Impressions on Paper
1 February - 3 March 2020
JULIAN BAILEY NEAC; DAVID BRAYNE RWS; PETER CEREDIG-EVANS;
OLIVIA CLIFTON-BLIGH; LYDIA CORBETT; STEVEN HUBBARD; HOWARD JEFFS RE
ANDREW LANSLEY and BRIDGET MOORE RBA RWA NEAC
David Simon Contemporary’s annual exhibition devoted to works of art on paper through watercolour, drawing, etching and linocut prints. The show incorporates etchings with gouache by Julian Bailey, observing people in everyday situations; paintings created with pure paint from raw pigment and gum Arabic by David Brayne RWS, who has completed a series continuing themes of figures in land and water-scapes as well as interiors; paintings by Peter Ceredig-Evans inspired by his extensive travels in Australia; linocut prints by Olivia Clifton-Bligh; watercolour with pen and ink by Lydia Corbett; linocut prints by Steven Hubbard focusing on nostalgic household objects; abstract compositions in etched linoprints by Howard Jeffs; a series of large-scale Arctic and Antarctic landscapes in egg tempera and watercolour by Andrew Lansley; and works in oil on paper by Bridget Moore.
Julian Bailey trained at Ruskin School of Art and Royal Academy Schools. This latest series of hand-coloured etchings are observed with a quick and bold approach in a loose, abstract style.
Julian Bailey's awards include the Turner Gold Medal (1986), Landseer Scholarship (1999), Hunting Art Prize finalist (2004), David Messum Prize (2011) and he became an elected member of the New English Art Club in 2011. His works are in the collections of HRH The Prince of Wales, The National Trust, New College Oxford, Pembroke College Oxford, Daiwa Bank, among many other corporate and private collections. Julian Bailey regularly shows his work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, as well as holding solo exhibitions in London, Australia and the United States of America.
David Brayne RWS, born Lincolnshire 1954, studied at Gloucestershire College of Art andExeter University. Elected to Royal Watercolour Society 2001. David Brayne has exhibited widely and been awarded prizes including Dicerning Eye 2011, 2013 and Chichester National Art Prize 2004 and 1997. He has been an exhibitor at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the past twenty years. In 2010 he devised and curated 'The Poet and the Painter', a collaboration between Royal Watercolour Society and the Poetry Society, at Bankside Gallery.
British born painter Peter Ceredig-Evans creates work that expresses human experience and interaction through abstraction and a painterly language that has both intensity and subtlety. Peter graduated from Bath Spa University in 2011 and has gone on to exhibit and sell in Europe, the US and Australia. Most importantly Peter has remained hungry to develop his practice as an artist and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with other artists. Now living in Australia, Peter works from a studio on the Gold Coast where he continues to sell through galleries and to private collectors around the world.
Olivia Clifton-Bligh is an award-winning figurative sculptor working in bronze, and also a printmaker specialising in woodcut and linocut techniques. Olivia studied at Goldsmiths’ College (BA.Hons Fine Art/Art History 1990-93). She exhibits her work in London and throughout the UK and is currently a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. In 2014 she won the Altea Wynne Bursary Award.
‘I am a narrative artist working in sculpture and printmaking. I foster an innate urge to anthropomorphise in the same way that fables use metaphor to reveal our humanness and reflect on our relationships. I look for a sense of movement and anticipation, narratively and visually.’
Steven Hubbard, born in London in 1954 studied fine art at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design. He has taught fine art for over 30 years and has held regular one-man exhibitions in London. He regularly exhibits at the Royal Academy Summer Show and the Royal West of England Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Hubbard has three different practices – linocut printmaking, painting and marquetry-based constructions.
Howard Jeffs, a Member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers has recently shown work in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and the Bankside Gallery in London. Trained at Chelsea School of Art during the 1960’s, Jeffs taught printmaking in The Department of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, University of London from 1972 to 2003 and completed an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts in the 1990s. An elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers he regularly exhibits work at the Bankside Gallery, London. He exhibited landscape photography at the Photographers Gallery and The Serpentine Gallery in the early 1970s. Well-established nationally as a printmaker, he works at his studios in Bath and in France.
Evening, Plan de La Tour
RBA RWS NEAC
gouache on card
18 x 29cm
Born in 1960 at Whitstable, Kent. Bridget Moore studied art at Medway College of Design, Epsom School of Art & Design, then the Royal Academy Schools, graduating in 1984 when she was awarded the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
Bridget's work often touches on childhood memories from Whitstable trying to evoke and recapture the atmosphere and qualities of experiences distilled over the years. Other themes such as decayed opulence, the rich colours and lights of theatres, circuses and fairgrounds also hold a particular fascination for her. Her ability to capture such rich scenes led the then Spectator critic Giles Auty to describe one of her works in the Royal Academy Summer Show of 1992 as a "small, intense treasure".
She frequently references intimate interiors of the home (now demolished) where her grandparents lived. Originally built as a summer house for the actress Dorothea Baird this house stood in the grounds of the windmill overlooking Whitstable and was owned by her son Laurence Irving the theatre and film set designer. He had also attended the RA schools and as godfather to Bridget's mother, Laurence Irving took a keen interest in and encouraged Bridget's work. They corresponded and she visited him until his death in 1988.
Elected a member of The Royal Society of British Artists in 1989 and a member of The New English Art Club in 2005 she has exhibited continually since leaving art school. Her work has been seen in mixed and solo shows in many London galleries and across the UK including Royal Academy Summer Shows and also in the USA. Amongst some of the prizes awarded her she was a runner up in the Lynn Painter-Stainers prize for 2006.
Ice and Rain, Nuuk, Fjorden, Greenland
egg tempera and watercolour
36 x 105cm
110 x 110cm
Andrew Lansley, winner of Bath Society of Artists’ ‘David Simon Contemporary Award’ 2017, works in egg
tempera, focusing on landscape and marine subjects. Lansley is the current Chairman of Bath Society of Artists. He won the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Award and has exhibited at the Royal Academy,
RWA and numerous shows at the Mall Galleries, including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Royal Society of Marine Artists, New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists,
Sunday Times Watercolour and Lynn Painter Stainers Prizes.
Andrew Lansley’s paintings are in a number of important corporate collections. He has been specially commissioned to paint works for the collections of John Lewis Partnership; The Royal United Hospital, Bath; Roman Baths, Bath and Homewood Spa Hotel. He visited the Arctic in Summer 2019 before setting out for Antarctica, having been selected by The Scott Polar Research Institute as their Resident Artist.
Lydia Corbett, born in Paris in 1934 to an influential art dealer based in the Champs Elysees, and his wife, a studio potter. At the age of nineteen Lydia moved to Vallauris in the south of France. It was here that she had a chance encounter with Pablo Picasso nearly sixty years ago, in 1954, which led to her sitting for Picasso and a significant body of over sixty works of 'the Girl with the Ponytail.
‘Picasso was a comic, he liked laughing and joking and behaving like a bit of a clown – a clever one.’ ‘I love to paint figures quickly. He taught me a lot without saying a word’.
Corbett moved to England in 1968 where she pursued her own painting career, presenting twelve solo exhibitions in London. In 1991 she exhibited in Japan, and in the United States of America in 2004. In 2014 an exhibition of her watercolours were shown at Theater Bremen, concurrently with a major exhibition of Picasso’s work inspired by her, ‘Sylvette, Sylvette, Sylvette’ held at the Kunsthalle Bremen. These two exhibitions were the subject of a film produced by ARTE broadcast in England and Germany. First solo exhibition with David Simon Contemporary 2016, 2019. Her next solo exhibition with the gallery in 2022.
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