Saturday, 31 August 2013

Carol Mountford stunning work is exhibited on

I paint mainly citiscapes, Venice, New York and London being the favourites. To get the real flavour of the city I add collage I have collected when visiting the area to add to the painting, which could be in either gouache on paper or acrylic on canvas. This could be advertising an upcoming event or just pieces of a local newspaper. I enjoy using light and shade to add to the atmosphere, bright colours contrasting with dark shadows, even black.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Award winning artist, designer & broadcaster - DIANA BERNICE TACKLEY

Award winning artist, designer  & broadcaster,
I am so very fortunate to have a studio which is beautifully located overlooking the Trent and Mersey Canal in Barnton, Cheshire. Local surroundings influence much of my work and I really enjoy painting inland waterway scenes although many other subjects in different media also appeal.  I am particularly inspired  by the effect of light on a subject, night or day. I  have been delighted with the response to  my large acrylic canvases depicting dramatically illuminated night time industrial scenes of the chemical works around Northwich. My painting, ‘Nightshift’, was selected from 3000 applicants for the  BBC2 Show Me The Monet 2012 series and I was one of the final 36 winners who exhibited in the Mall Galleries, London, in the Show Me The Monet Exhibition. I have since exhibited in the Congingsby Gallery,  London, with the After the Monet group.
I was previously a freelance designer of wallpapers and furnishing fabrics, exhibiting in London, Paris, Lille, Frankfurt, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Various techniques  have carried through to my waterway and abstract paintings and I owe much of my versatility and variety of subject matter to my design background.
My enthusiasm and knowledge of local inland waterways led to my greatest challenge to date when I was commissioned to paint the massive 30' x 8' exterior mural which is now on permanent exhibition at the Anderton Boat Lift, Northwich.
Many of my paintings are in private collections in U.S.A. Canada, New Zealand and UK including The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE and I was honoured with a commission for a painting which was presented to H.R.H. The Duke of Kent at the reopening of Castle Park, Frodsham. 

Monday, 19 August 2013

Betty Anderson joins

A self-taught artist in oils, I first picked up a brush many years ago, but moves, children and more moves meant that my paints were deeply buried.   It was only in 2008 that I dug out my paints and set to seriously work on my art that had languished.   Not being involved in the "art scene", I had no idea how to exhibit my work but someone saw what I was doing, and set me on a course that has been rewarding and exciting.
I am a Fellow of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, and member of the Guild of Realist Artists, as well as a number of smaller groups.   I have won a number of prizes, Highly Commended and People's Choice awards, and in 2012 was selected for the Salon des Refuses (the alternate Archibald Prize for Portraiture) and the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture.   I was selected for the Waterhouse Natural Science Prize 2014, and the City of Tea Tree Gully Nature Exhibition.
I would love to paint your portrait!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

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