How local art can enhance your home

Original Oil paintings

7 Reasons:-

  1. An original piece of art allows the viewer to feel the time, effort, and skill that went into its creation.
  2. With a local piece of art the opportunity to meet the artist in person is much more likely.
  3. Meeting the artist allows a collector to hear the story or reason for creating the work.
  4. Even without meeting the artist in person, seeing the texture, brush and strokes on the work serves as a reminder that there is a human person behind the work of art. So many of the objects in our homes are produced by machine.
  5. Your choice of art serves as a translator to those who visit your home. It shows what you value in life and some of your personality.
  6. A piece of art can evoke powerful emotions. If can cheer us up after a bad day , bring back a happy memory or inspire us to do something else tomorrow.
  7. Your home is “your place,” it’s where you spend a large amount of your time. Making your space to your liking and surrounding yourself with pieces of art that you love will enhance your experience of that space.
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Pavilions hosts art exhibition by Catherine Kennedy

Art Exhibition by Catherine Kennedy of seascape oil paintings at Teignmouth Pavilions  30th June - 19th July

Catherine Kennedy’s 2nd solo art exhibition of seascape oil paintings at Teignmouth Pavilions starts Sunday 30th June – Friday 19th July.

This art exhibition is at the Pavilions, Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG on the ground floor in the foyer. It starts on Sunday 30th June until Friday 19th July 2019. Opening times are Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm. Free entry. The Pavilions is a great space to show the new work of local artists.

Born in Buckinghamshire, Catherine moved to Devon 14 years ago and is now based in Teignmouth, South Devon. Painting from an early age it wasn’t until she reached her mid 30’s that she went to art school, graduating with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.

Having visited the Torbay area annually as a child, the coastal images have had a marked affect on her work. Now drawn back to her childhood haunts the strong tides and rough seas of the Devon and Cornish coastline still inspire her work. These large waves have been the main theme of a series of oil paintings started 5 years ago that have amounted to 49 so far. The rivers around Dartmoor and long exposure photographic images of water have influence another series of paintings started recently. In particular looking at the way images are altered using this photographic technique and altering them further using another medium.

She is a member of the Devon Artist Network and a-n and has been recently elected an art Ambassador for the Torbay UNESCO Geopark.

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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/
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Multimedia Art Show

Multimedia Art Show at TAAG in Teignmouth 9th March - 15th March 2019 open daily 10am - 5pm
Multimedia Art Show including seascape painter Catherine Kennedy BA Hons, landscape painters Paddy Tuohy and Paul Littlejohns, animal painter Jenni Watters, ceramicist Gail Trezise, illustrator Rory Kennedy BA Hons and Emma Pritchard BA Hons, printmaker Danni Thurely BA Hons, painter and printmaker Becky Elia BA Hons and Marcus Nodwell BA Hons and animator Ross Kennedy.

“Multimedia Art Show” featuring 2018 graduates alongside well established artist at TAAG, Teignmouth, Devon. The young and not so young showcase their latest work. Starts 9th until 15th March 2019. Open 10am – 5pm Daily. Preview Evening Saturday 9th 6.30pm – 9pm.

A diverse exhibition of seascape, landscape and figurative paintings, prints, ceramics, digital art and video by Devon based artists and recent graduates of the Plymouth College of Arts. This eclectic mix artists makes for an unusual and varied exhibition.

Teignmouth based TAAG prides itself on showing a wide range of local artist and this exhibition is no exception. Exhibiting new work from this year’s illustration and printmaking graduates of the Plymouth College of Arts, animation from Bristol University student as well as a more established Fine Art graduate from the University of Plymouth and landscape, seascape and figurative painters from Teignbridge and East Devon. All welcome. Free entry. Lots to see and original artwork available to buy.

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