X Marian S Adcock X

Marian S Adcock is primarily a botanical artist, but is also a skilled animal portraitist and landscape artist. Her medium is wax and oil-based colored pencil on premium archival quality vellum surface artists’ paper.

Marian derives inspiration for her botanical artwork by carefully observing the numerous brightly colored flowers amongst the plantain lilies (Hosta genus) in the gardens surrounding her Stonebridge Gardens Art Studio in Saint Paul, MN. She also visits gardens throughout the Upper Midwest for inspiration. Marian’s artwork continues the ancient traditions botanical artists have used over the centuries to depict plant life. She continues the tradition of combining artistic sensitivity with scientific accuracy when she paints plants’ vibrant colors, and intricate, fleeting and fragile structures. Her artwork also follows the traditions of presenting botanical artwork on either a white background or in situ.

In 2012 the Curatorial Committee of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, formally selected Marian to become a member of Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc.’s distinguished “Family of Artists” and to participate in their museum-quality long-term Representation Program. Her artwork was also featured in Amsterdam Whitney Gallery’s Beautiful Botanical Art Exhibition May – June 2012. The Curatorial Review Committee was particularly impressed with Marian’s brilliantly colorful botanical artwork. Her translucent style, created with wax and oil-based colored pencil, captures the ethereal beauty, romance and timeliness of our floral world. The Curatorial Committee commended Marian on her lyrical and joyfully colored palette, luminescent hues and compelling tonal combinations with her vibrant interplay of light. In completing their review, the Curatorial Committee “saluted Marian on her oeuvre which emblematizes the divine splendor of the floral realm as she captured the essence of the invisible spirit of nature and eternalizes its joie de vivre.”

Marian began her artistic career in 2006 after retiring from her lifelong career as a hospital administrator, then CEO of an humanitarian organization. Shortly before her retirement her dear husband, Leon L. Adcock, M.D., passed away. Marian is primarily a self-taught artist, but honed her artistic skills while attending the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Minneapolis, MN in 2006. She continues developing her artistic skills through studying artistic techniques of the masters. Marian is a member of the Great Rivers Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the National Society of Colored Pencil Artists, and the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery’s distinguished “Family of Artists”. Her artwork has been juried into numerous art shows and art gallery exhibitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, California and New York. Her artwork has been published in the “International Contemporary Artists, Vol.11, 2011, ICA Publishing, NY, and is featured in the short film titled,”The Journey Home”, James Gambone, Director.

To learn more about Marian’s art and pieces available for sale.

E-mail: ladlock@msn.com •

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X Cartoonist and Illustrator Nicky Deacon X

A cartoonist and illustrator for over 30 years working under the name of Nicky Taylor at two daily newspapers. Most recently, for seven years, I was the resident cartoonist and illustrator at theYorkshire Post in Leeds. I have provided illustrations for most major publishers. I was commissioned to do daily caricatures for the 3-week TV coverage of the Tour de France in 1996, and for three years in the 1980’s I would provide theatre caricatures which was challenging but enjoyable work.

I now freelance from Kent.

Artist Nick Harrison-Jones at bGallery

My work is produced from life, on-site ( en plein air ) from rural and urban scenes. I admire the Arts & Crafts ideal of ‘Truth to Materials’, yet am interested in interpreting the modern landscape. Line and colour drawings and notes are recorded in my numerous ‘painting sketchbooks’.

      My inspiration began with Anwar Jalal Shemza (my art teacher) and a love of a variety of artists such as Turner, John Piper, graphic designers such as Paul Rand and the Illustrator, Paul Hogarth.

       I aim to capture the atmosphere of time and the influence of the moment on a place. Architectural detail is important, yet, the spirit and energy of the creative process is just as important.  When I look at other artists’ work I am always attracted to the process rather than just the ‘finished’ painting. In my work, I am conscious of the fact that every image is evolving yet is somehow connected, this is important.

      I have won several painting prizes in Hertfordshire. Hertford Art Society awarded Best Painting, John Goss Award and Best Watercolour. I have sold work to public bodies such as The National Trust and have work in private collections.

http://www.nick-harrison-jones.co.uk/

Nicola Colbran Freeman’s Impressive Artwork

 

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Inspired by light, nature and my travels.

I paint in a variety of mediums.  Oil being my favourite, however I also work in watercolour and pastel. My subjects are varied as I constantly need a challenge and am alwyas seeking new and inspiring images to capture.  My work includes portraits inspired by many years working as an international make-up artist.  Animals and pets which have always surrounded me, and the human body.  I love plienair, sea, sky and landscape with its ever changing light.

My studio/gallery is at my home on the Kent/Sussex border in an area of outstanding natural beauty and it is here that I do much of my painting and commissions.

I was born in London, went to Rochester School of Art after leaving school, then persued a career in Fashion and after a short time proceeded to work as a freelance make-up artist.  I spent many years travelling the world and was lucky to visit many stunning places which still inspire me.

To paint is such a great joy and I always look forward to my next project.

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Artist Kathy Foster

Oil Paintings by Kathy Foster

Kathy gained a degree in Fine Art in 2004 and since then has been producing figurative and semi-abstract oil paintings with the theme of our impact on our environment and on those things that are part of it. It is the visual appearance of our human traces that inspires my paintings, inviting reflection on human transience as well as that of the world itself.
A rich source of inspiration comes from ordinary places and everyday objects that may be overlooked, worn or discarded. Subjects include dwellings, old shoes, books, chairs, fences and plastic bags and bottles that parallel human transience, in the sense that they reveal a life ‘lived’ and continuing. Her current theme is the transient beauty of a rose especially when its beauty is fading.
Each painting is a new journey, dictated by her response to the subject. The experimental and accidental are important factors in my work.

X Artist Kjell Folkvord

I am a young artist and a not so young person. I have painted since I was a young man, but until recently have

been doing other things. Through all these busy years however, lived a dream that one day I would make the pictures I saw with my mind’s eye. But there were many other things I needed to achieve before I could concentrate my energy on myself and my art. I was constantly learning about art… I read about art and artists, sought out exhibitions. I had obligations; and it was easier to write poems than to organize a studio. Now and then I painted, in my spare time and during holidays. I realize however that all of my accumulated experience is with me now as a full time artist.

X Johanna Sonninen – www.johannasonninen.com

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 I am 35 years old Finnish artist. I have studied at Vihti Arts and Crafts School in Finland, but I’m primarily self-taught. While drawing is my main creative focus, I also make silver jewelry and metal sculptures.

Oxfordshire Arts Week 2014 – Rachel Ducker’s Wire Sculpture

Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2014

Rachel Ducker wire sculptor will be exhibiting her fabulous wire sculptures and jewellery during Oxfordshire Art Weeks 2014.

You can visit Rachel and Lucien’s exhibition between
12pm and 6pm on 17th -18th and 22nd – 26th May, 2014 at:

7 Shirley Place, Juxon Street, Oxford, OX2 6DN
Telephone: 07855 751756
About Rachel

Originally trained as a jeweller, Rachel Ducker’s fascination and love for working with metal led to her experiment with wire as a medium for sculpting the human form.

Accomplished in life drawing, her sculptured wire figures concentrate on the expressive and emotional dynamics of human nature.

http://www.rachelducker.co.uk

Nick Harrison Jones – http://www.nick-harrison-jones.co.uk/

My work is produced from life, on-site ( en plein air ) from rural and urban scenes. I admire the Arts & Crafts ideal of ‘Truth to Materials’, yet am interested in interpreting the modern landscape. Line and colour drawings and notes are recorded in my numerous ‘painting sketchbooks’.

My inspiration began with Anwar Jalal Shemza (my art teacher) and a love of a variety of artists such as Turner, John Piper, graphic designers such as Paul Rand and the Illustrator, Paul Hogarth.

I aim to capture the atmosphere of time and the influence of the moment on a place. Architectural detail is important, yet, the spirit and energy of the creative process is just as important.  When I look at other artists’ work I am always attracted to the process rather than just the ‘finished’ painting. In my work, I am conscious of the fact that every image is evolving yet is somehow connected, this is important.

I have won several painting prizes in Hertfordshire. Hertford Art Society awarded Best Painting, John Goss Award and Best Watercolour. I have sold work to public bodies such as The National Trust and have work in private collections.

http://www.bgallery.co.uk/artist-profile.asp?artistid=536&button3=Go

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Marian S Adcock’s Beautiful Botanical Work

Marian S Adcock is primarily a botanical artist, but is also a skilled animal portraitist and landscape artist. Her medium is wax and oil-based colored pencil on premium archival quality vellum surface artists’ paper.
Marian derives inspiration for her botanical artwork by carefully observing the numerous brightly colored flowers amongst the plantain lilies (Hosta genus) in the gardens surrounding her Stonebridge Gardens Art Studio in Saint Paul, MN. She also visits gardens throughout the Upper Midwest for inspiration. Marian’s artwork continues the ancient traditions botanical artists have used over the centuries to depict plant life. She continues the tradition of combining artistic sensitivity with scientific accuracy when she paints plants’ vibrant colors, and intricate, fleeting and fragile structures. Her artwork also follows the traditions of presenting botanical artwork on either a white background or in situ.
In 2012 the Curatorial Committee of the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York, NY, formally selected Marian to become a member of Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art, Inc.’s distinguished “Family of Artists” and to participate in their museum-quality long-term Representation Program. Her artwork was also featured in Amsterdam Whitney Gallery’s Beautiful Botanical Art Exhibition May – June 2012. The Curatorial Review Committee was particularly impressed with Marian’s brilliantly colorful botanical artwork. Her translucent style, created with wax and oil-based colored pencil, captures the ethereal beauty, romance and timeliness of our floral world. The Curatorial Committee commended Marian on her lyrical and joyfully colored palette, luminescent hues and compelling tonal combinations with her vibrant interplay of light. In completing their review, the Curatorial Committee “saluted Marian on her oeuvre which emblematizes the divine splendor of the floral realm as she captured the essence of the invisible spirit of nature and eternalizes its joie de vivre.”
Marian began her artistic career in 2006 after retiring from her lifelong career as a hospital administrator, then CEO of an humanitarian organization. Shortly before her retirement her dear husband, Leon L. Adcock, M.D., passed away. Marian is primarily a self-taught artist, but honed her artistic skills while attending the Minnesota School of Botanical Art, Minneapolis, MN in 2006. She continues developing her artistic skills through studying artistic techniques of the masters. Marian is a member of the Great Rivers Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, the American Society of Botanical Artists, the National Society of Colored Pencil Artists, and the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery’s distinguished “Family of Artists”. Her artwork has been juried into numerous art shows and art gallery exhibitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, California and New York. Her artwork has been published in the “International Contemporary Artists, Vol.11, 2011, ICA Publishing, NY, and is featured in the short film titled,”The Journey Home”, James Gambone, Director.
To learn more about Marian’s art and pieces available for sale.
E-mail: ladlock@msn.com • Studio telephone: 651.698.5496 • Cell: 651.792. 6005 • Fax: 651. 698.1094