Wait a Minnow

serenarts gallery kingfisher trail

We mentioned a few weeks back that he was on his way… well he’s landed… ‘Wait a Minnow‘ is on his plinth in Westbury Gardens, outside the Tourist Information Centre, to promote two Cotswold walking trails, which Bradford on Avon are now part of. The trails will be available online and via a smartphone App.

There will be some more smaller kingfishers coming to the Shambles this week as well, so hopefully it will all bring a little cheer and some visitors to the Town.

As a little nod to these events Serena has painted a small 6″ square acrylic on canvas: ‘Watching’…

Canal Art

At SerenArts Gallery we’re always looking for new ways to add items to our range of products and services… and canal art is just the latest string to Serena’s bow…

serenarts gallery canal art

However, always expect the unexpected, as she hasn’t gone for the traditional canal art colour palette with these pitchers. The subtle pastel tones of these beautiful designs, hand painted by Serena, will compliment many a house interior. They are priced at just £18 for the smaller pitcher (approx 17cm high) and £25 for the larger one(approx 22cm high).

We have plans to increase the range of products that Serena will be adding to the canal art collection, so watch this space!

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

Glass Art Christmas Cards

serenarts gallery glass art christmas cards
Set of 8 different designs

Due to the current Government directive, we are still unable to have our lovely gallery open, so here is an opportunity to purchase a set of 8 of Serena’s unique Glass Art Christmas Cards.

Featuring festive scenes each card is hand painted on a glass microscope slide and mounted on a card measuring approximately 185mm x 75mm. Every card comes cellophane wrapped and with a quality envelope.

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£14.95

The above price includes postage and packing, or local Bradford on Avon delivery.

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.

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.

More 3D Artwork

Serena has started another two pieces of her 3D artwork and here is the first…

serena pugh 3D art

Painted with oil on board… see if you can guess what the subject will be?!

The other work is a few layers further on and a bit more obvious what the subject is…

serena pugh 3D art

They are both yet to have their air dry clay additions added so we’ll keep you posted as they progress.

We are already getting some very favourable comments from customers in the gallery and it certainly gets people talking when they see Serena working on them. The completed pieces will be making it to the walls soon.