Water is a recurring setting in most of Laura Sander’ paintings. She describes it as “at once mystical and mundane”. Sandra began her obsession with water when she saw a photograph of young girls trying to do normal things like go shopping in a big flood. Her imagination started to run away and she just went with it. Her subjects are usually her then 11-year-old daughter and her friends. Her paintings are a piece of everyone’s childhood we wish we could hang on to. That one magical day in the middle of summer when we didn’t have a care in the world.
Guillaume Bresson is a Paris-based French painter who uses the old technique of grisaille in most of his paintings. Grisaille is the term for paintingexecuted entirely in monochromeor near-monochrome, usually in shades of grey. Bresson’s paintings are inspired by compositions of Poussin and deal with urban violence. Every detail of his paintings are carefully planned. From the clothes and accessories of the models, to the backdrop and poses.
Way back in the Renaissance, they had realism. Now, we have hyper-realism. This art movement stepped out the boundaries of mere realism and aims to make paintings look as real as the real thing. People, when told that what they’re watching is a painting and not a picture usually scream “Faaake!”. In this respect, Pedro Campos is one of the most brilliant hyper-realistic painters out there today. The quality of his work surpasses even that of dedicated photographers.
Jonathan Wateridge is a London-based painter who takes a unique approach to painting. Very much like the artists of yore, Jonathan paints based on mock-ups and models. He has what some might describe as a ‘cinematic approach to painting. He builds a story from the thousands of pictures he takes of his sets, scenes, and actors/models.
Carnival in Venice
Brigid Marlin was born in Washington, D.C.1936. She studied painting and sculpture in Dublin, Paris and New York. In 1966 she went to Vienna to learn the ‘Mische’ technique, a process of painting which was the secret method of the Italian Renaissance painters, and revived after painstaking research by Professor Ernst Fuchs. In 2010 she took up sculpture, studying with Derek Haworth, a pupil of Henry Moore at his Atelier in Radlett.
She has exhibited in one-man and group shows all over the world. Her illustrations and paintings are in many collections among them are; Ex-President Richard Nixonís estate, Ann Oestreicher, Virginia H Rogers, J. Erdelac of General Motors, Mrs Stanley Kubrick, Lady Arran. Museums which represent her work include; the National Portrait Gallery, the House of Lords, London, Bush House, London (the home of the BBC.), the National Museum of American Illustrators, New York, and the Centre de Cultura de Barcelona, Spain.
Agnes Boulloche was born in Paris, she spent her childhood in Morocco. These young years in North Africa made Agnes a legend and Djinn connoisseur, a lover of the uncanny. Back in Paris in the Sixties, she was a student at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs, in the followed years, she entirely concentrated on oil painting on wood panels using the old “glaze” technique which consist in superimposing thin transparent layers of colours and makes it possible to combine fine strokes and luminous tints. She also uses various alchemical formulas to create her own pigments, mediums and varnishes.
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At first, I am working as a professional pilot for various swiss and south african airlines (1972-1988). In 1988, I quit cockpits and dedicate myself to painting. Oil on canvas has become my tool very soon. I like to figure strange, unusual, poetic situations and atmospheres, including these four elements, most of the time : Nature, characters, animals and objects. All elements are figured in a realistic manner, but in an unreal collection.
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Shintaro Ohata is a Japanese artist who flawlessly merges two-dimensional art with 3d by placing sculptures in front of his paintings. His innate talent of perfectly capturing light. Looking at his work, one might incorrectly assume that there is a hidden light source somewhere in his installation.When asked about the unique sculpture and painting combination he said: “I could bring the atmosphere or dynamism of my paintings with a more different way if I place sculptures in front of paintings”.
Let there be light and DAVID LLOYD GLOVER will find it. A prolific painter, David uses the difficult medium of water-colour and deftly achieves a multi-layered emotional — and for some, transcendental experience. White light, if you will, becomes the portrait path of self- exploration and fulfilment and the illumination of truth and echoes of eternity are shared by both artist and audience.
Glover’s paintings are on 300lb, T.H. Saunders, Waterford-series cold pressed paper. Always, a detailed under drawing is executed in 2B pencil which is a discipline learned from Illustrating. He uses Winsor & Newton transparent water-colours and Winsor & Newton brushes as he believes that superior quality materials is so important when marketing your work through top level fine art galleries.
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Pablo Guzmanis a Columbia-based painter whose work is well known for pushing the boundary between subject and viewer. His series “Homenaje al cuadro”, is basically a succession of paintings of people with their backs to the viewer. It seems that each of his subjects are looking at something infinitely interesting in front of them. It kinda makes you want to shove them away to find out what they’re looking at.