We are pleased to announce that Eagle Gallery artist Martyn Burdon has been nominated for an award.His pencil drawing "Mark Gatiss" has been chosen by ‘Artists & Illustrators Magazine’ for their ‘2019 Artists of the Year’ exhibition to be held at the Mall Galleries at the end of February.
If you would like to vote for Martyn's picture in the "reader's choice award", please click on the logo image below.
“I’m fired by the challenges of working from life. This informs all my art.”
This exhibition features works in oils, pastels, ink and watercolours that have all been made with the person there, in front of the artist. Some are portraits that show direct connection with the sitter and include significant objects that are meaningful to them, giving vital clues to their personality. Others are characters re-imagined from fairy tales, folklore and Shakespeare. Also included are nude figure studies from life.
The exhibition runs from 2nd – 9th March at the Eagle Gallery, Mon-Sat, 10 –5.30pm.
“Meet the Artist”: Sat 2nd March 10.00 – 5.30pm.
“Making a portrait from life reveals much more to me than a photograph. A photograph freezes the fraction of a second and flattens perspective. When looking at each other we are constantly moving and our eyes take in many thousands of tiny shifts of view, allowing our brains to process lots of visual information to help shape our perception of the person we’re observing.” ©Joanna Stone