Dawn Lippiatt


Dawn Lippiatt , Bed 14 , 28 metal beds, 1 plaster fox
Beds: H 15-180cm x L37 cm x W23 cm
Fox: 21H x 60 x 47 cm
metal and plaster sculpture


Gulliver, MDF mug, rope, stitched cowhide
approx size 2m x 2m x 2m


Dawn Lippiatt
Artist Statement


Brought up in a thoroughly urban environment, Dawn Lippiatt - now a farmer's wife - uses sculpture, video and installations to interpret country life from a totally new perspective. She struggles to come to terms with many contradictions: the role of a modern woman in very conservative surroundings, the rural versus the urban and the ever-changing political views of the farming world.

Fiona Cassidy

Fiona Cassidy
Units for Habitation
sand, cardboard box
installation sculpture

Fiona Cassidy
Artist Statement

However carefully we move through the world our impact, be it great or small, is constant. Fiona Cassidy’s work expresses her abiding fascination with the aftermath. Her inspiration is the ‘made’ environment, the human imprint; her materials are selected from the items we discard or leave behind; her style of working is deliberately simple, relying largely on manual techniques – fabric is hand-stitched, cardboard cut and fixed with paper tape, sand is moulded into shape.

Jenni Norman

Untitled
20 x 20 cm
Mixed Media: graphite, cardboard and paint
Jenni Norman
http://www.jenninorman.co.uk/

Jenni Norman

Artist Statement

Completing a degree in Fine Art at Bath Spa University in 2008 she went on to complete a Post Graduate Degree in Teaching at the University of the West of England. Jenni works with limited resources with the understanding that restricting what you work with in no way limits the outcome. In fact the idea is that with the development of how to become more efficient, creative and experimental then the outcomes should become more diverse and complex.

Drawings are approached delicately with great consideration to composition, visually there is long standing interest with the mix of nature and the man made item. The use of recyclable materials and ones that are considered as useless can be found in her work. The notion of items that are deemed to be no longer valuable is an incentive to bring back their glory by making them into new forms of interest and regenerating the instinctive beauty. Jenni continues to reside in Bath working mainly in and around schools in Bristol.

Zannah Cooper


British Bulls Eye97 x 60 cm
Lace, Vintage Flag


Venture Adventure172 x 85 cm
Vintage Fabrics, lace, flag

Fabric Stories15 x 10 x 5.5cm
Vintage Textiles, metal, resin box

Zannah Cooper


Artist’s Statement
Zannah Cooper is a textile artist and designer. Her work explores cultural identity through the layering of patterns, symbols and materials from across parts of the world. Zannah’s recent work makes use of national flags, with embroidery, patchwork, lace and vintage fabrics.

Carol Denn

Carol Denn Rusty Crows, acrylic stencil and metallic paint on linen canvas, 122 x 91.5 x 4 cm

 

Forest Fashion, Mixed Media oil and acrylic paint, silver, shirt pattern collage on linen
101.5 x 76 x 4 cm, Self portrait of artist depicting woman with antlers and men's shirt pattern and silver mask in reference to nature and the business side of art.

Carol Denn

http://www.caroldenn.co.uk/

Carol Denn
Artist Statement

I am creating representational oil paintings with collage on linen canvas. The raw linen canvas remains visible and a feature in this work. I create narratives with paint, collage, text, fabric, stencils and objects around a central theme such as nature, memories and childhood. I am also interested in creating different visual planes by contrasting flat areas of paint and stencil with hand painted elements and tactile objects in low relief like keys, bees or fabric.

Victoria Purver


Victoria Purver
Ophilia
printed silk stretched over wood
100 x 100 x 2 cm

Persiffa printed silk stretched over wood
100 x 100 x 2 cm

www.victoriapurver.com

Victoria Purver
Artist Statement

Victoria Purver is a Welsh textile designer and artist. She designs vibrant and individualistic digital prints derived from her original paintings, which are inspired by the exuberance and vitality of nature observed by Still Life’. Her work has been used internationally in fashion, interior and publishing and in trend prediction by forecasters such as Nelly Rodi, Paris.

Rebecca Cains

Rebecca Cains Alan Halls Reclamation 83 x 98 x 2 cm oil on canvas
 Disused Petrol Station 52 x 68 x 2 cm oil on canvas

Awards
2010 Awarded first prize at the Open Painting Show RWA Bristol
2009 Andrew Brownsword Prize for an oil painting, Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath

2008 Best Regional Artist, Royal West of England Academy, 156th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol

Artist Statement
Rebecca Cains born in Radstock near Bath, is an artist who works in oils and the paintings are inspired by the fraying edges and less familiar areas around the cities of Bath and Bristol. Her representational paintings capture the haphazard shapes, colours and textures which can be seen at abandoned derelict architectural settings seldom viewed and otherwise taken for granted.