Emma Caton - plans for Cheltenham
I caught up with the wonderful Emma Caton ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Paint Festival and asked her what she is up to.
‘I’m doing a new series of work titled #be_safe #be_seen. It is a portrait of a friend who always has my back on the road.’ It starts the launch of a fabulous project that Emma is launching.
Hello from Auntie G
Neil has given me my own little bit of the website so I can share news from 212 HQ and give you some behind the canvas, lens, drawing board insights about our fabulous clients. If you are one of our clients and have got an exhibition coming up – or you’ve got news, let me know as we like celebrating your successes too.
New 6 month exhibition by Bristol's Giles Barwick
Another of Giles’ key themes across the years has been his abstract expressionistic portraiture of female faces. He says ‘I concentrate on key points cheekbones, and the proportions which are soft and gentle. When you take the eyes out of the equation people view things through the eyes – so many people judge a book by it’s cover and if people are blind they can’t judge a person by what they see. Similarly people don’t know if someone is ill with something they can’t see.’
Off the easel - Read about Yolande Henebery's creation of her lovely Matador Mule
The horse in the forefront is created using silvers and is juxtaposition against the donkey with a background of wrapping paper I found in Portugal a couple of years ago. It seemed to just go really well, with a pattern of dancers and red, yellow and blue symbols.