The Malvern Theatres - New Exhibition for November 2010

by Claire Mitchell 29. October 2010 09:04

This month ArtGallery.co.uk welcomes three new artists to our exhibition space at the Malvern Theatres.

Marilene Salles

Marilene was born in Brazil and has painted since the age of nine, encouraged by her mother’s own painting and interest in art. She went on to study Fine Art at UEMA (The University of Maranhão in North Eastern Brazil).

She was based for several years close to the beach at Porto Seuro on the South Atlantic coast, where she had her own gallery, taking her inspiration from the varied and beautiful wildlife of the area.

Her interest in a wide range of art and artists led her first to Spain in 2006, then to France. She exhibited and sold her work in both countries. The decision to visit Europe was linked to her desire to experience different cultures as well as continuing her study of art; the inspiration gained leading to experiments in the style and content of her own work. She currently lives and works in London.

She produces work whose subject matter varies, to include fish, cats and loving couples. All Marilene’s work have in common, a freshness of colour, a lightness of touch and a quirky jokiness. To own a “Salles” is to wake up every morning with a smile.

 

Nick Andrew

 

Nick Andrew studied Art and Graphic Design in Oxford, London and Cheltenham. He moved to Wiltshire after graduating in 1979. Since then he has been working as a painter and has exhibited widely, throughout the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA.

Nick's home and studio are part of a watermill on the upper reaches of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire, where he lives with his wife, Kate (also an artist) and their daughter. Most of these paintings are based on the landscape within walking distance.

The titles of Nick’s beautifully atmospheric and glowing landscapes are deliberately ambiguous; chosen to encourage curiosity, to heighten the sense of mystery adding to the enjoyment of the painting. They are the result of research into particular features or events in and around the locality. The origin of the words might be Old English, Latin, Other Old Languages or combinations of such words. Sometimes he uses Latin plant names and animal classifications.

Nick’s work hangs in many public and private collections, including the Houses of Parliament, Royal London Hospital, P+O, Weetabix, Prudential Assurance, St Bartholemew's Hospital, Scottish Equitable.

 

 


Stephen Conroy

It was some time after leaving Wimbledon Art School, where Stephen studied Sculpture, that he discovered his true forte; not sculpture but painting. This process, nevertheless, took over twenty years.

The outward complexity of his work disguises the fact that it is created from the most basic of elements; rectangles, circles, triangles and lines. Into this apparent simple mix Stephen adds his love of pure, bright colour and the finished painting becomes much more than the sum of its parts.

The richness of his work, both in the colours chosen and the complex elements of balanced forms within the painting, are the result of an intuitive process in which Stephen’s emotions and instincts guide the decisions to add and remove shapes and colours.

He feels that much of his formal art education, rather than unlocking his talent served rather to inhibit his artistic development. He has returned, with joy, to that time in childhood when we all got so much pleasure from ‘playing’ with shapes and colours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres - August-September 2010

by Claire Mitchell 13. August 2010 17:34

This month ArtGallery.co.uk has the pleasure of displaying some beautiful pieces of art work in our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres.

Amanda Deadman

Amanda studied art, ceramics, textiles, design and photography from an early age and went on to gain a BA Hons degree in 3D Design and Photography at West Surrey College of Art and Design.
 
In the early 80's she started gliding and spent most of her time on airfields around the UK and France.  In 1985 she joined the Guild of Aviation Artists and has regularly exhibited with them at the Mall Galleries in London.

She has an ongoing love/addiction for depicting sweets and cakes and a fascination for the changing depth of focus when depicting still life in close up.

Amanda goes where her inspiration takes her however she continues to produce these vividly colourful still life paintings on a constant basis even when her other work is going through a black and white or monochrome phase. 

She works in acrylic on canvas, watercolour, and pastels and also produces digital art and photographs. She has both originals and giclee prints on canvas available.

Amanda has taught watercolours to adults and used to run the ceramics club at an independent school in Buckinghamshire.

 

Lesley Blackburn

Lesley was born and educated in Bradford, West Yorkshire. She took a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Wakefield School of Arts. There she studied graphics, photography, still life drawing and ceramics. Lesley went on to study fine Art and Sculpture at Winchester school of Art. She spent time in Venice studying Venetian architecture which remains a dominant feature in her work.

She has exhibited her work in a number of galleries since the early 1990's but has achieved most success selling through www.artgallery.co.uk since joining the gallery over a year ago, becoming one of its best selling artists.

Lesley works mainly in an impressionistic style, almost exclusively in oils but gives a contemporary feel to her work. The landscapes exhibited here represent a small fraction of her output. Visit the website to see more.  

 

Natalie Toplass

 

Natalie was born in Cheshire but now lives in Shropshire. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire and later specialised in Stage Set Design at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

Since 2004 she has been working on a series of intricate flower and bird portraits, and has had a number of well received exhibitions throughout Great Britain including in the Judith Blacklock gallery Knightsbridge, two Cork Street galleries in London, the Birmingham City art gallery and the Royal Academy

Natalie’s paintings create an impact of emotion and atmosphere directly with the viewer, in their manipulation of texture, light and darkness.

Her work is often described as photorealistic but her interest is more with colour and richness of texture. The scale of her work is an important feature providing a fresh view of a common subject.

“My painting process is related to the luminosity between layers, the subject is just the starting point for an abstract study of transparency and form.”

 

 

 

Valerie Fulop

Valeria Fulop lives and works in Bristol. She was born and studied fine art in Hungary, influenced by its rich artistic culture, and history. As a child she started taking private lessons from recognized artists, and had her first solo exhibition at the age of 16.
 
Her professional education started at Art and Design College before moving on to a BA Degree in graphic design. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, and many of her artworks are in private collections. She started taking commissions for portraits and working as a painter, illustrator and graphic designer in 1998.
 
She works with various media from oil to digital painting always searching for new ways to express her spiritual views. She is inspired by nature, femininity, spirituality and tends to analyze the subject or model that she is working on. Her main purpose is to find that hidden inner beauty and restructure it within the work. As she mainly works from intuition and expression this will results in various styles and subjects in her work from abstract to figurative.

 

 

 

 

 

About Malvern Theatres
Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment. Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names. It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.

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Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres - July 2010

by Claire Mitchell 28. June 2010 07:26

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres featuring the work of three excellent artists.

Arie Coetzee

“When I dip my brush into paint, I dip it into my soul.” (Amos Langdown – a world renowned South African artist)

Born in 1962, Arie grew up in a small town in South Africa, in a family where art was always visible.

His inspiration is the exuberant colour of yellow wheat fields, blue rolling mountains, the emptiness of the countryside, the wide open skies filled with thunderous summer clouds and the friendly people of South Africa. All this is  visible in his work.

After winning his first art prize in a local art competition at the age of 11, it became a life long dream to be an artist. Throughout his education and later as a teacher, he worked in various painting styles, printing and sculpting to discover the genre in which he would be most comfortable.

After several small exhibitions and displays in local restaurants and shops, he developed a more expressive and impressionistic style. His work, employing emotionally charged thick brushwork, takes inspiration from the simplicity and naivety of Van Gogh, and from Rembrandt’s exquisite use of light and shadow; bright colours streak energetically across the canvas. Some works adopt a calmer, subtler use of colour but the richness of pure pigment and heavy application is often uncontrollable.

Arie has exhibited successfully at Francis Illes Gallery in Rochester and sells steadily on the internet.

Hester Coetzee

Hester Coetzee was born in 1948 in Tsumeb, Namibia and grew up in both Namibia and South Africa.

After graduating, with a Teaching Diploma and BA Degree, her teaching career took her from Potchefstroom to Pietersburg and later George on the South African Garden Route.
 
She is married with 3 children. She relocated to the UK in 2001 with her husband, also a teacher. Hester works in an impressionistic style, making her work both enjoyable and very collectable. Her love for nature and vibrant colour is apparent, but presented through a wide variety of subject matter.
 
A South African Artist currently residing in the United Kingdom with her husband Arie; she is among the top-ten selling artists of over 1700 artists that artgallery.co.uk represent.
 
She is currently working as a visiting artist in primary schools in the South East of the country.

This is the first opportunity to see her work in this area.

Mike Bagshaw

Mike Bagshaw was born in Salford.

When he was at school he was taken under the wing of the great Salford painter Harold Riley, a dedicated portrait painter, who has painted many prominent people from the Kennedys, various Popes, Royalty and Nelson Mandela.

Mike studied art in Leicester and London before a change of direction; graduating in psychology. He began work as a prison psychologist, before moving into commerce and becoming a business psychologist.

Since 2000 he’s being pursuing his interest in art again. His focus on portraits links with his work as a psychologist; good portraits allow a window into the personality.

He is a strong advocate of life drawing, practicing this aspect of his art as a member of a group which meets weekly. He now works as a freelance business psychologist, spending more time in his studio.

His work, in some cases, allows the viewer the opportunity to connect with the personality of the sitter. In other works, the individual represented stands for others who share the same thoughts or attitudes, however fleeting. He also enjoys the occasional forays into surrealist work, landscapes, and still-life paintings.

He may be commissioned for portraiture by contacting the website on 0844 879 7438.

About Malvern Theatres

Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment. Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names. It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.

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Knapp Gallery Exhibition, Regents Park, London - June 2010

by Claire Mitchell 5. June 2010 11:44
Our exhibition at the Knapp Gallery this month features paintings by two of our own artists as well as the work of two talented students from the Royal Academy of Arts.  
Bulgarian born Rumen Dragiev is one of our premier artist. His work that is on display at the Knapp Gallery is vibrant and energetic which Rumen creates using heavy paints which give lots of texture. Rumen takes inspiration from both the outside world as well as from his own mind to create to produce his very colourful and striking works that instantly brighten a mood.  
Angela Vanessa Winter’s work is mostly inspired by her travels and her life experiences. Angela studied Art and Design at The University of Hertfordshire and also achieved a City and Guilds certificate in life drawing at West Herts College. Angela, who is influenced by Bonnard, Van Gogh and Howard Hodgkins, uses many different colours in her paintings which are all reflections of her mood and emotions. Angela donates 25% of all her sales to one of the following charities - Motor Neurone Disease Association, R.N.L.I Port Isaac Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Swan Sanctuary.

 

 

This exhibition will be running throughout June to mid-July  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.

 

 

 

 

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Latest Exhibition at Malvern Theatres - May-June 2010

by Claire Mitchell 19. May 2010 19:33
We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest exhibition at the Malvern Theatres featuring the work of three excellent artists.
Christopher Hughes learnt his trade at the famous Royal Worcester Porcelain company and soon became one of their leading artists. Turning freelance, Christopher concentrated on watercolour painting and sold his work to galleries across the UK, Europe, USA and Japan. Although wildlife and still life dominated his earlier work, it is the countryside and landscape that now features predominantly.  Christopher spends six months each year teaching and painting from his home and studio on the beautiful Greek island of Alonissos. Oil paintings of the colourful, vibrant and unspoilt Aegean landscape are a dramatic contrast to his pastoral Worcestershire scenes. You can view all of Christopher’s work here.  

Staffordshire born Ivan Taylor first exhibited his work in 1972 before becoming a full time artist in 1989. He has since exhibited work all over the world and is now President of The Staffordshire Artists Society. Ivan showed an early interest in art exhibiting 40 paintings on BBC Television’s “Sketch Club”. He then went on to study Fine Arts and Graphics and later became Head of Graphics for Staffordshire County Council Education department. Ivan’s full gallery can be seen here  

Merseyside based Paul Shiers is a self-taught artist who paints predominantly in oil on canvas or in watercolour and ink. Paul enjoys painting abstract as well as quirky watercolours and ink paintings. He has exhibited his works in Calderstones Park, Liverpool in 2008 and in Dee Fine Arts, Wirral in 2009. You can see more of Paul’s work here.  

 

About Malvern Theatres

 

Nestling at the foot of the dramatic Malvern hills, Malvern Theatres is a major centre for the arts in the West Midlands. Home of the famous Malvern Festivals, founded by Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson in 1929, the theatre has recently celebrated the tenth anniversary of a £7.2 million refurbishment.

Hailed both locally and nationally as a model of artistic and architectural excellence, Malvern Theatres boasts a diverse programme of drama, comedy, music and dance involving the biggest names.

It comprises three auditoria: the 800-seat Festival Theatre, famous for its programme of top touring drama and musicals; the Forum Theatre, a flexible space used for concerts and dance, as well as a 400-seat cinema. Visit the Theatre and see this exhibition yourself; you can see what’s on at the Theatres and the cinema here.
 

 

 

 

 

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ArtGallery.co.uk is now on Facebook and Twitter!

by Claire Mitchell 16. April 2010 14:40

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 artgallery.co.uk 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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