Just realised that Christmas is coming? Sometimes it is difficult to decide what to buy for your loved one……so if you're stuck for an unusual present for birthdays or Christmas, how about a watercolour tuition day? You can buy half days or whole days of one-to-one art tuition with professional artist, Mariana Robinson, from just £70. Mariana will send you a gift card and voucher to give as a present, and the student can arrange any date between mid-March and early November 2018.
Sally has been making jewellery for almost 30 years. She's had her designs published in Vogue Magazine and WI Life and has an enthusiastic creative mind enabling her to produce fabulous intricate designs.Much of her work is influenced by Renaissance, Impressionist and post impressionist art and design.New to Mariana-Art Gallery for Christmas and the 2018 season.
Mariana-Art welcomes talented silver jewellery maker, Ann Skehel of Wyemade. Her hand-made jewellery uses Sterling Silver and semi-precious stones with some heavier items bearing her individual hallmark. New stock in for the 2018 season. A selection of Ann's work can be seen at the gallery and other pictures can be viewed in the Ceramics & Gifts section.
Mariana Robinson has produced this beautiful artwork map for a new St Briavels Village Leaflet (free of charge). In conjunction with St Briavels Parish Council, the map and text indicates a short walk taking you around this historical village and identifies places of interest, local businesses and historical features. The Mariana-Art Gallery is shown as item 8 on the map.The Map will be available as a signed watercolour image at Mariana-Art Gallery from November 2017.Available from the Gallery and other tourism outlets throughout the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.
Mariana is always available to paint a commission in her usual subject range.Commissioned paintings can be in either watercolour or Atelier Interactive Acrylics on canvas. Please come along to the gallery to discuss your requirements. If you want to match a new colour scheme, please bring along a swatch of paint or fabric to be used so that features in the painting can harmonize with the surroundings. Mariana has a great gift for colour, composition and contrast and will help you to decide.A £50 deposit (redeemable against the finished painting) will be required at the time of booking and prices vary according to size, medium used and complexity of the subject.
Brighten up your breakfast time with Mariana's colourful range of porcelain pottery comprising:
Prices range from £2.50 to £30.00 per piece. Personal callers to the gallery can take their purchases home with them. These are also available for telephone mail order to UK addresses only.
Second hand Vintage binoculars by well known makers and supplied by Robinson's Emporium of Bristol, have been a popular feature of Mariana's Gallery. Stock is constantly changing. All are fully checked, cleaned and collimated and you will have an opportunity to try them before you buy. Small, compact designs, ideal for bird-watching, holidays and nature walks. Prices range from £15 to £60.
Marian-Art is pleased to offer hand crafted walking and hiking sticks by John Wiseman. It"s a wise man that uses a Wiseman stick when he"s walking around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. Prop yourself up after a visit to the Brockweir Inn or the Sloop at Llandogo and bash your way through the bracken!Very reasonable prices for such quality work. Walking leaflets in and around the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean also available at the Gallery.Click in the header of any page to email for more details.
For the last two years, visitors to the Gallery and Studio have all been intrigued by the hollyhocks adorning the gallery shed door. Mariana painted these using Atelier Interactive Acrylics during the only three-day window of fair weather in 2013. The paint has stood the test of time and the elements but 2014 saw a radical makeover for the shed. It's now bright PINK. The original shade of pink was hideous so Mariana added some cream/yellow/white Atelier paint to the remainder of the Raspberry Sorbet colour in the tin and produced this lovely dusky rose colour. Easier on the eye and what a huge difference a brightly coloured shed has made to the light levels in and around the gallery. It's really cheered up an otherwise dark corner of the garden. If the colour and the hollyhocks inspire you to do something about your drab wooden outbuildings, come and speak to Mariana at the Gallery.
2017 sees The Mariana-Art Gallery is in its eleventh year of business. We open each year from March until Christmas. You can find us here between 10:30am and 5pm on Friday, Satrurday, Monday and Thursday and from 12.30-5 on Sundays. We are open most Bank Holidays except Christmas and New Year.