Mark Fairnington

Mark Fairnington was born in 1957 in Gateshead, he studied at St. Martin’s School of Art from 1979 to 1981 and lives and works in London. Fairnington paints as a method of research. His work explores animal painting and its relation to the history of collecting within the natural sciences, probing the image of naturalContinue reading “Mark Fairnington”

Virginia Verran

Virginia Verran was born in 1961 in Falmouth, and studied at Winchester School of Art (BA) 1980-83 and the Chelsea School Of Art (MA) 1983-84, and was also a Jerwood Drawing Prize winner in 2010.Verran is currently an Associate Lecturer at University of the Arts (Chelsea, London); Falmouth University (Cornwall) and also teaches at SladeContinue reading “Virginia Verran”

Mindy Lee

Mindy Lee lives and works in South London. Lee studied at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Eduction, where she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Painting in 1999, and went on to study at The Royal College of Art London, where she later gained her MA in Painting in 2004. Lee also curatesContinue reading “Mindy Lee”

Iain Andrews

Iain Andrews was born in 1974 and lives and works in Manchester, England. Andrews also work as an Art Psychotherapist with emotionally damaged adolescents, and much of his painting is informed by the experiences of the journeys with these children. In a similar way to Genieve Figgis and Henny Acloque, Andrews draws inspiration from the greatContinue reading “Iain Andrews”

Henny Acloque

Henny Acloque was born in 1979, and lives and works in London. Acloque studied at University West of England where she gained a BA in Fine Art in 2002, and went on to gain her MA Painting Royal College of Art London in 2018. Acloque was featured in the recent Thames and Hudson publication ofContinue reading “Henny Acloque”

Diego Velázquez

Diego Velázquez was baptised in 1599, in Seville, Spain. Velázquez was a Spanish painter and his early paintings were religious-themed, he later became renowned for his realistic, complex portraits as a member of King Philip IV’s court. At the age of eleven, Velázquez was apprenticed to Francisco Pacheco, Seville’s most significant artist and art theorist,Continue reading “Diego Velázquez”

Lynette Yiadom Boakye

Lynette Yiadom Boakye was born in 1977 in London and is a British Painter and Writer. She is best known for her portraits of fictitious subjects painted in muted colours. In an interview with Nadine Rubin Nathan in the New York Times Magazine, Yiadom-Boakye described her compositions as “suggestions of people…They don’t share our concerns orContinue reading “Lynette Yiadom Boakye”

John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent was born in 1856 and was an American expatriate artist, and widely considered the “leading portrait painter of his generation” for his evocations of Edwardian-era luxury. Sargent created approximately 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as countless sketches and charcoal drawings. He also painted one of my allContinue reading “John Singer Sargent”

Claude Monet

Claude Monet was born in 1840, in Paris France. Monet is arguably one of the most famous painters throughout history and widely recognised as the founder of French impressionist painting. Monet is the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.What isContinue reading “Claude Monet”

Michael Armitage

Michael Armitage was born in 1984 and is a Kenyan artist currently living between Nairobi and London. Armitage gained his BA from the Slade School of Art in 2007, and MA from the Royal Academy, London in 2010, and combines his artistic training with traditional East African hues, materials and techniques. Armitage is concerned with theContinue reading “Michael Armitage”