Floozie in the Jacuzzi May 24 2017
Mark Hickman was born in the West Midlands. He completed a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan in 2001 and moved to Goldsmith's College in London to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in 2005.
Having studied and lived in London, the beauty of the capital city became obvious to Mark and he frequently visited, sketched and photographed the city through its landmarks. After spending a decade producing concept based paintings, Mark decided upon a radical change. He gradually became interested in atmosphere, natural and artificial light and embarked upon producing a series of paintings exploring a different set of values.
Mark still continues to be inspired by the city and landscape surrounding him. Now residing in the West Midlands, his latest paintings focus on iconic images of the second city - Birmingham.
Autumn Exhibition 2016 August 01 2016
This exhibition focuses on the work of West Midlands Artists and draws together a great collection of acrylic and oil paintings - many depicting Birmingham scenes.
Featured Artist: Carrick Siddell
Carrick Siddell was born in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands and travelled extensively as a child – spending many years growing up between America and Spain. He studied Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with a BA Honours Degree in 2002, followed by a PGCE in Art and Design from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2005. Carrick likes to record the subtle changes in light and shadow that would normally go unnoticed.
His paintings record these changes and sights, almost like memories or snapshots of the places he has visited. These paintings are the result of ideas that manifested themselves some years ago. Interested in capturing the way light and shadows played on the surfaces of buildings, Carrick observed the way the summer sun burned into walls and streets - casting cool shadows - and painted the way the light changed in Autumn through to Winter.
This series of Birmingham paintings records the way Carrick sees the City and are painted at eye level. He paints with thick oils, moulding and sculpting the scene, until he has captured the required memory. Click here to view the online catalogue>>>