Upcycled Natalie Huntsman, artist
Venue: The Bell, Purleigh
Opening Monday 27th June, 2-4pm
Thereafter daily (ex 4/7) during pub hours
I have always had a bit of a fascination with stuff that no-one
else wants and then wanting to save it. Sometimes,
after picking up a soggy, muddy object I think Mother
Nature should have just interfered a little quicker and got
in first, because I know it's coming home with me. There is
a second part to this which involved taking (dragging) my
son to a graffiti workshop a couple of years ago which I
enjoyed more than he and when I got home I wanted to try
something out. All I had was some scrap wood, and that is
how it all began.
Finding wood and objects to work on is the most
interesting part because you never know what you are
going to find. What I take home needs to have character,
which can really give depth to my pictures.
What better way to rescue a dank piece of rotting wood
and turn it into something someone would want to look at.
Interlude Buffy Kimm
Hanna ten Doornkaat, artists
Venue: The Octagon, St Mary’s Church, Maldon
Opening Monday 27th June, 7.30-9.30pm
Thereafter daily 11-4pm (ex 4/7) and during concerts.
I became fascinated by space, texture and detail while studying
Three Dimensional Design at Art College and was really inspired
by the abstract quality that my mentor, Ralph Koltai, Associate at
the Royal Shakespeare Company, brought to his designs for the
Throughout my career in theatre and television, model making and sketching have played a significant part in the design process. Designing for the screen involves experimenting with shape, form and space, very often in model form, as a design evolves. This experimentation has been the foundation for my recent artwork.
I enjoy mixing surfaces and textures to create an innovative
outcome using found objects as well as paper, card and metal. I am very interested in photography, particularly abstract detail in
architecture, natural forms and textures. In my photography, I look for the obscure and the unusual angle, rather than a
straightforward image. I enjoy working with these photographs as a starting point, abstracting shapes and playing with texture and scale until I have created a completely new piece of artwork.