25 x 25 cm
Acylic, ink and glitter glue on paper
I created 'heart' exclusively for 'love our new gallery' exhibition.
As with all my current work, I love to explore the intricacies of my subject.
The original drawing is then cut or torn up and recreated in a collage. I enjoy the result of making something that could be considered grotesque into a thing of beauty.
I studied textile/print design at Winchester school of art in the early 90's.
I have had my studio, here at Hylands since 2013, and since having time out from the arts to have a family, it has been key to me rediscovering my passion for creating. I am inspired by phobias and nightmares and it is this 'dark side' that enables me to create unique pieces of art.
Entwined in the Forest
Oil on Canvas
The Entwined in the Forests' series of original paintings explore our involvement with nature, it is a merging of forms that place people within and as part of their environment, becoming merging and belonging to the world that is around them.
Mark Johansen is a life long dyslexic and self taught abstract artist who has always loved communicating through art and painting. Today his bright colourful abstract artworks shimmer with energy and vitality.
Mark paints colourful emotional abstract paintings in vibrant oil colour, but for him its more than just painting, "what I do is take a single moment an idea, a concept, a feeling and translate that into colour and energy through my brush on to canvas".
Financial Dreams (are made of this)
Encausitic wax and newspaper
15 x 15 cm
The dominating towers of the corporate world form the skyline in this cityscape.
Some dream about the pursuit of financial gain in the hope that this will bring them happiness and security.
This is a fragile dream to hold on to, as fragile as the paper ripped and cut from the finance pages of the newspaper used in this picture.
Catherine works with coloured beeswax and heated tools to create vibrant original artworks.
Having an appreciation of the natural beauty and wide open spaces of the countryside, Catherine then translates these images and feelings into her work.
Her paintings are intuitive and often sidestep from the initial concept to follow the flow of her creative process.
Image size 50 x 34 cm
Frame size 71 x 51 cm
Silk screen print
I enjoy sourcing materials to use within my work, I was drawn to the aesthetics of used sheet music, aware of the powerful effect of music on our minds and bodies, in how a sequence of sounds express emotion and often evokes it in the listener.
This is reflected in my work in the image of the hare, how we respond to the moment we glimpse a wild animal running across the landscape it might be both emotional and physical.
Julie Graham a designer and printmaker creating a range of limited editions screen and linocut prints, textiles and hand-printed stationary. Inspiration for her unique designs come from the British countryside, drawing in pen and ink she translates these images into designs suitable for screen-printing.
The Chemistry of Desire
Glass, enamels and micas
I have always been fascinated with images captured under the microscope, the beauty of our internal world. The Chemistry of Desire captures the briefest of moments, the chemical impulse of attraction.
Glass work is my second career as I am a qualified mental health social worker. But art has always been an essential part of my life and now creating work and exploring this fabulous medium is my obsession.
H30 W32 D21
Glazed stoneware, epoxy, gold
‘Love isn’t just about passion and romance,
it is about commitment, compromise, dedication
This work explores the fragility and resilience of relationships and how love can be the medicine that heals the traumas life can throw at us.
Curatio is nurtured from clay to create life-like representations of its sitters in a pose that transports a silence of contemplation to the viewer. The stoneware glazes create a complicated surface - a map of life. The gold ‘scars’ are evidence of a healed metaphorical trauma.
Inspired by the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi – the repair of broken ceramics with gold to make the object 'better than it was before - the work's gold seams give these portrait sculptures an imprint of life's many experiences that make us who we are.
Billie Bond graduated in 2011 from Colchester School of Art with a 1st in 3D Design and Craft, specialising in sculpture and where she now lectures. She is also studying for an MA in Sculptural Practice investigating eye contact in portraiture. Her work is mainly figurative with a passion for the portrait and the majority of her work is ceramic.
MY FUNNY VALENTINE
51 x 41cm approx
Limited edition print
A portrait of Elvis Costello
Ltd Edition Print from The Original Acrylic on Board annotated by Elvis Costello
The Original painting was Donated to the 'Make A Wish Foundation' and auctioned by Jude Law in 2010
I paint portraits because I'm interested in people. My love of music has led me on a path that has included touring with bands such as The Rolling Stones and Oasis hundreds of faces have either sat or collaborated with me. Each year I create an exhibition for the V festival to benefit a local charity. I firmly believe that although each painting has a story behind it, it should need no narrative. The work should speak for itself, for although I nurture it, I won't always be there for it.
Artist in Residence Hylands House 2009-
Official Artist to the V Festival 2012-
Sterling silver rings with 18ct yellow gold detail - £120.00-£158.00
Sterling silver ruby eternity ring - £195.00
Sterling silver stacking gem set rings - £45.00 each
All rings can be made to order in any size
Rings are the perfect symbol of love. The ring itself is continuous and pure, there is no start or finish. Rings are given for so many reasons, love, memory, belonging, commitment and unity and I just love that something I have designed and made can bring such emotion. It’s the best job in the world!
Tanya graduated from Middlesex University with a BA(Hons) in Jewellery in 1993. She set up her own workshop straightaway, outworking for various jewellers and in 1997 launched her first collection. She has supplied over 40 galleries with her work, has been accepted into several prestigious exhibitions and shows and now sells online and directly from her studio. As well as taking on commissions, she also loves teaches jewellery making.