East London Printmakers
Now in its 20th year East London Printmakers is a not-for-profit organisation providing space with a world-wide reputation for screen-printing, relief and intaglio printing in the heart of East London. Based alongside the Regents Canal in Mile End, the collective is comprised of 47 keyholders and over 250 associates, representing a broad spectrum of talent from many different countries. East London Printmakers also offers opportunities for public access to its excellent printing facilities through Open Access sessions and a variety of courses, artist talks and residency schemes. Receiving no grant funding, ELP has survived the economic recession and escalating rents through its own talents and efforts, and remains a high-quality, community-focussed art space, creating an international hub for printmaking in East London.
Since 2011 The Underdog has been an exciting, versatile gallery space in London Bridge with the vibrant creative hub of Bermondsey Street just around the corner. Just five minutes walk from London Bridge station, inbetween The Shard and the famous White Cube gallery, The Underdog is host to some of the most exciting events in London. We deal in artworks by Banksy, Damien Hirst and Anthony Micallef alongside a range of established talents working within urban art and outsider painting.
Ripley has produced works with an eclectic client list which includes the Beckham's to Beyonce, and Aston Martin to Lamborghini. Moving away from commercial work in 2012 to focus on creating personal pieces, focusing primarily on equine portraiture, Ripley’s passion for the genre has already bought many special moments; from working with great horses such as 'The Gurkha', 'California Chrome', 'Postponed', 'Big Bucks', to being commissioned by Her Majesty The Queen to create a portrait of her Royal Ascot Gold Cup winning horse ‘Estimate'.
Colin E Self (born 1941 in Rackheath, Norfolk) is an English Pop Artist, whose work has addressed the theme of Cold War politics. As a student at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1961 to 1963 Colin Self received encouragement for his drawings and collages from the artists David Hockney and Peter Blake. Visits to the United States and Canada in 1962 and 1965 heightened his consciousness of Cold War politics and events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis and the CND marches led him to create highly-innovative prints such as Nuclear Bomber No.1 (1963), one of the earliest multiple plate etchings, and paintings such as ‘Waiting Women and Two Nuclear Bombers’ (1962–63). He also explored the relationship between violence and sexual threat in drawings of glamorous models and his iconic ‘Leopard-skin Nuclear Bomber’ sculptures. Following his trip to the United States in 1965 he produced a series of drawings based on American nuclear fall-out shelters, Art Deco cinema interiors and of hot dogs, which he described as being ‘as important a 20th century development as (say) a rocket.’ His highly personal and distinctive style of drawing led the artist Richard Hamilton to call him ‘the best draughtsman in England since William Blake.’ During the 1960s Self showed with the Robert Fraser Gallery, London. As printmaker, Self has been a great innovator and was a central figure in the 1960s boom in printmaking. Drawing images from a variety of commercial sources, he created the Power and Beauty series of screenprints (1968) at Editions Alecto while his etching suite Prelude to the 1000 Temporary Objects of Our Time (1970–71) sought to provide a unique record of society in the event of its possible destruction Suspicious of the commercial art world Self worked in isolation during the 1970s, seeking a sense of solace through the production of atmospheric watercolours and charcoals of the landscapes of his native county Norfolk, and Scotland. From 1972 to 1974 Self worked in collaboration with the German potter Mathies Schwarze at the Töpferei Schwarze Pottery near Cologne, Germany. A trip to the former Soviet Union in 1985-6 provided further stimulus to his explorations of Cold War culture. His collages from the 1980s to the present day combine his interest in Surrealist juxtaposition and the subconscious, with an inventive visual imagination. Some of these works such as ‘Burning Man Jumping from Building’ (1983) and ‘New York Disaster’ (1998) appear remarkably prescient in the light of events such as the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, while others create lighter, often humorous narratives from found material in everyday life – an extension of the language of Pop art. In 1997 the Tate Gallery held a show of all its holdings of his work. Since 2000 Self has worked on his ‘Odyssey/Iliad’ suite of etchings, in which the artist has returned to his 1960s technique of multiple-plate etching to re-tell the classical story by Homer using contemporary found-imagery and themes. A retrospective of his work entitled 'Colin Self: Art in the Nuclear Age' was held at Pallant House Gallery in 2008, curated by art historian Simon Martin. Public collections holding work by Colin Self include Arts Council of Great Britain, Museum of Modern Art, Pallant House, Tate Gallery and The Priseman Seabrook Collection.
Clifton Fine Art
Clifton Fine Art is a gallery specialising in modern and contemporary art from the South West of England. The gallery is at 12 Perry Road in the heart of Bristol's Christmas Steps Arts Quarter.
Rachel Carter Sculpture
Rachel Carter creates woven sculptural pieces that demand a second look - and touch - from the viewer. The organic shapes are not crafted from willow as they appear, but using a method with wax the artist has developed to create the swirling, spherical monuments in Bronze. Fluid shapes and geometric patterns found in nature have been translated through Carter’s signature swirling weave using a range of techniques including crochet, basketry and macrame. The methods the artist once used with willow are now immortalised in breath-taking bronze; her unique process ensuring that every creation is an original, one-off piece.
Ealing. Twickenham and Liverpool Schools of Art, 1956-62, teaching art in Germany and UK. 1962-72 finishing as head of art at Wymondham College 1972-90.
In my paintings I explore the relationship between the figure, object and environment. My work is autobiographical and uses colourful forms set in abstracted patterned environments combined with expressive superimposed detail. Sculptural forms have been a fascination to me throughout my life and often feature within figurative compositions, with angular lines providing structure. Texture is created using mixed media in many of my works on paper and canvas. This involves layering collage, wax resist, batik, ink, oil, printed surfaces, pastels and acrylic paint. I have exhibited widely including, London, Suffolk, Norfolk, Sussex and Florida.
"I have been a printmaker for thirty years initially establishing a studio in Totnes Devon. On moving to Norfolk in 2002 I established my practice here but continued to exhibit in the South-West and other parts of the UK. My imagery has developed from mainly landscape etchings to work with collaged plates examining the built environment in a more abstracted way. Group shows and open exhibitions since moving to Norfolk include Eastern Open (WEG prizewinner twice), Castle Museum "Vision and Reality" & "Inspired by Birds", NCAS Opens at The Forum 2010 & 14, Salthouse and Cley North Norfolk Exhibition Project shows 2005-2014."
Louise Stebbing has been mesmerised by printmaking techniques since attending Art Foundation Course at Cambridge followed by completing a degree course in Sheffield and Postgraduate Printmaking at Camberwell, London. In her Norfolk studio she uses a variety of techniques but mostly lino printing and etching. Louise draws inspiration from her environment and tries to capture the essence of a place. “My images usually start with a sketch and I like the print to evolve as I create it - not working out too much detail in advance, but using my many years of experience to let the image develop in the direction it happens to take me at that particular time.” Louise has exhibited extensively in the UK including the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, Mall Galleries, Affordable Art Fair Battersea and Hampstead. She has won prizes for her prints and been published in several art books. A member of The Printmakers Council, West Norfolk Artists Association, A Core Team Member for the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018, Contemporarti.
Self-taught oil painter, based in the United Kingdom. "Painting ignites a spirit within me for exploring the outer and inner worlds. How we interact with one another, how we analyse and portray ourselves. I aspire to create work which stirs emotions within the viewer. I have exhibited in Central Europe and in the United States during 2017, and will continue to tour in 2018."
A Heart of Glass
Established in 2004, A Heart of Glass was born out of our love of art and admiration for the skilled artists whose work we showcase.
My work pays homage to my time in Asia, marrying Japanese calligraphy techniques and mediums including Japanese' Sumi' inks with more traditional western mediums such as watercolours and acrylics.
Andy’s artwork is created digitally as an intricate mosaic of hand-drawn triangles, each painstakingly placed, shaped and meticulously coloured, reinterpreted from his own photographs used as a reference for colour and perspective. Each piece is produced in limited edition giclee prints made archival quality and highest possible standards.
Jones studied at Hornsey School of Art in the 60's. Completed a Fine Art BA (Hons) in 2013 at UCS, Ipswich and is now studying for an MA Fine Art at Suffolk University. Landscape, especially with water is a favourite theme which chimes with her love of wild swimming. she also uses memories which begin with a fairly figurative narrative but become enigmatic abstracts as the paint takes over.
I am a Suffolk based artist, creating work from natural materials intricately combined with man made objects to create ultra detailed mosaics. I see organic materials as treasures and turning them into artworks allows me to create pieces that celebrate the bounty, colour and patterns of the natural world.
"I’m a magician-illusionist type of painter. From the field comes the flax, woven into linen, and the seed pressed into oil; from the land the coloured rock and earth, ground down to dust, from the labs and furnaces of the alchemist and the chemist gold and flashing colour. That is the magic. I conjure the magic ingredients upon the flat plane. Here are forms stolen from the world of light, from the past, present and future, dreams, joy and pain, and in that truthful illusion our minds meet, beloved fellow human being, if you care to join me."
Born in Antwerp Belgium in the mid 1930's of Irish parents. Mature student at Glasgow School of Art in the late 1960's where he studied under David Donaldson RSA. Paints figures and still life subjects in oil and gouache. It is impossible to view the paintings of Nicholas Simington without being totally captivated by the mood and mystery of all the compositions. Immediately recognisable Nicholas' palette is based around the browns he so loves. Lately there has been progression and more emphasis on brighter colour.
The work usually has a figurative source, there will often be a figure within an environment. There is a search within the making of a painting, the destination is unknown but the impetus is the need to make some sense of or to better understand the vicissitudes of life. Somewhere within this searching process of mark making and the application of pigment is an image which will assert itself. The image is illusive. Sometimes images appear early and remain relevant, sometimes layering goes on for many sessions before a satisfactory outcome is reached.
Art collector/archivist Simon Hearnden brings a stunning selection of accomplished monotype originals, artist litho editions, etchings and archive edition digital prints by the enigmatic Walter Lindner (1936-2007), which he first unearthed in Berlin in 2006. Simon recently acquired the personal collection of works that Maria Lindner (the artist’s widow) had held back. Exhibitions have been exciting collectors and new appreciators of the artist’s work at some significant events this year, notably Works on Paper, Kensington, The Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia and at David Simon Contemporary, Bath. After completing degrees at both the leading Berlin Arts Universities in the 1950s, Lindner became a senior graphic designer at Siemens Berlin advertising department, before embarking on a solo career in the mid 60s. Subsequently, during four fruitful decades Lindner perfected his technique, hand-pressing monotype prints onto parchment from glass plates that he painted with oils; the basis for his striking original works. Approved unique prints were then embellished, often elaborately, sometimes with pen and ink and often gold leaf. Lindner exhibited annually at the Frankfurt International Art Fair for 40 years – longer than any other artist. He was considered an outstanding talent, by both his university tutors and fellow artists. Exhibitions of his work in the Berlin and Brandenburg regions were successful in the 70s and 80s, but Lindner was a gentle man and a reluctant publicist. Walter Lindner original works remain affordable, despite increasing interest and will become harder to find as that interest continues.
Howard Temperley’s switch from academic history to computer graphics has been compared to the transition from caterpillar to butterfly. Although he dismisses the comparison, it has, as he freely admits, been a liberating experience. It has also been a source of much astonishment, not least to himself.
Astra Original Artworks
A self taught artist based in England, I am inspired by nature on all levels from the microscopic images in my Abstracts, strong intense Animals and Birds of Prey to the beauty and strength of the human face and wild Landscapes.
I am a landscape and countryside artist based in Westleton, Suffolk. I run a stables and ride horses as my day job, and paint in every other free moment. I have recently completed an MA in Fine Art, and during my studies I became interested in representing the relationship I have with my local rural environment and wild spaces with my landscapes. I spend my working days on horseback exploring some of the most beautiful countryside East Anglia has to offer, and doing my degree pushed me to paint not only what I see when I am in these landscapes but also how I feel. The potential use of the term ‘Anthropocene’ to label the next geological epoch fascinates me, as there are few parts of the world that the human hand hasn’t irreversibly damaged. Being in wild spaces has a tremendous effect on our mental health and this psychological/environmental link gives me a great source of creative inspiration.
I was born in Moscow and graduated from Physics Department of Moscow University. I had a scientific carer and now I am retired. I greatly enjoyed the scientific era of my life, working in Moscow, in Europe and then here in Norwich Research Park. Apart from my interest in science, for as long as I remember I have been interested in arts. Being scientist requires imagination and creativity, which helps to get step into art. My pictures are very personal to me, they carry my feelings, my ideas and the way I see things around me.
Nicola graduated from the City and Guilds of London Art School in 1993 with a degree in Decorative/Fine Art. Variety and experimentation are the main emphasis of Nicola’s work. She is continually striving to represent life in a new and exciting way, whilst retaining an element of realism. Nicola work’s primarily in acrylics with layers of collage, acrylics give her speed to work spontaneously, to give movement and energy to her work. Images are built by applying layers of collage made of different colours and textures. She has always been fascinated by the way different textures affect the paint, the emergence of different layers, revealing or hiding, drawing you into the painting so you always see something different. Nicola regularly exhibits at Cambridge Contemporary Arts and The Red Dot Gallery in Holt. She has recently been offered a publishing contract with top publishing house Collier and Dobson which have resulted in a series of limited edition prints.
I am a self-taught artist working mainly with acrylics on canvas. I like to make people smile by putting comedy into my art. I use bright colours and simple backgrounds to make the animals take centre stage. This is the second time I have exhibited at Art Fair East.
Margie gained exceptional entry into Glasgow School of Art and gained BA (Hons) Fine Art. On leaving art school Margie continued to paint, exhibit and sell her paintings throughout Scotland. Margie went to Glasgow University and gained a PGCE in Art & Design Secondary teaching. She was an art teacher for 18 years, 8 of these years she taught overseas and was head of departmental Art. Margie lives in a small village outside Peterborough and much of her artwork is inspired by the Fen lands. Other influences in her work are places she has visited and lived. Growing up in Scotland has also been a great influence. ‘Painting is exciting and full of possibilities, it is really about feeling alive and whole again’ The main recurring theme in Margie’s work is Landscape and Nature, exploring the tone, texture, marks and colour. This is obvious in her painting however in some pieces she is pushing boundaries and exploring more abstract qualities. ‘I am really interested in the process of painting. The process of Conception and use of materials as a basis of sharing the meaning behind an artist’s work through application, surface, layering, adding on and scraping away .’ She captures the hidden beauty and colour in our natural environment.
Originally from South Yorkshire and graduated from Sheffield Art College, I have been a full-time painter since 2000 and have held solo exhibitions and exhibited at art fairs throughout the UK.. I am told that my work is vibrant and energetic. I am currently influenced by the Welsh landscape of Clwyd, and the urban environment, however, my most recent work reflects my interest in 'family history' – hence a series of 'figure-scapes', searching for the rhythm of land and figure. All of this I have developed in my recently completed M.A. Fine Art course at Glyndwr University, North Wales
Glenn Stanton is a local artist, born in Norwich. His abstract figurative paintings depict the beauty of the female form, using the delicacy of watercolour. “I love the luminosity of skin, as though the body glows from within... with a rose tint of light through flesh. I feel that this translucent medium against paper helps me to best emulate this twilight state. To best imitate the fragility of the body.
Simon Dry had a debut sell out SweetArt Show in Brick Lane Gallery - Large iconic sweets made of discarded Quality Street wrappers. The SweetArt stand has limited edition hand painted (by the artist) prints from this show. SweetArt is all about a love of love, sweets, nostalgia, making people smile and his own contribution to taking up a little less space in a landfill site..
Karen is a contemporary oil painter with studios in Norwich and Spain. She is an avid traveller, creating studies in a range of media on location then working them up in the studio. Prior to painting Karen worked in psychiatry, social work and occupational psychometrics. She devoted her working life to improving the lives and team relationships of people in public and private companies nationally and internationally. She combines this perception of people and appreciation of their places to all her artworks, she is interested in the psychology of art; the interaction between artist the work and the viewer.
My work is influenced by the wild coast of North Norfolk and lately Gran Canaria showing the landscape or details within, in a unique contemporary abstracted style. I use bold acrylic textures and deep transparent glazes to reflect and refract light and colour from different angles to enhance the illusion of ‘ being there ’ moving through the landscape
Contemporary Painters East
Rosie Greenhalgh MA NUA, has exhibited nationally and internationally and is currently working with images of marginalised urban landscapes such as wasteland and roadside verges, as geographical and pschycological areas of uncertainty and fear. Jan Crombie, a graduate of Goldsmith’s College London has exhibited her paintings both in the UK and abroad. Her work is held in Public Collections. Nick Powell studied Fine Art at Cumbria College of Art and Design, has exhibited his work in a number of shows including the Holt Art Prize and Creekside Open, London. His work is in collections in the UK and overseas.
I grew up in different parts of Pakistan.Travelling and exploring has played a major role in modelling me into an artist. From a very young age I had the passion for drawing, observation and expression. Taking Art as my major during A levels i entered into a very prestigious Art institute of my country National College Of Arts, graduating with BA Honours (FINE ARTS). Please list any Galleries that currently represent your work (Individual artists or groups only): My work was displayed at VM art gallery Karachi(2013), Aqs Art Gallery Islamabad(2013) and Rohtas Gallery Islamabad (2013).
Kate completed her Art Foundation at the wonderfully traditional Adelaide Central School of Art in South Australia, receiving a thorough tutoring in the visual arts. She went on to gain a BA Hons in Fine Art at Bournemouth Arts Institute, a more experimental experience in counterpoint to the classical traditions she had previously been tutored in. Presently Kate is studying for a Fine Art Master’s degree at Norwich University of the Arts and is the current recipient of the Fred Dubery Scholarship Award. The work Kate produces is diverse and varied, but throughout her art is an atmospheric, sensitive and emotive thread, binding the pieces together with place, mood and light.
Born in Norfolk in 1972, Tom works predominately as a painter using oil or acrylic. He is self-taught and has now been exhibiting and selling work for nearly 20 years. Tom loves to paint the large skies that are seen over the beaches of Norfolk and Suffolk. In particular he likes to paint on big canvases which allow as much sky to be seen as possible, as well as showing the wide and beautiful beaches that stretch along the East Anglian coast. In recent years Tom has also developed smaller paintings looking at landscapes and figures, particularly those working on and around the sea.
My career was launched when I began to work for the Café Rouge restaurant chain, providing them with paintings, murals and designs. I then illustrated a series of children's books. Commercial clients include Liberty, Little White Co, Virgin, Sugar Beach Hotel, Kew Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth, Holkham, The RHS, The Chelsea Flower show, Marks & Spencer and I have taken on many private commissions, specialising in house portraits and children's nursery paintings.
I am a young Fine Art student, studying in Norwich and am presently undertaking a 3d art course prior to attending college in London. Glass is a material I am fascinated by, the forms and shapes, the vibrancy of the colours, that with reflection and overlay, alter and blend, and the brilliance that is created when light is thrown on it. Here I have painted a series of paintings that I hope do justice to this most ancient of materials.
Abstract expressionist paintings inspired by the British landscape, Bethany’s paintings are created through a process of building up and scraping back layers of paint & mixed media, exploring the balance of colour on a blank canvas. Bethany looks to impressionism as a source of inspiration, the texture within her art takes form from studying the way the British landscape changes and develops. After training at Nottingham Trent University, Bethany graduated with a degree in Textile Design in 2012. Since then she has featured in Country Homes & Interiors and in 2018 celebrated her first Solo Exhibition amongst many other things.
Shelley N Nott Photographer
Shelley's growing reputation for her still life photographs comes from her interpretation of the traditional genre but incorporating modern day technology. She is an exponent of slow photography. Each of her photographs taking many hours to create, they are naturally lit which gives them a greater depth.
"I love art, texture and colour the beauty of nature and believe vibrant colours affect our feelings and moods and has the ability to lift us.. When I paint I want to create beauty. I want to look at something I don’t just want to glance, I want to be able to go back and look again and again and see new things and beauty that I have not seen before. I am also interested in the prehistoric world and I also do fossil art trying to replicate them and the textures that surround them."
Burnt Offerings by Artist Yorky
"I would have liked to have gone to art college when I left school but was not able to do so. Instead I was trained as a bricklayer but the passion of art has kept with me all through my life to a point now where it is taking over my life. I would really like to get my art work seen and appreciated by others."
Norwich based award winning artist and curator. Working mainly as a painter but also producing 3D site specific pieces. Brian paints with the aim of capturing the moment. Working both plein air and in the studio his work is varied in style and approach but their is an exploratory thread that unites his work into a cohesive body. Never resting he is constantly evolving and striving to push his paintings into new areas.
"Very clever and beautiful." BBC News "Blurring the boundaries of painting and sculpture." The Guardian "Teather's works frequently wrenches us back and forth through time and style; As we are shifted between romanticism and classicism we are left entranced, entertained and certainly captivated by the uncertainties." Neil Powell, Academic/ Curator
Annabel was born in 1973 in Luxembourg of French and English parents and has been living in Norfolk for the past twenty years. Annabel’s process of creation is still hidden in her subconscious, all she knows is that she is not alone and that there is a spiritual dimension to the creativity of her finished pieces. With diverse influences, such as that of Inuit and Australian Aboriginal artists, new insights are developed through layers of study and practice. Visions direct the course of her work, and through this she can express her relationships with herself, the people she loves, her creator, and the natural worlds. A rich world of emotion that lives within herself and everyone else comes into material existence through a visual form. Often these feelings jump onto the page through images of mystical animals and spirits, making comprehensible the emotions that cannot be undertaken logically. She has unintentionally created a portal through which her true self is exposed, a process that is as liberating as it is vulnerable.
Claire Cansick is a self taught painter fascinated by nature. Her atmospheric landscapes explore the striking scenery that sits right on her doorstep and her woodland impressions use light, silhouette and colour to create poetic landscapes which are inspired by her Norfolk heritage and poignant memories of far away places.
Tanya graduated from Moscow State University of Arts and Design and subsequently worked for 4 years as a stage and costume designer for Moscow theatres. Then she was employed by the Russian Ministry of Culture to source works of art throughout Russia and participated in the design/layout of exhibitions in Moscow and subsequently she coordinated the display of the works at exhibitions in major Russian cities. After working in New York as an antique painting restorer as the result of a personal tragedy she focused her talents on doll and costume design and her career changed dramatically when her US based patron Thomas Bolan invited her to New York to exhibit at an international exhibition where she won a 'Gold Award'. This success launched her career throughout the USA and Europe as summarised below. • Accepted as a member of UNESCO International Federation of Artists • Gold medal award in the New York 'International Doll and Puppet Design Exhibition' • Exhibitions (1998-2015 ) - London, New York, Duisburg (Germany), Dublin, Rotterdam, Hanover, Amsterdam, Paris, Luxembourg, Cyprus, Moscow... TV Appearances (2012-2015) Russia – Canal 1 Educational Channel - a 3 episode production on her life and her work and teaching viewers how to sculpt Paris - TV ‘arts news’ program - private interview Cyprus – a production in Greek and Turkish about the history of her life - how she became an artist and filming of her paintings and sculptures plus her sculpting techniques
Hannah Aria is relatively new to the art scene, launching herself as an emerging artist this summer! She brings beautiful mixed media pieces to life using 3d design and often resin-based media. These pieces are an ideal focal point for any room and will no doubt initiate discussion from visiting observers.
Having exhibited extensively across the UK and her work owned internationally, artist Lisa Almond draws inspiration from the land sea and sky. These powerful elements have heavily influenced her work. The paintings have an earthly feel to them, but sometimes they become more about shape and the relationship it has with the canvas. Music plays a huge part in the process and the artist allows the painting to reveal itself naturally and without question, similar to meditation. Using acid free tissue paper in a sculptural way, adding paint, Lisa often removes these layers to expose underlying colours. Wishing to convey a feeling of peace while exploring colour and movement, the artist gives the observer an insight into the process through which the pieces were created. A graduate of Camberwell College of Art, her interest lies in the unique atmosphere and sense of place provided by new locations, backed up by observing and documenting the constantly changing light and weather, allowing each work to convey some of the essence of the artist’s experience.