Jennifer Cottis was educated in London, the hub of art and design in the ‘swinging sixties’. Two years at Ealing School of Art were followed by three studying Industrial Design at the Central School of Art and Design, in London, one of the top colleges in the country. She graduated top of year and was twice awarded the Royal Society of Arts student travelling bursary for Design. This was followed by a successful career as a staff designer and design consultant.

J_Cottis_550As a design educator she has been a visiting lecturer and external examiner at many university Art and Design Departments, a Senior Lecturer at Swindon School of Art and Goldsmiths College, University of London, Principal Lecturer and Head of Industrial Design at the Central School of Art and Design, and Academic Development Manager at Lincoln College of Art and Design.

Following a career as a designer and educator she now concentrates full time on Art. Her drawings, paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely in public and private galleries throughout the country and have won several top prizes.  Examples of designs and a biography have been included in major exhibitions at the prestigious Design Centre Stuttgart and the International Design Centre Berlin. Jennifer also runs courses in drawing and oil painting for adults.

JCottis_MarketDayStRemyDeProvence_550This exhibition displays examples from her work. It ranges from both large and small landscape paintings in oils, developed from the many watercolours in her travel sketch books (some of which are available to purchase as prints) to portraiture, seascapes and sculptures.

The depiction of the sea is a recurring subject with a personal visual language that frequently moves between two and three dimensions. Drawings translated into sculptures – sculptures into further developments in drawing and painting.


Exhibition opening times: 10 am – 4 pm from 27 March until 08 April.  (Gallery is closed on Sundays.)

JCottis_Owl_550Jennifer will be in the gallery on the following days and will be happy to talk about her work.

Monday 27 March: 1 – 3pm
Tuesday 28 March:  1 – 3pm
Monday 03 April:  1 – 3pm
Wednesday 05 April:  11am – 1pm

Images from top: Shade by the Church near Nyons: Jennifer Cottis at Carre Gallery: Market Day – St-Rémy-de-Provence: Owl.  Gallery photographs taken by Martin Cameron.  Photos of paintings supplied by Jennifer Cottis.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new tab or window).



Bainton and Somersby Rooms



Woman Glancing Sideways – Small Head with Beanie – Small Head with Hat

This year’s invited artist is popular artist Lyn Lovitt who is exhibiting a comprehensive range of her work including ceramic sculptures, drawings, lino cuts and recent paintings.

Having spent several years working in studio potteries in Surrey and London she moved to Lincolnshire where she has constantly been inspired by the landscape of wold and fen with the impressive backdrop of large open skies.

Lyn will be at the gallery and will be pleased to welcome all visitors and talk about her work.

Exhibition Opening:

Mon 02 March until Sat 14 March every day except Sundays: 10 am – 4.30 pm.

left: The Striped Cloth. Right: Mainly ceramics.

left: The Striped Cloth. Right: Mainly ceramics.

Artwork photographed at Carre Gallery by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version.

Lyn Lovitt and Jana Siebers

November 22, 2010

Jana Siebers paintings with Lyn Lovitt ceramic

Acclaimed Lincolnshire artists, Lyn Lovitt and Jana Siebers, delight visitors with their new show presenting major pieces of work, paintings, prints and ceramic sculpture together with smaller pieces and handmade collage cards.

Lino Cut Prints by Lyn Lovitt

Jana, who won Best in Show at the Carre’s 2010 Summer Exhibition, displays a range of oil paintings on canvas, together with drawings and works on paper including landscape, heads and sketches from life.

Small works: Hens by Lyn Lovitt and Collage by Jana Siebers

Lyn won the Willoughby Memorial Gallery Open competition in November with her dramatic ceramic sculpted head and she has recently exhibited successfully at the Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln. A selected Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, her work is regularly sold in galleries throughout the UK. Her sculptural work is individually hand built using a blend of clays. Lyn will also be showing several   lino cut prints in her own definitive style.

The exhibition is open from 10 am until 6 pm every day, including Sunday, from Mon 22 Nov to Sat 04 Dec.

Photography by Martin Cameron