Jackson’s Painting Prize 2017 Winner
“Sometimes less can be more, it all depends on what you are trying to say. When I painted Eniola, I simply wanted to show the psychological interaction between artist and sitter.”
Left: ‘SELF PORTRAIT’, MARK ROSCOE, OIL ON LINEN, 61 x 86 CM
Jackson’s Painting Prize 2017 Second Prize Winner
“Graham Crowley describes himself as a post-conceptual painter, seeing painting as a discourse and not a means of producing commodities to be liked, bought or matched with the right sofa. His work is a means of exploring big questions; some that arise out of the very act of painting and others that arise out of the current social, political and broader cultural situation that Crowley sees himself in. Crowley’s work is currently full of juxtapositions brought about by the push and pull of polar concepts that fascinate the painter; illusion and reality, authenticity and synthesis, the academic and the human”
Jackson’s Painting Prize 2017 Third Prize Winner
“The selection process when choosing images to use as a starting point is based on composition, character and nostalgic recognition. In my work I look not to dictate a specific meaning but rather to prompt either some form of recognition or inspire curiosity and for the viewer to determine their individual narrative. When painting I create a detailed study in oil then through a process of working back in to the surface and exploring marking making techniques, I distort, eliminate and manipulate the image to create a visual balance. These personal depictions of people’s lives have been retrieved and revived in the form of intimate oils. A rare group piece, this image uses negative space as a technique to create a focal point and lead the viewer in their engagement with the image.”
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Anna Bromwich is an art consultant based at the Mall Galleries, London, where she is responsible for sourcing, commissioning and renting art for private and corporate clients. She curates and co-manages the Mall Galleries’ online gallery, Buy Art | Buy Now, and curated the exhibition By Popular Demand–a survey of the visitors and selectors choice awardees from the last eight years of The Columbia Threadneedle Prize. Anna has worked for a number of commercial galleries in London and Paris and has taught in the French architecture university ENSAPB.
Catharine Davison is a visual artist based in Edinburgh where she combines a career as both an artist and educator. Drawing and painting from direct observation on location is at the heart of her practise. She has been showing her work throughout the UK since 1994, winning several professional exhibition awards. This included the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize in 2014 for creative representational painting at the Mall Galleries, London. Her work is represented by the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh. She is currently involved with the planning and delivery of courses at the University of Edinburgh, Leith School of Art, The National Galleries of Scotland and at the Loretto School in Musselburgh.
Since graduating from the Royal Academy Schools in the late 90s, Nick Archer has steadily built a reputation as one of the country’s most intriguing painters of both the figure and landscape. Archer’s paintings possess a nocturnal, Lynchian quality that suggest a shocking, dystopian vision of the world in crisis, a journey at an end. His most recent work combines a painting style reminiscent of the Early Northern European Tradition with the genre scene backgrounds of artists like Breugel, Uccello and Bosch to more contemporary cinematographic language of recent dark fairy tales such as del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth and Burton’s Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Alice in Wonderland. Archer is currently represented by Long & Ryle, London and by Gowen Contemporary Art in Geneva. He has exhibited extensively, including at The Threadneedle Prize, the Lynn Painter-Stainer’s Prize, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the BP Portrait Award. He lives and works in Rye, East Sussex.
Rebecca Gordon is a London-based art advisor working with both private and corporate clients to help build and grow their art collections. Her 14 years of experience within the art world, ranging from Old Masters to Modern British and Contemporary Art, position her perfectly for this role. After completing her MA in Art History at Edinburgh University, Rebecca spent 4 years working for Old Master dealer, John Mitchell Fine Paintings. She later moved to Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, a leading specialist in Modern and Contemporary British Art, where she worked with an extensive stock of artworks by artists of international renown such as Freud, Bacon and Auerbach. From here she entered the contemporary online art market and took the role of Head Curator for leading online art gallery, Rise Art, where she worked closely with both emerging and established artists, to discover and promote their work online.
Roma Piotrowska is a curator and writer with a depth of experience, ranging from managing exhibitions, events and budgets to producing publications, writing and curating. As an arts writer and journalist, her work has appeared in exhibition catalogues including ‘Artur Zmijewski. Selected Works’ published by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and The 27th Biennal of Graphic Arts Ljubljana as well as journals (engage journal) and art magazines (This is Tomorrow, Contemporary Lynx, Daily Art Magazine).
She works as the Curatorial Officer at Wolverhampton Art Gallery shaping an ambitious programme of exhibitions and public events. Prior to that, she worked as the Senior Exhibitions Manager at Ikon Gallery, coordinating the successful implementation of temporary exhibitions, publications, events and commissions.
Experimental Landscape Painterhttps://www.nerinetassie.com/
Nerine Tassie is an experimental landscape painter who draws her inspiration and subjects from the coastal waters and woodlands near her home. Her multi-layered works evoke a haunting, timeless quality. Most recently she has explored ideas surrounding composition and frame within her painting. She has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and last year was the winner of Sky Arts’ Landscape Artist of the Year.
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Oil Category Judgehttps://www.newenglishartclub.co.uk/artists/richard-pikesley-pneac-rws
Richard Pikesley has an established practice and career working in oils and watercolours. His painting process includes multiple steps – often starting with an instinctive life study painting, he follows this with a series of considered drawings and larger paintings. Richard has received many awards and scholarships, most recently including the Chairman’s Prize & South West Regional Prize, and is part of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS).
Dry Media Category Judgehttp://www.annoram.com/
Ann Oram trained at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). After her post-graduate year and Andrew Grant Scholarship to France and Italy, Ann returned to ECA to lecture in the Painting school. Ann has exhibited across the UK and has work included in many public and private collections across the world. Her work spans many themes and is drawn together by her use of colour and distinct mark making.
Watercolour Category Judgehttp://www.jeanhaines.com/
Jean Haines is a well-renowned watercolourist who is represented by many galleries across the UK including the Mall Galleries, Frame Gallery and Montpellier Gallery. Her practice focuses on working immediately without preliminary drawings, letting the paint flow freely. She has published 5 books and sells her own range of Kolinsky Sable Brushes.
Acrylic Category Judgehttps://scottnaismith.com/
Scott Naismith makes colourful and expressive work that captures the constantly shifting light of the Scottish landscape around him. His work has recently gained international acclaim following an exhibition at Gallery 13, Downtown Minneapolis; before this he exhibited across the UK. As well as receiving various prizes and awards for his work, Scott lectures part time at West College Scotland.