This year the Henley Arts Trail is launching the Art Spark Prize. In collaboration with The Henley Youth Festival and The Art Society Henley we want to support & encourage the most talented young artists in the area.
The winners of the ArtSpark competition will be offered a chance to be taught a specialist skill by a professional artist and experienced tutor.
A creative career can be a difficult choice to make. Schools often don't have the facilities to allow students the opportunity to try out a full range of media and we want to give those with a real talent and passion for art & craft a chance to experience them.
If you are 16-18 yrs old and living in the Henley, Wargrave Twyford & Charvil areas you can apply online.
The deadline is 29th February with prizes awarded at a ceremony in Henley Town Hall on 10th March
Liz works in a mixture of watercolour and inks. She paints flora and fauna in a unique and vibrant style, capturing their vitality and joie de vivre. Liz Shares her expertise in workshops and is the author of five books (so far)
Sue is a portrait and still life painter. Workingin oil on canvas, carefully layering colour and finishing with soft translucent glazes to add a depth & quality only oils can achieve. Sue regularly runs workshops, courses and one to one tuition in portraiture & still life.
Jess creates wheel thrown functional ceramic pieces that have simple and pleasing forms.
Clean lines, gentle curves and simplicity in the glazing define her design style. She is also an experienced tutor.
Jo founded the Henley Shcoool of Art and now concentrate on art tutoring and life drawing for individuals and small groups from her studio in Henley. her skill and enthusiasm are inspirational for all her students
Not only is she a good teacher but also a talented artist.
Jan has been making and teaching jewellery for over 40 years and has the pleasure of seeing her students enjoy learning about jewellery making, some of whom have chosen to go on to run their own jewellery businesses. She has also co-authored a Silver Jewellery Making book.
Alison is passionate about sculpting animals. Sheet of clay are imprinted with texture using random items and then layered over armatures. Her pies are as charismatic as she is and student find her enthusiasm infectious. She regularly works in schools and her students' incredible results are testament to her teaching skills
Kate is a full time textile artist. She uses pieces of fabric which she layers and sews together to create intricate pictures featuring landscapes and wildlife. For many years Kate was a DT & Art teacher in both primary and secondary schools.
Mark is not only a photographer, he is also a master printer, an experienced artist and teacher. Using timeless lino printing techniques he captures the essence of the natural world and the iconic character of fascinating, retro-chic objects