Art has been a long and exciting journey for Liz. For years she painted traditional pictures beautiful landscapes of lakes and mountains etc. She taught art, held exhibitions of her own work and arranged them for other painters, her work is in collections in France and Spain and last year was approached to exhibit in New York and Greece she realised that she has become profoundly bored with painting in an ‘acceptable’ way that has always been an english tradition. Painting for her has to be an adventure and above all exciting.
Liz found herself inventing effects on her canvases that did not reflect what was in the ‘real’ world. On a whim she was extending lines on the canvas, just to see where they wanted to go, and adjusting colours so that they interacted more in a more interesting way than the light did in the outside world. And gradually her excitement reappeared – suddenly she wanted to spend all her time in her studio again, exploring this fascinating world of abstract art.
Over the past few years Liz has begun to realise that the potential for expressing feeling and movement in abstract art is unlimited. There are no boundaries – she can do whatever she wants on her canvases. Where originally she felt constrained to produce recognisable images of the world outside, now she is free to allow the work to draw her along, not guiding it but simply letting her work pull me along, suggesting new approaches, different combinations of light, colour and movement that form their own internally consistent patterns and relationships.
Liz’s work is just entering a whole new kaleidoscopic transitional world, one that she wants to make her own and to share with others. This exhibition is just a short snapshot of her own one-way journey – she has no idea where it will take her, but she knows that it’s already the greatest journey of her life.
Karen Gaetz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, right on the doorstep to the Rocky Mountains. This led to her love of nature and the outdoors. Karen now resides in Kent in England where she paints from home and onsite when possible. The beauty of the Kent countryside inspires her current.
Her interest in art began at a young age, culminating in training via scholarship at the Alberta College of rt, and then on to The University of Alberta. She attained further training through various workshops. Karen paints in oils, acrylics, and watercolours. There is also a burning desire to learn how to sculpt.
Karen has won numerous awards for her work over the years, including many jurors’ choice awards, and the prestigious Bert Earle award.
As the mother of four children many of her paintings have a theme with youngsters. The love of animals and nature is also reflected in many of her paintings. Her passion for colour is evident in the vivid hues and tones she uses.
Gilbert Potts: Was born and bred in the West Country and has already captured the attention of galleries stretching from his home town of Minehead in Somerset to England’s East Coast, New York. He studied art and design gaining a Degree at Somerset College of Art and yet it was as the drummer in a Manchester band named The Jackdaws that he spent his early career fulfilling his long-held ambition of playing to clubs and pubs up and down the UK and to Stadium audiences across Europe. Little did he imagine that when he returned from touring in 2006 he would also find an appreciative audience for his art. Having worked almost exclusively on large-scale acrylic abstracts as a student, he began experimenting and fell in love with the immediacy and contrasts of pastels, thriving on the ultimate control gained through working the medium with his hands. In 2013 he created Mister Pickle and in 2014 he is to be launched across the world!
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‘Freedom in Painting’ in Cornwall with Artist Ashley Hanson
22 -27 September 2014 – 5 Day painting holiday from £395
A wonderful opportunity to spend 2 days working on location in Cornwall’s stunning coastal landscape on the north and south coast, followed by 2 full days developing the paintings and ideas further, in a studio set in a sleepy village high on Bodmin Moor. Renowned colourist and landscape artist Ashley Hanson will help artists to push their painting further and find their own personal interpretation of the landscape. Ashley has shown both nationally and internationally and has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the National Open Art Competition, the Discerning Eye and the Ludlow Open. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at both Canterbury Christchurch University and the National Academy of Art, Bergen, Norway.
Prices start from £395 in self-catering style accommodation and include 5 nights accommodation, visiting 4 spectacular locations, 4 days tuition, including 2 full days in the studio, all lunches and a celebratory evening meal.
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Kerri is a self taught artist and has been painting since she was young. She lives in Gourock on the West Coast of Scotland. Kerri paints in water colour and acrylic, and she has recently started painting in oils which she is really enjoying. The effects that can be achieved with oils is second to none. Her preferred subject is landscape but recently she has been experimenting with more varied subjects such as flowers , figures and statues!
Kerri’s inspiration generally comes from her surroundings in the West Coast of Scotland. She is very lucky to be surrounded by such fantastic views its just a shame the weather isn’t a little bit better!
Kerri is a member of a local art club and exhibits her paintings in a variety of local exhibitions. She also has exhibited and sold paintings in local shops. Painting is her hobby. Kerri loves painting because she feels relaxed and time seems to disappear.
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Julie loves being in her studio.
It makes her high.
The paint, the turps, the drips, the tears, the good, the bad and the down right disastrous.
It doesn’t matter in there.
This is her space.
Julie can’t throw anything away. She reuses old canvas and board. Julie revisits them months later, playing with texture, splashing on contrasting colour, recalling converstations. We are like strangers then, my paintings and her. We have to learn to trust each other again. Take it slowly. Sometimes we say Goodbye, but it’s never forever.
My name is Zoe, and i am a self taught, self employed artist. I have been painting for around 7 years.
I usually always work in acrylic, and like to paint from photographs and or any pictures i can use for reference.I am interested in painting animals, nature, land/seascapes and can work from your favourite photographs
My paintings are unusual in style and i always like to use lots of detail.
My work so far has covered various subjects as you will see from the photos here. I am always available for commission work, so if there is a painting you would like to commission me for please get in touch either by phone or email.
David was born in Devon and later moved to Yorkshire, where he now lives. For many years he followed two careers, as an architect and as an artist, but in 1998 took early retirement in order to be able to spend more time painting. His work has appeared in various Yorkshire galleries, and also for several years at the Sadler Street Gallery in Wells. He is a water colourist. David has taken part in the Sunday Times/Singer and Friedlander Watercolour Competition, and his portrait of Morydd, a Welsh farmer, was accepted for the Open Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. At last year’s Patchings Art Festival he received both the Hahnemuhle and the Daler-Rowney award. Many of his paintings have been commissions, both landscapes and portraits (including house portraits).
All the paintings displayed here can be obtained from him as glicee prints.
The painting of Whitby is appearing in the Beverley Open Art exhibition, starting on 8th December and running through till February.