Wendy Saunders
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Wendy Saunders “I have been constructing these new painting supports specifically to act as carriers for a number of ideas relating to the reading of human countenance and emotion….I make the stretchers to represent a head shape.  They are an … Read More

Mary Webb
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Mary Webb Mary Webb was born in London in 1942. She studied Fine Art at Newcastle University under Richard Hamilton and Victor Pasmore from 1958-63 and was a Hatton Scholar from 1962-63. She undertook postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of … Read More

Harvey Taylor
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Harvey Taylor Harvey Taylor has developed a labour intensive painting process whereby each painting can take up to two months to complete. He starts with a photographic image which he breaks down using a grid. A mask is then placed … Read More

Linda Ingham
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Linda Ingham Linda Ingham’s process-led practice is based on personal engagement with landscape and place. Increasingly involved with botany and folk-histories of plants observed on location where she walks and her allotments, pieces often are created using gathered plants and … Read More

Matthew Krishanu
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Matthew Krishanu Matthew Krishanu’s recent paintings construct narratives exploring themes from memory, childhood, and art history. Matthew Krishanu is a painter based in London. He received an MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College in 2009.  Solo exhibitions … Read More

Gideon Pain
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Gideon Pain Gideon Pain’s art derives from a delight in the world around, a play on the mundane and every day that we slip through on our way to somewhere else. It is about collective moments, some tragic some euphoric, … Read More

Stephen Newton
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Stephen Newton The critic Mel Gooding described my painting as a ‘psycho-conceptual project’. The New York critic Donald Kuspit stated in an essay: ‘The detached, oddly mournful tone and subliminal pessimism about human relationships evident in Newton’s pictures suggests that … Read More

Andrew Litten
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Andrew Litten Creativity is empowering and empathy is powerful. I want to create art that speaks of the love, anger, loss, personal growth and the private confusions we all experience in our lives. My aim is to create an unguarded … Read More

Jules Clarke
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Jules Clarke The fluidity of paint is used to explore one moment becoming another, allowing boundaries between figures and their environment to break down. The patterns emerging from the photographed screen in both image and surface interference can let people … Read More

Andrew Crane
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Andrew Crane Born in London in 1949, Andrew Crane studied graphics at the Central School of Art. It was here that he developed his love for letterforms and numerals and the power of the written word. A self-taught painter, he … Read More

Julian Brown
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Julian Brown The imagery in my work is very heavily influenced by nostalgic visions of the 1980’s and the folk art from my mother Polish heritage. Both of these worlds have a handmade geometric quality that has a playful and … Read More

Ruth Philo
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Ruth Philo Ruth’s paintings explore abstraction through colour, light and surface. They often emerge from encounters with place, walking and the everyday to convey a sensory experience of the physical and metaphysical, combining inner and outer states, conscious and subconscious. … Read More

Barbara Howey
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Barbara Howey Barbara Howey’s work over the last 3 years has focused on human destruction of the landscape brought about by the effects of industrial waste, fracking, agrichemicals and recently Solar Radiation Management. A series based on water pollution caused … Read More

Lucy Cox
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Lucy Cox My practice focuses primarily on spatial ambiguity, an interest that I have been engaging with for some time, to construct abstract paintings which toy with interpretation and perception. I am fascinated by relationships between three-dimensional and two dimensional … Read More

Paul Newman
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Paul Newman Paul Newman’s current body of work, English Gothic, combines 18th – 21st century motifs including, historical landscape painting, architecture, classic monsters of movies such as the Fly and Frankenstein, and even the Ford Escort van.  With sources ranging … Read More

Alex Hanna
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Alex Hanna I have been working on ideas based around the ‘ambiguous’ and materiality. This possibly explains the choice of subject and the reductive colour system. I have been using both traditional materials and some more none traditional paints. At … Read More

Susie Hamilton
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Susie Hamilton I paint figures in wilderness—either a natural wilderness or a bleak, urban space such as superstore or shopping mall. My figures are set in challenging places and often blitzed by bursts of glaring light. Additionally they are made … Read More

Apply 2020
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“The new Contemporary British Painting Prize is a brilliant new initiative that holds up a mirror to the wealth of practice and exciting talent alive in the UK painting scene today.”  Kath Wood, Founding Director of Firstsite, Curator and Arts … Read More

Ruth Calland
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Ruth Calland I’m always interested in gesture, and in the visceral. I’m trying to express something about both emotional experience and analytical understanding, usually, and so the physical act of painting is made under certain conditions, where I’m often in … Read More

Iain Andrews
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Iain Andrews My paintings begin as a dialogue, both with a particular Folk Tale and also with an image from art history – often a painting by an Old Master that may then be used as a starting point from … Read More

David Manley
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David Manley I’ve been wedded to the idea of abstraction in art ever since the start of my student days back in the late 60’s. This has developed over the decades into a passion for paint and a commitment to … Read More

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