Posts Tagged ‘landscape’
At Advocate-Art illustration agency we are currently looking for new images for both of these themes:
- Cityscapes – black and white with a splash of colour – a red bus, an umbrella, some lit windows etc.
- Landscape panoramas
Advocate illustration agency are extememly proud to represent our fabulous new dynamic photographer Nyc Gapp. Nyc has a passion for photographing landscapes and a real talent for highlighting the essence of the image. We can see Nyc’s work looking great on posters and greeting cards; check out his great work below and read his bio to find our more about him.
“I’ve always loved to create, so getting my hands on dad’s Kodak Folding Brownie when I was a kid was an exciting prospect. It made me realise I could take pictures much quicker than I could ever paint or draw them – that suited my zealous desire.
Ok, I’m not so young anymore, but I’ve packed a few things into those bill-paying years, including: air crew, management consultant, marketing, sales, promotions, IT, fine art dealer/gallery owner, wedding & portrait photography, carpentry & building, farm work, scuba instructor, ski instructor and a DJ. Oh, and I’ve done a lot more things just for fun!
Naturally, I’d like to think this eclecticism adds a positive dimension to my photography, to the way I see the world and interact with it. I’m super fascinated by the way things look: visually, almost anything and everything interests me. Sometimes I think I might be too engaged; it’s not OCD, but you could catch me straightening pictures on your wall someday.
I’m truly enlivened by my return to professional photography, as it allows me to really express and create, and to provide solutions; something that I find highly rewarding. I relish the challenge of innovation, to identify, fundamentally what is required and to deliver results that exceed expectations.”
Advocate Art illustration agency are excited to represent new artist Nicky Chubb. Nicky has passion for painting wildflowers, meadows and big skies using a vibrant colour palette. We can see Nicky’s artwork looking fantastic on products, posters and arty greeting cards. If you would like to know more about Nicky read her biography written below, and to see more of her work click here to visit the Advocate website.
“I originally trained as a designer, graduating from Central St Martin’s College of Art, London with a BA (hons) in Fashion in 1993.
After working in various areas of the fashion industry, including time as a trendspotter for an international vintage clothing company and as a designer-maker producing women’s wear and home furnishings, I had a break to be a full time mother. During this time I rediscovered the thrill of drawing and painting.
My paintings tend to be both expressive and joyful. I’m particularly inspired by the vivacious wildflowers and big skies I see in the countryside around my home. My work is also influenced by memories of the beautiful, larger than life flowers that my Grandad used to grow in his garden and my old textiles, both in the colours I choose and in my use of collage, stencilling and expressive mark making to add texture and depth.
My other artistic interest is in life drawing, experimenting with mixed media and collage to explore patterns of light and shade across the body. To enable this I run a weekly life drawing class for a lovely group of artists.
I was born in Durham in1969 and grew up in Manchester. I now live in Surrey with my husband, four children, two dogs and a cat. My favourite books at the moment are Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch, because it’s beautiful, and How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran which I have to read in private because it makes me laugh so much.”
Congratulations to Advocate’s Mike Bell who has won two American Art Awards for his fabulous illustration! Under the category ‘Expressionism – Other’ Mike won first and fourth prize. The American Art Awards is judged by 25 top USA galleries and includes winning art from America, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, New Zealand, Romania, South Africa, Slovakia, and Ukraine! To see all the winners of the American Art Awards 2011 click on the link below. Click here to see Mike’s work on the Advocate website.
Here are Mike’s winning images: He won first place with Hauxley Haven Blues Rhythms and Textures (top), and fourth place with Sunset Series Druridge Bay (bottom).
Advocate Art’s Andrew Brooks has done some fabulous new landscape photography for the BBC’s Philharmonic Orchestra. Andrew’s art is also exhibited in the Advocate Gallery. He has written a short statement below explaining his new work. To see more of Andrew’s work on the Advocate website click here.
“For this project I had the privilege of working with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to make a unique set of images for their next concert season.
Working in collaboration with Manchester based Raw Design Studio, we created a set of posters to reflect the themes, ideas and emotions of the different concerts.
This project gave me the chance to listen to some truly beautiful music, then find ways of reflecting this through my landscape photography. I wanted to capture some of the awe and wonder that you feel when listening.”"
David Pringle is a photographer who lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne. He has recently been studying with the Open College of Arts to develop his expressive skills and to learn how to apply art and design principles to his work.
David lives close to some of the most stunning scenery and iconic landmarks that the North of England has to offer. His main photographic interests lie in the landscape, architecture and his natural surroundings.
David continues to experiment with different photographic styles and digital processing, and is always looking to extend the range of his work.
Sandra Francis is a very successful free-lance land/seascape painter, fine artist and qualified teacher.
Sandra’s inspiration comes from the sea, nature and the architecture of English villages. And as Sandra now lives by the sea, the beautiful coastline seascapes and beaches continuously inspire her.
Some of her greatest achievements include a commission to paint a Portrait of Prince Charles and Princess Diana for the Royal British Legion, for Prince Charles estate in Devon.
She has met many interesting people on her extensive travels through Southern England, California and Africa, the latter of which knows very well and thanks her time there as a young girl for her artistic imagination.
Amongst portraiture and panoramic painting her other interests include reading, photography and film.
Sandra continues to paint acrylic seascapes/landscapes/abstracts and sells online.
Ted Hayward is a self-taught painter of disappearing peoples, wildlife and landscapes. He has no formal art training but the natural world itself, in all its colour and texture, has proved to be a wonderful tutor.
In his work he aspires to capture some of the diversity that one encounters in everyday life. This is especially true for his work now, as he is living amongst the chaos of modern urbanization and industrial revolution. His search of subject material has taken him from British Columbia, Canada to the Republic of China where he now resides.
Nowadays Ted splits his time between teaching and painting. His current projects include pioneering a radically new digital, interactive art form, “Multi-Sensory Moving Art’’.