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(Please note - I
 am EXHIBITING AND SELLING LIMITED EDITION PRINTS, ORIGINAL PAINTINGS AND CARDS AT MOSELEY ARTS MARKET THE LAST SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU!)

Artist Statement

I value the uplifting and healing qualities of colour and natural form in art as well as the ability of art to provoke thought, inform and record.

I use contemporary painting approaches and experimental methods in watercolour, oils and other media. My work divides into two main areas - paintings inspired by the beauty of colour and natural forms and social comment art.


All my artwork is developed to capture the essence and evoke emotions through expressive practices
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I have had several pieces of work selected and exhibited regularly in the RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists), held my first solo exhibition last year and exhibit with hall green art and edgbaston artists.
 


Exhibitions

Now on - Birmingham Botanical Gardens gallery - Edgabsaton Artists exhibition - several paintings

rbsa friends exhibition June / July 2017 - waseley blue 2 (SOLD)
rbsa open exhibition until 8 april 2017 - 'like me and you' - oil on canvas

Hall Green Art - Kings Heath Moseley - spring exhibition 2017
29 October 2016 - stall at Moseley Art Market
26 November 2016 - "            "             "        "       

1 - 25 July 2016 - Winterbourne House and Gardens Coachhouse Gallery 'colour form feel' - solo exhibition of artwork - 10 paintings sold. 

Previous
Hall Green Art 28 May 2016 - Moseley Exchange
Hall Green Artists - 31 October 2015 

  • Cannon Hill Art School Exhibition - Midlands Arts Centre - 'I'm 25 in my head' - 17 July - September 2015 
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - June 17 - 11 July 2015 - 'Patterns, Colours'
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Prize exhibition May/June 2015 - 'Hidden(Family Carer Series)
  • Hall Green Art  - February 2015 
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - Friends Exhibition - September 2014 - 'Bliss'.
  • Hall Green Art - Birmingham Botanical Gardens June - 17 July 2014
  • Chatterton Hall. Hall Green Art Society - 10 May 2014 - eight paintings exhibited.
  • RBSA (Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) - 19 - 29 March 2014 - 'Tough' (Family Carer Series) and 'Glimpse' (Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham)
  • a selection of work in The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham
  • Woodbridge Rd Gallery, Moseley (Hall Green Art Society) 30 November - 1 December 2013
  • Royal Birmingham Society of Artists – Friends Exhibition – August/September 2013 – painting selected – ‘Still Life with Bucket’ (Family Carer Series). Medium - watercolour on paper.
  • The Open Project - Midlands Art Centre - June/July 2013 - Rubber Gloves, Bucket, Bottle, Glass, Pills Tissues (Family Carer Series)

Learning

  • Course work - Helen Tarr – Midlands Arts Centre ‘Practical Visual Enquiry’ – September 2011 –continuing. 
  • Cannon Hill art school - midlands arts centre 2015
  • Workshops and demonstrations with Helen Tarr, RBSA, Hall Green Art and sessions with Paul Bartlett have supported extensive self-learning in and around these sessions and courses.


Comments/ Testimonials

selected few.....

  •  very powerful - best painting I have seen for a while " re: painting 'Tough (Family Carer Series)'
  • " my favourites are Brightening (Sold) and Life Change 2"
  • " have had a look at your clikpic site and really liked what I saw, especially the Brightening picture (I like flowers plus colour) and Tough (great emotion in this one) " Julie K.
  • "wow!"
  • " Like your work" The Kitchen Garden Cafe
  • " Love it!" JD (re Brightening)
  • "Love your work" - Lee Benson (No9 The Gallery)
  • really, no I mean i really loved your work (Ian)
  • "I see the sky,the sea , the cliffs ,the waves , the surf . The more I look the more I see . Its like lying on a grassy bank and seeing all of natures elements reflected in the passing clouds above .. I like it. ( Neil Foster )

 

Greetings cards are also now available for sale at The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), St Pauls Square, Armadillo, Poplar Rd, Kings Heath and The kitchen Garden Cafe, York Rd, Kings Heath, all of Birmingham and the occasional art stall! 

This website is currently under development. For any further information please contact Maggie by email at - maggieleaverctg@talktalk.net