Glass has been a popular medium with artists for centuries and has long been used in pieces for personal adornment. In fact the Egyptians were particularly keen on combining gold with coloured glass and gemstones, and it is renowned for offering a myriad of colours and tonal effects which help to make each piece unique.
The original idea for the canal was put forward by businessmen in and around Chesterfield. They wanted to find a more reliable and efficient way of moving their produce to other markets. Chief amongst these were heavy goods like lead, from the Peak District mines, and coal from Staveley and Killamarsh. By far the best way to carry such goods was by river, but the nearest port was Bawtry on the River Idle, over 30 miles away.
Over the course of history, the way artists have painted—and the mediums they use—has evolved. New technology and changing tastes mean that the paints used have inevitably continued to diversify. For artist Susan Isaac, her loose figurative style with bold use of colour and application of texture are the product of several mediums, but always with oil at the heart of her work.
Modern and contemporary art from the celebrated Jerwood Collection will be making its way to The Harley Gallery on Nottinghamshire’s rural Welbeck estate for an exclusive exhibition to open at the end of March.
Julian continuously develops new ways to perceive the world through his artworks. He celebrates shape and colour, which he uses to influence the viewers’ perception of their surroundings, skillfully transforming and reimaging architecture into eye-catching compositions.