Exhibition: Drawing Inspiration

The Cambridge Art Salon is hosting Diana Probst’s show ‘Drawing Inspiration’ until Wednesday 16th November. She is showing original still life and portraiture and a selection of limited edition screen prints and monoprints.

Visit between 10 and 6 to meet the artist and see what she has done over the past year.

Exhibition: Spaced Out

Ship made of shaped nebulae, sailing through space

Spaced Out Ship

An exhibition of celestial paintings and illustrations by Lou Peajeux plus metal creations by Stephen Bedrikovs. Taking inspiration from outer-space, with all its beauty, magnitude and breathtaking swirls of colour, two local budding artists have worked in their own preferred mediums to create an astral display that is, almost literally, out of this world.

Lou is a resident artist at the Cambridge Art Salon, having graduated with a first class degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Now working as a freelance illustrator, specialising in greetings cards, hand-painted ceramics and prints, this exhibition showcases a different and perhaps more painterly style. Whilst a love of vibrant colour and playful humour is still evident, the pieces are on a larger scale and have been worked to a high level of detail, contrasting smooth, cloudy gradients and sharper, glowing highlights.

There are five original canvases on show – four in acrylics, one in oils and six digital illustrations. The paintings depict a range of colourful nebulae, whilst the illustrations are either visual puns or comical space scenes featuring creatures on a journey through the stars. All original artwork is for sale, plus a range of signed and mounted prints.

Stephen Bedrikovs is a friend of Lou’s, having both known each other from school, throughout college and then university. Graduating with a degree in Design Crafts, Stephen is a metalsmith, jeweller and crafter, working predominantly in copper for this show, creating and shaping dishes with an iridescent, outer-space finish. All original pieces will also be for sale.

Drop-In Drawing

Close-up of a wooden artist's mannequinThe Cambridge Art Salon invites anyone who wants to drop in and draw to come during our opening hours, and make use of our facilities. We are open on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday for normal shop hours, and we have set up a table with objects to draw. Bring your own equipment and make use of our peaceful environment, for an art-break of any length. Donations are welcome.

Resident Artists’ exhibition

Print of Complicated cog-based world with moving partsFor three weeks, the resident artists at the CAS will be exhibiting a selection of their works, in a multi-person show. The work will concentrate on 2D pieces. Our window display will rotate on a weekly basis. Upcoming, we have several individual exhibitions in preparation.

Future Generations…

This week, the Cambridge Art Salon is pleased to present Future Generations Lie Dead by our Hand, an installation by Penelope Sackville-Hayes. The installation in ceramics runs until 27th September

C.A.S. launch a success

Thank you to everyone who came to the launch of the Salon, and to everyone who supported us. We look forward to our time working in and with the community, and having so many creative people working with us.

Launch of the C.A.S.

On Wednesday September 14th, the Cambridge Art Salon officially opens to the public. A not for profit community art space for public use in Cambridge, CAS is a unique hub of talent, workspace and gallery. Any member of the public is welcome to showcase their work, engage with the project and help strengthen the community through culture and the arts.