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Painting - Prints
My work varies from quite realistic depictions to abstract. My style is a freestyle that can scan the broad range of subjects I like to work with, always keen to incorporate light and movement as much as possible, and I enjoy using texture within my work.
Acrylics are the dominant material used, but I am always keen to incorporate other mediums where appropriate, especially pastels and charcoals.
Inspired by many subjects but my main focus is seascapes, landscapes, and more recently cityscapes. A wealth of material in all of these subjects is of course available in and around the immediate area where I live.
A member of Devon Artist Network, and Oxfordshire Art week. Successful solo and shared exhibitions over the last ten years, in both Devon and Oxfordshire.
Hold independent art workshops and have regular classes in my Studio and Gallery. Kept them as small as possible to ensure the atmosphere is unthreatening, relaxed and encouraging – this really seems to benefit students in their creativity and growth. Have also been asked to speak and demonstrate at various art groups in the area.
Undertake commissions, successfully completing many over the last year, being rewarded by the pleasure these have brought clients. As with any artist, I am constantly growing and learning more within my area of work. My inspiration is kept alive by the constant change in our landscape and the pleasure obtained by capturing some of its beauty.
Drawings - Charcoal
Humphrey’s joy in drawing is evident in his work, and his technical ability is second to none. From his student days at Chelsea School of Art, winning a drawing scholarship and being noticed by Sir Nicholas Serota (who went on to be Director of the Tate Gallery), Humphrey has continued to draw in charcoal and pencil.
Alongside his drawings, Humphrey’s work can be seen in films and television shows such as The Great and Bridgerton, and his paintings can be found in The Ritz in Paris, the Savoy in London and the Four Seasons in Hong Kong, as well as on numerous luxury cruise liners, private and public collections.
Humphrey’s art is in such demand that he usually only works to commission, or sells privately.
We are privileged and delighted to have Humphrey’s drawings at AALondon Gallery.
Paintings - Prints
Lisa Ridgers was born on the South Coast of England in September 1968. She moved to America when she was 22 and has worked as a full-time, professional artist since 2000. She began her art career in Arizona, where she learned to paint before moving to the Midwest where she now lives and works in Dayton, Ohio.
Since her early days studying with two prominent contemporary artists (R.Clearwater and S Jacobs), she has continued as a primarily self-taught artist; developing her own unique methods and process for her paintings. She still finds that the rich colours and drastic scenery of the desert influence her work along with the harmonious balance brought about by her love for the ocean and the palette of the countryside. She works predominantly with Golden professional grade acrylics accented with a range of mediums, use of unconventional tools; that in their contradiction create a complimentary, unique look. Always seeking growth, Lisa enjoys experimenting with new techniques, technology and mediums which in turn keeps her work fresh and constantly evolving.
Lisa’s multi-media works have been described as a fusion of organic palette, natural elements and inner meditations. Her art can be found in both corporate and private collections throughout the world. The subject matter of her paintings ranges from her expressive non-subjective works to contemporary figurative representations and ethereal abstracted landscapes.
Originally trained as a Fashion Designer, my career has spanned many aspects of art and design; from commercial fashion to painting, ceramics, plastercasting, Caribbean carnival costume design and illustration.
My paintings, mostly in acrylics, come from what I see around me in this gorgeous part of the world. The Isle of Wight is surrounded by constantly changing seas and stunning, wildly varied landscape. This provides me with plenty of inspiration for my work; sometimes figurative, sometimes semi-abstract.
I love colour and as a result of my design background, enjoy painting with combinations that are perfectly balanced, whether calming or vibrant.
I have taught art and design for nearly thirty years and run regular weekday classes, Saturday “one-off” workshops and longer summer school sessions as well as art retreats in Andalucia, Spain.
My working days are spent either painting or teaching in my light-filled and quirky studio; a converted 80’s mobile home set in rural West Wight.
Graeme is an experienced glassblower working from his studio, housed in an award-winning restored hosiery factory in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter. He has been designing, making, working to client specification and teaching for many years. His passion for authenticity, provenance and craftsmanship shows in each piece of work, which is intrinsically handcrafted in England.
“Captivated by the hostile environment of a glassblowing workshop from my first day at Sunderland University. There is heat oozing from every aperture. There is a deafening noise from the compressors and burners. There is broken glass strewn across the concrete floor and yet there is the facility to create something quite beautiful and delicate.
Since successfully completing my masters at the Royal College of Art, I have spent my professional life combining freelance glass making and teaching with my own glass making practice.”
Glass artist Phil Atrill produces a range of work including sculptural pieces, one-off vessels and production items.
He is willing to undertake corporate & private commissions as well as creating bespoke designs for clients.
A big favourite with Interior Designers, Collectors around the world and glass lovers.
Matt’s work is all thrown in porcelain on the potter’s wheel and then finished with crystalline glaze.
Crystalline is a special type of glaze in which crystal grows in the glaze during firing. These crystals form randomly, which makes every piece unique.
The crystalline glazing process is complex and can be expensive to produce. As crystalline glaze is very fluid, each piece needs to sit on a pedestal with a dish to catch the run-off during the firing process. When the kiln reaches the maximum temperature (up to 1280c) it is then cooled to a specific holding temperature and held for a period of 5 to 8 hours - this is the time when the crystals form in the glaze. Once the kiln has cooled there is the delicate process of removing each piece from the pedestal and then grinding the base smooth to finish the piece.
Crystalline glaze can be very unpredictable and there is a high risk of failures, but when it works the effects are stunning - and no two pieces will ever be identical.
Ceramics has been in Jon’s family for at least five generations. The earliest records show a pottery at Hoo in Kent dating from 1834, and Jon’s great-great-uncle Edward Baker worked at the well-known Upchurch pottery in Kent from 1909 (and later owned it). Each generation has produced its own particular style of work, and Jon’s father, Alan, was the first to break with tradition by leaving the family pottery, undertaking a formal college training and entering the pottery industry as a designer. He later taught ceramics at Cardiff College of Art and worked collaboratively on work with Jon’s mother Ruth in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of their joint ceramic work is kept in the permanent collection at Aberystwyth University.
Jon completed a degree in ceramics at Bristol in 1985, having specialised in thrown ware and glaze development. While at college he was inspired by the pages of the Wedgwood Creamware catalogues from the late 19th century, and – in stark contrast to their classical lines – cartoon drawings.
He also spent time building kilns and experimenting with wood-fired salt glaze. He used these glazes to good effect on the teapot forms that became an obsession for many years. After spending time working as a college technician, travelling, landscape gardening and other short-term jobs, Jon returned to his first love of making pots in his spare time, while also training to be a teacher. He has taught on and off ever since – he currently teaches from time to time ceramics at West Dean college in Sussex, and more recently has run workshops for blind and visually impaired students at New College, Worcester.
Although his primary interest was always the wheel-thrown object, it soon became clear to Jon that he would never make a living from selling teapots. Drawing inspiration from the collaborative work of his parents, which combined classical vessels with mythical and imaginary creatures, he started making animals. His first piece was a pig, which, he says, seemed to emerge quite naturally. He soon moved on to sheep, chickens, cows and horses, constantly refining and developing the form.
Commissioned by the British shirt company, Thomas Pink to create two window campaigns, using my Union Flag paintings, one being for the London Olympics/ Queen’s Jubilee.
My current proudest moment has to be when they started using a pink Union Flag of mine in all of their stores globally, as part of their signature ‘codes’. It has sometimes been reproduced to several metres wide and tall. Thomas Pink also have half a dozen of my denim bulldogs keeping guard.
I am currently creating abstract sea and landscapes. Living on the Island makes it hard not to be influenced by the beautiful surroundings and ever changing land/seascapes of our shores.
I am excited about how this will develop in the future, although I still enjoy creating my ‘Splatty Boats’ as I refer to them!!.
Small local pottery studio in Dukes Meadows, Chiswick.
Uses a range of materials including porcelain, stoneware, red and white earthenware clays. We just luuurve Raku! Raku is an old Japanese way of glazing pots.
Not to sound too melodramatic, but these unique pieces each have the blood, sweat, tears and utter joy of the maker in them.