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The Visual Art Network (VAN) Charity 1087383 is run by our volunteer members.

Promote your work, exhibitions, workshops and events here to a wider audience. We are a growing network of ambitious, enthusiastic and creative people all with an interest in visual arts. 

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Collage Now

13 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017

An exhibition of contemporary collage from 11 artists, illustrating a wide range of styles and techniques. See poster below for artists taking part. All Day free WORKSHOP, SAT 17th June.  Private View Sat... Read more

Shropshire Art...

20 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017

Shropshire Art Society is holding its Summer Exhibition from Tuesday, June 20th , to Thursday, July 13th, at St Mary's Church, Shrewsbury. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 4 pm daily, excluding... Read more

Found Poetry and...

30 Jun 2017

Get artistic with words! In this workshop you will create poems, stories and your own artwork out of book pages and magazines. Using drawing and collage, artist Emily Wilkinson will demonstrate simple... Read more

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Lino success

Kit Byron Low is enjoying success with her latest range of hand pressed lino prints, featuring images of birds. Currently she is developing a range of cards and enjoying the challenge of 'forcing' lino to create movement in the prints!  The range includes blackbirds, terns, owls, puffins and most recently pheasants.  These are available at the VAN Street Gallery, Shrewsbury, and are rapidly flying out!  They have been the top selling card range this Spring with our visitors.

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Steve Vicary 
Painting is a vehicle for exploration. Through painting, you can explore and experience your concerns and passions. It can deliver a degree of subjectivity and sensual pleasure that no other imaging technology can match. You can take risks again and again. It is an immediate and direct form of personal expression.

There are lots of ways to paint and are lots of rules on how and what to paint but there are more ways of breaking those rules and that makes the process exciting. It's challenging and a joy.

Abstract Art or paintings with an abstract element is more than a haphazard mess flung onto canvas. The creativity within these works of art is meant to turn heads and illicit new imaginations within the viewer. In most circumstances, Abstract Art is filled with exciting colours and these stimulating elements are what make it one of the most favoured forms of art collected today. But a strong piece of art, whether it's figurative or non figurative, has the ability to grab your attention and pull an emotional response from within you. This is the artist's plan to keep your mind thinking and analyzing and to keep your eyes moving throughout the painting.

Painting is intoxicating. Painting is a passion. Painting is a delight. Painting is an obsession.

When asked why he painted Matisse replied; "to translate my emotions, my feelings, and the reactions of my sensibility into colour and design.... [Artists are] useful because they can augment colour and design through the richness of their imagination intensified by their emotion and their reflection on the beauties of nature, just as poets or musicians do."



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