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Sunday 15th February 2015
Gran Hotel Benahavís****Spa

On Sunday 15th February BDFAS (The Benahavis Association for Decorative and Fine Art) will launch its third annual art exhibition, Action in Art in the beautiful surroundings of the Gran Hotel Benahavis. On show will be a wide range of artwork from painting and sculpture to mosaics, digital photography and textile art. Many artists will give demonstrations of their work to show the techniques involved and visitors can try their hand at sketching, making mosaics, decorating a ceramic vase or painting a mural.

This year the exhibition will include paintings by talented youngsters from local schools. Competition themes given to the young artists reflect lecture titles such as Punch and Judy and In the Footsteps of Van Gogh and they have been asked to produce a painting to illustrate their chosen theme. The first prize winner will have his or her design printed on the cover of next season’s BDFAS brochure. Opening the exhibition, helping to judge the competition and presenting the prizes to the young artists will be the TV personality Loyd Grossman OBE. He is well known as a “foodie”. But readers may not know he is passionate about art and history, works tirelessly for art charities and is President of NADFAS in the UK.

Date: Sunday 15th February, from 12.00 to 17.00 Place: Gran Hotel, Benahavis. Entry: 2 Euros (children under 14 FOC) that includes free entry into our prize draw to win a fabulous portrait of your pet painted by Barbara Marie.

12.30 Opening ceremony with Loyd Grossman

Debra Coleman : Creative and General Photography

Rod Friend: Andalucian landscapes in soft pastels.
Contact : mob 637909806.

Lily Kojman: My paintings reflect my experience of Middle Eastern back ground, different societies and cultures.

Cate Mansuri: Oil,acrylic,watercolour and charcoals,to experimenting with fabrics, wire, beads and upcycling materials.
Contact: Email Tel.618829858

Christie Nicole Nicholas Sculptures of life models, portraits and animals, initially sculpted in clay followed by casting the finished sculpture in bronze. Also portraits, landscapes, life and animals

Helen O’Leary: Paintings
Contact: Email : Mobile : (0034) 693 375 228

Bernd Reinhard: Mainly painting in an abstract style, with some figurative work using photographs as draft.
contact: ; Tel : ( 0034 ) 665 754 107

Ann Ridge of Magic Stitches: Creating original textile/fibre art using photo printing, mark making on fabrics with dyes, paint and free machine embroidery to elicit additional images and textures.
Contact: –
Tel:- +34/952 777 463 Email

Lynda C. Reyna: Paintings and Patchwork.
Contact: Tel. 952855216

J. C. Reyna: Organic Matters – utilising paints, canvas, wood and many elements from nature, such as water, air, gravity & light in conjunction with water based paints, to create unusual and unique pieces!
Contact: E Mail Tel 639472987 Facebook. Organic Matters ART

John Tunstall: Paintings.Proceeds from all sales will be used to assist Variety, the Childrens Charity, to purchase a wheelchair for a needy child. My art is exploratory and intended to be fun.
Contact: Email

G.Vega Cerámica: Exclusive ceramic tiles, wall art, ceramic murals, mosaic tables, fountains and house signs.
Contact: Tel: 952 816 848 Email


Barbara Marie: Artist for many years working in all mediums now specialising in Animal portraiture.
Contact: .Tel 678967219 Email

Annie Palace Mosaic workshops for all ages Working with a variety of materials and techniques
Contact: Email

Susanne – Totem Ceramics: Pottery classes and ceramics gallery
Contact: Email Tel: 952 887 364

Mike Naylor FRPS: I use photography to express my creativity, so I imagine a composition and then find a way to make it happen.

Jose Ortega Fontalba – Guitarist

Venacio Sanchez – Sculptor
Contact: Tel 680 528 599

Ana Cecilia Salinas Castello – Murals
Contact: Email

Gabrielle Ange – Sketching
Contact: Tel: 609 587 765 Email

Estepona Floral Art Club – Floral Art
Contact Details: Email Esteponafloralartclub@facebook
Uriel Calierno – Acrylic on wood vintage style.
Contact: Mobile: (0034) 693.917.222 Email:

Mónica Di Carlo -Framed and ready to frame hand painted on silk works.
Digital prints on paper. Both works on silk and paper works are my own designs.
Contact: Mobile: (0034) 678.472.233 Email:

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