Summer Show, 2021
5th June - 14th August, 2021
Another wonderfully eclectic show, and one that, with no further lockdown restrictions, I hope you will be able to visit and enjoy from 5th June.
Please see below for the talented group of artists who will be exhibiting. All paintings are available to purchase on publication of this page.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Originally from Bedfordshire, Paul studied Jewellery Design at Central St Martins, London (2002), before going on to complete an MA in Art and Design in Education, at the Institute of Education, London (2011).
Paul’s approach to painting is in part informed by being the son of the carpenter. Paul works with both wood and paper. When working with wood, Paul constructs the boards on which he paints. This ritualistic approach to the construction of the boards and the inherent qualities of the wood are fully included into the process.
Paul also works with paper employing a similar approach where the material qualities are fully included and acknowledged within the work. The work calls on fragments of memory; shapes, colours and forms are generated through a series of gestures that can be considered automatic in nature. Marks are applied and then considered, an intervention is then made to keep or remove the marks. The compositions unfold over a period of time through this process of excavation; a dialectical conversation mediated by paint.
Paintings often sit within a series of work as an act of ongoing enquiry. Paul has recently engaged in an artist collaboration that explores the notion of conversations and their impact on practice; Letters From a Strange Year.. This has grown to be a participatory project that seeks to mark the current pandemic through creative response.
In 2019, Paul collaborated with fashion designers Marques Almeida on their Autumn/Winter Collection, his designs being shown on the runway at London Fashion Week.
Paul is currently writing a book on Art, Culture and Inclusion (to be published by Routledge).
He works from his studio in South East London and has exhibits often in London and the South of England.
We are delighted to be showing his work in the gallery.
Born in Scotland, Karen gained a BA(Hons) in Ceramics from Grays School Of Art, Aberdeen, followed by an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff University.
She has been a practicing ceramic artist and arts educator for the past 25 years, working and exhibiting in Ireland and Australia before finally returning to Edinburgh.
I am currently developing work which encompasses large, hand built sculptural vessels, small freestanding vessels, large and small decorated platters with some functioning as wall-hung ceramic artworks.
Inspired by the built environment, I incorporate pattern, surface texture, forms and colour accents found within contemporary architecture. The most recent work has involved exploring how a focus on geometric surface decoration can be complimented with imagery from the natural world and the inherent dialogue created between seemingly opposing elements. The aim is to have both working in harmony within both form and surface.
Works are slab-built, treated with surface textures, joined and manipulated to create vessels, which explore balance. Surfaces are stamped and printed with imagery using screen-printing and lithographic techniques.
Colour is applied using coloured slips, metallic oxide washes, underglaze and glazes.
Karen works from her studio in Edinburgh and, since returning to the UK, has shown her work in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. We are delighted to be bringing her work to an audience in England.