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Welcome to the launch edition of the Pure ART360 Magazine. Created especially for you for the love of art. It is scientifically recognised that art makes us feel better… At a time when many of the world’s galleries and museums are open on a very limited basis if at all, it serves as a salient reminder to all of us as to the importance of art, artists and culture in our lives. They contribute significantly to our wellbeing, happiness, meaning and purpose. Art and historical artefacts can elicit feelings of awe and wonder, inspire and motivate our choices and decisions, broaden our perceptions of the world and what is possible. Art is scientifically recognised as having the power to move, engage and awaken our emotions and inspire and instigate feelings of pleasure and joyfulness akin to falling in love. ART360 has been developed during lockdown to ensure we all have the opportunity to love and be loved by art, even in these strangest of times. This magazine is packed full of inspirational contemporary art, created by living artists. We hope you will enjoy and your curiosity will be peaked sufficiently to take a closer look – view the artist’s websites, follow them on social media and contact them directly to discover more and buy. During September you will also be able to virtually meet 35 artists in person in their studios via our daily broadcasts live on Crowdcast and Facebook. Join us daily throughout September at 5.30pm. Follow Pure Arts Group UK on Facebook or register here to be in the live audience. If you like what you see, contact the artists directly via the links on their individual pages to view more and buy. Subscribe to our mailing list to be kept up to date.
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3 INTRODUCTION 6 DANIEL MERRIAM INTERVIEW 10 DR LEONIE MORRIS INTERVIEW
15 PURE MEMBERS 90 PURE FRIENDS 99 EPILOGUE
19 LOUISA CRISPIN
44 CHRISTINE HIGHLAND
21 GIGI LOPEZ
46 HANNAH BUCHANAN
20 JONATHAN HATELEY 22 EDITH PARGH BARTON 23 VINCENT MATTHEWS 24 DENISE BLISS
25 DIZZY PRAGNELL 26 JANE CORDERY 27 JEREMY BEAR
28 ROWENA MCWILLIAMS 29 GABRIELLE ARGENT
30 DANI HUMBERSTONE 31 FRAN WHITE
32 JULIA DESCH
33 ROSEMARY HOUGHTON 34 SCARLETT WOODMAN 35 VIVIEN OLDFIELD 36 NICK ROWLAND 37 JO STARKEY
38 MARY CLARKE
39 ANNA KRUMPOS
40 CAROL MITCHELL 41 JILL HODGSON
42 JEMMA GOWLAND 43 TERRY MASON
45 VIKKY FURSE
47 RICHARD HEEPS
48 DAVID WINSTON
49 SONIA BEN ACHOUR 50 CAROLINE FRASER 51 JOHN STEWART 52 KATE HASTED
53 BEE SANDERSON 54 CHERYL BELL
55 SOPHIE DOUGLAS 56 NICK HEBDITCH
57 CATHERINE BLACK 58 ANGELA BRITTAIN
59 VICTORIA ATKINSON 60 FELICITY FLUTTER 61 ANDY HILL
62 CAROLE BURY
63 CHARLIE VENIGA-GARRETT 64 FRANCES KNIGHT
65 STEPHEN MC GUINNESS 66 DAVID SOLOMITA
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DANIEL MERRIAM A RT IST
I N T E RV I E W B Y L ES L EY S AM M S
“How tempting is the abyss of art and its infinitive fringe, that begs for interpretation.” Born in 1963 in York, Maine, Daniel grew up in Naples, a rural town within the vast, quiet spaces of Central Maine. One of seven children in a creative, artistic family, he taught himself to paint at a very young age and used his art as a method of reflective play throughout his childhood. He studied mechanical and architectural design at the Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute. While still in school, he applied his dimensional skills and passion for architecture in the family’s design and construction business.
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He then turned his talents to the commercial art field, working as an architectural and commercial illustrator for a number of multinational corporations. Merriam’s illustrations received numerous awards including several first-place Broderson Awards (the annual Maine advertising industry award) and the first-place New England Scholastics Press Association Award (for editorial cartooning.) Yet his true passion remained painting the expression of his own vision. In 1987 Daniel shifted his focus solely to fine art and had his first solo exhibition at Abacus Gallery in Maine.
In the same year, the artist received an Honorary Masters of Humane Letters from the University of New England in recognition of the potential social contribution of his work. Since that time, Merriam has had over one hundred exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. His life’s work has been compiled in three impressive volumes: The Impetus of Dreams, The Eye of a Dreamer, and the most recent Taking Reality By Surprise. These catalogues reisonnés are inducted into the permanent archives of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Illustration, the Peninsular Museum of Art, and the Parrish House Museum. His work is also included in the public collections of The Riverside Museum of Art, CA; Merrill Lynch, CA; The Gesundheit! Institute, VA; the Manhattan Club, NY, among others. Complimentary to the many insights Daniel shared in our exclusive interview, here he gives us his views on selling on the internet among other things; INTERNET SELLING I do link to all of the usual social media platforms. Their effectiveness comes and goes as they change their revenue efforts. In the early days you could get organic viral growth, but now, most of that gets intercepted. Once they’ve got your audience coming through their portal, they control whether or not you and they connect. It is a ramping curve of pay to play. You must maintain email and phone contacts as your primary means of keeping in touch with clients. Even direct email services like constant contact will usually fail at getting
your announcements out. We still need to reach out in person to make sure we aren’t being screened. Optimizing a website has been a popular buzz phrase, but it has little meaning unless you reach your target audience and find a way to convert those views into sales. Most larger corporate internet marketing programs use smaller grass roots organic content like mine, to create circulation back to their holding companies sites, or simply pay to have you filtered out of the competition. Today’s social media drivers develop underground cult like participation. I’m not sure how many of those participants would be potential art collectors. I’m constantly being asked to produce
content such as videos, to feed the social media beast. It’s entertaining and can result in sales but over time we can become a slave to it. I’m more keen on keeping my nose to the canvas rather than the screen. MY FAVOURITE THING ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST IS…. I know what I’m supposed to be doing. So many people aren’t happy with their careers. I’ve known many wannabe artist’s who weren’t passionate about any particular creative ideas, only the idea of being an artist. For me, I’ve always known what I want to produce. It’s a destiny filled with lots of free choices. Other great things about being an artist are I get to meet many incredible people from all walks of life, from top to bottom. I’m my own boss. I can express myself anytime I feel the urge and it will be contemplated by many. I’m always on the look out for qualities in life, and
see the world through a very pleasurable lens.
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The Strategist © 2020 Daniel Merriam
MY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS The worst thing for me in being an artist is my work is labour intensive. I’ve spent countless hours, and many decades, in solitude, physically disciplining my eyes, hands and mind, to produce things of the highest quality I can achieve. Those years take a toll on the body. Much of the great art in the world has required great sacrifice. WHAT ELSE WOULD I HAVE BEEN? A musician (although that’s still art) an actor (that’s still art). I’ve worked in architecture, which very well could have led me into real estate development. As a young man, I’d taken a turn into journalism. I still may turn my pen toward that one.
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First determine if you have any talent. Then decide if you have ambition. Then determine if you have enough discipline. Now all you need is time and materials. Make your market in the bull years, and make your inventory in the bear ones. Do what is in your heart because if you’re a good artist, that’s your best contribution to the world. Lastly, you will need to be a good business person. Nobody else will look after your entire career, especially not like you will yourself. MY ADVICE TO MY YOUNGER SELF WOULD BE Get started earlier on the pursuit of my biggest goals because you will run out of time before you know it.
Some advice I was given and have followed is, don’t let anyone else tell you what to paint. Always show your best work. Always do your best work. Collect on your accounts receivable within 30 days, and never discount your art. Your paintings are like currency and you mustn’t feel insecure in their face value. My life and work has been an example of what freedom of expression can afford us all. I’m fortunate to have lived in a time when I could manage the creation of a body of work that’s intended to enlighten the hearts of others. I believe each accomplished artist leaves behind a living history of the social consciousness unique to both their time and place in which they thrived. Few other mediums speak to the vividness of our human experience.
SOMETHING UNEXPECTED ABOUT ME I’ve worn all of the hats in my paintings. These images are not entirely fiction, as I’ve lived out my life through my art. My early orientations started on the tails of surrealism, delving into the dimensions of the human psyche. My analytic appetite teamed with my divergent thinking style spawns the very thoughts Freud and Jung argued over. That bridge between linear science and multidimensionality beacons a belief in spirituality. How tempting is the abyss of art and its infinitive fringe, that begs for interpretation. BUBBLESTREETGALLERY.COM
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DR LEONIE MORRIS EN ER GY M E DIC IN E
& EN ERGY PSYC H OLOGY P R ACT IT ION E R I N T E RV I E W B Y L ES L EY S AM M S Leonie is founder of forever young coaching. With over 30 years experience as a Psychologist in the business world, in 2016 Leonie shifted gears, bringing quantum science to the field of emotional and physical growth and wellbeing. Your energy is the primary key to your emotional health and to your physiology. If you’re stuck, can’t see the wood for the trees, have run out of options, shifting your energy is the answer you are looking for. Here in her own words Leonie describes her personal journey into energy medicine:
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“I was born in 1966 in Worksop, a place I know so little about I had to Google what county it’s in - Nottinghamshire apparently. As a child my family were always on the go, never in one house longer than 2 years. We lived in many homes in and around Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and what was Westmorland, now Cumbria. My father was a Nuclear Engineer. He was always working away from home, often in far distant countries, sharing the engineering expertise that used to be our British Heritage. I schooled in whatever school my
mum deemed fit for myself and my twin. I have four brothers, one of which is my fraternal twin, Giles. With such a large family, a stay at home mum and one income, there wasn’t the money for a private education, but it didn’t matter as we all loved to learn. Our average family IQ is nearly 200. My twin and I were seen as childhood science geniuses. We were taken out of school at 12 to join a special University. We hated it and chose to ‘school’ as normally as possible. Giles and I were the youngest by over 5 years. If you were to ask my brothers they’d say we were spoiled. Funny - I don’t remember it that way. As twins we were inseparable. We had our own language, and kept ourselves to ourselves. We were best friends for each other as we moved from school to school, with barely enough time to make friends with our other classmates. We loved to do what we called ‘magic’. Giles would cycle places. I would stay home, but travel with him in my mind. I always knew where he’d been and what he’d seen. We found it very easy to ‘astral travel’. We experimented with pyramid power, and had some incredibly spooky experiences with the Ouija board! I always saw spirits. At 2 years of age we lived in an ancient 12th century thatched cottage. I regularly saw people ‘walk / float’ by, where the old staircase used to be. One day I decided to follow with no understanding of laws of physics. At 2 years old I had no limits to what I could do so I simply floated after them. My mum saw me, and minutes later the local vicar was round to exorcise me.
I got my doctorate in Psychology at just 21. I studied at Bath University then Kent, specialising in Criminal Psychology. My first job was with Scotland Yard. I was one of the earliest ‘profilers’, which was fascinating, but my tender age and lack of experience did not serve me well. Murder victims – bodies – proved all too gruesome. After just 18 months I knew I had to leave or never sleep again with the nightmares. I had a passion for understanding myself and others, but was lured by what seemed to me like ‘huge amounts of money’ into the land of BLUE CHIP CORPORATE. We had very little money growing up and having material things felt like the ‘thing to do’. I was caught in the ‘I’ll be happy when I have...‘ loop. Always after the next promotion, a bigger house, amazing holidays. But when I achieved these goals the pleasure was short lived. I loved using Psychology in business, but I also knew I was not living in alignment - I had abandoned my purpose. It surprises me to look back and see the years I spent on my personal journey towards financial and business achievement. I was stuck in a high performing life that in reality, felt bereft of meaning. It wasn’t until my late 40s that I finally understood that I had another calling, and I knew that happiness was an ‘inside job’; that the only way to be the real me, was to return to the energy healing that had saved my own young life. And the reason I am so surprised about how long it took me to figure this out ....? I was bullied, I was raped, I was diagnosed with an incurable illness, and I actually
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drowned, all before I was in my midtwenties. My life was challenging, dotted with significant emotional events and huge opportunities to grow and to learn. But my choices were driven by a childhood fear of not having enough money, and of not being good enough. I ran away from my truth out of fear rather than embracing life from a place of love. My first encounter with energy medicine was at just 19 years old. Studying at University I was starting to think the student lifestyle was taking its toll. Late nights, poor food, stressing out over exams. No wonder I always lacked energy and felt tired and sick all the time. It’s normal to feel aches and pains, to struggle out of bed right? Wrong! Routine blood tests showed quite a different picture. The next few moments are still surreal to me, misted over with time, and fogged with emotion. The University doctor looked me in the eye and dropped his tone to a gentle whisper: “I’m sorry Miss Evans (my maiden name), the tests show that you have acute myelogenous leukaemia. It’s at an advanced stage already. We need to do more tests … but from what we see here, I’d like to prepare you for the worst” The short story is I learned I had about 6 months to live. A huge shock but maybe this was the first moment that I began to see things clearly. I felt my extraordinary self stir inside me. • I knew I wanted to live • I knew I had something to offer the world • I knew medical science was not always right
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Always a spiritual being and an explorer, I read, I researched, I reached out to others who had gone through this and come out the other side. I loved to meditate and I soon realised that I was so well equipped to manifest my own health. I created my own ‘Miracle Meditations’, focusing on a pure light cleansing and healing all the cells in my body. I saw my own body, free of pathogens. I felt calm and powerful. I felt energy shift inside my body. I started to instinctively move energy, release blockages, to power up the organs that need help all with my own hands. Somehow knowing where to touch, and what to do. •
I shifted energy with my hands
I ate a special diet of raw living food
I meditated some more
I was totally focused
And this ordinary woman made the extraordinary come to life. MY MIRACLE … Against the Doctors prognosis, I was completely free of disease in just 6 months! I still had blood tests every few months but the leukaemia never returned. What more proof did I need; I knew I had stumbled on something that seemed miraculous. It was a wonderful feeling and I didn’t let this feeling go for a few years. Purely by chance, holidaying with an American boyfriend after graduating I was
“May your choices reflect your loves not your fears.” introduced to Donna Eden, an amazing vital woman and the pioneer of energy medicine. She has now trained thousands of people worldwide but back then, in the 90’s she was
not so well known and neither was energy medicine. After meeting Donna I soon learned that my own healing techniques were just like those that she is famous for. I no longer regret my years following money and business acumen. I learned so much, and enjoyed living in different countries and continents. Those years gave me hardship and highs, loves and heartaches, I learned what it was like to live ‘out of alignment’ with my true self and I am experienced in life now. I see the bigger picture. Everything really did happen exactly as it should. Released from my own fears and limiting beliefs, having proven I could achieve anything I wanted to, I now see the real gift I have to offer - my unique self; my experience; my education; my natural healing instinct. I was born to heal and energy healing is
Now I live in ‘my beautiful Cumbria’, surrounded by the lakes, the sea and the mountains that bring me such peace. I share my life with my loving partner, John and my loyal terriers. I love my work; I work virtually and I choose my own hours. I am blessed to own my 18th century cottage, my garden and my orchard. My passionate hobby is my photography. I live simply, surrounded by love, giving love and embracing my life from a space of love. And I pass this message directly from my heart, may your choices reflect your loves not your fears.” If this feature has whet your appetite and you are interested to learn more, Leonie will be talking to Lesley live on Crowdcast on September 6th at 5.30pm – Join us in the audience or watch the live stream on the Pure Arts Group UK Facebook page. Busy then – no worries. You catch all the Pure broadcasts on our website and YouTube channel at your own convenience.
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“There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.” DEEPAK CHOPRA
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“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” OSCAR WILDE
LOUISA CRISPIN SGFA, SBA FELLOW Lost in a world of intricate observations from Nature.
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Entranced by the cycle of growth and decay, Louisa captures the details on beautiful smooth Strathmore paper using ultra sharp pencils and graphite powder. It’s quiet in the studio, distanced from the world as she looks ever closer at plants, insects and birds. Texture, shadows, silhouettes and movement created with marks and tone, it’s rarely about the colour. As well as membership of the Free Painters and Sculptors and the Society of Graphic Fine Art, Louisa is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists. She has links to the Royal West of England Academy, Sevenoaks Visual Arts Forum, the Cranbrook Art Show and Pure Arts Group and currently sells her work via selected Galleries. Her prizewinning drawings are held in private collections internationally and she is regularly accepted to Open Exhibitions in London and beyond.
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JONATHAN HATELEY BA HONS
Jonathan embarked on his artist journey in 2003, having previously sculpted for models and effects in TV and film and created props for the musical “The Phantom of the Opera” and the English National Opera.
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Born in the West Midlands and now living and working from his studio deep in the Kent countryside, all aspects of the natural world inspire Jonathans artwork. Working in clay, he enjoys the challenge of creating from both the real and imagined. Through his close observation and manipulation of materials, Jonathan is able to create detail and texture or surface bas-relief on his sculpture, which are hand finished and painted to accentuate the relief. Jonathan’s sculpture is now highly sought after, with editions selling out quickly to his worldwide collector base. He exhibits widely both in the UK and internationally, including New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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ANGELA (GIGI) LOPEZ
Art, as well as filling Gigi with immense joy and calm, makes her pause, think, question and educate, there is a world full of endless possibilities out there that we have only scraped the surface of! Through the use of acrylics and mixed media she immerses herself in abstract surrealism and the contemporary world of stenciling, skins, texture, numbers, photographs and collage. Gigi has been extremely fortunate over the years leading a full and exciting life, through extensive travel and connecting with others, to experience the passion and intrigue that art offers. In her latest series…the Santos, a religious statue was placed on the alter in different parts of Europe for the congregation to pray to when the priest was unable to say mass. With the assistance of a Santos statue purchased in Nice many years ago Gigi photographs its face to create skins, using the androgynous figure as the main subject of some of the worlds ongoing issues such as Racism, Women’s Rights and Mental Health. Gigi would like to think that she is sending a message of integrity and goodness in the form of her paintings…but you can decide… let’s make a connection!
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EDITH PARGH BARTON BA
Edithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work is rooted in the observation of the world around her. There is warmth and humour in her paintings and sculptures that reveals a joy in playing with paint and fabric, and a delight in the unusual; of existing in between the real and the imaginary.
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Her textile sculptures have human like qualities that people connect with emotionally and respond to on a profound level. Her abstract paintings depict landscapes that are familiar - yet strange; they are journeys into a dream-like place created out of personal memories. Her paintings contain stitch-like marks and staccato tacks, scratched onto thick layers of paint. Similarly, the surfaces of Edithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sculptures are built up like layers on canvas. Hand constructed from fabric, the sculptures are painted, dyed, slashed, layered and embroidered with a wide variety of hand and machine stitches that echo her mark making in paint.
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VINCENT MATTHEWS SGFA
Drawing is involved in all of Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work. He likes to sketch outdoors, interpreting what he sees with lines and marks. He experiences and observes things much more this way than split second photographs. It helps him to observe and to remember. Also, he loves the stories that some people give him about the subject matter concerned at the time. The sketches are often quite detailed, as he prefers to use this information, combined with memory, to produce his Indian ink drawings or watercolours and he plays with space. He has been drawing regularly from a very young age and is an active member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, serving on the council, which is the only national drawing society in the UK. Landscapes, old buildings, machinery and old boats are largely from places such as Winchelsea, Rye, Dungeness and in his locality.
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DENISE BLISS CERT ED, MA
Denise has been working as a silversmith since retiring from teaching some years ago. As a teacher of Resistant Materials, the transition to working with silver and gold seemed a natural one, but still involved many years of learning and acquiring new skills and techniques. She was lucky enough to spend several years being taught by a highly skilled metal smith, and now has her own studio at home.
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Her designs are sometimes described as ‘quirky’ and she particularly likes asymmetry with much of her work having an ‘organic’ feel. She never makes two pieces the same, so any purchaser can be sure that no one else will be wearing their design. All pieces are marked with her own hallmark which is validated by the London Assay Office. Denise takes commissions and is happy to discuss customers ideas and requirements, so please feel free to contact her.
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DIZZY PRAGNELL BA HONS
Dizzyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work challenges and explores the boundaries of paper. While studying for a degree in printmaking she began to experiment with different methods of paper making focusing on developing a process, based on the ancient technique of papyrus, layering and fusing finely sliced fruit and vegetables to create cohesive sheets which formed textural tactile paper. Each sheet, an arrangement of colour and tone, retaining the essence of its origins. The colour and patterns produced in the sheets are ideal material from which to initiate a variety of works in both two and three dimensional form, and small books, challenging the traditional concept of book art. Her work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the United Kingdom including the Royal Academy. A number of works are in private collections and museums.
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JANE CORDERY BA
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Initially an abstract painter, Jane’s eye has consistently been drawn to line and form and both continue to be overtly expressed in her work. As a prior HR professional, Jane’s art practice alludes to human fragility, our need for connection – to each other, our environment, our history and our memories. In her current projects she expresses a sense of connection using both sculpture – typically using thread and glass - and through drawing and painting. Her ideas bounce between drawing and sculpture, feeding off each other. For Jane, lines are often suggestive of connection or disconnect. In her sculptures, the use of glass as a support speaks of both fragility and inner and outer worlds. Line and form become the primary point of view with a tangible connection to ‘something’. She deliberately removes time and place, allowing the viewer to interpret their own sense of connection to her work.
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JEREMY BEAR MA
Experiences of people and places are at the heart of Jeremy’s work. Observations made while on journeys around Europe, India, Japan and most recently Mongolia inspire him. These are revealed in acrylic on canvas paintings and coloured drawings as well as large-scale installation works specially created for exhibitions. He makes films for gallery screening bringing together his art practice with his earlier career in film and television. He has focused on his own art practice for the last ten years exhibiting regularly in group and curated exhibitions and had a retrospective of his paintings, drawings and television and film work in 2017. His paintings and drawings have been selected for open exhibitions of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Graphic Fine Art. In 2021 the Dimbola Museum and Galleries will show his Indian paintings, a new film and site-specific installation in an exhibition entitled ‘Creative CrossCurrents with India and Sri Lanka’.
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ROWENA MCWILLIAMS MA HONS
One eye sees, the other eye feels (Paul Klee). Rowena’s work combines what she sees with what she feels. Inspiration comes from landscape, everyday experiences, current affairs, words and emotions; so painting equals an image, plus words, plus feelings.
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Oil is Rowena’s favourite medium, but collage plays an integral part in her process and she feels as if she is painting with the paper. Artists that have inspired Rowena include Gustav Klimt, Tom Thomson, Peter Doig and Ivon Hitchens. She has very much enjoyed keeping a journal of words and art during lockdown and this has led to several exciting paintings about these strange times. Ideas proliferate in Rowena’s sketchbooks, thoughts and studio for many weeks and sometimes months. Rowena also owns Smallhythe Studio, runs art workshops and curates contemporary art exhibitions.
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Gabrielle creates contemporary glass designs for interior and exterior installations including gardens and public buildings.
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By using a range of firing temperatures to fuse the glass and inclusions a choice of finished surfaces can be achieved: crystalline, tactile or full-fused, depending on the design and where the glass will be displayed. Decorations include glassfusible screen-printing, glass painting with enamels, micas, metals and frits. Texture and form within the design requires mould-making, casting and slumping techniques. For the past two years she has worked with the Worshipful Company of Glaziers in London and exhibited work at Ely Cathedral. Her work is currently on the Warm Glass website in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aspiring Glass Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; section of the 2019 Glass Prize category.
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DANI HUMBERSTONE SWA
Dani predominantly uses the imagery of fruit in her work - she is interested in their metaphorical and symbolic use in both visual art and literature. Dani uses traditional oil painting techniques including oil glazes and strong light and shade, creating a sense of drama. There is a surreal quality in some of her work, but also a respectful nod to the great masters of the 15th and 16th centuries.
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FRAN WHITE BA
Passionate about Art and Textiles, especially of the woven kind, Fran began her creative journey as a weaver. Having trained initially as a linen weaver, she went on to commission short lengths of woven linen fabric to her own design from Mills in Ireland, Scotland and Belgium. These linens have been used in Interiors, for clothing and have also starred in 3 films, Mr Turner, Mr Holmes and Brightstar.
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More recently, as Fran has transitioned into semi retirement, she has been rediscovering her love of painting. From her home studio near Horsham she creates artwork in a contemporary abstract style, working across a broad range of media including acrylic and graphite on both stretched and un-stretched canvas, board, paper, card, and, occasionally, her own linen fabric. Franâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current body of work is based on an investigative enquiry into women and books, specifically women reading books.
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JULIA DESCH MA, MSDC
Primarily working in Fibre and Yarns from her own produced Wensleydale, Julia is a third generation Applied Artist and Designer/ Maker of Handknits and Interior items.
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A self-taught artist, Julia is constantly exploring and researching new techniques while remaining committed to ethical Slow Art using natural and hand-dyed material. She draws her inspiration from a deep relationship with nature allowing the fibre to flow through her hands in a semi-abstract interpretation of the original idea. Currently working on 3D Sensory Wheels as part of an educational project, Julia also makes a small number of collectorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s items each year, such as heritage shawls, jackets, bed runners as well as large felted art pieces. Her work is held in private collections and commissions are welcomed. Invited to become a British Wool Artisan, Julia is a prominent member of the International Feltmakers Association, The Society of Designer Craftsmen, East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers and PURE Arts Group.
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ROSEMARY HOUGHTON MA
Rosemaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s paintings are both abstract and expressionist. These paintings are trying to evoke mood and feeling. They are mostly landscapes of the sea and surrounding countryside in Kent. The paintings are expressing the light from the Sun on the sea and the water. Noteable achievements: MA Drawing Camberwell (University of the Arts London)
BA fine art ASAD University of Kent. 1st The Norden memorial prize for best fine art student 2004
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SCARLETT WOODMAN BA
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Scarlett is a Kent based artist living and working in Biddenden. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts in July 2017 and returning to her home studio, she has mostly gathered her materials and drawn inspiration from her immediate surroundings of the Kentish countryside. Through exploring this landscape and its materials, both natural and man-made, she reflects upon our relationship with the natural world. Using a variety of both constructive and deconstructive processes, including drawing, painting, scratching and burning, Scarlettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work presents us with a celebration of the beauty, strength and resilience of nature, whilst also acknowledging its fragility.
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VIVIEN OLDFIELD BA HONS
Vivien is a digital photomontage artist with a background in photography and textile design. She experiments with ideas, textures and colour combinations to create innovative fine art prints that capture the imagination and draw the viewer in.
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Her new ‘Transient Light’ series of digital monoprints was produced during lockdown to reflect the unreal, dream-like state many of us have felt at some stage during this uncertain period. Part narrative, part reimagined, each artwork features local landscapes, old farm buildings and disused warehouses photographed on daily walks. Fragments of these images were then layered and blended in Photoshop using a variety of tools and techniques to document her personal journey. Vivien’s work has been exhibited in group exhibitions and galleries in the southeast where she lives and works.
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NICK ROWLAND HND
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Nick uses his on site broad brush gouache sketches, as well as memories of woodland visits, for his finished semi-abstract acrylic paintings. He is mostly inspired by trees and their beauty, with the tranquillity that they uncompromisingly offer, as well as being natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s givers of life. This approach brings him into direct contact with the natural surroundings and makes him feel at peace, with the experience helping him to bring that feeling into his art work that is produced back in his studio, making it atmospheric. Nick likes to experiment with light, tone and texture. To achieve this, he will either paint light over dark or leave parts of the canvas untouched. He believes this working method helps to create powerful images.
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Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portrayals of trees, woodlands, and rural landscapes, originate in her lifelong passion for nature and her experience of the Sussex countryside. Joâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intention is to distil the essence of nature and its magic into her paintings, which are created using mixed media on board. She builds up layers using a range of different materials to create a three dimensional effect. This layering process lends itself to the scenery that she paints, creating depth and texture which brings nature to life in each beautiful scene. Jo likes to play with colour and this can dictate the composition of a painting. She spends all the time she can walking in the Sussex countryside and always has her camera to hand which allows her to capture a tableau as and when it happens. She enjoys putting her interpretation on a natural scene to give it a stylised, contemporary look.
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CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org burwashpotter.co.uk burwashpotter
Mary is a Ceramic Artist and Pottery Teacher. She works and teaches in her studio in Burwash, East Sussex where she combines her love of animals and working with clay to create her ceramic art. She is always happy to take commissions. All Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pieces are individually hand sculpted and she specialises in both stoneware and raku firing techniques. As well as the animals she has recently developed a range of unique tableware that will be a talking point at any meal. Mary truly believes in the benefits that making art can bring regardless of individual experience or ability. She loves to share her knowledge and skills through her pottery lessons. They are creative, inspirational and a wonderful way to relax and for anyone to spend time away from their everyday busy lives.
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Anna has been working as a visual artist, dancer and choreographer in San Francisco, CA for the last eight years. In 2016, she received a BFA in Dance and Minor in Arts Management from Dominican University of California/Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA Program. Her artwork is a creative exploration of listening. Her process is characterized by harnessing spontaneity, chaos and movement. She hears the images come alive as a whisper, loud shout or melodic song. Her hope is that her art would encourage viewers to find wonder and attune their focus to seek mystery.
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CAROL MITCHELL BA
Carol’s work has evolved over time from traditional watercolours, to her looser more abstract style of today. Trained in Illustration and with a Degree in Fine Art she also paints in both oils and acrylics, often mixing it up with other mediums. More recently she has also developed a new skill, combining individual Collagraph prints with acrylic inks.
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Predominantly a landscape painter and a keen gardener, her love of nature and the countryside are an intrinsic part of her creative response and subsequent art work. Warmer days find her painting ‘en plein air’ and collecting reference material to use later back in her studio, where she paints in a more reactive and spontaneous way. Here her landscapes take on a life of their own based on sketches, glimpsed images and recalled feelings evoking memories of places visited, places we all know and love.
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JILL HODGSON GRH
Jill graduated in the 1980s as an interior designer, embarking on a career in the commercial world of architecture and interior design. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until her time in Australia, inspired by the native plants, that her talents as a designer moved to that of an artist, exhibiting in various shows and galleries in Melbourne. Upon her return to England, she discovered a new medium to excite her - plaster.
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Since then, Jill has been exploring, developing and producing pieces of artwork; creating highly textured pictures in plaster and paint, from landscapes to abstract. More recently she has been exploring the use of different plasters, creating 3-dimensional work. Since 2003 she has successfully exhibited her work in various shows and galleries in Suffolk and Essex.
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JEMMA GOWLAND BSC
Jemma first trained for a BSc in Engineering Product Design, and worked in the fields of industrial design, production, and architectural model making before becoming a teacher of Design and Technology. With experience in making using a very broad range of materials, ceramics has become an abiding interest with itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique versatility and surface possibilities.
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Being a mother and daughter, as well as a woman working in a male field, has led to an examination of the role of the female, and how societal norms still shape the way children are raised. The work explores the way girls are constrained from birth to conform to an appearance and code of behaviour, to present a perfect face, and maintain the expectations of others. The disrupted surfaces describe the vulnerability beneath. Handbuilt stoneware, layered oxides, glaze and porcelain slip, dressmakers pins.
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TERRY MASON MFA
Anatomy, commonplace items, gadgets and surprising critters come together in this peculiar universe, drawing one into a hyper real instant that reaches beyond the surface of the everyday. Central to the work are humor, surprising materials, preposterous juxtapositions and craftsmanship.
Terry is preoccupied by lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fleeting existence and the inescapable consequences of time, an element that is perpetually on the horizon as the work is being conceived. Influenced by the idea that awareness is in a constant state of flux and that things are often not what they appear to be, He alters the familiar. One is invited to re-examine certain assumptions about what we know. By twisting and tweaking aspects of these objects, it spurs awareness to the emotional relationship with our perception, forging a conversation between viewer and object.
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Christine is a Tonbridge based artist with an early career in the Architectural/Interior Design field. She enjoys working with colour and creating her own palette. Her designs are contemporary and she is inspired by 20th Century design and artists, in particular those that work with pattern, colour and shape. This is expressed in her work as drawings and paintings in acrylic and pen and ink. Her early career is evident in her process and is most apparent in the minimalism of her monochrome pieces in pen and ink. She is a founding member of ArtSpring Gallery which is an artists collective based in Tonbridge, Kent. Her work has been selected for several exhibitions in London and the South East. She also takes part in South East Open Studios.
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VIKKY P FURSE BA SWA
Vikky is in an experimental stage of her work, enthralled by the possibilities of collage as a means of expression, mixing mediums and using anything that comes to hand and inspires her to make work. Vikky does PowerPoint storytelling of her experiences of travelling with Inuit hunters in Greenland, and travelling in both Polar Regions. Her work also includes portrait commissions and demonstrations for artists groups and in galleries.
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HANNAH BUCHANAN BA
Predominantly a landscape painter, Hannah (b.1997) is a British artist currently based in Kent. Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus on landscape painting is stimulated by the impermanent nature of the seasons and an interest in Biocentrism. Through oil paint, she aims to record the pulses of life emanating in the natural environment, whilst also portraying a sense of experience, memory and emotion in the colour palette and texture of the painting. She enjoys painting in a greenhouse as her studio, as she is inspired by the greenery around her that is constantly changing through the seasons.
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RICHARD HEEPS BA
Richard’s seductive, highly saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for his subject matter - be it cool descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. WATCH VIDEO
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Although he was brought up in East Anglia, Richard was heavily influenced by America and visited American bases, keeping magazine cuttings and following drag racing. The speed, lifestyle and technicolour is reflected in his imagery. ‘American’ colour is a major aspect to his work and drives his equipment and material choices. Richard has exhibited his work in Museums and Public Galleries since the 1980’s, and more recently exhibits at International Art Fairs in order to engage with his audience and see how people connect with and respond to his work.
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David was born in California and moved to the UK in 1970 and travels extensively with his camera. Like many artists before him, he has been drawn to the city of Venice as a constant source of inspiration and now divides his time between Venice and the UK.
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With his photography he has sought ways to work beyond the constraints of modern digital imagery. This has led him to both look back to the earliest photographic processes as well as develop his own alternative ways of producing a photographic image: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The two major elements of magic and emotion are the driving forces behind my photography. The camera is a completely objective observer, simply recording everything the lens sees, rather than filtering it through our individual human perceptions. The use of alternative photo processes allows me to work with the more painterly aspects of photography - to portray what I see in a more subjective way. The art for me is to produce a photograph that engages our imagination.â&#x20AC;?
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SONIA BEN ACHOURA MSC
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French artist Sonia generates innovative works of art at the intersection between art and science. With an initial career as a psychologist, she depicts her insights into the psyche onto canvas. Her fascination with human nature at the present stage of evolution (characterised by pervasive interaction with technology) manifests in geometric compositions with futuristic overtones. Captivated by abstraction, her art nevertheless lies between the abstract and the figurative. The artist shapes light and colour as the basis for her compositions. Like intimations of perfection, her paintings are born out of an interplay between light and colour. She creates a world of vivid colour, dynamic forms, and geometric perfection. She contemplates future outcomes through her art. She portrays the future man, staring at uncertain future. The potential for a partnership between mankind and nature is envisaged as she weaves organic forms over the fabric of robotic geometry.
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CAROLINE FRASER PG
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Caroline’s photography is a response to the beauty and infinite variation of objects found in nature, along with a concern for the natural environment. Her quiet representations of mood and place are created with an emphasis on the intimate details within nature, using abstraction and layering. Her love of remote landscapes has taken her to the highlands of Scotland, Iceland, New Zealand’s South Island and Greenland. Caroline combines photography with writing, and incorporates her work into limited edition handmade artist books. She works from her studio at Rye Creative Centre, and is a member of Artspring Gallery, Tonbridge. She values the sentiments of the adventurer John Muir: ‘Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.’
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JOHN STEWART BA
John graduated from Kent University in 2016, with a degree in Fine Art, having had a background in graphics covering many years. His artistic practice involves the creation of mainly abstract work in either two or three dimensions. He creates a variety of work including wall reliefs, sculptural forms and photography that explore colour and form involving pieces that are in dialogue with their setting. They involve the investigation and perception of positive and negative space using mainly man-made materials tending towards Perspex, acrylic plastics and vinyl tape but also including cardboard and wood in the creation of structural installations.
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KATE HASTED BA HONS
Kate is a textile artist based in Tunbridge Wells in Kent. Her work focuses on printed textiles with a specialism in water-based marbling. Kateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work investigates the balance of pattern, colour and shapes as they materialise and transform on the surface of water. Finished artworks result in beautifully formed abstract organic curved patterns infused with colour and movement.
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Kate has exhibited her work in galleries and selected shows throughout the UK including The Hepworth Wakefield, the National Centre for Craft and Design and the New Ashgate Gallery. Her unique designs have sold to top fashion houses in New York and she has sold her accessories within large department stores in Japan. She has worked with prestigious clients such as The Guildhall Art Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery and has taken part in the Hankyu British events in Osaka.
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BEE SANDERSON DIP ART
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Bee graduated as a jeweller and silversmith at Glasgow School of Art. Excellence of Design and Craftsmanship were the central tenets of the Jewellery Department and remain so throughout her work. Bee creates colourful jewellery with a highly distinctive look. Her inspiration is always the unusual beads and gemstones which are the basis of her unique Art Jewellery. These are offâ&#x20AC;&#x201A;set with silver and gold, sometimes polished, but often with surfaces textured by frosting, reticulation and granulation. The emphasis in her work is always on wearability - people must love the jewellery and enjoy wearing these original and unusual jewels. Beeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to imbue her jewellery with an elemental quality by the use of organic materials such as crystals, fossils, amber and lava. These natural, sometimes ancient, materials ensure the jewellery has a timeless appeal.
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CONTACT email@example.com cherylbellart.com
Cheryl is a narrative artist and her subject matter is nature. She has been a storyteller her whole life. When she was five and there was a lull at school her teacher used to ask her to tell the class a story and this is key to her art. Cheryl creates work through exploration in printmaking, painting, sculpting and writing. She prints on organic materials and works with paper, ink and stitchery to create 3D narratives. She illustrates her short stories in limited edition artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. She is always looking for the right processes and materials to express her ideas and moves constantly from painting to 3D work to printmaking. She particularly loves birds, both as portrait subjects and in allegorical situations.
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SOPHIE DOUGLAS BA HONS, MA
Sophie is a fine artist, teacher and photographer. Throughout her career the work themes flow with what is happening in her life. Her current project is titled “Look Up”. This project explores her life as a mother and the limitations this places on her working practice. She sees these limitations as a positive challenge. The challenges being a lack of studio time, carrying a baby not a camera, and concerns about children’s mental health and lack of connection to the environment. She is also interested in new technology in creating art. The images are all taken on walks with her family using an Iphone, and edited using apps. Sophie says “I wanted to think about the idea that whatever you do there is an app for that.” The images use colour and cropping to disorientate the viewer into questioning what is real and what is false.
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NICK HEBDITCH BA
CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org nickhebditch.co.uk Nick Hebditch Fine Art
Working largely in oil and mixed media, Nick avoids a slavish photographic representation, enjoying the possibilities of mark making, surface textures and abstract qualities that are encountered through the act of painting. His focus is to capture the feeling and emotion of a place, whilst depicting the interplay between light, land, water and sky. Nick explores a wealth of rural subject matter near his home in Kent and further afield, as well as cityscapes of London, and other foreign cities. Selected exhibitions include the RBA, ROI, RWS, RSMA and Chelsea Art Society. He has shown at a number of leading galleries and Art Fairs. Nick was awarded The Jullian Barrow painting Prize at Chelsea Art Society 2018, and The Painting Prize at the Pure Art Fair, 2017 & 18.
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CATHERINE BLACK BA
Catherine is a mixed media artist and yoga teacher, working creatively and therapeutically combining different fields. Creativity has always been her haven, a place of self expression and exploration, a place where words aren’t needed.
Catherine’s works are inspired by many different topics, from connection, movement, nature, architecture, culture, science to the senses. With a broad approach to creativity Catherine’s way of working is unique, never limiting to a single form of expression, allowing a constant flow within her work.
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ANGELA BRITTAIN DIP AD
Angela is a narrative artist, depicting how our moods change if we interact with friends and animals or feel deeply about things. Her work is colourful and design led. Composition where everything is transitory and fluid and lines of connectivity run from one object to another are used for focus and drama. Having worked for several years as a graphic designer and illustrator she now paints in oils and acrylics from her Sussex studio.
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Angela was elected as member of the Society of Women Artists (SWA) in 2017. She has exhibited in Rome and Miami and annually in London with the SWA and at the Russell Gallery.
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Victoria took her sculpture degree at City and Guilds of London Art School in the late 1980s where the emphasis was on a classical training in life drawing and sculpture. Having completed several portraits, she was commissioned to produce a life size bronze statue of Rudyard Kipling for Burwash High Street in 2019. Her more abstracted work captures the essence/ soul of a person and although her figures are often static, their stillness has a presence.
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Felicity is primarily a watercolour painter who likes to challenge herself to paint difficult subjects, water and skies in particular. Living not far from the coast near Rye, she finds inspiration in the sea and all its many moods and changes of weather.
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Felicity uses photography and sketches as a starting point for her paintings, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;designingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the picture from a number of different images. Back in her studio, she works with a series of repeat camera images improving the composition, cropping and splicing the reference pictures and adjusting the colours using Photoshop. Then she begins her painting, building up layers of watercolour paint, starting with washes and finishing with a dry brush or natural sponge to create more random marks or working in mixed media combining pencil drawing with watercolour. She is a full member of the SGFA, a London Drawing Society and an Associate of the Wilderness Art Collective.
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ANDY HILL BA HONS
Andy was born in Brighton, graduated at Exeter College of Art & Design and worked for a while as an illustrator in London. A love of nature led him to move to the Sussex countryside where he continues to live and paint today.
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Painting is Andy’s passion and means of engaging with the world and spiritual life. It has taken him on an unfolding path of creative discovery, from meticulous representation to joyful abstraction. Nowadays, working spontaneously with varying viscosities of acrylic paint, he conveys as much through the work’s physical properties, as in it’s use of pictorial space. To express that which is otherwise inexpressible, is the deep purpose of his work. “In the moment of creation, my subject matter is hidden from me”, he says, “Visual experiences and knowledge are utilised, but I trust to Zen-like intuition, concerned less with capturing something than with setting something free.”
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CAROLE BURY BA HONS
Carole works fluidly across and between textiles and drawing reflecting her love and passion with the created world around her.
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Caroleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s monochrome drawings emerge as a dialogue with the landscape, a dialogue in which she deepens her relationship with the land and finds its essence, referring regularly to repeated imagery. Through this deep relationship her mark making is pared down to an essential structure and language that sings. From this essence, Carole designs and crafts paper textiles, using embroidery and constructional techniques, which have a beauty, depth and quietness of their own. The physical act of making is slow and thoughtful and in contrast to the energy of the groundwork that is in their origin. Based in her studio in the Cotswold hills, her work is exhibited throughout the UK.
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CHARLIE VENIGA-GARRETT BA HONS
Charlie is a glass designer and fine artist. She also creates bespoke glass for individual clients under the name of Charlie Noel Glass. Her primary medium is fused glass, a medium she has been working with for 12 years.
Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inspiration primarily comes from the landscape, water, nature and flowers and from the lifestyles and interests of her many private clients. Conversations with clients trigger ideas and emotions, which she puts into a mind map in order to develop new design concepts. Charlieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for glass shines through as she speaks about designing bespoke pieces, the colours and textures. Each piece she creates has a unique narrative and is made with care, love and passion.
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FRANCES KNIGHT MFA
Frances is a contemporary landscape artist. She likes to paint outside directly from nature, exploring the effects of light, colour and structure on the landscape and then works on larger paintings from these studies once back in the studio. Interested in exploring the junction point between abstraction and representation, she seeks to express an inner dialogue between subjective experience and objective reality.
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After graduating from Camberwell School of Art, Frances won a Commonwealth and British Council Scholarship to complete her Master of Fine Arts in India. Frances worked as a professional painter for Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; guru, and the Transcendental Meditation organisation, a non-profit charity dedicated to creating world peace, for more than 30 years. Frances has exhibited her work internationally as well as widely across the UK, and her paintings are in private collections in the UK, Europe, the USA, Canada and India.
STEPHEN MCGUINNESS BA
Steve is a contemporary landscape painter based in the Cathedral City of St Albans and graduated in Fine Art from the Manchester Metropolitan University. The work relates to the writers and artists of the Romantic period and demonstrates a profound and spiritual preoccupation with the natural environment. The work is rooted firmly in the solitary contemplation of the sublime beauty of the landscape and can be considered as a meditation on the isolation felt by many of us on life’s journey. There is a connection, born out of an Irish heritage, with the Celtic tradition of ‘Thin Places’ or ‘Thin Spaces’ and the belief that such places are sacred. This belief suggests that heaven and earth are only three feet apart but in the thin places this distance becomes even smaller. The invitation to the viewer is to enter the spirit of the painting as it moves you emotionally.
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David is a native of New York City currently living and working in San Francisco. He received his BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and MS, Educational Leadership in the Arts from Bank Street College of Education.
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David has a varied and eclectic background but throughout his life and career has sought a central aesthetic that continually surfaces through his artwork. His artistic endeavors began at a young age as a creator of short films and continued into college at RIT where he graduated with a degree in Photography as a Fine Art. Much of his work has been focused on largeformat pieces starting with painting and screenprinting on 11â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; canvases. This early work is a distant echo of his current photography which uses paper, light and color to create ethereal sculptural objects. Once photographed, these images are printed and hung in large-scale to be viewed and experienced as an immersive experience.
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Angelia has enjoyed art as a venue for her ideas and her dreams since childhood. She wants to share her passion for art with others who enjoy the beauty of interpretation.Â Looking at the world through an artist eyes gives one the ability to take from it what you see and create what you feel.
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She creates art from the soul. Her art is generally created through painting as she enjoys the expression through oil and acrylic paints used to express her emotions. She is an abstract expressionist artist. She uses a great deal of colour and broad brushstrokes. Her work combines her view of the world and her emotions to create colourful abstract expressionist works of art. She also enjoys sketching with pencil and charcoal. She has trained in Paris with the best professors, completed her Master of Fine Arts, shown her work in galleries around the world and won awards that distinguish her work. She currently teaches studio art and art history, at a local college, allowing her to share her passion of art with future art lovers.
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TRACIE PEISLEY BA, MA
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Tracie uses lyrical drawing to express intimate emotions pulled from her unconscious. Universal symbolism in her work speaks directly to our psyche giving us the sense our deepest emotions have been cherished and transcribed. Peisley works across media, in series to express her poetic narratives. Her â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Personal Mythologiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; series of gold lustre edged porcelain plates combine her love of Greek myth with personal experience. She likens the process of drawing into a circular piece of porcelain to entering a portal from the soul, a Mandala. They attempt to seize a moment, lock it in clay. The art of storytelling holds a nostalgic resonance, the imagery she studied in Greece of Etruscan vessels decorated with passionate themes, offer us a piercing charm. The stylized drawing further preserves ancient motifs. The mysterious and ambiguous themes in her dioramas are elegantly described using Mazarin blue under glaze, reserved historically for English porcelain.
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VICTOR CUZMENCO MA
Victor (1948) has been developing his own art concept of Ontologic Painting for the last thirty years. Inspired by fundamental questions of ontology, Victor transfers possible answers onto his paintings. His ideas are embedded in simple geometrical forms painted with sand, earth, clay, and shell limestone. Victor uses oil paint primarily due to its physical properties of viscosity, fluidity and texture. He usually applies primary colors in vivid and contrast spots.
Non-objective and non-figurative compositions suggest zero plot or narrative free from material perception. A mesmerizing chaos trying to structure gives room for multi-scale perception of images whether these are huge space formations or the smallest physical particles. Ontologic paintings address the topic of spiritual excitement, granting viewers getaway from routine. Victor Cuzmenco exhibited his artworks at over 200 exhibitions in Moldova and internationally. In 2019 Art and Culture Center of Bacau (Romania) acquired his prizewinning painting.
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Stephanie is an award-winning artist who creates vibrantly beautiful glass artworks using a variety of kiln forming techniques. Inspired by the everchanging elements of nature, she combines surface texture, pattern and colour to produce beautifully tactile pieces which shift with the light throughout the day.
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As a self-taught artist Stephanieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey with glass has been exciting and often challenging. She is captivated by the enigma of the glass itself, and strives to exploit the natural translucent and jewel like qualities it possesses. She relishes the challenges that glass as a medium throw at her, and often finds that her best work comes about by chance. As well as exhibiting her work both nationally and internationally, Stephanie has also completed numerous commissioned pieces and interior design projects. She particularly enjoys working to commission and interacting with clients to design and create their own bespoke pieces.
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The materials Ali uses are mainly textiles based; she particularly loves using nuno felt. The name is derived from the Japanese word ‘nuno’ meaning cloth. This technique bonds loose wool fibres into an open fabric such as silk gauze, creating a lightweight felt. Ali loves experimenting with painting, felting, weaving, natural dyes and deconstructed textiles. Whether it’s macro or micro vision, nature in all it’s forms and seasons speak to her through her own experience of them. She creates therapeutic tactile places or surfaces, inspired by the elements and her spiritual connection to a power place on the earth. She gains clarity and nourishment from what some people call ‘The invisible realms’ and she enjoys watching these worlds of the unconscious and conscious arrive in her artwork. It takes a certain level of trust and courage to do this. A very important part of her practice or ethos is the theme of sustainability.
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CHERYL SUMMERS BA
Cheryl works with ceramic paint using her own hand built ceramics or she will choose either new or vintage plates as a canvas. From there she paints poetry or stories. Many are personalised to celebrate a special time or occasion. Wedding or birthday plates are regularly commissioned. Each piece is unique. She also creates hand built platters mainly in monochrome.
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MARY BEANEY DIP FAM
As co-founder of Chalk Gallery, Lewes and Art on the River and President of the Eastbourne Group 2003-2007 among many other notable achievements, Mary has been promoting art across Sussex for some 30 years, not least over the last 10 years for Pure.
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Recognised for her mixed media work, Mary’s current work is an attempt to create atmosphere and moods of the sea with a subtle mix of acrylic/mixed media. She is inspired by Rothko for colour and Anselm Keifer and Tapies for texture. Mary’s work is considered to be deep, dark and mysterious also Mary’s works are strongly connected with her emotions.... She bravely mixes and uses new techniques and materials - the result is amazing emotional art.
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CAROLE ROBSON BA PGCE
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Carole is a mixed media painter with a loose and flowing style, inspired by nature and her rural surroundings. She uses the transparency of water media to layer her paintings, enjoying colour and creating textures with mark making and resist techniques. Her mixed media works often derive from a curiosity about materials, which she combines by experimentation and pure play! This allowance for serendipity extends into the digital world, where Carole scans and layers her paintings to provide a ‘start’ for entirely new digital mixed media pieces. These reimagined abstractions are unexpected and surprising, frequently inspiring new works in a circular fashion. Carole is an experienced art teacher, contributes articles to the ‘Artist’ magazine and is the author of ‘Painting Expressive Landscapes’, published in 2019 by Search Press Ltd. She sells her paintings and prints both from her website and at exhibitions in London and the South East.
Originally trained as a painter, Annie now works almost exclusively with photo collage and film. A long evolution. She forages outside on deliberate or random photo/film assignments, or plunders her vast indoor photographic collection. With a chosen theme in mind, she experiments with changing scales, colours and surfaces by printing, cutting and collaging. Annies main interest is in displacement. Things are not where they should be. Surrealism has always fascinated her. WATCH VIDEO
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She imagined a visit to Folkestone by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera and has the photographs to prove it. Mermaids have been captured on film, seen in unlikely places, and more malicious ones have upset boats in the Channel. Annie recorded her attempt to return some exotic plants from their unsuitable seaside balcony environment, to their countries of origin, without leaving her studio. A philosophy course introduced her to the Ancient Greeks, more mayhem. A current series involves tiny, fading images of her parents excursions with their 1930â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North London Cycle Club. Although adventurous in their pursuits, they were severely restricted by time and money. Annie has widened their horizons to where they might have gone, still modest, but beyond Essex.
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BRENDA HARTILL BA
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Brenda was based in London for many years and is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. She showed regularly at the Bankside Gallery. In the 1980s she re-built a village house and studio in Andalusia, producing works inspired by sun and shadow in Spain. She moved to Sussex in 2004 where she paints and prints in her ancient Oast House. Her speciality is collagraph and etching, and more recently embossed paintings. Brenda published a book Collagraph and Mixed-media Printmaking in 2005, and later a DVD Collagraph, a Sculptural Approach to Printmaking, soon to be published as a series of short films on YouTube. In her early years, Brenda produced detailed figurative etchings of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Londoners Londonâ&#x20AC;?: gritty architecture, trains and life in inner London. Today her inspiration is more abstract: natural growth mineral forms and erosion and she uses gold & silver leaf in her unique richly textured, glowing works.
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CAROL KEMP BA HONS
For over 30 years, Carol has been one of the country’s leading lettering designers. She has worked for hundreds of companies worldwide, producing logos, calligraphy and fonts, in tv, music, design, and publishing. Alongside this, Carol has felt compelled to convey ideas of personal significance, through letterforms and words. Working in a variety of mediums, she creates artworks with stone, wood, textiles, and recycled materials.
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“Letterforms have seeped into my sub-conscious”, she says. “During my time designing to commission, I have lived and worked with letters of all styles and shapes. In my own art, I am inspired to explore the expressive potential of lettering to communicate both in two dimensions and as tactile objects.” Born in Sussex, Carol graduated at Exeter College of Art and Design with a BA(Hons). She is a Letter Exchange member, and current Chairman of The Wynkyn de Worde Society.
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Malwina is a qualified Dementia Practitioner, a beginner entrepreneur and as she believes, a born artist. She follows Toltec Wisdom tradition, which teaches us that our Life is our Art. Malwina pours a lot of empathy and positive energy into her work with Alzheimer’s patients, creating beautiful moments in her and her patients’ daily lives.
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Malwina believes that money is also an energy and that it is possible to direct it into the right channels by buying from ethical sources, supporting local stores and artists. For Malwina every purchase is a vote. Malwina takes great care of herself and to maintain her own energy levels, she participates in artistic and healing workshops. Here she is giving you a chance to buy her transcendental Bali painting and by doing so supporting her newly started business, created for spreading awareness of specialised Alzheimer’s communication and supporting dementia carers.
FRANCES FEATHERSTONE BA
Frances is a contemporary Fine Artist working in oils from her studio in Groombridge, East Sussex. She has a BA (Hons) Degree (1st Class) in Fine Art.
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‘What I have always been fascinated by are the interweaving journeys that we are on as ordinary people in the modern world. And in my paintings, I try to capture the vibrancy of the urban landscape and at the same time the narratives of the individuals moving within them.’ Frances also loves to paint portraits and recently won Sky Arts ‘Portrait of the Week’ 2020 for her portrait of Bernardine Evaristo, Booker Prize winner 2019. Not only is capturing a likeness critical but the story is just as important for her. She regularly exhibits in London including The Mall Galleries, Olympia and The Affordable Art Fair. She was ‘Artist and Illustrators’ magazine shortlisted Artists of the Year 2019.
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SUSAN D’SOUZA BA, MA, PGCE
Susan is an experienced textile artist and teacher who makes work with a focus on details and rhythms in nature using natural materials and plant dyes for colour. The images featured include delicate stitched repairs and surface pattern detail from a series of Sussex landscape images. Susan took part in a natural dye group who exhibited at Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft in May 2019. She will be running outdoor workshops at Sussex Prairie Gardens during summer 2020 in ‘Batik Painting with Natural Dyes’ and ‘Stitching with Natural Surfaces and Objects’. Please get in touch if you are interested in art works or attending workshops.
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JAZZ DIXON BA HONS
Jazz the glass Alchemist gained her BA (hons) Designer Maker from the University of Brighton. She works with all aspects of kiln formed glass from fusing to casting. Like diamonds, colour and clarity come together with a little alchemy to produce beautiful works of art. Her creations are inspired by the very nature of glass and the interaction of light and colour with references to the outstanding scenery and wildlife of the Sussex countryside where she lives. Jazz produces unique handformed pieces of her own design as well as creating custom commissions. Her work ranges from traditional landscapes formed in glass to brightly coloured abstract work. Jazz is also an established glass tutor teaching at several venues across Sussex and has exhibited widely within the area.
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MARIA TURNER MA
Mariaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings inhabit the border between abstraction and figuration and have their basis in exploration of seeing, experience and memory. The use of colour and gesture are vital to express dynamic movement and atmosphere. Each group of paintings she works on are a new journey into reflecting upon a reconfigured world that also includes personal and public histories.
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RICHARD HEYS BA
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Richard works in a light filled studio in Sussex, an acorn’s throw from the Ashdown Forest. He strives to create presence in painting, opening a soul space allowing the viewer to breath with the artwork. For him, an artwork must have countenance – a spiritual presence – so that the piece continues to live on in the mind of the viewer. Aiming for mystery in this world of the known, Richard creates standing before the unknown. Richard’s practice demands a certain distance, to achieve this he utilises bespoke tools, brushes and squeegees. He loves with a passion the ethereal nature of colour and the physical qualities of paint, exploring textures, transparency and glazing to create diverse, vibrant surfaces. Working to remould inner spaces, he invites attention to and engagement with surface and image, outer colour journey and inner soul-space; saying “I invite you to open the painting as you would a doorway”.
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GILLIAN SMITH BA
Gillian is a retired teacher living in Kent. She has a BA in Conceptual Art and exhibits regularly.
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Recently, her inspiration has come from the natural world, its folklore and environmental issues, but she likes to work on whatever interests her: social history, historic events, personalities, relationships, life events, or even something just quirky and fun. Whether realistic or abstracted, moody or uplifting, her pieces often contain elements of storytelling and sometimes fantasy, which aim to create a narrative with the viewer. Gillian works in both 2D and 3D in a variety of different disciplines painting, collage and free-motion machine embroidery. Painting and/or collage not only inform her textiles, providing a rich base, but these different elements often appear in partnership within the finished pieces. In addition, she uses whatever materials and techniques help her to convey a thought, develop a feeling, create atmosphere or conjure a story.
JOAN ROCHE RRASA
After obtaining her post graduate degree in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools Piccadilly, artist Joan Roche was a senior lecturer in Fine Art for many years in London. She maintains a strong connection with the RA Schools’ alumni. This relationship with the Academy is sustained through attending weekly drawing sessions in the famed semi circular studio, an engagment deeply influencing her development.
Two subjects have engaged her over many years, the landscape and the figure. Working within the tradition of landscape painting, Joan works in a studio on the sea front in Marine Court, Hastings. The view from this ‘ocean liner’ charts the continuous flux of the sea’s surface; a vast plane of energy. The atmospherics compliment a longstanding fascination with hydro-optics and natural light. Predominantly working in oil based media experimenting with brush, and pigment techniques she draws directly from the environment that the town of St Leonard’s on Sea overlooks. Joan has exhibited widely both here and abroad; notably in the Centro Modigliana Florence, New Delhi, Australia and Grenada.
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Darren is a photographer living in Sussex, UK with a love for photographing human beings. In regular times this would be capturing special moments like weddings and arrivals of babies. However during COVID this has become about capturing people living with lockdown. A project designed to uplift a community once again.
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HOLLY RABJOHNS BA
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Holly’s textile artefacts communicate a contemporary multimedia adaptation of the ancient Shamanic ‘Despacho’ ceremony. This ritual exhibits a profound sense of gratitude for Mother Nature and the Universe, and encourages us to momentarily return to the essential unity with all that exists. Demonstrated through intricate hand embroidery techniques, needle felting, shibori, and beading, Holly’s artworks convey a real sense of consciousness and character. She intends for her artworks to articulate a notion of transcendence, provoking one’s curiosity and imagination. These biomimetic pieces portray a narrative which encourages human kind to deepen their affinity with the earth. In honour of the ‘Despacho’ philosophy, these textile pieces are created with only natural materials, thus rendering them entirely compostable so that they too, alongside admiration and good intentions, may be returned to Mother Earth.
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Reworking one of the great themes, Shelley creates compositions combining the style of the old masters with new interpretation using modern technology. The viewer is faced with familiar objects, yet his compositions hold visual surprises.
Shelley began his artistic career as a printmaker for the distinguished artist Michael Rothenstein RA in the early 70’s, and went on to teach at Goldsmith and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. His work has been shown in London including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and he participates in art fairs in London and the South-East. He has won the John Purcell Paper Award for Outstanding Printmaking and the Aberystwyth Purchase Prize.
Work by Shelley is held in public and private collections.
His silkscreen print ‘Move to White’ is part of the British Museum Print and Drawing Collection.
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The inspiration for Hildegard’s work stems from the observation of light in nature. Glass is central to her work with it’s qualities of reflection, refraction, opacity and translucency. In the assemblages of glass she strives to ‘Make the Invisible Visible’ and create unexpected temporal beauty. Reflected and transmitted colours meet and intermingle, creating an ethereal colour field space within the artwork. Hildegard “paints with light” using colour, lines and shapes to create intriguing and mesmerizing fields of projected colour.
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Her unique glass artworks have been exhibited in open submission exhibitions and art fairs in New York and London, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions and open exhibitions at the Mall Galleries.
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“The world is a very puzzling place. If you’re not willing to be puzzled, you just become a replica of someone else’s mind.” NOAM CHOMSKY
Nadine is the founder and teacher of the trusted Calmer Self Method which guides you through a process to reduce stress and anxiety, build confidence and self esteem, enabling you to release fears and old habits that can hold you back from reaching your full potential.
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She calls what she offers â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Transformation through Relaxationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and she gets tremendous satisfaction from seeing people start to live their life with ease and joy following their true soul purpose, stepping out of feelings of overwhelm and guilt and establishing new, calmer habits that are hugely beneficial to overall emotional health and wellbeing. Nadine enjoys being an ambassador for Pure and giving inspirational talks about how she went from her own chaos to calmness and demonstrating aspects of her Method that are of particular support to the creative nature of the wonderful people in the Pure Group.
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Bev Saunders of Edge Bespoke Picture Framing is passionate about art, colour, design and interiors. Her “mission” is to help clients, artists and galleries bring out the best in their artwork. Emphasis is on a quality product and a friendly service, she wants you to really enjoy being involved in making your artwork look great. Her motto is present, protect, preserve. Bev transforms artwork into something special that will be enjoyed by future generations. Great design goes without saying, but what’s going on behind the scenes is just as important. She uses the most appropriate materials and techniques to protect your artwork for as long as possible. “When you think about it, I never know when I’m framing work by the next Damien Hirst.” Bev is a member of the Fine Art Trade Guild and subscribes to its CPD programme. She’s also Secretary of the Guild’s Framing Standards & Qualifications Committee.
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The pandemic breakout has been a very horrible experience. I really struggled with survival as an artist, and I also witnessed the people around me struggling for their own livelihood.
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However, being in quarantine led me to my present art style and movement. After having a deep thought on this global challenge and how humanity has been affected, I realized our bodies are not as strong as we think. We are vulnerable as human beings under the wrath of Mother Nature, so we need to treat her properly. The only way out is loving each other. That has always been my message through my art.
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(you can use any mushrooms you like) Coconut oil for frying Salt and pepper Heat a knob of coconut oil in a large pan with a lid, on a medium heat. Add the onion to the pan. Allow the onion to soften then remove the leaves from 5-6 sprigs of thyme and add to the pan. Add the buckwheat and season with salt and pepper. Mix well and allow the ingredients to sauté for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the vegetable stock and two of the garlic cloves and allow to simmer with the lid on for 5-8 minutes. Buckwheat cooks really fast! Meanwhile, in a separate frying pan, heat a knob of coconut oil on a medium/high heat. Add the mushrooms to the pan with the third garlic clove. Place in a few sprigs of thyme and fry all together until the mushrooms are soft and golden. Add the lemon juice and coconut milk to the buckwheat risotto, stirring on a medium/high heat. Continue stirring for 5 minutes until the buckwheat is soft and the mixture is thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix half the mushrooms in with the buckwheat risotto, then spoon the risotto into bowls and divide the remaining mushrooms on top. You can serve on its own or as a side dish. LEARN MORE HERE
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