Tony Allain PS 

 

Artist's Statement:

"I am not interested in pure representation; my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres generated by landscape, still life or interior.
I take an everyday scene and, through a subtle approach and through focusing on light, colour and tone, I try to give the motif an elevated atmosphere. My subjects are often oriented around the mood of the sea, skies, harbours, ships and figures; I am constantly absorbing everything that is around me.
I am interested in new ideas and art forms. My philosophy is that the more I work the more I discover.
Drawing is essential as a tool of discovery; Skill and mastery of technique are also essential, but only as a vocabulary and a means towards an idea. I struggle to keep an open mind."
As Degas once said, “drawing is not about what one sees, it’s about what one makes others see”.Biographical Details:Education/Career

Biographical Details:

Born Guernsey Channel Islands 1949
Self-taught
Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America
Master Pastel Artist of New Zealand
Artist Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts
Tutor and demonstrator
Lives on the Isle of Wight

Exhibitions:

Framecraft/Studio Gallery, Guernsey CI    1974 -1990
Visual Arts Festival, France                       1976
R.W.S.Art Club, London                             1976 - 1980
The Georgian House, Alderney CI             1977
Brighton Museum/Art Gallery UK               1992
Ferens Art Gallery Hull UK                         1996/98
Chichester Centre of Arts UK                     1997
The Gallery Cork Street, London                2001
John Noott Galleries, Broadway UK           2003/2013   
Island Fine Arts, I.O.W.                               2000/03/12   
Panter & Hall, Mayfair, London                   2001/03   
Mall Galleries, London                                2004       
Selwyn Gallery, NZ                                     2010       
Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington, NZ            2006 - 2013   
Coach House Gallery, Guernsey CI           2003/12
Affordable Arts Fair, London                      2000/005/14/15
Century Gallery, Windsor UK                     2001/03
Chelsea Arts Fair, London                         2001/03/12
Royal Society of Marine Artists,                 2005
Flagstaff Gallery, Auckland NZ                  2007/09/11/13
Mansfield Gallery, Nelson, NZ                   2011
Agora Gallery, Chelsea, New York            2012
Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London      2013/14/15   
Pastel Society of America, New York        2014

Awards:

2008  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2011  PANZ National Winner              1st Prize
2012  The Pastel Journal 100 Award  Honourable Mention Winner
2014  The Pastel Society                    The Artist Magazine Award
2014  The Pastel Society                    Non-Member Award   
2015  The Pastel Society                    Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award

Recent Publications:

April 2008  Pastel 100:                                      The Pastel Journal USA
January 2009  Island Country:                          The Pastel Journal USA
December 2009  Inspired in the Studio:            The Pastel Journal USA
April 2010  13 International Pastelists:              Pratique des Arts FRANCE
October 2010  Tony Allain Captor of Light:        Pratique des Arts FRANCE
New Zealand’s Favourite Artists Volume 2  by  Denis Robinson NEW ZEALAND

Contact Details:

www.tonyallainfineart.com



 

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Sheila Goodman
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Sheila Goodman

Sheila Goodman PS

Biographical Details:

Sheila studied Graphic at High Wycombe College of Art 1967-69 and has worked as a graphic designer/illustrator in London and Hampshire. She has painted all her life, being mainly self-taught, and started to use pastel in 1987.

She was elected a member of the Society of Women artists in 1995 and the Pastel Society in 2011. Sheila works in pastel, acrylic, mixed media and collage.

She has exhibited regularly at the Mall Galleries since 1989 showing work in the RSMA, NEAC and Pastel Society. Also in the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol and Royal Academy Summer show.

Her work is in the collections of Hunting Management Group, Hampshire County Council and the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth.

Artist’s Statement

After years of working with pastel, Sheila's approach has gradually changed and developed. In the last few years she has studied more abstract work as she tries to convey the essence of the landscape in simplified forms. She uses colour to express the atmosphere of my subject - sometimes using colour themes to enhance the mood.

Though she likes to initially work from the landscape to record shapes, colours and tones, she is interested in making a statement as succinctly as possible. So Sheila also likes to work from the studio to clarify her ideas with collage or further drawings.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Other Societies:

Society of Women Artists

Method of Working:

Sheila's paintings start from the observation of the landscape. She draws or paints sketches using pencil, charcoal or water based media. She works broadly and tries to simplify. In the studio Sheila usually draws some thumbnails to decide format and media. This may be followed by more drawings or collage to enable me to focus on shape or colour.

Sheila works on various pastel papers or mountboard and continues until most areas of the painting are resolved. A second look weeks later may lead to further adjustments.

Awards:

Most Popular Painting - SWA 2008
Best in Show - St. Barbe Museum Lymington 2008
Unison Pastel Award - Pastel Society 2009

Other Exhibitions:

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth 2010
Autumn Exhibition, Gallery SCA, Shropshire 2010
Peter Hedley Gallery, Wareham 2009
Hackwood Arts Festival 2009
Alresford Gallery 2009

Publications:

Limited Edition Print x6 - Dayfold
Non-Limited Edition - Rosentiels Prints x 4
'Leisure Painter' Magazine 2010
'The Artist' Magazine 1996
'Pastel Journal' 2010
'The Wessex Muse' Magazine 2009

Website:

http://www.sgart.co.uk/ 

     


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