I studied Fine Art at Luton and Stourbridge from 1968 - 1972. On leaving Art School I worked as a psychiatric nurse until 1987 when I became a full-time artist. From 1987 - 1996 I earned my livingmainly as a Pavement Artist, travelling to towns and cities throughout the country drawing large scale photo-realist portaits of famous faces and people in the news. I now look back on this period as a kind of apprenticeship for the Self Portrait Workshop.
Currently on show are the two exhibitions of selected entries for this year's open competition organised joining with The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines. There are two sections with work byprofessional artists, The Artist category in the Barn Gallery and the amateur section, the Leisure Painter category in the Pavilion Gallery. There is also an opportunity for those visiting the website to vote for their favourite painting.
Christie Framing in Daybrook, Nottingham has established itself over the past 22 years to earn a reputation for excellent workmanship, service and value. The Framing Workshop, based in Nottingham,offers friendly expert advice to help you make the most of your artwork, needlework, memorabilia or 3D objects. We appreciate that you have probably spent a lot of time and effort in choosing your artwork or completing your needlework and that it is special to you.
I have worked in Ceramics for the last 20 years after studying glass and ceramics at Sunderland University. My work consists of various brightly coloured vessels, bottles and a wide range ofsculptural figurative ceramics, based loosely around the 'head' and 'face'. These pieces are predominantly monochrome. All my work is handbuilt, giving each piece a unique character and presence.
With many years' experience in the artists industry, Julija Greaves working from the Sheepbridge Studio creates highly recognisable formal and informal portraits in oils or pastels, she also executescutting edge surrealist works and special projects throughout the UK and abroad. The artist has worked with high profile sitters and can diversify to wall murals and large canvas post-surrealist works. Set up in 2004, her studio is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
When buying from an artist/maker, you're buying more than just an object/painting. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks & months of frustrationand moments for pure joy. YOU AREN'T JUST BUYING A THING, you're buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a moment in someone's life. Most importantly, you're buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about.
Please take a look around the site. You'll find I've painted custom art for all sorts of homes, children's rooms, schools and businesses throughout Nottingham, Derby and the Midlands. Read some lovelyreviews from previous happy customers, and get in touch to see what I could do for your space!
Formed in May 2010, Crocus Gallery is an artist run contemporary art gallery displaying a dynamic programme of art exhibitions. Crocus Gallery Group is a not-for-profit organisation run by a committedteam of volunteers who direct the exhibition space. 1. Present a rotating schedule of high-quality exhibitions in a range of mediums. 2. Raise the profile of local artists, Crocus Gallery and individual members by offering opportunities to publicly exhibit their work, network and access new audiences.
Any person over the age of 18 may join the NSA at any time on payment of the annual subscription of £75 and this entitles them to participate in the painting groups (provided there is sufficientspace) and to join any other activities supported by the NSA.
We actively consult with local residents, community centers and not-for profit organisations when developing creative outreach projects. We are the only artist- led studio based in one of the mosteconomically deprived areas in Nottingham creating workshops and activities that directly respond to the needs of local audiences.