February 16th to March 2nd 2019
Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 3pm
The Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society will be proudly celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a major exhibition showing 100 pieces of work from all over the UK. It starts in February and runs through to September at venues across the country starting with a two-week exhibition here at Ardington School of Crafts
If I had to give myself an artistic 'title' it would be Textual Artist, as I love all things Letterform. I came to calligraphy late, I was 30 before I picked up a dip pen, and although I now have my OU design degree, various certificates and calligraphy diplomas, I feel the richness of learning comes from watching and working with people who inspire me. These days my work tends toward the abstract and most applications of my work are for artistic calligraphy rather than practical lettering. I believe that it is acceptable for modern calligraphy to be illegible as a literal message, and so strive to challenge the viewer’s perceptions of calligraphic work. My compositions show that words and letters can become abstract images that convey visual cadence, humour, atmosphere and expression. Letterform can evoke feelings in the viewer that verse alone is not always able to.