I combine traditional and digital painting techniques to produce constantly changing imagery in intriguing 3D spaces. In my video work viewers are taken on semi abstract journeys full of mesmerizing colour, evocative sounds and music. My 2D canvases and prints are often the inspiration, or reflections, on the video works.
I was born in England, but spent many years in Australia returning to live in Oxfordshire in 2001. For the past twenty years I have had a career as an artist and composer. Whilst having been originally trained in traditional painting methods I have merged these skills with a wide range of self-taught digital techniques. My work is in private and public collections around the world.
I find that with abstract art, and particularly with time based and interactive work, viewers make their own very personal interpretations. I want my work to fill viewers heads with ideas, even though initially, they may make nothing of it at all. My art is about self-expression and the communication of thought and emotion.
I was shortlisted for the 2012 Lumen Prize, an international digital fine art competition and have had my screen based work and installations in group shows in Gallery 27, Cork Street, London, The Financial Control Authority’s foyer, and in Spaces Gallery in Hong Kong.
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Birds, Beasts and Butterflies Collected works by ten accomplished wildlife artists Ingebjorg Smith, Fletcher Prentice, Jill Meager, Caroline Kannreuther, Hilary Paynter and others Wednesday 11th February 2015 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition ends Saturday March 7th
340 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, London SW18 1SS
Born and bred in Aylesbury, England, and now living in Bedford, England, Juliet’s family, in particular her paternal grandfather was an exquisite painter. “It’s without doubt the colours and shapes in nature that inspire me, and when asked the other day what motivates me to paint, I said quite simply, because it just makes me happy – and I would like to think that’s the case for most, if not all of us, who are lucky enough to take a brush to canvas. Using an acrylic medium I paint large, extravagant and bold compositions of a rich variety of flowers, beach scenes, boats and other genre. I would say flowers and boats are my abiding passions however. Flowers because they’re so diverse, and I suspect that if you were to dream up a flower in your mind then it would probably exist somewhere in the world. And boats because I couldn’t be happier than when I am on the water. Over the years I‘ve exhibited and sold at The New Studio in Olney, Buckinghamshire, taken on commissions for clients, and sold at numerous shows. My last one at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, I was delighted to sell over forty to the general public.”
My name is Briony I am a trained artist and Illustrator from Crawley, West Sussex. I graduated from De Montfort University in 2007 and have since been working professionally in the art and design field for local companies and private collectors locally and nationwide.
Although I am originally trained with fine art painting and drawing techniques I feel now my artwork is much more illustrative but still keeping a figurative element with all the work I do. This illustrative element has come about through my love of details, drawing and documenting the environment. The subject of the cityscape allows me to home in on all the elements I love but still trying to create something that is current and emotive.
Colour is also a big favourite of mine. The possibilities of colour, colour contrasts and mixing are endless. Even a slight hint can give a whole new dimension and even a new narrative to the image.
I hope you like my artwork, and hope you enjoy it on your wall as much as I did making it.
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Ray Hardcastle was born in 1952 in Birtley,Co.Durham,.a then small mining town in the north east of england. He has always loved the countryside and everything in it that moves, Ray has loved drawing and painting from as far back as he can remember, he would spend hours drawing and painting animals , wildlife was his passion,so much so that all through his school days he was never allowed to sit near the windows in class, Ray was more interested in what was going on outside, than in. Anyway he grew up and things changed and he now lives in essex. he started helping out his nephew in his cleaning company,and it became more or less full time . so after a talk ,, and after years of, cleaning school kitchens, Ray is back to do what he loves and that is to become at least, known as a respected animal artist….he lives in hope…Ray hopes you like his work..
Picture only posts. No time to blog words – Busy, busy with many paintings in progress – stay posted for updates on new works as released – Gallery: jacquelinehammond.co.uk. @artbyjaxx on Twitter, Jacqueline Hammond Art on Facebook, artbyjaxx.com is current. The artist is present. Jacqueline Hammond 2014