Thursday, 31 December 2015

x Happy New Year from bGallery .....

Wishing all bGallery artists past & present, friends and followers a very A Happy & Peaceful 2016




Friday, 25 December 2015

M.D. Becker - Stunning Photography

M.D. Becker is a self taught photographer that lives and works in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. His interest in photography began to blossom in 2007 when he bought his first camera, since then it has infinitely grown. 
His primary focus is on old building, barns and landscapes. Through his use of color he creates a juxtaposition of a place that is familiar but, only exists in the mind of the imaginer. A place we have seen in a dream but, never have visited.
His photography style is varied. He utilizes realistic, impressionist and abstract styles to create new worlds and dream like scenes.  
He is a Juried member of the Reading-Berks Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. He most recently has been featured in the "Home at Last" exhibit in the Craftmen's Lancaster gallery and the Firefly Bookstore and Gallery. 
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Jill Meager at bGallery

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Jill Meager
I am moved by the open gaze of animals and children and their instinctive ways of seeing and being. Their eyes express a trust that may either be respected or ignored, but at the very least have its fragility tested. I am interested in the moment before the face tips over into sadness and I hope to challenge the viewer into thinking about the importance of protecting innocence and vulnerability in all its forms.

Recently I have been working with flowers and plants and am finding the same "facial" qualities in subjects such as leaves, seed heads and flower heads. I have just finished "Maple Leaves Autumn": I was moved by so many leaves lying on the ground, beautiful, but beginning to decay and die, their life sadly over. 
The open gaze of animals and children reflects the vitality, openness and integrity of an instinctive way of being. As an onlooker, I think about my connection to those qualities, what has been lost or set aside and what I can learn from them.
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Anita Davies Textile Artwork at bGallery

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A graduate of the highly regarded Design Crafts course at Hereford College of Art, Anita has been making decorative art and jewellery for over 15 years.
Her art work draws on the decorative fragmented surfaces of ancient jewellery, reliquaries, frescoes and tiled surfaces. Museums and Art Galleries fueled her obsession from an early age. As a child she enjoyed piecing things together in her mind and learnt to appreciate highly decorative, elaborate surfaces that had been time worn and broken.
This has shaped the way Anita designs. She prefers abstractions and incomplete images and textures and although her work has no direct narrative it does have a language of pattern, texture and colour. Anita likes to capture the idea of buried treasure in her work, fragments of artefacts that were part of something bigger, which now no longer exist.

x bGallery' Artist Michel Audebert's Message

Hello to you all,


It is a great pleasure for me to share with you the presentation of my work in Italy,
by Emanuela ORLER with Progetto ORLER and AFFORDABLE ART POINT.

This outreach program and comprehensive promotion, has a web publication,
a video and web TV with several channels live broadcast of this video ...
The video is also broadcast on VIMEO and YOU TUBE.


   Presentation: www.affordableartpoint.com/art/877/audebert_michel.htm


        Biography: www.affordableartpoint.com/bio/877/audebert_michel.htm

Video with commentary in Italian, subtitles in English
and music by PINK FLOYD, left is to watch the big screen! ...




Thanking you in advance for your eyes, I wish you
a pleasant visit ...

Many greetings.

Michel Audebert

Thursday, 24 December 2015

bGallery's Carole Irving's Tuition & Workshops

PRESENTATIONS AND TUITION


I offer 'one to one' tuition and group workshops alongside presentations to art groups and clubs.
 
For 'one to one' tuition information please contact me so that we can discuss your learning objectives.
 
For group workshops or presentations for your art group, club etc please contact me with dates, venues and numbers alongside your objectives or ideas.
  • Presentation fees for an evening event - from £100 plus travel
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  • Whole day workshops for up to 15 people - from £300 plus travel
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  • Half day workshops for up to 15 people - from £175 plus travel
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  • One to One tuition £20 per hour plus materials and travel
 
The photographs above illustrate the set up for a presentation, the format is a two way discussion between myself and the audience as I paint and explain what I am doing, materials used etc
 
Each workshop or presentation will be tailored to fit your requirements and includes a practical demonstration, followed by questions and answers and practical work by delegates ( workshops only)
Suggested workshop/presentation content and titles
 
 
  • Getting started with acrylics
  • Mixing and working with acrylic paint
  • Working with acrylics and palette knives
  • Using texture mediums with acrylic
  • Getting texture into your work
  • Creating depth of colour with acrylics
I am a Professional Associate of the Society for All Artists and can supply information about membership, catalogues, FREE copies of Paint Magazine at workshops and presentations.

Meet Frank - Roy Meats Interview


http://www.chrom-art.org/2015/10/24/meet-frank-roy-meats-interview/



Tell us about Frank

Frank is a scarecrow from Gloucester.  He was well looked after for years and was a happy scarecrow.
Each winter he was bought in from the cold; re-stuffed; new clothes and then put back out in the spring.
This went on for years then stopped.  He was never bought in, the farm was being neglected all because the farmer had become old and ill.  He was unable to look after the farm and had no one to help him.
The farm became rundown and fields were unploughed and full of weeds.
‘There was no use for a scarecrow.’
Eventually Frank was taken from the field and shoved up against an old disused barn.  He stayed here for years.
One day a van arrived at the farm.  Frank and all of the farmers’ belongings were put in the van.  The van drove for hours.  Eventually when it did stop Frank and the farmer were somewhere on the coast.
The farm had been sold and the farmer had retired to the seaside.  He had become just too old to look after the farm.  
The farmer had always been a busy man and he could not get used to just doing nothing day in and day out.  He decided to become a deckchair seller and for a novelty would use Frank to advertise his deck chairs.
Frank was happy again he now had a purpose.
And this is where Frank’s story begins…

Find out more ....

More links to Roy's Artwork -

Penny Wilton's Monthly Painting Courses ...

I teach monthly painting courses in Acrylic, Mixed media and watercolour each month of the year at Holt village hall, near Wimborne, on a thursday, see my website www.pennywilton.co.uk for details. Bring own materials, 10am - 4pm £25.  Also courses at home and abroad.






Julie Maginn - b Gallery

Julie loves being in her studio.

It makes her high.


The paint, the turps, the drips, the tears, the good, the bad and the down right disastrous.
It doesn't matter in there.
This is her space.


Julie can't throw anything away. She reuses old canvas and board. Julie revisits them months later, playing with texture, splashing on contrasting colour, recalling converstations. We are like strangers then, my paintings and her. We have to learn to trust each other again. Take it slowly. Sometimes we say Goodbye, but it's never forever.





Martina Furlong joins us at bGallery with her Beautiful Paintings

Martina Furlong was born in Co.Wexford, Ireland in 1974, moved to London in 1999 and returned to live in Ireland in April 2015. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996.
She has had solo and group exhibitions in London and Ireland and her work is in private collections across Europe, America, Canada and Australia.
She paints abstracts and landscapes and works in oils and acrylics. In her work she likes to exaggerate reality, mix it with memories and imagination and paint her interpretation of it.
Martina is based at The Paintbox Gallery and studio in Oulart, Co.Wexford





Gillian Hunt A.R.P.S and her stunning Artwork at bGallery










Gillian Hunt is a Macro Photographic Artist living and working in Perthshire.

As a child amongst nature I found a land full of magic lit with incredible peace and joy. I found a place of belonging where there is no judgement, no pressure and no time limits and without realising a place where the rest of the world falls gently into place. This 'communing' with nature has continued into my adult life and I spent time every single day out amongst the flora and fauna that surrounds where I live . . . either just being amongst it, or studying it, or, when the time is right - photographing it.
I have now found that through my photographic art I can actually re-create the feeling of congruence and magic I first experienced as a child and now I want to lead people down to the bottom of their garden and introduce them to that magic teach them how to look at the light and the shade and perhaps allow them time to find their own congruence for a time whilst they are involved in my images.
Full Bio available on my website . . .
Faerie Ballet - the work . . .
Faerie Ballet - A Year in a Day in the Secret Life of the Faeries
Ever wondered what the Faeries get up to at the bottom of the garden? Well maybe this panel will shed a little 'light' and magic onto that very subject.
These images, photographed over three years at various locations and at various times throughout the day, depict Faeries in the ‘Ballet’ of their lives.




Welcoming Scott Kirkwood to bGallery


Scott Kirkwood’s work as a Portrait Artist has run concurrently throughout a career as an Architect, Designer and British Army Officer.  During his extensive operational deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Somali Basin, his art has developed alongside the performance of his duties, depicting an authentic perspective of the human condition in conflict afflicted regions. 
Scott’s field experience in Human Intelligence has allowed him to engage and understand people across diverse environments, while the Architect's eye has applied detail and nuance to the message he sought to convey.  Commissioned by multiple regiments throughout the British Army and NATO, he has produced limited editions of military and individual subjects which continue to sell widely.
As he leaves full time military service, expands his range of material beyond purely military subjects and embraces a broader commercial audience, Scott’s work is entering an exciting new phase.  Adopting a looser, more dynamic style of presentation, his pencil sketches now morph into detailed watercolour at points of focus in his portraits of faces, figures and architecture. 

Amongst his influences are masters such as Johannes Verneer, David Roberts, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sargent Jagger MC and Sir William Russell-Flint.  Photographer Joel Pelerin and artist Rob Hefferan are also much admired.




Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Marilyn Allis - Amazing Pebeo workshops 2016 materials included

I have 2 brand new workshops for 2016, using the amazing medium Pebeo. Hype up your Art! beginners & experienced alike - Artist will find exciting ways to express their creativity with these unique Mixed Media applications. All materials are provided, a chance to experiment, see the incredible effects that combining the different Pebeo mediums can create. using resins. with Vitrail, Cerne, Moon & Prisme 

Monday 18th April 2016. The first workshop is more structured and you will be painting on canvas, one of the days works will be a colourful rooster.




Tuesday 19th April 2016. Both workshops are completely separate, so you could attend either one or both. we will be exploring painting on coloured glass and mirrored glass.



Each workshop is £80, which includes all the materials you need
to book go to http://www.marilynallis.co.uk/pages/workshops.html

at my Dorset Studio
10.00am - 3.30pm


SKYPE marilyn.allis
Tel: 07789026546
Lower Courtyard
The Studio Unit 2a
Briantspuddle
Rogers Hill Farm Dorchester Dorset DT2 7HJ


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

David Oatley exhibits his work at bGallery





DAVID OATLEY 21-10-1950. Yes 63, Self taught artist. Originally from Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Educated at Wells Cathedral School where I developed a love of painting, especially architectural scenes and landscapes. I was lucky enough to be taught by Peter Coate, a well known landscape painter. After leaving school and college, I spent 38 years in the construction industry. In the year 2000, I started to become very ill and by 2008 had to stop work because of a very debilitating muscle wasting disease. From then on I took up water colour painting, and have, I think improved year on year. I have now sold painting, internationally, nationally and have become well known in the North Cotswolds, which is now very much my home. I am surrounded by wonderful architecture and beautiful rolling hills every one a painting. I am now very disabled and add to my limited income, by selling my, originals, prints, postcards, blank cards and very importantly commissions of landscapes and architecture, at the moment my commission rate is a very palatable £250.00. I hope to receive many commissions. I just can't stop painting!




bGallery's Michel Audebert

In 1975, Michel Audebert artist's adventure begins. Photographer and plastician, he takes us along in a search towards the beauty or the message is as strong as the image. "Even more than a work on the representation, my research is the expression of the feeling which emanates from the photographed subject ... In my images, the repetition does not have a "hypnotic" goal... The least variation on the subject must modify our perception of it... I have a high idea of Photography as a mode of expression. In a parallel with reality and the time which passes, I regard this one as a major art... It can create the illusion of reality like the impression of stopped time. For me, photography is a formidable instrument of dream and nostalgia. » Here, in some lines, Michel Audebert, photographer and plastician, define and pose the scenery of his creative passion as a means of restoring a reality but more to express to see transcending the beauty of the world which surrounds it. 







Sirenes at www.bgallery.co.uk

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Sirenes was born in 1966, live and work outside Oslo, Norway. In 2011 Sirenes had her first solo exhibitions. In 2013 Sirenes has participated in 7 exhibitions in Italy, Spain, Norway, Canada and New York. She has been represented by Agora Gallery, NYC in 2012 and 2013, and will be represented by galleries in NYC US, Spain and Italy in 2014, Three companies in Norway exhibits her artwork on an on-going basis. Sirenes has been presented in several Art Magazines and publications in Italy: “Effetto Arte” and “I Segnalati” and in United States: “Contemporary Masters Vol VII”, “Artslant Collectors Catalogue” and “Artispectrum”. She has received several special awards for her artwork.
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Social Networking and bGallery

Social Networking: How important this has become in art marketing.

This new trend is fast becoming a valuable tool for visual artists to network amongst themselves, galleries and their customers.  Artists are using social networking to talk with each other, and to show their work to their customers and many are showing work even before it is finished,  getting important feedback/comments as the work progresses.  Being a fine artist can be an isolating job, but this instant audience participation is changing that.
b Gallery would urge all artists to join these social networking sites ie: facebook, twitter etc.,  join us and other artists –

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Nicola McLean's Beautiful Work






I am a self taught artist with a love of animals and the natural world.  Animals feature in much of my work, be they farmed, wild or companion. I do many pet portrait commissions and I aim to capture the essence and unique personality of the subject with each brushstroke. I would describe my animal art as realistic with a healthy dose of whimsy as I love to inject personality and vibrancy of colour in every painting. 
As well as animals, I am inspired to paint the landscapes and seascapes of my beautiful surroundings in the far north of Scotland. The skies are massive up here where it is so very remote and they make for some spectacular sunrises, sunsets and even shows of the northern lights when the conditions are right. Nature's own palette inspires the vibrancy and texture of my landscape work and I tend to focus on the colour and drama of the scene, endeavoring to capture the impression of a moment in time such as a sunrise or a stormy day and the effect that has on the landscape, rather than the specifics of the landscape itself.



Jenny Cufflin - www.bgallery.co.uk

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Jenny paints in oils, mixed media and acrylics, enjoying the materiality of the paint. Many paintings have their beginning in things seen as she walks along the cliffs or beaches near her home in Dorset or in West Cornwall. Jenny loves wide open spaces and skies, the elemental in landscape and seascape; but also the details in small objects, stones and shells, leaves and lichens.
A sketchbook is an important tool for recording ideas, drawings, colour and texture notes, the play of light. These become the starting point for a piece of work, but the delight comes in the chance marks and qualities of the surface of the painting as she works back in the studio.
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Roger Heaton Exhibits his Striking Artwork



Roger Heaton is known throughout the British Isles for his animal portraits, many of which are specially commissioned for private collections.
He originally had a formal art training, has had experience in the advertising and publishing worlds and, for the past 36 years, has concentrated solely on painting

Throughout those years he has successfully completed well over 1730 paintings in a wide range of mediums.
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Peter Bodifée at bGallery with his Unique Artwork



My eyes, my skin, my mind and nature are my inspiration.
All works are abstractions in a very  pure and often  square-framed form.
These are metaphors of my relationship with mother  earth and mankind.
Our society is extremely inclined to label and to frame lives. So I subscribe my motto:
Jump the lines and cross the borders.
I’m using different kinds of materials, like paper, canvas, wood, plywood and waste as subsoils for my acrylic paintings.
Sometimes I paint directly, often in accumulating layers, so you’ve to guess what’s underneath.
That’s the struggle to be on good terms  with contemporary life.
It’s difficult to celebrate life when simultaneous  you’re perceiving the evolving cruelty.

So I’m painting to survive indifference.



Sara Rushton shows her Stunning work on bGallery

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I work in mixed  media and draw on a broad  range  of  inspirations, from Nature, Texture  and Patterns, Stained  Glass, Mandalas, colour  form.........
Many abstract works develop organically  and  grow  as the piece  develops. They are intended  to work on several  levels, using  symbolism and imagery that  narrates  a 'story' or  the  theme  of  the  painting  and  hopefully  engage  the viewer  in seeing  different  things  in the  work.
I also  work on Landscapes  as I  am especially  inspired  by  the beautiful landscape in which I live.