do look at her site.
|Stunning ceramic hearts|
Some lovely ceramic work was made by Mary Mcfadden of Kingswood in Kent. She obviously likes teal blue and lots of her jugs and platters had a really lovely muted blue background. Her hearts were superb and very reasonably priced and would look wonderful on a Christmas tree. Her pretty jugs were my favourite pieces and, once again, I was unable to photograph them. due to crowds around her stall.
A wonderful spot was filled with eccentric animals made with wire and metal and other mixed media. The sculptor, Dianne Preston obviously adores animals and her humourous depictions were great.
I fell in love with Bruno ...