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With particular emphasis on art and design, Barry has worked within the world of design for more than 20 years. He exhibited his own art at The Laden Showroom in London’s Brick Lane for 17 years and his pieces are now in a wide number of private and public collections including Watford Town’s collection; Frieder Burda Museum (Baden-Baden, Germany) and Catalan Television collection (Barcelona, Spain). In 2019 he has exhibited at Aberdeen Art Fair, Parallax Art Fair (Kensington, London) and the New Artist Fair (Shoreditch, London).
He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He was made MBE in 2011 by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace and was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Design by Southampton Solent University in 2014.
Through my work I aim to capture the feeling of being in another world. The otherworldly beauty of the powerful, magical sea. Ocean conservation is very important to me and through my latest piece titled 'Single Use Planet' I explore the responsibility we as humans have in protecting this precious part of our planet.
My sculptures are conceived as 'seen' by me, as shapes, textures and colours and the arrangements of these elements in a three-dimensional form. they are inspired by my African origin, personal journeys, observations of daily life and the colours and textures of nature. When growing up I would sit for hours staring at cracks in the walls and forming images. These things bring up thoughts and experiences that challenge and guide me through my creative processes.
Surreal imaginative drawings exploring ecology, biology and nature.
This planet is home to a wonderful variety of living organisms that are each individual in their biology and behaviour. They form large webs of connections amongst one another in ecosystems that are vast and complex. From whale migrations that encompass the entire globe, to ants that scurry along the forest floor. We are all witness to the beauty of life on Earth. Earth, the tiny little planet that we inhabit somewhere in the unfathomable depths of the universe. The drawings are made using pen and ink and fine liner pens. The animals are imagined as living planets or landmasses, with their own landscapes and ecosystems.
Jayne Leighton Herd is a professional artist and designer based in Berkshire. She paints stunning, colourful abstract, landscape and seascape art. Working on a variety of supports, including plexiglass, metal and canvas, she creates contemporary, statement pieces. Jayne welcomes commissions for bespoke art for both residential and commercial projects.
Kate LLoyd is a specialist equine photographer who creates images of magnificent horses which are sold as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints and acrylics. She also uses some images to create luxury silk scarves in various designs. These are made in England in luxurious silks.
Donna paints intuitively in an expressionist style using a variety of art media from acrylic, oil bars, pastel, ink and elements of collage. Colour and light are her muse. She creates work depicting abstractions of places and experiences that she carries deep within her psyche. Donna translates her experience of these places into her paintings layering colour and materials until the finished piece announces its arrival.
Raised in Bournemouth and moving to Brighton, I relish living at the edge of the land. Being a swimwear print designer I find exuberant palettes, tropical flora, palms and the sea appear often in my semi abstract work. I love to explore the qualities of acrylic paints with my mixed media pieces.
Award winning, international artist Michelle Lucking uses her fingers to paint with soft pastel and capture stunning seascapes and underwater swimming scenes. Her work beautifully translates light and movement onto medium and large scale paintings, making the viewer feel like they are immersed in the water.
Louise creates oil paintings inspired by nature. She combines naturalism with expressive colour to create something beautiful, quirky and a joy to look at. Louise's expressive oil paintings on natural linen demonstrate her ability to explore nature's tensions - the animal is still but it could go at any second. She captures a moment in nature for a lifetime on canvas.