Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Ruth Lee's Beautiful Artwork




Cascade (in Electric Blues)

Commissioned in 2011 by the then principle, Mr Alex Alexandre, this site-specific work of contemporary art textiles measuring approximately 300 cm by 150 cm was designed as a talking point for the main dining room of Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria.  Higham Hall is an independent adult education trust that offers a wide-ranging program of creative courses housed in an 19th century neo-gothic mansion, and a much loved and inspirational venue known to me over many years as a tutor.

                The design brief was open-ended, with two practical requirements; that the piece absorbed sound, and that it was to be hung on the centrally-located stone -faced wall which divided the serving area from the main dining room (providing a workspace measuring approximately 1800mm by 3600mm).
          To set the scene, there follows a brief description of the dining room.  Looking outside there are dramatic views of the northern fells and Skiddaw, while inside, the high ceilings and gothic windows house an eclectic mix of existing art works, tapestries, wooden furniture and mirrors, the latter running below a colourful large-scale abstract landscape painting reflecting the stone wall. 
My aim was to create a contemporary, vibrant and colourful piece combining traditional working methods with modern technologies, and one that worked visually within this challenging space.
Taking my cue from the painting and tapestries, a colour story began to emerge: this picked up on areas of blues, to balance the reddish colours that dominated the room.  For example, dark inky blues, purplish blues, bright ultramarine blues, green-blues dominated, with tiny amounts of magenta and crimson added.
Thinking about the diverse nature of courses on offer at Higham, from music and dance to the arts and the great outdoors, I wanted Cascade to stimulate discussion and be open to a whole range of interpretations.
Compositionally the piece called for strong vertical lines. This in turn suggested visual musical scores and notation, and hinted at a piece speaking of visual and tactile soundscapes.  Drawing whilst listening to music produced rhythmic patterns and textures with a strong linear format, which in turn referenced growth patterns in the natural world and the Fibonacci number system as a compositional aid.
 Once the concept was established, dye tests and techniques were sampled and the logistics of creating a large-scale piece were considered. The long, cascading lengths were individually constructed, each unit being made from a core of thick sisal string, hand-wrapped with dyed viscose ribbons, and bound with dyed gimps.  The loops and swirls protruding from the central core were organised in threes, fives or eighths.  Focal points and surprises were introduced in magenta and crimson, contrasting with the overall electric blue colour story.  
The final piece is a double-layered construction, the outermost layer comprises twenty-five cascading lengths each hung separately, so that they could be grouped in different configurations.  A digitally-printed canvas in vertical stripes of varying proportions based on the Fibonnacci number system formed the underlying layer.  A sound-absorbing layer sandwiched between the printed cloth and the stone wall solved the practical issues of deadening the sound of the dining room.
         

RUTH LEE 2013

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

X Nicky Deacon at bGallery with her stunning work X

A cartoonist and illustrator for over 30 years working under the name of Nicky Taylor at two daily newspapers. Most recently, for seven years, I was the resident cartoonist and illustrator at theYorkshire Post in Leeds. I have provided illustrations for most major publishers. I was commissioned to do daily caricatures for the 3-week TV coverage of the Tour de France in 1996, and for three years in the 1980's I would provide theatre caricatures which was challenging but enjoyable work.
I now freelance from Kent.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Barry R.J. Ingham's Latest Release - 'Humpback Whale and Calf'


Showing off my latest release, this image of a humpback whale and calf "Surrounded" by common dolphins was selected to be printed in a new book for W.A.M.A.. Wildlife Art Museum of Australia. This book can be purchased from W.A.M.A. Price of the book $180 AUS and will be available at there web site and the Limited edition / signed and numbered to 400 priced at $70 + POSTAGE is available from -

Wilderness Design P/L barry.ingham@optusnet.com.au
Art House Reproductions Mark Lutz mail@arthousehq.com
contact Barry.ingham@optusnet.com.au for any questions regarding this print




Saturday, 27 December 2014

Tashi Khan Exhibiting at Art Cafe, London





Tashi Khan, Artist/ Interior designer 

Tashi was born into a family where art and culture were important and had been for generations. She imbibed an early appreciation of the arts from our immediate environment from as far back as She can remember. Poets and artists came and stayed for long periods doing family portraits. She remembers watching spellbound as they worked with brush, knife and pallet. Her parents recognised her interest and inclination and encouraged her to paint. She have not looked back since. 
In time people around her began to recognise her special gift. At first the recognition was locally confined to school and college fetes, functions and exhibitions. She studied fine arts at university. During the course of one of the college exhibitions her entire work was sold out, much to the chagrin of my art teacher, who did not think She was very talented but use to guard her work and sold many pieces of art to individuals, He he very critical of her work and would not do any corrections, but thanks to the external examiner,  she passed with distinction. 

Tashi z Art
Tashi's work is a dialogue in contemporary times, a narrative that resonates a sense of precariousness that has come to signify our times. If anything, it challenges the sense of the immovable, the permanent. It embraces vulnerability & fragility. The focus shifts from the changes that are observable & felt to those that are often unacknowledged & immutable, a sense that the beliefs & certainties that defined our world have changed irrevocably.
Yet it is not a lament. It is an invitation to look at the poignant or the momentous & seek ordinary pleasures. To honour transience, reflecting on the everyday moments that it depicts, to look remember & to serve as a reminder that new forms always emerge & refresh what seems momentary or constant.
Tashi Khan 
Many Thanks

I can be contacted on 07772026953.  07956703900

My website. 
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Monday, 22 December 2014

X Merry Christmas from bGallery X






bGallery would like to wish all of our artists, customers, followers, friends and family a Peaceful and Merry Christmas 

Best Wishes
Julie, Hazel & bGallery Team
www.bgallery.co.uk





X David Thomas - b Gallery X


David was born in Devon and later moved to Yorkshire, where he now lives. For many years he followed two careers, as an architect and as an artist, but in 1998 took early retirement in order to be able to spend more time painting. His work has appeared in various Yorkshire galleries, and also for several years at the Sadler Street Gallery in Wells. He is a water colourist. David has taken part in the Sunday Times/Singer and Friedlander Watercolour Competition, and his portrait of Morydd, a Welsh farmer, was accepted for the Open Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. At last year's Patchings Art Festival he received both the Hahnemuhle and the Daler-Rowney award. Many of his paintings have been commissions, both landscapes and portraits (including house portraits).
All the paintings displayed here can be obtained from him as glicee prints.
The painting of Whitby is appearing in the Beverley Open Art exhibition, starting on 8th December and running through till February.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

X Frank Martin at bGallery X

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Since successfully completing a three year Studio Ceramics course at Chesterfield College of Art and Design in 1980 my work has covered a wide range of techniques and materials. The present use of white stoneware enables me to model and use the wheel with the same clay. I work mostly to commission and many of the pieces are repeatable but not identical.
I use a variety of hand built techniques, using slab and coiling and use incised and applied clay for decoration. My insprations come from the landscape and nature, many pieces are influenced by the sea and from my local surroundings - The Somerset Levels.




Saturday, 20 December 2014

X Stunning Artwork by Barry at bGallery X

I am a professional painter working from my studio in Essex. My inspiration is the River Thames which I use as a metaphor for change whilst drawing upon it's historical references. All my work is in oil on canvas, which I stretch and prime myself and framed.
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X Rosemary Metz Exhibition at Bright Prospects Gallery, Nova Scotia Canada. December 13th - January 4th




The Gallery of Bright Prospects

will be showing a selection of  ceramic sculptures and Paintings between 

December 13th - January 4th.



at:



The Gallery of Bright Prospects

Bayview Crescent,

Prospect
Nova Scotia

Canada.




More of Rosemary's Work can be viewed and purchased from :




Friday, 19 December 2014

Jill Meager's Fantastic News

Hare 1- has been chosen by the charity Farms for City Children as their Christmas card this year. To buy, the link is http://farmsforcitychildren.org/shop/





The NOAC exhibition where my Crow Fledgling is included 

has now closed at Somerset House and will be at the 

Minerva Theatre Chichester from December 17th to January 

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X Andrew Hunter at Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound ,Edinburgh till 20th December

Andrew Hunter  currently has three pieces of art in the Scottish Society of Artists Annual Exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy on the Mound ,Edinburgh . Open until the 20th of December it is an affordable art show here is one of the paintings. 






Wednesday, 17 December 2014

X Artist Vincent Messelier's New Video...X

Hereby my new video on youtube, www.vincentmesselier.be


Warm Regards

Vincent Messelier | 0032 475 47 77 82 

www.vincentmesselier.touchtalent.com
Passionate Artist



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

X Carmela Castrejon Exhibits at Casa Valencia Galeria, at Liberty Station, in San Diego, California. This is titled "Dorada (imaginando)".

Paper pulp, life size reliefs. I work using molds from models. The piece where we see the back of a women is currently exhibited at Casa Valencia Galeria, at Liberty Station, in San Diego, California. This is titled "Dorada (imaginando)".



Just announced: contemporary works to join Rubens and His Legacy RAA

Royal Academy of Arts

Just announced: contemporary works to join Rubens and His Legacy

As part of our landmark exhibition opening in January, celebrated artist and Royal Academician, Jenny Saville, will curate La Peregrina, a personal and contemporary response to Rubens and His Legacy.
For La Peregrina, Saville has chosen a selection of works by major 20th and 21st century artists. As well as paintings by Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Sarah Lucas, Lucian Freud and others, you can look forward to seeing extraordinary new work created by Saville especially for this occasion.
"Whether you think you like Rubens or not, his influence runs through the pathways of painting. Like Warhol, he changed the game of art." - Jenny Saville
If the prospect of our major Rubens exhibition wasn’t exciting enough, now you have one more very big reason to book your ticket today.
Rubens and His Legacy starts 24 January 2015. La Peregrina is included in the admission price.
BOOK TICKETS




X Lavott Exhibition - The Pyramid Warrington - Showing Now X





SEARCHING exhibition presently running until the 4th Jan 2015 at Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall:


Pyramid & Parr Hall

Palmyra Square South
Warrington
WA1 1BL
Tel 01925 442884
Box Office: 01925 442345



James Lavott

07902 192463


Monday, 15 December 2014

X Jeanni's Christmas Art Offers X


I would like to offer you 50% off any classes and courses
booked and paid for by -
24th December 2014



The Ultimate Foundation Course

Three x 3 hour lessons 

in a group                             
Normal Price £360  
Special Christmas Offer £180
The Ultimate Foundation Course
Three x 3 hour lessons 
for an individual                                                  
Normal Price £540 
Special Christmas Offer £270

Also 20% of All prints and Original images on my website,
subject to availability and paid for 21st December 2014.

Please take a look at my new youtube link!
See my students at work and their beautiful artworks

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http://youtu.be/AHPv0ckvK3w



X Justine Formentelli Chelsea in Red at Chelsea Framers gallery on King's Road X

Justine Formentelli is  currently part of Chelsea in Red (invite below) at Chelsea Framers gallery on King's Road, London.

CHELSEA IN RED
 End of Season Exhibition promises to surprise, dazzle and warm hearts with a red themed showcase, featuring local and international artists with new and explorative work. Paintings, etchings and sculptures will represent a number of established and emerging participants.
Plein Air Contemporary
An Art Gallery with Open Air Views
341 King's Road, London, SW3 5ES
02073516121
Justine Formentelli  

Paintings
http://www.saatchiart.com/jformentelli
www.justine-formentelli.com
http://www.facebook.com/formentelli.paintings


Sunday, 14 December 2014

Emma Childs Statement ....

"Thank you so much for all you have done with my profile on gallery & promotions I’m so grateful & LOVE the site it is so much easier to use than my actual website!!" 



'Thank you Emma and it is a pleasure to showcase your beautiful artwork' Hazel & Julie, bGallery

Saturday, 13 December 2014

X Christmas at Golden Hare X


Golden Hare Gallery
2 Woburn Street
Ampthill

BedfordshireMK452HP

United Kingdom
www.goldenhare.co.uk
laura@goldenhare.co.uk

X Vera Tataro's Inspiring Art at bGallery X




Do you want to know my story? Really? Are you ready for it? My story is about an endless stream of inspiration that have been guiding me for my whole life and is so diverse, it doesn't fit in today’s conservative world of art and in the way the art is viewed these days. It has it’s own rules, it’s own vision, perception and feeling. Often it clashes into the rigid world that surrounds us. The world that resists beauty, because beauty is inspiring, healing and eternal. Beauty is real and therefore persists. Delusions, hallucinations, depression, fears, vulgarity are just illusions and therefore will disappear. The stream, to which I have entered as a small child, creates paintings through me. In my paintings there are stories of people, messages, signs, and clues. They are designed to you, not for me. I simply open the gate, so you can go through. To where? That’s another story. Your story. 
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Friday, 12 December 2014

X The Perfect Festive Gift- Shop Online with the New Artist Fair X


Give the Gift of Art!

Shop Online this Holiday Season with the New Artist Fair

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new online shop. We have been helping artists affordably exhibit and sell their works in Central London since 2011.  With the opening of our new shop page, we're carrying on this ethos and extending this fantastic opportunity to everyone online.


Our new online shop features carefully selected works by artists who have previously exhibited with us in our past art fairs and allows visitors an alternative and convenient opportunity to view and buy works at their leisure.




X New England House Christmas Open Studios Show Thurs 11th, Fri 12th & Sat 13th December 12noon to 8pm


Christmas Open Studios Show at New England House 

New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GH

New England House, which houses the studios of over 50 artists and makers, is a centre for some of the most exciting talent in Brighton. The studios at New England House will open to the public for three days this December – giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy an exciting alternative to high street Christmas shopping.

Free Entry   12 noon - 8pm
Thursday  11th,  Friday  12th  &  Saturday  13th 
December  2014


Barefoot Wine are giving out complimentary drinks
5-8pm Thursday 11th December
Beautifully hand crafted items will be on sale direct from the artists and makers; and browsers and purchasers will be able to talk to them, as well as enjoying the opportunity to select some really special gifts for Christmas. Items displayed for sale will include drawings, paintings, illustrations, prints, etchings, photographic art, sculpture, 3D objects, mixed media, 3D body scanning & printing, interactive artworks, ceramics, pottery, home wares, jewellery, cards, stationery, artist books, natural skin care products, textiles, knit wares, accessories, baby and children's clothes, wooden gifts, stocking fillers and lots more..  Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.


The artists and makers at New England House have produced gorgeous, high quality gifts with individuality – and many are unique items. When you make purchases from New England House, you will be supporting the wealth of creativity in our wonderful city.  (Please be aware that most exhibitors cannot take card payments.) 

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Best Wishes
Rowena Gilbert

For further details please visit:  

www.nehopenstudios.co.uk 

Email:  info@nehopenstudios.co.uk 

Telephone:  07900 678707 


Thursday, 11 December 2014

X Samantha's Poignant Artwork at bGallery X



Samantha Payne is a Fine Artist from North London who focuses on the aesthetic of her work and its engagement with the viewer, rather than concept.  The pure pleasure of creating is the driving force behind her painting, along with the belief that Art need not be complicated.  Samantha has always had a strong opinion of this notion, having carried it through her work while studying Fine Art at Loughborough University.
To keep up to date with Samantha's exhibitions go to:   



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