Jackson’s Painting Prize 2018 Overall Winner
“The way I build the models for my paintings is not dissimilar to what you’d have done as a kid. It reminds me of playing with cardboard, junk modelling, building model train sets or scenery or all that… The more fun you can have with the models the more fun you can have when you paint them.”
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
“The original piece, called Unicorn in captivity hangs on the wall of Cloister, in New York. I was highly impressed by the original tapestry and thought the colourful flowers and the poetic subject of such a mysterious creature were amazing. The girl’s face is minimally portrayed on purpose. Even the unicorn is missing expressing the melancholy and drama that I felt by love. The unicorn is the symbol of the ultimate lover. The picture is made by two pieces of canvas.”
Landscape/Cityscape/Seascape Category Prize Winner
“My body of work looks at overlooked spaces with a chocolate box aesthetic. I am always looking for spaces which reflect a sense of isolation and displacement by living in cultures I feel are distant to me. My personal experiences in these landscapes are a sense of feeling removed and outside the everyday lives already established within them. The snapshots I select on these journeys are hidden and overlooked moments of suburbia or edge-lands and are often set in stunning mountainous backdrops. The locations of these landscapes are rarely named purposefully to maintain a sense of displacement.”
Animal Category Prize Winner
“I think emotion plays an important role for me. When looking at potential subjects and references I have to get some emotional reaction from it, if I have that excitement right from the start then I believe it shows in the work I produce. I always feel inspired to draw animals I have actually seen in the wild, it always makes me feel more connected to what I am drawing.”
Abstract/Non representational Category Prize Winner
“I imbue my personal narratives, feelings and experiences in to the lines and forms of my work. Avoiding imagery which falls in to universal semiotics in an attempt to illustrate how I feel, rather than what I see. The material process of making is an integral to my practice, it is enigmatic and unpredictable, I make a connection between the emotions and the intellect. I experiment with a variety of materials which break the boundaries of drawing and painting, mixing watercolours, ink, pencil, charcoal, oil and I make my own pigments from found natural materials rocks, leaves, and blood on sealed canvas and paper.”
Category Prize Winner
“This particular painting is inspired by both the traditional nudes of the masters and modern-day domestic life. The moment captured is from a caravan holiday of which the woman reclines in a natural relaxed pose but of which also echoes the stance of famous historical subjects such as Manet’s Olympia and Titian’s Venus. There is a private yet exposed feel to this particular work due to the caravan setting; an enclosed space in a very public place.”
Category Prize Winner
‘The Past Repackaged’ is a recreation of Lowry’s ‘Industrial Landscape (Ashton under Lyne)’, which I made from card, and tape and set up in the cellar of my house. I then paint the intentionally do it yourself setting including any creases, rips or pieces of sticking tape used to make it. The title acknowledges the material used to construct the still life and references the commercialization of our experience of art and heritage.
Scenes of Everyday Life
Category Prize Winner
“I was staying at my sister’s flat overlooking the winter skating rink and wanted to make a painting but was scared because it seemed so complicated. It wasn’t until I realised it would soon be closing that I took the plunge. It changed about 100 times. After a while, I had to take it away from the subject because I was going mad not being able to stand back. That’s when I calmed down and brought it back.”
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Writer & Journalisthttp://www.siskalyssens.com/
Siska Lyssens navigates the worlds of contemporary art, fashion, architecture and design. Born in Belgium, she spent 7 years in London, thriving on the buzzing city’s boundless creativity. She now lives in Antwerp, taking in the historic city’s creative offering to the fullest.
As a many other lifestyle titles, Siska is a writer for Wallpaper*, Disegno and Harper’s Bazaar Art Arabia. She has also taken advantage of the opportunities that came her way in terms of travelling to meet and interview talented designers and artists, and has had the privilege to view their work within their contexts, opening up a world of beauty and meaning that has honed her eye and critical mind.
Exhibition Manager, Drawing Roomhttp://www.jacquimcintosh.com/
Jacqui McIntosh has managed exhibitions at Drawing Room since 2011. She was Project Leader and curator of See Think Different, a 3-year collaborative project between Drawing Room and global media company UBM. Previously she worked in the commercial sector and was a Director of Kevin Kavanagh Gallery Dublin. Independently, she has worked as a curator and writer in Ireland and UK. Her writing has appeared in publications such as The Guardian, Irish Examiner, Contemporary and Art Review and in catalogue essays for galleries and artists. She is a member of AICA.
Artist & Jackson’s Painting Prize 2017 Winnerhttp://www.markroscoe.com/
Born in Australia in 1974 but raised in the UK, Mark went on to study Fine Art (drawing and painting) at Duncan of Jordanstone College where he achieved a BA (Hons) Degree. During his final year he entered a Self Portrait into the BP Portrait Awards and his entry was used to advertise the competition nationwide.
This “Lucky Break” established his reputatiuon for being a portrait painter and commissions started coming in. Since then he has successfully completed over 100 portraits for a variety of clients, companies and institutions, won a number of awards including the much respected Ondaatjie Award for portraiture and in 2016 became an fully elected member of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.
Peter is a world renowned figurative painter who is best known for his vibrant urban landscapes. He is a member of The New English Art Club, The Pastel Society, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, an Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists and Bath Society of Artists. His paintings have won numerous awards and he is the author of several books and DVDS on painting.
KARL BIELIKArtist and Musician, Director of Terrace Gallery and Studios http://www.karlbielik.com/about/
Karl Bielik lives and works in London. His paintings have been in numerous shows at home and abroad, including the 2016 John Moores Painting Prize, the Royal Academy Summer Show, the Contemporary British Painting Prize and The London Open. He currently has work touring China as part of ‘Contemporary Masters from Britain’ and a solo show at The Rochester Art Gallery in Kent.
He is the Founder and Director of Terrace Gallery and Studios. Bielik also writes and performs in Lark who are signed to Standard Lamp Records.
Affordable Art Fair 2011 – 2018https://affordableartfair.com/inspiration/whats-on-my-walls-luci-noel/
Luci Noel joined the Affordable Art Fair team in a temporary role in 2011 and never looked back! She is now the Fair Director of both the Hampstead and Battersea Autumn Collection, and brings an infectious enthusiasm to every event. Luci completed an undergraduate degree in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, and an MA in Arts Policy and Management (with a specialism in curating) at Birkbeck. Following graduation, Luci reluctantly left her bar job and focused her career in the arts.
Together with the team, she strives to support artists and gallerists who share a common ethos of introducing emerging talent to the art world. Her days are spent juggling the large-scale production of the fairs with developing exciting new areas for both Hampstead and Battersea. Luci’s own taste in art leans particularly towards expansive and vacant landscapes, which she sees as wistful escapism from her busy London life.