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Take Five with Helena Appio

Posted on 4 December, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)



Helena Appio is a multi faceted creative with parallel careers as an award-winning film-maker, textile designer, artist, writer and educator. Her creative output defies easy classification but exhibits a profound commitment to the stories of humble people existing outside the media limelight, whose everyday work makes a difference in the world. 

Helena...
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Take Five with Ruth Thomas

Posted on 20 November, 2019 at 4:40 Comments comments (0)

 


Ruth Thomas is a printmaker who graduated in 1985 with a degree in Fine Art. Then she concentrated on painting, collage and drawing. Since the early 1990s Ruth has concentrated on etchings, screenprints and drypoints but the process which allows her to express herself best is collagraph, a print from a collage, particularly an intaglio print. (If you folow her on Facebook or Instagram, you will see f...

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Take Five with KV Duong

Posted on 24 October, 2019 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)


KV Duong is a London based painter and action artist. His work focuses on personal identity, migration, sexuality and human relationships. KV’s current body of work explores the migration journey of his family; having gone through the Vietnam War, his parents immigrated to Canada to give their children the chance at freedom and opportunity. KV draws from these personal experiences to explore the in...

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Take Five with Nicolas Laborie

Posted on 19 September, 2019 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

 


Nicolas Laborie is a London based Wet Plate Collodion artist and commercial photographer/videographer.


His fine art photographic work is based on social commentary, human condition and gender equality using the Wet Plate Collodion process, mixing an 19th century photographic process and technique with a contemporary subject.

Nicolas' beautiful and thought provoking work has ...

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Take Five with Katy Cowan

Posted on 12 August, 2019 at 4:55 Comments comments (0)



The fabulous Katy Cowan is the mastermind behind one of my favourite websites, Creative Boom. This is an online magazine containing a wealth of information, tips and inspiration about all things creative. Everything about the site from the ease of navigation, to the fabulous visuals, to the informative blogs, is infused with Katy's commitment to and love of all things creative, which she cham...

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Take Five with Susan Clare

Posted on 31 July, 2019 at 4:30 Comments comments (0)


Susan Clare is an artist working in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media. She has the enviable lifestyle of splitting her time between England and Jamaica and this can be seen in a duality of her work. On the one hand, Susan captures the vivid sights, colours and atmosphere of the Carribbean, whilst on the other, she conjures up the subtlety and charm of the English countryside. The constan...

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Take Five with Melanie J Hodge

Posted on 29 July, 2019 at 5:55 Comments comments (0)



Melanie J Hodge is a US born, British based painter who works with oils on glass in a reverse technique she was introduced to while living in Croatia. These are delightful and beautiful works in the Naïve style and she also offers workshops so that people can learn this technique themselves. She is a mother of two, whose son has autism with associated special learning needs and whose daughter has asthm...

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Take Five with Katie Iacovou

Posted on 18 July, 2019 at 4:35 Comments comments (0)



Katie Iacovou is a ceramicist who works with irregular forms which allow her a sense of freedom within the making process; finding beauty in the slightly wonky pieces. Hand building and coiling are used and there is a fluidity from the starting point to the finished piece.

 

Some of the textures and colours are influenced by the Cornish coastline and others b...

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Take Five with Nicola Anthony

Posted on 9 July, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)


Nicola Anthony is a visual artist based between Dublin and Singapore, and an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. In recent years she has completed three artist residencies, had a solo show at Singapore Art Museum, exhibited in the Kuala Lumpur Biennale, been invited to install public sculptures in Singapore and Los Angeles, and received accolades and recognition for her work. I...

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Take Five with Nicholas Fry

Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 3:25 Comments comments (0)



Nicholas Fry has a fascinating job as a Historical Advisor. An actor himself who has appeared in on stage and television, including 'Coronation Street', 'Heartbeat', 'Cold Feet' and 'The Forsyte Saga', he now also works with people creating historical pieces who need help on how things should look, what costumes should be worn, what buildings should be in a shot, etc. As the Trivia sections on IMDb attest, peo...

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