Mark Davies

I am a self-taught artist who has used a variety of film and digital cameras since I was a child. I experiment with standard photographic techniques like composition, perspective, exposure and shutter speed to record images. After several decades I decided to move to a more abstracted form of image capture. As I stood with…

Andrea Neidle

Hi. I’m Andrea, a poet and author from Bushey. My background is in advertising, copywriting and teaching. Before retirement, I was the course leader of the Watford Postgraduate Diploma in Advertising at West Herts College. I am the author of How to Get into Advertising (Cengage Learning). My poetry has been published both here and…

Lydia Nicholson

I am an enthusiastic creative who loves creating and sharing with others. I trained in Graphic Design. In my career, I mainly concentrated on packaging design and illustration for food presentation.  Whilst I raised my family, I continued with freelance and when my children reached school age, I began teaching art to children and adults…

WAAF Chair Helen Nicell on Radio 4 Front Row

As part of Watford Borough Council’s initiative Watford Together, Author Katherine McMahon and Helen Nicell spoke on Radio 4’s Front Row about Watford’s One Town, One Book challenge. The virtual book club took place to discuss Katherine’s latest book ‘The Hour of Separation’ based in war time Watford on Thursday 2 July and a writers workshop…

Vision Art Competition Winners

In association with Watford Borough Council (WBC), Watford Area Arts Forum (WAAF) invited members of the public to express an interpretation of ‘VISION’. The competition attracted 37 art entries, which were then open to a public vote. We are delighted to announce the winners! Many congratulations to Roshani Bhundia who got first place with her…

Vision Literature Competition Winners

In association with Watford Borough Council (WBC), Watford Area Arts Forum (WAAF) invited members of the public to express an interpretation of ‘VISION’. The competition attracted 16 literature entries, which were then open to a public vote. We are delighted to announce the winners! Many congratulations to Helen Nicell who got first place with her…

Carolyn Storey

Hello, I’m Carolyn, a freelance Artist originally from Bushey. My artwork largely centres on character design and my passion for storytelling, music, film and spirituality come out through my psychedelic patterns and quirky figures. Each has their own tale to tell and their dream-world surroundings are sometimes taken from observation studies. But sometimes they are…

Vision Competition Rules 2020

ART ENTRIES Any medium may be submitted, including photography, but must be original work. Subject open to personal interpretation. All works will be included in the competition. Works may be offered for sale, a 10% commission will be charged by WAAF No entry fee will be charged. Artwork should be submitted as High Res Jpegs…

Barry Saunders

I originally took up photography as a means of recording my holidays, but it grew to be a hobby in its own right.  I have had holidays in many parts of the world including Christmas Island, the Falkland Islands and Alaska. I haven’t ignored our own country and I enjoy visiting the traditional seaside towns…

Winners of the Vision Art & Literature Competition 2020

In association with Watford Borough Council (WBC), Watford Area Arts Forum (WAAF) ran our annual competition virtually this year and the theme was ‘VISION’. WAAF invited interpretations on the theme in any art form or in writing. WBC supported the competition as part of the Watford Together initiative. The winners of each category will receive…