Art in Mind | 1st -12th March

Art in Mind

Art in Mind | 1st -12th March 2023

Preview Night: 1st March, 6:00 – 8:30pm


10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday

12 – 6pm Sunday






“I am a British artist and have been producing work for over 20 years with successful exhibitions in London, Manchester & New York. My work has been acquired by collections around the globe, most notably the renowned Haskell collection in Florida.

These 3 works attempt to capture both the outrage and glamour that personified the performance artist and clubber extraordinaire, Leigh Bowery. The canvas is highlighted by the application of over 500 mixed crystals including Swarovski.”


Agathe de Gennes


“My graphic universe is composed of exotic landscapes, animals, mysterious huts and naked women. I like to create soft and sensitive spaces where we can feel good. A sort of escape from today’s world, a gentle interlude in our tumultuous lives. There is also an element of sadness in my work associated with the idea of a lost paradise.

The characters look at us and seem to tell us «Slow down”, “look around you”, “look at yourself », « feel » and « love”. A desire to refocus the value of time at the centre of our lives.”


Colin Robert Davis


Colin’s original style of mosaic folk art principally focuses on recycling ceramics – transferware and retro designs. His work originates from his passion for ceramics which he has collected over many years. A word or an image printed on the surface can spark an idea which grows into a final piece.

Colin started creating his mosaics in 2013 and is principally self-taught. He began showing his work in 2018 and has gone on to have his work exhibited and sold in galleries across the country and around the world.


Christine Seifert

“Life inspires me to express myself in colour and texture. My technique is mixed media on handmade paper from the Himalayas laid on canvas. With soft brushes, I spread the watercolour onto the paper/canvas and the bamboo quill, dipped in ink, draws the line! By including metal leaf, ruffled paper, or objects, I give my paintings light, depth and a story to tell. I am a self-taught artist, born into a family of artists and farmers. My formative years in East Africa and the many countries I have lived in, continue to influence me and my work. What I wear too, is often my design. I live and work in Germany and Spain.”


Carla Kleekamp

“My work consists mainly of etchings, collages, water paintings, nijimi, and drawings. The making of these is for me the possibility to express my deepest feelings. In my work, the pure line remains for me the most important medium. Both a scholarship for a visit to Japan and lessons from a Chinese teacher has been very helpful in this aspect. The questions about the truth of images, and news, for me, is a continuous effort to express, my own vision in themes that concern me. Which values of me, and others define our interpretation of reality. The human standard is based on interests and money, and I try to express the consequences of these in my work. Most of the themes in my work are focused on the continuous suppression and exhaustion of nature by human beings. The effect of our overbearing economy-Thomas Rau- has daily consequences, in which we can see and feel climate change plastic soup, fine dust, and the disappearance of biodiversity.




Gianmarco Sieni, aka Bisturi, was born in Florence in November 1995. His works are graphic paintings mixed with silkscreen prints on various surfaces. During the school period he dedicated himself to searching for his own artistic identity. Having reached a certain artistic maturity, BISTURI proposes paintings that visualize in metaphorical form the feelings, fears and discomforts of man, using a single line, which links the meaning of the representation on solid-coloured backgrounds with bold colours. The paintings are made starting from manual sketches that are digitally completed. For the artist, each work conveys a precise message, but the observer is free to follow his own interpretation.


Jillian Cheshire

“For the Art in Mind Exhibition, I have created a suite of 8 mixed media artworks on card. I chose a portrait format in 30 (w) x 42cm (h), as this represents the head and shoulders of the client I am representing in the Art. As an Artist/ Art Therapist, I have chosen the ‘Empty Chair’ as my concept. As this is one of the techniques, I utilise in my Art therapy practice. The Empty Chair is a powerful method in Gestalt Therapy, it is designed to allow the client to work through internal conflict. It assists the client in seeing the situation from a different perspective and gaining self-awareness of their feelings and behaviours. I chose to depict many styles of chairs and many vantage points, as to represent that ‘I see you from all angles without judgement’, it doesn’t matter which chair you use or where you are, ‘Í am there for you’. The client has an opportunity to accept and change through self-expression which is an emotional release through Art- holistically and focusing on the Here and Now. Each ‘portrait’ reads like a narrative through the process of printmaking, collage, and painting- covering up, uncovering/discovering, scratching the surface, drawing a line, compartmentalising, painting over, and layering until the final aesthetic is achieved.  The viewer can make their own associations with the work.”


Julio Juan Arroyo


Julio Juan Arroyo is an emerging artist from Puerto Sagunto near Valencia, Spain b.1994.

His fashion documentary explores LGBTQIA+ identity and expression. His vision plays with industrial landscapes and naturescapes inspired by his birth town. This is his first exhibition.

Dolphin is a metaphor for freedom, fluidity, and ambiguous sexual identity. Shot on 35mm film, The Dolphin Project features intimate male portraits that invite conversation around masculinity – a social construct of our own making. Each portrait I set against unbounded nature: lakes, moorland beaches, meadows, marshes, wheatfields, vines, and waterfalls.

Today there is a commonly understood biological definition of the ‘male’ but culturally and geographically the perceptions of masculine roles behaviours, bodies and identities vary radically.

Is today’s freedom of identity and expression here to stay? Will it remain only the privilege of cosmopolitan cities? How far can it extend across communities and borders? Is the imagination destined forever to be trapped by humanity’s primal fears?



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