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24 artists work, ranging from landscapes and portraits in watercolour, oils and acrylic to tapestries, etchings, digital art, graphic design, ceramics, contemporary metal garden furniture and sculpture.

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Wherever possible, Oriel Cambria's extensive directory of artists is accompanied by an example of the artists work and contact/ web details that enable you to contact the artist directly.

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King PriestThe word Art is derived from the world Arya or Aria the nation which travelled from West to the East to the Indus civilization cities Like Moen Jo Daro Harrappa etc about 4000 years ago. They claimed to be good Agriculturists and manual work hence the word Aria meant any thing to do with Agriculture or manual labor. The English word Arable land is also from the same route and so is word Harvest and word for plough in Italian the Aratro.

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts – artworks, expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

The oldest form of art are visual arts, which include creation of images or objects in fields including painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they usually are not in a painting, for example. Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of art or the arts. Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences. In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts.

Art may be characterized in terms of mimesis (its representation of reality), expression, communication of emotion, or other qualities. During the Romantic period, art came to be seen as "a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science". Though the definition of what constitutes art is disputed and has changed over time, general descriptions mention an idea of imaginative or technical skill stemming from human agency and creation

The nature of art, and related concepts such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics