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Jason Gathorne-Hardy

We are very excited and fortunate to be exhibiting a series of stunning and unique gull drawings in pink, which Jason has drawn with the intention of supporting targeted cancer charities.

Jason Gathorne-Hardy was born near Kuala Lumpur in 1968 and grew up in Suffolk. He trained as a zoologist at Oxford University and taught himself to draw and paint using graphite and earth pigments from the land. He studied under Maggi Hambling at Morley College, London, between 1995 and 1998.

Returning to live part-time in Suffolk in 2005, he founded The Alde Valley Food Adventures, a programme of events celebrating food, farming, landscape and the arts.

 

 

Nicola Hart

Nicola graduated from the City and Guilds of London Art School in 1993 with a degree in Decorative/Fine Art.

Variety and experimentation are the main emphasis of Nicola’s work. She is continually striving to represent life in a new and exciting way, whilst retaining an element of realism. Nicola work’s primarily in acrylics with layers of collage, acrylics give her speed to work spontaneously, to give movement and energy to her work.

Images are built by applying layers of collage, made of different colours and textures. Nicola has always been fascinated by the way different textures affect the paint, the emergence of different layers, revealing or hiding, drawing you into the painting so you always see something different.

Henrietta Dubrey

Henrietta lives and works at the westernmost point of England, at the tip of Cornwall, known as West Penwith. Born in 1966 in Sussex she was drawn to Cornwall by its rich heritage and has been inspired by the painting of the post-war mid-generation St. Ives artists such as Roger Hilton, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, and Brian Wynter who themselves followed in the footsteps of Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth.

After a brief spell living in France following postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London, 1989-92, it was the light, art and space which drew Henrietta to Cornwall, where she has been based with her family for over 15 years.

Henrietta is becoming equally well known and collected for her abstract paintings and more recently her return to the figure. She thrives on the challenge of working in both genres simultaneously with each informing the other.

The abstracts are as autobiographical as the figures, both “deconstructions and reconstructions of life”.

For this exhibition, Henrietta’s female forms, all from her imagination, express the strength and power of being a woman as well as the underlying vulnerability and how it “feels” to be female.

Henrietta is represented by Lynne Strover Gallery in Cambridge.

Fred Ingrams

Fred was born 1964 and educated at Douai Abbey. He studied at Camberwell and St. Martins Schools of Art.
Fred painted for ten years above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho, whilst exhibiting in central London galleries. He worked as a graphic designer and art director on many magazines including Sunday Times, The Field, Tatler, Vogue and House & Garden.
Fred moved to Norfolk in 1998 where he painted and drew both nudes and landscapes from life, more recently becoming obsessed by The Fens.
SHOWS 

July 1987, Group show – Christopher Hull Gallery, Motcomb St. London
August 1987, Group show – Birch & Conran Gallery, Dean St. London
Sept 1987, Group show – Diorama Gallery, Regents Park, London

January 1988
, One man show – The Groucho Club, Dean St. London
June 1988, Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St. London

July 1988
, One man show – The Albermarle Gallery, London

August 1989
, Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St, London

July 1989
, Group show – Takeaway Gallery, Portobello Rd, London

July 1991
, One man show – Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Windmill St, London April 1992, One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London May 1993, One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London April 1996, One man show – Park Walk Gallery, London July 2008, Group show – Group Eight, Norfolk October 2009, Group show – Hampshire Art FairApril 2010, Dove Barn 2010, Group show – SuffolkMay 2010, Art in the Park, Group show –  Norfolk

July 2010, Group show – Group Eight, Norfolk

March 2011, Inspirations 2011 – Group show, Norwich

March 2011, Group Eight, HRW showroom, Fulham, London

June 2011, Group Eight, 18|21 Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk

October 2011, One man show – Wyken Vineyards, Suffolk

Michael Speller

Born 1958

Art Education and Qualifications
Chelsea School of Art         1996 – 2000
Olympic Artist with the BT ‘Art Of Sport’ National Exhibition

Work Medium
Contemporary Figurative Bronze

Personal Profile
After a successful career in business, Michael made a “change of life” decision to pursue his ambition to become a sculptor. He studied at Chelsea College of Fine Art and for the past fourteen years has been working from his studio close to Tate Modern in London. His work sells to private collectors around the world.

In his work Michael draws heavily from his own personal experiences, presenting his interpretation of the human condition. Our environment, our families, our neighbours, and the society we live in – all are interlinked and interdependent. As he explores the balance between conflicting forces and emotions, his work is visually striking and reflects a passion and enthusiasm for life.

Public Commissions
Michael’s work lends itself to the large scale hence he has been sought to undertake a number of private and public commissions including a 5 m tall bronze which stands as the centrepiece of a new London hospital unit in the borough of Newham and was unveiled by the Secretary of State for Health. Michael’s work can also be seen at the other end of the country – twelve works acquired by the Loch Lomond Golf Club in Scotland await discovery inside the exclusive grounds.

Increasingly his public work can be seen globally. One of his pieces swapped places with an Antony Gormley in the South of France. Another was shipped to the USA to stand outside a law school in Philadelphia. Six new sculptures now compliment a prestigious new development in Hong Kong. Large scale works have been created for a significant collector in the Middle East and a solo show is scheduled at a Mayfair gallery in the Autumn of this year.

Michael has just completed and installed ‘Momentum lll’ outside Millbank Tower in central London next door to Tate Britain and overlooking the Thames.

He is also currently working on a sculpture that will be on public display in Cape Town South Africa.

Carol Peace

Founder of the Bristol Drawing School and patron of RWA, Carol Peace is a figurative sculptor who could not work without drawing. The process of drawing, that intuitive response, is what she aims for in her work. ‘It’s all about trying to see, drawing enables that’.
Carol studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art and drawing at The Royal Drawing School. Four life-size bronzes were recently installed in Barbados; her work is collected in Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as the United States and Canada. Closer to home, she shows in Stockholm and Frankfurt, and has had solo shows in The Netherlands, France, Marbella, Athens and Zurich. At home she regularly shows at the Glyndebourne festival and with her gallery in London.
The sculptures are made in clay, which like charcoal is quick to make marks with, once finished it is cast into bronze, those fluid marks of the making are then fixed forever.
‘The work is about everyday life, in its minutia, the sheer fantastic-ness of it all.’

Maggi Hambling

1945 Born Sudbury, Suffolk Studied 1960 – With Lett Haines and Cedric Morris

1962– 64 Ipswich School of Art 1964 –67 Camberwell School of Art 1967– 69 Slade School of Fine Art

Awards

1969 Boise Travel Award, New York

1977 Arts Council Award

198081 First Artist in Residence, National Gallery, London

1995 Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield)

2005 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for Scallop

Exhibitions

1967 Paintings and Drawings, Hadleigh Gallery, Suffolk 1973 Paintings and Drawings, Morley Gallery, London 1977 New Oil Paintings, Warehouse Gallery, London 1981 Drawings and Paintings on View, National Gallery, London 1983 Pictures of Max Wall, National Portrait Gallery London and tour 1987 Maggi Hambling, Serpentine Gallery, London 1988 Maggi Hambling, Richard Demarco Gallery, Edinburgh, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr. Moments of the Sun, Arnolfini, Bristol and tour 1990 

New Paintings

1989-90, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London 1991 An Eye Through a Decade, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut1992 The Jemma Series, monotypes, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London 1993 Dragon Morning, Works in Clay, CCA Galleries, London 1993–94 Towards Laughter, Maggi Hambling, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and tour1995 Jerwood Painting Prize, Royal Academy of Scotland, Edinburgh, Royal Academy, London 1996 Sculpture in Bronze, Marlborough Fine Art London 1997 A Matter of Life and Death, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. A Statue for Oscar Wilde, National Portrait Gallery, London; Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1998 A Convesation with Oscar Wilde, unveiled Adelaide Street, London, facing Charing Cross Station 2000 Good Friday, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk2001 Good Friday, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Fine Art, London. Father, Morley Gallery, London 2003 The Very Special Brew Series, Sotheby’s, London. North Sea Paintings, Snape Maltings Concert Hall Gallery, Suffolk. Scallop, a sculpture to celebrate Benjamin Britten, unveiled Aldeburgh, Suffolk2004 Thorpeness Sluice and North Sea Waves, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk 2006 Portraits of People and the Sea, Marlborough Fine Art London 2007 No Straight Lines, Octagon Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Abbot Hall, Kendal Waves Breaking, Marlborough Graphics, London. Waves Breaking, Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne. Waves and Waterfalls, Abbot Hall, Kendal2008 Waves and Waterfalls, Marlborough Fine Art, London. Waterfalls and Slaughden Waves, Peter Pears Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. North Sea Waves, David Case Fine Art, Norfolk 2009 George always-portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and National Portrait Gallery, London. The Sea – paintings by LS Lowry and Maggi Hambling, The Lowry, Salford, Manchester 2010 Maggi Hambling: The Wave, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Maggi Hambling: New Sea Sculpture,

Paintings and Etchings

Marlborough Fine Art, London. The Brixton Heron, The Prince & Dex Building, London. 2012 You are the Sea, installation shown at SNAP 2012, Aldeburgh Festival. 2013 The Resurrection Spirit, unveiled at St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, East Sussex, UK. Wall of water, The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia. The Winchester Tapestries unveiled at Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, UK. War Requiem, installation shown at SNAP 2013, Aldeburgh Festival.

Vanessa Gardiner

Vanessa Gardiner was born in Oxford in 1960 and studied at the Central School of Art & Design, London.  Her work is held in both private and public collections, which include The British Academy London, The British School at Athens, Magdalen College Oxford, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, New Hall Cambridge, The Ballinglen Archive, Carlow Art Collection and Bournemouth  University.  She shows regularly at Thackeray Gallery, London, Quercus Gallery, Bath and Sladers Yard, Dorset.
As a landscape painter, Vanessa is captivated both by the beauty of the places on which her work is based and by the processes involved during the making of the pictures.  In a sense they go hand-in-hand: the immediacy of drawing directly from the seemingly haphazard natural subject matter with the careful selection and ordering of the compositions back in her studio. The  wild Atlantic coastline of North Cornwall has been a long-standing inspiration for her paintings and it is the particularly beautiful area around Boscastle which continues to captivate her.

Jitka Palmer

Jitka Palmer is Czech born, Bristol based artist.

She studied medicine and worked as an anatomist.

In 1985 she moved to Britain and studied ceramics at Croydon College of Art and Design.

She set up her first studio in London with the help of a Crafts Council Setting Up Grant.

After 20 years of working in clay Jitka started carving stone.

She loves the contrast between clay and stone and continues using both.

Her work is figurative, narrative and expressive.

She loves watching and sketching people and her sketchbooks are valuable source inspiration.

In this complicated world she draws on personal experiences to reflect the spontaneity of ordinary human life.  

Georgie Mason

Originally from Suffolk, London-based artist Georgie Mason specialises in semi-abstract landscape paintings. Usually beginning to paint from a certain point of a blank sheet of board and working outwards, Georgie’s ideas develop as she works. Her initial vision, taken from photographs or even just a memory itself, may be completely overridden as she continues to add marks. Though working mainly in oils, her passion for finding new and interesting textures has often led to her own experimentation with different media, such as splashing watercolours over oil, or scratching through oil to reveal acrylic below. To apply the paint she uses everything from brushes and palette knives to strips of cut cardboard kitchen cloths and her fingers.

Inspired by memories of her own travels, particularly in Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as places in England such as The Lake District, Suffolk and Cornwall, Georgie aims to capture the feeling of a place as she remembers it. Her main focus is for the painting to have its own personality and evoke an atmosphere, something that comes from her enjoyment of creating the work itself. She considers her best paintings to be the ones she has really enjoyed the process of making.

As well as taking regular commissions since her Art Foundation in 2010, Georgie has shown her work in exhibitions around the UK and internationally. These include The Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Foss Fine Art in Clapham, The Aldeburgh Gallery in Suffolk and The St. Edmundsbury Cathedral Gallery in Suffolk. She has been a finalist in the Drey Contemporary Art Prize, recently won the Young Artists’ Prize in the Bath Society of Artists Annual Exhibition and was shortlisted for the Royal Bath and West Society Scholarship.

 

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