Archive for May, 2011

May 31, 2011

Nick Andrew

Nick Andrew studied Art and Graphic Design in Oxford, London and Cheltenham. He moved to Wiltshire after graduating in 1979. Since then he has been working as a painter and has exhibited widely, throughout the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA. He has work in many public and private collections. 15 years ago he moved to his present home and studio in part of a watermill on the upper reaches of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire. Most of Nick’s paintings are based on the landscape within walking distance.

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May 19, 2011

Christophe Gordon-Brown

Hello WordPress! Sorry it’s been a while, there have been no posts for a while as we were very busy with the Private View for LandMarks, which was a great success, thanks to all for coming!

Today we are featuring one of the artists from LandMarks on our blog, Christophe Gordon-Brown

Born in Kampala, Uganda, in 1952, Christophe Gordon-Brown came to England when he was ten. First at home in Lichfield, he subsequently attended school in South and North Wales. He then moved to Cambridge, where he completed his A levels at CCAT, the Cambridgeshire College of Arts & Technology.

Long fascinated by forms and stones, Gordon-Brown then contemplated training as a sculptor, but decided to opt for a more secure future and trained as a goldsmith. Following his studies at Loughborough College of Art and Design, he went travelling and spent a year working on boats on the Amazon and in hotels and restaurants in Columbia and Peru.

Back in England, Gordon-Brown set up a workshop in Loughborough. In 1985, he decided to return to Cambridge and worked as a jewellery designer on Magdalene Street. Ten years later, Gordon-Brown moved to his own premises on Grantchester Street in Newnham. Shortly after, a burglary at his workshop robbed him of all his stock, gold and stones, but as luck would have it, he had a chance conversation with an elderly lady who commissioned him to produce an original sculpture. Gordon-Brown accepted the challenge and has produced more than seventy sculptures since.

Ever larger in size, he occasionally uses the pavement in front of his studio and a neighbour’s garden as additional work space, but also has access to a large studio in Fulbourn. The devastating burglary aside, Gordon-Brown has not looked back and has recently won a major competition for a large-scale sculpture for Robinson College, Cambridge.

Further to his work as a goldsmith and sculptor, Gordon-Brown also regularly teaches spoon-making in Ireland and runs sculpture workshops alongside an ‘open-access’ use of his studio in Cambridge. He is also an accomplished poet.

Christophe Gordon-Brown lives in Cambridge.

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May 3, 2011

Elizabeth Jardine & Rose Scott

Some of the artists featured in our new exhibition are Elizabeth Jardine, Painter

and Rose Scott, Printmaker of whom we have a series of beautiful monoprints currently on display

However, the true beauty of these images must be seen in person, so please feel free to come down for a look!

May 3, 2011

‘LandMarks’

What an exciting Tuesday here in the i2Art gallery. We are currently preparing for our upcoming exhibition, LandMarks, and work is already beginning to go on display. The exhibition starts this Saturday, 7th May, with the private view which is held from 2-4pm, everybody is welcome to come down and enjoy the new selection of work with a glass of wine! Artists exhibiting their work in the exhibition include Gill Townsend, Isobel Stemp, Nick Andrew, Rose Scott, Elizabeth Jardine, Christophe Gordon-Brown and Tony Worobiec.