The Big Draw – the worldwide drawing event that aims to get everyone drawing – came to Skylark Galleries in October, when Kath and Jen Dutton offered subtle guidance for visitors interested in drawing an autumnal scene set up in the gallery. Here are some images from the busy and enjoyable night.
There’s plenty going on at Skylark Galleries this month.
Nicolette Carter is the current featured artist (until 13 October) in Skylark 1. “My influences include medieval art, Mughal painting and decorative arts from many cultures,” she says. “Although I enjoy using colour and pattern as surface decoration, there are always poetic, narrative and spiritual elements in my work. This lends a meditative element to the paintings, as the viewer is free to interpret and explore the images as they wish, in the same way that reading a poem may evoke different responses from different people.”
In Skylark 2, Angelique Hartigan is on show until 13 October. She is influenced by movement, timelessness, change, the moments just before or just after – as someone passes from light into shadow, a changing skyline, the changing seasons. Her paintings have a sense of the celebratory and she enjoys looking for the iconic in a locality to capture.
There will be more news soon about Skylark artists appearing at the Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, from 24 to 27 October.
Come and meet Skylark Galleries artist and director Gill Hickman at Skylark 2 at Oxo Tower Wharf on Sunday 8, Thursday 12, and Sunday 15 September where she is showing work as part of her featured artist slot. Her show of embossed prints and collages coincides with the Thames Festival, which also continues until 15 September with a host of events, activities and entertainment. On the South Bank? Drop in and visit the galleries and see Gill’s work.
Ann Gordon is the featured artist in Skylark 2 until 11 August. Ann is a printmaker and book-binder who lives and works in south London. She was brought up in the north-west of England and studied fine art in Sheffield. Specialising in kinetic sculpture, she moved into animation, film-making and, more recently, printmaking and book-binding.
“I work quickly and change subjects often,” she says, “but there is a recurring
theme in my work: I like to record what is around me but I also want to transform and translate my surroundings so that my feelings lie behind the finished print. For this show, I have taken three works from areas of current interest: London, animals, waves and Harker’s barns (prints inspired by the American photographer, Michael Harker).”
In Skylark 1, at Gabriel’s Wharf, Wilf Frost shows from 5-11 August, with a private view on 9 August from 6pm to 9pm. In his paintings he creates an urban idyll; spaces to think, cities filled with butterflies, figures that fuse and morph together with each work portraying a sense of peace and unity.
His latest mixed-media works are a combination of house paint, spray paint, oil beads and collage, to name a few.
Jenny Carpenter shows at Skylark 1 from 12-18 August. Her beautiful mixed media paintings are perfect for a summer day with their pastel colours and seaside subject matter.
They are another ideal reason to head to the South Bank this summer, and drop in at Skylark Galleries. We look forward to seeing you there.
Jane Skinner has great new images on show in Skylark Gallery 1 in Gabriel’s Wharf this summer, including the handtinted photograph Unexpected Item in Bagging Area (right)…
and Polythene Pam, a colour digital print (left). Who could resist?
Find out more about Jane’s work at www.janeshearts.co.uk
Skylark Galleries artist Gina Parr has been featured in Saatchi Online’s New This Week 07-08-13, selected by Rebecca Wilson, a director at the Saatchi Gallery. Congratulations, Gina!
See more of the selection here.
Colin Ruffell is the featured artist in Skylark 1 at Gabriel’s Wharf from 15-28 July 2013, who is showing his vibrant and atmospheric paintings of London. Colin has exhibited all over the world, and has prints published in the US, Canada, Japan and the UK.
A great time to see Colin’s work — and that of another Colin, photographer Colin Pearce in Skylark 2 — is the SLAM Last Friday event on Friday 26 July when both galleries will be open from 11am to 8pm. Meet the artists, have a cooling drink and relax by the river Thames.
In Skylark 1, Colin Ruffell will talk about how he makes inkjet prints that are long lasting with true bright permanent colour; how print on demand has changed everything and how exciting it is for artists, collectors, dealers, publishers and investors.
There’s more about Colin Ruffell’s work at www.colinruffell.com.
Photographer Colin Pearce is showing new work in his featured artist slot, titled Mute, that follows his journey across rural Andalucia in southern Spain to his home in Surrey. They include, for the first time, larger works in A1 and A2 sizes.
It continues on the first floor of the Oxo Tower Wharf on London’s South Bank from Tuesday 16 July until Sunday 28 July, and Colin will be hosting an advance preview on Monday 15 July from 1pm to 7pm.
A great time to see Colin’s work — and that of another Colin, painter Colin Ruffell in Skylark 1 — is the SLAM Last Friday event on Friday 26 July when both galleries will be open from 11am to 8pm. Meet the artists, have a cooling drink and relax by the river Thames. Colin Pearce will be present to give an introduction to his show and to answer any questions you may have regarding his work over a glass of wine.
Find out more about Colin’s work at www.colinpearcephotography.com.
Kathy Dutton and Sarah Knight are the featured artists in Skylark Galleries this month. In Skylark 1, Kathy is showing Soul Story, a selection of paintings that explore the imaginary “inner landscapes” of what she calls “the light garden”, and in Skylark 2, Sarah is showing Bembridge Bliss, a painting inspired by holidays to the Isle of Wight.
Kathy says: “It is a garden of light and space where energy and time are transformed. All things are possible here, and everything is allowed: harmony, peace, love and contentment. People and characters from my life are here, the archetypes, beauty, simplicity and perfection.
“I collect images, ideas, fragments of poetry and songs in my sketchbooks; I take a walk in nature or sit in my garden… these are catalysts for my creative process. I transform these into paintings in my studio, bringing my inner world together with the outside world.”
Kathy will be at Skylark 1 on Friday 12 July from 6pm to 7.30pm. Come and meet her and other artists from the galleries over a glass of wine beside the Thames.
Sarah‘s painting is inspired by holidays in the Isle of Wight as a child, she says, “and also the colours, light and storms of Vancouver Island, Canada. To me it speaks of drinking in the beauty of a place, but also of chasing around in the wind and sea air.”
Works by Kathy and Sarah continue at Skylark Galleries until 14 July.
Trinidad Ball is exhibiting a selection of her great new paintings from her Tango Collection in Skylark 2 until 1 July 2013. These paintings were inspired by a visit to the Viejo Almacen, one of the most traditional “tanguero” redoubts of Buenos Aires.
In this collection Trinidad tries to capture the passion, colour, drama and rituals of this mesmerising dance. Drop by the gallery in Oxo Tower Wharf to see this fantastic new collection.
You can find out more about Trinidad and her work at www.trinidadball.co.uk.