Every month there will be new mini-exhibition of art upstairs at Woodruffs Organic cafe featuring artists of the Cooperative
Come along and enjoy the atmosphere of wonderful art and excellent coffee and pastries!
Each month will see a different artists or artists featured on the walls of the upstairs room.
All of the art will be for sale...
Stroud High Street - Chris James
This month's featured artists: December '23
Maggie Smith: artist
I am a mixed media landscape painter working mainly with watercolour and acrylic inks but often the use of materials such as pastel and inktense pencils.
I paint semi abstract landscapes inspired by the countryside around my home near Sheepscombe or photographs taken on holiday.
I enjoy using my imagination, often departing from the reality of the scene before me. I work primarily wet on wet, letting my materials flow and mix, embracing happy accidents and interpreting what they represent.
Catherine Jones - artist
I finally went to art school as a very mature student having had my first piece of art exhibited in a London gallery age 41.
I love exploring the landscape and nature and use it as the starting point of both my figurative and abstract work.I love sharing my knowledge and run regular workshops- in particular I enjoy teaching beginners and those who don't think they can make art.
The world would be a better place if we all relaxed and created! I also love exploring new ways and techniques to make art especially methods that are easy to share with others.
Schedule of featured artists:
Jan '24: Sarah Granville and Leila Brian
Feb '24: Kirsty Tallon and Mike Bowers
Mar '24: Bharathy Sanker and Haruko Boot
Apr '24: Sue Bateman and Alice Hutt
May '24 Vanessa Vincero and Clare Hines
Jun '24: Lindsay Treen and Catherine Jones
Jul '24: Jo Howe and Wioletta Quill
Aug '24: Diane Young and Tania Fullerton
Sep '24: Louise Abel and Flora Martin
Oct '24: Jacqui Hammond and Gill Cox
Nov '24 Yvonne Wood and Sam Bates
Dec '24 Chris James and Patricia Goode
Jan' 25 Claire Ash and Clare Lewis Knight