Posts tagged ‘Neil Payne’

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Neil’s images combine a range of techniques and are drawn from historical references including architecture, landscape and the human figure.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

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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

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

September 30, 2011

Paper Weight – Paper As Media

A new exhibition starts at i2 Art tomorrow that aims to show some of the interesting ways artists use paper as a medium alongside paint, print and found objects.

Paper as we know it today dates back to the Chinese Han Dynasty (105AD) and spread throughout the world, although remaining only an artisan activity until 19th Century industrialisation. Originally intended purely for writing, printing and packing purposes, the wide variety of papers available now have greatly inspired artists into using it as a medium in its own right.

i2 Art explores this fascinating material as used by a number of talented artists, watch out for posts on each artist over the coming weeks.

Stitched and painted on paper with collage

Girl Bending Down - Susan Macarthur

 

Book Collage - Neil Payne

 

Suffolk Moonlight - Valerie Armstrong

 

Autumn - Jess Levine

Private View Saturday 1 october, 2-4pm. Join us for a glass of wine and the chance to meet the artists in our beautiful gallery space.