Stella Downing

Mixed media / soft pastels / landscape
Twighlight at Pershore Water Meadows
Drawing, Mixed media, Painting

I find inspiration in the beautiful Worcestershire landscape, and I go out drawing and painting en plein air as often as I can . I often use charcoal, and a variety of soft pastels on Pastel mat paper . Sometimes the work is completed in one afternoon and at other times it forms the inspiration for larger work back in the studio . These larger works are created using charcoal, ink, acrylic paint wash, and gesso on mount board . This is then worked on again with charcoal and soft and hard pastels creating a complex layered surface. Two of these larger paintings have been accepted for this year’s annual Pastel Society Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, and I have a number of paintings in private collections.
I am exhibiting together with a group of friends- Mary Brittain, Gemma Griffiths, Erin Conel and Deborah Catesby in Mary’s house , The Granary . We all met while doing a course with Kim Williams at Malvern School of Art . Our work is all quite different and covers a range of starting points. Mary’s house, gardens and courtyard will provide a delightful setting to visit to see our art work.

Venue address
The Granary
Home Farm Lane
Great Witley
Home Farm Lane can be approached from two directions, one from the B4197 running from Great Witley to Martley and the other from the B4203 from Great Witley to Bromyard. On the B4197 Home Farm lane is the narrow Lane on the right at a sharp left bend.
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Opening dates and times

10.30 am - 5.00 pm 10.30-5.00 pm 10.30 am - 5.00 pm