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The Chate Room

Two Artists

Dorothy Morris & Janis Fry
 

19 July – 14 August 2024
 

Dorothy Morris Workshop: Using Collage & Mixed Medium in Paintings

 Saturday 10 August 11am - 4pm

 

King Street Gallery welcomes two local artists to the Chate Room, Dorothy Morris and Janis Fry. Dorothy will be running a workshop on Saturday 10 August between 11am and 4pm. The cost is £60 with all materials included. Please contact the gallery to enrol for the workshop.

 

Dorothy Morris

I am an award winning  professional artist. I have a BA in Fashion and Textiles  and an Art Teachers certificate.  I taught for many years in mainstream education. Later I did a MA in Fine art. I  went on to work part time as a tutor working for a mental  health charity and I opened my own gallery in 1997. I continue to work with vulnerable  people  in the community  from my gallery in Ferryside whilst also creating  my own  art. I have exhibited  widely  throughout  Wales, the UK and abroad. I am especially  concerned  with social  and environmental  issues  and much of my work and other artists involvement  reflects these issues.

 

Janis Fry

I studied at Bangor University and Swansea College of Art, was apprenticed to Mick Morgan at his West Wales pottery and then went to Brittany to learn silk painting with French steam fixed dyes. I won 3 Design Council Awards for this work but then edged into painting while running a pottery studio for 30 years. I am a member of the Royal Watercolour Society of Wales and have taught Art most of my life. I have had exhibitions and shows in Paris, Rome, New York, Miami, Reykjavic, Naples, Piccadilly, Bahrain and Wales. I am a specialist in Ancient Yew Trees and have written 3 books and 2 booklets on this subject, the most recent being ‘The Cult of the Yew’ published by John Hunt Publishing last year. My love of the sacred yews (Taxus Sanctus - those brought here from Egypt and the Holy Lands, thousands of years ago and planted in often remote churchyards), continue to hold my interest, although I now paint all kinds of other things and in different media. My fascination is with light and its effect on juxtaposed colours and with spiritual matters that govern our existence. I undertake portrait commissions.

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