THE BERTIE CREWE GALLERY
Who are we?
Arts in Redditch was established 3 years ago and has recently been registered as a ‘Charitable Incorporated Organisation’ (CIO). The initial Trustees are Malcolm Hall (Chairman), Philip Roberts, Jo Smith and Huw Moseley, but as a membership organisation, there will be opportunities for active members to be elected as additional Trustees in the future.
Michelle is a freelance photographer residing in Redditch, Worcestershire. She has always had a passion for creativity, constantly drawing from a young age and decided to pursue the subject of art academically.
She studied art and design at college in Bromsgrove where she achieved a pass with merit and thoroughly enjoyed the course, especially screen printing, graphic design and photography. From this Michelle went on to study Graphic Design at University in Leicester, where her interest in photography really took shape and she decided to pursue this as a potential career after finishing university.
Capturing images, particularly involving nature is something Michelle is passionate about and she finds the most interesting and beautiful subject to be nature which can be easy to pass us by or take for granted in modern life. For instance the different shapes and forms found in the branches of trees or the way that nature and animals subtly interact with each other. Also the changes in the seasons is something Michelle finds inspiring and to see life become colourful again with Spring and the bareness of the trees in winter really show their unique form.
Michelle also designs and sells greeting cards and photographic prints which can be found on her online shop: www.etsy.com/shop/MTimagery.
She has also exhibited in Italy at a gallery where she was working for two months as part of an Erasmus work placement. Photographic prints and cards of Michelle's are on sale at Britten House Craft Gallery on Britten street in Redditch and she hopes to exhibit more of her work in the future.
After her children had flown the nest and Joan retired from work, she felt she was in need of a hobby. She went to the local art shop and bought a few “painting by numbers” kits. After a while the shop assistant suggested Joan bought some paper and paint and tried to do her own paintings, so Joan did.
As time went by Joan improved her technique and so joined a local art circle, which helped her grow in confidence. She is totally self taught but with encouragement from Studley Art Circle friends and Malcolm Hall of Arts in Redditch here I am.
Joan says “I hope you enjoy them as much as I have did in painting them.
OPEN DURING BOX OFFICE HOURS
Non Performance Days
MON – CLOSED
TUE- WED 10.00am – 5.30pm
THUR – FRI 10.00am – 6.00pm
SAT 12.00pm – 6.00pm
SUNDAY – CLOSED
MON – 6pm – 8pm
TUE – FRI 10.00am – 8.00pm
SAT 12.00pm – 8.00pm
SUNDAY – 6.00pm – 8.00pm
For more information on gallery use please contact Huw Moseley, Arts Development Officer on 01527 881381 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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