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.
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'.
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.
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.
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."
Abstract work mostly acrylic on canvas but occasionally I use oils and wooden panels. My work is influenced by my experiences with chronic illness and the local landscape of Norfolk.
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.
"Formerly a graphic designer, I took up painting about 6 years ago and trained at a traditional style atelier, before undertaking an MFA at UCS. "
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.
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 Suffolk based artist. I live on a farm near Halesworth where I have my studio, and run a Livery Stables with my wife Annette.
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.
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.
Anne-Claire Fleer is a bold and energetic London based Dutch abstract expressionist. A creative explorer dedicated and committed to becoming the best version of herself through her art. Her canvasses and other creative expressions (i.e. body painting and sculpture paintings) are colorful, chaotically structured and contrasting. Her approach is intuitive, her main media acrylic and spray paint on canvas and her inspiration comes from everyday life, both internally as externally.
Maria Helena Fine Art
I create utopian interpretations of nature in watercolour. With time, I have grown fonder of wild places and wild creatures. I have two homes, five thousand miles apart – one a heathery corner of Northern Scotland, the other a tropical island in the Bahamas; luckily, both are bountiful in wildness. I challenge myself to capture the drama and subtleties of beauty in nature; to make the watercolours dance with the subject on the paper creating a window into a dreamworld where the light is brighter, the shadows are darker, the colours are more vivid and beauty more pronounced.
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.
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 clas-sical 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.
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.
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 thro 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
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.
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.