Posts tagged ‘landmarks’

June 14, 2011

Katie Lynn Glass Artist

Part of both the LandMarks and our coming summer exhibition is local Glass Artist Katie Lynn.

Katie Lynn has lived in Saffron Walden most of her life and studied Art Foundation at Braintree College following with a degree in Mural design at Chelsea School of Art. Having experimented with lots of different mediums she found that the colour and the cutting of glass was what she really loved when constructing a stained glass window.

After leaving college Katie travelled South East Asia and lived in Australia and New Zealand for eighteen months. A six month solo trip to South America in 1995 provided a wealth of inspiration.

Since having her first child in 2000 Katie has concentrated on the children, but missed being creative. Having long wanted to explore kiln fusing she bought a small kiln two years ago and has been experimenting with fused glass pieces.

In 2009 Katie began making Christmas decorations including Stars, Christmas trees and snowflakes and sold them at craft fairs. She also makes rings, cuff links and cards that are available in ‘Talents’ in Saffron Walden and ‘Gifted’ in Thaxted. Katie is currently working on a range of brooches and buttons. Last summer Katie started to look into how she could translate the wild, bold, bright colours and crazy forms of nature in to her glass work. This led to her latest and most exciting project “Flowers from Wonky Land”.

Collections of wonderful colourful flowers with lots of individual quirky bits added. The flowers either stand in a wooden base or can be hung on the wall.

 

 

 

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June 14, 2011

Last two weeks of LandMarks, Summer Exhibition coming soon!

Hi Bloggers! Unfortunately we have the last two weeks of our LandMarks exhibition, but that does mean it is nearly time for our next exhibition, the Summer Exhibition!

Summer Private View Invitation

i2 Art presents a collection of diverse artwork from selected artists both familiar and new to the gallery.

 

We have a new range of pieces by two of our most popular artists; Colin Chetwood’s gorgeous flower lamps and Sophie Howard’s waxed terracotta
figures.  Come and see our delightful summer range of paintings, prints, portraits, photography, sculpture and glass to suit all tastes and at reasonable prices.  Find the perfect piece for your home, a gift for a friend or wedding present, or simply come in and browse!

 

Please come along to the Private View on Saturday 25 June 2-4pm when you can meet the artists and enjoy the beautiful gallery space with a glass of Pimm’s and lemonade.

Althea Braithwaite – Cambridge

Colin Chetwood – Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Helen Curtis – Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Mark Greco – Lewes, East Sussex

Annie Hall – Colchester

Melanie Henderson – Bedford

Sophie Howard – Bristol

Yolande Kenny – Ickleford, Hertfordshire

Sue Law – Fowlmere, Hertfordshire

Judy Logan – Cambridge

Katie Lynn – Cambridge

Gilly Marklew – Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Noel Myles – Sudbury, Suffolk

June 4, 2011

Isobel Stemp & Gill Townsend

Today we are looking at two of our painters in our LandMarks exhibition here at i2Art, Isobel Stemp and Gill Townsend.

Cornfield – Isobel Stemp

Isobel Stemp lives in Cambridge, and is the daughter of two painters, and was thus brought up with a brush in her hand. Her mother taughter her about colour, has been a huge source of inspiration and encouragement. She studied an Art Foundation at Anglia Ruskin University, before moving onto an academic route, reading Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds University, but has returned to painting, drawing on all of her influences to date.

Poppies & Tree Clump – Isobel Stemp

Isobel works with gouache and acrylics, using her attic as a studio; her paintings are expressive whilst still retaining a calming quality on the viewer. Weather permitting, she paints outdoors. Flowers, buildings and landscape are her main interests. Withing these subjects, infinite possibilities unravel as the rhythm of life is sensed through them. Colour is another main source of information; a lot of Isobel’s paintings are colour-led. She finds that vibrant colour is the most direct form of communication. She uses it to express mood, create atmosphere and she likes to celebrate with it sharing the things she finds beautiful through colour.

High Summer – Isobel Stemp

Exhibitions:

‘I am currently exhibiting work at Cambridge Contemporary Art, Trinity Street, Cambridge. I was part of their summer and Christmas show last year.

At present I am exhibiting at The Old Fire Engine House, Ely (May 4- June 5) and have shown there on numerous occasions in mixed and solo exhibitions.

I am a fully participating member of The Cambridge Open Studio and have taken part for the last four years in the July event.

In Cambridge I was involved in a New Year show (2010) at Addenbrookes Hospital and an Opening exhibition at the Institute of Manufacturing which is part of Cambridge University Department of Engineering.’ Isobel Stemp

Gill Townsend has painted all her life but has made it her career about ten years ago. She completed the first year of a BA in Art History and Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University to expand on ideas and techniques.

Steel on Chalk – Gill Townsend

Gill was artist in residence in November 2009 for the three days of the Newmarket Arts and Crafts Fair. She also shows at semi-amateur sites and last year one of her pieces was awarded ‘best in show’ by Antony Green RA, and a cash prize award for another piece of work in another show.

June Woods – Gill Townsend

Gill describes her style is impressionist/ abstraction, heavily dependent on mood both internal and external with landscape her favourite genre. Most of her inspiration comes from Cambridge and East Anglian landscapes although having family abroad adds to this. Gill uses photography as a starting point and lets her imagination take over. She prefers oil but also enjoyes mixed-media collages.

June 3, 2011

Tony Worobiec

Morning Bloggers! In our LandMarks exhibition, Tony Worobiec is our featured photographer.

Tony Worobiec studied fine art at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne and spent 18 years as head of a large design faculty in Dorset. He has won awards for photography in the UK and internationally, and has had work exhibited in London’s Barbican Gallery, Bradford’s National Museum of Photography and The Fox Talbot Museum Lacock. He is a founder member and current chairman of the prestigious Arena Group of Photographers.

A passionate traveller, Tony (together with his wife Eva,) has made frequent visits to the USA, documenting the depopulating areas of western Nebraska, North and South Dakota and south-eastern Montana. The culmination of this work has been the much celebrated book “Ghosts in the Wilderness; Abandoned America” (published by AAPPL,) which shows numerous haunting images of deserted communities and homesteads, a graphic illustration of the American dream backfiring in a hostile land.

Tony is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was a member of that society’s Distinctions Panel for Visual Arts. He is a fine art photographer with work in the permanent collection of The Royal, The Fox Talbot Museum and in numerous private collections here in the UK, in Europe, Japan and in The States. He has published a number of books on photography including, “Black and White Photography in the Digital Era” (David and Charles), “The Complete Digital Guide to Night and Low Light Photography”, and “The Digital SLR Expert; Landscape” (David & Charles).

www.arenaphotographers.com

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.

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.

http://www.i2artgallery.com/

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.

April 23, 2011

‘Landmarks’ Coming Soon!

Private View: Saturday 7th May, 2-4pm

Feel free to come along, when we will be opening the courtyard area for the first time, meet the artists and enjoy the exhibition with a glass of wine.