Friday, 18 April 2014

Caroline Plummer - b Gallery

Contemporary Scottish artist Caroline Plummer (Wytrazek) lives and works in the picturesque village of Tayvallich, Argyll. Caroline paints under her maiden name Wytrazek, Polish which is pronounced "vitronjic"
Originally from the east coast, Caroline is inspired by the dramatic colours of the rugged landscape and seascape of the west. Her impressionistic style conveys to the viewer the calmness of an island bay - the drama of a crashing wave on a deserted west coast beach or the splendor of a west coast sunset.
Caroline also enjoys painting still life, particularly bold flowers and life drawing. Her work has also been turned into greetings cards.
Please have a look at some of Caroline's work on the gallery page of this site. For more images and information visit www.carolineplummer.co.uk. Giclee limited edition signed prints also available.
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Louise Charles-Saarikoski - http://louisecharles-saarikoski.com/

Louise's inspiration comes exclusively from the natural world, and most enjoys capturing animal expression and behaviour.
Louise is originally from Gloucestershire, in the UK, but now lives in Helsinki Finland with her Finnish husband. However, she sells paintings worldwide, and regularly takes paintings to England for exhibition.
She takes commission work for both domestic animals, and wildlife. For equestrian and pet portraits, she encourages clients to provide reference photographs which provide clarity, and show the true character of their animal. Something only the owner perhaps would recognise. This leads to a more pleasing, and special portrait.
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Distintive Photography by Peter Cleevely GCF



Peter is from Ampthill in Bedfordshire.

"Having been involved in Photography for over 45 years covering dark-room processing, portraiture, weddings and family, l now enjoy the creative side of Modern Digital Photography.
My current interests are leaning towards Landscapes and Modern Acitechture and Glass Buildings and a few subjects in between that catch my eye and will make a strong image in the frame.
Photoshop processing of images is all part of the fun of this image making system, as well as good back ground knowledge of camera speeds and aperture settings and the use of Cokin Filters to help produce a stunning image. l like to think of myself as an image creator that will capture the subject on camera but will think past the taking of the picture to the huge effects and transformations that can be achieved on the PC. This can be simple changes of colour hues, to small or large manipulation of an image by removing or adding parts of the image.
l hope you enjoy my selection here, they can be orderd as Fine Art Giclee images on Canvas or Fine Art Acid Free Paper signed and numbered by my self, printed and framed in my Digital Print Studio. The Framing is important as well to blend with the finished image to create the right mood for the image. This service is also available in my creative framing workshop.
Regards
Peter Cleevely GCF"


To see more of Peter's work and the opportunity to purchase it direct from himself for anywhere around the world ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken to Peter's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you
http://www.bgallery.co.uk/artist-profile.asp?artistid=213&button3=Go

Gillian Holding

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Auriol Luckhurst at b Gallery art directory

I am a self taught artist from books, DVD's and more importantly from practice and experience and with a creative passion for colour and detail. Needless to say I have developed my own style. I enjoy painting landscapes but like to include water or a building. I like painting buildings that inspire me but it has to be 'love at first sight'. I look for originality, quirky features, colour and an interesting background. I focus my paintings mainly on Kent, where I live but am not averse to straying occasionally. I have accepted commissions and continue to do so. I paint from my own photographs and sketches. I often put figures or animals in my pictures to give them life and interest. I have tried other mediums but always return to watercolour or from time to time pen and wash.
I started painting around 7 years ago, inspired by an artist, who at that time was appearing regularly on satellite TV. He was so laid back and to me, he made watercolour painting seem possible to anyone who was willing to try. So I did and it was awful but I enjoyed it so much I kept going. I also kept watching Charles Evans and I made notes to help me remember what he said. A couple of years later when I’d rounded off the rough edges of my efforts and made modest progress, I was lucky enough to get a place on a workshop run by Charles Evans himself. He is still very much involved in the teaching of art, running workshops and painting holidays but rarely visits my area in South East England. His home and studio are in North East England and I am not able to travel that far for workshops. However I have accumulated a selection of his books and still refer to them from time to time, as I take on bigger challenges with my work for which I need further tuition.
From childhood I always had an interest in drawing but never had the opportunity to explore further than the occasional art class at school. Throughout my life I did develop writing skills, writing a one-act play and take an acting part in it. I enjoyed acting at an amateur level. For a while I ran my own PR business. There was no time to paint until I retired.
I paint constantly but not regularly because I have other commitments that need my attention, a disabled step-daughter, young grandchildren, and a husband with some health issues. I, myself am a lifetime sufferer of Fibromyalgia and need to be aware of my limitations. My painting output is therefore steady rather than prolific. I am not good at working to deadlines because I can’t forecast my day to day availability; having said that, I produced 3 commissions in 2011, in reasonable time and to the satisfaction of my clients.
My subjects are mainly set in Kent, my home county, as I rarely travel further unless for a week’s holiday, but I do like to paint whatever inspires me on a whim and that might be a group of people in action or wildlife of some kind. I am a keen photographer and I always paint from photographs.
I get such a thrill of pleasure and satisfaction when my pictures are appreciated.


To see more of Auriol's work and have the opportunity of contacting the artist herself ~ Please follow the link below where you will be taken directly to Auriol's own exhibition area at b Gallery art directory ~ Thank you
http://www.bgallery.co.uk/artist-profile.asp?artistid=341&button3=Go

Marian S Adcock's Beautiful Botanical Work





Marian S Adcock is primarily a botanical artist, but is also a skilled animal portraitist and landscape artist. Her medium is wax and oil-based colored pencil on premium archival quality vellum surface artists' paper.
Marian derives inspiration for her botanical artwork by carefully observing the numerous brightly colored flowers amongst the plantain lilies (Hosta genus) in the gardens surrounding her Stonebridge Gardens Art Studio in Saint Paul, MN. She also visits gardens throughout the Upper Midwest for inspiration. Marian's artwork continues the ancient traditions botanical artists have used over the centuries to depict plant life. She continues the tradition of combining artistic sensitivity with scientific accuracy when she paints plants' vibrant colors, and intricate, fleeting and fragile structures. Her artwork also follows the traditions of presenting botanical artwork on either a white background or in situ.
In 2012 the Curatorial Committee of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, formally selected Marian to become a member of Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc.'s distinguished "Family of Artists" and to participate in their museum-quality long-term Representation Program. Her artwork was also featured in Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's Beautiful Botanical Art Exhibition May - June 2012. The Curatorial Review Committee was particularly impressed with Marian's brilliantly colorful botanical artwork. Her translucent style, created with wax and oil-based colored pencil, captures the ethereal beauty, romance and timeliness of our floral world. The Curatorial Committee commended Marian on her lyrical and joyfully colored palette, luminescent hues and compelling tonal combinations with her vibrant interplay of light. In completing their review, the Curatorial Committee "saluted Marian on her oeuvre which emblematizes the divine splendor of the floral realm as she captured the essence of the invisible spirit of nature and eternalizes its joie de vivre."
Marian began her artistic career in 2006 after retiring from her lifelong career as a hospital administrator, then CEO of an humanitarian organization. Shortly before her retirement her dear husband, Leon L. Adcock, M.D., passed away. Marian is primarily a self-taught artist, but honed her artistic skills while attending the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Minneapolis, MN in 2006. She continues developing her artistic skills through studying artistic techniques of the masters. Marian is a member of the Great Rivers Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the National Society of Colored Pencil Artists, and the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery's distinguished "Family of Artists". Her artwork has been juried into numerous art shows and art gallery exhibitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, California and New York. Her artwork has been published in the "International Contemporary Artists, Vol.11, 2011, ICA Publishing, NY, and is featured in the short film titled,"The Journey Home", James Gambone, Director.
To learn more about Marian’s art and pieces available for sale.
E-mail: ladlock@msn.com • Studio telephone: 651.698.5496 • Cell: 651.792. 6005 • Fax: 651. 698.1094

Julie Coe - www.jcoephotography.com

My name is Julie Coe and I have always been passionate about photography. My first passion was for macro and I still love taking macro shots of insects and flowers. These days, I have found a new love of working with tones and textures on my images to give them more of an art look and feel and to be a bit different from the normal photographic shot.
Other sizes and formats of my images are available on request.
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M.D. Becker - www.facebook.com/MDBeckerArt

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M.D. Becker is a self taught photographer that lives and works in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. His interest in photography began to blossom in 2007 when he bought his first camera, since then it has infinitely grown. 
His primary focus is on old building, barns and landscapes. Through his use of color he creates a juxtaposition of a place that is familiar but, only exists in the mind of the imaginer. A place we have seen in a dream but, never have visited.
His photography stlye is varied. He utilizes realistic, impressionist and abstract styles to create new worlds and dream like scenes.  
He is a Juried member of the Reading-Berks Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. He most recently has been featured in the "Home at Last" exhibit in the Craftmen's Lancaster gallery and the Firefly Bookstore and Gallery. 
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

Maggi O - http://www.christian-images.co.uk/

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I am a independent artist and author who produces christian Afro-centric digital art forms. I illustrate and undertake commissions for individuals and organisations. The work is often scriptually based although not immediately obvious. I like using warm and exciting colours and like to produce works that are beautiful but unusual in context and design.  All my works are available as prints on canvas and occasionally I put my works on canvas bags and cards. More recently I have moved into producing patterns for printing purposes due to the freedom of movement and experimentation of colour and form. My work depicts African influences representing art assessibility from a multi-cultural perspective. Essentially my work is about empowerment, and reflection on christian themed bodies of work. 
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Chester Carter at bGallery ... take a look at his work ....

 I LIVE TO PAINT. 
My first work was done when just a child I believe I was around 5 to 7 years of age, I think it was pastel and charcoal, I still have it. I did my first Oil when I was about 11 years old: been painting, drawing, sketching, ever since.
I normally give my paintings away, at 500 and sold 327, I also do commissioned work.
I now am able to paint day and night as I am retired. Will be doing many collections now.
Any Questions please feel free to email me at carter41@sbcglobal.net in the subject put Question Art
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