Posts tagged ‘Mixed Media’

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.

To see more of Nettie’s work, available to buy, visit – http://i2popupgallery.com/popup/i2-Art/category/253/SUMMER-EXHIBITION-2012.html

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May 26, 2012

i2Art Summer Exhibition Starts Today!

i2Art Summer Exhibition – until the 4th August!

The i2Art Summer Exhibition is always a crowd pleaser and this year will be no different, featuring artworks from both new and familiar faces with something for everyone.

Sarah Booth’s gorgeous folk art oils of fruit and birds

Expressive landscapes by Yasmin Marsh

Nettie Firman’s mixed media sculptures

Emma Petts’ colourful acrylic paintings

Robin Stemp’s unique photographic style

Sarah Warnes’ small but perfectly formed paintings

Patricia Palmers’ vibrant and dramatic landscapes

Not to mention…

Katie Lynn’s quirky glass flowers

Colin Chetwood’s paper and copper flower lamps

Alan Foxley’s ceramic forms

To see more of these artists work, available to buy, visit – http://i2popupgallery.com/popup/i2-Art/category/253/SUMMER-EXHIBITION-2012.html

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March 20, 2012

Fairytale – Neil Payne

Neil Payne is an i2 Art favourite and currently part of our ‘Fairytale’ Exhibition. Hurry it ends on Saturday!

“Intricate collages created from old books loved literally to pieces, and found objects such as beautiful broken watches, speak of times long past and lost. New worlds from old, gardens in palaces, wasps in book covers – bringing the discarded together to make them live again in curious ways.”

Neil Payne is by nature a collector, especially of old and once valued objects; this has influenced his work considerably both in terms of starting points and the materials used.

Neil’s images combine a range of techniques and are drawn from historical references including architecture, landscape and the human figure. Mark-making, musical notation, word traces and ancient materials are combined, layered, often worked over and cut back to give echoes of the original starting point.

Teaching art part time and running workshops gives him the opportunity to share ideas, which in turn influences his own work. He also sells antiques, which inspires and provides materials for his exquisite artwork.

For more of Neil’s work, available to buy, see http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/129/FAIRYTALE.html

February 11, 2012

Fairytale Private View

Thank you to all of those that attended our ‘Fairytale’ Private View last saturday despite the cold weather!

We were very lucky to have many of the artists in attendance. We took some pictures for those of you that couldn’t make it…

We had wine for our guests! Pictured are three beautiful paintings by illustrative artist Amanda Clark, ‘Winter’s Dream’, ‘Dawn of a Dream’ and ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon’.

The lovely Amanda Clark pictured next to ‘Queen and Blue Crow’(top) and ‘Bird Lady’ (middle). Also shown is ‘My Eye Glanced Toward My Opponent – I Raised My Pistol And Fired’ by book sculpter Justin Rowe (bottom).

Equally lovely sculpter Sue Law also joined us, pictured here with her fantastic sculpture ‘Glass Slipper I’

‘Glass Slipper I’ is the perfect sculpture to feature in our window, especially when it catches the rays of the settting sun!

Thaxted born artist Amber Caspian with a penchant for the mystical joined us but was a bit camera shy! Pictured are ‘At Home – Baba Yaga’ (left) and ‘In The Hood – Red Riding Hood’ (right). Also pictured are ‘The Dance’ (centre) by Amanda Clark and A Colin Chetwood ‘Golden Lily Lamp’.

Unfortunately mixed media artist and i2 favourite Neil Payne couldn’t join us for the Private View but we still got to admire his beautiful work. ‘Tabula’, above, is made up of the spines of books. A fantastic addition to our ‘Fairytale’ exhibition.

It was wonderful that book sculpter Justin Rowe could make it to the Private View. Pictured here with ‘Forest of Dreams’ (print) and Still No Soul Appeared Upon Her Decks’ (sculpture).

Sadly painter and i2 regular Helena-A. Reut couldn’t be with us but her paintings were a hit! Above are ‘Laundry’, ‘The Final Act’ and ‘Harelquin’.

The wonderful mixed media painter Amanda Sheldrake also joined us, pictured here with the beautiful ‘Changing Times’.

Another artist that sadly couldn’t make the preview was illustrative painter Celeste Copping but her paintings got a lot of attention. Pictured above are ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and Goldilocks’.

February 3, 2012

Fairytale

Curious Realms of the Imagination

Fairytale is an exhibition about the stories artists tell through their art. Showing work either inspired by known fairy tales handed down to us through generations, or envisioned from their own worlds with an invitation for us to explore.

i2 Art is proud to present an enchanting collection of paintings and sculptures, which offer the viewer to chance to encounter the curious realms of the artist’s imagination.

Private View tomorrow 2 – 4pm, everyone welcome!

Fairytale includes Illustration, Painting, Sculpture, Prints and Mixed Media pieces, we have eight exciting artists which are the stars of our show:

Amber Caspian

Amanda Clark

Celeste Copping

Sue Law

Neil Payne

Helena-A. Reut

Justin Rowe

Amanda Sheldrake

December 24, 2011

Brigitte Anne Hague

A Fine Art graduate from Norwich School of Art and Design, Brigitte specialises in large ‘one off’ original screen prints. Her vibrant works explore the use of colour, shape and mark to create mood, atmosphere and currents of energy. Brigitte’s work is essentially a poetic aesthetic, inviting the viewers to a sensory response. The work draws on Brigitte’s own life experiences.

“ My inspiration is drawn from wide-ranging sources – a response to my current environment, human relationships and memories of beautiful and seductive foreign locations. All are combined to produce works which embody complex subjective emotions, perceptions and sensations. Colour, shape and mark are juxtaposed to evoke space and current of energy, inviting the viewer to a sensory response.”

However, Brigitte believes the response to an artwork is an intensely personal experience and hopes that the viewer will find their own point of aesthetic contemplation, or emotional reflection.

Brigitte has sold to both corporate and individual clients and has work held in private and academic collections including California State University, USA and Asagaya College of Arts, Tokyo. She has recently had work selected for new developments in London and Birmingham, with another recent sale going to a new home in Malaysia. She has exhibited widely, in London and especially Norfolk.

See more of Brigitte’s work, available to buy, at http://i2popupgallery.com/artist/i2-Art/category/78/AFFORDABLE-ART-MARKET-Brigitte-Anne-Hague.html

October 29, 2011

Neil Payne

Neil Payne is by nature a collector, especially of old and once valued objects; this has influenced his work considerably both in terms of starting points and the materials used.

Neil’s images combine a range of techniques and are drawn from historical references including architecture, landscape and the human figure. Mark-making, musical notation, word traces and ancient materials are combined, layered, often worked over and cut back to give echoes of the original starting point.

Teaching art part time and running workshops gives him the opportunity to share ideas, which in turn influences his own work. He also sells antiques, which inspires and provides materials for his exquisite artwork.

Exhibitions

2010

Christmas Market – i2 Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden