Since 2011 Wild Beasts (previously The Underdog gallery) has been an exciting, versatile gallery space in London Bridge, with the vibrant creative hub of Bermondsey Street just around the corner. We deal in artworks by Banksy, Damien Hirst and Anthony Micallef alongside a range of established talents working within urban art and outsider painting.
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
Based in East Suffolk, Shelley’s growing reputation for her still life photographs comes from her interpretation of the traditional genre but incorporating modern day technology. Using window light, each of her photographs can take many hours (or even days) to create. Shelley says “I only use the computer to do what I would have done in the darkroom when I used large format film photography. So what the viewer sees is a carefully constructed photograph with the available light being harnessed to enhance the subject”.
I am a contemporary artist and work from my studio in Suffolk. I have always had a passion for the landscape, which has evolved from the love of the outdoors, particularly the fells of the Lake District. Having always drawn and painted I am now exploring where this will take me. My inspiration has been drawn from various artists, originally enjoying collage and abstract, where early influences were the Cumbrian artist Russell Mills, who in turn was influenced by the German artist Kurt Schwithers.
Susanne Mason graduated in 1985 in Marburg and Kassel, Germany, as a teacher for Art, German and French. She went on to teach Art and Modern Foreign Languages in Germany and, from 2001, in Norfolk, while at the same time pursuing her drive to paint and engage in creative experiments, such as encaustics. She has pieces in collections of the European Patent Office, Munich, and in private collections in Germany and the UK. Her work has been exhibited in Germany (Marburg and Munich), Norfolk and Southwold.
Kay Barker’s artwork allows her to express her response to nature and the environment but also lets her work develop and take over from her initial direct response. In all of Kay’s work a very strong mood is created. This communicates a sense of atmosphere. On a practical level, her work is finely skilled, with a detailed knowledge of the processes that she is using. Kay has been practising as an artist for over 20 years exhibiting widely throughout Britain and abroad. Her work has been purchased by private and public collections and she is a prize winner in printmaking.
Kate has been a full time sculptor for 40 years. She trained at Goldsmiths and since then has exhibited widely across the UK and in her native Jersey. Significant amounts of her work are held abroad, especially in the US. Her public commissions include a 7 foot tall running airman at the WW2 airfield in West Malling and a life sized orangutan for the visitor centre of Jersey Zoo. She has completed several hundred private commissions. Kate has a gallery and 7 acre sculpture garden at her home at Lavenham Hall which can be visited by appointment.
Turning professional in 1990 John spent his formative years in pursuit of classical accuracy. At the turn of the 21st C. however, John began to focus on a more contemporary style, and after studying at The Norwich University of Art for four years, he succeeded in developing a style of abstract painting symbolic of his life’s personal experiences. John’s current work shows a blend of the two styles, a contemporary take on the classical goal, traditional materials and technique punctuated with an exciting modern flair. Influenced by rural surroundings his recent paintings reflect an emotional state rather than pictorial accuracy.
I am a self taught artist working mainly with acrylics on canvas. I paint comical animals in funny siuations using bright colours. I have exhibited at Art Fair East several times.
I have been painting since 2010 and am now a full-time professional artist having slowing transitioned from running my own market research business for over thirty years. I divide my time between Suffolk and Hertfordshire. My work is a reflection of my life; it is about all the things that are important to me. Inspiration includes my family, friends, home, travel, animals, communication and love. My work is in several private collections around the world and has twice been selected for the prestigious Society of Women Artists Annual exhibition.
‘My first involvement is as a viewer sensing the creation of atmosphere by the patterns of light and dark. A recording of this atmosphere is taken via the use of camera and sketches. The framing and stilling of the scene at a particular moment is an important part of the creative process. I work with oils as a painting medium because of the feel it brings to the painting surface with its variety if thickness and colour.’
Finding inspiration during lockdown, Rebecca Side uses her love of sparkle and decadence to encrust each of her artworks with thousands upon thousands of iridescent gems. Every piece entices and captivates as they use the light and space around them as an added medium. Rebecca’s current collection is called “The Menagerie” – inspired by the Zoo Nights campaign by London Zoo. The collection focuses on tropical wildlife – making each animal come alive with the use of coloured rhinestones.