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Sidmouth Folk Week

F11Every year during the first week in August Sidmouth hosts an International Folk Festival filling the seaside town with musicians and dancers from all over the world. F11 d1As a local artist with my gallery in Sidmouth I thought I would started this year’s set of naive paintings in readiness for the festival. Here is my first for the season – F11 2I just love these multi-colour dancers bringing such fun to town with their glorious get-ups and painted faces.

 

Going All Folk Art

I am enjoying taking my folk style forward here in Sidmouth – home of the International Folk Festival!Devx2 2 It is fun to paint in this style – released from the focus of representation and realism. Devx2I find it enables me to engage in the surrounding Devon landscape in a fresh and exciting manner. I am using small cotton canvas boards and acrylic paints to deliver colorful images at accessible prices.

Villagescape

Always looking at my surrounding countryside anew. Here is my latest attempt at bringing my local village alive in a vibrant and emotional way.Dev 5

Dev 1I’ve painted this on canvas board in acrylic paints from memory. I do enjoy creating work from a mixture of realism and imagination to develop a different look and feel to the work.

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I Caesar

I  Julius Caesar (100BCE – 44BCE)

Well where else to start!? As an Asterix fan there was no where else but. Still despite this comic interpretation Caesar was indisputably the person who led the Roman Republic down a path, once he crossed the Rubicon, to the inevitable series of emperors that were to follow.A1 t

If there was a person who ever lacked ambition it was not him. Driven by the knowledge that his hero Alexander the Great had conquered the known western world and created an enormous Macedonian Empire all the way to India before dying at 33 he set to work. His bust provides an emphasis on cerebral as well as military power. Undoubtedly he was a general of genius as his conquering of Gaul at Alesia tells us.a-caesar

The cerebral features reminded me not only of his great strategic and tactical thinking when in battle but also of his possibly greater political sensibilities. He manipulated the then political constructs to ensure he ruled supreme. A power-base that quickly turned even his closet friends against him in the end. I felt the 27 stabs, as I painted, that brought his reign to an end and his immortality to a beginning.  www.brambleart.com. A1 d2

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A Born Artist – 15th May

15th May

Vasnetsov_5The Russian Artist Viktor Vasnetsov was born on May 15th 1848. He specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic modernist painting and a key figure in the Russian revivalist movement.vasnetsov2vasnetsov4

 

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A Born Artist – 14th May

14th May

Gainsborough5Thomas Gainsborough  was an English portrait and landscape painter, draughtsman, and printmaker born on this day in 1727 and founder member of the Royal Academy. Gainsborough3He surpassed his rival Sir Joshua Reynolds to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. His a light palette and easy strokes became the method from then on. Gainsborough1He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited (with Richard Wilson) as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.Gainsborough2

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A Born Artist

11th May

Dali4Salvador Dalí was born on this day in 1904 and was aDali1 prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. What is left to say! Known the world over as an artist who brought the subconscious to us through his adherence to realism.

Dali3In 1922 Dalí  began studying at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid with a crowd that were to be later distingushed in their own fields, namely Pepín Bello, Luis Buñuel, and Federico García Lorca. Wow what a team!Dali2

 

 

 

 

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A Born Artist

10th May

Parthenis2Konstantinos Parthenis was a distinguished Greek painter born, in Alexandria, onParthenis4 this day in 1878.  His cosmopolitan background (Italy, Vienna, Paris) seems to have played a role in the development of his eclectic style. Parthenis1

In later times his mature paintings provide an ideal vision of
Greece intertwining its myths and history;  the Olympian deities, the Byzantine saints and the heroes of the Greek War of Independence. Parthenis3

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Zapatismo

The land belongs to the tiller. a-dv3-a-ta-dv11-tAny hand that moves earth drives a perpetual spiritual companion. Through action with nature one has an honest relationship. A to-and-fro that nourishes each. To own above this is a power that leads to a material death.  a-dv2-t

Tamely Framed

FD4 tSome much Art I see in galleries is Tamely Framed. All energy is lost and the fight has moved from aesthetics to money. From the gallery to the work all is lost in simple transactions. Do not give in to your being tamed in this way. Let it be free. Let it soar as you intended.me know