Jurors for ABSTRACT FORMS '08 ::
ARTROM Gallery would like to extend a heartfelt thank the three jurors, Brigid Marlin, Frank Pudney and Catherine McCartney, all of which are invloved with the Society of the Art of Imagination. We appreciate their time, their combined experience and knowledge as well as theseriousness in which they completed this work.
Brigid Marlin ::
Brigid Marlin studied at the National College of Art, Dublin, the Centre d'Art Sacre, and the Atelier André L'Hote, Paris, the Beaux-arts, Montreal, and the Arts Students League of New York.
Later she went to Vienna to learn the 'Mische' technique, a process of painting which was a carefully guarded secret of the Flemish and Italian Renaissance painters, and revived after painstaking research by Ernst Fuchs.
Returning to England, she founded the "Inscape" group of painters to continue the exploration and research into techniques of painting; and later the world between painters, sculptors, print-makers and jewelers.
She teaches painting at West Herts. College and in London.
|In 1982 she was resident artist at the Dorland Mountain Colony and in 1985 she was resident artist and painting teacher at the Carl Rogers Center for the Study of the Person, at the University of California.
Brigid Marlin is the founder of the Society for the Art of Imagination. The society holds an annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. The exhibition is open to all artists working in the realms of the fantastic, surreal and visionary.
Frank Pudney ::
If I'm asked what I do, after I have emphasised the words 'part-time' in describing my job in an art shop, I mumble the words "I'm a painter". The mumble takes hold for two reasons, firstly I fear that saying those words makes me sound like a bit of a w***er and I'd quite like to change the subject, but most importantly its because I haven't finished a painting since May 2006 'Next step'. That however, is about to change!
Frank has been a very active artist during 2008.
1st class Honours degree - Norwich College of Art & Design
Zendai Museum of Modern Art,
Drena Castle Museum, Italy, 2008
Philadelphia Institute of Technology, 2008
Fantasmus Gallery, Saeby, Denmark, 2008
Catherine McCarthy ::
Catherine McCartney was born in London, UK in 1961. She has lived both in France and the UK and currently works from her studio in Bedfordshire, England.
Catherine studied art both at Southampton and at Chelsea school of Art, London and later learned the Mische technique at Brigid Marlin’s Atelier. She has taught art for many years as well and set up a ceramics studio in the South of France in the early 90s.
Influences in her work have been Salvador Dali, Pre Renaisance, Michelangelo as well as Patrick Woodroffe.
Recently Catherine has specialized in imaginative art and imaginative portrait painting. This style helps to reveal the character of the people she paints and bring out their depth of character.
Her most recent portrait commission was that of well-known conductor Hilary Davan Wetton.
|McCartney has exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London, H R Giger Museum in Switzerland, the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology as well as many other exhibitions internationally including France, Italy and Denmark. She was a featured artist at Woburn Abbey, UK.
Eva Gabriella Revesz