I studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, as a conceptual sculptor, creating objects with a mechanised component, for example a bicycle with a hidden motor in the back wheel, turning it endlessly to cause the illusion of a never ending moment in time shortly after an accident. Another piece I created was a telephone receiver (this was before mobile devices) with the wire cut, lying on the ground making the sound of ‘heavy breathing’. Another was a remote controlled leg of lamb...
Since leaving Chelsea School of Art in 1984, I have spent most of the intervening years as a classical pianist and teacher. I had decided that conceptual sculpture was not a sustainable future for me.
However in 2017 I decided to pick up the paint brushes and explore the world of portraiture, landscape and still life painting. It has been wonderful to reconnect with my interest in visual art, and a great freedom to be able to show my work on the internet, away from the gallery format.
Influences include Alice Neel, whose works combine honesty with the fine line which can divide the abstract from the representational, the finished from the unfinished. Another artist whose work I admire is Euan Uglow, whose methodical precision lends an air of controlled passion, to use his own description. I am seeking to create something beyond the representational through the realisation of abstract design and colour relationships within the composition.
I am happy to accept commissions for portraits and landscapes, and I hope you will visit my website to see more of my work.
Oscar Francis is a London-based design studio founded in 2013 by Sarah Evans. Sarah is an architect turned artist who is known for creating architecturally inspired art prints and textiles. Oscar Francis’ distinctive work celebrates modernist architecture through the use of striking graphic prints, detailed pencil drawings and repeat patterns that re-imagine and reveal the character of these iconic buildings.
Sarah has taken on numerous creative commissions including an exclusive poster for the Tate Modern shop, designs for Milan-based London Art Wallpaper and the Modernist London poster book for Prestel UK Publishing House.
Teresa Song seeks to foster a new engagement with the culture of the DPRK, bringing to light the wealth of talent and diversity in the country’s art scene through a non-political lens. The Song family possess over 100 paintings from 13 of the most highly reputed artists in the DPRK, all of whom have earned accolades both in their native country and on an international platform. She hopes to attract a new audience for and highlight the artistic and cultural landscape of the DPRK. Through continued investment in regional artworks and in the planning of future events, the Song Family desires to achieve their long-term aim of bridging the gap between Europe and the DPRK. Please feel free to contact Teresa with regards to any of the paintings.
I am a self portrait Artist/ Photographer. I do shoot myself; in order to express an emotion, a feeling , a moment or simply if I am in the mood to create something new that would please my own eye.
I play with light and always experiment with different sources. Postures, shadows, curves are the core of my work. There is also nudity and semi nudity in my work.
I find inspiration in life, in my own experiences as a woman, lover and as a human being with a hidden side of beast now and then.
Specializing in oil painting of landscapes, still life and florals. I am honored to have studied under and will continue my mother's legacy, artist Margit Csanky Arvay. She began my training in my preteens and I have continued to paint and study throughout college and to present day.
In the past I preferred to paint and preserve moments such as photographs do, and usually worked from them. A flower reaching to the sun, the desert as it passes by and seen through the car windows while driving, and so on. At present I have been painting for sheer fun, and have just finished a tribute painting to the most beloved character R2D2 of Star Wars, just in time for the release of the newest movie. I am also working on a series of parodies involving gnomes. Here are a few paintings depicting those moments.
I am a landscape and seascape photographer, although I look for opportunities to develop my knowledge and skills in different styles and perspectives, including rivers, streams and flower based images, all of which I interact with abstract designs to create a variety of photos. I work in both colour and black and white to achieve maximum impact.
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An ardent nature lover, avid traveller & a passionate photographer. Co-owner of a technology driven company engaged in sustainable environment management practices. I'm a marketing graduate & a certified project manager. I started Photography few years back, what started as a weekend hobby has escalated in a strong passion. I learned my photography from Dr. Caesar's photography in 2013 and have been associated with Team DCP since. Secured Licentiateship from the Royal Photographic Society, UK in June 2016 and also, successfully completed Image analysis course from Photographic Society of America in Sept 2016.
I strongly feel nature & wildlife photography is not only about documenting the natural history moments but also about creating awareness & sensitivity towards conservation of environment & its biodiversity. Through my work, I wish to present an artistic impression, a visual stimulus for the viewers rather than simple photographic documentation of the subject.
"A keen student of photography, I’m still exploring the Art & love to experiment with new techniques" - Sarang Bhand
Embroidery is one of the most demanding, time-consuming and fiddly ways to put an image on canvas. Nonetheless, there lies my passion. First time I tried cross stitching, I was five years old, and it took me another ten years to figure that it is a pretty cool and yet quite mellow way to channel the love for my favourite musicians that influenced me over the years. From a Russian primary school across the world to an Australian university, my needle and thread always find a canvas.
Between my epic Depeche Mode embroidered poster (nearly 1m2 of tiny cross stitches in 45 colours that took 7 years to complete) and a half a dozen of tiny pixel art tributes to The Cure, Kraftwerk and Nick Cave, lies my personal favourite piece, my pride and joy - a posterised portrait of wonderfully gifted Alan Wilder, then member of Depeche Mode, as seen on the cover of November 1984 issue of International Musician and Recording World magazine. It took me more than a year to complete this canvas. The following description was kindly written by my closest and most supportive friend, Amber Bursens:
"This is a work that was born out of great passion, for cross-stitching as well as music. In it, you can feel the artist’s grand Love for Alan Wilder and what she does, for Love is a prominent feeling in all her works. When you look into the eyes, it’s like they are looking at you, depicting every feeling that was felt while making this work; therefore, it’s also as if she herself is looking at you. It’s a work that immediately captures the heart.
The secret is time: as always, the artist took her time stitching this work, on a big scale with much detail giving a result comparable with a photograph, and working on it on free moments, in many different moods. All of those moods have dripped into the embroidery through her fingertips. She used an accurate set of colours with prominent yellows, which are soothing to the eye.
Patience, Quality and Love are the keywords of this work: in that way, it is both a typical example of her embroideries and unique in its own way. A diary on cloth."
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In my studio I have a custom Conrad Monoprint Press on which to play, experiment, and create. Through relief printing I am able to make multiple images from one matrix, but while they might be similar they are each unique because each time I transfer the paint or ink to paper the results are distinct, not an exact replica. It takes skill and patience to create a monoprint as the artist is painting in reverse ﹘ a relief print is essentially mirror image to what is on the form or plate.
Techniques for transferring the painted image under pressure to the paper vary, which is another part of printmaking I really enjoy. It is possible to create different images by using techniques such as Collagraph, Collage, and hand painting as well as by altering the type, colour, and viscosity of the inks or Oils/Acrylic/Watercolor paints. I enjoy the challenge of creating beauty from so many possible variables and my love for colour is perhaps bordering on obsession. When I print editions I carefully choose from my collection of printmaking, handmade, and specialty papers that I have sourced from around the world. Each time that I pull the first print of any series it is like Christmas and I cannot wait to see what is under the press blankets. My work is always an original that cannot be duplicated with a paint brush.
Portfolio Website HERE
Mary Staffiere is a talented, emerging artist based in Yorkshire. She creates solid bronze sculpture capturing movement, character and essence of life in her work. She focuses on the natural form of animals. Here a wider range of her beautiful sculptures can be found on her website.
She can also be contacted via email at Marystaffieresculptures@outlook.com
Or on Twitter at
I am R B Robbins. My first name is Robert. I was born on July 20, 1965. I am self taught
artist. I have been doing this for twenty-eight years. I have a done two projects. One in
1992 with the Maine Special Olympics and the other in 2001 with the Bruce Marshall
Group-blues southern rock band.
I am originally from Maine. I was brought up and raised with three other siblings (two
older brothers and a younger sister) on the countryside in the Sebago Lake area of
Western Maine by my two wonderful parents Ann M and Robert B Robbins. I am no
relation to be a Jr because my middle name is different than my fathers. I lived in
Windham, Maine for Five years. In 1970, we moved to Bridgton, Maine I lived there for
the next 13 years, I went to elementary and junior high then onto High school. At that
time I graduated from high school, I lived in practically two houses, a winterized house
and a cottage. In the summers I grew up on a beach-lake called salmon point-long lake
Maine and did many or most activities, like water skiing tubing, boating, swimming,
snorkeling for golf balls, I had a great childhood life growing up and being one of the
luckiest one. During the years growing up at the beach, I also lived at the house on the
hill of salmon point or on the Kansas Road, Bridgton Maine. In June 1984, I finished my
secondary schooling at Lake Region, Naples, Maine there I received my diploma.
After I graduated from High School, I worked many years and went to school at
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. I received my four year
degree in Mechanical Engineering Design in 2006.
During this time I have been producing numerous originals on my spare time and went to
various art shows and festivals that I vendor at.
As Of today, I live in Sanford, Maine. I am an Alumni at Wentworth Institute of
I am continuing to strive to reach my goal as a successful well known artist by creating an audience using my spare time to draw and market.
ITS ARTISTIC APPROACH
« Fingertips, I animates matter, I leave footprints and unveils the world my memories. »
Since childhood, the artist was fascinated by cameras, color transparency acetates, color gradients, the shape of objects, illustrations, etc. Unknowingly, she followed his quest for understanding of space and its fittings. By studying interior design, art and graphic communication, the artist is given the chance to deepen his comments through the establishment in real space.
« During the few years as an independent graphic designer, I took advantage of the time available to unleash the creativity that drove me through photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. Meanwhile I joined cultural organizations to publicize my work and I had the pleasure of opening the door to the market through the galleries. It was a positive unveiling on my artistic development. Responsible for this discovery, I am committed to materialize my poetic impulses. »
Today, HERMINE attempts to define the elusive vitality that surrounds it. "I testify to the existence of the intangible feeling of living". Interaction with emotions, neutral face this empathetic power, the encounter with suffering and anxiety are all dimensions conveyed in his work.
« The materialization is transcribed through rhythm, balance masses and dispersions. In sculpture, I do not hesitate to pull off, amputate, split, uproot the material taking shape under my fingers. I let run smooth edges of géométrisant forms, recalling the caresses of a loving mother. In painting, the structure varies and merges the subject or emotion that emerges. The fluidity of the transparencies of color, monochrome gradients are present through the textures. »
HERMINE wished to image, to transfer, to materialize this own sensitivity to our species. "I try to inspire the public. Says one who hopes to be calm itself by contemplation. I believe we can bring energy, peace and compassion through my colors, my forms and my textures. "
Artist's sensibility comes alive and is combined with that of others. "Together we put the light on the impalpable, the unnamed present in all of us."What a great way to free the Rams !"
Sarah studied art and history of art for A Level and started a art foundation course which was not completed.
Sarah's work can be found on her website
Sarah can also be contacted via her website
or on her Twitter
'I spent most of my working life as a PA at Director level in publishing.
I currently work as the Secretary of the NW London Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association http://www.mndassociation.org/northwestlondon and I’m a Board Member of Movement for Hope http://www.movementforhope.org/. I also run the not for profit Eyegazeartists website http://eyegazeartists.com/. These are all unpaid, voluntary positions.
I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease/ALS in April 2000, whilst pregnant with my second child. I became severely disabled and started to use assistive technology in 2005. When I lost the use of my hands, soon after diagnosis, I thought that I would never create anything again. I started to create my artwork in February 2012 with a Tobii PCEye eyegaze computer http://www.tobii.com/sarahezekiel. A infrared bar picks up my eye movements and I can control the mouse with my eyes. I use Revelation Natural Art software and various online programs for backgrounds and other enhancements.
I’m inspired by nature and artists such as Modigliani, Klimt and Matisse.'
September 2012 – Walthamstow Library, London, as part of the E17 Art Trail.
November 2012 – Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1.
November 2012 – Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey.
February 2013 – Mada Centre, Doha, Qatar.
April 2013 - National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, WC1
August 2013 – Penny Fielding Interiors, E17 Summer Show, London.
September 2013 – Lumen Online Gallery http://lumenprize.com/gallery
November 2013 – March 2014 – Nesta, 1 Plough Place, London EC4A 1DE.
Hakim Boulouiz is a Professional Photographer and Expert in Urban aesthetics. He is a big lover of cities, fascinated by order and disorder. He is looking to tell stories around poetry, mystery and emotion by using all the layers involveding the construction of Urban Drama. After receiving a diploma in Architecture, a diploma in Filmmaking, he completed a PhD at the University of Geneva analyzing the interaction between urban modernity and the art of short film. Today he is active in street photography around the world. He currently lives and works in Geneva. One of his major street projects is called Wax Dolls : Cities are growing day after day. Life is being transformed and accelerated in the middle of modernity. In this context, the urban body is vibrating and experimenting with new adventures. It sneaks between advertising, windows, showcases, prints, colors, shadows, and lights. The urban body is reflected and conditioned through architecture. It becomes an object that looks like a wax doll:
With my concept, I wanted to stop on this fake figure of the humain being by the photographic act. My vision doesn’t show smooth postcard pictures, because for me the image of a contemporary city has become a puzzle game.
Shazia spends a great deal of her time on location, sketching and taking photographs of the landscape that inspires her.
Shazia uses a variety of tools, brushes, sponges, palette knives etc. to create an image that is organic and unplanned. Chance and random interference are essential elements of the creative process for her.
Shazia graduated with an M.A in Fine Art Painting from Winchester School of Art in 1997. This included studying at their studio base in Barcelona for nine months. She completed her B.A. Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of Creative Arts, Farnham. She is a full time artist and lives and works on the Sussex coast.
I paint the West Coast of Scotland and have done for 23 years, it never fails to inspire me. I am always silenced and stunned by Scotlands landscape.
Steve R Lawson is an artist, designer and photographer based in York. He works in many mediums, chiefly paint, clay and ink, but also works with digital imagery. Dependent on the medium, Steve's art produces its own unique feel, from dark surrealism to realism.
To find more of Steve's work visit his website at
He can also be found on Twitter at
Ciara Belt is a Photographer Based in Yorkshire. She produces original pieces of surrealist photography. Her quirky art style produces a very clever and fresh glance on a rapidly developing photography scene.
She can be found on Twitter at
or directly via email at
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