New Brunswick artist, "I have always been interested in process and experimenting with materials, using them in ways that keep surprising me. I use found objects in my work as well as collage, metal, photographs, marble dust on surfaces such as panel, paper, mylar and canvas. I also make sculptural installation work and assemblage. The possibilities of the combination of materials constantly keeps me engaged and immersed in my work.
This fascination with manipulating and combining different media results in my working in series. This allows me to exhaust my ideas while challenging me to stretch my creativity."
UK Batik artist. The Annie Phillips art for living brand generates creative design ideas by taking inspiration from the Annie Phillips archive of over 300 original artworks. Space and pattern are dynamically interwoven through the unique rhythm of stripes developed by Annie Phillips creating the recognisable look of the brand. The desire is to create surface decoration that is both uplifting and playful and where the final result is a ‘little piece of art for everyday living’
The Batik Guild was first formed in 1986 by a small group of batik artists and has now grown into an organisation of around 200 members. The majority are based in Britain and Ireland, but some members come from further afield. Members include professional artists, amateur artists, teachers, students and those that simply enjoy doing batik. The Guild is a non-profit making organisation financed by members subscriptions. It is run by volunteers.
Poet David Whtye
David Whyte is an English poet. He is quoted as saying that all of his poetry and philosophy is based on "the conversational nature of reality". Wikipedia
Auerbach is a figurative painter, who focuses on portraits and city scenes in and around the area of London in which he lives, Camden Town. Although sometimes described as expressionistic, Auerbach is not an expressionist painter. His work is not concerned with finding a visual equivalent to an emotional or spiritual state that characterised the expressionist movement, rather it deals with the attempt to resolve the experience of being in the world in paint. In this the experience of the world is seen as essentially chaotic with the role of the artist being to impose an order upon that chaos and record that order in the painting.
Rene Romero Schuler
René Romero Schuler is creating powerful images of strength and vulnerability that speak to the heart of the human condition: love, sorrow, solitude, and heartbreak; yet, through these depictions of difficult subjects, she inspires her viewers with hope, fortitude, and ultimately, enduring strength. The figures Schuler captures are equal parts self-portraiture and portraits of the range of human emotions that she has experienced.
An extraordinary batik artist in the UK!