The Malvern Theatres - New Exhibition for September-October 2010

by Claire Mitchell 17. September 2010 09:26

Artgallery.co.uk are pleased to announce the opening of our new exhibition at The Malvern Theatres featuring three talented artists.

Nick Maitland

Nick exhibits his paintings in public exhibitions on a regular basis and has work in private collections throughout the UK and abroad. His paintings - primarily in oils - explore landscape, light, colour and form combining abstraction and representation. His work has often been inspired by his love of orchestral music and poetry and he makes regular treks into the countryside and around the coastlines of Britain drawing, photographing and collecting imagery and ideas. He accepts commissions based on themes within this area but is also an experienced portrait painter working on sittings of individuals, groups and animals.

He has been an artist-in-residence at Wellington College and has taught art and design in a variety of schools in the UK. He currently lives, paints and teaches in Oxford. His emotionally charged paintings have often been likened to the later works of JMW Turner.
 

 

Judith Gait

Judith studied Fine Art in America, Italy and latterly in England.

Her subject matter has changed over the years and although she still produces portraits and political pieces she now produces still-lifes and landscapes. The works in this exhibition represent but a small part of her output.

Judith uses a mixture of media to bring out the colour and texture of her landscapes in a way that is both subtle and expressive and cannot be achieved solely through oil or pastel.

Her still-lifes have a monumental and timeless quality which is unique. The apparent simplicity of these works belies the depth of emotion within them. The viewer who gives them more than a superficial look, is rewarded by a surprising depth.

Judith uses her artistic talent working with adults in a local addiction support centre, The Drugs and Homeless Initiative.

Her work is held in many collections worldwide and has also been sold to celebrities such as film director Robin Hardy (“the Wickerman”).

 

Thomas Dowdeswell

Thomas shows his work in galleries in London and across the country. The apparent chaos of the angular shapes and striking colours in his painting start to generate familiar figurative forms after longer inspection.
The images in these paintings continue a long running theme of his work; the robotic nature of the 21st century human; the struggle for individuality in the gadget / celebrity age. This work draws its core inspiration from the early Twentieth Century British art movement known as Vorticism.
 Within this movement he found a classification of art and everyday life which made sense to him; all creative form being a vivid exploration into the most primary projection of what is possible or as Ezra Pound suggests, "to convey an emotion by means of an arrangement of shapes, or planes, or colours".
He aims to deconstruct common everyday interactions between groups of individuals until the emotions and conversations pouring forth are represented by striking, definite lines made even bolder by the use of the most vivid colours and the purest pigments.
These large scale works are depictions of scenes of social and interpersonal unrest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Knapp Gallery, Regents Park - New Exhibition for September 2010

by Claire Mitchell 1. September 2010 19:47

This September ArtGallery.co.uk is delighted to welcome two of its premier artists to the Knapp Gallery exhibition in Regents Park.

Mick Rafferty
Mick Rafferty’s work is best described as eclectic. He regards it as a challenge to work within a variety of subjects, approaches and media whilst maintaining a consistency and a workable systematic and stylistic formula. Recent paintings exploiting the physicality of pourable paints, (Gravitas and Gravity Series) have been completed within the last three years. Beaucoup de Parfums is one such piece. All of these paintings are carried out with commercial gloss paints. The consistency and "pourability" of such paint render it the only medium suitable for the subject and content of these works. These pieces explore behaviour and consequence.
Mick Rafferty has exhibited in 25 locations in the UK, half of these One Man Shows, at locations including University of Warwick, Coventry University, Upton House; Poole and Leamington Spa.
 

 Paul Shiers
Paul Shiers paints predominantly in acrylic on canvas. He is self taught and has been experimenting with paint since he was very young. He finds that the more free his mind is when approaching a new painting, the more interesting and exciting the result is. For Paul, painting is not about creating an image of something, it is about conveying simple emotions on canvas. Colour, form and composition are everywhere in the modern world and sorting out a bad idea from a good one is very difficult, but there is a need to be free in what you create and not to worry about external opinions.

 

   

 

 

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