I have been investigating, in my art, how it makes the viewer feel when looking at an image of a face and a part of that face is hidden, in this case by a hand or hands. I have tried different combinations, for example, covering the mouth, the eyes or ears. I have focused on our means of communicating.
As a natural part of this exploration, I became interested in the shapes and complexity of the hands and the fingers, and it is this area that I am now focusing on. The way that fingers are intertwined, or the shapes that two hands holding each other create, is absorbing me and I am relishing the opportunity to draw couples holding hands in my studio!
studied at Hornsey School of Art, originally as a fashion student and had offers to work in Paris but was unable to go due to the outbreak of the Second World War.
While in London she worked in many jobs including publishing later becoming a demonstrator for Conte art materials enabling her to travel and demonstrate in many European countries. This in turn led to her delivering art classes for the Greek Islands art clubs.
She incorporates the bright colours and love of collage in her paintings and sees collage art as her “trade-mark” along with images of the sun and birds.
The natural world is my inspiration in art as I’m really fascinated with patterns in nature, particularly related to the plant world. I look for ways of translating them into printmaking and I’m constantly experimenting with different techniques including direct or stencils with collage. This is a journey that takes me down many avenues and a few cul-de-sacs!
Embarking on a new journey Rosalie has used clay to work from a tiny on-site ink sketch of a lifesize carving of a woman in coal. From clay to pastel then by her usual route to an acrylic painting. No photograph, just a vivid memory of a hot day in Merthyr Tydfil. Other journeys will follow...
I'm very much an amateur painter who also enjoys drawing and printmaking. I especially like figure drawing and landscape and tend towards a figurative/ semi-abstract style.
This year I'm preparing one black and white section and one colour section with a mixture of subject matter and media showing my ‘journey’ in experimenting with different styles.
Golitha Falls. Mixed Media. The fall of white water in the deep ravines of Bodmin Moor has a dramatic effect on the cool green shadows of this enchanted corner of Cornwall. Flashes of sunlight add bold colours to the rushing waters. This painting started with watercolour moving on with acrylics and coloured pencil. The painting was selected for the professional artists Open Art Display at the Council House, Plymouth.
I studied Surface Pattern Design and Fine Art in Leeds in the 80's. I relocated from Saltaire in Yorkshire to Plymouth in November 2017 where I joined Richard Allman's art class and was inspired to pick up my paintbrushes again.
I mainly look for patterns and shapes from landscapes, rocks and foliage to capture designs on paper using inks, fabrics, torn paper and charcoal.
I sometimes draw with fine nibs and black ink to capture the industrial mills and chimneys of Bradford and Leeds.
In my drawing here I wanted to show the movement of fish in the weeds. I drew the fish outline in black and used a large brush with diluted ink to create swirls of colour building depth and creating movement.
The group first saw John’s strong photographic work at a local art show, and so for the first time we invited a photographer to join us. The images are very striking and unusual, and we feel that they will fit in very well in this art show…after all what is art? John says "As my primary artistic medium is photography, I feel extremely privileged, and not a little apprehensive, with this opportunity. This will certainly be a “New Journey” for me.
Naturally, living in this part of the world I will explore the coast and countryside for subject matter, however, the urban environment attracts me more and I enjoy seeking out shapes, colours and patterns where humans have left their mark. Urban areas are also the natural terrain for “Street Photography”, a genre which I find challenging but rewarding".
Paul's preferred medium is painting in watercolours and the three examples here represent journeys across Dartmoor. One of the paintings shows Bowerman's Nose, a stack of weathered granite on the northern slopes of Hayne Down, about a mile from Hound Tor and close to the village of Manaton.