Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Aurora Spain at bGallery


The purpose of my paintings is to uplift the spirit and excite the eye. My new body of work, 'The Touchables' , goes a step further - they are tactile.  At the same time, my adventurous and studied use of colour deliberately reflects the optical laws of physics whereby the after-images complete the spectral effect, leaving the observer with a deeper sense of satisfaction. 

Monday, 20 October 2014

Syra Larkin's Love of Art in Shown in her Work ...

I attended Hammersmith College of Art London from 1969- 1973. After leaving Art School I started to learn about the craft of painting and have been learning ever since.
I believe my love of Art to be part of my genetic makeup. My maternal grandfather was a professional artist and my paternal grandfather aspired to be a professional artist.
When I was growing up we had one art book in the house. A large picture book on renaissance art as a child I used to love looking at the paintings in this book and especially Raphael's paintings.
I draw and paint almost everyday for painting is the career that I have chosen and over the past 30 years I have built up a substantial body of work.
In the past 3 decades my work has changed and evolved. Although I believe there is an underlying thread that runs through all of it.
Picasso changed his style with each new love affair my love is constant. The changes for me are more subtle as in the same way as ageing, my hair is no longer brown, there are more lines on my face, I am not as tall, not so slim, My outward appearance and dress has changed with time yet I am still me.
The outward appearance and style of my work may changes but what makes it unique to me is the passion and love for art that I put into my work that comes from my head and heart

Robert Jackson's Unique Artwork

Robert is a Luton-based artist/printmaker working mainly with lino cut techniques.  The subjects he has drawn to are abandoned buildings with a haunting character and architechural stonework.
Robert studied Foundation at Falmouth College of Arts, and Product Design at The University of Luton.  Robert has since worked in the manufacturing sector as a CAD draughtsman and sheet metal worker.
Printmaking is a media that combines industrial principals with image-making and provides endless opportunities to experiment.  Most of my prints are from carved lino blocks, using a reduction method that allows the layering of different colours by removing more lino between ink applications.  This technique (sometimes called the 'suicide method') makes the edition limited to the initial batch as the first layers have been cut away.  All prints are small batch limited edition.
This year he is using etching techniques when cutting the lino, and have brought block printing principals to metal plate etching.  This quite unique development he calls 'relief etching'.

Anita Davies Textile Artwork


A graduate of the highly regarded Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Art, Anita has been making decorative art and jewellery for over 15 years.
Her art work draws on the decorative fragmented surfaces of ancient jewellery, reliquaries, frescoes and tiled surfaces. Museums and Art Galleries fueled her obsession from an early age. As a child she enjoyed piecing things together in her mind and learnt to appreciate highly decorative, elaborate surfaces that had been time worn and broken.
This has shaped the way Anita designs. She prefers abstractions and incomplete images and textures and although her work has no direct narrative it does have a language of pattern, texture and colour. Anita likes to capture the idea of buried treasure in her work, fragments of artefacts that were part of something bigger, which now no longer exist.

John Dunne's Fantastic Work

Ireland has a tradition of spiritual enquiry. It it also a land of beauty which lends itself to the painter and poet immersing  themselves in this beauty. John's career has involved him in both aspects, progressing from involvement with his surroundings of sea and mountain to that of spiritual enquiry. For the past twenty years he has worked on themes rather than singular paintings, exploring themes such as 'Love' in the series 'The Song of Songs' and 'Death' in the the series "The Dream of Gerontius" and the "The Seven Last Words of Christ".
John has been invited to continue on in this way with a series based in the understanding of "St Michael" These will be show in Co Kerry in September 2012.


Jeanni's extraordinary talent and methods of teaching ...........

I am a freelance artist in Cornwall, offering one-to-one tutoring and art classes that will change your ability to draw & paint forever.
I am a freelance artist and teacher based in beautiful Cornwall. I undertake commissions of many subjects including portraits, seascapes and pets as can be seen on my website.

I paint original paintings of local views and sell limited edition prints, some of which are on sale at St Michael's Mount with the National Trust and Truro Cathedral.

I teach art to any age or ability and run team building and charity art events.

The full range of my work be seen on the youtube links below and my web site.

Please take a look at these videos of my work …and then forward them on if you like… Thank you!

The Bigger Picture Event ( Team Development )

Art and Visual Awareness Coaching ( Inspiring art lessons for small groups and individuals )

High Speed Portrait Painting ( My Art )

jeanni art … Interview

To contact Jeanni regarding courses, lessons or anything else :  jeanni_art@yahoo.co.uk


Andrew Cottrell at b Gallery art directory

Born in Birmingham in 1967, I attended a school in Somerset for boys with Dyslexia, where my love of art developed.
I studied Illustration at Falmouth & Hereford College of Art where I developed my present styles, both of which are colorful and textured.
Main influences on my work include light, shade and far eastern countries. I have travelled to India and Malaysia and my more recent pieces of work pick up on recent travels to France and Venice.
I greatly admire the work of the Artist’s N.C. Wyeth and his son Andrew. These artists have influenced my work over the years and so has Anthony Green.
Please visit my website to see more of my work and I look forward to hearing from you.
Andrew Cottrell

Briony Howell's Unique ArtWork

My name is Briony I am a trained artist and Illustrator from Crawley, West Sussex.  I graduated from De Montfort University in 2007 and have since been working professionally in the art and design field for local companies and private collectors locally and nationwide.
Although I am originally trainned with fine art painting and drawing techniques I feel now my artwork is much more illustrative but still keeping a  figurative element with all the work I do. This illustrative element has come about through my love of details, drawing and documenting the environment.  The subject of the cityscape allows me to home in on all the elements I love but still trying to create something that is current and emotive.
Colour is also a big favourite of mine. The possibilties of colour, colour contrasts and mixing are endless. Even a slight hint can give a whole new dimension and even a new narrative to the image.
I hope you like my artwork, and hope you enjoy it on your wall as much as I did making it.
**Summer art competition has now ended, thank you for all that took part. Congratulations  Amber Howell and James Jenner, the mugs are on their way to you!
If you missed out, the mugs are now available to buy for a limited time with free delivery, only on my art page.***
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Zoe Adams Striking Artwork at bGallery

My name is Zoe, and i am a self taught, self employed artist. I have been painting for around 7 years.
I usually always work in acrylic, and like to paint from photographs and or any pictures i can use for reference.I am interested in painting animals, nature, land/seascapes and can work from your favourite photographs
My paintings are unusual in style and i always like to use lots of detail.
My work so far has covered various subjects as you will see from the photos here. I am always available for commission work, so if there is a painting you would like to commission me for please get in touch either by phone or email.
You can also purchase any of the pieces displayed here that state they are for sale directly by clicking on the picture you want and using the paypal link


Peter Bodifee's Abstract Art at bGallery


 My eyes, my skin, my mind and nature are my inspiration.
All works are abstractions in a very  pure and often  square-framed form.
These are metaphors of my relationship with mother  earth and mankind.
Our society is organized to label and to frame lives. So I subscribe my motto:
Jump the lines and cross the borders.
I’m using different kinds of materials, like paper, canvas, wood, plywood and waste as subsoils for my acrylic paintings.
Sometimes I paint directly, often in accumulating layers, so you’ve to guess what’s underneath.
That’s the struggle to be on good terms  with contemporary life.
It’s difficult to celebrate life when simultaneous  you’re perceiving the evolving cruelty.

So I’m painting to survive indifference.