artisan continues to be a creative corner in NW10




 

artisancelebrates its second birthday as North West 10's most vibrant gallery space for local artists and those whose work brings something different. This Decemberartisanwill once again become a 'Pop-up' Christmas shop for just two weeks to help solve the panic of that last minute shopping.

This is an opportunity not to be missedfor those seeking something truly individual. artisangives you the chance to find gifts that are as unique as the people who will receive them. artisanis delighted to put together a group which includes many local artists for theChristmas 'Pop-up'.
They offer a most exciting range of ceramics, jewellery, glass, textiles and photography which continues to reinforce the belief that NW10 is one of London's most creative corners.

Brigitte Arnold - Inspired by the inherent qualities of semi-precious stones, Brigitte's necklaces are simple, elegant and visually striking. The jewellery is handcrafted and her bespoke pieces enhance the individuality of the wearer.www.brigittearnold.com 




Fiona Bailey - Fiona has added new designs 'Knit & Kaboodle' kits. The new kits include hats, a snood, rucksack, lampshade covers and cushions. The kits are simple and fun to knit and will add a touch of contemporary chic to your home and wardrobe.www.fionabaileydesigns.com www.fionabaileydesigns.blogspot.com



Vanessa Cohen - Vanessa is inspired by post war British textiles and designs when creating her tableware. The work is slip-cast in white earthenware clay and she uses a delicate range of pastel colours drawn from the 1950's, giving her work a contemporary quality with a retro edge.

Liza Collins - artisan is taking this opportunity to show again the wonderful tapestries and paintings by Liza Collins. Her work is literary a rich tapestry of colours and bold designs reflecting the landscape of her adopted home, Texas.



Margaret Cooter - Margaret has re-invented the travel bag. She has created wonderful soft fabric shoulder bags which carry the story of your London journey on them. Along-side the bags will be the debut range for 'London Journey Lines' t-shirts. www.margaretcooter.co.uk




Theresa Edwards - After a career in animation Theresa turned her attention to ceramics using those classic animation techniques such as stenciling and layering to produce a stunningly original range of colourful and intensel y decorated ceramic tableware and decorative pieces.




Josephine Florent - For the 'Xmas pop-up' Josephine is creating truly magical glass panels which have been sand-blasted with fairies. What a wonderful treat to have fairies at your window for Xmas. She will also display her fabulous wall-lighting which she makes to order.




Naomi Harrison - Over the last two years she has had an opportunity to expand her interests in art by taking over the old organic shop on Harlesden Road and transforming it into a gallery and working studio. As part of the pop-up she will exhibit a set of photographs called 'The flower collection'.




Sue Rossiter - Sue's wonderful original hand knitted bags in a range of colours are made from up-cycled T-shirt material. The bags are stretchy so that they can hold a kindle, tablet computer or even a bottle of wine! And what's fab is they then return to their original shape. Finishing touch a vintage or hand-made button.




Simone Selaib-Salandini - Her jewellery is intuitive and spontaneous which reflects an artistic background influenced by sculpture and architecture. By reducing the forms to the barest minimum Simone creates beautiful jewellery emphasising the metallic properties by working with organic textures.




Richard Tilbury.-. creates glasswork which is truly unique in design and his work would grace any table or sideboard. Especially for artisan Richard has created bespoke glass Christmas decorations. Alongside his wonderful glass 'icicles' will be his glass birds and angels. www.cielomio.co.uk




Tony Wallis - Tony built on his extensive experience of photography which has taken him around the world to produce wonderful, insightful images of the people, places and landscapes of extraordinary areas. twallis1@btinternet.com www.tonywallisphotography.com




Martin Wilson-demonstrates with his 35mm images, created frame by frame, that making every picture count takes on a new meaning. Martin continues to exhibit throughout the country as his reputation grows as an image maker extraordinaire.  www.martinwilson.net




Vanessa Cohen - Vanessa is inspired by post war British textiles and designs when creating her tableware. The work is slip-cast in white earthenware clay and she uses a delicate range of pastel colours drawn from the 1950's, giving her work a contemporary quality with a retro edge.


Liza Collins - artisan is taking this opportunity to show again the wonderful tapestries and paintings by Liza Collins. Her work is literary a rich tapestry of colours and bold designs reflecting the landscape of her adopted home, Texas.



Margaret Cooter - Margaret has re-invented the travel bag. She has created wonderful soft fabric shoulder bags which carry the story of your London journey on them. Along-side the bags will be the debut range for 'London Journey Lines' t-shirts. www.margaretcooter.co.uk




Theresa Edwards - After a career in animation Theresa turned her attention to ceramics using those classic animation techniques such as stenciling and layering to produce a stunningly original range of colourful and intensel y decorated ceramic tableware and decorative pieces.




Josephine Florent - For the 'Xmas pop-up' Josephine is creating truly magical glass panels which have been sand-blasted with fairies. What a wonderful treat to have fairies at your window for Xmas. She will also display her fabulous wall-lighting which she makes to order.




Naomi Harrison - Over the last two years she has had an opportunity to expand her interests in art by taking over the old organic shop on Harlesden Road and transforming it into a gallery and working studio. As part of the pop-up she will exhibit a set of photographs called 'The flower collection'.




Sue Rossiter - Sue's wonderful original hand knitted bags in a range of colours are made from up-cycled T-shirt material. The bags are stretchy so that they can hold a kindle, tablet computer or even a bottle of wine! And what's fab is they then return to their original shape. Finishing touch a vintage or hand-made button.




Simone Selaib-Salandini - Her jewellery is intuitive and spontaneous which reflects an artistic background influenced by sculpture and architecture. By reducing the forms to the barest minimum Simone creates beautiful jewellery emphasising the metallic properties by working with organic textures.




Richard Tilbury.-. creates glasswork which is truly unique in design and his work would grace any table or sideboard. Especially for artisan Richard has created bespoke glass Christmas decorations. Alongside his wonderful glass 'icicles' will be his glass birds and angels. www.cielomio.co.uk




Tony Wallis - Tony built on his extensive experience of photography which has taken him around the world to produce wonderful, insightful images of the people, places and landscapes of extraordinary areas. twallis1@btinternet.com www.tonywallisphotography.com




Martin Wilson-demonstrates with his 35mm images, created frame by frame, that making every picture count takes on a new meaning. Martin continues to exhibit throughout the country as his reputation grows as an image maker extraordinaire.  www.martinwilson.net





 

'Counting Elephants'

Mary Pritchard

Closes4thDecember 2011

Wednesday to Sunday - 11am to 5pm

When the old organic shop re-opened as a gallery space for local artists and those whose work offers something different gallery owner, Naomi Harrison could not have predicted what the response would be. A year later she is delighted at how much talent there is on the doorstep and says "..it has been wonderful to give artists a place to show off their work" which is whyartisanhas been delighted this November to give the gallery over to local artist Mary Pritchard to display three aspects of her creativity.

'One elephant, two elephants', is the method Mary uses to roughly calculate the exposure time of her handmade, cardboard, pinhole camera. The 'Counting Elephants' series are tiny hand-made books named after that process. The pinhole images of life on the road were taken during trips across Britain and further afield. The photographs capture urban, rural and remote environments, both mundane and sublime. The simplicity of the pinhole camera produces soft, dream-like images, giving the work a timeless quality.


 

Mary's love of ancient trees resulted in her chronicling these enduring features of our landscape, one of which was struck by a cannonball during the English Civil war, another of which was growing when Stonehenge was first constructed. They are strong, gnarled, old elephantine giants, yet fragile and vulnerable. The images were taken using traditional black and white film with a large format, kit-built camera and then meticulously hand-coloured, producing a unique, one-off image -a real labour of love and a process which replicates early photographic techniques. Several of these extraordinary trees will be exhibited on a very large scale.
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In contrast to the trees and landscapes of the pinhole images, Mary's delicate, 'organic' porcelain paper-clay sculptures and vessels combine delicacy with strength, mirroring the contradictions inherent in the natural world. Evoking objects like rocks, seedpods, fossils, coral, shells and leaves many are textured and subtle in colour- gentle and unassuming.

pritchardmary@hotmail.com

www.marypritchard.net 





Cotton Fields, Canyons and the Wide Blue Yonder


Tapestries and Paintings by Liza Collins

8th-29 October 2011

Since its launch last year, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work.artisan'ssuccess has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. This October artisan welcomes home Liza Collins.Liza Collins was born in London, 1961. She studied fine art and tapestry weaving and graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1985. Quickly establishing a career for herself as a tapestry artist she has exhibited her work widely and produced works to commission for several prestigious clients such as British Rail, Lambeth Palace Chapel, McDonalds Hamburgers UK and Coca-Cola, Schweppes Beverages.



Teaching has always been an important and integral part of Liza's career as an artist. She was a Senior Lecturer in tapestry weaving at Middlesex University for more than ten years before moving to Texas in 1998. Between 1999 and 2002 she taught tapestry and rug techniques on the Informal Classes program at UT in Austin. Liza has been teaching tapestry weaving at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio since 2000.



 

Teaching has always been an important and integral part of Liza's career as an artist. She was a Senior Lecturer in tapestry weaving at Middlesex University for more than ten years before moving to Texas in 1998. Between 1999 and 2002 she taught tapestry and rug techniques on the Informal Classes program at UT in Austin. Liza has been teaching tapestry weaving at Southwest School of Art in San Antonio since 2000.



A road trip to the Texas Panhandle has provided the inspiration for a new collection of tapestries and paintings. The panhandle is a place of immense natural beauty and diversity; from the rock formations of Palo Duro and Caprock Canyons, to the stark flatness and enormous skies of the level plains. A place of detail and repetition; mile after mile of cotton fields,. telegraph poles, fence posts, wind turbines and long straight, seemingly endless, blacktop highways lace across the landscape providing pattern, geometry and rhythm.



Liza's tapestries and paintings are included in numerous corporate, public and private collections both in Europe and the United States.

 







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Contemporary sculpture meets painting meets relationships. Since its launch last year, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work. artisan's success has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. This September artisan welcomes artists Elizabeth Porter and Alex Stewart.

This exhibition by Elizabeth Porter and Alex Stewart will be the first time that these two very individual artists have shown together after 30 years of married life. There are echoes of a first date about this show! 

Putting together a joint exhibition has opened up ElizabethandAlexto new learning processes not to mention a challenge. Will the art argue or complement? Enrich and support or dispute and diminish?

Elizabeth Porter- Elizabeth has a very successful career as a decorative artist with a client list which spans the world. She is regarded as one of the leading practitioners in the UK and works for many of the world's leading interior designers. Along-side this busy day job Elizabeth has managed to complete the first year of her MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art.

In her personal work she uses a wide base of materials to investigate her ideas which she expresses through stone carving, found objects, drawing and installation. Elizabeth creates absorbing yet simple work which triggers thoughts of what it means to be living in the present day. Her themes underlie the balance of life and the hidden side of being human.  www.elizabethporter.co.uk

 

Alex Stewart Alex explores the ideas of narrative painting under the title 'Illustrations for an unwritten book' using watercolour and mixed media. He is inspired by the traditions of Asian miniature painting and medieval illuminated manuscripts. Occupying the space between the verbal and the written word the paintings act as a gateway to our own personal archetypes, allowing the viewer to debate their meaning in the light of their own experience.

Alex is a self-taught painter who has exhibited internationally, notably in Sri Lanka and India, as well as having many solo shows here in the UK. His work is also in several major private collections around the world. www.alexstewart.net






 


Mystery and Imagination

16th- 26thAugust 2011

Since its launch last year, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work. artisan's success has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. 

August sees artisan in collaboration with Queens Park Community Schoolto present a selection of GCSE and A Level artwork from students at Queens Park School with a specific focus on portraits. The show is a culmination of the work the students have produced around the themes of " Cultural Identity" and "Environments".

All the work is by students aged 15 - 18 who live in Brent.  The exhibition is a celebration of their achievement and a chance to see some of the fascinating viewpoints and perspectives of young people as they interpret art history and merge it with their own ideas.

Do take this opportunity to explore this dynamic exhibition which includes a diverse range of work including paintings in oil and water colour, collage and 3D construction.  The poster design is based on the work of Nedae Mitten and was produced as part of her exam unit.


 

 






 

Don't you (forget about me!)

 

A snapshot of the 80's by Chris Duffy

8thJuly - 6thAugust 2011

Since its launch last year,artisancontinues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for artists of many disciplines to showcase their work. artisan'ssuccess has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. This Julyartisan welcomes photographerChris Duffyto its walls.

The expression 'born with a camera in his hand' can readily be applied to Chris Duffy. Son of legendary 60's photographer Duffy, Chris grew up with the godfathers of fashion photography David Bailey and Terence Donovan so it was inevitable that photography would have a huge influence on his life. After working as 3rd assistant in his father's studio (making coffee, sweeping floors and being available 24/7), he finally graduated to become Duffy's right hand man. This gave Chris an extraordinary apprenticeship in every aspect of photography from a master who was exacting and a perfectionist.

Chris's career has seen him work with the most famous of photographers and celebrities as he moved from stills to moving images and from London to Los Angeles working as a director of photography on commercials and pop promos.  By 1997 London was calling and the new millennium saw Chris not only shooting stills and video but also embracing new IT technology and forming a successful new media company combing all these elements.


 


Helping his father Duffy revive his archive before he died was an exercise in critically evaluating images and it was through this process that Chris began to look at his own photography in a new way and it re-ignited a passion to produce his own work outside of commercial restraints.


 

When he started to work on material for this exhibition he soon realised that his back catalogue had not been seen since it was shot in the 80's and upon taking a closer look he decided to present a snapshot of this era.  Coincidently many 80's names have recently re emerged including Spandau Ballet, Sade, Steve Strange and Adam Ant (who is now currently back on tour). It appears that the time is now right for this retrospective set of images from an exciting era.



 

www.chrisduffyphotographer.com

 

 

 


 

Tag, you're it!


Jamie Taylor

 June 3rdto 2ndJuly 2011

Wednesday to Saturday

11am to 5pm


Since its launch last year, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for new talent to showcase their work. artisan's success has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. This June welcomes painter Jamie Taylor to its walls.

Online Photos are often 'tagged' - assigned with a keyword, name or phrase for simplified searching and organization - and this, although undetected in the finished work, is instrumental to Taylor's practice. In periodic online searches of public photo-sharing sites and acting as a filter, he takes advantage of the mass proliferation of snapshots available to us. He then covertly identify trends of behaviour in front of a camera, along with the types of pictures people take, and of what.

 


By taking publicly accessible online photographic imagery as a point of departure, Jamie Taylor's paintings focus upon the ubiquitous and everyday amateur snapshot. Whether celebrating the quirky, or identifying similarities illustrating that despite photography's democratic potential people essentially take the same pictures. The selection of image and act of painting instills attention, solidity, and essence to the non-object and ephemeral nature of the online digital photograph. Although careful to make reference to the photograph as source, the handling of the medium and interventions made in the painting process reflect this physicality.


 

 


 

 



Marrakesh and Mountains

Friday 6th May to Sunday 29th May

Land of the Berbers

NW10 gallery artisan celebrated its first birthday in December. When the old organic shop re-opened last year as a gallery space for local artists and those whose work offers something different owner, Naomi Harrison could not have predicted what the response would be. A year later she is delighted at how much talent there is on the doorstep and says  "It has been wonderful to showcase talent and give artists a place to show off their work".

At artisan this May five different photographers show their individual response to the same shared experience of a journey through Morocco from the bustling city of Marrakesh to the remote and stunning High Atlas Mountains.

The trip, which was lead by a local Berber guide, provided an extraordinary insight into the varied people, architecture, landscape and way of life in this beautiful and fascinating country. It also provided a better understanding of the Berber people, and gave an insight into historical and current issues within Moroccan society.

Marrakesh prooved a rich source of different photographic opportunities: from the beautiful Jardin Majorelle, the peaceful Medersa Ben Youssef to the chaotic and lively place Djemaa El Fnaa and the souk.

Travelling within the Atlas Mountains allowed exploration of beautiful valleys, lakes, gorges, high passes, extraordinary rock formations, remote villages, markets and spectacular ancient kasbahs - some ruined, others well-maintained. It was also an opportunity to observe the way of life of the local people and how it is slowly changing against a backdrop which is still extremely traditional.

The variety of places visited is reflected in the images in the show.

All the artists have different concerns, methods, outlooks and photographic approaches which reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary photography today.

Michael Colley works exclusively with black and white film and produces all his own hand-crafted prints using traditional darkroom methods. Michael is a frequent visitor to this part of the world and has been photographing this area of southern Morocco for several years. His love of the area and his sensitive, perceptive approach is evident in his beautiful images.michaeljcolley@hotmail.co.uk

Mary Pritchard experiments with a variety of cameras and during this trip took images with both a digital SLR and a cardboard pinhole camera, which she used to 'document' the journey made. She is interested in trying to give a different 'take' on landscape and travel photography and aims to produce images which evoke an emotional response.  www.marypritchard.net


Sabine Thoelewas able to further her passion and immense talent for street photography - even using the opportunity to take images from the moving minibus. She also developed a new interest in capturing landscapes. Her fascinating images give a real insight into the day to day life of the places, streets and people of this part of the world. sabinethoele@googlemail.comwww.flickr.com/photos/sabinethoele


Tony Wallis has built on his extensive experience of photography which has taken him around the world to produce wonderful, insightful images of the people, places and landscapes of this extraordinary area.  twallis1@btinternet.com www.tonywallisphotography.com



Pete Webster responded to the photographic challenge of the environment by striving for a different approach to traditional travel imagery. He focused on often overlooked aspects of day to day life and objects. www.petewebster.com




'Marrakesh and Mountains'

The exhibition runs from 6thto 29thMay 2011

Wednesday to Saturday - 11am to 5pm.

As a price guide the work ranges from £40 to £180





 

Spring pops up atartisan

'Kid's stuff'

6th - 30thApril 2011

NW10's galleryartisanwill once again display its versatility and become a place where children of all ages will find things to delight them. April will seeartisan'pop-up' with an Easter treat. If you are looking for a gift for that special child or for the child in you,artisanprovides an opportunity to find something that will thrill and be treasured for years to come.

The 'pop-up' will offer an opportunity to purchase wonderful original artworks by leading children's illustrators Clare Beaton and Lynne Moulding. Ceramics with kids in mind by Theresa Edwards and Josephine Florent's creative glass work brings fairies to your window! Complimenting this, is fabulous craft from the Homeworks group. Smith and Coates introduce their Spring collection for kids, Fiona Bailey's Knit and Kaboodle kits will have you inspired to create your own garment and Janey Whitehorn's wonderful lampshades would be the finishing touch to any room.

Clare Beaton- Clares love of folk art led her to create hand-stitched illustrations for children's books using felt and a mostly vintage range of buttons, braid and fabrics.  She is always looking for items to recycle and old aprons are a favourite source of wonderful patterns.  Her work appears on children's jigsaws and games and has been animated for a series of TV ads in North America forTriaminic. Clare's illustrations are very collectable and will please for many generations.www.clarebeaton.com


 

Josephine Florent -Josephine's background is as colourful and varied as her work   She had a successful career as a model in London, Paris and New York becoming a favourite of photographers such as Donovan, Duffy and Bailey. Josephine went on to study glass and it was then she discovered her true passion. For 'Kid's Stuff' she is creating truly magical glass panels which are made to measure. She sandblasts bespoke pieces of clear glass with fairies which then fit into existing panes. What a wonderful treat to have fairies at your window.

Lynne Moulding- Lynne isa senior designer with the well-known children's book publisher Dorling Kindersley and has been part of a team which has produced many successful and awarding winning children's books. She is also a freelance illustrator and has created a collection of drawings for the 'pop-up' which are both delightful and original.  Her animal characterswould be a charming addition to any child's wall.


 

Theresa Edwards - After a career in animation during which she worked on such classics as 'Yellow Submarine' and 'The Snowman' not to mention several famous advertising campaigns Theresa now uses those classic animation techniques such as stenciling and layering to produce a stunningly original range of colourful and intensely decorated ceramic tableware and decorative pieces. For 'Kid's Stuff' Theresa takes a new direction creating ceramic wall plaques designed with kids in mind.


 

Stéphanie Cahorel -Stéphanie Cahorel is a young French ceramic artist living in Raumati Beach, New Zealand. Stéphanie's main body of work is large sculptural pieces but to relax she makes wonderful ceramic brooches which gallery owner Naomi Harrison discovered when she was given one as a gift.   Naomi says 'I was thrilled when Stéphanie agreed to send over a selection of her jewellery for the'Kid's Stuff'pop-up. 




Fiona Bailey Designs - Mother of three, Fiona says "I'm always wishing there was more time in the day, yet don't seem to be able to stay up late enough to get my long list of 'to do's' done!" Choosing her yarns with care and attention Fiona creates beautiful hand-knitted accessories from bags to hats. Her children's range is unique in design as the children who will wear them. If you fancy trying to create something yourself Fiona's Knit and Kaboodle Kits provide you with everything you need. www.fionabaileydesigns.com


 

Smith and Coates -Smith and Coates children's tops are handmade here in the UK from up-cycled woollen garments. The garments are felted, re-cut and remade, then hand finished with crochet and trims made from vintage fabric. Each piece of clothing is completely bespoke. In a throw away world, it is refreshing to find, how pre-loved items can be transformed into new and wonderful clothes.  www.smithandcoates.com


 

Janey Whitehorn -  Two years after launching her successful range of silk scarves Janey unveils her Whitehorn homeware collection of bold and striking lampshades. Each one-off design is makes every lampshade an individual work of art. But the real beauty with the Whitehorn lighting concept is the vibrant burst of colour every lampshade gives to a room. This atmospheric lighting would add the perfect finishing touch to any room.  www.janeywhitehorn.com


Handworks - Handworks will show their beautiful collection of lightweight cotton clothing for children. They also have a great collection of cotton quilts to grace any bedroom and home furnishings, which would add the finishing touches to a room.  Their range of wonderful fresh prints, high quality cotton carefully sourced fromIndiaand an eye for design gives them a unique brand.  www.handworkslimited.co.uk


Homespun and Vintage - Homespun & Vintage offer an eclectic mix of contemporary handmade and vintage home accessories including pictures, jewellery, ceramics and soft furnishings. "We are passionate about handmade quality, traditional craftsmanship and unique design that links a contemporary approach with vintage style and materials".samanthafrankel@me.com

 

General price range: £20 to£400

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 'Bright Young Things'

5th- 26thMarch 2011

New Year New Talent

Since its launch last year, artisan continues to attract attention in North West London. The role of the gallery is to create a space which offers an opportunity for new talent to showcase their work. artisan's success has been its ability to keep changing and offering something different each month. The gallery has a full programme this year of exciting talent and new concepts.

This March artisan welcomes two young emerging photographersOliver Bampfylde and Sophie Harris-Taylor to its walls. Both photographers are attracting the attention of collectors and the editorial world with their unique imaging making and view of the world.

Oliver Bampfylde
His subject matter often steers towards musicians and bands ­- being an avid festival goer and regular gig attendee he catches the perfect moments of performance that ignite his images with passion. His other photographs capture raw materials and day-to-day observations on his travels with great sensitivity and an underlying cinematic narrative, suggesting something beyond the surface.

 

 

London based photographer and designer Oliver Bampfylde studied History of Art at Leeds University whilst also nurturing an insatiable appetite for photography. Inspired by a range of artistic genres, Bampfylde's work reflects the spirit of craft: the process of making and creating, to produce something unique. This method has proven to be a successful one as Bampfylde's achievements have recently included being shortlisted for the 2010 NME Photography Awards and featured in the 2010 Top 3 Critics Choice at Flux at the Crate Gallery. With his reportage photography and photojournalism also gaining great critical acclaim resulting in his images being published globally. 

Blog: www.theshutterandeye.blogspot.com

Prices:  £174 - £198 Framed limited edition

               £75 - £104 Unframed limited edition

               £60 Framed unlimited editiion 

               £35 Unframed unlimited edition

 

Sophie Harris-Taylor

22-year-old Sophie Harris-Taylor lives and works in London. Documenting the minutia of everyday, her work often reflects on moments of familiarity, vulnerability and ennui. Strongly influenced from an early age by renaissance painting her photography was first exhibited in the County Hall Gallery, London in 2006 where she was nominated for the Young at Art awards. Her passion for photography grew and  following a First Class Honours photography degree, from the prestigious Kingston University, in 2010 Sophie was nominated for the Signature Art Awards and also had work exhibited at the AOP gallery in London and Trace gallery in Cornwall. Harris-Taylor now works both as an exhibiting artist and within the commercial and fashion industry, also continuing to photograph performances bymembers of the Royal Ballet.


 

 

Web: www.sophieharristaylor.com

Blog:  
www.htphotos.blogspot.com

Prices:  £115 - £159 Framed

                £75 - £98 Unframed

 


 

 

NW10 gallery artisancelebrated its first birthday in December and after a short seasonal break will open on 5thFebruary with a new exhibition. When the old organic shop re-opened as a gallery space for local artists and those whose work offers something different owner, Naomi Harrison could not have predicted what the response would be. A year later she is delighted at how much talent there is on the doorstep and says "..it has been wonderful to give new artists a place to show off their work" which is whyartisanis delighted in February to give the gallery over to this group of exciting women artists.

'And She Was'presents the work of six women artists who use their art to explore the boundaries between work and home, reality and imagination, past and present. Working in paint, sculpture, ceramics and print-making, they each celebrate the physical possibilities of their media with spontaneity and creativity.

Trish Ainsworth   The history of women continues to be a path towards freedom and choice. The paintings by Trish Ainsworth embrace this journey. Inspired by the statue of the embracing couple at St Pancras Station, Trish takes the strong elements of the woman's skirt, legs and shoes and the reflective light and interprets them with the use of bright colours and strong mark-making techniques.  The emotions, thoughts, hopes, fears and dreams are intertwined in the paintings giving them power and strength.

 

 

 

  

 

 


Neda Dana-Haeri   In her stark, deceptively simple paintings, Iranian-born artist Neda Dana-Haeri is inspired by Persian poetry and Sufi philosophy, exploring concepts of cultural memory.  Neda's nearly monochromatic palette, dominant black strokes combined with striking red lines and echoes of ancient turquoise, harmoniously balance utterances of white light piercing through. Simple but intriguing images that capture the viewer's imagination

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Romny Gray   "Sh(r)edding the Corporate Bitch"- an installation of full size, distressed, female "skins".   With this installation Romny explores the role of women and all the positive or negative aspects.  Through the distressed and playful use of latex "skins" and her 3d pieces, she has given an organic and almost ghostly life to a series of works, which try to unpeel some of layers of those roles and prompt a. dialogue. This dialogue is continued in Romny's 2d pieces, which question and challenge with teasing and subversive messages embedded in deceptively decorative collages and paintings.

 

 


Marion Hack   Marion's work is inspired by observations from life, the tradition of memory, personal journeys, photographs and moving pictures. For'And She Was'Marionis presenting a collection of figurative paintings and mixed-media sculptures. These represent physical and emotional experiences past and present, interpreted, restructured and represented.  A way of revisiting the past, reinventing memories and capturing a moment gone.

 

 


Enza PalumboEnza Palumbo is a mixed media artist who uses a variety of techniques and materials to produce original work which demonstrate her own unique and individual style. Enza's art has a raw, spontaneous quality as she lets each piece reveal itself as it unfolds and develops to its completion.  The work in this exhibition includes mixed media, sculptures, paintings, collages with glass and ceramics.

 

    



Virginia Waterhouse is a London-born artist who finds finds much of her inspiration in music and poetry. She works mainly with inks and watercolour to create richly coloured and multi-layered images. For the past year she has been exploringParadise Lost, developing an abstract language through which to convey Milton's dramatic vision and the vivid landscapes of hell and paradise. For this exhibition she has moved from the dark and intense colours of hell to a lighter more natural palette with which to evoke the Garden of Eden and the story of Eve.