From the Trees to the Field
How do you describe your Gallery?:
Urchins Gallery, Croft Court, Ross-on-Wye, is a new venture set up by Tara Slater (TLSKiwi) and Julie Cannon (Watercolour Puddles) to showcase their work alongside the art and crafts of a variety of artisan makers.
Do you specialise in any particular artform or craft?:
Watercolour, print making, mixed media, paint carving.
What's important to you when you choose whose work to exhibit and sell?:
We look for unique, high quality, hand crafted work from independent artists.
What's coming up this year?:
we will have permanent exhibitions of our work that will change frequently. We will run workshops ourselves in a variety of mediums and also have the space available to rent to expand on the range of activities available. We will be taking part in community lead events, such as the Book Trail in the summer.
Your notable exhibitions in the last few years:
Who are the Artists you show on a regular basis:
Julie is a mixed media artist working mainly in watercolours, who has a passion for birdlife and wildlife found on her doorstep in the Forest of Dean who also gets distracted by creatures from further afield. Vintage finds, steampunk and childhood memories all help to inspire Julie daily and find themselves wound into the stories behind her unique illustrations. Tara is a printmaker and mixed media artist inspired by a life long love of animals and with a keen interest the natural world. She explores these subjects mainly through the medium of linoprint and is also developing work in the relatively unknown medium of paintcarving.