David Brammeld PS RBA

 

Artist's Statement:

David works in two main subject areas: urban and natural landscape.

He is interested in the character, texture, architecture and history of old buildings and documents changes to the post-industrial urban environment. He likes to explore and seek out areas of interest: these may be industrial sites or just interesting buildings with character. He is always looking for new subject matter so always has camera or sketchbook to record things. He then makes exploratory studies and drawings to develop ideas.

By contrast, David also enjoys the beauty of the natural landscape with his ‘treescapes’, exploring shape, texture and form as well as colour. Preferring the landscape in late autumn, winter or early spring, when trees are devoid of leaves and exposing their raw beauty and character, he aims to create a feeling of what it is like to be immersed in the countryside - a sense of solitude, quietness and of being with nature.

Always looking to push boundaries in his work and to keep his approach fresh, David works on several pieces at a time, and in a variety of different mediums (graphite, pastel, acrylic or oil) appropriate to the subject and feeling he wants to evoke.

Biographical Details:

David lives and works in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, where he has witnessed and documented many profound changes to the post-industrial landscape.

A prize-winning artist of many years experience, David has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 2002 and is an elected Member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), and also the Pastel Society (PS).

He runs a series of art classes, workshops and demonstrations.

Society Memberships

Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)
Pastel Society (PS)

Other Society Memberships:

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA)

Exhibitions:

Exhibited at the Mall Galleries since 2002 - variously with the Pastel Society, RBA, NEAC, and ROI.

2017
• RBA annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
• Pastel Society annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
• Granary Gallery, Weston Park - RBSA group ‘Architecture’ exhibition
• Russell Gallery, Putney, London - RBA Group show
• The Rye Gallery, Sussex - RBSA Group show
• TrentArt Gallery, Newcastle-under-Lyme - solo show
• Pastellistes de France 17th International exhibition at Feytiat, Nr. Limoges, France
• RBSA Prize at RBSA Gallery
• New Curators: Watercolour at RBSA Gallery
• RBSA Members and Associates annual show

2016
• Guest artist at Pastellistes de France 16th International exhibition, Feytiat, Limoges, France
• ‘Discovering Landscape’ (RBSA Gallery, Birmingham)
• RBA Group show at Bircham Gallery, Holt
• 'NOW @ the Pastel Society' at the Mall Galleries, London
• 'StART' at RBSA Gallery, Birmingham
• Lowry and Berry exhibition at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery - exhibition and demonstrations
• Stafford Open
• RBSA Prize (RBSA Gallery)
• RBSA Members and Associates annual exhibition
• RBSA Open All Media (RBSA Gallery)
• Newcastle Open
• RBA annual exhibition at Mall Galleries, London

Website:

www.davidbrammeld.com

Twitter:

@davidbrammeld

 

 

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Featured Artist

Janine Baldwin
Textures of Snow at Scarborough Janine Baldwin sized
' Textures of Snow at Scarborough '
by Janine Baldwin

 

Janine Baldwin PS 

Biographical Details:

1998 - 2001
BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree
University of York, Scarborough Campus
(now affiliated with University of Hull)
1995 - 1997
GNVQ Advanced Art & Design
A-Level Art
Creative School of Arts, Scarborough

Societies:

The Pastel Society

Artist's Statement:

My work is the expression of a lifelong affinity with the landscape. I live on the North Yorkshire coast of the UK, and this location is a constant source of inspiration to my painting. My interest lies not in making a literal representation of nature but rather in celebrating the physical sensory experience of land and sea. As a result, the semi-abstract paintings are vibrant and energetic, combining gestural marks and the use of rich evocative colour.
Associations arise from the colours and lines - a fresh green may be reminiscent of new foliage in springtime, a round shape may recall pebbles smoothed by the waves. I use a gradual layering of paint to create my work, and oil sticks (oil paint in solid form) are often used to integrate drawing and painting. Recently drawing has been central to my work and I have used pastel, charcoal and graphite to explore mark-making. Influences include Abstract Expressionism (particularly Willem de Kooning), Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Cornish art.
I have exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Society of Women Artists, and the Pastel Society UK, London. I am honoured to have won awards for my work such as The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in 2014, the Haworth Prize in 2015, and the Unison Colour Young Artists Award in 2016, London. This year I am excited to have been elected a member of the prestigious Pastel Society, London. I have work in private collections across the UK and Europe, Africa, Mexico and the US.

Selected Exhibitions:

'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition', The Royal Academy of Arts, London
'The Haworth Prize' at the 'New English Art Club Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London
'Pastel Society Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Cambridge Art Fair 2016, represented by Watermark Gallery
'Painting: Light of the North', According to McGee, York
'A Woman's View', Blue Tree Gallery, York
'Society of Women Artists 150th Annual Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Cricket Fine Art, London
Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall
'Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition', Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Awards, Prizes, Membership:

2017 - Elected a member of the Pastel Society, London
2017 - Highly Commended Work in Monochrome Prize from STABILO UK, Society of Graphic Fine Art 'DRAW17' Exhibition, Menier Gallery, London
2017 - The Picture Framing Workshop Prize, Kunsthuis Gallery, Crayke, York
2016 - The Unison Colour Young Artist Award, at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2015 - The Haworth Prize, at the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2014 - The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award, at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2006 - Shortlisted for 'Art Scholarship for Rural & Landscape Artists', Royal Bath & West of England Society

Collections:

Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn
Private collections across the UK and Europe, Africa, Mexico and the US.


Go to https://www.janinebaldwin.com/ to view full CV and website

Details of the following images are shown on the banner:

' Frozen II '
' Silence '
' Soft Morning '
' Stormy Skies '


     


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