Sarah Bee PS

Biographical Details:

Sarah gained a Dip AD in Graphic Design at Maidstone College of Art
And worked as a graphic designer for National Magazines.

Later she worked as a makeup artist and bodypainter for commercial photography and film.

Sarah studied painting at Heatherleys School of Fine art, and subsequently painted with the Blockley Group.
It was during this time that she was introduced to pastels.
In 2005 she was elected to The Pastel Society.

Living in South Devon, Sarah draws inspiration from the landscape.
Constantly evolving methods and style allow her to effectively portray the changing seasons and light.

Sarah works in the studio from sketches and notes made on location.
Paintings are achieved by working on board and layering gesso, acrylic, and finally pastel.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

Caran d'Ache Award 2014
The Unison Pastel Award 2012
Frank Herring Award 2011
Sarah Samuels Fine Painting Award 2008
Linda Blackstone Gallery Award 2006
Alexander Prowse Award 2005

Exhibitions:

The Mall Gallery, London
Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon
First View Gallery, Stourhead
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Walker Galleries, Harrogate
Bath Contemporary Gallery
Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock, Shropshire
Broadway Modern, Broadway, Worc.
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Hants.


Sarah has completed corporate commissions and has her work in private collections in the UK and Europe.

Publications:

Article in 'The Pastel Journal' USA October 2014
Article in 'The Artist' March 2013
Article in 'Artists and Illustrators' November 2012
Article in ‘Artists and Illustrators’ June 2011
Article in ’The Artist’ March 2011
Article in ‘The Artist’ April 2008
Article in ‘The Pastel Journal’ USA October 2007
Article in ‘The Artist’ June 2007

Contact Details:

Further work and contact details can be found at
www.sarahbee-painter.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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