Date(s) - 18/07/2020 - 01/08/2020
With current events, IAA will over the coming weeks present a series featuring works by local artists, some from The Ipswich Art Society. With a new artist shown fortnightly.
Ania Hobson lives in Suffolk. She has exhibited at The Royal Society Of Portrait Painters Annual exhibition 2016 and 2018, Royal Society of British Artists and with the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London, 2015. Ania exhibited lats year in Venice with the GAA Foundation which is one of the collateral events of the Venice Biennale 2019 at the European Cultural Centre.
Ania has a degree in fine art, has studied at the Princes Drawing School in London, as well as Portraiture at the Florence Academy of Art, Italy. Her work continues to be exhibited internationally as well as being bought into collections.
The portrait of Professor Chris Green was commissioned by Trianon Music Group to mark its Diamond Jubilee last year.
Professor Chris Green by Ania Hobson. Oil on Canvas 43 x 60 cm.
Previous Featured Artists:
Charles was the first artist in our series, scroll down for a short biography. He contributes another work here titled Boys Running. Charles says of this piece:
“This picture was done from a sketch which used hundreds of scribbled attempts at capturing the spirit of the moving images of my kids running around on the beach at Biarritz. There ain’t no photo!”
Boys Running by Charles Nightingale. H. 30cm x W. 40cm.
Maureen Jordan FSBA
Maureen was born and grew up in East Yorkshire, studied at Kindston-upon-Hull College of Arts and Crafts and after graduating worked as a freelance Interior and Graphic Designer for many years. Now a full time artist and a Member of the Society of Botanical Artists, her flower pictures have been reproduced by publishers on cards and prints and are sold worldwide.
Her work is shown in various mixed and shared exhibitions in London, including the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, a mixed show in Nantucket, USA and a solo show at Jensen Fine Arts, New York.
Maureen has also exhibited at the Royal Academy.
“Now as a full time artist I am constantly experimenting with soft pastels – my favourite medium – sometimes mixing vibrant pastel with watercolour, acrylics and metallics creating stunning effects of bold colour and texture.”
‘Breakpoint’ is our second painting from Charles Nightingale, and the fifth in our featured artists series. Scroll down to view the first painting and a short biography.
Charles also has a website: www.charleynightingale.com
“This picture appeared in 2007 just before the great financial crash of 2008. It was inspired by the long disintegration of our manufacturing industry, and its replacement by trading in ‘financial products’ or subprime loans as they were called later.” CN.
Ferial’s work work is eclectic, especially miniatures (although this is not) and calligraphy.
She is a past member of Suffolk Art Society and a current member of The International Guild of Miniature Artisans – the latter also for miniature crafts.
Ferial adds, “My current obsession is with the needle/fibre crafts, which I love.”
This picture is of St Georges, Venice; which I named eponymously. The medium is acrylic on paper.
Brenda M. Green FSBA
Brenda works on HP (hot press) 300gms (140 lb) Fabriano or Rising Stonehenge paper, using mainly Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.
Brenda is a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanic Artists and has been so for several years, exhibiting at their annual Exhibitions at Methodist Central Hall Westminster and lately at The Mall Gallery.
She learned her coloured pencil techniques solely with Ann Swan, who opened a new window to Brenda’s life when Brenda enrolled in her class at Dedham Hall, as Brenda was also a potter and was a primary school teacher for twenty-four years before she met Ann.
Brenda also exhibits at various venues locally, mainly art societies, agricultural shows and fund- raising events.
“This was painted over another painting which had to be sacrificed to save time,
but the surface was thus more interesting to paint on”.
Charles Nightingale, born 1938, Showed early artistic promise winning local children’s art contests in SE London – main subjects at the time: trolleybuses and dinosaurs. Deserted Art for science aged 12, career in engineering mathematics at BT. Served in RAF 1957-1961. Started painting again in his late fifties, member, and regular exhibitor, of Ipswich Art Society, and The Society of East Anglian Water-colourists.
Origin of picture:
Passed woman pushing badly disabled teenager in wheelchair up long hill outside Cambridge; stopped, wondering if he should assist, failed on account of fear of being seen as predatory male approaching on deserted road, thought of the lady and the life she must have been leading for many years, and utterly regretted his weakness. Painted picture over next days.
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