Website Design…

Just a quick update today….

As part of our work at SerenArts Gallery we are responsible for the upkeep of the Tithebarn Workshops website (as well as all the other units who have an online presence).  We are converting all the sites to responsive designs at present, so they are compatible with all devices.  To that end we have now put a brand new Gallery page for images of the Workshops and Gardens…

responsive website design by serenarts gallery

Gallery Page

If you would like more information about our Website Design Services, please feel free to contact us at any time.

To visit the Tithebarn Workshops and view the new gallery simply click on the image above or use the following link…  Tithebarn Workshops Gallery

Home is Where the Heart Is

A new entry to our large canvas range has hit the walls of the gallery this week…

Home is Where the Heart Is

Home is Where the Heart Is

The canvas measures 40″ x 30″ and is on the deep edge gallery stretcher bars (1.5″ deep), so it stands out from the wall giving an amazing three dimensional quality to the picture.

You can also have your images printed like this… simply visit our website for more information.

Birds Do It… Bees Do It…

When I first saw the title of this article in the ARTnews magazine online, I thought it was going to be featuring some beautiful works depicting members of the animal kingdom.  I was wrong!… Here is just part of it…

Last year London’s Grant Museum of Zoology staged what organizers thought was the first inter-species show of paintings by animals.

Baka, a Sumatran Orangutan who resides at Colorado’s Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, showed impastoed, calligraphic slashes in the manner of Kline. Samantha, a Western lowland Gorilla who lived at the Erie Zoo in Pennsylvania, had an allover composition of candy-colored strokes evoking late de Kooning. Boon Mee, an elephant in Thailand’s Samutprakarn Zoo, took a more figurative path, with an astounding rendering of a flower pot.

That such primate and elephant art hews so closely to Western art conventions reveals more about our expectations than their talents. Boon Mee, for example, was guided by a keeper who manipulated her ear like a joystick in order to steer her trunk. The result may still be impressive, but it hardly reflects the creature’s natural tendencies—or the latest science.

The perception of animals as art-makers has come a long way since the late ’50s, when Desmond Morris put Congo the painting chimp on British TV, and in a famous show at London’s ICA.

Today animal artists are not viewed so much as novelties but as sophisticated creators with skills and senses that can enhance projects in ways humans never can. Anthropomorphism is out, and biological determinism is in.

It has become common for zoos and even aquariums to offer art supplies to a wide variety of species, part of efforts–known as Enrichment–to keep animals physically and mentally stimulated.

It certainly did give us a laugh, but I have to say, we much prefer Serena’s Pet Portraits.  People painting animals is more our bag than the other way round!…

(Thank you to the ARTnews for the excerpt from their online magazine)

iTeach Photoshop

As part of our business we are now offering Photoshop and Photoshop Elements Courses at our Tithebarn Workshops Gallery.

iTeach Photoshop offer tuition by the hour or if you prefer a full day, we can arrange a suitable time for you to visit us.

So if your computer is overloaded with photographs you’ve taken and not sure what to do with, come and learn how to use this amazing software. We also have the facilities to print your images for you on canvas or photographic papers.

Callings all Artists & Photographers

We would like to let people know about SerenArts range of digitally printed greetings cards.

Our range of greetings cards are perfect for artists, the small business or personal user, anyone who is looking to produce their work in small print runs and is coming up against that age old problem of getting the first step on the ladder. It can be very expensive to get your work printed on greetings cards…. but not any more!

We take great care to match the colours of your painting so that the finished card is a true representation of your work. This can be a great selling tool for exhibitions and shows.

Our greetings cards are digitally printed on quality 350gsm card, in stunning full colour and supplied pre-creased and folded with envelopes. We can also arrange, at very reasonable rates, to have your cards individually wrapped in cellophane bags and labelled for reselling. To discuss the other options available with our greetings cards and talk over your individual requirements, please feel free to contact us at any time.

More Introductions

Just a quick post today to give you a couple more images of the Tithebarn Workshops Team.

Terry and his good lady Mel (yes Tel & Mel’s Tearoom!) run the tearoom next door to us down here. The image below is of Terry and his Pops, Pete, who does regular shifts down here when the weathers good and the punters are rolling in…

Terry & Pete

Terry & Pete

One of the other main men down here is Doug, one half of Revival, a treasure trove of beautiful antiques and the fount of all knowledge when it comes to old things! Here he is outside his unit with the smiling assassin, Jasper!  Don’t be fooled by those cute looks, he’s very much his own man!!…

Doug & Jasper

Doug & Jasper

We’ll have more introductions soon including all the canine members!  If I’ve forgotten to tell you about anyone, please let me know and I can give you the gossip!