Jeannette Hayes PPS 

Biographical Details:

Studied Foundation Studies at the Royal Berkshire College of Art
B.A (Hons) Fine Art/ Painting at Kingston University 1982-5

Society Memberships:

The Pastel Society (President / Publicity Secretary)

Other Society Memberships:

Chelsea Art Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Unison Pastel Materials Award – Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2000
Unison Pastel Materials Award – Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2002
The Arts Club Award (Dover Street, London) - Pastel Centenary Exhibition 2004
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award, Linda Blackstone Gallery Award – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2005
Ages Reeve Memorial Award for a painting of London – Chelsea Art Society 2005
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award, Linda Blackstone Gallery Award – Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2008
The Arts Club Award - Pastel Society 2010
The Henri Roche Pastel Award - Pastel Society
2012 Derwent Award - Pastel Society 2014

Exhibitions:

Dulwich Picture Gallery (Group June’85)
Art for Youth at the Mall Galleries
Kensington & Chelsea Artist’s Exhibition at Leighton House (Selected Group 1992,1999)
Adam & Company/ Spectator Art Prize, Edinburgh (Selected 1992)
Diorama Gallery ‘XMIX’ (Group 1998)
Bartley Drey Gallery, London (Solo 1999 & Group 1999,2000)
Pastel Society Centenary Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
Chelsea Art Society (Selected Group (2000-07)
The Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 2000)
Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries (Selected Group 1998-2015)
Carlyle Gallery, London (Selected Group 2002-3)
The Gallery, Mayfair, London 2002
Pond Galleries, London Selected Group 2002-3)
ART LONDON (Beverley Knowles Fine Art) 2004 The Arts Club, Dover Street, London 2004
The Bedale Gallery, London (Beverley Knowles) 2005 Burlington
Fine Art, Piccadilly, London (Selected Group 2005)
Galerie Aaders, La Garde Freinet, France (Solo 2005)
Manor House Gallery, Chipping Norton, 2005
Hampshire Art Fair 2005-16
Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate (Selected Group 2006 & 2009)
Beverley Knowles Fine Art (Selected Group 2006)
The Salt House Gallery, St Ives 2006
St David’s Hall, Cardiff 2006
Piers Feetham Gallery, London 2007
Alresford Gallery 2007
Southampton City Art Gallery (Selected Group 2007)
Art London (Frost and Reed Gallery) 2008
Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition) 2009
Alresford Gallery 2010
Gallery LeFort 2010,2011
Artwave west, Dorest 2010-2016
Martin’s Gallery, Cheltenham 2011
Discerning Eye, London 2013
Royal West of England Academy Annual Exhibition, 2014, 2015, 2016
Bath Contemporary 2015-2016
ChART - Chatsworth Horse Trials 2016

Website:

www.jeannettehayes.com 

 

 

Featured Artist

Matthew Draper
Draper Matthew Illuminated A View of Tantallon castle with The Bass Rock Homage to Alexander Naysmith

 ' Illuminated - A View of Tantallon Castle with the Bass Rock - Homage to Alexander Naysmith '
by
Matthew Draper

 

Matthew Draper PS

Education/Career

1973  Born Stone Staffordshire
1991-1992  Walsall College of Art
1992-1995  Falmouth College of Art

Artist’s Statement

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heel of my hand.
I am interested in and influenced by the dramatic imagery of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century painting. I admire the idea of the contemplation of landscape in the Romantic spirit, found in the work of the German Romantics like Casper David Frederick and the notion of the grandeur of the landscape as expressed in the work of the American Subliminal Painters like Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederick Edwin Church. These artists adopted the term ‘Luminism’, defined as light in the landscape and the effect that light has on the landscape and objects within it.
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, my interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead I am attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of me; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between my process and my interpretation of the subject.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

2011  Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Regional Prize, National Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Elected Member of the Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
2010  City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the fine Arts.
2010  Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008  Shell Premium Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.
2004  Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000  Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Collections:

Bank of Scotland
City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013  ‘Northern Light’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2012  'Time Lapses' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2011  ‘New Pastels’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2010  ‘Festival Exhibition’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2009  ‘In Series’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2008  ‘Luminism’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006  ‘Time and Place’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2005  ‘Nostalgia’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2000  ‘Night Life’ The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008  Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2007  Salon 2007, ‘New British Paintings and Works on Paper’ Portobello Road, London.   
2006  ‘Roter Salon’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006  The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring of the UK.
2006  ‘Best of British’ Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
2002  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
2004  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
1999  Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring to:
          The European Drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft,
          The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

Contact Details:

Website Address: www.matthewjdraper.co.uk
E-mail: matt.draper1@hotmail.co.uk

 

     


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