We find them either via recommendation from our advisors, via people we know, exhibitions we visit, people we work with or online through social media and digital galleries.
London based artist Jack J Hutchinson's work evokes notions of automatic writing through the process of obsessive, compulsive mark making. Drawing is used as a way of confronting the inner self, with repetitive processes used to counteract deep-routed fears and anxieties.
Robin Tarbet graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2006 and is an artist based in East London. He was awarded The Stanley Picker Fellowship in Fine Art Print at Kingston University in 2006/07, where he continues to work as a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, whilst also being a regular Visiting Lecturer at Norwich University College of Art. Tarbet’s work combines two–dimensional media, photography, printmaking and live film with three-dimensional sculptural assemblages.
Anthony White paints money. Not the image of the object but the symbol and its value.
To date he has been working on an Australian Dollars, British Pound, US Dollars and Euro series which follow a very simple process. White starts by painting a canvas with “£1”, for example, and then sells that work for the amount on the canvas - One Pound. Once this is sold he paints the next value “£2” and sells it for Two Pounds.
Based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Rachel Welford works to commission creating bespoke architectural glass artwork, including window, door and wall panels, screens and installations for any architectural application. Rachel also produces artwork in glass and paper based media following her own independent creative ideas making artworks and installations for gallery, domestic interior or exterior environments.
Image: Branches, 2011. Window panel, 2m x 1m, Sandblasted and water-jet cut glass and mirror in painted beech frame.
In the background is: ‘Surface’, 2011, Drawing, 1m x 1m, Graphite powder and black powder pigment on paper.
Andy Wicks recently completed a year-long residency at the Florence Trust in London.
His paintings depict objects that might initially appear otherworldly or imagined, but are in fact real structures for mooring boats that can be seen - should you look - dotted along the River Thames. Existing some place in the no-man's land between improvisation and ordinary functionality, they appear alternately too decrepit for use, or else modern, robust and sturdy.
Image : Julia, 35 x 25 cm , Oil on Polyester, 2010
Glass work by Catherine Mears
Not surprisingly, our first featured artist would be someone just around the corner from WeLikeArtists.com!
Catherine Mears is a designer / maker based in Nottingham, specialising in a range of unique kiln-formed glass work. Encapsulated text and imagery add depth and detail to her work which can be commissioned to suit any occasion.