Ana Pallares

Ana Pallares, born in Barcelona in 1993, is a self-taught artist, whose practice reflects on pain, death and other intangible realities which all too often occur with little reason. Ana says, “I strive to find, and attach, new meanings to these realities, hoping to present them in a healthier, more manageable way – ultimately aiming to…

Derek Collins \ D+SEA

all words and artwork, ©Derek Collins. If you would like to get in touch with Derek, please email us. I ain’t sure if this makes sense… but I reckon “sense” is a commodity I bartered long long many moons time ago… Am  a  epileptic ex-junkie word wranglin’ music manglin’ monad… presentin’ these pictorial pustules…a pair…

Susan Mary Gratwick: New work, explained

All words and images, ©Susan Mary Gratwick. I first saw William Blake’s painting, The Spiritual Form of Nelson Guiding the Leviathon, way back in 2007, on a visit to a workshop in the Tate Britain. The image would not leave me. I saw the writhing bodies squirming in and out of the labyrinthine form of…

BORT.

I’m a little bit in love with Bort, a street and studio artist from Austin, Texas. Bort’s work is funny, tragic, engaging, desperate, political and human. She spans spraypaint, posters and legal street art, drawings, photo transfer, prints, wood and canvas in the studio. Her themes are consistent, and because of that, are amplified in…

Fenna Berry

We were recently contacted by Fenna Berry. Loving what we saw, we took time to go through her tumblr page. What we found astounded us – not only for the sheer amount of work on show – but for how accomplished the various styles and mediums are. From fine art painting, Manga-influenced comic narratives, design,…

JOHN JENNINGS

“My name is John Jennings. I am a practising painter, I live in south west London with my wife and art has been my life since the age of fifteen, although I have remained on the margins of the art world. I scored a mental health double whammy, having had a sister with paranoid schizophrenia,…

VALERIE PANNIER

I view my artistic practice as essentially experimental and experiential. “My focused line of enquiry is the physical and mental feelings of synchronicity via movement and stillness, filled-up and empty space. I create shapes that remind me of the underwater world with all its fertility and mystery, and the symbiosis between elements. I choose mainly…

MYFANWY DABNER

  Our guest artist this week is Myfanwy Dabner, from Ballarat, Australia. In this article, Myfanwy examines the ways in which she processes inspiration, the new directions and inspirations she is drawing on, as well as understanding the meaning of being a marginalised artist, and what connotations the term invokes. “Over a month ago I was thinking about…

BEAR

© Bear the Artist Our guest artist this week is Claire London, also known as Bear the Artist. In this article, Bear explores the relationship of spirituality, healing, and making art. You can see more of Bear’s work on her Tumblr site, here, and buy artwork from her online shop, here. “My Name is Claire…

Artist: Tim Bradford

   ‘The Twelve Pins, Finsbury Park’, and, ‘Better Red Than Dead’ “For starters, I’m going to try not to talk about myself in the third person. There’s no way Tim Bradford is going down that route. The work on my website is divided into seven categories, each containing a small series of paintings representing a…