HIBBERT, Sonje: ‘My Art’

‘I’m a self-confessed workaholic and creative connoisseur my artistic oeuvre spans nearly three decades, in effect the narrative of my life’s tumultuous trajectory so far. Extensive travel abroad and a passion for wild emotive landscapes, such as the South West and West Yorkshire wind-swept moors, has led to a much needed anchor on…

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MIERINS, Laimonis: ‘My Art’

In 2005, the abstract painter, Laimonis Mierins, had a retrospective exhibition of his work at the Riga Gallery, Latvia, his home country.   A catalogue was work was published, and in this Laimonis was interviewed by the art critic and writer, John Sheeran.   Laimonis spoke about the influences on his art.  I…

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Al-SAMARRAIE, Jacky: ‘My Art’

“My work to date is mostly focused on the British landscape, both rural and urban. I love creating a simplified representation of the landscape using silhouettes of trees on a skyline, then I add blocks of vibrant colour to bring it to life. Since creating my first landscape design in…

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EDWARDS, Dudley: ‘My Art’

“Like many of my contemporaries my paintings are not concerned with the illusion of depth.  Instead, I remain true to the flat surface – there is very little movement ‘in and out’ –  all motion is lateral ‘around’ the canvas. The role that the subject matter or content plays in my work…

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BEVAN, Tony: ‘My Art’

On Sunday 16th October 2016, at Cartwright Hall, Bradford, the Royal Academician and Bradford-born artist, Tony Bevan, spoke about his early motivation to become a painter.  This was part of a major retrospective exhibition of Bevan’s work at the gallery between 2016-17. ” I grew up with painting and sculpture around…

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THOMPSON, Geraldine: ‘My Art’

Geraldine Thompson: My Art Portraits For me the execution of a portrait is not self-contained, nor is it just about the technical. In portraiture, my aim is to depict a likeness, a character, a presence. This is an ability I have developed over years of life drawing.  It is a demanding process, in…

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BELL, Roy: ‘My Art’

The sculptor, Roy Bell, was born in Bradford in 1930. After completing an art course in Skipton, he studied art at Chelsea Art School, London, and subsequently made a successful career as art education adviser for Cambridgeshire. However, his Yorkshire heritage was still important to him and during his career…

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PIGHILLS, Joe: ‘My Art’

I think sometimes that these ‘ere big names they make so much to-do about, they keep lesser men out of the ring. In a series of interviews during the 1970s, the local Telegraph & Argus journalist, John Hewitt, interviewed  Joseph (Joe) Pighills on his motivation to paint, and about the painting…

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EURICH, Richard: ‘My Art’

The obituaries in 1992 for the Bradford born artist, Richard Eurich, were glowing. The local newspaper, the Telegraph & Argus, described him as,  ‘A gentle, contented family man [who] socialised very little among his peers, preferring to maintain a few enriching artistic friendships via articulate letters.’ In his unpublished autobiography, As…

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McEWAN, Jean: ‘My Art’

“As an artist I make things (such as collages, self-published books and pamphlets, short films) and I work with people.” “When I’m making things,  I’m drawn to working with found images and objects, and the idea of making a new story with them. I like using things that are  ephemeral…

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