Tim Chadsey is a woodworker producing fine contemporary bespoke furniture designed with elegance, simplicity and function in mind.
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Melanie Bellis draws and makes atmospheric etchings of landmark buildings in and around London, charting the changes sweeping across the skyline of the capital.
Is being a an artist your only job?I also spend a small amount of time giving massage, Indian head massage and Reiki. Having done a little anatomy and physiology, I found that very informative with portraying the figure.
If you could be anything else what would you be?
Probably Picasso’s cubist phase has had the most influence on my work. The themes of space, position, what we know versus what we see and where we are in the world are recurring themes for me.
What is your most prized item of art / design / craft?
What item of design / craft do you covet most?
Last book / film that blew your mind?
What are you listening to?
How many hours do you waste on the internet each day?
If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
Where and what is your studio?My studio is in Oxfordshire and was a chicken shed on a working farm. We live and work in these ex farm buildings.
Three words that describe your feeling of doing your work?
Chips or mash?
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Pip Dickens is represented at the Palace Art and Craft Fair in Fulham Palace by Renee Pfister in May.
"Pip Dickens is a painter concerned with visual perception, in particular, examining and challenging theories and methodologies of light and movement within the second dimension.
Concepts of illusion and double meaning are recurring themes -
Her painting methodology is determined by the subject matter and often juxtaposes conventional painting techniques with innovative methods to create unusual surfaces, layers and textures. Depth and surface contrasts are particularly important in her work.
Her work draws upon many sources from natural phenomena to the darker elements of phantasmagoria, from opacity to transparency, from rhythms within music to pattern structures in nature, from cinematic devices to literary sources.
Although common themes connect individual investigations, she dispels a singular stylistic approach in preference for innovating and testing new methodologies as a direct response to the subject matter."
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Brighton based jeweller Sarah Burnham works from Rose Hill Workshops. Her work in Silver and gold is inspired by natural forms, pebbles, flowers and seedheads.
|Thistledown. Oxidised silver pendant with embossed pattern and drop (length 4500mm)|
We're very pleased that the ARTHOUSE Meath will be exhibiting with us at the Palace Art and Craft Fair this May. Brighton Art Fair has had a close relationship with the ARTHOUSE for many years and they has always been one of the most popular exhibitors at the show.
Self taught artist Michael Ewart was born in Northumberland in 1940. His work is inspired by artists such as Sickert, Coldstream and Pasmore and has a romantic and elegaic feel for place - townscapes and marine scenes.
|Michael Ewart, Kippford, Sunset|
Peter Archer is a contemporary wood worker and turner he makes one-off pieces in temperate hardwoods. His vessels and bowls are stained, carved and finely finished using oil and wax.
|Carved and stained sycamore bowl 40x8cm|
Duckett & Jeffreys produce work influenced and informed by living in or travelling through the landscape. They will be exhibiting at the Palace Art and Craft Fair. Here Stef Mitchell answers our questions.
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A lovely short film of Guglielmo Alfarone at work. Guglielmo will be represented by the Renee Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy at the Palace Art and Craft Fair, Fulham Palace in May.
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Venetia Norris is a London-based artist for whom drawing is the most vivid form
of expression. It allows her to explore new ideas and experiment with
varying methods of mark-making.
|Ink Drawing Delphinium, Pen & Ink, 76 x 56cm|
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Palace Art and Craft Fair. Had a horrible day mostly driving to and round London in heavy traffic so a break at the Palace was a welcome relief - and their coffee and cake in the Georgian drawing room is pretty good!
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Brighton based jeweller Penny Warren works primarily with anodised aluminium combined with silver.
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Lisa Ridgers paints contemporary, atmospheric landscapes on canvas inspired by infinite horizons and spiritual contemplations. She will be exhibiting her work at the Palace Art and Craft Fair.
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Sarah Tucker is a wax-resist artist inspired by the landscape, seascape
and ever changing light of her native British Isles. Her choice of
palette favours subdued tones, earthy colours and cool blues, often
contrasting the fluidity of water with the solidity of rock formations.
|Winter, Malvern Hills, wax-resist painting, 670 X 760mm|
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Emily Thatcher is a jeweller working in East Sussex. She works with precious metals, gemstones and mixed media.
Xylem Collection silver, pink tourmaline & 18ct gold 'floating' ring
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York based jeweller Corrinne Eira-Evans finds inspiration in many forms - reading, British gardens, hedgerows and botanical prints all deriving from the Victorian era, have inspired her beautifully hand crafted contemporary jewellery, with style and function, which embrace our connection with nature.
Chris Chamberlain's Jewel of the Universe is a 330,000 piece stained glass portrait of the Earth, an enormous
and beautiful piece of work that will be exhibited at the Palace Art and Craft Fair at Fulham Palace, London in May. Jewel of the Universe is
being offered for sale for £75,000 with proceeds going to charities in Sierra
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Celia Wilkinson creates semi-abstract/expressionist landscapes from her studio on the Isle of Wight. Celia will be exhibiting at the Palace Art and Craft Fair.
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