Tuesday, 23 September 2014

M.D. Becker

Jeanni - Stunning Artwork, teaching and views on Art

Jeanni Grant-Nelson is based in Cornwall and currently artist in residence at the prestigious Nare Hotel. A graduate of Exeter University, she has worked as a freelance artist and art/drama teacher in the UK and Australia.
Her seascapes, landscapes, portraits and animal commissions can be found in private collections across the world including Great Britain, Holland, Germany, France, USA, Australia and in UK galleries.
Jeanni is creator and director of “Visual Awareness Ltd”, an art event company which runs charity and team building days with groups of up to150 students in locations such as the Emirates Stadium and for organisations such as UK Sport, British Basketball and the Olympic coaches.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

X Rachel Ducker Hosts Art Exhibition for Oxfam 25th September X

The Oxford Circle and artist Rachel Ducker
host one-off art exhibition for Oxfam

6 - 9pm on Thursday 25th September, 2014
The Varsity Club, 9 High Street, Oxford, OX1 4DB

The renowned Oxford artist Rachel Ducker is curating a one-off art event on Thursday 25 September 2014 in collaboration with The Oxford Circle to support an Oxfam project in Niger.

The one-night-only Oxford Circle exhibition will bring together pieces from a collection of Oxfordshire-based artists to raise funds for an Oxfam education project to support children, especially girls, from poor communities in Niger.

The works of a number of acclaimed Oxfordshire artists will be available to purchase at the exhibition, including pieces from Jennifer Newman, Richard Fox, Rachel Owen, Kieran Stiles, Clare Bassett, Neil Drury, Wendy Newhoffer, Jane Strother, Flora McLachlan, Helen Slater and the exhibition curator Rachel Ducker.

Rachel Ducker, a member of The Oxford Circle, said: “Oxfordshire is a place of huge creativity, and this exhibition gives The Oxford Circle an opportunity to not only harness the work of artists to support Oxfam’s campaign, but also to showcase the talents of local sculptors, painters, and screen printers.”

The Oxford Circle is part of "The Circle," an international organisation established by singer-songwriter and activist Annie Lennox in 2008 to champion women's rights and equality. It is an association of influential women from business, politics and creative industries who work collectively to support and empower the lives of women and girls living in poverty in the developing world.

Founder, Annie Lennox, said "The Oxford Circle's art event is a great example of The Circle ethos and spirit in action; using their skills and resources to create inspirational and innovative ways to transform the lives of women in developing countries."

The event is being held on Thursday 25 September, 6-9pm at The Varsity Club, High Street, Oxford. Capacity is limited and anyone wishing to attend should RSVP in advance to Emma Simpson (emma@thecircleassociation.org). There is a suggested entrance donation on the door of £5 per person. All proceeds will go to the Oxfam project in Niger. 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

X Marilyn Allis Open Studio 19th - 21st September X

Open Studio
East Farm,
Winterborne Whitechurch


19th - 21st September
11.00am - 5.00pm

Many pieces of affordable Original art work.
Demonstration pieces available from £30
A great chance to start Christmas shopping.

Original roosters in mounts from £30

New Marilyn Allis palette also available

Marilyn Allis Watercolour Palette
Normally £14.50 special open studio price £12.50

This innovative palette has been developed by professional artist Marilyn Allis to offer you the most versatile and effective colour mixing experience.
With 22 strategically placed wells, it is the ideal choice for watercolour artists of all ability levels.
Marilyn says: "I always like to have fresh moist paints, ready to create strong vibrant colours in my work. I have developed this palette with plenty of small wells to hold a large range of paints, larger wells in the centre enable you to mix the colours, the 3 deeper wells are for mixing washes - so everything you need is all in one palette!"

SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
The Studio
East Farm
Winterborne Whitechurch
DT11 9AW

Sunday, 14 September 2014

X Ted Barr has an upcoming solo show at the Dacia Gallery in New York from 1- 18 October 2014 X

Solo Exhibition
October 1 - 18, 2014
Opening Reception
Thursday, October 2, 6:00 - 9:00pm
Meet Ted @ Opening Reception
Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm
The Artist: In 1995 Ted Barr began a 7 year study period with the Israeli master Shlomo Tzafrir. Prior to that and over the years he also researched subjects such as: Symbolism, Ancient Egypt, Numerology, and spiritual rituals of various religions. Inspired by his training and research, Barr created 3 painting series.  Deep Space – celestial elements such as galaxies, quasars, red giants and supernovas based on Hubble telescope images; Human Formation – embryos, sperms and ovum inspired by Lennart Nilsson photography and Cycle of Life – allegoric images for human development, dreams and emotions. Most recently he’s also been involved in developing fashion projects with Tifa Design Center in Israel and AOF fashion house in London. Barr is the founder of the Current Art Group, an organization that unites 5,000 artists worldwide.
Barr’s Quest: Years of studying spiritual and philosophical subjects exposed Ted Barr to different aspects of metaphysics and astronomy. It had a strong impact on his life but at some point Barr hit a ‘barrier’ in comprehension. The more religions and spiritual rituals he studied, the more questions about human destiny he had. At this point and by chance, Barr was led to art; first as a form of expression, then as a medium for exploration. Soon the philosophical quest and artistic experimentation formed a mélange that expressed what Barr envisioned by manipulating the very organic matter, tar, on canvas. His art represents his life journey into the enigmatic questions of human existence within the universe, using symbols to unfold the mystery of being, appearing and disappearing.
Barr’s Unique Style: Barr’s inquiry led to an understanding that the building blocks of the universe are identical. The largest structures in the universe such as galaxies and galaxy clusters are made of the same elementary particles as atoms and cells. This similarity in structure and shape led to the context he came to term: As Above So Below.
Several fields are involved in my art. These are subjects I’ve spent years learning and that inspire what I create: Deep Space Astronomy, Kabala studies, Ancient Egyptian Symbolism, Numerology and the meaning of colors as expression of different levels of energy.
While painting the celestial sky I deal with questions about the origins of life, conception, pregnancy and birth that evoked the very first moment it all began. My art gives me a space to experiment with and connect all these worlds; the atomic and molecular space-time continuum, the star-galaxy, the galaxy cluster space-time realm. I use real tar, acrylic and wax and other organic matter that makes up the physical universe. In every one of my paintings there is a precise approach to using colors and forms.
In my attempts to gather the energy of the universe with my artistic production I wrote four basic rules that are applicable to any human being and object in space:
MOVEMENT - There is no celestial element that stands still. Movement in the universe is spiral shaped. Movement is a basic feature of every human being, thus the power of the mind and the legs.
GATHERING - There is no celestial element that stands alone. Planets are bound to suns, suns to galaxies, galaxies to clusters. So children are bound to their mother, families, cities and countries.
CYCLES - All celestial movements manifest in cycles, as the human cycle of conception, birth, growth, childhood, adulthood, old age and disappearance of the physical body, so suns are created by condensed gas, attracting matter and spiral movement by gravity force, the end of a star life is known as Super Nova which dismisses its remaining matter to the universe from which new stars are born.
Ted Barr, Fingers Creation, Mixed Media, 60x60 Ted Barr, Andromeda Galaxy, Mixed Media,  76x76 Ted Barr, Nerve Cells, Mixed Media,  60x60 Ted Barr, Ovum, Mixed Media,  60x60Tedd Barr, Womb, Mixed Media,  70x38 Tedd Barr, Cycle of Life, Mixed Media,  76x38 Ted Barr, Super Nova Dragon, Mixed Media,  70x38 Ted Barr, COL Wounded Bird, Mixed Media,  44x44Ted Barr, COL Heart, Mixed Media,  44x44 Ted Barr, Cycle of Life Off, Mixed Media,  60x60

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Aimi Rix's Unique Work at bGallery

Aimi's artistic influences came early on in life, my God father, Peter Deighan being an up and coming artist at that time had supplied a vast collection for her family, portraits and still life’s, he became very successful and is still one of her biggest inspirations.
Influences came fast and furious through her life, Rolf Harris being another early example, those huge paintings he did on stage without error even as an adult that is impressive.
Van Gogh showed her that magic can be in any mundane object, that the artist creates the beauty.
Banksi inspires her to be boundless and that political statements are welcomed into modern society.
The working mind of DaVinci, the complexity and genius that went into every painting or invention he created.
Salvador Dali, not only an artist but a rich artist, a man who could make more than a comfortable living form the creation of his own hands and mind.
Lucy Rix is her sister and co artist, always pushing her to up the bar a little. Check out her website too she is excellent. www.lucyrixartist.co.uk
Aimi knew by age 7 that she wanted more than anything to be an artist. She is a  self taught as she didn't pursue art as career or take it in further education due to becoming a mother immediately after leaving high school. After 25 years of listening to naysayer’s and sceptics she finally decided to be brave, sell her business and buy enough art supplies to create a collection, Aimi hopes you enjoy it.
bgallery are in awe of Aimi Rix and her passion and enthusiasm shines through with each piece she produces.

Alison Orton's unique work at www.bgallery.co.uk

AMVO designs encapsulates all of Alison’s current design and artwork products, including her beautiful handmade personalised guest memory books for any special occasion ‘1 day 2 remember’ and her exhibition ‘sample’ and ‘bespoke’ hand painted canvas wall art. 
Currently living in Letchworth Garden City,  Hertfordshire, Alison Orton is a self taught artist who regards each and every piece of work as a great challenge and a labour of love. Her interior design skills and experience are a combination of natural flair and ability from an early age, to obtaining a City & Guilds certificate in Design and Craft.
Alison’s wall art is mainly abstract in style. She uses quality stretched canvases and the finest acrylic paints, texturing media and embellishments. When working on commission pieces, it is not just the wall that the artwork is going to be hung on that is important to her. She regards the whole room as her canvas and is able to plan spaces effectively for the function of the room and harmonise light, colours and textures.
Alison Orton can be contacted for commission/bespoke work
Alison Orton's facebook link   http://www.facebook.com/alison.orton.39