Emmeline Webb BA(Hons)
This is set to be a varied exhibition despite being from just one artist. Almost a retrospective collection of the work Emmeline has produced since opening The Art Nest Gallery seven years ago. It will feature paintings, lino prints, collages, ceramics and textiles from her body of work over this period. Also featuring new pieces that document her progression from illustration into abstraction.
Emmeline has lived in Hitchin for 28 years, after moving here in her teens. She completed her art education at Cambridge School Of Art in 2008, with a BA(hons) in Illustration. She initially returned to study art at North Herts College - Centre For The Arts, in Hitchin in 2001. Since graduating she has worked as a commercial illustrator, an award wining greetings card designer and a visual artist. In 2011 she opened The Art Nest Gallery, and became a local business owner too.
The gallery was a way of bringing her love of art, to the town she also loves, along with works from other local artists too. It has now grown into a local arty stop, stocking work from Arts & Craft professionals throughout the UK. Her focus has always been on 'Art For All' and her regular programme of workshops are now extremely popular with customers travelling far and wide to attend. Back in October 2011 her two sons were attending Hitchin Boys School, and her daughter was just heading off to university - the time was right to start her own venture. The years have sinced rolled on, and now her youngest son is half way through his own degree studies, so the time is now right for another new challenge.
This exhibition brings together works from this chapter in her life, during which she has been a mother, wife and daughter, artist, business owner and more recenty fellow with The Digswell Arts Trust. However as one chapter ends another one begins. Her next focus in 2019 will be based more on her own art, and less on that of others as she uses her final three years with Digswell Art Trust to explore her role as an artist. Its not goodbye, but just - hope to see you again soon.
Emmeline will be in the gallery on Friday 19th October with birthday cake and bubbles between 12 - 4pm
Please fee free to join us, if you can.