Aaminah Snowdon was born in 1990 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire and is a self-taught artist. Her avid interest in art started at the age of 7 when she won a school competition by painting a rather surreal whale blowing out multi-coloured water spouts.
In 2012, after earning herself a 1st class honours degree in Ancient History at The University of Birmingham, she decided to pursue a career in art, with a focus on developing her own unique style that would combine her interests: animals, humour, eccentricity, bold colours and energy.
Aaminah’s artwork revolves exclusively around British wildlife, farm animals and pets. Working on watercolour paper using acrylic paints, Aaminah paints using lively and spontaneous brushstrokes with bold, vibrant colours to impress the quirkiness, movement and character of her subjects into the painting. She completes each painting with its own witty and fun title.
At Primrose Gallery, we stock a number of her limited edition prints.
Alan Furneaux was born in London in 1953. Artists such as Frost, Hitchens, Nicholson, Matisse, Klee, Picasso, Braque, to name but a few, were all early influences of his art. However, at the age of 14, he was greatly influenced by the English painter, Patrick Heron, for his simple and direct approach. Alan left Secondary Modern School at 17 and went to Reigate School of Art for two years, although he did not make art his career until much later.
In 1985, Alan Furneaux moved to Brighton, finding rooms near George Hann’s studio. George (who was his grandfather) was an established artist and the two men formed a mutual friendship based on discussions about Jack Kerouac, George’s life as a painter, and art in general.
Alan Smith was Head of Advertising and Graphic Design at Newcastle School of Art, before becoming a full-time artist. Although interested in a variety of subjects such as landscape, still life and the human form, it is his fascination with 'street life' and the urban landscape that remains a major focal point. Crowded streets, markets, people shopping or just "strutting their stuff" appeals to Alan's sense of humour and it's here that he finds constant inspiration from the subjects.
In the past Alan tended to keep mediums separate (and sometimes still does), but recently he has taken to working in a mixed media, which seems to have brought out stronger drawing in his work - a nod back to his visualising days with magic markers in advertising, when strong line work was a feature of his commercial style.
We have over 150 of Alison Read's etchings and linocuts in stock. Please call and ask if you cannot see what you are looking for.
Alison specialises in handmade original prints in a variety of methods: Screenprints, Etchings/Aquatint and Linocuts. The focus is on animal characters with a dose of humour, brought alive by her enviable skill in her printmaking craft.
In the main, Alison is a known as a printmaker, although she has had commissions in bronze. Studying at Newcastle University, she completed her BA (Hons) in Fine Art and whilst studying was one of several Northern graduates chosen to exhibit in the Royal College of Art.
"I chose printmaking as my medium as soon as I was allowed in the print room during my time at Newcastle University, where I studied for my first degree in Fine Art. My degree led me to Lincoln University where I spent the next nine years in my ideal job running the Printmaking Workshop."
Ashraf Hanna is surely the UK’s most highly respected, and collected ceramic artists, and a featured artist at Primrose Gallery since 2003. Born in Egypt and now resident in west Wales, Hanna’s work is concerned with achieving the balance of creating ceramics which are inextricably linked to the forms and techniques of the ancient world. Yet they are utterly contemporary in their personality.
He says, “I am always excited by the prospects of the interaction between the precision of my designs and the spontaneity of the fire. The technique of burnished smoke-fired ceramics poses many challenges; it is seemingly simple yet one that is quite laborious and often fraught with difficulties. One can never take the results for granted since a successful piece is essentially the result of a collaboration between design and chance, precision and spontaneity, artist and elements – for it is the flames which ultimately breath life into the work.”
After 10 years of making and exhibiting, in 2009, Ashraf Hanna decided that it was important to take time out of that continuous cycle to allow space for new ideas to develop. The body of work that was conceived during his MA at the Royal College of Art is concerned with exploring how scale, colour, texture and material inform our perception and understanding of form. The resulting work is more sculptural, and often more vibrant in colour than his more traditional Raku pieces from the earlier years.
Oxford-based sculptor Beatrice Hoffman creates stylised sculptures of heads, figures and abstract forms in bronze or bronze resin. With her sculptures, Beatrice wants to achieve a certain degree of simplicity and abstraction.
She says, "Beauty to me is simplicity, clarity, concentration and must extend beyond decorative prettiness. Beauty is to be able to hold contradictions, tensions and ambivalence – it is a balance kept despite conflict. I am fascinated by 'strong form'. With both figurative and abstract sculptures, I search for a sense of fullness contrasted with negative shapes; sharp angles between surfaces, juxtaposed with smoothness.”
Becky Blair’s lively and eclectic style, combined with her vivid use of colour and dream-like reflections, has seen her highly-sought-after work sold through exhibitions and private commissions internationally.
Her paintings evolve through a complex layering of glazes, textures, drawing and printing. Her compositions are formed from pools of overlapping colour and the use of negative space, adding and taking away elements to create a surface that has its own history.
Known as an artist who sees the beauty in things which may otherwise seem ordinary, she draws inspiration from the everyday, as well as her travels through India, Australia and Europe.
In 2013 Becky won 'Best Selling Published Artist' at the Art and Framing Industry Awards. Becky has developed her own immediate response to a technique developed by the abstract artist Jackson Pollock, whilst studying his process at university. "His unique style has inspired me to produce a fluid, energetic, representational reaction to his work," she says. Working mainly in acrylic paint, ink or domestic emulsion paint, Becky works directly from the tube or paint pot using a stick or tube to flick and direct the paint from a standing position over the paper or canvas. “With my work I am interested in expressing an impression of the subject matter, its stature, energy, and essence."
Carole has always been fascinated by the natural world. As a textile artist she combines drawings, thoughts and stitches to record and respond to the essence of it. The work she produces is quiet but with an inner energy that aims to engage and draw the viewer in, to notice things they may have overlooked.
Carole starts with walking and recording with quick sketches and photographs, usually her pockets are full of collected material and her mind is spinning with words and songs. Back in the studio she finds it a thrill to begin revealing the essence of her research. Energetic drawings are worked alongside monoprints and stitch samples. Stitching and constructing on paper enables her to combine all these different processes. The mark making and construction of the work is as joyful to her as the initial excitements she experiences in the ‘field’.
David Hockney OM, CH, RA (born 9 July 1937) is an English painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Hockney has a home and studio in Kensington, London and two residences in California, where he has lived on and off for over 30 years: one in Nichols Canyon, Los Angeles, and an office and archives on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
The artist Debbie Boon is a British born painter whose work focuses principally on capturing animals in a her own distinctive style. She paints professionally nowadays, having worked previously as an illustrator for children's books. Working on canvas, Boon uses heavy bodied acrylics and glazes, working quickly at the initial stage to block in the main elements of the composition. Then she applies layers of paint to create texture, and an energy and vibrancy which reflects the ‘joie de vivre’ she feels when faced with a subject that captures her imagination. Her work graces the walls of numerous boutique hotels, including Michael Caine's signature restaurant in the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter. Her limited edition signed prints are collectible and affordable, and her original paintings are now very highly sought after. Each print is superbly mounted and limited to an edition size of just 250.
Ed Robinson’s bold and vibrant media compositions are a blend of printed letters, watercolours, acrylics and oils - a style he first experimented with 35 years ago when he was still a student. He works with a fairly light palette, but increasingly is becoming emboldened and, through the mixed media, his paintings explore both light and texture. After completing a graphic design and illustration course at Great Yarmouth School of Art (now Norwich School of Art), he moved to London working for the leading design and advertising agencies. Here he obtained several national and international design awards and became a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers. Today, his work can be found in some of the UK’s most prestigious galleries and in private collections in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Born in Valencia in 1958, Francisco Santana graduated from the Superior Fine Arts School in Valencia and immediately became a full time artist. His work is exhibited all over the world.
His large scale canvases, ostensibly of boats moored in shallow waters have won him numerous prizes. He is a true manipulator of colour, using a wide spectrum of blues, creating a powerful sense of light which is enhanced by his broad and vigorous brushstrokes.
The light and movement in the water is key to the impact and appeal of these nautical works. Although from a close viewing they appear painterly or loosely composed, from a distance this diffused softness coalesces into strong linear images.
Guy is a successful international artist, having been exhibited in Dubai, New York and London, and has his work in private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Born in 1987, he discovered his passion for print making during his time in Paris studying at the École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-Arts in 2010, when he became particularly fascinated with the traditional etching process. Following his graduation from Central Saint Martins School of Art in 2011, Guy moved back to Norfolk for 18 months, from where he still finds his inspiration while now living and working in London.
In 2012 he trained as an assistant print maker under Mary Dalton and Stanley Jones at Curwen Studios, Cambridge, and in 2013 and 2014 Guy had one of his etchings selected to be exhibited in the prestigious Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London.
Guy is represented by Grandy Art and is working as a full time artist in London, he spends the majority of his time in his studio in Peckham or when he is printing at Artichoke Printmaking Studios in London.
After a successful first solo exhibition in London with Grandy Art, Guy had a inspiring response from his horse studies, this year Guy is focusing on the horse as a subject matter.
Born in 1963 and educated in Scotland, Jacqueline Stanhope has been painting and selling horse portraits in oils since childhood. By the age of fourteen she had already executed her first commission, a portrait of legendary race horse Nijinsky.
Established as one of the finest equine and canine artists, Jacqueline’s artwork can be found in collections the world over.
For the Fine Art Trade Guild exhibition she prepared a beautifully observed oil painting of her own greyhound asleep. Both striking and gentle, this lovely portrait is typical of the 'close-up-and-personal' style that is the Stanhope trademark.
Jane was born and still lives in Northampton. A qualified nurse by profession, but now using her self taught skills to produce very fine pen and ink drawings, featuring trees with a fantasy element.
Each drawing is full of character, intricate detail and whimsy. Jane has a great fascination for trees and her work is inspired by trees in their natural settings. She describes herself as a ‘Tree Gazer’ and enjoys finding face shapes and patterns amongst the branches and bark, which she encapsulates with her drawings. Her over exaggeration of these elements captures the onlooker to do a little tree gazing themselves. Old trees can spark emotive memories of a time and place – taking you back to dreamy days of childhood.
"You could never make a tree more interesting or beautiful than nature intended," she says, "I just enjoy adding a mix of my imagination and a lot of inky quirkiness."
She also has a soft spot for snails and you will find the comical creatures hidden or in all their glory in several of her drawings.
Jane draws using fine pen and ink in a watercolour wash. Her recent drawings include a mixed media approach with pastels, graphite and inktense pencils. Always finished off with a sprinkle of stardust. It’s all in the detail.
Jenni works full time from her studio in Norwich and, with a degree in Illustration from Loughborough University, Jenni is creating work that causes a stir. Instantly recognisable thanks to its dreamlike qualities, her light, harmonious brushstrokes, deep colours and distortion of scale work to create intimate worlds where people are little more than a centimetre high.
Dominated by beautiful creatures and motifs or the landscape itself, the figures are full of movement and emotion. They are fun, gentle and never alone, often accompanied by a little dog.
Having never lost the sense of wonder and discovery you have as a child, Jenni’s works come about by working in a reportage style. Venturing out, sketchbook in hand, she draws real people and situations filtering them through her imaginings and daydreams, ending up with images that suggest there is something much bigger ‘out there’ than our perceived reality.
Born in 1941 in Valencia, Spain, Jose Royo showed artistic ability at an early age. At the age of nine, his father, a prominent physician and avid art enthusiast, employed private tutors to instruct Royo in drawing, painting, and sculpture. As a young teenager, he studied at the San Carlos Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Valencia. Upon turning 18, Royo continued his artistic studies privately with Aldolfo Ferrer Amblat, Chairman of Art Studies at the San Carlos Academy. He also visited the major museums in Europe at this time to study the famous masters-Velasquez, Goya, Renoir, Monet, and Sorolla among others.
During the mid 60s and early 70s, Royo was involved in creating theatre sets and doing graphic illustration and restoration work. He also participated in prestigious competitions gaining major distinctions. In 1968 he began to exhibit in Spain, specifically Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona. With positive reception of his works in Madrid, Royo received commissions to paint the royal portraits of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. He received subsequent commissions to paint prominent political and society figures.
Impressive parallels can also be drawn between Royo's work and that of the Spanish master, Joaquin Sorolla. Both were born in Valencia, both were classically trained, both 'matured' into styles of painting capturing the dramatic visual essence of their homeland - Valencia and the Mediterranean Sea.
Ken Howard RA OBE studied at Hornsey School of Art from 1949 to 1953. He then did his National Service with the Royal Marines before returning to study at the Royal College of Art from 1955 to 1958. He went on to win a British Council Scholarship to Florence from 1958 to 1959.
Howard’s first solo show was held at the Plymouth Art Centre in 1955. Subsequent exhibitions were held in 1966 and 1968 at the John Whibley Gallery. From then on he exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, particularly with the New Grafton Gallery from the early 1970s. He was given a retrospective in 1972 at the Plymouth City Art Gallery and in 1973 and 1979 was appointed by the Imperial War Museum as official artist in Northern Ireland. He also worked with the British Army in Germany, Cyprus, Oman, Hong Kong, Nepal, Norway, Canada, Belize and Brunei from 1973 to 1982.
He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1962, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1966, the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1979, the Royal West of England Academy 1981, Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1988, Royal Academician in 1991 and President of the New English Art Club in 1998. Among his numerous awards are First Prize in the Lord Mayor’s Art Award in 1966, a Prize Winner in the John Moores Exhibition, Liverpool in 1978, first prize in the Hunting Group Awards and the Critics Prize at Sparkasse Karlsruhe in 1985. Ken now lives and works in London.
Lucy Pittaway studied Art and Design at college, before taking a place at Northumbria University to read Graphic Design where she developed her skills in digital art, photography and mixed media.
After graduating, Lucy took a gap year and ran her own business in creative crafts, before pursuing a career in graphic design. After two years as a graphic designer she was offered a teaching role at the college where she had previously studied - she claims to have learnt as much during that period as she did whilst she was a student!
Like many teachers she was given generous holidays and spent as much of that time as possible drawing and creating canvases that were sold to various clientele in the UK and Europe.
As time progressed, Lucy came to the conclusion that she enjoyed creating her own paintings and drawings far more than teaching, so gave up teaching to pursue her lifetime passion to become an artist.
Lynn Muir trained as an illustrator at Colchester School of Art. The first part of her career was spent in East Anglia as a designer of theatre and retail props. This was where she first started to use wood. In 1986-7, after moving to Cornwall, she established a workshop overlooking the Atlantic ocean - an ideal location for collecting the driftwood she uses to craft figurines with. She uses saws and sanders to carve the figures and each piece evolves as it is made with ideas and inspiration suggested by the wood itself.
Lynn received 'Toymaker of the Year' award in 1994 and is on the Crafts Council selected list of makers.
Manuel Higueras is world famous for his 'hyperrealist' style. Born in Malaga, Spain, in 1973, he began painting at the age of 6 years, and attended Malaga’s Fine Art School. His first exhibition was in 1994, when he was only 21 years old. This exhibition travelled to a number of cities around Spain with great success.
Higueras’ paintings are termed hyper-realism or magical realism as they are painted with an almost photo-real take on the subject, using vibrant colours and strong compositions. He has a preference for still-life, or equestrian subjects owing to his love of horses.
Throughout his career Higueras has won many competitions at national and international level, and held numerous exhibitions in several countries.
Higueras’ paintings can be found is most National Art Exhibitions as well as corporate and private collections worldwide.
Mark Smith makes quirky pieces out of driftwood and ceramic, each piece inspired by his love of the seaside.
He says, "All my work draws inspiration from the sea, and each piece has its own story to tell. When I produce a piece it becomes a narrative, the tale of a journey. Objects discovered on the shoreline find themselves becoming part of the story ... I use a variety of decoration techniques as my ideas continue to flow and move on to create different avenues and new approaches. Ships, boats, and wrecks are the main fabric of the work ... patched together to produce a variety of forms that look as though they have sailed the Seven Seas.”
Martin was born in 1954 and studied at the Ealing School of Arts, Wimbledon School of Art and Goldsmith’s College. A highly acclaimed artist, Martin’s aptitude has been recognised through various prizes awarded to him, including the Chris Beetles Awards at the RWS, and the Jeffrey Archer award. His work has been shown at the Royal Academy, and exhibited and collected nationally and internationally, highlighting its universal appeal.
Martin is a true lover of nature. Every detail is a constant source of inspiration. He achieves his highly detailed, naturalistic style by totally immersing himself in the subject, painting ‘en plein air’ or during inclement weather from the back of his Land Rover. His studio is a converted barn in the rolling countryside in Northamptonshire. Gracing many fine collections and found only in the best galleries, Martin is a true modern master painter.
Nel has exhibited at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham, the Albert Docks in Liverpool and has had many sell out, one woman shows. She has been selected to exhibit at Chelsea Flower Show for the last five years, winning two awards for her stand. She has a loyal following with many private collectors worldwide. Her work has been collected by celebrities such as Zoe Ball, Richard and Judy, Gary Neville and David Gower.
She seeks to constantly explore mediums and their ability to convey emotion. Her work is varied and encapsulates her interest in expressionist painting. From landscapes to evocative abstracts she continues to seek new ways of working.
Paul Evans is one of our most successful landscape painters at work in Britain today. His unique and original style has evolved over an artistic career of 45 years and reflects his infectious joy at recording and learning from nature.
Born and raised in rural Sussex, Paul developed a passion for nature at an early age, learning a great deal about the countryside from his grandparents who worked on the land. He had an insatiable appetite to learn all there was to know about our birds, butterflies and plants in the countryside.
Pauline Wood recently completed a Printmaking Fellowship at the University of Northampton, under Catriona Leahy and Lisa Chappell. She is currently working from and establishing Intercession Studio and Gallery for Printmaking in Northampton.
Ever since Rozanne first picked up a paint brush with her mother as a little girl, the compulsion to paint has dominated her life. She knows that the extraordinary colours, light and contrasts of Zimbabwe, where she grew up and had to leave twelve years ago, are to blame. Art became and has ever been her friend, supporting her children and Rozanne throughout.
Starting with exhibitions of animals and flowers at the age of sixteen, she has expanded her repertoire to include landscapes and country scenes, harbours, twilight and moon light scenes, and even space and galaxy paintings.
Ever conscious of those who like and buy her work, and delivering true value to them, Rozanne has not succumbed to the temptations of limited editions or mass market prints. Each picture she paints is an original with no painting being the same as another.
Born in June 1964, Sam's earliest ambition, amongst others, was to work in a post office; luckily for art lovers after inspired tutelage at Liverpool Community College, Sam decided to ‘give it a go’ with her pictures.
Sam has now been ‘giving it a go’ for over 13 years working in a range of media including pencil, oil pastels and coloured inks, using a range of techniques including scraffito, ink washes and her own fingers and thumbs technique.
Her collection of quirky, fun and beautifully composed limited edition prints features Sam's now infamous characters, ‘The Mustards’ : Ernest Hemingway Mustard, his dear lady wife Violet and a host of eccentric animals.
Using her own idiomatic techniques, Sam depicts a seaside world of faded ice-cream colours where the breeze is always blowing and life is utterly delicious.
Sotis Filippides spent childhood summers in the family’s house beside the sea in Greece. The shapes and colours of pebbles and shells, and the textures of the rocks and driftwood left a deep imprint in his memory, and they can all be found in his latest work.
Stephen was born in Surrey in 1964. As a child, Stephen combined an enthusiasm for horses with a love of drawing. He soon displayed a natural artistic ability which led him to produce equestrian and countryside paintings, using a variety of medium. Since moving to Sussex, around 20 years ago, Stephen has concentrated on landscapes and English country scenes. These capture the subtle changes of light and shade throughout the seasons.
His paintings have been exhibited at the Royal Society of Equestrian Artists and at various exhibitions around England. Today, Stephen’s work is found in the best galleries across the UK and USA, and in many private collections.
Stuart Akroyd has been making glass for over 25 years. His glassmaking career began in the North East and in 1991 he set up Stuart Akroyd Glass Designs where his creativity flourished. In 1999, Neues Glas Review selected one of Stuart's one-off forms in their 100 best pieces of glass made in the world that year.
Stuart moved to Nottingham in 2000 and expanded his studio to give his professional development a new direction. His adaptation of traditional Venetian techniques expanded the physical possibilities of how the glass could be worked and led to a whole new range of designs.
As an artist, he has always found inspiration from nature; his use of vibrant colours and rhythmic patterns echo the flora and fauna of the ocean. Recognised nationally and internationally as an accomplished designer/maker and sought after for commissions and collections, both public and private, we are delighted to include Stuart's works in our gallery.
Terry Grundy born in Bolton in 1956 and discovered his passion for art at an early age, although remained an amateur artist whilst pursuing a career in engineering. In the 1980s, Terry's passion for art was reignited by the beauty of the English countryside, sweeping valley landscapes and rivers. One of the pleasures of owning a Terry Grundy painting is that it becomes an integral part of your home. His meticulous attention to detail and natural colours, as well as the extraordinary depth of view in his paintings, gives a feeling of standing at a window looking out at the countryside.
Terry has found great success as one of Britain's top landscape artists. He has a well-established national following with prestigious galleries and individuals seeking his work. The Earl of Carnarvon recently commissioned Terry to paint a view of Highclere Castle and grounds. Highclere Castle was the primary filming location for the Tv series 'Downton Abbey'.
Tim Andrews has gained an International reputation for his distinctive smoke-fired and raku ceramics. He makes individual Raku work – black and white with linear decoration or burnished muted coloured slips. The pieces are usually thrown, although some new work is hand built.
Tim trained as studio apprentice to David Leach, from 1978—79, followed by two years at Dartington Pottery Training Workshop. From 1981—82 he was employed by Dartington Pottery to decorate one-off pieces and to train students in decorating techniques. He also taught adult evening classes and ran childrens’ workshops from his own studio, which he set up with the aid of a grant from the Crafts Council.
In 1983, he moved from Exeter to South Tawton Pottery where he set up and ran International Ceramics Summer Schools with students from all over the world. He did this until 1986 when he moved to Bovey Tracey to share a workshop with David Leach. In 1993, he set up his own workshop in Woodbury, East Devon.
Between 1994—95 he lectured part-time at Exeter College and was a guest lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and Design. He has lectured in Advanced Raku in Italy and in Denmark.
Tim Andrews’ works have been exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK and abroad, including: China, India, USA, Japan, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Belgium and Sweden.
His works are in many public and private collections including: Stoke on Trent and Liverpool Museums, Ashmolean Museum, St John’s College – Oxford, Donna Karan – New York, Lord Chancellor Lord Irving, Imerys, The Royal Bank of Scotland (2006), Abromavich Collection, Coutts Bank and Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
He is the recipient of several awards, including Hitec-Lotec Award (1999 and 2000), and as well as being featured in many books and publications on ceramics, he is the author of the best seller ‘Raku’, published in 2005 by A&C Black.
Tim also writes for Ceramic Art and Perception and Ceramic Review and regularly curates exhibitions. He is a Fellow of the Craft Potters Association (CPA), a Member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and Honourary President of the West Country Potters Association.
Having recently spent several weeks in China and Israel absorbing the diverse cultures, and of course, trying weird and wonderful food, Tim has returned to his studio full of new inspirations and is now making works inspired by such things as Chinese shards and saggars. His other recent to trip to Australia has also inspired him with new glazes and textures and a refreshed view on the ceramic scene around the world.
The upcoming adventure to Japan will perhaps allow him time to more deeply understand the roots of this ancient Raku technique. It may almost feel like he is going home, to the place he has studied and heard so much about.
Vanessa is known for her luxurious ceramic collections that merge deftly constructed earthenware clay with graphic textile prints, traditional enamel decals and shimmering metallic lustre. She graduated from Bath Spa University in 2004 with first class honours and now exhibits in galleries across the UK and further afield. Vanessa is also the proprietor of the Pottery Parlour, which provides the general public with the opportunity to play with clay.
“My designs are hand crafted by master potter Anna, assisted by apprentices Hannah and Fynn, and I closely oversee the production process every step of the way. Each piece is made from earthenware clay that is rolled many times and imprinted with vintage lace and fabrics, sometimes embellished with layers of paint, mono print, enamel transfers and lashings of gold lustre and mother of pearl."
The collections can be used with an air of indulgent luxury, or simply treasured as heirlooms, admired for their quaint nostalgia and unique elegance.
Vikki is a glass artist originally from Yorkshire and now based in Milton Keynes. She began working with glass in 2011 and her inspiration comes from colour, light and movement in nature. She produces solid shaped pieces working with the refractive and reflective qualities of glass, as well as the incidental products of the process.
Born in Khabarovsk, Russia, Vladimir began painting at the age of three and his talent would be noted repeatedly throughout his adolescence. After attending art school and having served in the army, Vladimir was admitted to teh Lvov Polygraphic Institute in the former Soviet Union.
Beginning in 1984, Vladimir began winning a number of international competitions for poster art. He moved to Moscow in 1988 and before long his career in commercial art was blooming - notable Russian publishing houses sought his talents commissioning him to design posters and CD and cassette covers for music groups. While working with these publishing houses, he continued to paint and exhibit his work.
In 1990 Vladimir began travelling to Europe, where he earned his living painting portraits on the streets of Barcelona, Berlin, Vienna and other European cities. This enabled him to further hone his skills as a painter depicting the human form. Over the last two decades, his art has evolved into the striking figurative work he creates today. His vibrant colour palette and bold strokes coalesce to create evocative images that possess a timeless sensibility.
In February 2004, he signed a long-term contract with American publishing house Soho Editions.
Rebecca Vincent likes to bring nature, light and joy into your home with her expressive, colourful landscape art. Based in Northumberland, she draws upon memories and impressions of the English landscape to transform what she sees to bring you the essence of what we love about the world around us. Each element of the land – fields, hills, trees, flowers and coast – finds its ideal form and place within her pictures.
Of printmaking she says, “All the traditional printmaking methods have their own unique qualities and I love them all. It's the crisp precision of the mark and the even way the colour is pressed onto the paper. There are so many unique marks and interesting layers that would be impossible to achieve in any other medium. There's an elegance about the printed mark: if you look really closely at a handmade print, the detail appears even more incisive close up, akin to marks you might find in nature."
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At Primrose Gallery in Thrapston in Northamptonshire, we have an extremely talented portfolio of artists who produce exciting, original and innovative work in a number of fields. We have vibrant colourists, painters and printmakers, sculptors, jewellery makers, ceramicists and specialists in glassmaking – all extremely skilled and recognised for their fine work. We also offer a full picture framing, picture cleaning and restoration service. Why not pop in and see us soon?
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