Women in Art

March 08, 2019

Women in Art

Live from the Studio

With a new wave of original art, we've been privileged to visit the studios of artists and see the magnificent works in progress. It's always exhilarating to see the magic happen in-situ and gain an insight into the mediums and methods the artists employ - always in surprising ways.

In this article we discover the studios of some of our most dynamic female artists - blazing new trails in contemporary art.

Adding a lush, richly atmospheric ambience to any room: we're delighted to welcome our new artist Becky Smith and her 'Birds of Paradise'. With echoes of the lucid, vivid jungle works of Henri Rousseau and Brett-Livingstone Strong: Becky Smith's works features an exotic colour palette, with metal leaf and surprising, non-standard canvas shapes.

A Patina of Riches from Harriet Hoult

With an astonishing use of impasto: plus re-appropriation of non-standard media such as rope, netting and novel-pages.... Harriet Hoult is an exciting voice in abstract art. Her float-mounted paper originals add an unexpected, utterly singular statement to any space. We're delighted to welcome her to our community of commissioned interior artists.

Harriet's South London studio is a converted Victorian warehouse: itself a rich collage of textures and surfaces. It's an atmosphere that is not unlike Harriet's work itself - exciting fusions of ever-surprising texture, colour and medium - the sheer effort of applying, layering and weathering powerfully apparent in the tactile impasto.

A strong continuity with her Cornish background is the netting embedded in many of her originals. Originally found washed up on the beaches of the West Country it's a similarly storied artifact, which suits the multilayered tone of the works magnificently.

Robin Eckardt: Action Stations

An artist famous for her cutting edge use of new media such as resin, metallic and luminescent pigments: we were lucky to chat to Robin Eckardt and gain exclusive insights into this internationally renowned artist - her work gracing the walls of luxury homes, hotels, businesses and yachts worldwide.

The huge, former industrial space was selected by Robin three years ago for its ventilation: dust free air enabling the use of her signature medium of resin. In addition, the scale of the space allows for the huge 240cm canvases that Eckardt literally throws herself into with trademark energy and physicality!

Amlee's Eye for Beauty

An artist inspired by her background in fashion as well as interior design: employing her degree in Master 2 in Applied Arts and Plastic Arts with renowned Interior-decor and fashion agencies in Paris. It was only natural; that after a three-year residency in the UK (where she met us and began our highly fruitful collaboration), Amylee has set up a new studio in France: embarking on a series of 'floral abstracts'.

Amylee's new direction employs her design and textile background as well as her influences of 1970s patterns, psychedelia - and of course, flowers. A colour purist (utilising unmixed colours), Amylee has also evolved her technique to include advanced patina, metal leafing and weathering effects.

Kerry Darlington: The Legend Continues!

Kerry Darlington has embarked on a major new direction this year with her Portrait Editions. Greeting 2019 on a collossal- scale with her rapturously received 'The Paper Boat'. Her recently released companion piece Wish Upon a Paper Butterfly evolves the concept further with iridescent metals and a dazzling, multicoloured palette - together with Kerry's pure portraiture which is going from strength to strength.

See the hand-embellished personalisation Kerry lavishes on each and every edition in our special comparisons video here:

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