|Helen Southwell - Chair
Helen joined the committee midway through 2022 to support with preparations for
the 'Art Trail' and somehow managed to land the role of Chair six months later.
Helen is keen to support the long-established activities that have been a part of
Plain Arts for a number of years, resurrecting some old favourites that have fallen
by the wayside and looking for new and exciting opportunities to showcase the
work of our talented group of artists.
Helen is a working glass artist. She studied Ceramics and Textiles at university, and
since retiring from a high-profile job in education in 2021 is looking forward to having
more time to dedicate to her art. She is now combining her experience as a teacher
with her creative passion and offering 1 to 1 tuition, workshops, school and
community projects. Her work can be seen on her website: www.theglassroom.uk
David Walker - Coordinator
Simon Howden - Website & Design
|Sian Rolston - Social Media
Sian joined the Plain Arts Committee in 2021 after moving from Devon.
Her role involves helping with Social Media with Jenny.
Away from Plain Arts Sian is an artist and does many things such as Acrylic painting
and Watercolours. Her work can been seen on her website: www.sianrolston.com
Felicity Jowitt - Events Facilitator
|Jenny Monds - Marketing & Social Media
Jenny joined the committee in early 2022, in time to help with the preparations for that
year's 'Art Trail' - the first since the pandemic. She worked on securing advertising for the
Art Trail brochure, as well as joining in with general ideas/ promotion/ distribution of
printed brochures to as many venues as possible once they were ready.
Jenny's role now is principally social media, which she looks after on Tuesdays, Thursdays
and Saturdays. She also helps with exhibitions, events, and anything else where 'all hands
on deck' are needed.
Jenny was a librarian and bookseller in a former life. She now paints and draws.
Her work can be seen on her website: www.jennymonds.com
|Ian Southwell - Treasurer & IT
Ian Joined the committee 3 years ago as Treasurer as well as supporting Simon in the
development and maintenance of the website and all things IT.
Ian has been a photographer for more than 40 years and has exhibited in the UK, Paris
and Istanbul. He teaches wedding and portrait photography and is a member of the Society
of Wedding and Portrait Photographers.
More recently, Ian has begun painting, enthused by the talent he sees amongst local artists.
Ian’s commercial website is: www.ijsphotography.co.uk
Ian's personal art can be found at www.isoart.co.uk
You can also find him on Instagram @iansouthwellartist
Rebecca Berry - Membership
Becky has recently joined the committee and will be helping with membership and
in any other helpful way. Becky trained in Theatre design and is now a full time
artist creating whimsical and playful illustrations, artwork and sculpted pieces.
Her work can be seen on her website: www.bybeckyberry.co.uk