Home decoration and art combined

Greg Stevens

Artwork and residence decoration can be sustainable and complementary.

That’s the check out of 5 artists and an interior designer who will be exhibiting at the Outdated Fireplace Station Gallery in Henley from future 7 days.

Art for Interiors will showcase the get the job done of printmaker Kim Main-George, land and seascape painter Laura Dunmow, painter Antonia Glynne-Jones, mixed-media artist Helen Savin-Thornhill, figurative sculptor Asya Dudko and interior designer Sarah Maidment.

Kim is effective in the discipline of textured, hand-pulled printing, generating one of a kind collagraphs. She has produced her personal way of printing using layered plates, imaginative blind embossing and sophisticated techniques of mounting and ending her photographs.

She has labored with a lot of interior designers and claims: “I can do a colourway to get the job done with a palette, so they would give me a swatch of the cushion covers, or the grey of a wallpaper, and I could tone it into the artwork.”

Her works are motivated by our interaction with the planet. “Everything is to do with that electricity stream and the trace of the energy that is left, like my new assortment, the Land Traces,” claims Kim.

“It’s the whispers of the stream of the seasons, so you’ve obtained what’s on the floor, which is basic trees or foliage, then, it’s additional what is likely on below in just the main of the vitality movement of Earth.

“My imagery is swirls, where by the strength flows in wonderful significant spirals. I did a ton of blind embossing function in the artwork.”

Sarah Maidment has a lot more than 30 years’ experience as an interior designer, performing with marriage styling, household furniture upcycling and bespoke headboards. The headboard types are named just after places that mean a lot to her, the Abbotsbury, the Chepstow, the Swinsty and the Henley.

Sarah, who lived in Wargrave as a youngster, will be providing two displays at the gallery. The first, termed Exactly where to begin?, next Saturday (March 19) is for those people who want to tackle a place in their house but sense overwhelmed.

Sarah states: “Sometimes they look through journals and there’s just much too much option, they really don’t know what they want. This is just to tutorial them via the initial ideas.” For the 2nd discuss, identified as Sustainable Homes, a 7 days later on, she will exhibit upcycling. “It’s a curated house definitely, to get people’s personalities in it,” suggests Sarah. “You want their soul in their house and then they’ll be happy.”

So what will she be demonstrating? Sarah suggests: “One is likely to be a lamp base that you’re likely to chuck out since it doesn’t go anyplace. You can paint it or do various effects, or you can make diverse lampshades from remnants of fabrics remaining over from the place.”

Sarah will also be having a trip down memory lane, displaying a Henley Royal Regatta programme from 1962. It expense two shillings and has marks the place her father charted the effects.

She suggests: “We made use of to get the coach from Wargrave into Henley and go and enjoy in the perform park by the river.”

She also remembers a toy shop in close proximity to Industry Location: “I obtained this little nurse with a little one from that shop and I bought a hobbyhorse — just happy recollections.”

• Art for Interiors, the Previous Fireplace Station Gallery, Higher Current market Spot, Henley, from Thursday, March 17 to Tuesday, March 29, from 10.30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am to 4.30pm Sunday.

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