new artists

 

Lucy Campbell

robert j. wyatt

Sarah Jane Bellwood

B. Perth, Scotland 1977. Self-taught although coming from a family of artists, Lucy’s work has evolved constantly over the years of her 16-year career as she constantly seeks the most authentic expression of her artist voice whilst also developing her style technically.

In the past year her practice centered on experiencing a more visceral, immediate relationship with her paintings, their subjects and the medium she uses to create them. Her working approach has shifted from more carefully considered, verging on the perfectionist to a looser, freer, bolder strategy, using a combination of graphite/charcoal, aquarelle pencil, ink and acrylic paint, applied with palette knife and broad brushstrokes. Each painting thus feels more experimental, more like a dance between the artist’s imagination, her willingness to take risks and the embracing/exploitation of the unpredictable and random effects that come about.

Lucy’s inspiration continues to come from nature, symbolism, and the psychological complexities of the human experience. Although her work is deeply personal it manages to tap into universal themes, such as, in the case of her most recent works, the longing to experience freedom, and the mystery of surrendering completely to a moment of enchantment.

 

 

 

 

 

Robert J. Wyatt is an artist influenced by the work of the Renaissance painters, particularly that of the Flemish masters. Following a period of private study in classical drawing and painting technique Robert has gone on to develop contemporary approaches and themes in his work. Most of his paintings have a narrative; they are paintings “about” rather than simply “of” things.

Robert J. Wyatt is represented by several commercial galleries nationwide and has been
selected for exhibition by the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London.

Most of Robert’s work begins with an idea rather than an object; the items in each still life are then gathered and composed to illustrate the original notion.

Initial sketches are completed to finalise the composition before a more detailed drawing from life is done. Wooden panel is used rather than canvas as the weave or “tooth” of canvas can interfere with more detailed work. Each panel is cut to size then primed with around eight coats of Gesso (a synthetic version of the rabbit skin glue used during the renaissance). This is done on both sides of the panel to prevent warping. The piece is then under painted to establish tonal changes and to provide a base for subsequent layers of paint. Some areas of the painting are completed using layers, or “glazes” of paint, each layer must be allowed to dry fully before further layers can be applied. A more direct approach may be used for certain areas of the painting to create the desired effect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Jane Bellwood is an artist living and working in Lancaster, in the North West of England.

She gained a first class degree from St Martins College in Lancaster where she went on to teach painting and life drawing. She has exhibited widely and was awarded the North of England prize in both the 2014 National Open Art Competition at Somerset House and the 2017 Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Sarah is predominantly interested in the wildlife inhabiting and sustained by hedgerows. She looks at pollinating insects and the role they have in human sustenance and regularly donates from painting sales to the British Bumblebee Conservation Trust.

She uses watercolour and acrylics to make carefully observed paintings of insects and birds, feathers and eggs. She looks at objects of human detritus, man made articles made with equal care and attention to the objects found in nature. These are laid out for inspection and painted in meticulous detail.

Her paintings hang in both private and public collections

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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