Art and photos

photo by Nikki Price

photo by Nikki Price

Thanks to our photographer Nikki Price, whose photographs of people’s houses really compliment the letters.

Nikki is a photographer based in the Medway Towns. Her honest, relaxed attitude to photography enables her to capture a different approach to familiar scenes, and portraits. She has exhibited in a variety of exhibitions such as A1, Post Nude at the Horsebridge Centre Whitstable, participated in Arts Council projects such as the ‘Mr Whale’ Gravesend Encyclopedia, and more recently, the Medway Open Studios. She has undertaken a variety of commercial work and commissions. Her work is primarily in Digital Media, but also has a real passion for film photography.

The Letters Home project has been one close to her heart, and she expresses her thanks to all the wonderful people who have opened their homes for photos for this exhibition.

Heather Haythornthwaite's illustrations

Heather Haythornthwaite’s illustrations

Also to Heather Haythornthwaite – who has provided us with 4 of her prints of Rochester which show familiar streets, but in a slightly unfamiliar way…

Heather says: ‘My work is inspired by how people live their lives. Recently it has been about local or familiar landscapes. Dividing my time between Wexford and Kent, many of my images have their beginnings in these landscapes. Painting and drawing and photography informs my printmaking, the imagery is modified and collaged together to create aesthetically enjoyable arrangements. I remain fascinated by non digital skills and technologies. I trained at Bath Academy, Reading University and Goldsmiths College, London.

My work is held in private collections internationally. Exhibitions include:
• Goldsmiths College 2004
• The Graham Clarke Gallery, Maidstone 2010
• Whitstable Show Off Gallery June 2010, May 2011, November 2011, June 2012
• Nucleus Gallery, Café and Shop in Rochester, Chatham and Maidstone 2009-present day in group shows
• Nucleus Cafe, Chatham, Individual exhibition in November 2011

http://www.hazelnut-press.com/

And Carlito Juanito, whose quirky houses form our bunting and adorn our letter boxes!
www.carlitojuanito.co.uk

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