Renowned artists and sculptors from across Herefordshire and beyond are preparing to showcase their work at a Garden Art Exhibition taking place at Holloways in Suckley from February 7 to 13 in aid of the Worcestershire Community Foundation (WCF).

Among the 25 well known names exhibiting will be Antony Bridge - the National Trust’s artist in residence at Croome - wildlife printmaker Shelly Perkins and still life painter Nicola Currie will be joining RHS gold medal-winning sculptor Christine Charlesworth and Bromyard-based artist blacksmith Jon Clift at the show next week.

From Herefordshire are Bringsty Forge artist blacksmith Tony Ingarfield, metal artist Neil Lussock, from Stoke Lacy, Ross-on-Wye sculptor Angela Palmer and painter Vanessa Pomeroy, from Eaton Bishop.

Also showcasing their work are Worcestershire exhibitors Paul Burton, who creates Earthlight sculptures inspired by his career in the mining industry; landscaper Peter Fletcher, who makes exquisite fire spheres; university art lecture Heather Farmer, who creates striking canvases of wildflower meadows and painter Melanie Williams.

Shropshire printmaker Julia Timmins will also be exhibiting, along with landscape artist Chris Williams, Mary Brittain, who paints bold and colourful canvases of gardens, and Welsh landscape painter David Thompson.

Artwork in oils, watercolours and dazzling gold leaf will sit alongside intricate giclee prints and bronzes, modern sculpture, garden ornaments and metal art.

Edward Holloway, High Sheriff of Worcestershire, has run Holloways for more than 30 years with his wife Diana. He also runs garden statuary business Holloways Garden Antiques and Ornaments.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be hosting the first Garden Art Exhibition, in aid of WCF.

“We’ve had an incredible response from artists and sculptors keen to come, and the breadth and quality of work is exceptional.

“From RHS Chelsea gold medal-winning sculptors to established artists with work in collections all around the world, we’ve handpicked every piece. Visitors to the exhibition are in for a huge treat and we’re extremely pleased to be raising money for WCF.”

For every sale, artists will donate a percentage to WCF, which distributes money on behalf of the High Sheriff’s Fund to charities working with disadvantaged people across Worcestershire.

A Meet The Artists programme is planned throughout the week, where art-lovers can meet the exhibitors and talk about their work.

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