Heartfelt art at University of Herts

PUBLISHED: 10:13 18 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 06 May 2010

Shirley Ascher at the exhibition

Shirley Ascher at the exhibition

A CORNUCOPIA of talent was on display at the launch of University of Hertfordshire s art exhibition in St Albans on Saturday. Works ranging from £40 to £6,500 in a variety of mediums were on show at the Margaret Harvey Gallery in Hatfield Road. The exhibi

A CORNUCOPIA of talent was on display at the launch of University of Hertfordshire's art exhibition in St Albans on Saturday.

Works ranging from £40 to £6,500 in a variety of mediums were on show at the Margaret Harvey Gallery in Hatfield Road. The exhibition was open to artists from all over the county who were invited to send in three works each for consideration by a panel of five judges.

Among the exhibitors was artist Shirley Ascher, of Cranbrook Drive, St Albans, who had two monoprints in the show. She said: "One of my pictures sold almost straightaway which was very thrilling."

Shirley, who used to be a feltmaker and is the co-author of a book called Beginners Guide to Feltmaking, said: "Printmaking is very like feltmaking though of course the process is totally different. Feltmaking is very woolly and fluffy and here you are dealing with oil-based inks. But the end results are similar in that the same accidental quality is present."

The exhibition runs until next Wednesday (December 23) and is open from 11 am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday.


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