Bedfordshire arts group’s Letchworth exhibition

WORK by a vibrant art group will fill a Letchworth GC gallery for its annual summer exhibition.

Artists’ Network Bedfordshire are holding a month-long exhibition at the Main Gallery in Letchworth Arts Centre which opened on Wednesday.

The artist-led organisation promotes original works of art and craft created by Bedfordshire-based artists and their latest exhibition showcases some of the very varied talents and individual styles of members, using many types of media, both traditional and modern.

The work on display covers the complete spectrum of visual arts – from watercolour and oil painting, through ceramics and sculpture, to photography, beadwork and hat making.

The oils and acrylics of Kal Flynn, who was brought up in Letchworth GC and whose work focuses on flowers and landscapes, contrast with the oriental glazed pottery of Anja Penger-Onyett, whose technique brings special colour effect to her work and means it can be kept outdoors all year long.

Artists Network Bedfordshire was founded in 1995 with the aim of making art and artists more accessible to the public.

The Caf� Gallery this month features The Magic of Colour, an exhibition of pen and ink drawings by Gillian Romeo. Gillian Romeo trained and worked as a graphic designer before deciding to spend more time on fine art by producing mainly commissioned portraits for clients.

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She said: “While doing this work, I started to experiment with what I call a scribbling technique by using fine art ink pens and acrylic ink. It was an exciting discovery for me working in this way, as I realised with the ink pens and acrylic ink I could draw in bright and vivid colours, which set off an explosion of ideas in my mind creating a unique style of my own.”

Entrance to both exhibitions at the centre in The Arcade is free.

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