Every month Loveartnortheast features three of our artists.
We regularly update our pages so please follow the site to find out more about the artists and their work.
Karen Griffiths - glass artist
Karen has always painted but turned to glass making and silver smithing, which she studied at Sunderland International Glass Centre.
Working from her studio in North Shields, she often combines her love of both.
Her work includes kiln-fused sculptural pieces and dichroic jewellery. Much of it is influenced by her love of the region’s landscape.
Karen recently produced a forest of glass trees to highlight endangered forests and woods in the region and further afield. The installation was specially created for Loveartnortheast's 2018 Northbound Exhibition at Newcastle Central Station.
Karen's work can also be seen at our monthly Art Market inside the Grainger Market and at our annual Artfests and Christmas Arts' Fair.
John Grey - printmaker
John who is based in Country Durham, uses an etching process to produce his original prints. This involves making acid-etched metal plates, which he then individually inks before printing onto paper, using a traditional hand press. which makes each piece a true limited edition print.
He takes his inspiration from the landscape and architecture of the North East, where he lived as a child, and returned to after 25 years studying and working in London.
John took up printmaking after many years of working with traditional black and white film photography.
John says "I enjoy the process of printmaking; the control over the image through the complex process of masking and aquatinting, acid etching, engraving, inking and hand-printing. It can can be quite a challenge because of the inherent unpredictabilities of the process."
John's work can be seen regularly at all our monthly and annual events. See our Events page for dates and venues.
Please note that all graphics and works of art displayed on this site are owned by the respective artist. All rights are reserved Copyright Loveartnortheast