Contemporary Beach Landscape-Calligraphy Painting by Clapham Worthing Artist Graham Swain

Contemporary Beach Landscape-Calligraphy Painting by Clapham Worthing Artist Graham Swain

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Graham Swain

Artist: Graham Swain

Beach Landscape - Contemporary Abstract Artist Graham Swain - Clapham Village, Worthing, West Sussex

Image Size: 56cm x 76cm / 22″ x 30″
Art Medium: Watercolour, Oil Pastel
Original Painting Price: Please Contact the Artist

Commissions Invited

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Graham Swain

Clapham Village, Worthing, West Sussex
“Quietly creating contemplative contemporary landscapes.”

Phone: 07977 925586
Please mention the Sussex Artists website
Email: art@artswain.com
Website: artswain.com
Instagram: @grahamswainartist

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About The Artist

“Quietly creating contemplative contemporary landscapes.”

Born January 1962 in Guildford, Surrey, Graham Swain went to Portsmouth Art College to study painting after gaining an honours degree in Architecture.
His rich influences are many and varied; a priviledged education in Surrey, the third son of a senior Scotland Yard detective, marrying Emily, an actress from an acting family. His creative gifts were realised at an early age as treble soloist singing and recording in the major cathedrals of Holland, Belgium and Northern France, including Notre Dame Paris, Chartres, Rheims, Laon and the Palace of Fontainbleau.

Quality of line, purity, colour relationship and proportion and playing with perspective are the main considerations when creating his contemporary and thought-provoking landscapes.
'Pure creation and beauty is everything to me, where every mark matters.'

Also, the beauty of calligraphy often forms a structure to hang his constant and continual layering of marks and thoughts within and around landscape.

"Graham's response to landscape is contemplative. Like an elaborate game of chess, works evolve through time. Creation becomes a challenge as every mark is considered as the aesthetic process unravels towards sublime resolution. Graham's preoccupations are undoubtedly formal, but his technique relies on more than simply a conscious arrangement of shape and colour. Graham aims to intuitively distil the essence of his visual experience in a much more unlimited way. Landscape provides the ideal motif; unrestricted by figures or buildings, an exploration is permitted which ultimately pervades pure creation."

Sally-Ann Schilling, MA History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Former Art Historian and Lecturer, Tate Modern, London.

Graham Swain, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex - Contemporary, Contemplative Landscape Artist - Work in Progress in the Studio

Graham Swain, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex - Contemporary, Contemplative Landscape Artist - Work in Progress in the Studio

Contemporary Landscape - Watercolour, Oil Pastel, Pencil - Worthing Sussex Artist Graham Swain
Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting - Sussex Artist Graham Swain
Oil Painting - Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex Contemporary Artist Graham Swain

Light Layered Landscape – Watercolour, Oil Pastel Painting by Worthing Artist Graham Swain

Light Layered Landscape – Watercolour, Oil Pastel Painting by Worthing Artist Graham Swain

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Graham Swain

Artist: Graham Swain

Light Layered Landscape - Watercolour, Oil Pastel Painting by Worthing Artist Graham Swain

Image Size: 56cm x 76cm / 22″ x 30″
Art Medium: Watercolour, Oil Pastel
Original Painting Price: Please Contact the Artist

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Graham Swain

Clapham Village, Worthing, West Sussex
“Quietly creating contemplative contemporary landscapes.”

Phone: 07977 925586
Please mention the Sussex Artists website
Email: art@artswain.com
Website: artswain.com
Instagram: @grahamswainartist

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About The Artist

“Quietly creating contemplative contemporary landscapes.”

Born January 1962 in Guildford, Surrey, Graham Swain went to Portsmouth Art College to study painting after gaining an honours degree in Architecture.
His rich influences are many and varied; a priviledged education in Surrey, the third son of a senior Scotland Yard detective, marrying Emily, an actress from an acting family. His creative gifts were realised at an early age as treble soloist singing and recording in the major cathedrals of Holland, Belgium and Northern France, including Notre Dame Paris, Chartres, Rheims, Laon and the Palace of Fontainbleau.

Quality of line, purity, colour relationship and proportion and playing with perspective are the main considerations when creating his contemporary and thought-provoking landscapes.
'Pure creation and beauty is everything to me, where every mark matters.'

Also, the beauty of calligraphy often forms a structure to hang his constant and continual layering of marks and thoughts within and around landscape.

"Graham's response to landscape is contemplative. Like an elaborate game of chess, works evolve through time. Creation becomes a challenge as every mark is considered as the aesthetic process unravels towards sublime resolution. Graham's preoccupations are undoubtedly formal, but his technique relies on more than simply a conscious arrangement of shape and colour. Graham aims to intuitively distil the essence of his visual experience in a much more unlimited way. Landscape provides the ideal motif; unrestricted by figures or buildings, an exploration is permitted which ultimately pervades pure creation."

Sally-Ann Schilling, MA History of Art, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Former Art Historian and Lecturer, Tate Modern, London.

Graham Swain, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex - Contemporary, Contemplative Landscape Artist - Work in Progress in the Studio

Graham Swain, Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex - Contemporary, Contemplative Landscape Artist - Work in Progress in the Studio

Contemporary Landscape - Watercolour, Oil Pastel, Pencil - Worthing Sussex Artist Graham Swain
Contemporary Abstract Oil Painting - Sussex Artist Graham Swain
Oil Painting - Clapham, Worthing, West Sussex Contemporary Artist Graham Swain

Portraiture – Philautia – Oil, Acrylic and Paint Contemporary Art – Giclée Prints available – Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella

Portraiture – Philautia – Oil, Acrylic and Paint Contemporary Art – Giclée Prints available – Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Portraiture - Philautia - Oil, Acrylic and Paint Contemporary Art - Giclée Prints available - Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella
Image Size: 18″ x 24″
Art Medium: Oil, Acrylic and Paint Pen on Wooden Panel
Giclée Prints available. From £70 for 30cm x 40cm to £220 for 60cm x 80cm.
Bespoke Sizes available on request

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Francesca Apicella

Slinfold, West Sussex
Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Please mention the Sussex Artists website
Email: missfrancescaapicella@gmail.com
Website: francescaapicella.com
Facebook: @missfrancescapicella
Instagram: @missfrancescaapicella

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About The Artist

Francesca Apicella is a self-taught artist living in West Sussex, UK.

Inspired by strong feminine attributes, she creates classic portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements.

Her work tends towards mixed-media paintings, composed of both oil and acrylic, among others.

Ultra-smooth wooden and metal panels are the chosen "canvas" for these art pieces, adding to the mystical, humanesque-like quality of the finished portrait. With the final piece uninterrupted by brush strokes and texture, this allows the artist to add minute details and a surreal-like finish that would have otherwise been unachievable.

Francesca has a background in 3D animation and studied Software Development for Animation, Games and Effects at the NCCA at Bournemouth University. This technical background has inspired some of the more mathematical and algorithmic elements of her work, whilst simultaneously incorporating classic portraiture techniques.

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca's Art Journey

Francesca was inspired to practice art after a long battle with chronic illness.

She was left completely bed-bound for 5 years and had to rely on others for everything. After various treatments failed, she turned to alternative therapies. One alternative medical practitioner advised her to return to one of her earliest passions, art.

What started as an uphill battle due to such severe allergies that required Francesca to paint wearing both a mask and gloves, turned into a beautiful escape into a world that was completely her own. Her first piece "Philautia", from the Greek meaning self-love, started off this adventure. The idea that physically creating something beautiful would help her appreciate being trapped in a body that didn't work properly. It was this piece that cemented the revelation that Francesca wanted to practice art professionally.

Each piece is a mirror of her journey, from "Serpentina", inspired from the ideas about progression and change, to "Aeonia, inspired by the ageless themes of infinite time and total freedom.

Exhibitions / Publications / Art Groups

Exhibitions:

2021 Holy Art London - The Art of Self-Regulation

2021 Tebbs Contemporary Gallery - Dreamscapes

2022 Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton - January Blues (forthcoming)

2022 Conclave Brighton (forthcoming)

Works are also displayed In Crawley and Eastbourne Hobbycraft

Publications:

2021 All About Horsham Magazine - Interview and Work/Studio Tour

Competitions and Awards:

2021 No Name Collective Gallery - Semi-finalist for the November Challenge

Art Societies:

Francesca is a Member of Horsham Artists.

Portraiture – Serpentina – Giclée Prints available – Slinfold West Sussex Contemporary Artist Francesca Apicella

Portraiture – Serpentina – Giclée Prints available – Slinfold West Sussex Contemporary Artist Francesca Apicella

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Portraiture - Serpentina - Giclée Prints available - Slinfold West Sussex Contemporary Artist Francesca Apicella

Image Size: 18″ x 24″
Art Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Paint Pens and Holographic Pigment on Wooden Panel
Giclée Prints available. From £70 for 30cm x 40cm to £220 for 60cm x 80cm.
Bespoke Sizes available on request

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Francesca Apicella

Slinfold, West Sussex
Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Please mention the Sussex Artists website
Email: missfrancescaapicella@gmail.com
Website: francescaapicella.com
Facebook: @missfrancescapicella
Instagram: @missfrancescaapicella

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

Francesca Apicella is a self-taught artist living in West Sussex, UK.

Inspired by strong feminine attributes, she creates classic portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements.

Her work tends towards mixed-media paintings, composed of both oil and acrylic, among others.

Ultra-smooth wooden and metal panels are the chosen "canvas" for these art pieces, adding to the mystical, humanesque-like quality of the finished portrait. With the final piece uninterrupted by brush strokes and texture, this allows the artist to add minute details and a surreal-like finish that would have otherwise been unachievable.

Francesca has a background in 3D animation and studied Software Development for Animation, Games and Effects at the NCCA at Bournemouth University. This technical background has inspired some of the more mathematical and algorithmic elements of her work, whilst simultaneously incorporating classic portraiture techniques.

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca's Art Journey

Francesca was inspired to practice art after a long battle with chronic illness.

She was left completely bed-bound for 5 years and had to rely on others for everything. After various treatments failed, she turned to alternative therapies. One alternative medical practitioner advised her to return to one of her earliest passions, art.

What started as an uphill battle due to such severe allergies that required Francesca to paint wearing both a mask and gloves, turned into a beautiful escape into a world that was completely her own. Her first piece "Philautia", from the Greek meaning self-love, started off this adventure. The idea that physically creating something beautiful would help her appreciate being trapped in a body that didn't work properly. It was this piece that cemented the revelation that Francesca wanted to practice art professionally.

Each piece is a mirror of her journey, from "Serpentina", inspired from the ideas about progression and change, to "Aeonia, inspired by the ageless themes of infinite time and total freedom.

Exhibitions / Publications / Art Groups

Exhibitions:

2021 Holy Art London - The Art of Self-Regulation

2021 Tebbs Contemporary Gallery - Dreamscapes

2022 Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton - January Blues (forthcoming)

2022 Conclave Brighton (forthcoming)

Works are also displayed In Crawley and Eastbourne Hobbycraft

Publications:

2021 All About Horsham Magazine - Interview and Work/Studio Tour

Competitions and Awards:

2021 No Name Collective Gallery - Semi-finalist for the November Challenge

Art Societies:

Francesca is a Member of Horsham Artists.

Portraiture – Lunaia – Celestial, Mythological Art by Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella

Portraiture – Lunaia – Celestial, Mythological Art by Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Artist: Francesca Apicella

Portraiture - Lunaia - Celestial, Mythological Art by Slinfold West Sussex Artist Francesca Apicella

Image Size: 18″ x 24″
Art Medium: Oil, Acrylic and Hybrid Mirror Paint on Wooden Panel
Giclée Prints available. From £70 for 30cm x 40cm to £220 for 60cm x 80cm.
Bespoke Sizes available on request

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Francesca Apicella

Slinfold, West Sussex
Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Please mention the Sussex Artists website
Email: missfrancescaapicella@gmail.com
Website: francescaapicella.com
Facebook: @missfrancescapicella
Instagram: @missfrancescaapicella

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

Francesca Apicella is a self-taught artist living in West Sussex, UK.

Inspired by strong feminine attributes, she creates classic portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements.

Her work tends towards mixed-media paintings, composed of both oil and acrylic, among others.

Ultra-smooth wooden and metal panels are the chosen "canvas" for these art pieces, adding to the mystical, humanesque-like quality of the finished portrait. With the final piece uninterrupted by brush strokes and texture, this allows the artist to add minute details and a surreal-like finish that would have otherwise been unachievable.

Francesca has a background in 3D animation and studied Software Development for Animation, Games and Effects at the NCCA at Bournemouth University. This technical background has inspired some of the more mathematical and algorithmic elements of her work, whilst simultaneously incorporating classic portraiture techniques.

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca Apicella - Classic Portraiture with symbolic, geometric and natural elements

Francesca's Art Journey

Francesca was inspired to practice art after a long battle with chronic illness.

She was left completely bed-bound for 5 years and had to rely on others for everything. After various treatments failed, she turned to alternative therapies. One alternative medical practitioner advised her to return to one of her earliest passions, art.

What started as an uphill battle due to such severe allergies that required Francesca to paint wearing both a mask and gloves, turned into a beautiful escape into a world that was completely her own. Her first piece "Philautia", from the Greek meaning self-love, started off this adventure. The idea that physically creating something beautiful would help her appreciate being trapped in a body that didn't work properly. It was this piece that cemented the revelation that Francesca wanted to practice art professionally.

Each piece is a mirror of her journey, from "Serpentina", inspired from the ideas about progression and change, to "Aeonia, inspired by the ageless themes of infinite time and total freedom.

Exhibitions / Publications / Art Groups

Exhibitions:

2021 Holy Art London - The Art of Self-Regulation

2021 Tebbs Contemporary Gallery - Dreamscapes

2022 Pier Road Coffee and Art, Littlehampton - January Blues (forthcoming)

2022 Conclave Brighton (forthcoming)

Works are also displayed In Crawley and Eastbourne Hobbycraft

Publications:

2021 All About Horsham Magazine - Interview and Work/Studio Tour

Competitions and Awards:

2021 No Name Collective Gallery - Semi-finalist for the November Challenge

Art Societies:

Francesca is a Member of Horsham Artists.