Born in Veszprem, Hungary in 1980, Richard obtained a fine art degree from the University of Pecs in Hungary. And lives and works in Saline, Scotland and Veszprem Hungary.
Within any great metropolis the natural ebb and flow of city life produces a multitude of differing facades. As an individual we flit between our solitary state and that of the...
Mark graduated with a fine art degree in 2001 from Falmouth Arts College. Choosing to share his passion and enthusiasm for creativity, he decided to dedicate his time to his love of people. He worked as a support worker and trained as a teacher running a range of creative classes for youth offenders and people with disabilities.
Throughout this time Mark...
Born in Oxford in 1975, MJ Forster is an established name in British landscape painting. He studied at Newcastle College of Art and Design, before embarking on a Science degree. Painting and drawing remained at the core of his activity and upon graduation he quickly resumed his artistic career.
Over a period of two years he lived, worked and exhibited his...More info >>
Lorna holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art with photography from John Moores University, Liverpool (2007). Her paintings engage intense colour with dynamic mark making, along with texture and depth to create vivid, vital work.
''I have recently enjoyed taking inspiration from Liverpool and the surrounding areas, commercial images, world travel and pop culture. My work...
Born in 1987 in Lithuania, In 2012 Ieva graduated from the from the University of Manchester with a degree in Architecture. Having studied at the Vilinus Academy of Art she has a passion for academic drawing and watercolour. Both of these practices are visible in her striking horse series.
Amazingly Ieva draws her subjects from memory. Her enthusiasm for the...More info >>
Born in 1970, Steven has always lived and worked in and around Manchester. Having held a lifelong interest in art, he chose to make a more serious commitment to painting in 2006, and has endeavoured ever since to make this his full time vocation. Inspired by artists including Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Modigliani, Steven has also been working as a tattoo...More info >>
Stefan Fiedorowicz was born in Canada and currently resides in Vienna, Austria. Having exhibited internationally including major shows in the US, Canada and Europe, the artist is predominantly concerned with lyrical abstraction.
His shapes and lines infuse his paintings with a richly exotic symbolism of style. There is purpose and psychology to his work,...More info >>
Painting has always been of great interest to Michael Gutteridge. He became a professional artist in 2000 after exhibiting at the Stockport Art Gallery Open Exhibition, as a result of which he was offered a solo exhibition the following year, and has since received much critical acclaim.
Gutteridge was born in Manchester, lives in Manchester and uses Manchester...More info >>
Born in Cheshire Annabel studied at Cheltenham College of Art where she gained her BA Fine Art Honours Degree.
Using dance and music as her primary focus Annabel is concerned with the movement of the human form and transferring the graceful harmony and kinetics of the dancer onto her canvas.
She has an incredible understanding of her medium and employs many...
Originally from South Yorkshire, David studied Business Management in Cardiff and Fine Art in Sheffield. Having lived in the Snowdonia village of Rhyd-Ddu from 1985 until 2004, he learned the Welsh language and possesses a close affinity with life in Wales. With a passion for the outdoors David has run and walked through most of the Welsh mountains and hills and...More info >>
A former textile designer, Judith transferred her practice to painting some years ago. Working in oils she builds up layers and scrapes at the surface to create intriguing interpretations of her surroundings.
Judith has exhibited widely around the region in both group and solo exhibitions.
"Painting is, for me, an instinctive process although direct...
“Born in Manchester in 1947, my earliest recollection was drawing at every opportunity. At School, Art was by far my most favourite subject. I went onto Art College gaining a diploma in Graphic Art and Design followed by a much enjoyed career in Advertising, eventually setting up my own successful business. I had the good fortune to be able to retire early and...More info >>
Since completing her painting degree at Cheltenham in 1996, Caroline has developed her style of using bold colours and confident brush strokes. Getting her inspiration from local people and places, concentrating mainly on portraits and landscapes.
"My most recent work is a series of portrait paintings, inspired by cows. Their shy curiosity and awkward amblings...More info >>
Dan has always considered himself a painter and illustrator and his current work is truly mixed media in technique. Textured, semi abstract backgrounds are applied vigorously in layers with palette knife and scratched into. The surface usually masks a series of experimental layers that can have evolved over a long period of time. Figurative details are more...More info >>
Born in Stockport in 1983, Georgina studied at Loughborough University, graduating in 2005 with a BA Hons Fine Art degree.
Georgina paints gently expressive, romantic abstracts, which employ soft veils of saturated colour and flurries of energetic brushwork. The paintings are all inspired by the awesomeness of nature with the sky being particularly key. Its vast...
Amanda Wigglesworth’s work is based on paint as process, layers of oil paint, collage and textured pastes are applied onto the canvas. By taking paint off and reapplying, an image is built up before being disrupted. The surface becomes a harmony of colour and texture, revealing paintings of fantastic depth that although abstract, have definite forms, shapes and...More info >>
Emmesse is best known for his surreal cityscapes. He is often told that he had a perfectly good painting until he painted something silly on it. He accepts this but still feels compelled to do it. He even feels under strict offers to do so. He suggests that this is Emmesse telling his alter ego to do it.
“I feel as if Manchester is just my backdrop for the...More info >>
Born in 1969, Michael John Ashcroft grew up in a small picturesque village called Croston in the heart of Lancashire. From an early age he had a keen interest in art and can fondly remember watching other artists paint pictures of the famous Church Street. After leaving school in 1985 with top grades in art he began his career as an engineer, painting and...More info >>
In 2009, Lisa graduated from Coventry University with a Fine Art Degree. She is now based in Manchester and has exhibited extensively in the North West and in London. Lisa specialises in contemporary landscape and abstract painting.
"My practice evolved from the idea of escapism; from everyday life into the natural world. It now centres around transformed...More info >>
Tessa paints a serene experience, the landscapes she interprets appear unearthly and exquisite. Taking inspiration from her surroundings of the Catalonian coast, the Pyrenees and conversely the moorlands of northern England, the delicacy of her work unites each subject.
Oil paint, occasionally acrylics and other mediums are applied in a variety of methods so that...
Born in Swinton in 1949 Alan spent much of his life as a professional musician before starting to paint in the early 80s. His style has developed from earlier more abstract pieces into land and seascapes. He now works with a pallet knife and generous amounts of oil paint.
Alan works relatively quickly and with confidence that’s he has gained through the years. ...
Emily trained at University College Falmouth and and exhibited in Cornwall for several years before returning to where she was brought up in Bollington Cheshire. She is a lecturer as well as a painter and divides her time depending on exhibitions.
"My paintings are not meant to be completely representational - more a record of how it feels to be somewhere at a...More info >>
Christopher was born into a theatrical family, and early influences came from a heady mix of props, lighting, rehearsal rooms, amazing puppetry, art galleries, sculpture and art festivals in the park.
On Leaving school he completed one of the first DATEC courses, which was a two year foundation course. Having the learnt most artistic disciplines Chris then went...More info >>
Steven was born in 1952 and lives on the outskirts of Manchester. Steven showed a natural talent for painting from a very early age and even won an art competition when he was five.
His subject matter is often of local scenes of bygone eras. Heavily influenced by his Grandfather, he used to travel around the city with him, admiring the Victorian and Edwardian...
Richard has been drawing and painting as long as he can remember. He studied at art school, then trained and works as a graphic designer. He aims now to give more of his time to doing what he loves most, painting.
Working in oils he paints landscapes both rural and urban settings, gaining inspiration from his local environment, often literally on his...
Dennis was born in Santo Andre, Brazil in 1976. He moved to Sao Caetano do Sul aged 3, where he discovered his love and ability for art.
Supported by his mother Evelyn he went to her ballet academy from a young age. Here he developed his musical connection, learning to play the acoustic guitar and writing music.
Dennis debuted his first art exhibition aged 14 at...