I work in mixed media and draw on a broad range of inspirations, from Nature, Texture and Patterns, Stained Glass, Mandalas, colour form………
Many abstract works develop organically and grow as the piece develops. They are intended to work on several levels, using symbolism and imagery that narrates a ‘story’ or the theme of the painting and hopefully engage the viewer in seeing different things in the work.
I also work on Landscapes as I am especially inspired by the beautiful landscape in which I live.
“I happily spent my childhood exploring and connecting with nature. I currently reside in Belgium. ‘Today’s kids are increasingly disconnected from the natural world,’ says child advocacy expert Richard Louv and author of Last Child in the Woods. Through my art I want to reacquaint our children and ourselves with nature and the power of imagination. Adding imagination to our lives liberates us from many of our limitations. In 2004 I was introduced to the ancient art of mosaics.
After extensive research of techniques and materials I gravitated to a Venetian glass called ‘smalti.’ Drawn to its luminosity and vivid colors, I began using the Direct Method to assemble an image, the technique of cutting, laying and gluing the tesserae directly onto a substrate. Combining my nostalgia for the past, my fascination with nature, my painstaking and instinctual attention to detail and the challenge of making each piece work towards the complete work, I ignited a new found passion and experienced instant success.
I work in most media across a wide range of subject areas, each theme being the springboard for ideas informed by the continuing process of the painting. The landscape of the Staffordshire Moorlands is a constant source of inspiration: the hilly market town of Leek with its outstanding architecture and, to the North, the rocky outcrop of the Roaches marking the start of the Pennines, offer variety and opportunity to explore different ways of interpretation. In much of my work, the prime concern is with colour shape and line, and the challenging and puzzling concepts of space and time on a two dimensional surface. These pre-occupations, together with the changing natures of the materials used, inspire experimentation where the subject matter becomes secondary to the ideas explored. Exhibitions Eleven solo exhibitions throughout Durham and Staffordshire Thirteen group exhibitions Nine Open exhibitions: Staffordshire, Bath, Birmingham, and London Public work – all in Leek, Staffordshire 2012 Design for Manifestation on window frontage of Trinity Church, Derby Street 2013 Design for Dancing Railing – Foxlowe Arts Centre 2013 Commission for Wetherspoon’s Green Dragon pub of The Big Mill firstname.lastname@example.org ericabrookpainter.org.uk
Jennie Bergius is a 29 year old watercolour artist, living and working on a little island on the Swedish west coast.
Jennie has painted with watercolour since she was 5-6 years old and now works as a watercolour artist with her own firm.
Nature is a deep source of inspiration. Jennie seeks to investigate and explore a dream world in our reality.
Mark Duffin was born and raised in 1960’s rural England. He is a freelance artist and illustrator who has worked across various creative fields. After studying graphic design and illustration at college he embarked on a career in the commercial world working freelance for design consultancies, advertising agencies and publishing companies in the UK and overseas. However, as a versatile artist, he has produced artwork outside of the restrictions and deadlines of the corporate arena. Duffin branched from his digital design work through to creating more personal fine art pieces in oils and acrylics. It is his striking, private paintings of recent times using traditional media that are some of his most inspiring works.
Nature is a key theme in the beautiful paintings he produces today. With a keen eye for detail and expressive use of colour Duffin’s artwork showcases the serenity and mystery of nature. However, his vibrant pieces go far beyond simply representing picturesque scenery, instead they display an intense and almost magical realm. His vivid creations draw the viewer in to an enchanting world, evoking a sense of calm and transporting our minds to a peaceful, spirited time and place.
My art is inspired by nature and man’s relationship with nature.
Lucy Jade Sylvester
The Birthstone for June is pearl. I use pearls occasionally, usually set in a cabochon setting or strung, pictured above is a neckpiece combining pearls and a silver hawk moth.
Lucy On Show
I feel very privileged to be demonstrating at Art in Action in July, this is a show not to be missed, based in Oxfordshire over 4 days, it features incredible work from almost every art discipline (and great food and music!).
Samples of my new work will be on show for you to try.
Art in Action 16th to 19th July
The purpose of my paintings is to uplift the spirit and excite the eye. My new body of work, ‘The Touchables’ , goes a step further – they are tactile. At the same time, my adventurous and studied use of colour deliberately reflects the optical laws of physics whereby the after-images complete the spectral effect, leaving the observer with a deeper sense of satisfaction.
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.