Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Robert James is a Berkshire based practicing architect, who studied and qualified at the Manchester School of Architecture in the mid 1980s.
In 2005 Robert had the very good fortune to join an art class overseen by Neil McDonald ASEA, one of the country’s leading life-drawing and watercolour artists. Inspired by Neil’s tutelage, Robert has developed his drawing skills and now dedicates much of his free time to his passion for depicting the human form.
Most of the work is fast and representative, with the pictures aiming to capture the light and mood of the moment. Anatomical accuracy is important, but there is no attempt to record every last detail. Sometimes, less is more.
To see more of Robert's work and how to purchase it direct from him, please go to www.bgallery.co.uk
Posted by Unknown at 02:09
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Monday, 14 November 2011
A short Biography...
Ann Richmond hails from one of the many hamlets dotted throughout Gloucestershire's Stroud Valley. From an early age, she discovered a passion for the natural world and, over time, this was channelled into drawing, painting and sculpture.
A rediscovery of this skill in later years, was to see her explore the medium of fired clay, before moving into more intricate & detailed commissions for the giftware trade.
Now, having established her new 'Avvaganda Studio' in rural Wiltshire, she has turned to expressive wildlife painting, for which she's developed a unique 'scratchy' style in pen & acrylic.
"My paintings tell stories about the innate wisdom, innocence and grace of wildlife, both familiar and obscure. The vibrant bursts of spatered pigment symbolise the fragility and vitality of life in the natural world.
In surrounding the eye of each subject with a flowing mass of colour, I create a focal point that triggers a spiritual, almost empathic response in the viewer."
1991 - Nature in Art, Gloucestershire
Prema Project, Uley, Gloucs.
1992 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.
1993 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
2000 - Society of Wildlife Artists, Mall Gallery, London.
2008 - Zelli Porcelain, Chiltern St. London.
2009 - Inkspot, Swindon.
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Posted by Unknown at 00:53
Thursday, 10 November 2011
A graduate of the highly regarded Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Art, I have been making decorative art and jewellery for over 15 years.
My art work draws on the decorative fragmented surfaces of ancient jewellery, reliquaries, frescoes and tiled surfaces. Museums and Art Galleries fuelled my obsession from an early age. As a child I enjoyed piecing things together in my mind and learnt to appreciate highly decorative, elaborate surfaces that had been time worn and broken.
This has shaped the way I design. I prefer abstractions and incomplete images and textures and although my work has no direct narrative it does have a language of pattern, texture and colour. I like to capture the idea of buried treasure in my work, fragments of artefacts that were part of something bigger, which now no longer exist.
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Posted by Unknown at 06:50
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Daphne says " I have never done a "blog" before, but one can learn something new every day!"
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Posted by Unknown at 01:03
Monday, 7 November 2011
Sue Flask, b. 1972 lives in Mosta, Malta, Europe. She has obtain a diploma in Fine Arts at the School of Arts, Malta and graduated as a B.Ed (Hons.) Art Secondary from the University of Malta. Some of her work is in private collections in Malta and abroad. She is happily married to Ludwig and they have three small children.
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Posted by Unknown at 01:53