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Discerning The World of Arts

Lara Julian’s painting “Untitled”. Please see page 15 for more works by Lara.

March 2017


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Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, This month, I am extremely impressed by the fantastic selection of artists on board, and I am pleased to be able to introduce their works to you. I am also very excited to have some of the works shown in our March issue at The Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair. If you are interested in any of the works in the magazine, I would be delighted to show them to you in the flesh. I am always reachable at celine@thediscerner.co.uk Our Spring Party is also approaching as it is taking place on Thursday 6th of April. Joining us would offer you the opportunity to meet some of the artists in the flesh. Alexander Mihaylovich is flying all the way from Los Angeles to meet our fellow readers, and subscribers, and John Link is going to give us a little talk about his work. Please email your RSVP response as soon as you can to celine@thediscerner.co.uk We only have space for a few more attendees, so please get in touch today should you want to join the exhibition on the 6th! I have also had the immense pleasure to interview Lara Julian, who is making our cover this month. She is an extraordinary woman, and I truly encourage you to read more about her page 14. Congratulations to all our wonderful artists, whom you should definitely not hesitate to contact, if you wish to decorate your beautiful residence or office with some exceptional original Artwork.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert Contact & advertising enquiries:

E: celine@thediscerner.co.uk W: www.thediscerner.com T: 0207 491 9925

Every effort has been made to ensure the content is accurate. The Discerner Ltd. does not endorse any of the advertisements in the magazine unless otherwise stated. No part of the magazine may be reproduced without permission of The Discerner Ltd. We reserve the right to refuse advertisement or editorial not suitable to the publication.

For private viewings of art work in Mayfair, please contact Celine directly at celine@thediscerner.co.uk

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Alexander Mihaylovich “Since the late 1980s, Los Angeles artist Alexander Mihaylovich has been creating works that deal with the fragmentation of history and memory. His most recent pieces are three-dimensional mixed media works that allude to the ephemeral nature of our own time. The juxtaposition of modern industrial fragments with painted Arcadian landscapes and classical forms points to the disjointedness of our own past as well as the complexity of understanding history and time. The layering of found materials, such as plastic or metal, obscures our ability to view the painted image and acts as a metaphor for the destruction of cultural heritage and the environment.”

“Mirror” - 2014 - POA Oil on paper, 19th century mirror & frame 94 x 80cm

“Icon” - 2006 - POA Oil on paper, 17th century vellum fragment, mixed media 28 x 18cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Silver of Antiquity” - 2011 - POA Oil on panel, mixed media 40 x 40cm

E: alexander@mihaylovich.com

“Equilibrium” - 2006 - POA Oil on copper - 33 x 33cm

W: mihaylovich.com

For all enquiries, please contact Alexander or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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George Antoni As an artist, George Antoni is primarily self taught. Although he studied art at West Ham College of Further Education, he also had an interest in drama and a three year course at E15 Acting School lead to a thirty year career in film, TV and theatre. It was only when he left London and moved to Brighton that he took up painting again, initially inspired by the expansive skies and dramatic seascapes. Although the work is ever changing, the influence of coastal life is still evident in his current works.

“Excavations 431” - £2200 Mixed media 81 x 81cm

“Excavations 430” - £2200 Mixed media 81 x 81cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Imbrico 447” - £2000 Mixed media 81 x 81cm

T: 07855839966

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“Untitled 413” - £1800 Mixed media 81 x 81cm

E: monza@macace.net

W: georgeantoni.net

For all enquiries, please contact George or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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John Link John Link’s paintings are born of Shakespeare. A successful Theatre Director/TV producer and acting teacher over many years and now an unashamedly self-taught painter with a fast growing reputation, his unique, colourful paintings remind us vividly of the weight of human self-awareness and the mercurial nature of created figures that come out of ‘nothing’ onto the stage or canvas to tell the tragicomic paradox of being human. They hold a lightness alongside an intensity. Just as Shakespeare entertains us while at the same time making a profound analysis of human life, so does Link’s painterly vision.

“Feste” - £5000 framed Oil on canvas 80 x 80cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Hamlet” - £1750 unframed Oil on canvas 40 x 30cm

“Viola” - £1850 framed Oil on canvas 50 x 50cm

“Isabella” - £2750 framed Oil on canvas 80 x 80cm

E: john@johnlink.co.uk

W: johnlink.org.uk

For all enquiries, please contact John or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Lou Hamilton Fine Art Lou Hamilton makes paintings that celebrate simplicity & observe the impermanent nature of things. She aims to make work that creates moments of calm in which to pause and reflect. She explores light, texture, colour and form through the abstract interpretation of land or seascape and the ever-changing weather. She was recently selected to participate in The Other Art Fair London and regularly sells to collectors worldwide through Saatchi online. Lou’s work has been commissioned for site-specific projects, won prizes and been exhibited in both group and one-woman shows.

“Always Blue Sky Somewhere” - £2500 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 122 x 122cm

“Misty Fields” - £1600 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 92 x 92cm

“City Night Sky” - £1600 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 92 x 92cm

“Fields through Sky” - £1600 Oil, cold wax, acrylic 92 x 92cm

E: lou@createlab.co.uk

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W: louhamiltonart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Lou or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Gina Parr British Artist Gina Parr, born 1957, predominantly works as a Painter, but also Photographs when traveling. Originally trained as a Fine Artist, graduating with a First Class Honours Degree, she went on to Chelsea College of Art to study Set Design for Television, leading to a 25-year career. She returned to work as an Artist in 2007. Her work is held in the Permanent Collection of Keble College, Oxford, and privately in many countries worldwide. She now lives and works in London and Devon.

“Place” - 2016 - £3500 Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas 100 x 100 x 4.4cm

“Drone” - 2017 - £4195 Oil and charcoal on canvas 110 x 110 x 4.4cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Enduring Love” - 2016 - £5195 Oil and charcoal on canvas 150 x 120 x 4.4cm

E: gina.parr@gmail.com

“Mappa Mundi meum” - 2016 - £5195 Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas 150 x 120 x 4.4cm

W: ginaparr.com

For all enquiries, please contact Gina or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Sarah Jane Brown Sarah Jane lives on the coast of Pembrokeshire where her environment, and early maritime career, have instilled a deep affinity with the sea. She studied painting at the West Wales School of the Arts, gaining a 1st class honours degree and her artistic career has since gained steady momentum and recognition. She has exhibited widely in the UK including several solo shows in Cardiff and prestigious exhibitions in London, such as the ‘Cork Street Open’ in Mayfair and with the ‘Royal Society of Marine Artists’ at the Mall Galleries. Her work is now collected internationally.

“Out on a Limb” - 2016 - £1000 Oil On Canvas 50 x 50cm

“Messages” - 2016 - £2500 Oil On Canvas 80 x 80cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Rooted Flight” - 2015 - £4500 Oil On Canvas 100 x 127cm

T: 07874 219942

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“Tender tempest” - 2015 - £2000 Oil On Canvas 61 x 91cm

E: artist@sjbart.com

W: sjbart.com

For all enquiries, please contact Sarah Jane or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Jane Emberson Sailing around the Greek islands provides the main source of inspiration for Emberson’s work. Combining her fascination with the country’s ancient past and a love of the natural world, the paintings essentially depict land masses as seen from above or below, which are interwoven with mythological themes. Using a mixture of fluid paints, plays a vital part in creating the unpredictable flow of nature in a unique and colourful way.

“Amphitrite” - £2250 Mixed media on canvas 105 x 105cm framed

“Petra” - £1650 Mixed media on canvas 80 x 100cm unframed

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Paradiso II” - £1650 Mixed media on canvas 90 x 90cm unframed

“Hestia” - £1650 Mixed media on canvas 2 x 75 x 60cm (diptych)

E: embersonart@aol.com

W: janeemberson.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Jane or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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David Booth David is a painter and sculptor. He is an elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His paintings have featured in many art fairs including TheOtherArtFair. He was selected by curators PatchLondon to exhibit in their prestigious exhibition ‘The Collective’ at the House of St Barnabas, Soho. For more information please visit www.davidbooth.uk.com

“Sunshine” - £995 Acrylic on wood board 50 x 50cm framed

“Blue” - £995 Acrylic on wood board 50 x 50cm framed

Available to view at The Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Shady Corner” - £995 Acrylic on wood board 50 x 50cm framed

E: davidbooth_artist@yahoo.co.uk

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“Spring” - £995 Acrylic on wood board 50 x 50cm framed

W: davidbooth.uk.com

For all enquiries, please contact David or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Caia Matheson Caia Matheson is an Award Winning Contemporary British Painter based in the United Kingdom. Caia Matheson has exhibited alongside Billy Childish Jamie Reid Yohji Yamamoto Sir Paul McCartney Chris Riddell David Lloyd Guy Venables. Caia Matheson is inspired by wabi sabi or the beauty of imperfection. Caia Matheson also produces prints that are individually printed to order and signed by the artist. They are printed on a vellum surface (slightly textured) 100% cotton rag 310gsm archival acid free mould made fine art paper and are Fine Art Trade Guild Approved.

“Samsara” - £3500 - 80H x 80W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

“The Sensual World” - £3800 - 74H x 65W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Tranquil” - £8000 - Made up of 4 canvases each 80H x 80W x 3D - Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

T: 07961405351

“Transcendental” - £3200 - 64H x 56W x 3D cm Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas

E: studio@caiamatheson.com

W: caiamatheson.com

For all enquiries, please contact Caia or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Kate Brinkworth I have always been fascinated by stories, a deep love of film imagery and narrative. I started to look in depth at the construction of a film: how do images go together to form a cohesive plot, which elements or scenes are crucial to this? How do light, shadow, camera angle, focus, objects and location play a part in intriguing and capturing your imagination? I originally used film scenes but soon played around with setting up small still lifes, lighting them differently, changing the focal point to emphasise a certain item and then working these into paintings. I became more involved in the process of this, enjoying the translation of light into paint, the properties of pigments and the challenge of photorealism. The fact that I can get more detail into a painting than I can from a photograph, I can enhance and play around with oversaturated colour and light. The vivid colour of the chosen objects reflecting the nature of their temptation and their glossy, sleek appeal. The dice open up questions of fate, chance and the curveball effect and perhaps these objects drew me to them by the very fact that they are caught up in forces larger than themselves.

“Coke and Stripey Straw” - £600 Limited edition of 50 - 80 x 60cm 400gsm Somerset satin paper 22 colour silkscreen From an original oil painting

“Coke, beans and lifesavers” - £600 Limited edition of 50 - 80 x 60cm 400gsm Somerset satin paper 22 colour silkscreen From an original oil painting

E: kate@katebrinkworth.com

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W: katebrinkworth.com

For all enquiries, please contact Kate or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Michelle Hold Art is my life and passion. My work is based on capturing the essence of feelings, emotions and the invisible, eternal energy that pervades the universe, focusing on beauty and it’s scarcity in current time. I am inspired by nature and new science that meets spirituality. Creating from a place of no time, no space no body. Like an architect I love to construct the images with multiple layering, but at the same time leaving space for surprise, for something unexpected to happen, where my dance like gestures encounter the vibrations of colour.

“Inside” - 2017 - £5400 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 120 x 200cm

“Time to wake up - 2016 - £5400 Pigments and acrylics on canvas 120 x 200cm

T: +393347864141

E: michelle@michellehold.com

W: michellehold.com

For all enquiries, please contact Michelle or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Interview with Lara Julian Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “You have a very unique background, as you were born in Siberia, you have lived in New York for a few years, and you are now in London. Could you tell me a bit more about yourself?” Lara Julian: “I have led an exciting life, traveling the world and immersing myself different cultures. Of course, I am a product of all my experiences and cultural origins; however I don’t want my work to be read through this prescriptive lens. My work is autobiographical to the extent that it externalises my personal experience of the world, however this is never reflected though narrative or iconographical paintings. Rather, I employ an abstract visual language, which I believe has far more universal resonance amongst viewers.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “When did you paint for the first time, and what was your inspiration?” Lara Julian: “My mother is an art historian and my father is an artist, so I grew up in a very creative family. I started painting at a young age, however art education in Siberia is very classical and my teachers didn’t appreciate my abstract approach to painting. I refused to conform to this traditional paradigm and so I stopped painting for many years. It was actually when I was living in New York that this dormant creative passion was reignited. I had a high-powered job in banking; however I needed a release from the world of numbers and logic, so I started meditating. It was during my meditation sessions that I started seeing vibrant swirls of colour and these visions eventually materialised in a series of paintings.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “Your work is truly stunning. What is your process of creation?” Lara Julian: “Thank you! My process of creation is very organic and spontaneous. I use acrylic paints as they are fast drying, which means I can add new layers quickly, but I never have a predetermined idea of how I want the painting to look. It’s all about texture and harmonies of colour, there isn’t a formula, rather every composition is a journey of discovery. I do tend to lay the canvas down on my studio floor and move around it while I paint. I use my whole body in the process of creation. It’s through this physical act of painting that I’m able to imbue each work with a raw sense of dynamism and ‘visual vibrations’, inviting the viewer into new realms of sensory experience.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “What are you looking for while painting? How could you describe your style?” Lara Julian: “I’m looking to express the breadth of human experience in my work. My style oscillates between figuration and abstraction.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “When I look at the work that you have produced over the years, I can clearly see an evolution. Could you tell me a bit more about the reasons behind the changes in your style?” Lara Julian: “Each painting is a type of self-portrait that corresponds with the changes occurring in my body and mind. From a technical perspective, my work evolves as I mature as an artist and develop a deeper knowledge of materials, scale and style. In my earlier paintings, I worked on a smaller scale and the works were much more figurative, but I’ve always craved to work on a larger, more significant scale. I want my abstract canvases to envelop the viewer and catalyse a potentially transformational experience.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “You are still a young artist. What is your vision for the upcoming years?” Lara Julian: “The script is still unwritten. I’m learning each day about kind of artist I want to be and drawing inspiration from a diverse range of sources. Right now, I see myself in a creative stage, but there’s artistic metamorphosis on the horizon. Watch this space.”

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Lara Julian Lara Julian is a contemporary artist from Siberia who creates abstract, impressionist art. Her drawings and paintings are filled with energy and vibrant colours. Her vision transcends classical notions of genre and narrative, freeing the subject matter from its original context and positioning it within a new aesthetic reality. After an unfulfilling career in banking Lara has studied at the New York Art Academy, UCL Slade School of Fine Arts and the Royal Drawing School. She has exhibited in New York and London.

“Untitled” - £4000 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm

“Untitled” - £4000 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm

Available to view at The Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Untitled” - £4000 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm

“Untitled” - £4000 Acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm

E: lj@larajulian.com

W: larajulian.com

For all enquiries, please contact Lara or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Jeanine Woollard Jeanine’s work plays with the discovery of historical signifiers in the everyday, as a way of creating an alternate dimension or loop-hole. The etchings, photographs and sculptures she makes reference otherworlds and eras, borrowed from literature, art history and popular culture. Often monumental and epic in their references, they emerge from found objects, scenes and locations that are already in themselves an arrangement of unintentional props. Since graduating from her MFA at Goldsmiths in 2007, she has participated in residencies and exhibited internationally in solo and group shows. Jeanine lives and works in London.

“By The Seat Of Her Pants” - £320 - Ed 1/5 Etching 35.50 x 24.80cm

“Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner” - £170 - Ed 1/10 Etching 11 x 12.80cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Fe Fi Fo Fum” - £250 - Ed 1/5 Etching 20 x 15.90cm

T: 07946609267

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“Head Stick” - £280 - Ed 1/5 Etching 20.50 x 29.30cm

E: jeaninewoollard@hotmail.com

W: jeaninewoollard.com

For all enquiries, please contact Jeanine or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Lorraine Christie The Artist LORRAINE J CHRISTIE is originally a native of Northern Ireland and now resides in the U.S.A. Though classically trained in London, she is essentially ‘self-taught’ CHRISTIE’S ever evolving style remains highly recognizable - edgy, yet polished, with palette knife and brush, working in unison. Her works are mainly figurative through personal experience or observation of others or their shared experiences. This interesting Artist has had exceptional Global success and brought about numerous sell-out shows and availability of works is now becoming the question. Her paintings in oil are timeless snapshots often portraying our paradoxical nature - Strength can become vulnerability, tinged with matters of the heart. The intriguing titles only add to the allure.

“Champagne Dessert” - £5500 framed Oil 18 x 24inches

“What a Rush” - £5500 framed Oil 18 x 24 inches

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Expression” - £8500 framed Oil 30 x 40inches “City Confidential” - £7685 framed Oil 30 x 30inches

E: studiolc@bellsouth.net

W: lorrainechristie.com

For all enquiries, please contact Lorraine or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Joseph Pecorino Vibrant and innovative mosaics are characteristic of Joseph Pecorino’s art. This series explores the essence of beauty depicted in women and blooms of flowers. Each collage is composed of hand-made wooden tiles individually decorated with images and assembled in eye-catching arrangements. Joseph has exhibited in New York, Florida, and London and has received prizes for his work.

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“Lightning” - £2700 Mixed media 24 x 18inches

“Arm Candy” - £2700 Mixed media 24 x 18inches

“The Vase” - £2250 Mixed media 24 x 18inches

“Bric-a-brac” - £1200 Mixed media 24 x 18inches

E: lpecorino@aol.com W: pinterest.com/lpecorino/modern-artworks-by-joseph-pecorino

For all enquiries, please contact Lauren or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Luke Jackson Since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in 2007, I have exhibited both nationally and internationally with work being collected & exhibited in Berlin, Frankfurt, London, New York, L. A and Tokyo. Selected group exhibitions have included Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Anticipation (Curated by Kay Saatchi & Catriona Warren), British Art Now (Curated by Edward Lucie Smith), CREEKSIDE open Selected by Dexter Dalwood, The Saatchi Gallery, New Sensations & The Future Can Wait (Curated By Zavier Ellis, Simon Rumley & Rebecca Wilson), Reality- Modern & Contemporary British Painting’ at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art and the Walker Gallery Liverpool and a solo show at Charlie Smith London. In 2017 I will also be included in ’ The Book of Black’ (Faye Dowling, Laurence King Publishing).

“Lost Lovers” - £1100 Oil on canvas board 18 x 13cm

“Winter in the Blood” - £1100 Oil on canvas board 18 x 13cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Souls like wild birds” - £1100 Oil on canvas board 18 x 13cm

“There is no time and no one to be with you” - £1100 Oil on canvas board 18 x 13cm

E: jac835@yahoo.co.uk

W: lukejacksonartist.weebly.com

For all enquiries, please contact Luke or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Andy Davey I paint as a form of free expression. I use a range of media; acrylics for their suitability to quick, dynamic “action” painting, oils for their rich depth of colour and beautiful on-canvas mixing effects and watercolours for their luminosity. My abstract paintings mostly come out of half-sleep or meditation, though sometimes they are inspired by natural landscape. I look for a compositional balance between visual “comfort” and chaos. There is for me a point of beauty between the two, though where that balance point lies and whether I ever reach that point will be subjective for each viewer.

“Triangle” - £900 Acrylic on prepared canvas 100 x 65cm

“Blue-Yellow-Brown” - £690 Acrylic on prepared canvas 80 x 60cm

Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“Abstract 1108 Green” - £1590 Acrylic on canvas 120 x 90cm

T: 07831535982

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“Blue Thicket Meditation” - £490 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 46cm

E: daveycartoons@gmail.com

W: andydaveypaintings.com

For all enquiries, please contact Andy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Judy Clark Once described as “one of the most singular artists of her generation” Judy Clark studied at the Slade in London and her early work was considered influential, particularly in relation to the development of women artists. She has work in key national collections and her arts career includes projects in design and architecture. Embedded in current work are ideas on the subject of camouflage and hidden stories. Judy combines photographic, print and paint processes that are worked together to create resonant and compelling imagery.

“In the Grass with Stripes” - £1500 Acrylic and collage on canvas 100 x 40cm

“Six Men Standing” - £1200 Acrylic and collage on canvas 100 x 30cm

E: studiocva@gmail.com

“Sleep JU2” - £1200 Dye print and acrylic on canvas 120 x 50cm

W: judyclarkartist.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Judy or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Mark Stopforth My work over the past twenty years has been devoted to those landscapes that are associated with the untamed and wild landscapes that can be found in the Moors, Fens, Fells and Estuaries of Britain. I have carried those impressions of the sublime in the landscape that were left on me as a child growing up in the Fens of East Anglia, impressions that are still relevant to my work today. Recently it has been the vast immersive spaces of moorland, fen and river estuary that have consumed my imagination and which I wish to evoke through charcoal, pencil and oil.

“Estuary Light III” - £1200 Oil and charcoal pencil on Fabriano paper 100 x 64cm

“Estuary Light IV” - £1500 Oil and charcoal pencil on Fabriano paper 100 x 64cm

“Northern Edge III” - £1500 Oil and charcoal pencil on Fabriano paper 100 x 64cm

“The Sea” - £1200 Oil and charcoal pencil on Fabriano paper 100 x 64cm

E: mark.stopforth@wycliffe.co.uk

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W: markstopforth.co.uk

For all enquiries, please contact Mark or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Scott McLachan Scott, born in Scotland and now living in The Netherlands, was first inspired to create fantasy artwork by the likes of Chris Foss, Roger Dean and Frank Frazetta…his childhood painter heroes! Airbrush based sci-fi work was his early passion but this developed into a more general fantasy theme using acrylics and large canvases. More recently he has turned to the challenge of oils. His work always tries to capture a snapshot within the context of an event…the outcome known only to the observer. Scott shows his work at small galleries and venues where the scale of the work can be better appreciated.

“Into The Light” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“Stand-off ” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“State of Exile” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

“The Waverley” - POA Oil on canvas 120 x 60cm

T: +31 611588706

E: scott@scottmclachlan.com

W: scottmclachlan.com

For all enquiries, please contact Scott or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Thomas Strumpel I was born in a place along the Rhine River and then some 20 years later, I studied art in Cologne, a hub for art and artists in Germany at that time. I began with drawings but now my focus is on painting. I work with very diluted watercolours, which I apply multiple layers, until depth is reached in the picture. It creates a subtle colour play. The texture of the canvas is evident and becomes part of the painting. I now live in Zurich, Switzerland and in 2015 Elten & Elten Gallery presented my work for which I enjoyed the exposure.

“Playground” - 2009 - £7500 Gouache on rough linen 120 x 160cm

“Three Faces” - 2013 - £3800 Gouache on rough linen 100 x 120cm

“A Spanish Afternoon” - 2012 - £5800 Gouache on rough linen 110 x 160cm

T: +41 786832655

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E: struempel@bluewin.ch

“The Chemical Oven” - 2009 - £8000 Gouache on rough linen 120 x 180cm

W: thomas-struempel.net

For all enquiries, please contact Thomas or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om


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Michael Batey I have lived in Scotland for thirty two years and was born in Cumbria near the Lake District so you can imagine where a lot of the inspiration has come from. I paint mainly in oil in an ethereal manner painting from light to dark, none of my work is of somewhere particular it’s all in my head; I want the viewer to be transported to some place resembling or would like to find. Because I work outdoors every day I am seeing and feeling weather changes and moods especially if its stormy I seem to have the ability to remember the light.

“Daybreak” - £2000 Oil on panel 68 x 55cm Available to view at the Discerner’s Residence in Mayfair

“City Reflections” - £3800 Oil on panel 122 x 91cm

T: 01387 371 339

“Revenant” - £3800 Oil on panel 122 x 92cm

“The Clearing” - £2500 Oil on panel 90 x 73cm

E: michaelbatey09@aol.com

W: michaelbatey.com

For all enquiries, please contact Michael or Celine at celine@thediscerner.co.uk www.thediscer ne r . c om

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Simon Kirk Fine Art Since beginning his career in 2007, works by Simon Kirk have proved a great investment and are increasingly sought after by art collectors, notably in America, Dubai and Continental Europe. He exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He is a resident artist with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery and his work is regularly exhibited as part of their collections for the New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London Affordable Art Fairs. He has had solo exhibitions in France, Denmark and the USA.

Simon Kirk exhibited in Grand Union Station, California in February 2017, as part of Art Below Los Angeles Simon Kirk will be exhibiting with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, alongside Joe Webb, The Connor Brothers and Andrew Millar

Simon Kirk is exhibiting in Restaurant LĂŠonie in Biarritz France in conjunction with online France based Gallery Artcliko, as part of their public art projects

E: simon@simonkirkfineart.com

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Work by Simon Kirk is now exhibited in the Tess Ainley Gallery, Holt Norfolk

W: simonkirkfineart.com

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Elizabeth is delighted to learn Chopin’s Nocturne Opus 27 No. 2 at the London Piano Institute in Mayfair

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The Discerner Art Publication - March 2017  

Discover the works of exceptional emerging artists such as Lara Julian, Alexander Mihaylovich, George Antoni, John Link, Lou Hamilton, Gina...

The Discerner Art Publication - March 2017  

Discover the works of exceptional emerging artists such as Lara Julian, Alexander Mihaylovich, George Antoni, John Link, Lou Hamilton, Gina...