Wokingham Library art exhibits in May and June
Throughout May and June, Art in the Library at Wokingham Library features landscape and botanical paintings by Alison Messias. Alison studied art at senior school, passing at A level. She continued to draw and paint in oils and watercolour as a hobby. As a volunteer she taught painting at the local hospital day centre at Macmillan house for 15 years. After bringing up her 2 daughters she became a watercolourist, working from home, for a local art publishing company, who printed engravings and etchings from the original plates. Alison is also on the committee of the Wokingham Art society, and has exhibited for many years at their summer exhibitions.
Woodley Library art exhibits in May
'Jewellery has always fascinated me. As a child nothing was more absorbing than rummaging through my mother’s jewellery box, looking carefully at the colours, shapes and sparkles within. It was a natural progression from gazing at jewellery to making jewellery.
Materials I love to use include glass, gemstones, and more recently, silver. Indeed, the search for beautiful beads and gorgeous gems is as important to me as the making of the jewellery itself.
Dusty antique emporiums, bead shops and bead fairs, and of course the ever present world of on-line shopping are all tremendous hunting grounds for me.
Designs include a healthy mix of vintage finds and contemporary purchases blended to make one off items of jewellery designed to be worn and thoroughly enjoyed. Inspirations for designs come from the natural world, fashion and architecture. But essentially my inspiration comes from the beads and gems themselves. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org.'
'This exhibition is called 'Apertures'. The pieces depict my philosophy on order and chaos. I like to work with precision materials such as pencils or pens, my enjoyment comes from
the skill of observation that can be obtained through lines. I build my drawings up by referring parts to each other often starting untraditionally with areas of most extreme detail rather than building detail in after creating a rougher outline.
To say I have been educated in art would be misleading since at school all I wanted in class was a pencil and paper for me to get started. If someone were to tell me what to do or how to do it I would feel constrained. I believe that diversity should be maximised in art. Email: email@example.com if you would like to see more of my work or arrange for a portrait of people or animals or an aperture in your unique colour scheme.'
Display your work
To find out about exhibiting at Woodley Library call Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.
To find out about exhibiting at Wokingham Library, call 0118 978 1368.
The Mall Gallery
We also display community art in our Mall Gallery.
The Mall Gallery is open from 8.30am to 5pm on weekdays.