A show of affordable art, prints & greeting cards by 9 Artists
Chu-ern Lim – Chu-ern has always seen the world differently, particularly in terms of colour. She is colour blind and her work reflects her world of light and shadow. Her current artwork involves the effect of emotion on the human body and her own thoughts in reference to the subject. She experiments with pigments, some bought and some made from the things she collects during her long walks.
Manon Franklin Fraiture - Oxfordshire based illustrator, currently in my third year studying Fashion Illustration at London college of Fashion. It could be said that looking at my illustrations is like looking into my brain, it allows people to get a sense of my personality. I would say my illustration are a little on the “kooky” and “quirky” side. When I work I use a lot of watercolours and fine liners, creates a more child like aspect to my illustrations. However I also love to work digitally over the top of pervious illustration to create a digital but hand drawn effect on my illustrations.
Gena Johns – Oxfordshire based Fine Artist, born in Osaka, Japan. Fine Art Graduate of the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art. Emotions, experiences, finding oneself. Painting all expressions through colour and movement.
David Axtell - Brought up in Oxford and residing in North Cornwall. Working as a Freelance Illustrator & a Commercial Artist. Using
oils on canvas, wood/mdf panels & Ready-mades. Completed an HND Illustration at Falmouth School of Art. Some works as an Illustrator – 'Cloud 9' Poster of John Lennon at St. John's Wood 2013 as part of Artbelow February Edition, Bovril Revival 2010/11 campaign, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry book cover (Puffin at 70), George Harrison portrait for Mojo magazine 2001, Fruits by Valerie Bloom MBE (1997), We're Going on a Lionhunt (Macmillan/Henry Holt USA) 1999 & The Ice Bears Cave by Mark Haddon (Harpercollins Children's books) 2002 - re-issue 2014 With an interest in the relationship and interaction of people and the sea. David searches for a narrative that pulls in the viewer by using figurative subjects. Inspired by Pulchrum - 'The Power of Beauty' and in Remodernism. His paintings are caught somewhere between the solitude evident in an Edward Hopper painting with local insights reminiscent of the Newlyn School of artists.
Alexandra Carr - Alex is an artist working with patterns in nature, natural processes and phenomena. Her work is heavily science based and experimental in nature. Alex completed a foundation at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and a ceramics degree at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2003. She has worked on an exhibition with Jean Paul Gaultier, which was exhibited at the Foundation Cartier in Paris. After working at various galleries including the Tate Britain she worked as a model maker for Norman Foster and more recently, in the 3D side of the events industry. Carr exhibits internationally and collaborates with specialists from other disciplines such as musicians, sound designers and theoretical physicists. Her practice includes, drawing, sculpture, kinetic works, photography and video although the boundary between art and technology is of particular importance. She has spent the last six months at the artists’ collective HEIMA, in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, as an artist in residence and mentor and is currently documenting her works in a castle in Co. Galway, Ireland.
Rona - Rona uses a mostly monochromatic palate of oil on canvas to paint images of people. She is interested in the inner psyche and in capturing a particular mood. Her subject matter is usually what is close to her and she hopes to gain a greater understanding through this exploration. Her themes focus primarily on relationships and past works have included the role of women in Japanese society, the family, pregnancy, motherhood, ageing and teenage girls.
Sarah Whiteside - "Freeze" frames of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter as a lone tree grows throughout the seasons. In reality I have sketched this tree several times a week over twelve months. Different weather conditions, and different uses of the field, from sheep grazing to rock festival, have surrounded the tree. I paint to create an inner dialogue and to explore the area where this tree lives. I paint to ask myself “how to make this look right?” “What tone should I use, and what lines to form believable placing?
What surface and brush strokes to make a happy experience? When to leave out, and realise when a painting is finished?” I paint to admit to myself that I don’t know, and to find out where and why I need to learn. I usually find these answers looking and reading and listening to other artists, or art critics.
Understanding of a landscape, and a sense of the changing of the seasons is the modest goal I set. I have achieved this goal by reflecting in a series of paintings of the same place.
Eleanor Bruce - Eleanor Bruce reworks layers of colour and shape, creating conflicting structures of organic and geometric marks, resembling explosions and chaos. The continuous body of work, is influenced by deconstruction of imagery and theory, the natural patterns and the golden ratio, designs which seem to be constantly repeating themselves throughout our universe: cells, visible sound and vibration patterns, cymatics, the building blocks of life portraying things as big as planets or solar systems; mountain ranges and landscapes representing such things as skin and veins.
Christina Rode - A scientist by trade but Christina has been an avid artist from an early age. Honing her self-taught skill with various art courses and competitions she has been developing her signature style: Creating elaborate drawings just with clean sharp lines has become her style. Christina has also explored other media such as painting with acrylics, oil and oil pastels.