Flower Power

7th – 13th October 2015

Janet Van Rensburg and Rosemary Swinson

  •  Visitors to our exhibition can expect a joyful celebration of colour in nature with our floral watercolour paintings and embroidered textiles.


 Janet van Rensburg, Society of Floral Painters

  • Throughout a fulfilling career in nursing I maintained a lively interest in drawing. I attended drawing classes and, as opportunity allowed, went on painting holidays.
  • My lifelong love of flowers directed my painting focus and the choice of watercolour suited me in every way. I endeavour to paint from life and to actual size although photographs are useful in extending both seasons and range.
  • I exhibit regularly and undertake commissions. My work is in the UK, Australia and the USA.
  • In 2013 I was awarded Full Membership of The Society of Floral Painters


Rosemary Swinson, Embroiderer’s Guild

  • I have been involved in arts and crafts for the greater part of my adult life and was a potter specialising in stone ware until 1995. Due to technical problems and pursuing my lifelong love of colour and fabrics I changed to textiles and embroidery when I took early retirement.
  • I did my City and Guild’s certificates and have been happily creating various wall hangings, bags and scarves since then. Since 2009 I have been fortunate in attending Ruth Issett’s courses in Shropshire which have opened up entirely new colour and textures.
  • I dye my own fabrics and threads and take my inspiration from the garden and hedgerows. I often piece together a wall hanging and embroider it in whites and creams and then dye it.
  • I love the chance effects from the unexpected. I also print my fabrics using mono printing and block printing techniques. I have exhibited in London, Lancashire and Gloucestershire.

Open daily 10am-5pm

Entry Free

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What’s Next?

  • Maintenance The outside of the gallery has been repainted.
  • New Lighting The main lighting in the gallery has been replaced with energy efficient LED lights which provides
    lower power consumption, a sensation of greater space giving enhanced upward lighting and warmer light on walls and screens

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