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Courty

Courty was born in the market town of Romford, Essex to a working class family.

Since 1987 Courty has dedicated his life to the art of tubular glassblowing and the study of neon lights. A respected and well known English craftsmen of the 100-year-old art of glassblowing neon tube lights, Courty is consistently exploring and pushing the boundaries of handmade neon light use in the world of art & sculpture from his East London based studio.

Not a classically trained artist, Courty has chosen to work from industry ground level and has spent a lifetime working hands on with creative minds from around the world in the art & design arena, turning ideas and visions into 'illumination reality' on a spectacular level. With his experience, knowledge and technical expertise combined with his own personal creativity Courty produces unique, exclusive, limited edition neon artworks that culminate into a beautifully crafted light art piece that aims to draw you in and explore its many properties.

With almost three decades spent illuminating his beloved city of London and to have worked on international film sets and backdrops for TV and theatre it is likely that your eyes may have met and unknowingly been enlightened with his work before. Courty has also been privileged to have worked with some of the most famous names in the world. He has glass blown and fabricated neon art pieces that now form part of collections of world leaders, stars, the rich & famous as well as having made neon artworks that have been exhibited in some of the most prestigious galleries and art institutions in the UK. Courty is also extremely proud of the fact that only himself and a few other artists in the UK can truly claim to be the creator of his particular medium; 'Neon Art'.

Courty describes his neon artworks as an exploration of light, colour and the written word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4u3BRflsdM

JJ Adams

The son of a Baptist preacher, JJ Adams emigrated as a child from Plymouth in the UK to Cape Town in South Africa in the early eighties. Adams spent much of his youth around the studio of South African contemporary landscape artist Derric van Rensburg, where he discovered his love of bright colour and graphic art. JJ Adams studied graphic design at Cape College whilst working as an apprentice in `Wildfire Tattoos` a busy tattoo studio in central Cape Town. He returned to the UK in 1998 where he furthered his study in commercial printing at the Plymouth College of Art and Design. He has worked as a freelance graphic designer and sign maker before finally breaking into fine art. JJ Adams uses a range of mixed media in his work from spray paint to hand painting acrylics, screen printing and digital matte painting as well as photography.

JJ is recognised as one of the UK’s most collectable artists. Adams uses a range of new and mixed media in his work which varies from spray paint, and hand painting acrylics to screen printing, collage and digital matte painting.

https://youtu.be/ORcHsyRer8k?list=PL74PD2KK5FP3FYSzoTdfc5me-KKbfAb_D

Paul Oz

Paul Oz is one of the seminal names within British art. Having built an extensive collector base internationally that includes the likes of Jenson Button, Sir Alex Ferguson, Wretch32 and Theo Paphitis, the ever renowned Oz has in the past decade become one of the nation’s most collectable and exclusive artists.

The versatile Midlands based painter and sculptor has rightfully earned his place at the top table of commercial art with his portraits and sculptures instantly recognisable due to their ‘explosive’ nature, something Paul Oz is credited as the premier worldwide artist of his kind.

With such an impressive body of work and a global fanbase it is unsurprising that Paul’s portfolio attracted the support and collaboration of some of the world’s most successful brands leading to Oz working alongside the likes of Red Bull, Selfridges and Pirelli.

Solo shows in London, Monaco, Singapore and Mexico City have courted considerable media interest and firmly established Paul’s already growing reputation, which lead to a desire to use his new found success for charitable purposes. Paul is incredibly proud to use his name as a patron of ‘It’s In The Bag’, one of the UK’s most important testicular cancer awareness charities, alongside fantastic work with Great Ormond Street Hospital amongst others.

Oz has created work for the likes of Sir Bradley Wiggins, Jenson Button and Muhammad Ali on a commission basis – as well as the families of Ayton Senna, James Hunt and Bruce Lee - Paul’s undeniable allure, captivation and ability to enthral his audiences have long been a source of great admiration.

Alice Tenant

My painting is as much about colour and texture as it is about form. The starting point of a picture is just that- a moment when anything is possible. Even if I begin with a specific idea of what I want to achieve, the painting begins to take shape and grow, almost as if it has a life of its own. All I have to do is listen, and watch, carefully, to see where it wants to go, who it’s going to be. Just like children, my paintings take time, attention and care to establish themselves. Some are a pleasure to bring into being, where as others are more wayward and demanding. At the end of the process, I hope I have created something that others will enjoy, as much as I have enjoyed making it.

I began to draw and paint as a youngster, encouraged by an inspirational teacher at secondary school. I planned to go to art school, before life events over took that ambition. However, after selling my first work at the age of eighteen I decided to pursue my interest in painting and although untrained, I have made my living from my work ever since.

I grew up on a farm. The landscape, the sea, plants and flowers have all informed my work. There is a special quality to a land that is surrounded on three sides by the sea. The rugged weather worn hills, cliffs and beaches are a constant source of inspiration, as are the small ports and harbours that dot the coast. Walking provides the best way to view the landscape and I never tire of rambling or striking out along the wonderful coast path. I will often take the impressions from these walks as a starting point for a picture, making sketches, notes on colour and atmosphere to use as a basis for a painting that I work on in my studio. My garden provides a different source of interest for my paintings, the chance to study a growing plant in detail and freely indulge my love of colour.

Henriette van der Does

Henriette van der Does has come a long way from starting out as a student in French literature to becoming an artist in her own right around 12 years ago. Her work is strongly influenced by her ample life drawing classes and inspired by many different tutors in various cultural settings. Human figure, movement, emotion are predominant themes in her work, line and colour are added for personal style.

She has been teaching art with great pleasure to adults and children in a private setting as well as school settings during the past 9 years. She also organises workshops during holidays times. Please do not hesitate to contact her for more information.

Henriette expresses herself in sculpture and 2D work in various media. She is welcoming commissions too.

In the Summer of 2013 she qualified as an Art Psychotherapist.

Henriette regularly exhibits her work in various venues throughout the UK, and you are free to visit her studio by appointment throughout the year.

https://www.hvanderdoes.co.uk/