Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Artist Ann Stringer Paget

Ann is a professional artist, living and working from her studio based in Staffordshire.
Initially trained as a Design Engineer working within the Motor sports Industry, she would paint in her spare time, exhibiting collectively and alone. Her success and love of the creative process, led to a decision to quit Engineering and paint full time.
During the last 20 years, Ann has been dedicated to her first love of painting. She also teaches privately and holds lectures relating to the Work of the Old Masters when time permits.
In the past she has given presentations to Universities and Public Institutions around the UK.
She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an active Member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and an Associate of the American Watercolor Society.
Ann studied Modern and Contemporary Art with The Tate London, qualified for Public Speaking via the English Speaking Board.  She also runs her own Fine Art Tuition Company
"Being inspired is my driving force to paint and I find that there is so much to be inspired by! A moment in the day when the air hangs still, a sound, flash of colour, memories.... anything can be the starting point of my journey into paint ! The inspiration will generally dictate the style of the finished work, be it realistic or abstract.
My process will usually start with sketches, either from life or memory, developing on to the moment of expression in the medium of my choice. That choice will be driven by the feeling or emotion that I wish to express in the work, hence the process could lead to working in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels or mixed media ….. it’s the outcome that is so important to me, the process and the medium are simply my most treasured and dynamic travelling companions, accompanying me to my final destination."

Ann Richmond - Artist @ bgallery

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. This was made possible by sculpting the originals in wax and using silicon rubber moulds & exotic resin compounds for near flawless reproductions.
Now with her new Studio in Wiltshire, Southern England, she is returning to her first love: painting wildlife in her own unique style, in pen, acrylic and ink.
She’s also interested by the contrast between the art world’s approach to the medium and the quixotic nature of her subjects. Many sculptors focus on the usual suspects - big cats, elephants etc. - but she finds that the most enigmatic beauty often comes from the unusual and overlooked. 

Artist - Ann Brooks

Ann became interested in weaving many years ago when living in northern Sweden – lots of her friends had family looms and this is where her interest in textiles was stirred. On returning home she attended the local weaving classes.
Later, when the children had grown up she attended basket weaving and chair seating classes completing the city and guilds certificate at Missenden abbey. Towards the end of the 1990s she returned to loom weaving.
Designs for her work are heavily influenced by many things including her basket making background, walking through the Chiltern countryside with her two dogs and regular visits to the Victoria & Albert Museum. 
Ann generally weaves silk scarves and wraps/shawls though her work does include place mats in paper, linen and willow.
Ann uses mainly silk but often incorporate fine merino wool, high twist silk and high twist wool, linen and cashmere.
During the past few years She has exhibited and sold at galleries and other venues in various parts of the country.

Angela Cater

Angela has a great affinity with animals, especially cats, which is reflected in her body of work.  She  wants people to see animals as individuals with their own feelings, emotions and personalities.  When you see animals this way, it is impossible to be cruel. 
Angela is most inspired by the colours of nature and often incorporates the nature that surrounds her into her pet portraiture.  On a clear bright autumn day, she gets positively punch-drunk on colour.
As a natural born artist, she needs to create in order to feel content and well-balanced.
One piece of art may take her up to a month to complete, so her starting point is generally a photograph.  When working in gouache, she will usewith a mid-tone as her base colour, then build up the pictures in layers, working from the darkest shade, through lighter tints to finaly pure white.
Angela also loves working in coloured pencil because it is so portable and immediate.  She can achieve a level of detail that she finds impossible with any other media.
Angela knows that visitors to her website love to read the stories behind the paintings.  It adds an extra dimension of interest and brings the animal to life.
Angela wants her viewers to feel her love and compassion for the animals she paints and turn that into increased awareness for the creatures that surround them.

Artist Andrew Cottrell


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Saturday, 27 July 2013


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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Nicola Colbran Freeman Exhibition.

At present Nicola is exhibiting at the Kino cinema in Hawkhurst from the 8th July to 6th August.
Go along and see her work ...........

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

First Open commissions announced as call for artists continues

Arts Council National portfolio organisation Artangel and BBC Radio 4 have awardedKatrina Palmer and Ben Rivers the first two Open commissions. Open is an on-going opportunity which makes up to £1 million available for site-specific commissions by artists working in any media.
 Katrina Palmer is an artist of exceptional promise and the author of The Dark Object, a series of connected stories about power relations in a fictional art school. Ben Rivers’ films and installations dwell on subjects at the margins of society and build poetic narratives that ebb and flow between documentary and fiction. Watch a video about his work below.
The two successful proposals were chosen by a panel from over 1,500 submissions. They have also selected 100 proposals to share online in Open 100, showcasing an extraordinary reservoir of ideas for a huge range of commissions in possible – and impossible – locations.
Open was launched by Artangel and BBC Radio 4 in January 2013, calling for artists working in any media to share proposals for ground-breaking projects in different sites across the UK. With a new deadline set at 28 February 2014, it welcomes proposals from visual artists, filmmakers, writers, composers, theatre makers, choreographers and producers as well as artists working in the digital space.
or more information and to submit a proposal, visit the Artangel website.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Ana Stromberg - http://www.anastromberg.com/

Ana Stromberg lives and works in the wild and beautiful coastal village Glencolumbkill, Ireland.
Ana also teaches art  for about 30 years, both in Ireland and my native country Sweden
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Thursday, 4 July 2013

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