George Hogg – guest artist in H’Art Festival exhibition

George_Hogg_3Acclaimed animal artist George Hogg, who is based in Havering, is the guest artist for our H’Art Festival exhibition. He is showing paintings of a fox (at Romford Library) and a wood pigeon (at Hornchurch Library).

Born in 1950 in India, immigrated to Britain in 1978, George began his career as both a lead guitarist and a painter.  However, his painting attracted so much interest that he focussed on becoming a full-time artist.

A self-taught artist, he has exhibited and sold internationally and throughout the UK.  He regularly contributed to the Society of Wildlife Artists (Federation of British Artists) annual exhibition, and has won the following awards: Stock Exchange Art Society Award for work of outstanding merit, the East African Wildlife Society Award, Nairobi, in support of wildlife conservation, and by Windsor Newton for a Watercolour Painting.

P1430001The exhibition also features work by another Havering-based artist. Caroline Richardson’s work can also be seen at both venues. Caroline is churchwarden at the Good Shepherd Collier Row, where she has recently overseen the introduction of text-based work in the Church Centre. Caroline has earlier commissions in the St Luke’s Chapel at Queen’s Hospital and at St Peter’s Harold Wood.

commission4mission’s art exhibition for the H’Art Festival is at Hornchurch and Romford Libraries during normal opening hours until Friday 13th June 2014. The exhibition can be found on the ground and first floors of both libraries.

The exhibition also features work by Hayley Bowen, Harvey Bradley, Jonathan Evens, Mark LewisJanet Roberts, Henry Shelton, Sergiy Shkanov, Joy Rousell Stone, Andrew Vessey and Peter Webb. It includes ceramics, fused glass, paintings and wood reliefs.

P1420977The H’Art Festival is an arts festival in the London Borough of Havering incorporating the Barking Episcopal Area Arts Festival. It is an opportunity for the community to share creative talents and runs from Sunday June 1st – Sunday June 15th 2014.

For the full H’Art Festival programme, see  See for more information.

The Barking Episcopal Area Arts Festival began in 2011 & involves quality events from a variety of Arts genre as a way of embracing and celebrating performing/visual arts and engaging with local communities, their people and arts culture. The Festival is organised annually but in a different part of the Episcopal Area each year and in parallel with already established community arts festivals. This fourth Festival runs parallel to the Hornchurch Festival of Arts & Heritage –