Paula describes herself as ‘an artist / printmaker who takes photos – don’t we all? As Paula maintains: ‘Digital & phone cameras made things easier for an “image-snatcher” like me. Sometimes the most exciting and arresting pictures are those on our doorstep: a dirty puddle, the cautious child, shadows, movement, glimpses. I keep an open, curious eye and “snatch” those ordinary moments. We can all do this – just take a minute to stop and look’. Paula’s description of how she works and what inspires her only half explains her enthusiasm for image making. Her prints exude an energy and a vitality that is infectious, as does her photography.
On Saturday the 31st of August and Sunday 1st of September Paula will be demo-ing large scale, free drawing techniques. Using your entire arm & body to draw makes it less possible to get hung up on tiny, fussy marks. Release your inner cave woman!
Chelsea is an artist and designer. She works between Spain and the UK showing her work through the Russell Gallery in London, where she has just had a solo show, and Villa del Arte, Barcelona. She regularly shows at international art fairs from Hong Kong to Milan with her work available at the AAF – New York and AAF – London in October. The work on show is inspired by a current project, entitled ‘Arboretum – Art, inspired by Trees’: a collective of five recognised artists due to tour in 2014. Chelsea is also the creative director behind the Shed Gallery. Her aim is to encourage and nurture artists and photographers, both amateur and professional, to sell and exhibit their work.