The key is not to take yourself or your work too seriously, just to have fun creating and experiment and ignore criticism and keep your feet on the ground, otherwise it gets too complicated and it ruins your creativity, I create artwork for other people to enjoy and I don’t attempt to save the world with a message that I don’t truly believe. I donate to charities instead through the sale of my artwork who really do know how to make a difference”
“Being self-taught, I have studied many artists – particularly the techniques of the old masters, which I have adapted to suit my own way of working. Nostalgia is a driving influence in all of my work.”
Simon says: “Here, she looks younger – yet there is still a natural maturity running through her pose. The pose and hair aren’t confined to the 1950s, they exude timelessness and could be seen in Vogue, Liberty, or New York’s 5th Avenue.”
"I manipulate an image digitally; which is up loaded to a laser machine and etched onto wood. I go to work on the piece with different colours, stains and layers of lacquer to create the image I have in my mind. When satisfied with the image a final layer of lacquer is applied followed by a hand polished finish . Each piece is signed and marked with my thumb print.
No two pieces can ever be the same each therefore are truly original." - Rob Bishop
Mark Curryer's use of acrylics has led to a distinctively bold style. Inspired by architecture and moody cityscapes, Mark is fascinated by rainy nights and the way that light plays in reflections. His work is created with little or no use of brushes but instead a multitude of items including rollers and scrapers to achieve the textures and effects in his work that has achieved notable accolade.