Interview of Olga Belyaeva By Lidiya Chikalova
A tiny young lady who devotes most of her time to computer graphic design, in reality spends all of her free time drawing and searching for a personal style. At work she is a graphic designer, at home she is an artist. Holding her large canvas and painting with her fingers on the floor, this is how I found Olga when I came over to her tiny dorm room she rents in St. Petersburg. “I love painting on the floor, it is in a way cool to turn the music on as well, but my neighbours will be unhappy with me the next morning, so we will have to be quite,” Olga said. (more…)
Sparkling Crystals Have a Dark Side in Claire Milner’s Endangered Animal ArtContemporary artist Claire Milner (http://www.claire-milner.co.uk/), famed for her portrait of Marilyn Monroe made with 65,000 Swarovski crystals which was purchased by musical megastar Rihanna, has just completed her latest collection of crystal encrusted paintings. The powerful paintings focus on the plight of some of the planet’s most vulnerable species and at first glance represent beautiful images of animals, yet upon closer inspection each work shows a much darker subtext of the consequences of poaching, climate change and habitat loss on endangered animals. (more…)
Lorraine Fossi is an incredible artist that has found her visual aspiration, presenting her art with emotional impact and structure. Lorraine is a passionate and energetic painter that is able to create drama and emotion with every brush stroke. Born in Paris in 1964 into a family of artists and architects, she studied Architecture at the ‘Beaux Arts’ and graduated with an MA in 1987, it was only later in her life she found her true artistic vocation and from 2008, Fossi’s art journey started with a series of large oil canvasses featuring powerful Sea Abstractions. This led to her first solo show in 2010 at ‘Burgh House’ in Hampstead, London. Since then Lorraine has gone on to produce stunning abstract and structural artwork that is nothing short of breathtaking. (more…)
Swinton Park celebrates Contemporary Art
. Old Masters and family portraits will be making way for some exciting new work by a selection of the North’s leading contemporary artists this week, as Ripon-based charity New Lights stages its latest exhibition at Swinton Park in the Yorkshire Dales.
From 18th June – 18th July, the luxury castle hotel will play host to some of the most respected artists currently living and working in the North. All works will be for sale, with 40% of the proceeds going towards New Lights’ Art for All work which seeks to bring an appreciation of contemporary art to those with little or no access to visual arts, including primary school children in the region. (more…)
Deborah Ann is a UK artist that studied art in London, initially at the Sir John Cass School of Art, and then at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, majoring in drawing and sculpture. She has now found her style, creating collage that is cut, torn and pasted in a bold, expressive and colourful way, striving to add new dimensions to collage, treating her method as a form of painting with paper where colour sculpts formal elements such as plane, depth, form and edge There is an influence of early Picasso’s stuck papers in some of her compositions, especially in the impact and atmosphere. We loved Deborah’s style, her willingness to express dramatic landscapes and figurative work in a medium that is layered, sometimes textured and always powerful. Thank you Deborah for sharing your work with us, we are very excited to follow your creative journey. (more…)