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  • Christine Cornwell
    I am a self taught artist and enjoy painting animals and landscapes in Acrylics or Oils. I have RA and find painting takes my mind away from the pain thoughts. Painting is an excellent therapy.
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Postponement of Watford Arts & Crafts Festival
    Please read our latest newsletter here with full details.
  • 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…