Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1981, Niamh has been practising as a full-time professional artist, mostly based at Spike Island in Bristol, United Kingdom.
In her work Niamh is concerned with representing the experience of landscape through colourful abstract paintings. She uses a variety of unusual and experimental techniques, such as printing with cling film, fabric, clothes, and other found objects.
For the past ten years Niamh has been visiting Grenada in the West Indies. The Caribbean colours have seeped into her work - the turquoise blues and greens of the sea, the brightly coloured wildlife on land and under the sea, and the vividly painted houses and boats.
Aled Evans was born and raised in Snowdonia in North Wales and studied art at Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry, graduating in 1973. He also trained in Graphic Design gaining a Dip AD. Aled has worked in television for over 30 years working as Film Editor for HTV Wales, Cardiff, as well as working as a freelance Film Editor, Director and Producer across a wide range of productions for television companies.
My work is a visual event to be enjoyed by the senses - simple objects or events inspired by the natural world.
My work is instinctive and spontaneous. Sometimes I make a quick sketch but mostly I have an idea in my head, often sparked by something I have seen, and I turn this into a 3 dimensional reality through the process of making, thinking, looking, touching, altering, refining, patinating, polishing, gilding, colour washing and finishing until I have achieved something that usually bears some relationship with what was in my mind at the outset.
Every sculpture is individual and each is signed and uniquely numbered. There may be many made from the same pattern but they are handmade and there is always a difference in patination and character because each has its own imperfections that are celebrated and endorsed to govern the process.
Deepa Kataria was born in Mumbai, India and was raised in New York City, United States. She found her passion for the arts in India’s Junior high school. She continued her study of art at Queens, New York. Deepa’s passion and love for the arts were nurtured further when she was accepted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in New Brunswick. She won a couple of juried cash awards for her artwork at Mason Gross School of Arts at Rutgers.
After graduating and having recently discovered she was dyslexic, she worked for a dyslexic consultancy to understand what it meant to be dyslexic but also to produce animations explaining the positive creative aspects of dyslexia. In 2009 having returned to Loughborough University, she gained a Masters in Art and Design, exploring the creative side of dyslexia and the beneficial aspect of the creative process, a theme she continues today.
I am a Scottish born artist who studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee currently living in Yorkshire. I take inspiration from travel, the landscape around me, memories, conversations, inter-spatial relationships, sculpture, sound and time. I am fascinated by the emotional aspect of colour and constantly strive to express the human condition in all aspects - including sometimes speech and how it affects us.
Originally from Stockport, Hannah M Morris graduated from Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2012 with a BA in fine art. Hannah now lives and works in Cardiff, Wales. She is Arts Officer at ArcadeCardiff CIC, and manages the newly opened Fairwater Studios in Cardiff.
An action painter, producing contemporary, expressive and experimental works, I explore the fluidity of the medium and its unpredictability - its serendipitous nature. I use broad brushes: splashing, dripping and pouring paint, creating texture and depth. Surfaces are scraped, revealing layers of under painting and history.
The land and sky around the Scottish Borders are particularly beautiful and the changing weather and light offer up infinite sources of inspiration to me. I try to capture and communicate some of this in my paintings. The use of wax and soil underneath the oil paint helps to translate some of what I see in the landscape… texture, erosion, fragility, growth, colour, shape, man-made and natural forms.
My process of working is 'organised chaos': I have some general idea of what I want to do, and then work through a series of attacks and engagements, erasing, refining, adding and taking away until something starts to emerge. Usually, I don’t want to ‘think’ too much: the first thing that comes into my head is what I try to latch on to as it's usually where I'm trying to get to.
In her work Lidia uses brushes, palette knifes and scrapers to bring the canvas alive with different layers of rich and dynamic textures. Her paintings are characterised by having geometric and abstract features constructed with striking polychromatic palettes and the application of the sgraffito technique.
I live close to the sea and downs on the South West coast of the Isle of Wight. A love of the landscape and being alone and surrounded by nature is what inspires all my work. I explore different ways to compose visual ‘shorthand’ of all that I see and feel.