Studio 8 Artists

SALLY HAYNES

Experimental Drawing

Sally explores science through her art.  She works best when exploring new ideas and territory in the art/science world.  This inspires her to reveal natures connections combined with that new knowledge and language.  She uses various media and methods, including scientific, photographic, microscopic and digital; alongside drawing and print.   She chooses methodology appropriate to the subject and place. Her work is project based - single days through to projects developed over many years.  She has worked with and alongside scientists from various disciplines, including doctors, researchers, anatomists, geneticists, radiologists, micro-biologists and entomologists.    She has a studio at New Greenham Arts and the subject matter for her projects has included:-

  • Bumble bees
  • Brain Research – Alzheimer’s & Galantomine, Epilepsy
  • Genetics - Factor X chromosome
  • Microbiology - fungi & bacteria
  • Music - sound
  • Re-cycling – methods, plastic & paper
  • Radiology – Scoliosis
  • Experimental drawing
  • Working with Arts scholarship School pupils
  • Running workshops for Artists

Sally exhibits & opens her studio annually as part of West Berks & North Hampshire Open Studios Scheme and runs various courses/workshops including experimental drawing and experimental bookmaking.

HELEN PEAKE

Painter | helenwpeake@yahoo.co.uk

My work begins with words, drawing in the mind, forming patterns. The painting, or carving, are thoughts embodied, beyond what is said, aiming toward expression of emotion felt, not spoken.

Luke Webb

Sculptor | http://www.lukewebb.co.uk | lukewebbuk@gmail.com | 01635 521079

My sculpture’s starting point is often found in the grouping of familiar objects. With a particular aesthetic in mind, I then take these everyday objects (or representations) along a journey, which results in them being altered and combined to form one allegorical piece. Within these new fusions there is both a discovery of new form and creation of metaphor that centres on the condition of the human existence: consciousness, hope and the desire for purpose. A strong interest in observational drawing further supports my figurative approach.

JULIE PARKER

Artist | http://www.julieparkerartist.com

The spaces that we inhabit and the traces that we inevitably leave are at the forefront of my practice. I think of human traces as subconscious drawings on our everyday surroundings, when we simply walk across a floor we leave our mark.

I use dust, tumble dryer lint and human hair in my work, which is led by the materials and marks that I am attracted to and the meanings found within them.   I explore and uncover these meanings through drawing, painting, photography, video, sculpture and installation. My work in schools has included a chewing gum based installation, which led to much debate amongst the students.  My patchwork quilt made from tumble dryer lint was exhibited in The Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

I am interested in the inherent psychology of the art work and the slightly surreal aesthetic that emerges during the making process.   The human body is always absent, but mental states are evident in the finished objects, intended to provoke an emotional response in the viewer. 

ROSEMARI GOLLEDGE

Artist | http://www.rosemarigolledge.com

I am interested in space, territory, landscapes in the broadest sense. Through painting, I seek to express colour in all its beauty. It is also a way for me to explore the range of possibilities allowed through subtle changes in colour choice, composition, method of application and surface preparation. My art is an attempt to create an engaging visual environment through line, colour and form depicting textures and patterns. I use oil, acrylic, casein and gouache on wood panel or canvas to create my paintings. Each painting takes me into a journey, which ends where the journey of the viewer starts, taking my work into infinite possibilities of interpretation.

 

As per Arshile Gorky, Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. 
It is an exploration into the unknown.

URSULA WAECHTER

FROM CENTRE STILLNESS
THE HAND RIPPLES THE SURFACE
FORMS AN AMMONITE

 As a potter, exploring the inherent contrast of the plasticity of the medium and the fixed and fragile nature of the fired piece is central to my practice. Working with clay is, in one sense, vitally elemental; the transformation wrought by the making process, from expanding a ball of clay to create a form, through the addition of glazes and decorative oxides, is a form of alchemy while retaining a direct connection to the earth.

I have given balance to this magical process by mainly producing domestic ware; using handmade pieces daily is a constant delight. Many of these pieces use brushwork decoration which displays a fluidity, reflecting the dynamic of making.

The pieces I have produced for this exhibition explore my interests in connecting with nature through the movement of water, like ripples in a pond. The work exploits the plasticity of clay through a combination of throwing and turning techniques; the spirals and rings work with the glaze, aiming to create elements of both reflection and ambiguity