J B Lowe
39 Kings Hill Ave
Oxford educated, I worked as a book illustrator for many years before returning to painting.
My work is created by the liberal application and removal of paint in horizontal and vertical planes. Each successive stroke draws a veil across the previous layer of paint like a curtain, playing with the notion of presence and absence. I delight in the pure randomness produced by the effects of repeated application of paint.
I begin with an idea of the look and feel of the finished canvas; however this can change with each application of paint. I can consider the painting finished at any point in this process as I instinctively know when I have achieved the look and mood I want.
Each canvas is my work from start to finish; from assembling the frame to the careful packaging of the completed work. I am happy to personally deliver any painting purchased for installation in the UK.
I am excited to currently be in discussion with The Gallery, Yr Oriel, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales to produce an exclusive collection of paintings for them.
My paintings can be purchased via the following websites: saatchiart.com, artfinder.com, art2arts.co.uk or directly from myself.
1 Tower View & Control Tower
Graduating in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in Art Education Studies from The University of Wales, Melissa embarked on a successful full time career working with her chosen medium of sculpture made predominantly using traditional forging techniques. In 2007 Melissa was awarded a prestigious 'Bronze Medal' from The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths in recognition of the blacksmithing skills seen in her public and private work and the successful forging-in-schools projects. This makes Melissa a Fellow of The Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and she is now regarded as a Master Blacksmith.
Trained as a traditional blacksmith by her father Hector Cole MBE FWCB, Melissa started making bespoke domestic iron work for private homes and hotels; curtain poles, window furniture, lighting, gates and railings are still made to order.
Following the success of Chippenham Community Art Project which Melissa devised and raised funds for, she was commissioned by Dolby Laboratories Inc. to create a large projecting wall sculpture for their European H.Q. in Wootton Bassett. This important commission enabled Melissa to develop her sculpture
Specializing in giving young people the opportunity to create their own work on the forge, she has visited over 35 school and community groups across the south of England. Various projects that Melissa has worked on have been funded by Arts Council England including equipment funding. Schools projects funded by The National Lottery, Barclays New Futures, The Ironmongers Company and The Golsoncott Foundation.
Moving to her forge on the edge of Savernake Forest near Marlborough in 2001, Melissa was awarded a Setting Up Grant from ACE Southern Arts. Subsequently she developed the Puthall Park Sculpture Show a major event for anyone wishing to experience or buy contemporary outdoor sculpture. Featuring a wide range of large-scale sculptures and installations in an outdoor setting, the exhibition includes over 100 pieces by 40 professional and developing artists working in a variety of media
Rebecca Cole-Coker has designed for the international textile industry since 1987. A talented artist in her own right, Rebecca Cole-Coker has developed a design portfolio which has led to commissions from prestigious clients worldwide including: Sanderson, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis, Imperial Wallcoverings, Ralph Lauren and Sheridan.
As design director of Rebecca Cole International Ltd, Rebecca developed a successful portfolio of freelance designers, and has worked on numerous projects throughout the home furnishing industry, in trend and market research, design and colour forecasting and design development. Since 2006 Rebecca has based her creative life between London and France where she has successfully established her reputation as a fine artist specialising in plant forms.
Rebecca is available to commission for both textile designs and drawings
6 Alexander Grove
Born in England in 1973, he studied painting at Kingston University from 1994 to 1997.
Adam has exhibited regularly in London, the South East, as well as Asia.
He was included in The Royal Academy, Summer Exhibition 2005 and has shown yearly at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair since 2007. In 2011 he won Surrey Artist of the Year and in 2012 and 2013 he exhibited at The Korean International Art Fair in Seoul where he was one of the highest selling artists. In London he has also exhibited at Sheridan Russell Gallery, Medici Gallery and more recently at Flowers Gallery, Cork St in their yearly show ‘Small is Beautiful’.
"Painting is something that rules my everyday existence. An inescapably compulsive urge to work results in the marrying of the mundane and the domestic with dreams and images of the unattainable and the beautiful. Meditative detail-work lies on layers of thrown and trickled paint - a first chaos which is drawn into a cohesion by time-eked care and precision, hopefully resulting in a faint hum of both tension and mutual harmony between the two.
The overall result is a minutely hand-crafted pop art infused with a mysticism that works across planes, layers and unexpected depths and axes. Often, the familiar and the domestic verge on becoming objects of unknown power and meaning, with work that revels in processes and thrives on unthinking at itself and its audience".
17 Kings Hill Ave
My watercolours are large and bold. There are no sketches or fixed ideas. Subjects range from floral interpretation, to abstracts and still life, with colour the motivator. I have not been influenced by any one particular painter, but I am drawn to artists known for their use of colour like Howard Hodgkin.
Painting in a fluid, free style, I respond to the paint and follow where it leads, often changing direction in response to a pleasing mark, or an area of paint.
Colour is vibrantly layered to create depth and mystery, using whatever is available. My paintings are created with passion, which is hopefully conveyed by the finished work.
My work has been exhibited at the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters at the Mall Galleries in London, at
the Royal Watercolour Society at the Bankside, and the Llewelyn Alexander gallery in London. It has also been selected for an exhibition of prints in Holborn, London, sponsored by Art in Business magazine and Canon printers.
I have exhibited at the Open Houses at Brighton, and throughout Sussex. I have also held several solo exhibitions in Almancil, Algarve, Portugal.
I am currently studying for an MA in Fine Art.
30 Tower View
I have been a painter for 20 years, and throughout this period my paintings have been inspired by landscape and a sense of place. Landscape is integral to the subject matter of my work, and it also provides me with the means to explore connotations about the painting process. To me, painting is a similar awe-inspiring parallel pursuit to setting out on a walk and exploring new places. In the studio lots of things intrigue me; colour, spatial depth, mark making, composition, accident, layering, scale inversion and the physicality of paint. It is not my intention to replicate nature; I want to evoke a sense of it. I want the viewer to search in my paintings as I have within the landscape.
11 Tower View & Control Tower
My paintings are about ‘looking’. Modern society bombards us with screen and photographic images and we become immune to them. Painting offers me the opportunity to create an individual response to the world and in particular, places, through colour, texture and the sheer materiality of paint.
The way I invite you to look more closely is through the use of ‘push and pull’, repetition and ‘difference’.
· Push and Pull
“To synthesize two or three dimensionality, Hofmann formulated a dialectical process of painting, what he called the technique of “push and pull”, an improvisational orchestration of areas of vivid colours conceived of as opposing forces, each force answered by a counter force.”
“Repetition changes nothing in the object repeated, but does change something in the mind which contemplates it”
“Difference lies between two repetitions”
1 Tower View, 11 Tower View, 30 Tower View and Contro;l Tower
Daniel Griffiths trained and worked as a blacksmith before studying sculpture at Norwich School of Art. He now uses that blend of skills to create beautiful animals out of steel. Based in the lovely surroundings of Stanmer Park in the South Downs, Daniels work reflects a love of nature and a deep respect for traditional craftsmanship.
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Here on Shoreham Beach, between the sea and the river, tides rise and fall, light changes,rocks and groynes are slowly weathered.
Down by the river, in my garden hideway, I play to my heart's content with shiny coloured glass,cutting, grinding, fusing & polishing. I set the finshed pieces into greenheart, the tough tropical hardwood that serves as sea defenses along the coast. The elements have shaped the wood and in turn shape my designs. Sunlight illuminates the glass,c a s t i n g colours where it falls.
My sculptures find homes in gardens large and small,and in a wide variety of settings, including interiors.They are best placed where light can shine through them, eithernatural light by day or artificial at night.
Sculptures are constructed from materials that are designed to withstand all weathers. Almost all are made from recycled greeheart timber; glass pieces are traditionally leaded and soldered and fixed with a glue that withstands extreme temperatures. They can be placed in open ground with steel rods fixed into the base or on circular steel stands for hard surfaces.
My work is greatly inspired by nature – its forms and processes, which I regard as metaphors for human life. I’m interested in movement and change, as some of the essentials of the natural world, as well as in its sensual qualities – textures, light and space.
Strongly linked with dance and music, my works are are being created mainly through intuitive improvisations: I follow physical and emotional impulses evoked by music and the painting process itself. My own experience of playing music and dancing let me experience the links between music/sound, movement and painting.
Often during the creative process, I reach the point where all the senses unite into one, the sense of self disappears, allowing me to discover new worlds – surprising yet recognizable: traces of the natural forms that impressed me deeply and imprinted themselves in my mind and body; emotional and sensual impressions.
30 Tower View
started my training at Westminster University in 1987, where I achieved a HND in Ceramics. From there I joined Middlesex University – achieving a degree in 3D design. At Middlesex I found that working with metal was my medium, as ceramics was just not up to making my crazy futuristic inventions…
A good example of this was my surreal fully functional abstract telephone – which stood 1.5 metres high (which I managed to sell before it was finished)… This piece of sculpture grabbed the imagination of the media at The New Designers Show and featured in The Times, The Evening Standard and even The Financial Times. The piece also featured on Des-Res and was chosen to be in an interior for the William Blake exhibition (the one in his old house in south Moulton Street)
After leaving university I set up my first studio and started up a stall at Camden Market selling my plasma cut, metal fish candleholders by the pound. Soon I was discovered by the BBC and went on to create the iconic Newsnight Globe for their title sequence…
My reputation grew and I soon became known for window displays including a collaboration with Alexander McQueen – incorporating giant metal insects for the all 12 of Harvey Nichols windows.
My more recent work has been making animal and figurative sculptures, developing a portfolio of pieces for public art and private commissions.
I welcome any challenge big or small…
4 Abbey Wood Rd
Paula has a degree in fine art and teaches art.
Paula loves the light of the South Coast but she mostly gets inspiration from her garden and from Great Dixter gardens near Rye. This was Christopher Lloyds garden and although he is now dead it retains his brave use of colour and life.
1 Tower View & Control Tower
The work of Pauline Smith is centered on making paintings that originate from a personal experience of place, space, scene, and visual event, mediating a diverse range of simultaneous sensations. The paintings become improvised unfoldings of shifting possibility, where the sensory experience is the subject – how something is as opposed to what it is. The translation into paint of these often conflicting stimuli is the key question that the artist returns to in her creative practice.
Pauline Smith also works in a variety of other media that include sound, music, and performance.
4 Abbey Wood Rd & 34 Kings Hill Ave
I have been painting for the last 8 years and printing for 3 years, after a professional life as a graphic designer.
No matter how my subject matter changes, I always return to land and seascapes and particularly the spaces where they meet - the edge of things.The images develop from sketches done in situ, photos, found objects and the memories of those experiences. The images are often quite heavily textured - the layering of the paint echoing the layering of the land, the history and what lies beneath.
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