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Thanks to the players of the National Lottery, we now have the funds to bring our Virtual Community to you, connecting us all via a Facebook group and online weekly through Zoom. We can always walk you through the process of getting onto this platform. These sessions will cover many art forms and various themes, starting with ‘Pets’. We love our pets at The VC Gallery and during lockdown, they have really helped us cope, so we thought this was a great way of acknowledging how much they do for our wellbeing. We are also offering telephone artistic guidance for those not online or socially distanced visits. Anyone needing art packs including paints, pencils, sketch pads we also have these available so you can really get involved.
Nina Camplin is a mural artist based in Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, specialising in trompe l’oeil. She is interested in challenging perceptions of space and creating scenes of faked realities, such as windows, doors and broken walls that open up the flat surface of the wall to give the viewer the optical illusion of an additional dimension beyond. She has worked on many public art projects nationwide, receiving commissions from various Councils including Luton, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Southampton, Isle of Wight, Dorset, and Poole and has won 2 Design Awards for her subway murals in Luton. She has exhibited her paintings in many shows across the UK and her work varies from abstract to photorealistic, depending upon the current project she is working on. Most recently she has been using recycled canvasses to work on, mixing the realistic with the abstract, allowing snippets of the original painting to show through in the final work.
Creative writing to me is a fun and therapeutic form of expression to find out what is going on in my inner world. I started my own creative writing journey while I was traveling and writing down what was going on in a daily journal. I then started reading my daily thoughts to friends and found out they liked it and they suggested I start doing stand up poetry, so I did!