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…

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…

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…

Amanda Ramsey

I am a photographer from Watford. I have been taking photos for about 15 years now and really love it! I have been really lucky to exhibit my photography with the Watford Area Arts Forum, which I have really enjoyed. I mainly take photos of flowers and London as that is passion. My photos are…

Stitches

We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at Burston Garden Centre, North Orbital Road, St Albans from 10am until 12 noon. All yarnbombers and everyone welcome to join us in creating Yarnbombing for Climate Change. Saturday 17th Oct to Sat 31st Oct at The Gallery Intu, Watford.Groups and individuals are welcome to display yarnbombing, wallhangings specifically…

Ian Scleater

Ian Scleater was Hon. Treasurer and deputy chairman of Watford Area Arts Forum from 2006 until he stood down in 2018. He is a life-long resident of Watford. He has been taking photographs since his ‘teen’ years, many of them on his holiday travels. His working life was spent in the City of London and…

Ann Kopka

Ann Kopka is a visual artist and curator. Ann has exhibited her work in London, the UK, Denmark, Germany, Italy and the USA. She has been selected for solo and group exhibitions and for exhibitions by national charities and Interfaith organisations. Ann has exhibited in art galleries, museums, hospitals, churches, libraries and non-conventional spaces. Her…