Postcards From Santiago

mOOaRT > Unique and Original Art by Susan Windeatt

27 April to 1 May

Ever wanted to give up your job, leave your home, bills and clean clothes behind and walk hundreds of miles toward the sunset? Well CAS resident artist Susan Windeatt did just that – Come along and check out her artwork in April.

“Postcards from the Camino” features art and photography inspired by travels along the legendary European pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela and the Galician Coast of Spain. Including unqiue watercolour and ink sketches created en-route through France, Spain and Portugal.

Now based in Cambridge, Susan works in a variety of media. She originally trained in architecture and computer animation and has produced art for the computer games industry as well as graphics and illustration. Finding herself increasingly drawn to working with traditional media her intricate drawings and watercolour sketches portray a three dimensional and organic view of the landscape and architecture that surrounds her.

For more information on Susan’s work please see her website and facebook page:


Resident artist Peter displays his work at Cambridge Art Salon from 20-25 April.

The show is featured in the April Explorer magazine:

‘The three dimensional work featured is a response to his father’s diagnosis and subsequent death from Alzheimer’s. Using found and made objects Peter has attempted to give a sense of what is has been like for him witnessing the slow but inevitable progress of the disease.

Peter says: “My father was an artist, and creative long after he lost his ability to communicate verbally, but in the end his spirit and identity vanished infront of us and him. The paintings concern happer times, growing up with my family in a small, provincial seaside village in North Wales, I play with the subject matter working the tension between tone and colour, content and form”.’

Romsey Mill at Cambridge Art Salon

13th – 18th April

This April the Cambridge Art Salon is being taken over for one week by students on an alternative education course at a local charity, Romsey Mill. The Step-up course helps to improve the confidence and aspirations of young people (14-16) who are struggling to engage with, or at risk of exclusion from, mainstream school and the range of art work being displayed represents the students’ efforts towards achieving a Level 1 Arts Award. Within the week there will be a special open evening on Tuesday 17th April (6-9pm) when the students, who come from the Manor, Netherhall and Parkside schools, will be joined by friends, family, Romsey Mill staff and school representatives.

Romsey Mill is a Cambridgeshire Charity creating opportunities with young people and families to overcome disadvantage and social isolation.

CAS Creative Director Ruthie Collins says ‘The Cambridge Art Salon is really happy to give young artists the chance to showcase their work in a white cube gallery to family, peers and the community. Romsey Mill do excellent work and it’s a pleasure to be able to support them once again. This show is a real insight into what can be achieved when young people are given support in the pursuit of art and creative excellence.’

bright imaginings

Paintings by Alice Hill

Friday 6 – Tuesday 10 April (closed monday)

Private view Friday 6 April 7.00-9.30pm Please RSVP

Alice explores organic forms within her paintings. She is inspired by the natural world and uses its boundless imagery, from ripples in the sea, to rain drops on a petal, to a weather worn, smooth shell discovered on the beach. Alice continuously aims to push the pronominal constraints and meanings of these entities and draws from them as an initial starting point to a painting. However, the final outcome is typically very free and abstract, perhaps suggesting and provoking more feeling to the viewer than the original drawing. To achieve this Alice is a big believer in experimenting and taking risks. She applies vivid colour and adds spontaneity to an oil painting by using spray paint and gloss paint, mediums that can be unpredictable. This hopes to convey a feeling of expression and movement in her work. Alice enjoys playing with the imagination and is fascinated with people’s responses to her work and what they discover within a painting. Further more, colour is hugely important to her, as she believes it evokes different feelings and reactions in people, spurring on dreams or recapturing distant memories. Alice’s work is an infusion of her inspirations, combining impulsive painting with a stylised element.

This April 2012, Alice goes back to her roots to hold her first solo exhibition at the Cambridge Art Salon. ‘Bright Imaginings’ will feature new and exciting work up for sale. The exhibition runs over the Easter weekend Friday 6thApril to Tuesday 10thApril (opening Friday night, closed Monday). Alice’s work has been featured in online magazine Running In Heels, national newspaper The Guardian and Inspirational Woman Magazine. Her vibrant paintings have been sold to collectors and art lovers in Cambridge and the East of England. She is 26. A fine artist who graduated from Cambridge School of Art in 2008, Alice continued to live and paint in Cambridge exhibiting her work at restaurants such as Cottos and The River Bar and Kitchen until May 2010 when she relocated to Norfolk. She’s also exhibited with ‘Changing Spaces’ in Summer 2009; Positiveworld Studios’ group show ‘Transforming Space’ in October 2009; ‘All Things Said’ with two other contemporary female artists at The Shop, Jesus Lane in December 2009. She’s also exhibited installation work at The Theatre Royal in Bury St. Edmunds, as part of a ‘Shakespeare Sonnet Walk’ organised by the theatre; plus appeared at The Bicycle Shop in Norwich.


The Shadows on the Ceiling

From 30 March – 4 April

An Exhibition by Robert Wilson

Rob graduated from UWE Bristol with a BA (Hons) in Illustration. Using traditional materials such as pen and ink, pencil and sometimes paint, his work swings between humourous/satirical images, and the more dark and sinister. He describes his latest work as having a macabre quality.

Over the years Rob has been inspired/influenced by lots of different artists; comic artists such as Robert Crumb, Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine, some artists who do ‘retro’ type illustrations like Josh Agle and Derek Yaniger, and well-known illustrators e.g. Ronald Searle, plus plenty of others. For this most recent work, the most likely parallel interms of overall style would be the drawings of Edward Gorey.

Reflections and Transparencies

23 to 27 March (Private View 23rd March, 6.30-10.00pm)

Participating artists:
Sculptors: Linda Towning and Giulia Portuese-Williams
Photographer: Francesca Re Manning
Painter: Stefan Luszczak

From the transparencies of photographic images to the malleability and harmony of alabaster….to the magic of colour in landscapes and the atmospheric scenes in abstract paintings, at the Cambridge Art Salon, you’ll find an inspiring group of four artists who interpret art in their own unique way linked by a discovery of natural shapes and their friendship.

For more information please see personal websites: for Linda and Giulia for Francesca

Nature’s Bounty

Photography Exhibition by Rowan Lamb

16-20 March

Rowan Lamb calls himself a “Full Time Gentleman Amateur” photographer. His pictures very rarely contain a horizon, such is his focus on things found on the ground. He is interested in the way that city-dwellers interact with nature, and the way that nature finds its own niche in the urban environment. Rowan has a degree in Documentary Photography from the Newport University, has exhibited in Wales and London, and has also had work featured in a national photography magazine. He lives in Cambridge with his girlfriend Ellen, and they want to get a dog.

From motion to ‘e’motion

From motion to ‘e’motion

An exhibition of Kinetic Art and Installations by Floridia Ferrara.

Opening Friday the 9th of March with live dj set by Minimal Sound System

Private view: 9th of March from 7 to 8 pm, all welcome from 8pm

Meet the artist (and closing day): Tuesday 13th March

Closed Monday 12th of March

Floridia has been creating mobiles for more than 10 years. Movement and balance are two pivotal concepts in her work and her life.

The artist has always been fascinated by the movement of balanced, hanging structures. As a child she enjoyed experimenting with coloured cardboard and assembling  geometric patterns  which she would hang up and then spend a long time watching them move, animated by the draft coming in from her window.

Many years later, she built her first mobile in balsa wood.

Floridia is interested in the concepts of balance, movement, change, perspective and perception and is intrigued by the incessant changes of shape a structure in motion can produce when perceived from different perspectives. She says that “Motion and perception never remain the same or repeat, yet create a pleasant sensation of déjà vu. The movement stems from and relates to the constant evolution of nature, providing therefore a rare and mesmerising insight into the fabric of universe itself.”

The intersection of lines and shapes moving together and then separating again also makes space for the viewer’s own interaction with the artwork and this vital connection and interaction between art and viewer creates chances an for an active two-way fruition.

Her handmade structures in balance are unique works of art  and cannot be reproduced .She loves researching and experimenting with different materials (wood, copper, papier-mâché, resins, perspex, recycled objects etc.) from which she draws inspiration for her creations.

At the Cambridge Art Salon she will also present one of the installations of her “Beside” project dealing with the concept of identity, its interpretation and representation.

At the opening, Minimal Sound System, a Cambridge-based sound artist who originally composed the soundscapes of one of Floridia’s installation, will delight the audience with an exquisite live dj set.


Travels: An Exhibition of Photography by Lisa Cordaro

1–7 March 2012

Private View: Friday 2 March, 6pm–9pm. All welcome.

Featuring vibrant and evocative photography, Cambridge Art Salon presents images from Lisa Cordaro’s travels in Europe and North Africa, particularly Croatia, Egypt and the Greek Islands, in her debut exhibition.

While travel photography often lends itself to landscape or photojournalism, Lisa is also fascinated by the detail of what can be found along the way – she prefers images devoid of people, consciously waiting for the space to clear, preferring to let the object of study take on a life of its own and evoke the place in which it was found.

End House Arts – Family Art and Craft

Family Art and Craft Session

End House Arts

Sunday 4 March, 10.30-11.30am

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory inspired painting PLUS make your own Sweet Cards for Mother’s Day. Families with children aged 3-9 years (accompanied by parents/carers)

£3 per child, drop-in pay at the door.

STRAY – a group of artists who stray beyond

Private View: 24th February 2012, 6-9pm

The exhibition is open to the public
25th, 26th and 28th Februray 2012
10:00 – 17:00

Artists include:

Rosemary Catling, Mohammed Djazmi, Greg Fox, Rebecca Ilett, Sue Law, Alison Litherland, Jeremy Mulvey, Jill Ogilvy, Jane Pryor, Tess Recordon , Stefanie  Reichelt, Deanna Tyson.


Valentines at Cambridge Art Salon

Saturday 18 February 2012, 3-5pm

Join us for a Valentines Tea Party in the gallery, with cakes and unlimited tea and fun activities!

Places are just £5 a head, proceeds to go to the Art Salon.
All welcome!