There were 48 artists who took part in Pop Up Dorset 2012. Click on a name to read more.
Location: Warmwell and Charminster
“I am a young and very enthusiastic female furniture maker. I studied a degree in 3D Design and later moved from the city to Dorset my birth place, to pursue my creative career. I started my business last January. Most of my work is one-off bespoke commissions.”
“I specialise in pencil based drawing of landscape and people and enjoy capturing fleeting moments that are part of our everyday. I graduated with a 1st class BA (hons) Drawing and Applied Arts degree. I have won two Art Awards, the ‘Young Artist of the Year’ award, Clarke Willmott, Bristol and the ‘Emerging Artist’ award, RWA, Bristol in 2010.”
“I am a very keen amateur photographer and I spend must of my spare time trying to get the perfect shot.”
“Although I come from a 2D background, I am currently completing my second year for a degree in applied art and design.”
Location: Lyme Regis
“I am a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in Fine Art. I work mainly with paper and discarded texts to produce sculptural pieces and installations. I also use hand-made cotton rag paper as a support for my mixed media illustrations.”
“When I moved to Dorset in 2010, I fell in love with the countryside. So I often paint the landscape. Above that I’m interested in deconstructing concrete shapes.
My second interest is in sculptures, mostly abstract ones.”
“Through the choice of materials and the use of gravity to ultimately make the mark, I am able to make abstract paintings that become self referential, questioning only themselves as artworks. Through subverting the viewer’s attention in this way, from seeking narrative that may not necessarily be there; the only conceivable narrative within the work becomes the materials and the process itself.”
“I create land and seascapes out of recycled and new materials using freestyle hand-sewn applique technique. I belong to Artwey and regularly exhibit work with them and in galleries and hotels locally and further afield. I produce giclee prints, cards, coasters tiles and mugs with my designs on. I also run workshops in applique.”
“I hand print and dye, unsealed aluminium to create a range of different products including jewellery and home accents, my particular interest is in Automata and I like to create moving worlds inspired by the natural world, that combine my aluminium with vintage ephemera and containers.
I also work as an Arts Education Officer and regularly lead community and school workshops creating outdoor installations in aluminium. These include large Kaleidoscope’s of butterflies in outdoor spaces.”
“I studied sculpture and painting when I was living in London and after moving to Dorset I studied at the Arts University College, Bournemouth as well as working and studying with local artists.
In Dorset I have focused on my painting. Surrounded and inspired by our magnificent countryside I find the need to try to express my delight in what I see daily irresistible.”
“My current practice is based on the theme of Light and Water. This began over 18 months ago and has been the basis of my MA (Fine Art) degree. A supporting aspect of my practice is the integration of technology into either the concept or delivery of my work. So photography naturally works into the processes and concepts underpinning the development of my paintings.”
“I am currently studying Commercial Photography at the Arts University College at Bournemouth, where I am about to finish my second year. I specialise in portrait and documentary photography and am interested in capturing the people and communities around me.”
Location: Blandford Forum
“I have worked as a professional animator as well as a practicing artist, working for Disney and Warner Bros among others. I have work in private and public collections (Walker Art Gallery Liverpool). Humour and a love of colour suffuse my paintings.”
“I remain committed to object-making, because I believe each generation must redefine itself through its own creations, including objects. And I am committed to sculpture as I see it as a reflection of our own bodies in space. In a sense all we are is ground up stone dust with water added, metamorphosed by the élan vital, the breath of life. That is why I see a continuing relevance and fascination for stone as we respond to it on a primal level.”
“I generally work in Photoshop in a style that combines photo-montage and painting, although I also enjoy pen-and-ink work, and good old painting. Influences include: George Tooker, Carl Giles, David Hockney, Beryl Cook, Stanley Spencer and William Hogarth. I regularly illustrate for The Economist; and have taken commissions from clients worldwide, including: The Guardian, The Times, Wall Street Journal, Maxim, Conde Nast, Honda, Leo Burnett, and recently for the Charlie Brooker film, ‘A Touch Of Cloth’.”
“I work from direct observation of the landscape (en plein air) responding to the natural elements. I am fine art trained (Falmouth School of Art), and have worked as a secondary school art teacher for nearly thirty years.”
“I studied illustration at Camberwell College of Arts and the Arts University Bournemouth, graduating in 2012. My work broadly explores the hand drawn mark as well as word play. Consistently practicing an illustrative style based on dainty line and delicately muted colour, married with a cheeky and mischievous sense of humour.”
“I believe passionately in the power of painting today as a current and relevant media. My aim is to engage people on an emotional level, making paintings that resonate in the viewer for a long time, an art that reflects the deepest aspects of human condition.”
Website 1: www.axisweb.org/artist/fernandovelazquez
website 2: www.mcmastertims.co.uk
Location: Lyme Regis
“I am a practising artist and visiting lecturer on both Fine Art and Illustration BAs at Arts University College at Bournemouth. I returned to visual arts practice 9 years ago after working in other creative industries including film, animation, photography, casting, theatre, multi-media publishing and finally music management for 8 years. Since then I gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Byam Shaw (Distinction), an MA in Fine Art (Distinction) at AUCB and am now studying a drawing-based PhD about temporal repetition in the domestic space.”
Location: Nr West Milton, Bridport
“I am a Relief Printmaker inspired by my surroundings in Dorset.”
“I am a second year Illustration student at AUCB and absolutely love living on the coast. I am very engaged with the work I do and have a real interest in looking at people, relationships and meaning in creating work.”
“I trained as a fine artist and media designer at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London. I have travelled extensively and my paintings are concerned with the essence of a journey – movement, interaction and the geography of the Earth viewed from aerial or distant perspectives.”
“I am an Anglo Costa Rican artist and I specialise in narrative art with a magical realism element. Each of my paintings has a story to tell. I endeavour to create a world in which the viewer can escape and let their imagination unfold; a place where one can dare to dream.”
Medium/Process: Multi Media
Hazel Evans is the Visual Artist in Residence at Lighthouse Poole, the leading arts centre in the South West of England where she developes her art through inspiration of the performing arts, exhibitions and collaborative work.
Hazel’s current work explores the words, music and stories of time and travel, and communicates through illustration, visual and performance art. Her engaging style has been likened to Tim Burton, with her black and white works that energetically communicate her fantastical art.
The double award winning Wardrobe Postoffice is the centre piece for Hazel’s latest work ‘Adventures Into The Monochronium’ which connects into the ‘Paper Forest’, an installation which explores memories and journeys. An installation of the Paper Forest has been created in St Georges Church for Pop Up Dorset, which is accompanied with a CD soundtrack to discover the journey into The Monochronium.
Location: Charlton Marshall
“I am currently working my way through a part time Foundation Degree in Photographic Practice at Arts University College Bournemouth. I am passionate about Dorset, and return often to Portland to create images because of family and childhood links.
Location: Corfe Castle
“I am interested in boundaries – the boundaries between word and image, abstraction and representation and between land and sea. I have a BA (hons) in Fine Art from The Surrey Institute of Art and Design and an MA in Fine Art from The University of Chichester.”
Location: Holt, Wimborne
“My paintings show how I reflect the local countryside and coast using information collected on location, absorbing the feeling of place through memory and reinforced by drawings. My love of colour and texture is evident in my mixed media paintings as well as the abstract and semi-abstract compositions I create with acrylic on canvas.”
“I am a member of Poole leisure painters (treasurer) and paint mainly with acrylics but also work with glass. Recently I have been experimenting with acrylic paint on glass which was exhibited at the Lighthouse Art Centre at Poole. I am self taught and have been painting for many years.”
“I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in Textile Design. I’m inspired by the simplicity and ‘Englishness’ of Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden’s work, my imagery concentrates on landscape and the incidental forms and structures found within it.”
“In my piece ‘Where the land meets the sea’, I’ve revealed a world fused together by the elements.”
“I am just about to graduate from the BA (Hons) Illustration course at The Arts University college at Bournemouth. I’m inspired by the natural world, science and late night bike rides along the sea front.”
Location: Briantspuddle & Blandford Forum
“I specialise in urban and industrial photography, primarily for the art market. I am the co-owner of The Incident Room gallery in Blandford Forum and have exhibited works at a number of galleries around the UK – including the 2012 Royal Academy show where my work, City Break, was also selected for a special award.”
“I am just another person who loves the creative process. Making a modest simple response to to my environment. Using any available medium”.
“I was a former staff photographer at The Independent and then The Observer and have freelanced for most of the top magazines in Europe including Stern and Figaro. After a spell working in education, new technology has enabled me to shoot digital film.”
“I studied fine art and obtained a degree in Bristol in the 1970’s and after a long break working in television moved to Weymouth to run a holiday business and pick up my brushes again. I was a founder member and director of Artwey and am currently coordinating our Olympic Inspire Mark project ‘The Giant Wall’. My studio overlooks Portland, Chesil and Castle Cove so there is never any lack of inspiration, only time!”
“I was born in the Loire Valley region in France. My artistic sentiment is inspired by many years travelling abroad and also by the work of the Russian artist Nicolas De Stael. All my work is an expression of emotion in the abstract form executed in oil on canvas or glass using a palette knife.”
“I am an artist who enjoys painting abstracts many of which have been inspired by the sea, boats, sails and sailing. I work mostly in oils and like to include some collage. Having spent time in costal Dorset I am excited to have re-located to a more rural area of the county and hope to use the open plains and hillsides as the muse for my new work.”
“After early retirement I Gained a 1st class BA (hons) in Fine art from Liverpool John Moores University and a Masters degree in Fine art from Liverpool University.”
“I am a painter and teacher of watercolour and acrylic and my work is often to be found in the R.I., the RWS and the Sunday Times. I exhibit widely with work in public and private collections at home and abroad I am a member of WEsca-Wessex Contemporary Arts.”
Location: Briantspuddle and Blandford Forum
“The process is effectively collaging: exploring the effect of layering and seeing how images, colours and textures interact. What is revealed or concealed allows for movement and subtle change on the canvas to create a consolidated whole. The combination of typographical characters and mixed media elements also features strongly in my work. The initial inspiration comes from the physical world around me; everyday images and ‘found’ objects -sometimes three-dimensional materials which would otherwise be discarded, having served their purpose.”
“I am lucky enough to live and work on the Isle of Portland – a unique natural and manmade landscape in the midst of the Jurassic Coast. I am a sculptor, naturalist & photographer. Through exploring creative and physical activities, I hope that we might all find restorative ways of seeing and experiencing the landscape.”
Location: Blandford Forum
“I’m a figurative sculptor who works purely with paper creating
unique, permanent portraits and figures.”
“My work is all about Landscape, Seascape, Skies and the elements of the natural environment, all of which are important to the human spirit. We have a connection with this natural environment in which we live. The work has evolved over many years and is my response to the emotion and atmosphere I experience in these outdoor places. Your response is personal to you, but I hope you will share with me the essence and mood of the places I endeavor to capture with paint and canvas.”
“I am a professional contemporary artist and have been living and painting in Dorset since 1989. The latest work mixes references from the past together with contemporary elements to create a timeless sense of place. I regularly visit Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz in Andalucia to further my interest in mediterranean light and colours, as well as active participation in Flamenco.”
“I use on-site tonal drawings and watercolours with notes about colour, sound and weather to inform contemporary oil paintings in my studio. Colour and tone create mood and emphasis in the composition.
I paint and teach small groups in rural Dorset.”
Location: West Lulworth
“For several decades, the informed flesh has been my subject matter. My paintings and drawings of the human figure have since been extended to include digitally produced images.”
“I am a Professional illustrator of natural and social history and produce figurative images of landscape and contemporary life. I studied at Manchester and the RCA and have travelled much in the UK and Ireland, drawing. My studio is in my home and along with a busy family life, I keep a sketchpad.”
“All my paintings are vivid memories from experiences amidst the unpredictable turbulence of seasonal elements yielded from exploring many coastlines throughout the world, and frequent visits to the mountains and fast flowing streams of the Alps. The oils and watercolours I create are layer upon layer of pigments, emotions and movement, that I hope capture the enjoyment I’ve had living and then painting these images.”