Lockdown Window Exhibition

We are pleased to be involved in the new Tithebarn Workshops initiative… the Lockdown Window Exhibition:

The idea is to add a bit of culture to your daily walk by having a regularly changed window display of Serena’s paintings in the windows. All the artists at the Tithebarn Workshops are taking part, so you should be able to take a small, artistic detour around the windows of the Workshops…

Further details about this ongoing event have been posted on Explore BOA and it is also being covered by the Wiltshire Times and Radio Wiltshire.

Lockdown 2:0

serenarts gallery lockdown 2

With just over a week to go until the end of ‘Lockdown 2:0’ we thought we would give you a little update on how things are going at SerenArts Gallery.

Like many small businesses, this enforced closure could not have come at a worse time of year, hitting Christmas sales from our gallery very hard.  Although we have transferred the bulk of our shop items into our online shop and made Serena’s artwork available on her website, there is no doubt the coming months will be a challenge.  I made the mistake of calculating the percentage of annual retail sales that we would expect in November… not a good idea!

However… what these lockdowns have done is galvanise local people into looking nearer to home and supporting local firms in these difficult times.  We have noticed a marked increase in ‘Bradfordian’ customers and enquiries, which is great for the local economy (and ours!).  Hopefully, when we reopen after this current closure, people won’t have spent all their pennies with Amazon and we will see a lovely last minute rush for pressies!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our existing and new printing customers for their fantastic support during this period.  We have had a large number of Christmas printing orders and continue to offer our ‘essential’ photocopying service.

Thank you very much and stay safe.

Mike & Serena

Bradford on Avon 2021 Calendars

serenarts gallery bradford on avon calendars 2021

Just a reminder that we have two Bradford on Avon Calendars available for 2021…

A3 Photographic Art by Serena Pugh – 13 stunning local images – large date boxes for notes – wire bound / wall hanger – £9.95

A4 Photographs – 13 local photographs – date boxes around the main image – wire bound / wall hanger – £4.95

Both of the above are available to purchase from this site (where a small postage charge will be included in the price) or you can click and collect from our gallery at the Tithebarn Workshops.

Busy in Lockdown

Serena is nearing the completion of her latest project… an oil on board of Bradford Bridge and the Avon. This iconic scene measures 32″ x 16″ and will be going to our friendly, local framers as soon as the paint drys. It will then be available to purchase via her website and on display at our gallery (as soon as we’re able to reopen).

The more eagle eyed viewer will notice Serena highlighting her Southampton FC mug in the foreground. Whether it acted as inspiration for this artwork is up for discussion, but she was rather excited when her beloved Saints topped the Premier League for the first time last night!

If you would like to see more of Serena’s artwork you can visit her website or follow her story on Instagram.

SerenArts Printing

Over the years we have worked with many artists to help with their printing requirements… from business cards to websites.

Salisbury artist Martin Memory has been a client for many years now and we were delighted when we are asked to produce his latest 16 page brochure for him…

serenarts printing for artist martin memory

Printed in an A4 landscape format this brochure promotes Martin’s stunning artwork to its absolute best. For more information on our design and printing services please feel free to contact us at any time.

SerenArts Gallery Goes Big!

We have just got back two of Serena’s latest paintings from the framers and they look fantastic…

serenarts gallery artwork by serena pugh
Translucence

This acrylic on board measures 48″ x 24″ and is framed in white, wood grain frame.

serenarts gallery artwork by serena pugh
Chickens Up Trees

Another acrylic on canvas at 24″ x 48″ and yes… it is chickens up trees! Serena assures me that unless you clip their wings chickens will indeed fly up trees.

serenarts gallery artwork by serena pugh

Both pictures are now up in the gallery and also available to buy from Serena’s newly updated website.

We would like to say a huge thank you to Chris at Beagle Framing in Bradford for the amazing job he has done… yet again… on these paintings.

SerenArts Gallery in 2020

Well… here we are in 2020 and this is the first time I’ve had time to sit down and post this year after our full gallery refurbishment.

You may have seen a post from Serena recently telling you all about her new work desk!… well I’ve got one too!…

serenarts gallery at the tithebarn workshops

We have an all new layout with clearly defined areas for Serena’s art, the jewellery and my printing department…

We’re looking forward to the new year in our new space and hope to welcome you all in the near future.

If you have any new year printing projects you’d like some help with please contact us at any time.

Steve Hall Watercolour Courses

Our apologies again for not posting for some time, but after a busy summer season we will endeavour to keep you up to date with the goings on at SerenArts Gallery.

In the meantime we would like to bring your attention to an opportunity to have an excellent days painting with Steve Hall in Bradford on Avon…

steve hall watercolour courses

We will be back soon with more updates but we can certainly recommend booking a spot on one of Steve’s courses.

Anthony Pates – Artist

We were very sad to hear of the passing of local artist Anthony Pates recently. We have had the pleasure of doing some printing work for Anthony over the years, reproducing some of his incredible artwork as prints, cards and postcards. He was an absolute gentleman and created the most exquisite, timeless work.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Here are a few examples of Anthony’s extraordinary work…