Janine Baldwin PS 

Artist's Statement:

Living on the North Yorkshire coast I am surrounded by beautiful moors, woodland and coastline - these natural environments are a constant inspiration, and sketches made directly in the landscape form the basis of my studio work. I use layers of charcoal, pastel and graphite to gradually create my paintings, and I feel these layers reflect the sheer depth of detail in the Yorkshire landscape, from the tiniest plants to vast forests on the horizon line. Influences include Joan Eardley, Cy Twombly and Kurt Jackson

Biographical Details:

B. 1979, Leeds. Janine lives in Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast and produces paintings, prints and works on paper inspired by land and sea. She has exhibited extensively across the UK, including with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Pastel Society and the Society of Women Artists, London. Janine's work is included in private collections worldwide, and has received prestigious awards including the Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in 2014, the Haworth Prize in 2015 and the Unison Colour Award in 2016. In 2017 Janine was elected a member of the Pastel Society, London. She is passionate about the conservation of our landscape and since 2006 she has been a conservation volunteer for the North York Moors National Park, working on projects such as tree planting and butterfly habitat management.

Society Memberships

The Pastel Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

2017 - Elected a member of the Pastel Society, London

2016 - The Unison Colour 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

Exhibitions:

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Look Again @ The Pastel Society

Other Exhibitions:
Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2012 - ‘Expressions’, Pyramid Gallery, York

2011 - ‘On the Path of Colour’, Back o’ the Shop Gallery, Terrington, York

2007 - ‘Visions of Land and Sea’, Scarborough Art Gallery, North Yorkshire

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016 - Cambridge Art Fair, represented by Watermark Gallery

2015 - ‘The Haworth Prize’ at the ‘New English Art Club Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘Pastel Society Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2014 - ‘A Woman’s View’, Blue Tree Gallery, York

2013 - ‘Painting: Light of the North’, According to McGee, York

2011 - ‘Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition’, Mall Galleries, London

2010 - Cricket Fine Art, London

2009 - Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

2008 - Biscuit Factory, Newcastle

2007 - Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall

2005 - ‘Bath Society of Artists 100th Exhibition’, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

Collections:

Sir Alan and Lady Heather Ayckbourn

Private collections across the UK, Europe, Africa, Mexico and US

Website:

www.janinebaldwin.com 

 

 

 

Featured Artist

Cheryl Culver
Rushing towards the Lake

 ' Rushing Towards the Lake '
by 
Cheryl Culver

 

Cheryl Culver PPPS RBA

Biographical Details:

Studied Fine Art at Leicester College of Art & Design. After graduating she spent 18 months in Mauritius with the International Voluntary Service as an artist. On her return to England she established a partnership working in property renovation and interior design using her skills to produce the architectural drawings and artists impressions of projects undertaken.

In 1982 she formed a business in conjunction with her sister, a silversmith, working closely with her producing a range of etched brass bowls, door plates etc. A bowl produced by them was accepted by the Victoria & Albert Museum for its permanent collection.

In 1990 in commemoration of the evacuation of Dunkirk she produced a Limited Edition of 150 pairs of brass etched coasters. Edition No. 2 was presented by her at the opening of the Dunkirk Exhibition in Dover to Winston Churchill MP grandson of the late Sir Winston Churchill. Edition No. 3 was presented to Major General Ramsay son of the late Admiral Ramsay who masterminded the Dunkirk Evacuation in 1940. Edition No. 1 was accepted by H.R.H Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh.

Cheryl lives in Sandwich where she has a custom built studio in her garden. Quiet unspoilt places are her inspiration and she shares these with her English Setter and her sketch book.

In June 2003 she was elected as a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and in March 2004 was elected a member of the Pastel Society.

Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK.

Personal Statement:

I am a landscape painter because the countryside is the place where I feel most at ease. I do feel it is possible to have a spiritual connection with the natural world, and I hope that my paintings reflect this. My work has always been about ‘how it feels’ rather than ‘how it looks’.

It is good to be humbled by nature and what better than a vast and powerful landscape or a mighty oak tree to do just that. Mankind needs to learn his place in the grand scheme of things. We have an amazing world around us, which survives in spite of all we do to destroy it. If one painting can communicate some of this magic, then a miracle has occurred. On another level, the natural world has its own symmetry. To me, as an artist, it is a matter of following the rules of that symmetry, and the painting will create its own conviction without the aid of photographic realism.

To draw the landscape is the point of contact. It is the most important part of the process --- the catalyst for the final work.

Awards:

‘Willi Hoffman-Guth Award for Colour and Light’, Pastel Society

The Brian Sinfield Gallery Award.

The Henri Roché Pastel Award.

The Girault Pastel Award St Aulaye France. (One work purchased for the Pastel Museum St Aulaye)

Publications:

The Artist’, March/April 2009

Featured Artist, ‘Pastel Journal’, USA, December 2008
‘The Artist’, December 2002

The Artists Magazine December 2002 *

The Pastel Journal, Cincinatti USA December 2008

The Artist Magazine March/April 2009 *

The Artist Magazine March 2010 *

Pratique des Arts Feature article October 2010

The Artist Magazine September, October and November 2010 *

The Leisure Painter 2011

The Artist Magazine January, February and March 2012 *

Kent Life February 2012

Artists & Illustrators July 2012.

The Artist Magazine September 2013. *

‘Green Art: Trees, Roots and Leaves’ by E. Ashley Rooney

Published by Schiffer Publishing USA. 2013

The Artist Magazine Summer Edition 2014. *

Pure Color 2 to be published Summer 2017

(* Articles created and written by Cheryl)

Contact Details:

Address: 9 Stone Cross Lees, Sandwich Kent CT13 0BZ

Tel: +44(0)1304 619921

Mobile: 07738 661584

e.mail:cherylculver@btinternet.com

www.cherylculverpaintings.co.uk

     


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