There’s still time to catch The Sumptuous Six: David Tovey, Ewa Page, Louise Arnold, Beverly Johnson, Paul Johnson and Tony Caroli at Pie Factory Gallery in Margate.
The exhibition runs until September 6 and is open 10am-5pm daily.
Six artists come together to present a real mixture of art styles. David Tovey watercolour artist, Ewa Page is a floral, landscape and animal artist, Louise Arnold a wildlife, nature and portrait artist, Beverly Johnson a print maker, Paul Johnson is a wood turner and Tony Caroli is a glass artist.
Printmaker living and working in Aylesford with a degree in Art History. A lino cutting course in 2015 and the acquisition of an original 1860 Albion printing press proved to be turning points from which her printmaking practice has developed and flourished.
Based in Rainham, Kent, Louise is an artist and mum of two, working in watercolour and digital media. Louise is inspired by the colours and patterns in nature and specialises in wildlife art as well as animal and pet portraits. She loves to incorporate vibrant colours into her work and feels it’s important to use her art as a platform to raise awareness of endangered species.
Ewa Page is a Polish/British artist based in Kent, whose work is inspired and influenced by aspects of nature and her imagination.
Ewa loves working outside in her garden because of the direct connection it provides with nature, which is clearly evident in her final artwork. Ewa’s work is very personal, with her love of painting transferred onto each individual canvas and the colour palette reflecting her feelings and moods at the time of painting each piece.
David Tovey lives in Maidstone and took up the pen and watercolour brush after his retirement from the paper trade, in 2018. The “Under the Rainbow Summer Exhibition” includes David’s original artworks, prints on paper and canvas, plus greetings cards.
David is presenting his joyful, cute and quirky, sketches of animals and birds, plus his whimsical imagined landscapes.
Previous exhibitions of David Tovey’s artworks have been at The Pie Factory Gallery in Margate, Under the Rainbow Events in Bluewater plus McArthurGlen Designer Outlet, Riverside Gallery and the Post Office Emporium in Yalding, the Walnut Tree pub in Yalding, The Eclectic Gallery in Margate and Westgate Gallery in Westgate-on-Sea.
Tony has been working with kiln formed glass since 2008 & loves to experiment mixing glass with other materials. Currently making 2 and 3D works glass jewelry making & experimenting with different sculptural ideas nothing more enjoyable than working in the studio creations are put into the kiln and if the kiln gods are favorable, I am amazed by the lovely glass that is there when the kiln is opened, which is certainly an exciting moment. But mistakes happen and sometimes they are happy ones but can never be recreated.
After spending his working life within the building industry and trying several hobbies along the way Paul took up woodturning. He uses mainly British timber with a few African hardwoods, the size and colour being the guide, the wood sometimes determines what is made as it has a life of its own and can throw up the unexpected. All are sustainably sourced.