Alice Neel

Alice Neel was born in 1900, and sadly passed away in 1984. Neel was an American Painter widely celebrated for her expressionist paintings of her friends and family, as well as casual acquaintances, using strong colour and line. Expressionistic use of colour is where sometimes colour is not used in a realistic way, but insteadContinue reading “Alice Neel”

Genieve Figgis

Genieve Figgis was born in 1972 in Dublin and lives and works out of County Wicklow in the idyllic Irish countryside. Figgis takes inspiration from aristocratic culture—especially that of the French pre-revolutionary Rococo period, and reinvents them in what we can see below, using a thick painterly style and injecting a sense of humour andContinue reading “Genieve Figgis”

Pippa Gatty

Pippa Gatty was born in 1965 in London, and currently lives and works in the Inner Hebrides, Scotland. Gatty graduated in 1990 with a Fine Art (Painting) BA from Chelsea College of Art and Design and subsequently took a break from creating whilst her children were younger. Gatty later returned to painting, and drawing andContinue reading “Pippa Gatty”

Guim Tio Zarraluki

Guim Tio Zarraluki was born in 1987, Barcelona, and is a Spanish Artist, living and working in Spain. Zarraluki studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, and has painted both portraits and larger landscape works throughout his career to date, although even when painting landscapes there is still always a heavy focus on peopleContinue reading “Guim Tio Zarraluki”

Paula Rego

Paula Rego was born in 1935, in Lisbon, Portugal, and currently lives and works in London. Rego attended the Slade School of Fine Art and was an exhibiting member of the London Group, along with Frank Auerbach and David Hockney, she was also the first artist-in-residence at the National Gallery in London. Rego is particularlyContinue reading “Paula Rego”

Kaye Donachie

Kaye Donachie was born in 1970, in Glasgow, and is a Scottish Artist, known for her muted figurative paintings. Donachie studied at the University of Central England in Birmingham before receiving her MA in 1997 from the Royal College of Art in London. Donachie currently lives and works in London. The works I will focusContinue reading “Kaye Donachie”

Kim Baker

Kim Baker is a British Painter living and working in London. I really enjoy her work as it incorporates bold colours and abstract elements which I particularly like and also use in my own work. Baker has taken influence from 17th Century Dutch floral painting and abstract works from the likes of Willem De Kooning.Continue reading “Kim Baker”

Geraldine Swayne

Geraldine Swayne was born in 1965, and is a British Artist. Swayne attended Newcastle Upon Tyne University where she gained a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1989, and later went on to gain a MA in Fine Art at Kingston University in 2013. Swayne enjoys using a wide variety of materials and methods inContinue reading “Geraldine Swayne”

Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards is a British Artist, currently living and working Badingham, England. Edwards uses a range of mediums including, digital, print making, watercolours and painting. For the purpose of this blog post I will be specifically focusing on Edwards work with Mono-types, (monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on aContinue reading “Kim Edwards”

Annie Kevans

Annie Kevans was born in in 1972, in Cannes, France. Kevans attended Central Saint Martins University and gained a BA(Hons) in Fine Art in 2004. Kevans is an English painter who focuses on painting portraits which often explore controversial topics and alternative histories. Some of Kevans’ work includes a series of portraits named ‘All theContinue reading “Annie Kevans”