All are welcome to attend the gala night of Art With A Difference - a joint exhibition by local artists Meta Rocard and Roger Fowler - on Tuesday, January 14
All are welcome to attend the gala night of Art With A Difference – a joint exhibition by local artists Meta Rocard and Roger Fowler – on Tuesday, January 14 at the cornerHOUSE.
Both artists will be at the arts centre in Douglas Road, Surbiton, from 7-9pm to talk about their work.
Meta’s exhibits, under the title Digital Fantasies, are a colourful collection of computerised images.
Art is created on computer from a variety of sources enhanced photographs scanned drawings and paintings retouched – some imaginatively integrated to form abstract designs.
This is Meta’s first show. A love of colour and design has inspired her art.
“I have been designing publicity material for local organisations and theatre groups successfully for several years now so when asked to form an exhibition I decided to share the space with Roger Fowler, who does amazing pastel images of wildlife,” said Meta who had taken courses at the Wimbledon College of Arts.
“I learned to appreciate art in all its forms and became interested in Illustration in particular,” she said. “I liked the idea of visualising the written word and creating imaginative pictures to describe a story or a play. But it wasn’t until I mastered the basics of Photoshop that it became possible to design a book cover or a poster.”
The images are mounted on foam-backed board. Prices range from £5 to £100 depending on the size of the print.
Co-exhibitor Roger Fowler is showing a selection of paintings of wildlife in pastels, pencil, pen and ink and watercolour.
Wildlife in Pastels and Other Media is inspired by Roger’s love of wildlife.
“My exhibits combine my love of wildlife with being able to capture this in paintings,” explained Roger. “I have always had an interest in wildlife and drawing. Over the past few years, I have developed my interest in artwork by attending college to improve my skills.
“I am a member of the Society for All Artists and I have also attended art workshops which involve being able to interact with animals, such as wolves, to gain a better understanding of my subject.”
This will be Roger’s first show. Some of his paintings, which are in mixed media, are mounted, while others are framed. He is open to offers for his work.
January 5 (Sunday) - February 2 (Sunday)
116 Douglas Road Surbiton Surrey KT6 7SB