The Guernsey Art Network Committee Members
Acting Chair, Co-Ordinator & PR
“I joined the Guernsey Art Network Committee because ART MATTERS. It is not just the prerogative of aesthetes or an intelligentsia but of every social group regardless of age or gender.
The Guernsey Art network not only provides a platform for existing artists to exhibit and promote their work but actively encourages all age groups and people of all abilities to get involved with the visual arts. We are here to make a difference and change perceptions”.
The GAN has been formed to give the visual artists of Guernsey a voice and a platform to work from as well as a public resource for people to look at individual artists’ work and contact details. We hope to be able to nurture artists’ ambitions and creativity through all our endeavours.
“For myself I was attracted by the ethos of the Guernsey Art Network. My introduction to the committee was in connection to the SKIPTON ART FESTIVAL in 2015.
It is important to me that committee members can bring positive and diverse attributes to the table. This in turn will be seen by artists of all levels and media as a useful forum with which to be associated whilst they learn, share and promote their work and ideas in a friendly but stimulating environment.”
Secretary, Website and Social Media Coordinator
"GAN, as a registered charity and a platform for local artists to engage with each other is absolutely vital to the local artistic community. As a jeweller, my main hope and aim for the committee going forward is to bring together different facets of this artistic community, the visual fine arts, applied arts and craft. Working together, artists of all genres will benefit from this engagement and cross pollination. That's where the magic happens."
Running 'Iris and Dora', a busy art studio, puts Denyse and her business in the perfect position to act as a local hub for artists of all genres and abilities. From hobbyists to exhibiting professionals, Denyse engages with artists on a daily basis, bringing people together and fostering an environment in which people are truly able to work together, collaborating on a huge range of projects for the private sector and public at large.
"I am an accountant, running AG Accounting Services, and part-time amateur artist. I’m glad to help out The Guernsey Art Network with my accounting and finance experience as well as doing the odd painting."
"I became a committee member of the Guernsey Art Network after being involved in the first Skipton Art Festival in 2015. Guernsey has some talented artists and the network helps them have the opportunity to exhibit and develop their work and I am proud to be on the committee."