Entries tagged with "Painting"
A graduate of University of Central England (M.A.F.A.), Mary is an exhibiting artist and Art Tutor (P.G.C.E.)covering a range of beginner to advanced Adult Creative Fine Art Classes.
She assisted at pigment workshops at the Prince’s Drawing Studio in London and San Martino Italy which inform her work on the preparation of modern and historic pigments.
Mary lived in France from 1984 – 1992 and was a residential artist in the Burgundy for three years which included the supervision painting of the first 3-story Himalayan temple in Europe. She currently teaches Advanced Watercolour practise and Life Drawing at West Cheshire College, Chester and General Art classes to support people with mental health problems.
She was awarded the Chester Municipal Charities Award in Teaching in 2009.
About my work
“My life has been profoundly touched by living and working with people from the Himalayas such as Bhutan, Tibet and India and this has inspired me to explore various aspects of the cultures and landscape in my work”.
All aspects of my work are influenced by plants and nature Although my work is constantly changing, the images and colours that surround me are still my inspiration.
I work in glass, textiles, and mixed media, using my love of colours to create all artwork. “nothing in nature is black and white”.
Combining different mediums together and trying to achieve something new is my challenge. Using the softness of felt, the beauty of glass and the fluidity of paint is always my pleasure.
Buildings, townscapes, boats, are usually my starting points for my paintings, and while my work is largely representational, there can be some elements of abstraction in relation to colour and emphasis on shapes and design.
I like to explore the possibilities of details in architectural forms, boats, and their surroundings.
I work mainly in watercolour and acrylic.
I was born and brought up in Barnard Castle, Co.Durham and educated at Falmouth School of Art.
A sense of place has always been an important aspect of my engagement with the landscape. Much of my work in the past has relied on travelling to remote areas in New Mexico, Wyoming and more recently trekking in Nepal.
Engaging with the Artist-Teacher M.A. at Liverpool John Moores University in 2005 enabled me to embrace a number of themes and issues relating to the land. My work is involved with the power of nature and the elemental forces found within the landscape.
I am a painter working predominately in watercolours and oil paint, although I hope in the future to return to print-making.
Angela Munslow is an accomplished Sculptor and Painter. Since finishing studies in figurative sculpture in 1992 she has been a professional artist, working on commissions, public and garden sculpture, work for interior design and galleries, portraiture, giftware, trophies and reliefs. Exhibiting widely in the UK , her work can also be found in private collections in Europe and Worldwide.
Drawing from the figure is a necessary discipline for all artists especially figurative artists, so my portraits and paintings are an extension of this.
Most of my paintings are initially executed in one sitting, of up to four hours from the model, and then they can be worked on again later. By working quickly I hope to keep my work fresh.
Although most of my subject matter is figurative, I have painted most subjects including landscapes, animals, and flowers.
I love colour and have drawn and painted in most mediums- oils, watercolour, acrylics, pastels, crayon, conté, charcoal.
Kay Robinson BA (Hons), AFAS
Fine Art Printer-Painter
Working as a Fine Art printmaker, I have been developing a body of small scale linoprints. The basis of my work is minimalising the environment to represent the small important detail often missed.
“Look Closer” Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
Warrington Contemporary Open Arts Exhibition 2012
Warrington Photography Open Exhibition 2012
32nd Mini Print International of Cadaques (touring): Girona, Spain; Wingfield Barns, Eye, Suffolk; Bages, France; Pineda de Mar, (Barcelona), Spain
11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual – Mini Print 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
A4 International Contemporary Printmakers Competition, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
31st Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain (touring) Girona, Spain; Wingfield Barns, Eye, Suffolk; Bages, France; Pineda de Mar, Barcelona, Spain
10th Lessedra World Art Print Annual – Mini Print 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
8th International Miniature Print Biennial 2011, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Connecticut, USA
Chester 9th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester
“Small Print: Big Impression” Leicester Print Workshop Exhibition (touring): New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; 78 Derngate, Northampton; Rufford Craft Centre, North Nottinghamshire; Gallery Top, Nr Matlock, Derbyshire; mac, Birmingham
A4 International Contemporary Printmakers Competition, The Exchange Gallery, Penzance, Cornwall
7th British International Mini Print Exhibition (touring): The Brindley, Runcorn, Cheshire; Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley, Liverpool
Wren Gallery, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington, Cheshire
A4 International Contemporary Printmakers Competition, Penryn, Cornwall
7th British International Mini Print Exhibition (touring): Beverley Art Gallery, Yorkshire; Borough Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme; The Brindley, Runcorn, Cheshire
30th Mini Print International of Cadaques (touring): Girona, Spain; Wingfield Barns, Eye, Suffolk; Bages, France; Pineda de Mar, (Barcelona), Spain
“Made to Fit” 14th Women’s Work Exhibition, Willis Museum, Basingstoke
CAN at Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham
“In the Picture” Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington
29th Mini Print International of Cadaques (touring): Girona, Spain; Pineda de Mar, (Barcelona), Spain; Bages, France; Wingfield Barns, Eye, Suffolk
Chester 8th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester
P-Art-ners Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester
“Little Women” 13th Women’s Work Exhibition, Weyhill, Andover, Hampshire
7th British International Mini Print Exhibition (touring): Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth; Gracefield Arts Centre; London Print Studio, London; Melton Library Art Gallery, Liecestershire; The Ropewalk, Barton on Humber; Aberdeen Art Centre, Aberdeen; Gracefields Art Centre, Dumfries
Associations and Memberships
Associate Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers (1999-2001)
Member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers (2002-2004)
Member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts (2000 – 2010)
Member of the CAN/PAC (Cheshire Artists Network/Professional Arts in Cheshire)
Member of The Armed Forces Art Society
Manchester Art Gallery Patrons Loans Collection
Warrington Museum and Art Gallery Private Collection.
Comme Ca Art Ltd, Manchester
Published by Indigo Art Limited, Liverpool (www.indigoart.co.uk)
1998 Cheshire and Wirral Federation of Youth Clubs
1999 SEEN Project, Dorin Park, Chester
2000 WOW Festival Conference, Warrington
2000 Woodfield County Primary School, Chester
Who’s Who in Art (33rd edition) Hilmarton Manor Press
(Editor: Charles Baile de Laperriere) ISBN 978 0 904722 42 0
Dictionary of International Biography (2010) 35th Edition, IBC Cambridge
(Editor: Sara Rains) ISBN 978 1 903986 35 6
World Who’s Who of Women (15th Edition), IBC Cambridge
(Editor: Sara Rains)
The Public Catalogue Foundation www.thepcf.org.uk
BBC “Your Paintings” website www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/kayrobinson
Manchester Academy of Fine Art Open 2008, Bury Art Gallery
28th Mini Print International of Cadaques (touring): Girona, Spain; Pineda de Mar, (Barcelona), Spain; Bages, France; Farley’s Yard, East Sussex
“Art in the Gardens” CAN exhibition, The Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, Cheshire
Armed Forces Art Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Cancer Research UK’s Art for Life Christies’s, Piccadilly, London
Chester 7th Open Art Exhibition, Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester
P-Art-ners Exhibition, Museum am Burghof, Lorrach, Germany
Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Chester Invited Artists, Senigallia, Nr Ancona, Central Italy
National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers - Atrium Gallery at Whiteley
Manchester Art Fair, GMEX
Finalist in The Indigo Art Prize, Indigo House, Liverpool
“Landscapes” - solo exhibition at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
“Extremes” - WVAF Exhibition at the Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
FreshArt Fair, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
Sixty-ninth Annual Exhibition, National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers - Westminister Gallery, London
PAC at the Williamson, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
Undergraduates’ Exhibition, Grand Hall, Albert Dock, Liverpool
Finalist in the Mercury Music Prize, National Art Competition, London
Finalists’ Exhibition Mercury Music Prize, Air Gallery, Mayfair, London
National Student Print Open 1998, Storey Gallery, Lancaster
Degree Show, Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
Blackthorn stable artist, Gottingen, Cologne, Germany
PAC exhibition (invited artist), Sens, France
Printmakers Council, Falmouth Art Centre
The Wirral Print Fellowship Award 1999, the Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead
Artists for Amnesty exhibition, Chester
Chester Christmas Exhibition of selected artists, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
National Print Exhibition 2000, the Mall Galleries, the Mall, London
Blackthorn Exhibition, Museum of the South West, Midland, Texas, USA
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2000, Piccadilly, London
Christie-Wild International NYAD2000 Exhibition, dfn Gallery, New York, USA
Nexus Galleries, 2000, Edinburgh
Frances Seba Smith was born in Montreal, Canada. She studied at Ecole des Beaux Arts Montreal and, after graduating, worked as a graphic designer. In 1982 she gained a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from Staffordshire University. Frances has exhibited her work extensively throughout the UK and abroad. She has work in permanent collection at the Grosvenor Museum and Art Gallery, Chester; Museum of Fine Arts Malta; St. Paul Minnesota Art Museum USA; British Midland Airways Manchester; Great Universal Stores Head Office, London; Chepstow House, Manchester and Masterworks Foundation, Bermuda.
"I made these paintings from sketches and photographs taken whilst walking the dog. As walking and painting are non-verbal processes, I find the physical excercise of walking and the mental process of creativity are stimulated by the silence and the landscape. Back in my studio, the painting gradually emerges from the photos and the sketches; my imagination merges with the reality of the original scene and the work takes on a a life of its own."
A painter with a strong interest in figure and interpretation of moving forms, Sue's main subject-matter over recent years has centred around horses. The racecourse, dressage and cross-country events are where she executes rapid sketches, which together with photography are developed into larger scale paintings in oil and works on paper.
Sue originally studied Fine Art at Leeds University, and after a teaching career pursued her own practice in the France and the North-East of England before moving to Chester.
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As a figurative artist I work predominantly on paper deriving subject matter from direct observation.
My work features in public, private, and corporate collections in the UK and abroad.
Drawing is the bedrock of my professional activity. The work reflects personal interests and events. It seeks to entertain, and intrigue, through its idiosyncrasy. Drawing informs my printmaking too, mainly etching with aquatint.
As a documentary artist I record activities as they take place and become a fly on the wall.
Reportage commissions/projects take the form of Residencies.
Julie Scott has over twenty years experience as a professional artist & illustrator.
She has been commissioned by most UK publishers, illustrating over one hundred bookjackets for authors ranging from Noel Streatfeild, TerryDeary, Jamila Gavin, Enid Blyton & James Herriot.
Other clients include The Sunday Times Magazine, Singapore Airlines, Royal Life Insurance, British Telecom, ICI, and Teachers Whisky.
Julie is author/illustrator of two children's books, and exhibits her professional & personal work around the UK.
Her paintings, like her books, are finding their way around the world, from Ambleside to Australia, from New York to New Zealand.
Julie runs regular life drawing workshops in Warrington.
Contact Julie with your inquiries regarding commissions, life drawing workshops etc
Contemporary artist based in Crewe. I make paintings on canvas, original printmaking and artists books.
I run classes and workshops in a variety of media, including collagraph printmaking, adult education art classes, and staff development activities
I also make contemporary paintings for interior design schemes
Visit my website www.artestella-scholes.co.uk for further information and details of work, exhibitions, etc.
I graduated from Liverpool Polytechnic in Graphic Design and Illustration in 1983. Initially I worked as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in Liverpool. I moved to the Lake District in 1985 and developed an interest in fell walking, which inspired work based upon the local landscape. I later moved into using mixed media and ‘composites’ of remembered places, which led to my work becoming increasingly abstract.
My current style explores the relationship between colour, texture and pattern using acrylic, gouache and mixed media. My abstract compositions reflect a variety of influences including Picasso, Matisse and abstract expressionism.
My most recent work has started to incorporate personal graphic symbolism and lettering which references my early days as a designer.
I have always found drawing the human form both fascinating and challenging, and I love the medium of print because of its ability to produce multiple images.
These original prints are not reproductions of drawings or paintings... each hand made plate being inked by hand and printed separately giving variation from print to print.... making each one an original.
I have recently retired from teaching Art and now paint full time.
My images are based on places visited and my memories, whether they be from deserted villages in Turkey; the varied and spectacular landscape of New Zealand, or the colour and richness of India.
I am interested in colour, mood and the general impression of a situation. Some paintings are completely abstract, others contain obvious references such as to paths; windows or shadows.
There is always an awareness of light and an interest in the dramatic qualities it can create.
I am inspired by artists who play with paint and who give the media a chance to have a life of its own. These include Peter Lanyon and Michael Porter.