Ardyn is a multi-talented artist with a rich imagination and a talent for story telling. Much of Ardyn’s work is inspired by her garden and this influence can be found throughout her paintings and exquisitely painted boxes. Plant motifs, people and animal forms all interlock with a richness of detail and light, akin to a woven tapestry.
Her playful papier maché sculptures are enjoyed by adults and children alike with their humour and diverse, imaginative designs. Cats, birds, boats, sheep, knights, ‘Russian dolls’ and beautiful wall clocks are just some examples but are the tip of the ‘proverbial iceberg’.
Most of my ideas are generated from ongoing research of visual stimulation, decoding and recreating my own visual narrative. It is a working process, which continuously challenges conceptual notions between fantasy and reality. It is important that there is familiarity in the symbols I use, so that the relationship between the imagery and the onlooker creates a metaphorical conversation.
I enjoy the element of play and discovery, its ability to challenge me technically as well as artistically, enjoying the act of eliminating and incorporating changes so that the work can evolve.
Devon Picture Framer is a small company based in Devon that creates handmade frames to order. They make a variety of useful off-the-shelf frames and also offer bespoke frames that can be tailored just the way you want them. You can visit their local shop, or create your frame online.
I specialise in making and restoring fitted and freestanding furniture always sensitive to the architectural period of the home. Whatever the era; Victorian, Edwardian, 1920’s, 1930’s to contemporary properties, many homes have conflicting features – skirting, doors and mouldings which do not match original features.
Furniture making requires a high degree of craftsmanship and knowledge. I can apply these skills to all woodwork problems.
Contemporary glass artist Deborah Lowe offers a complete service from the initial design through to the manufacture and fitting of architectural stained glass.
Her work can be seen in a wide range of historic and contemporary buildings, and includes commissions for churches, synagogues, hospitals and schools as well as for the home.
I aim to produce work which ‘lives’ in its’ situation. The key elements in the design process are consultation with the client and the ‘personality’ of the architecture itself.
The beauty of the handmade glass I use combined with the infinite variety of glass painting effects are a joy to work with – I hope the love of it can be seen in my art!