artisan is celebrating the festive season with a Christmas 'Cornucopia'. This December the gallery's Christmas pop-up presents a fantastic line-up of local artists to provide you with bespoke and handcrafted gift solutions. Step away from the mass produced and shop local for those unique and individual presents that are as special as the person receiving them.
Vanessa produces a delicate range of handmade tableware which very subtly explores and expresses the distorting qualities of thin clay. An element of chance is embraced as she allows her bowls to uniformly distort into organic egg-like shapes in the kiln. People are drawn to her work and feel compelled to hold it because each piece is imbued with a uniquely 'imperfect' and tactile quality. Vanessa also produces a coloured range with simple decorations as well as quirky words. Her delicate use of colour is inspired by Post War British textiles while her simple decorative geometries reflects her South African roots.
Early retirement has enabled Brian to indulge his interests in music and art. Recently Brian had his first solo exhibition at Atelier Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea. Current work depicts the 'spines' of vinyl album covers, painted to reflect their age and use. Based on the premise that "...big is better..." the spines are painted five or six times larger than life-size. Thus the height of these paintings can be approximately 6ft. to 7ft. framed. An interactive catalogue is available to view on Brian's website http://www.greythings.co.uk/blog.html
Annie will present a classic collection of meticulous small-scale pieces of jewellery continuing with her theme of inspiration by the natural world. This show includes new organic forms reflecting her passion for plant life, as well as some of her classic designs. Each piece is minutely and carefully handcrafted. Annie sells mainly in the US and artisan is thrilled to have her back for 'Cornacopia'.
After a career in animation Theresa turned her attention to ceramics using classic animation techniques such as stencilling and layering to produce a stunningly original range of colourful and intensely decorated ceramic tableware and decorative pieces. Theresa's individual style has means her fan base is growing with each collection.
Local artist Becca Elliott has designed a range of simple but beautiful black and white ceramics which are perfect for that special festive gift. She is also exhibiting some of her latest lino cut prints which are full of colour and gentle humour. www.becelliott.co.uk
Working with Dichoric glass and sterling silver Josephine has created a wonderful collection of jewellery that is a 'must have'. The colours in each piece.change with the light and enhance any garment they are worn with. Josephine's talent for catching the trend comes from her experience as one of London's top fashion models.
Maria was born in Sweden but
lives and works in London. She was a
fashion model for many years and went on to develop a successful career in
nature photography. Her first major
exhibition in 2008 has been followed by shows in London and Stockholm. Maria's works in this exhibition are shot on
film and digital. She transforms the
simple image by enhancing colours using her own creative techniques. All the photographs are hand printed and framed
by the artist. http://www.mariakemp.co.uk/
Danny Levy received an M.A. in printmaking from the Royal College of Art and a B.A. from Ravensbourne College of Art. He has been in many mixed and solo exhibitions. Dan is currently working in oil pastel and mixed media, concentrating on still life and landscapes.
Born in Sweden in 1950, Mick learned the art of needlework from her mother and grandmother. Throughout her life, her passion for textiles and fashion has influenced her career choices, first as model and photographer, and later as a textile artist. Through her work, she helps to tell the stories of different cultures and keep the art of hand stitching alive for future generations. For 'Cornacopia' Mick is showing her African collection inspired by Tanzania. http://www.art.harmonyproject.info/art/Mick_Lindberg.html
Glenda's childhood was
surrounded by dressmaking, knitting and crochet. Her mother used to make all
her dresses for special occasions. That influenced and inspired her desire to
follow a creative path. Designing a
range of children's knitwear took Glenda back to her early days of yarn and
fabric. The collection she is presenting for 'Cornucopia' shows her bold use of
colour and the element of fun she introduces into the designs. Glenda is currently designing her own range
of Yoga wear. www.glendaluke.co.uk
Lynne's happy animals are designed to make you smile! Her aim is to capture the natural features and characteristics of the animals combined with comical expressions and simple lines. It's a pleasure to work with such a cute subject matter and a never ending project as there are so many animals out there to draw! She hopes they make you smile too! www.lynnemoulding.com
By day, Rachael designs and illustrates children's books for an international publisher, but in her free time she gets her greatest pleasure from creating original graphic and illustrative works. A trained calligrapher, Rachael has exhibited at several venues around London.
Richard creates glasswork which is truly unique in design. For this exhibition he has created a new range of ceramic work to go alongside a new glass collection designed especially for this show. The beautiful porcelain pieces are subtly coloured to reflect the delicacy of the material. The small glass bowls, each very different and exquisite make perfect gifts. www.cielomio.co.uk
Textile artist Sabi will return to artisan to take part in the Christmas show 'Cornacopia'. Her new range of notebooks with re-usable textile covers make perfect accessories and bring a touch of art and class to a working day. Sabi's range will include her fabulous and unique reverseable bowls!! Alongside these will be Sabi's stunning quilts featured in Dorling Kindersley new publication 'Quilting' which will also be available. www.sabiwestoby.com
This pop-up is the perfect Christmas Cornacopia.
`Under the Microscope'
by Mary Pritchard
5 to 22 November 2014
Artisan goes under the
microscope with Mary Pritchard this November. Mary's exhibition is based on archival material relating to her mother,
Olive Elizabeth Aykroyd, and is a homage to what she gave and taught her. Mary puts her mother's early life 'Under the
Olive was born in Dublin,
Ireland over a 100 years ago and was exceptional in many ways. She went to Trinity College Dublin in the
1930's and obtained a PhD in Zoology at a time when it was unusual for women to
pursue a scientific career. Her research contributed to the expansion of the
subject at that time. However, after she
married and had a family she did not return to her research.
Mary grew up knowing little
about her mother's life prior to her birth (as is often the case with
children). Olive passed away over twenty
years ago so Mary no longer has the opportunity to ask questions. She inherited her mother's old brass
microscope and laboratory slides and has always found them intriguing. Mary has
been researching her mother's early life and has gathered together all her
original published scientific papers, photo albums, letters and drawings. It has been a revelation, a journey of
discovery and at times an emotional experience to put her mother's life under
Mary has found her mother's
original laboratory slides from the 1930s a rich source of inspiration and for
this exhibition she has re-interpreted them and re-presented them in a variety
of ways - using both old and new technology. From cyanotypes (a very early form of photography) to reprinting the
slides of insect larva onto huge pieces of tracing paper, to manipulating the
images in Photoshop to produce a homage to Andy Warhol, to decorating ceramic
tiles with the slide images, Mary has breathed new life into these tiny, old
objects, which have a strange beauty of their own.
In terms of work inspired by the archive, Mary has been using her camera as a kind of microscope focusing in on details of plants to magnify them and appreciate their beauty and complexity. Mary inherited a love of nature, an interest in Science and her artistic side from her mother.
The show will also be partly historical as it will feature an installation of the archive material including all the slides, microscope, photos, drawings, and published papers relating to Olive to give context to the exhibition.
'A point of View'
The Artisan Group
8 - 26 October 2014
Since its launch in 2009, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work. Artisan welcomes a new group of artists to its walls this autumn.
The Artisan group is a new group of professional artists based in West London. The group formed in 2014 to seek new outlets for exhibiting and selling work in venues that are not the usual run-of-the-mill white cube of a typical art gallery. The Artisan Gallery exhibition 'A point of View' is the first of such exhibitions that this new group has put together. The work is modern and bright, involving a variety of subjects including figurative and urban landscapes in a variety of mediums including watercolour, oils, acrylics and colourful lino-cuts.
2-D worksBrian Dennis
Brian specializes in painting the human form and people surrounded by their particular worlds: the lighting designer with his collection of Victorian lighting instruments, the art collector with his favourite pieces, the novelist with her pen and the desk her carpenter friend gave her… Brian's 'Portrait of Charlotte Weston' at the Marylebone studio of fashion label Weardowney was included in the Royal Society of Oil Painters 123rd Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, and The Saatchi Gallery's Burning Bright Exhibition.
Largely self-taught, Brian is obsessed with the study of classical portraiture techniques and presenting them with a modern twist. He began his art career as a scenic artist intern for the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival after studying as a scenic artist at DeSales University, then came to London to study life drawing, illustration, and creativity in mediums at Central St Martin's in 1996.
his career have been working with interior designer/television presenter
Daniel Hopwood, Graham Wynne (Changing Rooms) and having a portrait purchased
by Kelly Hoppen for a London interior.'
Some of Chloe's recent work has been
triggered by observations made from the Natural World and of how similar
patterns and shapes recur throughout, from basic cellular forms to plant shapes
to far vaster landscapes. These works also explore and
reflect the fleetingness of our memories, and the wealth of individual
experience which inform our responses to any given moment. These ideas are relevant to how we
respond to all of Nature, and to life's transcience, and referring to the continual
ebb and flow between the conscious and unconscious in our every day lives. www.chloefremantle.com
London based artist Jim Hanlon is consistently sought after for his singular figurative work. His paintings are represented in private collections throughout the UK and as far afield as Italy, France, Belgium, the Unites States and South Africa. Jim Graduated from Kingston University's School of fine art in the mid eighties. From which time he has pursued his personal vision in painting. Showing at venues such as the Barbican, Mall Galleries, Chelsea Town Hall, Selfridges and the William Blake Bicentenary. He is also known for his art reviews for Runwild Media publications. Jim has also worked as sculptor, illustrator and art director but always returned to his passion for painting. His fascination with observing and recording the quality of light together with a poetic approach to rhythm is at the core of all his work. Inspired by artists such as John Singer Sargent and the Scottish Colourists, Jim seeks to capture the essence of a theme, just as an aroma can evoke a memory or an emotion. Contact Jim Hanlon Tel - 07989233606 E mail - firstname.lastname@example.org website www.jimhanlon.co.uk www.facebook.com/jimhanlon.fine.art
Martins painting techniques
are unconventional. Examining the style, it's not difficult to understand how
these paintings are so bright and vibrant. By painting in layers, using broad
sweeps of colour washes of various densities on a pre-stretched surface, the
luminosity of the picture surface comes through and the paper is dampened
allowing the paint that can provide some very liquid representations and
surprises. Martin prefers using
watercolour and gouache as it is a fast medium to use particularly when
Anne studied at the Royal College of Art and then freelanced as a designer/photographer later teaching full time at PCL /University of Westminster whilst bringing up her family. She was an exchange professor in Toronto for a year and returned to the UK to print, paint and draw full-time.
Her most recent prints are lino-cuts many of which were printed on William Morris's Albion press at Kelmscott House whilst being artist in residence. Her prints and photographs have been exhibited world wide and are in many private and corporate collections.
Anne has had a great
interest in flowers since being a small child, exploring the woods of the
Kentish Weald and in the landscape of wild places. She recently rode horseback
across the Rockies in Montana to see more remote country and found many plants
growing wild in abundance and which are quite rare in Europe, such as the vivid
purple blue gentian. Deer, gophers and black bears were also to be found!
Life and Landscapes make up
the main body of Valerie's work. Often
blending the two since they really are not that different in terms of organic
shape. Recently she has been experimenting with texture, but come summer
she reverted to sitting on many a rural hillside, hopefully in the sun, drawing
what she saw in the hope of expressing the spirit of it. Abstraction follows
during the winter months while working in the studio. Valerie is also a
print-maker, when she feels an idea needs that kind of treatment: dry-point
or collograph, sometimes monoprints. The more she does, the more she
realises how little she know about it all and that is the joy lies. www.VT-artworks.co.uk
Diane's current work has graduated from the human figure to landscapes, in particular landscapes that feature water, the sea, or rivers etc. whether in Australia, North West Scotland or rivers such as The Thames or Wandle.
She tries to capture the heart of the scene in front of her, sometimes 'en plein air' and finishing them in the studio, or by using sketches in water colour and pen and ink as memory aides. Diane usually paints in acrylic and then oil on canvas, as she likes the feel of the paint building texture onto the canvas.
Since graduating from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design at Farnham in 2000 having studied Fine Art (BA Hons), Diane has been exhibiting in various mixed exhibitions, her work is featured in collections in USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Salamiel. You don't have to have a belief in a religion
to find the thought of the existence of angels highly evocative. The word comes from the Greek 'ánghelos',
meaning 'messenger', or 'envoy'. According to the 'Dictionary of Angles; including the fallen angels'
there are exactly 301,655,722 angels abroad in the world. This panel depicts 'Salamiel', "a great
angel prince, prince of the grigori. Though the grigori dwell in Heaven, a certain number of them are
malign. A legend has it that Salamiel
rejected the Lord and is now a fallen angel". The stained glass panel was fabricated
utilising traditional and contemporary techniques. www.lightglassstudio.co.uk
Artisan's autumn season opens with an exhibition featuring three photographers, each with a distinct style and unique interpretation of the great outdoors. Tony Wallis takes our breath away with his high altitude images and then we go down to the beach with Elizabeth Blanchet and finally out onto the sea with Quentin Ball. As artisan enters its sixth year it continues with its promise to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work. artisan's success has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month.
Elizabeth is a London-based
photographer, film maker and mixed media artist. For this exhibition she is showing her
'Beaches' series. Her use of
over-exposed images of seaside resorts infuses them with a dreamlike quality,
taking an ordinary scene at the seaside into something extraordinary. Elizabeth says "Through my different projects,
I explore emotions, attachment, memory and nostalgia. I see my camera as a
"laissez-passer" to meet people and cross the borders of their homes
and their territories". Elizabeth
founded and curates the amazing Prefab Museum, housed in a post war Prefab in
Earlier this year Quentin
sailed to Holland in a 19th century Brixham Trawler called the 'Leader'. This set of photographs is the result of that
journey. His images have strong
architectural and sculptural lines which give power and strength to his
work. Quentin says this about the
trawler "As she moves through the sea she moans, groans and creaks - but happy,
for this is where she feels at home. Here I try to capture her 'life' ". All of his images are recorded on film and
not digitally-enhanced. Much of
Quentin's black and white work is taken on Kodak Infrared film and generally
his choice for colour is Fujichrome colour slide/transparency. Quentin is an Associate of the Royal
Photographic Society. http://quentinball.com
Tony is exhibiting work
taken on his latest trip, this time to the High Sierras in California. It was serendipity that he found himself in
this location having discovered that his best laid plans to visit Yosemite
would not be possible. The High Sierras
has proved a worthy subject for Tony's talent. Here he has captured the sweeping scenery and changing light of the
breath-taking landscape for which this region is famous. Tony is a founder member of the Queens Park
Group of photographers, and for a number of years ran the Dissenters' Gallery,
Kensal Green. He has exhibited extensively, and prizes include the RHS Plant
Photographer of the Year Award in 2009 and a finalist in the International
Garden Photographer of the Year, in 2013. http://www.tonywallisphotography.com
The Summer Exhibition
artisan is delighted to welcome back the Advanced Level Art and Photography students from Queens Park Community School with their summer show. Over the years that the gallery has been hosting the summer show, the quality of art just keeps getting better. artisan's curator, Naomi Harrison says 'There is true talent in this group and all of them can be very confident in their ability as artists and designers'.
This is an exhibition which brings together a collection of paintings, drawings, photography and 3-D sculptures based on the theme 'Elements'. It sets out to explore a range of ideas: from the renaissance to post modernism with a particular focus on youth culture. What makes this exhibition unique is the artists are 17 and 18 years old and are keen to join creative industries in the future. Some are planning to go on to arts based degrees, others directly into industry. QPCS Is an Arts Mark Gold school and prides itself on developing exciting opportunities for our students to display their work. We have worked closely with Artisan for the last five years. This has given our young artists the confidence to develop their skills as curators and enabled their work to reach a broader market early on in their creative careers.
'Abstraction' by Melissa Solmaz
artisan provides an exciting, contemporary setting for this exhibition, giving the young people at QPCS a chance to exhibit and sell their work.
Since its launch in 2009, artisan
continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the
gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of
many disciplines to showcase their work.
Bird's photographs were taken when exploring Indian city streets with a
camera and tripod over his shoulder. The sight of an elderly
white-haired Englishman photographing all and sundry caused much
amusement, which often shows in the sitters' faces. The people who
worked in the streets (and sometimes lived in them) were almost always
willing to be photographed. A few of them - like the young woman holding
the baby - would come uninvited and stand in front of the camera until
their picture was taken. With these photographs Malcolm has captured
an essence of India.
an old press camera and flashbulbs from the 1930's Simon specialises
in night photography, mainly working in the East and West Ends of
London. "To be able to photograph people close up in the street
doing something odd or quirky without them noticing you is difficult. . .
to do it at night with a large format film camera and flashbulbs is
totally nuts! That's why I do it . . . because it's such a challenge. To
be at the right place at the right time. . . and manage to get a good
picture. . . feels so good. You have to keep your eyes wide open. . .
you have to stay on your toes ready to press the button. Anything could
happen. . . just around the corner". All of the prints exhibited
here are developed by Simon and individually printed by hand in the
darkroom. The majority of prints are printed onto vintage photographic
paper that was available in the 1940's. http://www.simondaveyphotographs.com/
a career in animation Theresa turned her attention to ceramics using
classic animation techniques such as stencilling and layering to produce
a stunningly original range of colourful and intensely decorated
ceramic tableware and decorative pieces. Theresa's individual style has
meant her fan base is growing with each collection.
studied Painting at the Fine Arts Academy of Rome where she also
discovered her passion for Printmaking. After completing her studies
she joined as a member at the International Etching Association of Rome
and collaborated in organizing various printmaking exhibitions and
workshops for children. Over
the years she has maintained her passion for painting and her work has
developed more and more into abstract. Her art follows her insights
and emotions, seeking a visual equivalent rather than a representation.
jewellery is intuitive and spontaneous which displays an artistic
background influenced by sculpture and architecture. By reducing the
forms to the barest minimum Simone creates beautiful jewellery which
reflects both her Brazilian heritage and the sophistication needed to
make her collections appeal to a cosmopolitan clientele.
Ebb and flow is a celebration of creativity, the making of things for the sake of making. Take it how you will, ebb and flow is about our lives, our creative processes and observations on the natural world. The gravitational pull of the moon and sun tug at our planet. The ebb and flow of the tides affects life from the bottom of the oceans to the mountain tops. This group of friends and artists from North West London demonstrate these forces through talents which result in original and beautiful concepts.
Since its launch in 2009, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work.
Annie will present a collection of meticulous small-scale pieces of jewellery continuing with her theme of inspiration from the natural world. This show includes new organic forms reflecting her passion for plant life, as well as some of her classic designs. Each piece is minutely and carefully handcrafted. Annie sells mainly in the US and artisan is thrilled to have her back for this show.
Rebecca studied and worked as an architect before branching out into illustration and print making. Her work includes 35 metres of history and panoramic illustrations on top of the O2 Centre in London. Rebecca has an impressive list of clients including The Jubilee Walkway Trust, AEG and the RSPB. She is currently working on a series of new prints of exotic hornbills and fierce dogs along with some delicate new ceramics. www.becelliott.co.uk
Nadjib's work is the result of an ongoing reflection on his personal experience of life, the challenging, yet fascinating, relationship he has with the world around him. Over the years Nadjib has expressed himself through different mediums such as painting, engraving and sculpture, but recently he has concentrated on lens based art.
Nadjib lets his feet and his eyes do the work, capturing whatever touches him, wherever he goes, without any preset agenda. It soon became apparent to him that there is a striking parallel between nature and human nature. By observing one he can understand the other and connect with both.
Richard creates glasswork which is truly unique in design. For this exhibition he has originated a collection using new techniques which push the boundaries of this medium and his abilities. Richard's glass embodies the title of the show as the end product is very much influenced by the ebb and flow of heat and colour used in its creation. www.cielomio.co.uk
artisan welcomes spring!
Spring is a joyous time of year and this exhibition is full of the joys of spring and will appeal to the young at heart. artisan is delighted to welcome an exciting group of artists who capture the light and promise of spring. For the past five years artisan has bought together a diverse range of talent each month to make it the most creative corner in North West London.
Clare Beaton works as an illustrator for children's books and a vast range of other products such as posters, greetings cards, Advent calendars and slotted card items. She works mainly in hand stitched fabric collage (which is then photographed) drawing on a collection of vintage materials, buttons, braid and other bits and pieces. The work in this exhibition is original artwork from her two latest board books published this month. Books will be available, as well as her 'Nice Mice' sewing kits,.
Pasquale studied fine art in Rome with the painter Cesare Tacchi and the art historian Lorenza Trucchi and has exhibited in Rome and London. His approach to stone carving occurred in southern Italy where he found the rough surface of an extinct black tufa suitable to carve primitive figures. Pasquale enjoys the use of natural local material and his carving method is direct. The use of hand tools aids the understanding of the archaic process of carving and the beautiful forms that can be achieved.
Architectural student, Catarina stills find time in her busy schedule to design and make jewellery. Her new collection 'Sunny side up' for the 'Young at Heart' exhibition showcases her talent and creativity. For this collection Catarina has used Agatha druzy stones set on cast acrylic mounts to create unusual and unique pedants, vintage Japanese opals which make stunning earrings and combines semi-precious stones with glass beads to create 'bib style' necklaces which are the perfect accessory to any outfit.
Andrea works with semi-precious stones as well as gold and sterling silver. She has an intuitive sense for colour, shapes and proportion. Her approach to design varies: sometimes she has very precise ideas of what she would like to create, other times she just lets the stones speak to her, mixing and matching them and seeing where they take her.
Irish born artist Maria Mercer has been exhibiting and selling her glass in Covent Garden for many years. Her clients are international with many returning to her to add to their collections. Her work is unique and striking with a bold use of colour and a captivating subject matter.
Lynne's happy animals are designed to make you smile! Her aim is to capture the natural features and characteristics of the animals combined with comical expressions and simple lines. It's a pleasure to work with such a cute subject matter and a never ending project as there are so many animals out there to draw! She hopes they make you smile too!
By day, Rachael designs and illustrates children's books for an international publisher, but in her free time she gets her greatest pleasure from creating original graphic and illustrative works. A trained calligrapher, Rachael has exhibited at several venues around London..
Leigh-on-Sea comes to London
8 to 12 April 2014
To welcome the beginning of Spring artisan presents March Miscellany. artisan is delighted to welcome back Richard and Kate Baxter. They bring with them a group show of talented artists from Leigh-on-Sea with a special guest appearance by their London based friend/photographer Martin Wilson. Situated on the north banks of the Thames Estuary in Essex, Leigh-on-Sea is well known nationally for its large artist community. From SS9 to NW10 March Miscellany is a chance to purchase the work of this very gifted group of artists.
Since its launch in 2009, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work.
Sheila's life is viewed with humour and imagination. A professional artist for over 60 years - she is described as deliciously eccentric. Sheila works in oil, acrylic, pen and ink, mixed media,& water colour. Her range of subjects covers a broad spectrum from pleine air oil paintings and drawings of local scenes of cockle boats and the Thames estuary to the countryside in Provence and UK. Sheila's paintings are highly humorous and imaginative observations in pen and wash of everyday life. www.sheila-appleton.co.uk
Kate Baxter makes these rather perky Beaky Jugs, whose shape echoes the birds they portray in profile. Each piece is treated as an individual 'canvas' for a variety of decorative techniques including brushwork, stencilling, printing and sgraffito. The jugs are hand built in white earthenware, decorated with coloured slips and glazed with a lead-free transparent glaze.
Richard makes pots, which are spaces surrounded by a skin of clay. He feels that there is nothing quite like wheel-throwing in any other art or craft, as it combines individual creation with the efficiency of the machine. In his work there is an affinity with the ideals of modernism and minimalism: of containment, volume, mass, simplicity, harmony, rhythm, repetition and order. Cuts and openings in the surface allow light in and shadows to be cast, creating new perspectives, and linking interior and exterior. Richard Baxter works in translucent white porcelain utilizing its amazing colour response, doing lots of tests for new glazes to get the surfaces and tones he is after. www.richardbaxter.co.uk
Early retirement has enabled Brian to indulge his interests in music and art. Recently Brian had his first solo exhibition at Atelier Gallery in Leigh-on-Sea. Current work depicts the 'spines' of vinyl album covers, painted to reflect their age and use. Based on the premise that "...big is better..." the spines are painted five or six times larger than life-size. Thus the height of these paintings can be approximately 6ft. to 7ft. framed. An interactive catalogue is available to view on Brian's website. www.greythings.co.uk/blog.html
Hilary works predominantly in Sterling Silver with the addition of gold, copper and semi- precious stones, incorporating techniques such as forging, reticulation, Keum Boo and heat patination. Hilary's inspiration comes from the colours and textures of the beach and the erosion and discolouration of objects after contact with the sea and air, enabling Hilary to create one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in a distinctly organic style.
Ian's reputation as an artist continues to expand and his work is finding an ever-growing audience.. He has painted for many years and his work is immediately recognisable for its strength, colour and design. Ian works in pen and wash, oils, acrylics, mixed media collage and assemblage. His subjects include local views, paintings from foreign travel, and other parts of the UK. These imaginative works have wide appeal for their diversity of technique and subject matter. www.ianesmith.co.uk
Martin creates his photographic images frame by frame on 35 mm film. Each work usually takes months to complete, as each frame is obsessively taken in sequence. No pasting together after the event, no cheating in Photoshop! If he makes a mistake or takes a frame out of place he starts the film again from the beginning. The filmstrips are then laid side by side to create the final image, literally making every picture count. Martin has exhibited throughout the UK and his reputation as an image maker is growing. www.martinwilson.net
`The Sleeping Ground'
East Anglia imagined
by Susan Austin
5 February to 1 March 2014
After a short winter break artisan, continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work NW10s most creative corner welcomes Susan Austin to its walls. Since its launch in 2009, artisan
Susan Austin's fascination with East Anglia has created a body of work which captures the very essence of the landscape. Susan says 'I have been visiting East Anglia for about 16 years to draw on the landscape for my artwork. When in London, I long to go back to the places I am accustomed to drawing. When I am in the landscape however, I become so completely absorbed that the drawings are a response to the moment, so immediate and intuitive '.
Over the years Susan has become more adept at identifying the sort of material she needs to bring back with her to inform the paintings. Susan continues to explore the drawings she has made on her trips to the East Coast, widening the range of techniques she uses to represent the textures and tonal contrasts she finds in the East AngIian landscape.