Candlelight and Lightning

Both workshops featured dramatic lighting this week: at Photography Night, which was meant to be sunset themed, a fabulous storm raged, resulting a intermittent electricity cuts and a Hammer House of Horror atmosphere. The Life Drawers would have loved that lighting for their Prehistoric session, but made do with candles. They had exciting action poses to compensate though!

Life Drawing is back in a fortnight (29/9) and Photography Night on Tuesday (20/9) at which they will be ‘shooting from the hip’. Cameras at dawn then…


Next Exhibition: Alistair Isle

Alistair Isle 1st-30th April 2016 at Studio22B & Gallery

Our next exhibition, and our first featuring a guest artist at 22B, is recent works by Alistair Isle. It opens on the 1st April with a private view in the evening. It is on for the whole month. We are really looking forward to this show. Alistair’s paintings are witty, surreal and painted with a  scintillating palette. We think that you will enjoy them too. Here is a taster.

More Waves and Ripples

A second chance to catch the show at Studio22B

We had a great time at Artsmill and were sad to leave. Invigilating the exhibition and talking to visitors about our work was both interesting and motivating. We got really good feedback and comments which has given us a boost and a positive start to 2016.

Our pictures (minus sold pieces!) are now back ‘home’ at 22B and we will be hanging them over the next week, to open on Thursday 25th February at our usual time of 2-6pm.

Have a Creative Start to 2016

Book a workshop at Studio22B & Gallery!

We are back open on Tuesday 5th January and our workshops start the following week, kicking off with:

Photography: weekly on Tuesdays, starting on the 12th.
6.30-9.30, just £12
First workshop ‘Composition’. More details here.
Life Drawing: fortnightly on Thursdays starting on the 14th January 7-9pm just £8. More details here.
Acrylic Painting: Sunday 24/1/16 2-4.30 just £12.
More details here.

Booking preferred for all workshops. Use the contact form attached to this post, or ring Matt 07803 151699 / Aly 07773 583072 
Pay on the night, or in advance by Paypal or bank transfer.

Romanian Lives exhibition raises £153


Dr Kathy Tedd receiving the cheque and framed photograph from Matt.

We travelled to Bingley to meet Dr Kathy Tedd from Jubiliee Outreach Yorkshire. This charity is still going strong supporting Romanian people with practical help. It started with Dr Tedd supporting a Romanian doctor who, thanks to the vagaries of the Ceaucescu regime, only had a very basic medical kit and no drugs at all, and has ended up with entire hospitals and support centres for vulnerable people across Romania. Learn more about their work here.

It was a very emotional exprience for Matt as it was the first time he had been able to talk to someone else who knew what it was like out in Romania in those conditions, for over 20 years. Dr Tedd put names to faces in Matt’s photographs and added her own anecdotes to his.

Thank you to every one that donated.



Here are the winning tickets for the
Romanian Lives raffle:

First  White 476 – Mr Ian A      
Ian gets to choose one of Matt’s pictures from the Romanian Lives exhibition.

Second  White 117Jonathon
Jonathon gets to choose an ACTelfer A3
mounted print.

Third  Green 9 – Doris
Doris gets a ‘baker’s dozen’ of Studio22B
artist greeting cards.

Raffle Ticket Numbers

We will be in touch with the prize winners to organize a time to come to the studio to choose their prizes.

Thank you to all of you who bought tickets and came to the talk. We have raised £153 for Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire.

You can still donate by buying one of the pictures from the exhibition. They are £125 each, including the handmade oak frame. Matt will donate £50 from each sale to J.O.Y.

The Photographer’s Tale: Charity evening for Romanian Lives – people like us.

Talk, additional images,
Q & A session, raffle.

Be entertained, informed and inspired
and help raise money for J.O.Y

tuesday 1st december
7pm – 9pm
Just £8 including tea and cake!

Book now using contact form below, email or ring Matt 07803 151699

All proceeds to Jubilee Outreach Yorkshire, the charity Matt went to Romania with in 1992. JOY has been going for 25 years and every penny raised is spent directly on projects and is run entirely by volunteers.