Archive for July, 2012

July 19, 2012

Summer Exhibition – Still On!

The i2 Art Summer Exhibition is still going strong with work from many wonderful Artists both new to i2Art and regular contributors.

Two i2Art favourites whom we have asked to return once more to i2Art as part of the Summer Exhibition are Amanda Sheldrake and Amanda Clark.

Both Artists create paintings that are both magical and mystical but in very different ways.

Amanda Sheldrake

Amanda Sheldrake has been creating works of art for many years, selling to collectors worldwide. She is also commissioned to do mural designs, window painting and portrait painting.

“I have always been inspired by travelling to different environments and particularly by the intense joys of nature which I respond to with my vibrant use of colour.”

Amanda likes to explore many different media and uses them to inform the piece of art I am inspired to create. The essence of the enjoyment in my work is displayed in the diversity of subject, design and colour.

“I would simply like to share with you my love for life through my creativity”

Amanda Clark

Amanda’s paintings are a rich tapestry of colour, fairytale, myth and legend. Inspired by the magical and mysterious tales she has been reading and studying since childhood and the enchanting English countryside where she has lived all her life.

The colours she uses in each piece of art portrays the mood and essence of a tale that has been told through the centuries, but with a contemporary twist. Each piece of Amanda’s art is painted in jewel like colours with acrylic paint, adding layers, glazes and fine detail and sometimes mica for iridescent texture.

For very special commissions, Amanda makes her own paints using egg tempura and natural pigments.

To see more work from the Summer Exhibition, available to buy, visit –

Also visit Amanda Clark’s own Pop-up gallery to see more of her artworks for sale –

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July 12, 2012

Summer Exhibition – Nettie Firman

Another artist from our Summer Exhibition, which is overflowing with vibrant artistic talent, is Nettie Firman…

Nettie has been making mosaics to private and public commission for over 20 years. She has exhibited at The Imagination Gallery, The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, The XO Gallery and at Metropolitan Wharf in Wapping.

Nettie has demonstrated the technique of making mosaics on BBC 2’s ‘Homefront’ and is credited in The Mosaic Book, published by Conran, Octopus in 1994. Her public clients include English Heritage, The Church of England (mosaic restoration), and reproductions of her mosaics have been sold through St. Paul’s Cathedral, Verulamium Museum, Kenwood House and National Trust outlets.

More recently Nettie has diversified into sculpture, fabrics and colourful installations – many of which are influenced by modern technology, as exemplified in the Technophobia Exhibition she curated in London in 1997. She enjoys combining art with humour and working with everyday objects.

Nettie is highly flexible in her approach to art and will tackle any idea for a commission with flair, energy and sensitivity to her client’s requirements. Her work is affordable, eclectic and highly collectable.

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July 5, 2012

Summer Exhibition – Robin Stemp

Why not pop in and see our Summer Exhibition on now until the 4th August? With works from both new and old faces there is something for everyone! Take for example Photographic Artist Robin Stemp…

Originally a painter, Robin Stemp was seduced into photography in the mid 1990’s. However, she still thinks in that way and so her images are intentionally quite painterly. This is quite marked in the interiors, which came about when the American poets, Debora Greger and William Logan found a dolls’ house on a skip and immediately thought of Robin. Because she likes large, almost empty rooms to photograph and she lives in a small house, she has to create her own and these have to be in miniature. By being sparsely furnished (if at all) they can evoke a mood – which mood is up to the viewer.

‘I line up objects on a shelf in my studio and watch the light move in through the open windows, with light and objects sharing an equal part in the composition. Maybe my interest in domestic subjects was forged when, as a working artist and mother of three, I had to multi task and could not go off in search of inspiration, and so found it in the things immediately around me.’

As a painter Robin exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, New English Art Club, Royal Watercolour Society and in many solo shows in Cambridge and elsewhere. Robin’s photographs have also been exhibited widely and are in various public and private collections. Working as an art journalist, meant that she was in contact with every kind of visual art and this has opened her eyes to all possibilities.

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