Bucks Art Weeks 2024
Myself and other members of the
Artist Collective @ Westbury
are opening their studios at Westbury Arts Centre on various days from 08 to 16 June 2024. Opening hours will be 11am to
We'll also have a wonderful array of guest artists participating with us, in the Barn. Do check the BAW24 website to see which artists will be on site and on which days.
Winter Art Market
At Westbury Arts Centre
What a lovely weekend. Set in the beautiful historical settings of (what used to be) Westbury Manor House in times gone by... I opened my studio and talked to lots of lovely visitors. Some of my handmade lino-reduction prints found new homes too!
At HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
in Drayton Parslow, Buckinghamshire,
on 30 September & 01 October 2023,
I was thrilled to have been invited to show some of my prints, alongside works by other local artists, at this lovely exhibition at a beautiful venue; and I was tempted enough to buy a beautiful handpainted vase by
Valerie Zec & Melissa Goode
Open studios, for Heritage Open Days
at Westbury Arts Centre
16 & 17 September 2023
Myself and other resident artists opened their studios and met many other local artists and visitors to the centre.
Thank you to everyone who came to see me. It was an absolute pleasure talking to you and explaining the lino-reduction technique.
Bucks Art Weeks 2023
Thank you to all who came to see us!!
Participating members of the
Artist Collective @ Westbury held an exhibition in The Barn and opened their studios at varying times. We really enjoyed meeting and chatting to visitors.
It's always great to share our appreciation for all things creative, with others.
I was delighted that one of my lino-prints was selected for this exhibition. My art teacher from school (the same teacher who taught me how to make lino prints) was exhibiting his work too. Showing my work at the same exhibition as Mr Williams made the event even more special.
I also enjoyed attending a 'meet the artist' afternoon where I talked to artists and visitors about how I make my lino prints.
16 March 2023
I felt honoured to meet Leighton Buzzard Art Society members and to demonstrate lino-reduction printmaking; with some great questions and seamless technical support. I spoke about the ideas behind my work and about subject matter, preparing images for print, equipment; and also how I make my prints
layer by layer.
This Society is wonderfully committed to making art practice accessible and to supporting all members in their creative endeavours.
COGBEETLE @ WESTBURY ARTS CENTRE WINTER FAYRE
19 & 20 November 2022 from 11am to 4pm
Thank you for coming to see us!
This annual event was an opportunity to buy unique handmade gifts made by studio artists at Westbury and other local artists,
in our art & craft market. Artists, including myself, welcomed visitors into their studios to view artworks and explained a bit about their creative techniques.
I was both happy and humbled because some of my prints found new homes too!
Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, MK56AA
Open studios at Westbury Arts Centre
Thank you for visiting us!
Bucks Art Weeks was a chance to meet members of the Artist Collective @ Westbury and guest artists, The Rookwood Group. What a lovely event we had and congratulations to the Rookwood Group for putting on such a splendid exhibition!
All in the peaceful historical grounds of the Westbury Farm house.
SPRING SHAKESPEARE EVENT
23 & 24 April 2022, 11am to 4pm
to everyone who came to have their photo taken in the Elizabethan photo booth, to make ruff collars and to see the Westbury bees and Shakespeare-inspired exhibition of works by members of the
Artist Collective @ Westbury and
Westbury Fabric & Fibre Guild.
Much enjoyment was had at the 'Sonnets & Soliloquies' open-mic event on the Saturday evening and artists enjoyed opening their studios and welcoming visitors on the Sunday.
OPEN STUDIOS & CRAFT MARKET
...with lots of artists selling beautifully handmade
arts and crafts...
Thank you to everyone who came to Westbury Arts Centre! Another lovely event and I really enjoyed meeting and talking to everyone who came to my studio.
The printmaking evening classes that commence on 01 February 2022 are
now fully booked. How exciting! I can't wait to show others the joys of lino-printing!
20:20 Hot Bed Press Print Exchange 2021
with Buckingham Printmakers
I've submitted 25 prints; all 20x20cm in size, to participate in this 'print-exchange' event.
I'm very much looking forward to seeing all the wonderfully diverse and inspirational prints from other members and groups within the printmaking community.
Heritage Open Days - 11 & 12 September 2021
What a lovely weekend! It was really great to meet and talk to visitors.
A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came. You help to make these events a great success; and what's more, you inspire us all at Westbury Arts Centre to keep putting on
creative community and heritage events.
You make it happen.
The Art of Hand-Pulled Printmaking
Recent lino-reduction works by Vonnie Raw
24 July - 01 August 2021 at Westbury Arts Centre
What can I say? I was thrilled to meet and talk to all the visitors who came to see my exhibition. Thank you for your time, your support and your feedback. I really enjoyed seeing friends (and colleagues!) I haven't seen in a very long time, meeting other artists and printmakers, and meeting new people I hadn't met before.
Many of my prints found new homes too, and for that I'm eternally grateful.
Wolverton Works Windows Exhibition
12 - 13 September 2020
Thank you to everyone who attended the Heritage Open Day weekend at Westbury Arts Centre, whether you went on the walk lead by The Parks Trust, or came along to see the exhibitions. It was really lovely to meet and talk to people.
The completed series of my reduction linocut print studies of the old Wolverton Works windows was on display in the Legge Gallery. Also on display were exhibitions of paintings by Lance Fennell and works on the subject of 'Hidden Nature' by the Artists Collective @ Westbury
COVID: We implemented a 'one-way' safe social-distancing walk-way system to ensure the health and safety of visitors. People also wore their masks.
Bucks Art Weeks 2020
I participated in Bucks Art Weeks (BAW). What was normally an open-studio event had to take place virtually in 2020. Hundreds of artists exhibited their work on the BAW website; and posted images of their work reflecting different themes each day on Instagram. The event was an absolute inspiration despite the challenging circumstances; and I was very glad to ‘meet’ and follow so many other artists on social media.
Thank you to all the organisers and to everyone who took part. Bring on BAW 2021 !!
Brontë p.200 Exhibition, Woodend Gallery, Scarborough
11 January to 08 February 2020
My Mother (V W Selburn) and I both submitted a page for the book commemorating 200 years since the birth of Anne Brontë. 200 artists were sent a page from Anne Brontë's novel, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall', and were asked to illustrate their interpretation of the page. All of the illustrations were published in a book. For more information, go to: https://bronteblog.blogspot.com/2020/01/anne-bronte-p200-art-exhibition.html.
You can purchase the book from Lindsey Tyson's website here.
Westbury Arts Centre Winter Fayre
24 November 2019 from 10.00am to 4.00pm
What an amazing day! It was so lovely to see so many people visiting the centre and to talk to people who came into my studio. Thank you all for your time and enthusiasm. I'm always really glad to meet and talk to other creative people and to encourage those who need a tiny little nudge to find their creative side. If you fancy a go at lino-printmaking, please do get in touch with me via the 'contact' page on this website. I'm happy to do introductory sessions for up to two people in my studio; and I hope to organise group sessions in the new year.
Inspired by Bauhaus - an exhibition of textile art 04 - 13 October 2019 at Westbury Arts Centre in Milton Keynes
I submitted three pieces of felted collage and stitch-work to this exhibition organised by 'Mix3d Stitch'.