In the heart of the Chilterns a new creative home is opening. An exciting new gallery space for artists and photographers. The first show is a collection of contemporary artists and fine art photographers. The Artist in Residence is Paul Trevillion, known as the Leonardo of Line, prolific sports artist, his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, TV spanning his 60 year career. For the first time, you can come and meet him on 1st November, talk to him about his career and pick up inspiration.
Also joining him on show for the first three months is the renowned artist Sally Fisher whose work opened the Phoenix Art Gallery and Picture Framing last year in which The Black Gallery now resides.
Curator and fine art photographer, Vanessa Champion said “The Black Gallery is a really interesting space, you have to see it. Steve, the gallery owner, used to have a gallery in St John’s Wood, and has created a wonderful gallery here in Tring.”
Vanessa is one of the photographers exhibiting, and has brought in two international fine art photographers, Adriaan van Heerden and David Newton to launch the initial collection.
The Private View on Wednesday 1st November 2017, 5.30pm – 9pm, is open to everyone, subject to ticket availability. People can book through the Facebook Page “Blackgallerytring”
Notes about the artists:
Paul Trevillion – “The Master of Movement”
PAUL TREVILLION is recognised as the world’s No. 1 sports artist devoting a lifetime to the fine art of pen and ink. With a highly successful artistic career spanning over 60 years – TREVILLION is the creator of the cult classic ‘You Are The Ref’ and also brought comic art realism to Roy of the Rovers in the 1960’s. Trevillion’s extraordinary artistic talent was discovered and nurtured at a very young age. Encouraged by family and school teachers he pursued a ground breaking career working with the world’s greatest sports stars which has seen his original artwork published in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South Africa, and currently is on display in the FIFA Museum, Zurich and the National Football Museum, Manchester.
From the 1960’s onwards, Trevillion’s dynamic art featured in almost every national newspaper in the UK. Trevillion devised and illustrated instructional based art for the Daily Mirror, Daily Express, The Sun, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Times, Sunday Times, Guardian and Observer. A gifted artist and raconteur, Trevillion is available for interview
Trevillion’s motto to young aspiring artists: “Follow your dream. Never allow anyone to say – you can’t achieve it. You have to be the one who believes in YOU more than anyone else.” www.paultrevillion.com
Sally trained in Fine Art at Amersham College of Art, Bucks. Born to artistic parents, she has worked all her life as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist. She has taught art since 1998 and is a qualified Adult Art Tutor. She taught first at Camden Working Men’s College, London, and Marlborough College Summer School and many other art institutes in London and Devon and now at The Phoenix Studios in Towersey near Thame.
She runs workshops and demonstrations in all media and specialises in Life Drawing. She has written eight articles published in ‘The Artist’, and a chapter on watercolour nudes in Harper Collins’ ‘Water Colour Problem Solver’. For Sally, painting and drawing is about energy, discovery, excitement response and a lot of risk taking. Since 1986 Sally has illustrated a daily cartoon for late astrologer, Jonathan Cainer’s thought for the day in the Daily Mail and now continues this for her son Oscar on the Cainer.com website
Vanessa Champion PhD
Curator, judge and professional commercial and portrait photographer, founder of PhotoAid Global Foundation and the Fine Art agency, ARGENTA Creative, Vanessa is a resident of Tring, but is often found with camera in hand stepping onto a plane somewhere. Her commercial and philanthropic work has taken her all over the world from India to Indonesia, Africa to Nepal.
Passionate about music, travel and documenting stories, her inspiration remains Cartier-Bresson and Jane Bown.
Vanessa also shoots and cuts film and is never happier than photographing performance, whether that’s on the theatrical stage or at an IT conference. Known for her black and white single light style, reminiscent of the Hollywood period she shoots actors and musicians in the studio and on location.
Former academic and gallery owner, Ness gives talks on her work in Africa and India and nurtures new talent where she can.
Adriaan van Heerden
Adriaan is an award-winning international fine art photographer. His subjects include wildlife, landscapes, cityscapes, travel and portraits. His work has been exhibited in London, Barcelona, Kyoto and Singapore and his pictures held in private and corporate collections in the UK, USA and South Africa, as well his work appearing in numerous international newspapers and magazines. “It is in poetry that the Universe reveals itself to us at its most mysterious and beautiful. Living as we do in data-saturated societies with impossible standards of perfection, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it is the absence of information that creates space for the imagination to play, and that the beauty of things is often revealed in their brokenness, fragility and imperfection. My artistic mission is to capture this poetic vision in the two dimensions of photographs I believe that poetry is all around us and we only need to tune in to the right frequency to appreciate the ephemeral, immense beauty of the Universe.”
David is a globe-trotting professional photographer and filmmaker, known for his love of the natural world. His camera will variously be trained on anything that catches his eye, from landscapes to wildlife, portraits to sport, travel, commercial and anything in between. He has had work exhibited in London and across Europe and his images are held in a variety of private collections.
“I try to not get bogged down in the art of photography – I capture anything where I see beauty, whatever that may be and wherever in the world I am. I am continually amazed at the wonder of the world and my aim is to bring a little of that splendour I encounter, back to the rest of the world.”