Tyland Barn and Romney Marsh Visitor Centre Art Galleries

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Martin Garwood art gallery exhibition, Tyland Barn

Tyland Barn Art Gallery

Handmade by Haggy - Tina Hagger

Tina Hagger is a Linocut Printmaker based in Faversham in Kent.

She started linocut printmaking five years ago after being bought a workshop session as a gift. Unlike many people, she had never linocut at school, so had no previous experience, but instantly fell in love with the method and process.

She loves the style and texture of linocut prints; particularly in contrast to the abundance …of digital images we now see everywhere. She also loves the manual nature of linocutting and the anticipation and excitement when the first print is revealed off her Victorian Book Press!

She is heavily influenced by the county of her birth, Kent, and its beautiful countryside. She particularly loves a wander in the North Kent marshes. As a result, many of her prints have a theme of the interplay between nature and place.

 

 

Tyland Barn Gallery Handmade by Haggy

Romney Marsh Gallery

Rachel Beckett Is a UK artist based in Kent. Her work is now slowly beginning to receive wider public attention and acclaim. She donated works to the “Splosh” open air art experience at the Leas Pavilion, Folkestone in 2017 specifically adapting her usual precise style to create two advertising hoarding sized works. In 2018 her talents received wider recognition when she was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Prestigious International ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year’ Competition, when this work was exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, alongside renowned wildlife artists such as David Shepherd and Alan Hunt, the public reacted enthusiastically and hers was one of the first pieces that sold, within only hours of the pre-exhibition sales viewing commencing.

She combines her love of the arts with a lifelong passion for wildlife, scenery and the Animal Kingdom; creating pieces featuring all things feathered, furry or scaled. Her works cover a range of genres and styles from detailed, realistic fine art through to imaginative and colourful abstract imagery. She also doesn’t shy away from employing a variety of different mediums within the creation of a single artwork in an effort to capture the essence of the animal. She stated that: “the natural world is so glorious in its diversity, that it seems foolish to restrict myself to one style or medium, in the expectation that it would be able to adequately capture the whole reality”.

 Her speciality is giving each animal true expression and personality and when working on Pet portraits her ability to convey character has rendered delighted clients speechless and often happily tearful when they first glimpse their much loved family pets captured on canvas.

Rachel works from a home studio in Ashford where her main focus currently is commissioned works generally Pet portraits or wildlife paintings produced from photography that clients have taken whilst on exotic holidays.

For further information or to enquire about availability in 2020 please contact Katie.Gurdler@kentwildlife.org.uk for Tyland Barn or for Romney Marsh please contact Visitor Centre Manager Elizabeth.Grant@Kentwildlife.org.uk 
We are now booked up for the 2019 galleries