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I am Renata Ayutova and I’m from Baku, Azerbaijan. Despite the fact that I study Business Management and Marketing in the UK, I have always had a keen interest in art. During the school years I created many abstract water-colored paintings and cross-stitching on various topics. It seemed impossible for me that one day I could do realistic portraits. Somewhere two years ago I did my first black & white portrait of Salvador Dali. My family and friends could see the progress in portraiture and adviced me to create an art page on Instagram. The positive feedback stimulated me to start to do not only black and white but also colored portraits.
I was born in Cheshire, England. Later studying at Stockport College of Art, following which I spent an informative period in a Manchester advertising agency. Eventually I took the plunge and entered into the world as a freelance illustrator.
I acquired a high profile London agent and gained a continuing reputation as a Fashion Illustrator, although I continued to work on a wide variety of subject matters and gained clients both national and international. A love of travel and varied experiences took me to many countries in Europe and North Africa. I worked and settled in Spain, France, Munich and Ireland.
Image creator since 1985, the camera has become like a extension of myself, a seventh sense. I learned the history of photography and the history of art in general in order to push my research even further in creating more within the field of photography.
As the 19th century pictorialist, I met the scuplteurs to learn how light plays with textures, I’m intoxicated by the light of sunrise and sunset to feel this special rate that the days light. I even warmed up to the light of the moon and stars, and discovered the polychrome lightning and meteor trail.
Using the transparency, I like to create symphonies sensation, felt, merging nature with urban planning.
Welcome in my universe.
Barbara Jackson studied at St Martin’s School of Art and the University of London Institute of Education. Her work has been exhibitied at different locations in the UK and overseas which include several galleries such as the RA Summer Exhibition, the Mall Gallery, the OXO Gallery and other locations in the UK. She has twice been invited to demonstrate at Art in Action and has taken part in the first Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead in London. She has been awarded five prizes in print making and has held successful one-man exhibitions in the UK. She is a member of the Southbank Makers Cooperative, Gabriel’s Wharf London and the Printmakers Council.
I’m inspired by the perfection, colours and freedom of Nature and how we are affected by this. I am a self-taught artist and my greatest pleasure comes from creating paintings that make you feel good. Art can lighten up your soul and your world and can bring out the best in you and your environment. All my art is made with this feeling and this positivity is passed onto the buyer through that work.
The Fine art can lead us to different consciousness and can bring deep healing too. I love working with different mediums including oils, watercolour, pastels, pencils, tempera and acrylic. I enjoy painting landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, floral and portraits.
Lesley has been passionate about Ceramics for as long as she can remember.
She trained in Australia, where she gained a thorough knowledge of glazes and making techniques..
Upon returning to her homeland in 1984, she gained a BA Honours degree in Ceramics at Middlesex University in 1992.
Lesley has been running her present studio in Church Street Workshops, London for 14 years. She has an invaluable assistant, Moriaki Yamauchi. She runs private courses for Adults in her studio.
Visitors by prior appointment only.
Lesley has actively worked in Adult Education in London since 1985.
Her work is mainly wheel thrown, one off unique functional Stoneware.
Professional Member of Contemporary Potters Association.
Member of London Potters.