Local artists step on board as The Big Arts Show lands in Surrey

September 1, 2016

Lovers of art and crafts are being invited to a unique event taking place in Surrey during the second weekend in September.

The Big Arts Show, which was established by former Guildford resident David Dawkins, has co-located to Surrey from Shropshire for the first time and will be held at Secretts of Milford on September 10th and 11th.

Providing a showcase for a wide variety of artists and craftspeople using a range of formats and presentations including paint, sculpture, jewellery, glass, ceramics, furniture design, photography and performance art, the family-friendly event will include over 90 exhibitors as well as workshops and talks,  a real ale bar, eateries, poetry and live music.

A number of local artists will be exhibiting at The Big Arts Show including Farnham based photographer Nick Huggins. Nick’s passion for shapes, forms and colours, as well as observational work capturing the unusual beauty in all things, both natural and manmade, has resulted in a growing portfolio of diverse artwork. Recently Nick discovered the joys of printing his photography on fabrics which led to the creation of his offshoot company, Lemon Brothers Designs. Commenting on The Big Arts Show, he said:  “I am really looking forward to this event, especially as it is a first of its kind for Secretts and Surrey and that it is so close to home.”

Karen Pearson is from Dorking and as well as exhibiting at the show she will also be teaching and tutoring. Karen is inspired by the magic of the natural world, by moments in time and the richness of life that surrounds us. Experienced in drawing and painting a wide range of subjects, her work varies from the figurative to the abstract and includes the use of oils, inks, acrylics, mixed media and pastels, although her main discipline is watercolour. She said: “I am really looking forward to exhibiting and tutoring at The Big Arts Show. It is a great way to talk to the public, share your passion and demonstrate your skills and very good news that this sort of event is being staged in Surrey for the first time!”

Organiser David Dawkins said: “As well introducing the public to their fantastic art and pictures, Nick and Karen’s enthusiasm, skill and knowledge are exactly what is required to make this year’s event exciting and interesting to attend. We look forward to seeing them both.”

Tickets for the event are £6.60 in advance, which includes a booking fee, and available to purchase online at www.wegottickets.com/thebigartshow.

1 Karen Pearson – two untitled images and a headshot.

Karen Pearson picture 1

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Karen Pearson picture 2

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2 Nick Huggins – photograph entitled Lemon Brothers Bridge.

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About The Big Arts Show
Established by David Dawkins in 2014 The Big Art Show aims to provide a showcase for a wide diversity of arts and artists, crafts and craftspeople, rarely seen together at a single event. Artists are offered an affordable space to exhibit, demonstrate and sell their work.

The Big Arts Show is for everyone with an interest in art and craft, from the student to the serious collector. Families are made very welcome. In response to public demand and to accommodate the variety of work on display, the event name was changed from The Big Art Show to The Big Arts Show in December 2015.

For more information about The Big Arts Show, contact:
David Dawkins
Tel: 07983 580417
Twitter: @TheBigArtShow
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheBigArtsShow