More About Angella Horner FRSA:
Angella is a bit of a dreamer, who has been kept grounded and safe by her wonderful family and friends. She worked hard to make her artistic aspirations come true. This process began shortly after receiving early retirement. Art became one of the main focuses in her life. Art consumed much of her waking hours and generally was the last thing she thought of at night. Her butterfly personality fluttered through many different art styles and mediums. She fantasized about colour and shape and experimentation was a joyful adventure which has remained with her to this day. Nothing is cast in stone. Life is an adventure in so many different ways and art is a wonderful means of expressing these experiences.
Angella soon realised that being alone painting and drawing was not the best way of developing more artistic flair. This was to be achieved by sharing her joy and ideas with her fellow creatives which she has done avidly over the last fifteen years. A culmination of making art accessible to the public and of working along side other artists led her to form the CO3 Art Gallery and Studios of which she is co-director with Richard Horner. Her achievements in the community have been rewarded by the Royal Society of Arts of which she was granted fellowship in 2013. CO3 Gallery has held exhibitions for both local and national artists. Angella now runs the busy CO3 Studios where she also teaches others to love art as much as she does.
Angella wrote poetry as a child and painted pictures of mountains and castles. Her mother was Italian and spoke of her sunny days in the mountains of the Italian village where she grew up. Angella's father was half German who had a way with words and could draw beautifully. Her five children showed her the diversity of human personalities and have supported her love of art in many ways. She learned to combine her artistic skills with her computer skills and this is the medium she has chosen to illustrate the wonderful work of Simon Banks.
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AUTUMN by Simon Banks, illustrated by Angella Horner FRSA
At the completeness of the year
Yellow, scarlet, claret, orange flare
One dissolves in the other, unique colour,
Beech, dogwood, spindle, aspen, elm
Blazing dead fronds of bracken. Robins still sing.
Last swallow lingers.
Soft damp, a hint of fertile rotting
Cold, sharp, a sense of winter’s hardening
Tumult of migrants misted in the air.
Past the long changing wood
The road runs fast, cars jockey,
Schedules are met, business done
And the computers speak
Of golden beaches in the sun.