Get ready for a captivating journey through art and nature as we prepare to unveil Lucia Fraser’s forthcoming exhibition from March 1st to May 28th, 2024.
Lucia Fraser is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Shropshire Hills. Finding inspiration from the natural world she creates work that is gestural and expressive with a distinct colour palette. Although each piece has a starting point inspired by a distant memory or a place in time, anything is possible within the composition during the process of painting. The works can therefore evolve to become entirely abstract through a deliberate release of conscious control. Evocative in their abstract simplicity, her paintings not meant as direct representations of place, more remembered interpretations of an atmosphere or emotion.
Lucia’s approach to ceramics is heavily influenced by her painting practice. She creates organic forms that act as three-dimensional surfaces for her glazing technique. Her recognisable mark-making transfers from canvas to ceramic in a fluid painterly style.
Join us for this extraordinary exhibition, where art and nature intertwine in a symphony of creativity.
Join us for an exquisite journey through the world of printmaking at the upcoming Ironbridge Fine Arts Spring Exhibition, happening from March 1st to May 28th, 2024. We are thrilled to present Faith, a talented printmaker hailing from her studio in North Cornwall. Her artistry is a tribute to the delicate and fleeting moments that grace our precious natural world, with drawing at the very heart of her creative process. Faith specializes in crafting limited editions of drypoint intaglio prints, allowing us to revel in the mesmerizing allure of the medium’s velvety, rich burr lines.
In her latest creations, Faith delves into her profound affection for wild birds, infusing her work with a delightful sense of humor that captures the captivating charm of these feathered characters she’s observed. However, beneath the laughter lies a deeper concern for the environmental changes threatening their habitats and pushing them towards the brink of endangerment and extinction.
Faith’s artistic journey has taken her to renowned stages, including the Royal Academy (RA) Summer Exhibition in 2019, 2022, and 2023. She is also an esteemed member of the Royal West Academy (RWA) Artist Network and a resident artist at Tonic Gallery in Salcombe. Join us at the Ironbridge Fine Arts Spring Exhibition to witness her breathtaking creations and be a part of a powerful message about the importance of preserving our natural world.
James Millicamp’s Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts
We take great pleasure in showcasing the talented artist James Millichamp as a prominent figure in our Winter Exhibition for 2023. Millichamp, a dedicated artist and educator, is deeply rooted in Shropshire and the West Midlands. He pursued his artistic journey at The School of Art, University of Wolverhampton, and The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, City of Birmingham University. Presently, he serves as the Head of Creative Technologies at Shrewsbury High School.
James draws his creative inspiration from his immediate environment, and this influence resonates strongly in his exhibition pieces, which offer a unique perspective on the Shropshire landscape.
In his artistic expression, he approaches color and form from an abstract angle, drawing inspiration from luminaries like Per Adolfsen, Edward Kemshell, and Sigmar Polke. Linear elements are presented with a minimal yet illustrative quality, inviting viewers to engage with and interpret the scenes. His work delves into the profoundly personal and spiritual connection between an individual and their environment, especially in our ever-evolving contemporary culture, where one often finds themselves as a silent observer amidst the bustling crowds, detached from the chaotic clamor of the human condition. It prompts us to consider: “Are we not all alone amidst the baying crowds?”
Rosie Lavis’ Printmaking Exhibition at Ironbridge Fine Arts
Art has an incredible power to transport us to different worlds, stirring our emotions and sparking our imagination. Rosie Lavis, a talented lino print artist hailing from Bristol, UK, possesses a unique gift for weaving the enchanting beauty of the ocean and the natural world into her artwork. Now, her mesmerizing creations are set to grace the walls of Ironbridge Fine Arts, inviting us all to embark on a journey into her artistic wonderland.
Discover the World Through Sam’s Lens
Meet Sam, a photographer whose journey began at the intersection of passion and adventure. For him, photography is more than just a craft; it’s a gateway to the extraordinary. Join us in an extraordinary exhibition that showcases Sam’s deep connection with the outdoors, capturing the essence of his adventures, and revealing the world as you’ve never seen it before.
Sam’s lens has woven stories that transcend time and place. Immerse yourself in a visual narrative that goes beyond the click of a camera – it’s about capturing nature and the environment.
Don’t miss this chance to experience the world through Sam’s eyes.
Sam talks about his work and the exhibition…
“I grew up in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Surrounded by natural outdoor beauty I have always been a very outdoors person. I love traveling and seeing different landscapes and cultures around the work. While most of my career has been purely scientific, I use photography as a creative outlet.”
“After university in Leeds, I embarked on a round the world trip which included south east Asia, Australia, New Zealand, USA and a year in Canada. Since then I have had a long stint in Bath, UK, followed by another trip with my wife around south east asia and settling in New Zealand for nearly 3 years. We now live in Four Crosses, Powys, near the border with Shropshire.”
“My photographic style varies hugely, from black and white studio portraits to outdoor extreme sports. My real passion is being outdoors and spotting rare wildlife when there is no one else around. At the same time, I love interacting with people and learning about their ideas, projects, and transform these into a finished piece using visual storytelling. When photographing landscapes, I use a variety of techniques to try and represent not only the view, but the feeling of standing in that space. “
“The Wonderful Wales Collection is a culmination of several years of landscape photography across Wales. The collection aims to show the beauty of the Welsh landscape in its various forms, while giving the viewer the sense and feeling of being in the landscape as the photographer was. The collection is occasionally updated with new images which suit the ensemble. ”
Stay tuned for an exhibition that transcends photography; it’s a journey into the heart of adventure. See the world anew through Sam’s photography.
We’re thrilled to present four exquisite designs that can be customised in any color of your choice. What makes these frames truly exceptional is their versatility – they can be used as individual frames or used as slips of colour inside another moulding.
Here’s what you need to know about the new range:
Four Unique Designs: Our new range features four distinct frame designs, each with its own character and style. Whether you’re looking for a classic, modern, rustic, or eclectic look, we have the perfect design for you.
Customisable Colors: The possibilities are endless! You can choose any color to finish these frames, allowing you to match your artwork, room decor, or personal preferences. This level of customization ensures your framed pieces will be one-of-a-kind.
Slips of Color: Beyond framing, these designs can also serve as slips of colour within your framed artwork. This adds depth, contrast, and visual interest to your pieces, making them stand out even more.
Enhance Your Art: Our frames are designed to enhance the beauty of your artwork. They not only protect your pieces but also add an extra layer of sophistication and elegance to your displays.
Quality Craftsmanship: We take pride in our craftsmanship. Each frame is carefully crafted to meet the highest standards of quality, ensuring that your framed artwork will be beautifully presented for years to come.
Endless Possibilities: With the ability to choose from various designs and colors, you have endless possibilities to create a truly unique and personalised framing solution for your art or memorabilia. We believe that the right frame can elevate any piece of artwork or cherished item, and our new framing range is designed to do just that. Whether you’re looking to frame your art, photographs, or special mementos, our customisable frames will help you create a display that reflects your individual style and vision.
Visit our Gallery today to explore our new framing range and bring your creative framing ideas to life. We look forward to helping you showcase your treasures in a way that’s both beautiful and meaningful.
A fun project to work on…
This signed drum was float mounted and recessed within two circular mounts. Finished with 99% Invisible Art Glass to help reduce the damaged caused by UV Rays and eliminate reflection.
Our team of experienced professionals use only the best materials to ensure your memorabilia is protected and displayed beautifully. We understand the importance of preserving your precious items, which is why we take great care in the framing process.
We offer a wide range of framing options to suit your needs and budget. Our frames come in various colors, sizes, and styles to complement your signed memorabilia. We also offer custom matting and mounting options to enhance the overall look of your framed item.
We were absolutely amazed by the outstanding quality of the submissions to our Annual Printmaking Competition! A big congratulations is in order for the talented printmakers who have advanced to the final stage of the competition and secured a spot in the upcoming exhibition. We’re thrilled to invite you to this remarkable showcase of creativity.
Prepare to be dazzled by the finest examples of contemporary printmaking from all corners of the United Kingdom. Our exhibition promises to be an inspiring journey through the world of printmaking, featuring the incredible skills and perspectives of artists who have truly pushed the boundaries of this captivating art form.
What’s even more exciting is that the competition winners will be revealed during an exclusive private view on the 9th of September from 6-8 pm at Ironbridge Fine Arts. Mark your calendar and be a part of this momentous occasion where we celebrate the achievements of these exceptional printmakers.
We hope you can join us for this unforgettable evening. It’s a fantastic opportunity to mingle with fellow printmaking enthusiasts, gain insights into the creative process, and be among the first to congratulate the winners in person.
Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to sharing this exciting celebration of printmaking with you.