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Art for Ark's Sake – Meet the Artists

John Glehill

Biographies of artists:

Jonathan TrussJonathan Truss – wildlife artist

Jonathan is known the world over for his wildlife paintings hanging in collections from Beverley Hills to Botswana from New York to New Zealand.  Recently he was commissioned to write and illustrate his second book “How to Paint & Draw Wildlife” by Anness publishing.  Jonathan has annually led art safaris to various destinations including Madagascar, Galapagos, Zambia & India and he annually visits the Masai Mara in Kenya where he runs art classes at the famous Govenors Camp with BBC Big Cat Diary’s Jonathan Scott.

Nick DayNick Day – wildlife artist

What Nick Day strives to do in his portrayal of Nature, is to bring the onlooker into the subjects world using basic human instincts such as pity and inquisitiveness – without being sentimental – whilst at the same time illustrating a little of the fascinating depth & detail that this sometimes little known world has to offer. Nick Day has shown work at the Royal Academy of Art & sold paintings & prints all over the world.

John GlehillJohn Gledhill

John studied at the Royal Academy Schools London where he graduated with a masters in painting. While many of his major paintings since his return to London have been drawn from scenes of the immediate urban environment of the city he is also renowned for ‘The Treadmill’ series which portrays city workers and The Last Elephant which is one of a series based on the imminent extinction of wild animals in the world of which the ‘Last Tiger’ is also included in this theme. The ‘Last Elephant’ print which he is donating to the ‘Arts for Ark’s sakes’ show is a limited edition original hand made print-one of an edition of twenty.

Dr Jeremy PaulDr Jeremy Paul

Born in Accrington, Lancashire and originally trained as a marine biologist, the essence of the art of Jeremy Paul is the accurate portrayal of wildlife in its environment.  Completely self taught  he works in acrylics, developing the painting in many layers of paint with use of underpainting and glazes to alter the tone and atmosphere of the work.

graphic designerColin Foo

Is a London based Graphic designer and Illustrator by day. Experimental artist and animator by night. Constantly undertaking personal projects to explore new ways of creating art. With a passion for papercuts, he has specially created a 3D papercut of Noah’s Ark for Art for Ark’s Sake.

ex Oasis guitaristAndy Bell

Ex of Oasis guitarist, now with Beady Eye; pens a pic for Noah’s ark of his beloved Gibson 345.

Sean Bean actorSean Bean

Actor Sean Bean, 54, took time out of his busy schedule to put pencil to paper and produced this fabulous sketch – Sean is currently Emmy nominated as best fantasy Actor for his role in Game of Thrones.

porcelain artistJacqueline Lewis

The porcelain vessels are hand thrown and altered. They are made in parts and joined together. Decorative handles add quirkiness to the form. They can be displayed as a group or separately, as a design feature on shelves or as a centrepiece for a table.

noah's ark charity fundraiserMiranda Lopatkin

Miranda is a Fine Art MA graduate from Central Saint Martins College of Art. Miranda has exhibited nationally and internationally; she most recently exhibited in Lunar Sea at Transition Gallery.

fine artistLee Knott

Born in Torquay, South Devon and now living in North London. Previously involved in various aspects of the music industry working in management and as a producer, writer, musician and performer for acts such as The Wedding Present, Underworld, Tricky, Superior and Portishead. Is now primarily a fulltime contemporary painter based in Crouch End. Studied at the SirJohn Cass and has a BA Hons in fine art and an Fda with Distinction through Plymouth University.

artistAurélie

Trained and worked as an architect before moving to film and motion graphics. Clients have included Hussein Chalayan, Herzog and De Meuron and Anthony Gormley. Some of Aurélie’s collaborative projects have been shown in Venice Biennales and at Tate modern. She is currently working on a children’s picture book.

Clare GrossmanClare Grossman

Artist Printmaker she attained her Masters Degree from Camberwell School of Arts.  Clare’s work focuses on placed travelled both in her home city London and locations far across the world. Her artwork is concerned with finding the ‘essence’ of her chosen subject. Commissions & Clients include Claridges, The Langham London, The Hilton Hotel Paris, KSAU Princess Noura University Saudi Arabia

For information on the fundraising event itself, Art for Ark’s Sake, in aid of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, click here

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