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"The Joy of Movement and Colour" at the Knapp Gallery

by Claire Mitchell 14. April 2010 17:13

"The Joy of Movement and Colour" exhibition at the Knapp Gallery in Regents College, in the heart of the beautiful Regents Park, London is showing the works of two of our artists, Wendy Hyde and Jurgen Dabeedin. This is one of our regular exhibitions in the Knapp Gallery where we also have two students from the Royal Academy Schools displaying their work. 

Wendy Hyde, who studied Fine Art at Coventry University in the 1990's, is displaying many of her latest colourful abstract pieces. Wendy has been particularly influenced by Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline. Her inspiration also comes from the world around - she takes colours from the land, sky and sea and generally paints whilst listening to music which also bears down on the finished artwork. Wendy is a very thoughtful artist who has exhibited her work throughout the West Midlands and has undertaken commissions for several of her collectors. Please take the opportunity of visiting the gallery to see her work "live" or of course her online gallery here.

Jurgen Dabeedin is an outstanding and innovative photographer. A scientist by training, Jurgen's photography is born out of his fascination with light and colour. All his images are of real objects, he uses no special effects on his work but the effect he achieves is very special indeed. Each photograph has a hidden secret which causes the viewer to study carefully the incredibly beautiful results. Jurgen is an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society his limited editions can be produced on paper, professionally framed and presented or for a stunning contemporary effect they can be acquired bonded into acrylic. His colourful imagery is set off brilliantly in the Knapp Gallery setting where visitors are welcome or see his photographs online here.

We have been supported again at this exhibition by students of the world renowned Royal Academy Schools. One is a very talented photographer and the other is able to create wonderfully delicate and intricate drawings. 

"The Joy of Movement and Colour" exhibition will be running throughout April to mid-May so why not visit the Knapp Gallery which is next to the college reception accessed by the main entrance in York Gate, just on the corner of the Inner Circle.

Photographs from "The Joy of Movement and Colour" at the Knapp Gallery









Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres

by Claire Mitchell 1. April 2010 16:32

Our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres complex in Great Malvern, Worcestershire features three excellent artists creating a display of artwork that has something for everyone.

Ken White has a remarkable story. Born in Swindon in 1943 he left school at the age of 15 to work at the Great Western railway following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He took an interest in art and studied in the evenings to achieve an art A-level following which he moved to London to become a commercial illustrator. His big break came when he met a young entrepreneur called Richard Branson – Richard was so pleased with a mural that Ken painted for him in his London recording studio that he retained him as his personal mural artist for 26 years. Indeed, the “Scarlet Lady” featured on the nose of every Virgin aircraft is Ken’s most recognised work. The work on display in the Malvern Theatres is however reminiscent of his days in the railway yards, full of atmosphere and very distinctive. We would recommend that you visit the theatre restaurant and enjoy Ken’s art.

Worcestershire based artist Humph Hack returns to the theatres with some of his local scenes including lovely depictions of Malvern Priory. Humph studied Fine Art at Birmingham College of Art and is equally adept painting the human form as well as architectural structures. He has also produced a number of excellent works reflecting another of his interests, musical instruments. Humph has been a successful artist on for sometime collecting consistently outstanding customer feedback and we’re delighted that he has joined our team to help co-ordinate exhibitions at the theatres complex.

In the Circle Bar area there is a splendid range of work by Susy Casillas. Susy has studied art in Mexico, North America and Japan and is interested in representing the world around her, especially as she captures the wonderful structures of living plants and explores human behaviour as she says herself her Mexican blood brings an intense personality to the canvas.   

 Photographs from Malvern Theatres


Artworks by Ken White


More of Ken's work


Humph Hack's artworks


Artworks by Susy Casillas


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