A solo show by artist Victoria Heald.
Victoria's work looks at the intensity of the painted figure through pose, gesture and expression. The changing surfaces, materials and compositions act to heighten the figurative image in each piece. Whilst the figures are painted thinly in oils, the backgrounds use light-reflective acrylic paints, taking the subject out of their original context.
In her Mythology series, seen for the first time in this exhibition, Victoria uses friends and acquaintances as models and directs them into figures from mythological stories. The show also includes new pieces in the popular Dancing Girl series, which originated as a study into sequential movement.
Victoria studied at Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2011 with First Class Honours. She has exhibited throughout London, including Cork Street and Vyner Street, and in Los Angeles, USA.
This is visual art created by people with Down syndrome.
An exhibition that's beautifully different, emotive, complex and inspired. An eye, heart and mind-opening experience for anyone with a genuine love of art.
Showcasing an international collective of artists, including British surreal line artist, Lester Magoogan and American artist John P. Kelting.
Included within the exhibition and making worldwide headlines is a wonderful limited edition print of 'Rupert Flying Over The Clifton Suspension Bridge'. In June last year the original painting, by Tazia Fawley was presented to the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and was 'graciously received' for Prince George's nursery.
Visit the MENIER GALLERY and join others in realising the talents of these artists, see how a condition such as Down syndrome actually creates exciting new perspectives and often strikingly original insights with an opportunity to buy.
Tuesday to Thursday 11 - 6pm
Saturday 11 - 5pm
A percentage of sales will be donated to "The Royal Theatrical Fund"
Teresa Witz and Linda Cooney decided it was time to have a joint exhibition of their paintings. As the Menier Chocolate Factory theatre is presenting a play by Linda's husband, Ray Cooney, it seemed a perfect opportunity to show their work during the run.
Teresa Witz is a renowned portrait painter of modern icons - celebrity, athletes and sporting figures as well as painting a number of individual portrait commissions. A year after completing her Doctorate in Fine Art, she was appointed one of the official Olympic artists for the London 2012 Games. This exhibition will include a selection of her latest celebrity paintings as well as her series of paintings on box cabinets and other works on canvas.
Linda became one of Teresa's students some years ago, when she started attending her art workshops, and since then they have become good friends. Linda has painted for as long as she can remember and has exhibited in various London venues. Her paintings have developed from her numerous sketch books and journals that she has accumulated from her travels.
11am – 6pm (Closed: 18–21 & 25 April)
Nothing that I do is abstract. I can locate all the ingredients of a painting in the richness of the outside world, the world of
perception. Prunella Clough
But I think in my case not having had an art school training means that I continue to be fascinated by quite simple technical discoveries that an art student may be taught in his first year. Keith Vaughan
Prunella Clough and Keith Vaughan were leading painters and teachers of the post-war period and close friends for over thirty-five years. They had a profound effect on the next generation of abstract and figurative painters. This exhibition, for the first time, explores the nature of the friendship that these two very different artists shared. Their working methods were surprisingly similar yet their paintings could not have been more different.
An exhibition curated by Gerard Hastings and David Evans. Hastings knew Clough during the 1980s and ’90s and has written several books on Vaughan. Various surviving friends of both painters, have also assisted in the organisation of this project. Now in their eighties, these contributors are each eager to share their memories and recollections of Clough and Vaughan, and have lent work from their private collections – including oil paintings, gouaches, drawings, prints and memorabilia. The result is an exhibition of over 120 works, painted over a period of sixty years, from collections in the UK, Paris and the USA.
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