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                    Bea is essentially concerned with the application of paint onto canvas, her relationship to it and the dynamics there in. She is concerned with energy, movement and memory. Bea tends to work on several paintings concurrently creating a series that relate and converse with each other. Her work is mostly large scale as she considers the very physicality of her work to be vital to her practice. At times her work may be considered challenging or confrontational.

Sketch books and working drawings are a vital part of her creative process allowing freedom of mark making without self consciousness. The fluid energy created through these drawings are crucial to her practice and helps her stay connected to the paintings that she is working on, helping to move them forward in their development. Through the rapidity and repetitiveness of the mark making, the element of movement through time occurs. With the working process within my sketch books, comes the realisation that drawings do not have to be contained and that they can, like the paintings, have a very physical and emotional presence.
Bea has exhibited widely across the U.K and abroad with paintings held in both the private and corporate sector. Previous Clients include: The Corinthia Hotel, London., Reuters International, Logica (Microsoft),Central Loop Hotel, Chicago, U.S, The Dokkae Project: sponsored by the King of Saudi
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Featured Artist Bios:


  • Jake Berry ( See Poets, Writers and Book Reviews page for  Art and Biography)


  • John Michael Conway is a proud husband, father and grandfather. Studied art and interior design before a long career in healthcare and healthcare IT. A Yorkshireman who spent 40 years in Manchester on route to North Wales. Could draw before I could write. I adore oils and pallet knives…currently trying my finger at digital painting.

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  • Grey Crossis a self-taught artist who started out as a photographer. I began work as a serious artist, teaching myself through study and experimentation. My work tries to embody both purpose and abstraction. I am an activist at heart and much of my work has a direct purpose and meaning that goes beyond the abstraction and beauty the viewer may first perceive.
    My studio is in New Orleans, Louisiana where I produce both sculptures and paintings. Visitors are always welcome.  I sell my work privately and third party agents. I am not currently represented by a gallery. I own and operate immortalartist.com where offer advice to artists, share experience and ideas and mentor emerging artists.

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  • Jean-Paul Baj I grew up in Milan, Italy and now I call Paris home. I am a lifestyle and fineart photographer who absolutely loves his job and everything that comes with it. I appreciate the people I meet, the places I go, the hours I keep, and the spontaneity in every shoot.
    I appreciate the raw reality of everyday life but also the aesthetic of a measured movement, the fleeting beauty of those in-between moments, and I do my very best to take every picture with that in mind. I want my viewers to relate to my photos through recognition of a familiarity with the situations, the emotions, and the energy so much that they wonder if they are looking at a picture of someone they know.
    I studied for a long time Arts and Humanities. As a beginners at one of the best known University of the East Coast of the United States of America. Then I gained a PhD in Visual Arts and a Master in Philosopy of Arts. And I did a lot of photographic practice - more than 15 years - working with outstanding clients on challenging projects. My job, now, has been drifted toFineart Photography. And that's what you'll be able to see here, inside this little piece of my world...


  • Joel Chace has published work in print and electronic magazines such as, The Tip of the Knife, Counterexample Poetics, OR, Country Music, Infinity's Kitchen, and Jacket.  Most recent collections includeSharpsburg, from Cy Gist Press, Blake's Tree, from Blue & Yellow Dog Press, Whole Cloth, from Avantacular Press,Red Power, from Quarter After Press, Kansoz, from Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, and Web Too, from Tonerworks.

  • Ozgur Demiric was born in Kayseri in 1977. I live in Istanbul.Graduated from art faculty of University Of Erciyes in 2006. I had three personal exhibitions, and participated in some group exhibitions. My articles has been published in magazines such as  Şehir, Yalın Ayak, Şiiri Özlüyorum, Ada, Kül Eleştiri, Güney, Varlık, Karakalem, Bireylikler, Koridor, Lacivert, Onaltıkırkbeş, Şair Çıkmazı. I keep on working in my own workshop in Beyoğlu.


  • Mick Gill  was born 1969 from Liverpool. Studied at the Royal Academy Schools and graduated 1997. He is Director of Art at MTGS in Crosby where he bases the stone lithography press - Area 51 ( a free press for artists for riso, silkscreen and litho ) and runs a gallery space.
    Mick' s paintings and prints are a journey into Topsyturvey land, an affirmation of inner reality. Immersed in process, images are coaxed out of the surface through chance and developed with a direct, intuitive connection.  Characters enter the stage like actors in some existential and nihilistic theatre. There's canned laughter and the absurd with a bit of psychedelia thrown in..... Area 51 is a real and imagined place somewhere in Liverpool and Mick wants you to get in.
    Area 51 will be shown at The Intensives Gallery in a secret location in Liverpool in Summer 2015.


  • Sue Hallwas born in Bedford, England, and even when I was a very small child, I would sit for hours with my wax crayons and paper, making marks, making shapes, making patterns. I grew up in a creative family (my father was a sculptor and my mother painted) and was always encouraged in my pursuits; I never felt restricted in what I was doing. Mainly I was having fun.
    Eventually I discovered poster paints and started producing large, colourful works. All of that was a long time ago and inbetween then and now I have experimented with many different mediums. I went through a textile painting phase, a silk painting period and worked in pastels for a while.
    There were long periods of time when I was busy with family and ‘proper’ work and rarely painted anything for fun. In those days I wrote poetry and short stories instead; creating different worlds with words instead of colour. A few years later, I taught art at a local school and had a great time and found myself to be a natural teacher. However, I then went off at a tangent and founded a paint your own pottery studio in Bedford which very quickly became successful and a talking point in the town. Sadly, due to personal circumstances, I reluctantly sold the business some six years ago.
    The world works in mysterious ways. Due to another change in personal circumstances, about four years 0r so ago I was commissioned to paint a few canvases and I was reminded how important painting is to me. I still love colour and get excited at the prospect of a new, blank canvas just waiting to be brought to life.
    My work reflects me in many ways – I paint intuitively and from the heart, nearly always choosing the colours first. Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time; from something I see or something I think of or even from the lighting of stage or television sets. I often get ideas for paintings or colour combinations and shapes just as I’m drifting off to sleep.
    I do not attempt or want to simply reproduce what exists already, but prefer to interpret what I see or feel and let my imagination lead the way to create something new. I resist being pigeonholed by what I do in life, or in what I paint. My abstract paintings are borne of my imagination and passion to create. I now work mainly in acrylics, sometimes oils, occasionally both. My aim is to evoke a mood or perhaps prompt a thought that words alone cannot convey


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  • Marzena Lavilleux:  I am French-Polish and I live in France, Orleans. I paint since 2008. Before arriving in France, I worked with a Polish artist. We made a few fashion shows in Poland (Warsaw and Lodz). Until then, my artistic sense was expressed more in fashion clothing. The ability to express emotions through painting has always fascinated me. It was  something of a revelation, not of my artistic side, but my ability to express myself on a canvas. In my paintings, I want to express my emotions, which are sometimes extreme. I never prepare what I am going to paint, it is a spontaneous expression of my imagination. Most of my paintings are dark for the reasons mentioned above. My paintings are subjective because I have no perception of people who will watch. So everyone will see what he wants



  • Mike Lewisis a coffee addict and a donut aficionado.  Lewis, (AKA The Mighty Lark,) has been painting, drawing and illustrating since the summer of 2003. He holds a BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University and an MFA in Studio Arts from Maine College of Art. His work has appeared in magazines, coloring books, zines, and journals as well as in logos, t-shirts, phone cases, and tote bags. His paintings and drawings have appeared in a number of group and solo gallery shows across the United States, as well as in Portugal and Ireland. Since the Spring of 2013, Mike has taught many continuing studies and youth classes as well as Illustration and Foundations in 2D design at Maine College of Art and Southern Maine Community College.

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  • Chris Mansel (See Bio on Poets and Writers page)

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  • Gail Mansel is an artist living and working in Florence, Alabama.  She has practiced her art for over 40 years.  Currently she works with themes involving the invisible side of our reality using many recyclable materials directly in her art.  Her history as an artist has evolved from traditional realistic art to art that diverges into dreamlike, surrealist images that endeavor to capture the current society in which we live.


  • n57 is a self-taught artist who customizes t-shirts, mannequins, watches and bottles. Formerly, he did exhibitions in bars in Madrid. He works in abstract art, pop art, surrealism, and street art. He plays guitar and sings occassionaly during an exhibition. 


  • Jenny Wilkinson started encaustic painting (using heated coloured waxes) in about 1998 when a friend showed me how to create the pictures using a trowel heated on a gas ring, and the back of old photos!  These days I use an encaustic iron and stylus and bespoke glossy paper, but the principles are the same.  I heat the wax blocks on the iron and spread them on the paper.  This creates unrepeatable (and sometimes unpredictable!) results. The “Beyond the Red Veil” series is my favourite of my more recent works, and represent the emotions related to unrequited love.   My products are for sale on Fine Art America and Redbubble, and you can see more of my works at dandelionabstractart.weebly.com.  I am also on Facebook and Twitter. 




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