Mike Swash - Nature Photographer
I learnt the basics of photography in my teens at a night-school club and continued into my twenties as a semi-professional wedding photographer. Photography then took a back seat as I became involved in bringing up a family and pursuing a career in Mathematics and Computing, until in the 1990's computing and photography came together with the advent of digital.
Since then Nature Photography has been my major interest. I firmly believe every photographer should aspire to the production of good prints from his/her work and my particular pleasure and speciality is printing on canvas.
Exhibition open daily 10.00 - 4.00 from June 2nd through to June 29th
Made in Ross
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'Earth & Air 3'
3 years of our Arts and Crafts collective in the
Ross on Wye.
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Exhibition of Arts and Crafts From France
April 28th to May 2nd 2018 Open daily 10-4 Free Admission
I studied fine arts in London taught art classes in schools and ran art workshops in the past. I'm now living in Normandy I have an art studio. In my paintings or drawings I develop my ideas from 2 aspects : an adaptation from nature or places. I try to transmit a message, or an idea often about concerns which are important to me like social, ecological or historical or I simply use landscapes and my surrounding to convey an emotion skills, techniques and of course colours to obtain a result I feel happy with.
Jean François Peslot works on three axes: lights, colours and materials. He likes to differentiate materials in order to obtain the chosen colour. By using different materials this gives various effects, the paint is illusion.. He says " Put colour in your head to make life dancing!"
Marie-Claude Groussard Is a certified contemporary jewellery designer and a member of UBAC in Condé ( fine arts artists group). She works on the themes of the body and the soul with clay, charcoal and water for her paintings as well as her little sculptures, she was first inspired by Africa, she is now developing recessed and weathered shapes of the body evoking the ephemeral human condition.
Josiane Maurer was born in Versailles and arrived in Condé in 1977, today she lives in Vassy a town nearby. She runs a drawing workshop for adults in the fine arts group in Condé. She has a diploma in photography in black and white and colour. She specialises in animal technical drawing. She uses dry pastels. Since 2000 she has exhibited her work in individual and collective exhibitions. She has often been awarded for her work.
For me, the world is still an exciting place where new discoveries, visual stimuli and emotional responses are so important, positive and highly creative experiences. In this way, harnessed to an insatiable curiosity and imagination, I discovered the magic of combining traditional art and photography in my work but never forgetting that the two are very important in their own right.
In particular, I admire photographers such as Steve McCurry, Richard Avedon, Don McCullin, Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz and more recently, those photographers who have turned towards digital Art and digital painting such as Christopher Gilbert, Ricardo Bagnoli and Erik Almás.
I hope that the collection shown will bring joy and pleasure
Please enquire about commissions workshops and picture framing services.
I'm currently showing work on two online galleries.
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