We are Phoebe and Emily, daughters of artist Bob Booth, we created Trinity Paintbox in March 2014.The idea of Trinity Paintbox came after an excited discussion about the prospect of putting our dad’s skills and knowledge online. We ourselves enjoyed (and still do) listening to his animated and passionate speeches on what new aspect he had discovered through his painting.
Bob has more than 40 years’ experience teaching art and is a successful artist himself having had exhibitions worldwide. For the last 5 years or so he has been developing a new and exciting way to paint. He’s learnt to paint in a way that unleashes his creativity that does away with contrived, flat images. This process allows paint to lead the way where the artist follows. (more…)
Arturo Garcia de las Heras interview (by Javier Melian, www.chrom-art.org co-founder)
I met Arturo a few months back when we both volunteered helping kids from a Hackney school practicing their Spanish GCSE oral exams. The way it works it that we go to the school and sit on a row of desks and the students come for one-2-ones, ten minutes each, to rehearse their prepared written questions. When I am with the kids I am normally ‘in the zone’, but this time I noticed this guy who was really connecting with otherwise usually shy and nervous students. There was such a lively interaction and enthusiasm on both sides, like a certain kind of magic going on that, being honest, made me feel a healthy jealousy. When the session ended, and after receiving a collective “gracias!” from the pupils, we made our way back the office together, as we work for the same City firm. It was a nice twenty minutes’ walk on a sunny afternoon so we had the chance to make our introductions and talk about what ticked us outside the corporate world. Arturo told me he was an artist, and I just had witnessed he was a natural mentor too! So when I told him about Chrom-Art, a new social enterprise I was starting with a few friends to connect emerging artists with art lovers, I just couldn’t ask him soon enough to join us too. He said yes happily and the rest is recent history. (more…)
I was first introduced to Pedro’s work when he got in touch regarding the FLUX exhibition. I remember the day well. On my daily commute to the office I was pondering the selection of work and reading an article about a cubist exhibition. I had nothing of this style within FLUX and really wanted an artist that produced, colourful, bold, abstract work in a cubist style. As soon as I got to my office as if he had read my mind there was an E-mail from Pedro with examples of his work. It was an instant yes for FLUX and the start of a great friendship.
Pedro Sousa Louro has had numerous careers including presenting and modelling but has always lived with cubist images. Now a full-time artist Pedro transfers his soul to canvas. His work is his way of portraying feelings, emotions and perceptions both consciously and unconsciously. For Pedro art is as natural and needed as food or water. Pedro has studied and continues to study art and art techniques, constantly developing his style. His art shows such intensity, a passion and a statement that draws you in and captivates you. Expressions that have been broken up and reassembled in an abstract form. (more…)
Interview by Javier Melian, www.chrom-art.org co-founder
Diego, aka SR.X has a background in illustration and graphic design that he studied in Spain. He is from Galicia, where there is really not that much street art, only graffiti. He started to paint only by chance. He was in a house party where there was acetate paper lying around and a can of paint, so he traced the profile of a model in a magazine cover to cut his first stencil. He liked it so much he repeated it in different walls. Then he developed the idea further using his computer, with no particular aim but having fun. He found it an incredible way to express what he carried within, it was liberating and he was having a great time. He gradually improved his technique and then continued with canvas and gallery work. (more…)