Devon Open Studios 2019 Launch

Art Exhibition Poster for Devon Open Studios launch event at Artizan, Fleet Walk, Torquay, TQ2 5EB. Thursday 6th September 2019 from 6 - 8pm. Art Exhibition continues until 22nd September.

Devon Open Studios 2019 launch event at Artizan, Fleet Walk, Torquay, TQ2 5EB.

Thursday 5th September 2019 from 6 – 8pm.

The Art Exhibition continues until 22nd September 2019.

I will be exhibiting 3 of my paintings at the show and 5 prints. Come along and see a wide range of art from local Devon artist. This is venue 118 in the Devon Open Studios free catalogue. Now available at this venue but also in art galleries, libraries and shops throughout Devon.

There will be a radio interview about Devon Open Studios 2019 with Julie, Director of Artizan, myself and 2 other artists. It is on Friday 6th September 2019 at 8.10pm on BBC Radio Devon on the Sarah Gosling Show. Here is the link to the broadcast

Ambassador Artist for the English Riviera UNESCO Geopark

Art Ambassador English Riviera Geopark Exhibition poster

I have recently been selected to become an ambassador artist for the English Riviera UNESCO global geopark. Alongside 10 other artist of different disciplines. Nine of us are showing our work at Artizan Gallery, Torquay until 1st September 2019. Hope you can join us at the exhibition. For more information on the Artizan Gallery click here

or to see details of the work click on the links below

https://catherinekennedy.co.uk/product/stormy-seas-painting/

or here https://catherinekennedy.co.uk/product/surf-the-wave/

or here https://catherinekennedy.co.uk/product/wave-breaking/

The Aims of a Geopark Ambassador Artist is

  • Promote, support, facilitate, encourage and enable local organisations, projects, initiatives and events that help protect and raise awareness, understanding of and engagement with the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark on a local, national or international level.
  • Strengthen existing partnerships and develop new networks to ensure the geological, environmental, historical and cultural qualities of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark are sustained and promoted for current and future generations.
  • Support the retention of the UNESCO status for the benefit of the people of Torbay
  • To celebrate and recognise the creative heritage intrinsic to people and place of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark
  • To promote artists, artisans, creatives and makers producing work inspired by, sympathetic to and celebrating the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

For more information on the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark click here

10 Ways to find local artists work you enjoy

As a community, it is important to support local artists because, without local support, the art they make would stop and the impact it could have made would disappear. If you support a local artist, you are in turn supporting all of our respective creative freedoms.

Once artists are able to express themselves creatively and freely, beautiful art is made that can be admired by the community and beyond. These art pieces not only reflect the artists’ ideas, but also their hidden messages behind each work of art.

Sources to find local artists

  • Search Google for (insert your towns name) local artists
  • Instagram will list artists nearby if you type in your local town
  • Search Facebook. Artists will often promote themselves by creating a Facebook fan page. Here’s mine. https://www.facebook.com/wavepainting/?ref=settings
  • Google my business lists local artists
  • Yell lists local artists
  • Local artist list some local artist in your area http://www.localartist.org.uk
  • My Art Brief where you can commission an artist to paint a work for you with the dimensions and colours of your choice https://www.myartbrief.com/
  • Visit local galleries. They usually promote local artists
  • Look in your local paper. They will often feature local artists showing work in a nearby venue
  • In Devon, where I am based, you have the devonartistnetwork an organisation specializing in local devon artists with an open studio event every September https://www.devonartistnetwork.co.uk/