TV personality and world-renowned Sports Artist takes up Residency

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

https://www.facebook.com/theblackgallerytring/

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-black-gallery-tring-opening-tickets-38556510561?aff=efbeventtix

 Notes about the artists:

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 Fisher

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

Photographers

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 Newton

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.”

 

 

Advertisements

3D Imaging with Visual Realms

Screen Shot 2017-08-08 at 15.06.50.pngIf you could teleport your customers to your premises, without them having to leave their desk, how much easier would it be to convince them to buy? How much easier would it be for you to run unlimited tours at no extra cost?

Visual Realms scan your building to create a photo-quality 3D virtual tour that you can embed on any website.

With their VR tour technology, it’s the next best thing to being there.

Give your potential customers the chance to experience your space before they invest the time to see it in person – helping you make the shortlist for when they visit, or maybe removing the rest of the shortlist altogether!

At no extra charge, photo-quality 3D models can also be combined with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream or Samsung VR goggles for a fully-immersive experience. It’s like being there, even if ‘there’ is thousands of miles away. There is no extra charge for this – all of our scans can be viewed in this way.

For more information or book a full demo contact Visual Realms 

20% off Pixelrights website

https://www.pixelrights.com/r/REF2961058 

 

Create your own online shop.

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 16.05.42

Websites for photographers and artists – protecting your image IP. Don’t let people nick your work and get paid for the images you upload.

Turn your photography into beautiful quality prints that are ready to sell and order directly from your website. With total control over pricing and stock, to ensure quality control and limited editions. Pixelrights image technology goes even further, allowing you to retain your ‘buy print’ button on your image, no matter where it goes!

Stolen and mis-used images cost photographers thousands in lost income.
Pixelrights Smart Frame technology provides you with the digital tools to plug that hole.

And it makes you look good.

Maximise your selling reach and attribution.

Photographers meet clients.

Finding new customers can be difficult. Pixelrights will actively help and market you using our directory and network to help you find new clients. New clients means new opportunities for you.

“Pixelrights is the easiest and most considered system that I’ve ever used.”

Photographer: Leon Neal @tabascokid

“compared with the mind**** that my last website was, this is like being covered in warm honey by Salma Hayek.”

Photographer: Jonty Wilde @jontywilde

“Honoured to be a part of such an awesome platform for photographers.”

Photographer: Ross Wheatley @V_SUALS

“Pixelrights has to be one of the best for dealing with its clients. Excellent support The ImageRights add on has also already paid dividends. Five star service. Keep up the great work.”

Photographer: Owain Betts @OMBNewsandPics

“Pixelrights is the easiest and most considered system that I’ve ever used.”

Photographer: Leon Neal @tabascokid

“compared with the mind**** that my last website was, this is like being covered in warm honey by Salma Hayek.”

Photographer: Jonty Wilde @jontywilde

“Honoured to be a part of such an awesome platform for photographers.”

Photographer: Ross Wheatley @V_SUALS

“Pixelrights has to be one of the best for dealing with its clients. Excellent support The ImageRights add on has also already paid dividends. Five star service. Keep up the great work.”

Photographer: Owain Betts @OMBNewsandPics

Worldwide launch of Shimmerdisc – Sign and Digital Show NEC stand K12

SHIMMERDISC-black

Never before seen in the UK, the new printing technology and display product Shimmerdisc – Photographic Sequin Displays, will be unveiled for the first time at The Sign and Digital Show, NEC, Stand K12 19-21 April 2016.

This will be start of the World Wide launch of Shimmerdisc.

What is it? Shimmerdisc is a blanket of individually printed sequins. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel perfect images. Each module is reverse printed and optically clear. The finished effect presents a display that looks almost 3D and with the most amazing movement.

Come and see our 67,500 sequin display – Stand K12

With over 5000 sequins per square metre, Shimmerdisc offers Photographic quality shimmering brilliance using thousands of light-reflecting discs to create inspiring, eye-catching moving image displays. It is used to add the WOW factor to Boardrooms, VIP nightclub walls, Home Art, Retail POS, Outdoor Display, Theatre, Exhibitions, Gigs. Modular and scalable. Each disc is individually printed creating pixel-perfect images.

Interior designers, architects, photographers, artists and branding agencies now have a brand new tool in their display portfolio, Shimmerdisc.  Designers can exploit a full colour pallet including white to add depth, turning a plain foil sequin into a pixel of magic. Scalable to any size from 1 square metre to billboard size.

Already commissioned by household names, Shimmerdisc, adds animated brilliance to design.

Shimmerdisc new digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

http://www.shimmerdisc.com/

Our patented modular disc display can be custom printed – plain or reflective,” says Andrew Ainge, founder and inventor of Shimmerdisc. “The bigger the display the more impact it has. A 1000 x 1000mm display is the smallest we will do – 5625 discs. Wall Installations typically have around 100,000+ discs. Truly stunning.

Designers, architects, the press and branding agencies are invited to stand K12 to see the product demonstrated for themselves and take advantage of 10% off on all orders placed at the show.

Contact us to book an interview with the inventor, Andrew Ainge.

Shimmerdisc digital mosaic sequin display product Sign and Digital show display

C12 announce they are back at TPS 2016

Building on the success  of  the  last year’s raffle of donated  prints by photographers   from  West Midlands  and  beyond,   which  generated almost£1400 to support  Disabled Photographers   Society, C12 is coming back to The Photography Show again this year.

C12 is a group of volunteering  photographers lead by Agi Ch focused on support for those who  want to pursue photography and   are in  need of  specialist equipment  to do so.

C12 will hold an exhibition of donated  prints under the Capture Birmingham weekend   celebrating photography in Birmingham  (19-­20  March) held at the brand new Resorts World Birmingham and sell raffle tickets  to  win one of the donated  prints on the   DPS  stand at the Photography Show (19‐22  March) and also through Frame Creatives website. All raised funds go to The Disabled  Photographers Society.

The Draw will take place on the Live Stage on the  22nd March 2016 at 1.30pm.

Facebook   link:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/1549183052025494/

Capture   Birmingham:   http://www.capturebirmingham.org/speakers/c12/

RareFlair lauches NEW website for beading and jewellery makers

RareFlair beading and beads, buy beads direct and sell your own hand made jewellery

RareFlair beading and beads, buy beads direct and sell your own hand made jewellery

Our client, RareFlair has launched its new website for jewellery makers, beaders and crafts people. BUY Beads cheaply and ALSO SELL YOUR OWN ITEMS ! Brilliant new site. Have a look and let us know what you think.

http://www.rareflair.co.uk/ 

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open ArtGemini Prize 2014

Gok Wan to open International Art Prize

Gok Wan to open International Art and Photography Prize

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration of international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. Now in its second year, the finalists’ exhibition, showcasing the 48 works shortlisted for the main prize of £5000, takes place at the Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st.

Gok Wan will be opening the private view of the finalists’ work on 23rd October at 6.30pm.

With over 760 entries from 44 countries, The Art Gemini Prize is one of the fastest growing international art prizes.  Judges include Zoe Wishaw, former European Director of Photography at Getty images.

20% of all sales go to Kidscape. Nikki Kerr, head of fundraising at Kidscape said: “We are delighted to be supported by Jimmy Lek and The ArtGemini Prize. The money donated from the art sales will make a big difference to our work as we strive to keep more children safe from bullying and abuse.”

For more information, including a preview of the finalists’ work, please visit www.artgeminiprize.com.

Images attached Adrian Scicluna (painting), Kevin Shepherd (photography)

To reserve a space at the PV please message info@dragonflycommunications.co.uk

Art Gemini PV – Biscuit Factory in Bermondsey from October 23rd-November 1st  6.30 – 8.30pm

Exhibition continues daily 11am – 6pm (closed Sunday)

  • The Art Gemini Prize is an independent International competition, open to all artists from anywhere in the world. There is no age limit for applicants. Promoting excellence in art and photography. www.artgeminiprize.com
  • A cash fund of £5000 will be awarded to the winners in four categories. The Public Choice Prize is open for voting by the public during the exhibition, and the winner will be announced at the close of the show.
  • Painting and Sculpture Prize: First prize £2000, second prize £1000
  • Photography Prize: First prize £1000, second prize £500
  • Young Artist Prize (under 25 years): £500
  • Public Choice Prize: £500
  • Judges and founders biographies see http://www.artgeminiprize.com/about/
  • Gok Wan is a Fashion expert, award-winning TV presenter, author and all round national treasure, Gok Wan has taken the fashion and TV world by storm and has become one of the UK’s most sought-after entertainers.  www.gokwan.com
  • Anti-bullying charity Kidscape is the charity partner for this year’s ArtGemini Prize and will receive 20% of the sale price of any piece sold during the exhibition.   www.kidscape.org.uk.