Ben Bell: I have been painting contemporary abstract paintings for the past few years. I am interested in the primal or pure gesture, and the forms and language that can grow from it, capturing this in a simple and spontaneous way.
BA in Fine Art, University of Northampton; Post Graduate Art Therapy, University of Hertfordshire.
Francesca Goodman: “I am interested in what art is today and what it might be. I employ an interdisciplinary approach to my projects, exploring materials and often using one medium to engage with another medium. A past project has been an investigation of paintings possibilities, drawing upon its history and reinterpreting them in a series of experimental films that both formalise and contradict the Greenberg legacies through a flat pictorial projection.” http://www.saatchiart.com/FrancescaGoodman
Recent Graduate – BA first class hons in fine art, Cambridge School of Art
Rupert Mallin: I presently work in collage, paint, print, relief, make tiny sculptures and reassemble found objects in boxes with texts. My artistic intention is to unsettle the contradictions of everyday life. Increasingly I use and develop some of the techniques of the early Surrealists and Concrete Poets. Through frenetic activity an object or image or text may emerge that seems to have a life of its own and, occasionally, objects, images and texts fuse together. Ideally I work towards fusions between art forms.
BA first class hons (sculpture and Humanities), Middlesex Polytechnic 1983; MA (theatre studies), University of Essex 1984; PGCE, University of Greenwich 1996
Elizabeth Thacker: In May 2011 I graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art. My previous education includes an HND in Illustration and a BA (Hons) in Literature (which I obtained in 1999) and both disciplines contribute to my practice. I am fascinated with animals and both human and animal psychology. In between degrees I travelled extensively, taught English and worked as a park ranger in Tongariro National Park, New Zealand – where I manned remote outposts in a vast volcanic wilderness. I’ve also hitch-hiked and trekked all over Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Utah and Scotland. Wherever I have been I’ve always been fascinated by the unique wildlife I’ve found there - or absence of animals.