Suzi’s interests lie in human expression and how we communicate. We do this through our movement and in our stillness, through the things we build and the words we leave behind.
The possibilities for exploring this in the realm of Printmaking are endless and for her, they are anchored in the process of Drypoint and inspired by a limited colour palette, dominated by the warmth of Burnt Umber and Payne’s Grey. The latter, the painter George Shaw intuitively described as “ the colour of English rain”.
She is thankful to her fellow Printmakers at Ochre Print Studio for their inspiration and support.
Kingston-based artist Nataliya Zozulya started working as a figurative painter when she graduated from National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kiev, Ukraine. She used to work with Eric Rimmington when her family moved to London in 2001.
During her career as a professional artist, Nataliya completed a number of projects each having a distinct theme: her early subtle figurative paintings explored femininity, later bright bold canvasses depicted the impressions from her travels to North Africa and South East. Nataliya uses muffled, reserved colours in her series of London cityscapes, portraying the city void of the immediate physical presence of people. She continues to express her love for the great city in her intricate and unique digital collages, full of vibrancy and sound of the crowd, printed on canvas and hand finished with sprays and acrylic.
Nataliya's favourite genre is portraiture. She has an ability to capture not only the exact likeness of her sitters but also their character and a sense of their inner being. She creates a happy atmosphere of interaction during the sitting hours where both an artists and the sitter are creators of the portrait.
Nataliya works in layers and her mastery of oil painting techniques allows her to effortlessly adapt her methods to the demands of the project, ranging from washes, thin layers of paint, to coarse, spontaneous impasto, working with palette knives and, if needed, fingers to enrich the texture of the painting.
During her professional career as an artist, Natalie has held numerous successful solo and group shows in London, Moscow, Manila, Ankara, Istanbul, Magdeburg, Kiev and her painting can be found in private collections internationally. In London, she is a member of Richmond Art Society, The Fountain Gallery Artists Association and local Art group KAOS. Her works were accepted to the prestigious Mall gallery exhibitions.
Michael’s abstract work involves the use of colours that excite, balanced with forms and shapes found in the landscape. He enjoys the fluid movement of the water-based paints using mainly gouache watercolour and acrylic in his work. He has exhibited with the R.I. and Royal society of Marine Artist at The Mall Galleries, and has been involved with a number group exhibitions, showing works in Cornwall and Norfolk.
Jane is a textile artist working with hand stitch; she uses the thread to create marks, line and patterns and translates her love of colour, texture, pattern, the feel of fabric and thread in her hands to her work through the needle.
She constantly struggles with the barriers between seen as a stitcher versus being seen as an artist. Her attempt to create work that will encourage the viewer to see her fabric and threads as a medium in the same way that other fine artists choose paint or clay.
Her work is strong and bold, stitching quirky narratives, still life, using the traditional inspiration of vases, domestic items and interiors, and more abstract pieces that allow the viewer to enjoy their own interpretations.
Maps and cityscapes provide her with ideas, creating compositions through careful consideration of the placement of simple, diagrammatic block forms.
Fiona’s paintings are primarily based on landscape. The paintings are produced in her studio, sometimes on the completion of a journey, perhaps to the landscapes and coasts of Cornwall and the west of Scotland or further afield. Her daily walks out with her dog, in and around the farm, woods and heath lands near her home, provides a rhythm to her work and a source of inspiration throughout the seasons. Her works are rarely directly representational, as they evolve from memories, drawings and notes. Small objects on her walks will sometimes find their way into her compositions, which when painted add a sense of place and time.
Fiona is the great-granddaughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais.
Emmett is a linocut printmaker, working in Oxford. Initially trained in 3D dimensional design, he has worked within graphic & software design/illustration, then moved into exterior & landscaping design over the last decade. His more recent outdoor work utilised architecture steel forms and structures, influenced by modern architecture and large-scale minimalist sculpture.
In his printmaking, he explores architecture within our environment. He is inspired with bold architectural forms and details, finding these not only in larger more obvious structures, but also the details within the mundane, everyday. Many buildings and places are more obviously designed to capture our attention, but there are details on some buildings and structures that otherwise blend into the background. He enjoys finding the geometric forms and shapes within these environments. The encroachment of functional civil engineering structures into our landscape also interests him with the contrast of nature.
Andrew is a photographer who works across a range of subjects from landscapes to abstracts. He is inspired by colour, space and stories as much as places or people. So his images are often grouped in panels that tell the story of a place or an event and capture its essential visual elements and character. He is inspired by painters (Turner, Rothko or Heron) as by photographers or locations, and seeks to distil, through palette and texture, the essence of a scene.
His work includes landscapes from India to the Outer Hebrides, wild places in low light, performers on the street and on stage and everyday abstract images. He has two Royal Photographic Society Distinctions – a Licentiate, an Associateship and he is an active member of Dorking Camera Club.
Andrew uses a mirror-less digital camera and his Dad's old Nikon Film SLR, but most of all, his iPhone to capture images as he sees them.
Andrew hopes you enjoy these images and welcomes your responses to them.
Tim is a self-taught artist and has exhibited his atmospheric, contemporary expressionist landscapes in London, Bristol, Selborne, Guildford and Chichester as well as selling directly to the public from his studio in Hawkley.
Although he has work in private collections in France, Spain, Portugal, America and Britain, he enjoys exhibiting locally, meeting people and talking to them about his ideas, style and techniques. For Tim, art is the creative medium through which he can express his feelings or capture fragments of memories of places and time. Rather than attempting to capture a particular landscape or scene, he aims to express an idea, feeling or emotion. He rarely paints in situ, painting predominantly from memory in his studio where is freed up to allow his imagination to dominate reality.
His travels, especially through the dramatic and colourful landscapes of Spain and Portugal have provided inspiration for much of his work. However, the paintings chosen for this exhibition have been influenced by the seasons and landscapes nearer to his home.
Gachou is a keen photographer who has acquired an eye for spotting unusual shapes, surfaces decaying, rusting, drying subjects such as wood, fungus, flowers, metal, paint work, stonework etc… The intricacies of lines, patterns, the textures and colours is what draws her to photograph closely her subjects, where she sees some potential for interesting abstract images with a representation and expression of art as you can see in her work today. Beauty can be seen in the most simple of things and she is grateful for seeing all the things in the first place and to be able to photograph them. It has helped her to develop her personal style of photography.