Galleries

This section shows you galleries of our Artist's work. Feel free to contact us with regards to any enquiry, if you wish.

 

Botanical Gallery

Botanical Illustrations Gallery - Georgia Danvers

"To re-create the Beauty of Nature is like asking time to stand still so the Human Eye can enjoy its Glory".

I love the visual precision and detailed work required to produce these botanical illustrations. I like the fact that you "get what you see". The exquisite detail excites me, and this is where Sue's work is so different to mine. Sue sees the broad abstract view of natural form.

Botanical Spiral Gallery

Botanical Spiral Gallery - Georgia Danvers

An extension of the Traditional Botanical Illustrations.

I have developed my botanical work forward into a more personal and contemporary artform. The spirals are created alongside the subject, and are therefore in 'tune' with them. Traditional botanical art is an absolute and illustrative recording of plants, and I do not disagree with this view. I am trying to emphasise the importance of personal responses to the beauty of the traditional botanical illustration.

I am delighted with the response from other artists, and it is wonderful to know that my work can procure such different reactions. This is a fantastic personal achievement.

Natural History Gallery

Natural History Gallery - Georgia Danvers

See closely the Beauty of the Natural World.

"Extending the life, through Art, of that which has passed".

My new series combines a study of Natural History with living form. My skulls are an example of this, where there is a living element alongside the 'forgotten', which is why I named it "Life after Death". I have a fascination for illustrating 'passed life matter' and am giving them new life through my painting.


Portrait Gallery

 

Portrait Gallery - Sue Nightingale

In the 1970's my work was focused on landscapes and family life in Ireland. My Oil portraits began in Ireland, and I completed several commissions and exhibited in the "All-Ireland Exhibition" in Limerick (1975). After moving back to England in the 1980's the portraits I did were predominately in pencil, and the Oil paintings became less frequent. The drawings I did then were both intense and time consuming, and they quite literally kept me sane during an immensely difficult period of my life. They were my focus each and every day, as regular as clockwork, and when I wasn't drawing I was feverishly writing poems and short stories. In 1989, I allowed myself to look back at landscapes again, and feel the challenge of nature. This was where the Hartshill Hayes and Secret Place series of works began.



Mixed Media Gallery

 

Mixed Media Gallery - Sue Nightingale

In 1990's my art evolved from formal environmental artworks, traditional landscape/seascape painting, and the pure joy of elemental shape, space and line. The freedom to choose and use just about any medium or object that seems right is chaotic, but the excitement lies in bringing a natural order again. I'm deconstructing what's there, physically stripping away materials, and finding the core element that had grabbed my attention, and compelled me to respond in the first place, with camera, pencil or pen. I look for strong movements in an image…the 'off-key'…the oblique…the odd angle…the dramatic, like 'Sea Wall' (1995). I work with the essence of my subject whilst trying not to lose touch with its common identity.



Watercolour Gallery

 

Watercolour Gallery - Sue Nightingale

After a decade of full-time work in teaching and special needs, I am still experimenting with my artwork, as my 'butterfly' thinking drives me to try new methods & materials constantly. I have enjoyed working on some of my favourite themes, and boats and water still figure in my current sketches using Pen & Ink. The watercolour "Sea Wall" originated from sketches and photos I had created and used for the large canvas of the "Sea Wall" which you can view in the Mixed Media Gallery.



Black & White Gallery

 

Black & White Gallery - Sue Nightingale

This is an interesting and slightly puzzling venture for me. It literally started with doodles, and grew into these deliberately organised pieces. I began 'playing' with perception and have been influenced by images of Islamic Art and Architecture which I love, and I am enjoying the precision it is giving me. I have recently started making organic images such as the "Onion" which has unexpectedly and pleasingly felt unconstrained, although they still contain some of the structure and discipline of my other Black & White works.