Pamela June Crook MBE, known professionally as P J Crook, is an English painter and sculptor. Her shows have appeared in London, France, the United States, Japan, Canada, and Estonia.
P J has exhibited recently at The Morohashi Museum of Modern Art in Japan amongst many other fine art institutions.
Heroes of the Hour perfectly reflects the mood of the nation during this unprecedented moment in modern medical history.
Art magazine described her paintings as having “a highly distinctive style with extraordinary technical mastery. No contemporary artist is more accomplished at depicting perspective or depth of field.”
Fellow of the Bath Academy of Fine Arts, Martyn Jones is a British contemporary painter who was a student of Patrick Heron (St Ives Group). Martyn lectures in fine art at the University of South Wales Cardiff. Martyn’s work is collected around the world and is included in the Chrysler Building New York and Celebration of Welsh Contemporary Art.
This quote in particular was a great source of inspiration for the artist; “Confident here, broken and hesitant there, colour-filled form and line are suspended joyously in colour-fields, the surfaces of which are alive in playful celebration of life and the world”.
Astor Milan Salcedo was born 1969 in Madrid, Spain, as a child of Colombian parents. From early childhood on his journalistic surrounding influenced him. After a successful career as a fashion/portrait photographer he expanded his field of work into moving pictures. In 2009 he won the highest television award in Germany ‘Deutscher Fernsehpreis’ for his work on the documentary ‘Die Bombe.’ Driven by his yearlong passion for art and the art world it became his work focus in 2012. Astor‘s abstracts paintings and overpainted photographs centre on mankind and it‘s vital relationship to nature.
Argonauts is from Salcedo’s series entitled ‘Gods and Goddesses.’ The group of paintings are abstract expressions of feeling, influenced by the writings of Homer. In Greek mythology, the Argonauts are a group of heroes. They are colourful and captivating characters. A band of brothers, embarking on often perilous adventures, the Argonauts’ trials are external reflections of their battles with their inner demons.
This quote in particular was a great source of inspiration for the artist; “Any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.”
Whilst working as an art tutor and mentor in Yorkshire, and drawing on influences from Auerbach, Egon Schiele and the Italian Renaissance period, Neil pursued this passion, establishing himself for his variety of portrait styles and for executing his work in both a classical and contemporary manner whilst working in varying mediums. This varying style and medium, together with Neil’s use of colour, creates a dramatic, exciting and unexpected effect.
Dressage is a highly skilled form of riding performed in exhibition and competition, as well as an “art” it is sometimes pursued solely for the sake of mastery. Modern dressage has evolved as an important equestrian pursuit since the Renaissance when Federico Grisone’s “The Rules of Riding” was published in 1550, the first treatise on equitation in over a thousand years since Xenophon’s “On Horsemanship”.
This quote in particular was a great source of inspiration for the artist; “A lot of artists only paint in one style, however for me, my style, whether it be classical, contemporary or expressive, depends very much on how I feel.”
Jeremy Houghton paints places, journeys, sport and adventure to explore the essence of movement, favouring themes of space and light. The subjects that characterise these scenes are illuminated by the way that he shapes the spaces between things, and the spaces in which bodies linger, shimmer, move and often take flight. Jeremy has exhibited around the world and his new book “An Artist in Residence” will be launched in October 2020 at The Royal Academy, London.
This quote in particular was a great source of inspiration for the artist; “Artists are able to bring ‘extra perspective’ on how we see our world and the everyday rhythms of living. It gives others the chance to appreciate, understand and look again at the world around them”.
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