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Oriel Seren is a not-for-profit Art and Craft Gallery exhibiting and selling work by professional artists and craftspeople. There is an emphasis on local artists and craftspeople but Oriel Seren also displays work by people from further afield including from other rural areas.

Oriel Seren is situated in a prime location on the main shopping street in the market town of Machynlleth, Powys, within the Dyfi Valley Biosphere area. The Gallery offers customers the chance to view and buy unique, handmade pieces of art and craftwork. Oriel Seren provides artists with a cost-effective, professional exhibition space and retail outlet.

The Artists’ page on this website gives details of the Featured and Taster artists who are displaying work in Oriel Seren throughout the year.  Each month we will have a different Guest Artist (see Current Guest Artist page). For information on past exhibitors please view the Previous Guest Artists page.

Contact

Cyferiaid/address: Oriel Seren, 34 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DT.

Ffôn/Tel:
01654 703200

E-bost/e-mail: info@orielseren.co.uk

Current Guest Artist

 

Our November 2018 Guest Artist is Jillian Hickson, Fine Artist.  She is showing a selection of Prints and a few Paintings.  We are delighted to welcome her to the Gallery.

In my practice I enjoy painting Still Life, there is something fundamentally fascinating to me about painting a pear or a bowl or a bunch of grapes, its a beautiful thing to recreate these things in paint.  I mainly work in oils, but also in acrylics depending on whether I want the painting to be more loose and abstract or realist. In addition to painting, I also enjoy printmaking, working in mixed media/collage.  My inspiration for still life comes from Dutch Still Life paintings of the Golden Age, such as work by Elias van der Broeck, 1649 – 1708 ‘Pink and red Roses, Parrot Tulips’ and ‘Floral Still Life with Insects’ Oil on canvas  (both of which had been owned by my husband’s family until sold a few years ago); a modern day artist, Tanja Möderscheim, a Dutch painter based in London who paints culinary and still life paintings using the technique common in 17th-Century Holland; Julian Merrow-Smith and Alice Mumford with her pretty painterly style.  But most of all, I am admirer of William Nicholson to whom I aspire.

When I start a painting, I like to paint quickly while the mood takes me, ‘of the moment’ if you like.  Not only do I enjoy painting Still Life, but also painting woodland scenes in heavy impasto and occasionally portraits, although the only two I have completed are of my husband and one unfinished work in progress of my daughter, this is something I intend to do more of in the future.

During the last two years of my degree course at the School of Art in Aberystwyth, I have also studied and practised printmaking, life drawing and illustration alongside my painting, these disciplines have a place in my practice, but my heart is where my paint and brushes are.  I just love the fear of being confronted with a blank canvas, It’s exciting anticipating what might happen although I have an idea in my head or in my sketchbook, it is seldom what happens and the finished painting is always a surprise!

To contact Jillian:

Telephone: 01974 261861

Email: art.hickson@outlook.com

http://www.jillhickson.wordpress.com

 

 

Current Guest Artist

 

Our November 2018 Guest Artist is Jillian Hickson, Fine Artist.  She is showing a selection of Prints and a few Paintings.  We are delighted to welcome her to the Gallery.

In my practice I enjoy painting Still Life, there is something fundamentally fascinating to me about painting a pear or a bowl or a bunch of grapes, its a beautiful thing to recreate these things in paint.  I mainly work in oils, but also in acrylics depending on whether I want the painting to be more loose and abstract or realist. In addition to painting, I also enjoy printmaking, working in mixed media/collage.  My inspiration for still life comes from Dutch Still Life paintings of the Golden Age, such as work by Elias van der Broeck, 1649 – 1708 ‘Pink and red Roses, Parrot Tulips’ and ‘Floral Still Life with Insects’ Oil on canvas  (both of which had been owned by my husband’s family until sold a few years ago); a modern day artist, Tanja Möderscheim, a Dutch painter based in London who paints culinary and still life paintings using the technique common in 17th-Century Holland; Julian Merrow-Smith and Alice Mumford with her pretty painterly style.  But most of all, I am admirer of William Nicholson to whom I aspire.

When I start a painting, I like to paint quickly while the mood takes me, ‘of the moment’ if you like.  Not only do I enjoy painting Still Life, but also painting woodland scenes in heavy impasto and occasionally portraits, although the only two I have completed are of my husband and one unfinished work in progress of my daughter, this is something I intend to do more of in the future.

During the last two years of my degree course at the School of Art in Aberystwyth, I have also studied and practised printmaking, life drawing and illustration alongside my painting, these disciplines have a place in my practice, but my heart is where my paint and brushes are.  I just love the fear of being confronted with a blank canvas, It’s exciting anticipating what might happen although I have an idea in my head or in my sketchbook, it is seldom what happens and the finished painting is always a surprise!

To contact Jillian:

Telephone: 01974 261861

Email: art.hickson@outlook.com

http://www.jillhickson.wordpress.com

 

 

Contact

Cyferiaid/address: Oriel Seren, 34 Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DT.

Ffôn/Tel:
01654 703200

E-bost/e-mail: info@orielseren.co.uk