Thoughts on painting
I am in the process of creating a new body of work and it has made me analyse why I am drawn to painting the way I do. Furthermore, this body of work will be a continued exploration of mark making and colour but will also explore an internal dialogue I am having with the process, the accidents, the choices I make concerning palette and paint and how pattern and colour can evoke memory and imagery that accompanies one’s own personal narrative.
A Conversation with Alice Sheridan 2018
It was really interesting to have a Conversation with fellow artist Alice Sheridan recently when she came down to see me at Thamesside Studios. Alice does so much for a large artist community around the world in terms of support and opening up channels of discussion amongst us all. This conversation is the first in hopefully many filmed discussions with Artists about the journey and hurdles we all face in our creative careers. See more of Alice Sheridans work at http://alicesheridan.com/
The Other Art Fair 4th-7th October 2018
It’s that time again! 4-7th October 2018. This Autumn the Fair will be split over two venues opposite each other, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square and Old Central St Martins. I have been lucky enough to have been selected as one of 30 female artists to take part in globally renowned curator Kate Bryan’s special presentation at the fair titled “Not 30%” at The College, Old Central St Martins, Southampton Row, WC1B 4AP.
The title takes its cue from the statistic that women are at best represented 30% of the time in the art world. This is despite the fact that 60% of art graduates are women. To read more about this please see the Autumn fair programme http://www.theotherartfair.com/visiting/autumn-fair-programme1
It would be great to see you all, friends and Collectors at the fair and for you to see this special presentation of work I am working on for it.
For complimentary tickets click this link http://www.theotherartfair.com/invite and enter the code NEAVECOMP
Solo Show at Public Gallery Hackney May 2018
I was thrilled to show a whole new body of work in a Solo exhibition at London Gallery, ‘PUBLIC’. It was a great experience to see all of the work in a beautiful white space. Thank you to everyone that came down for the Private view. It was wonderful to feel all of the support for the work and also this creative journey I’ve been on, in France and back in the UK.
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‘Art for Jo’s’ Six contemporary women Artists unite to Support the fight against Cervical cancer
This March, six contemporary women artists unite to create a unique exhibition supporting Jo’s
Cervical Cancer Trust. Art for Jo’s will go on display at the Herrick Gallery, Mayfair, from the opening evening on Wednesday 7 March to the second private view on Thursday 8 March, coinciding with International Women’s Day.
The group of emerging women artists includes Emily Bartlett, Gina Bean, Diana Halbert, Alice Nava, Alice Neave, and Chloё Tinsley. There is a great deal of synergy between Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and the participating artists, who share a common goal to make cervical cancer a thing of the past. Works range from £40 to £3,500, with all proceeds going to Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.
If you would like tickets for the event please head to this page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amelia-maxwell and state which night you will be going.
I am exhibiting with Gallery Attache in a Group show at Stones & Tiles in Chipping Norton, The Cotswolds. The Private View is on the 1st March and the show continues 3rd-6th March. IF you are interested in visiting the exhibition please go along as I am exhibiting along with such wonderful contemporary artists in a beautiful space. Please contact me for Private View tickets & information.
An Artist on a roadtrip
I recently took myself off for a bit of a road trip through France. This proved to be a bit of an adventure, mainly due to the dodgy clutch on my old VW Transporter. But it was a wonderful trip and so good to clear the head, get some new painting inspiration and experience other parts of France, which who knew, has some very dramatic Landscape! I drove through Toulouse, down to Carcassonne, through Arles and Aix en Provence where I thought of my dear idols Gauguin and Van Gogh creating beautiful work as well as the odd quarrel… (don’t mention the ear!)
I spent a week in St Tropez, where Matisse spent a lot of time and you can see why. The light is beautiful, and the skies endlessly pink at dusk.
From there I drove up through the Montpellier mountains in rain and fog (this is where I really thought I was going to meet my maker- but the clutch held out). I stayed in beautiful Albi, unfortunately the Toulouse Lautrec museum was closed (as is pretty much everything at this time of year here) and then lastly Bordeaux!
I am working on a new body of work for a show in March and I think that it will be heavily influenced by this trip. Not just the colour and form but the lightness and fun had along the way…
The other art fair presented by saatchi art
I had a great experience at The Other Art Fair this month, having sold work and met some amazing fellow artists and collectors it was a huge success, I am looking forward to travelling down to St Tropez in the next couple of weeks to paint in another part of France… watch this space!
The other art fair presented by saatchi art
FRom the 5th-8th october i will be showing a new body of work at the other art fair presented by saatchi art at the old truman brewery in london. I am delighted to be taking part and to show what i have been creating in france so please do come and say hi!
aN artist in transit
In the summer of 2017 I decided to leave WImbledon Art Studio’s in London and move to the poitou charente region of france to concentrate on painting full time, if you would like to follow my journey out here please subscribe to the mailing list on the home page