Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI RWA, Olivia Clifton-Bligh, Parastoo Ganjei
Andrew Lansley, Stephen Lavis, Jackie Philip and Lawrence Quigley
2 August - 3 September
With the latest paintings by Malcolm Ashman, depicting landscapes of the South West of England, landscape paintings by Andrew Lansley in egg tempera, abstract compositions by Stephen Lavis and a selection of work by gallery artists. This exhibition provides a rich and plentiful variety of original paintings from
£200 - £4,500.
Malcolm Ashman works in oils, acrylics and pencil, the landscape and the figure are his principal subjects. He is an academician at the Royal West of England Academy, a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Bath Society of Artists. Ashman regularly exhibits in London and the south of England, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize and the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London. His paintings can be found in the collections of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, The Marquis of Bath, John Harvey of Bristol, The Victoria Gallery Bath and Royal Bank of Scotland.
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.
Parastoo Ganjei, comes from an artistic family, with a grandfather who was a prominent painter in Iran. She paints still lifes as well as landscapes, roses are a favourite subject for her and she captures the weight of the flower heads beautifully whilst keeping a strong sense of movement. Using this common subject as a vehicle to portray feelings and emotions, there is a vitality as well as balance to her work. Parastoo Ganjei studied fine art in Iran, Sussex and Bournmouth University. Exhibiting widely in the United Kingdom, her work has proved to be extremely popular.
egg tempera on paper
100 x 100cm
Andrew Lansley works in egg tempera and watercolour. His focus is on landscape, marine and architectural subjects. Lansley is the current Chairman of Bath Society of Artists. He won the 2016 Royal Watercolour Society Exhibitions 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 Prize. Lansley’s paintings are in a number of important corporate collections and 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 is spending part of this summer painting in the Arctic, before setting out for Antarctica next year, having been selected by The Scott Polar Research Institute as their Resident Artist.
Stephen Lavis trained at Southampton College of Art. He enjoyed a successful career as a book illustrator; notably, he created the artwork for the covers of the Chronicles of Narnia novels by CS Lewis. In the mid-2000s Lavis changed direction to focus on painting, choosing mainly to work in oils. Based in South West Cornwall, Lavis became interested by the work of the British mid-century Modernists and the influence of artists such as William Scott can be seen in his work. He is an Associate Member of the Penwith Society of Arts in Cornwall. His work has been exhibited in London, Cornwall and Bath.
Jackie Philip studied Fine Art at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen, at Wimbledon School of Art, London and at The Royal Academy of Arts, London from 1978 – 1986, attaining her B.A. and MFA. Since completing her postgraduate studies, she has been painting full time as a professional artist and lectured in London, Florence and Auckland. Jackie Philip's paintings are created using raw pigment and oil on canvas to create a rich tapestry of colour and luminosity of light. Jackie has exhibited widely abroad and in the UK and her paintings can be found in both corporate and private collections in the UK, Italy, Barbados, the Americas, Hong Kong and Australasia. Jackie has received many prestigious scholarships and awards including The Italian Government Scholarship, British Institute Fund and RSA Hospital Field Award and Residency.
Lawrence Quigley gained his MA in Fine Art at The Royal Academy of Arts, London, after his training at Loughborough College of Art and The Laird School of Art, Birkenhead. Some of his Awards include Turner Gold Medal Award (R.A. Schools); British Institution Award for Printmaking; and Welsh Arts Council Grant. He has exhibited in London; Berlin and Museum of the South West, Texas, USA as well as various locations around Great Britain.