Shane Drinkwater is a contemporary artist, who studied Fine Arts in Hobart, Tasmania and Sydney. He completed a fellowship in Paris and spent 6 years working in France. Presently he lives and works on the Gold Coast. He uses a system of lines, dashes, numbers, and circles that reads as a mysterious coded system. In his own words he writes:
“Painting is something I’ve always needed to do and I’m enjoying it more and more: it’s the joy of putting colour, shape and gesture on a surface. I’m interested in the “making”!
“I delve into the act of painting with a minimum repertoire of visual elements aiming for a maximum visual intensity. Ideas and images appear through the making of the work, language becomes unnecessary, I let the work speak for me.”
The artist can be followed on his website, Facebook and Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Shane Drinkwater.
Georgina Warne creates animals and birds, handmade in stoneware or porcelain. She is a ceramicist and printmaker and often combines both practices as well as hand painting directly on to the clay. She draws her inspiration not only from the British countryside but from folk art, folk songs and poetry as well. On her website the UK-based artist states that she is “drawn by details, qualities and subtle colors”.
More of her work can be viewed here on her website.
Images: Courtesy of Georgina Warne.
Ian Davenport is an English abstract painter using bright colors as a pivotal part of his work. He studied art at Northwich College of Art and Design and at Goldsmith College. Using high gloss paint the artist pours paint onto a tilted surface and lets gravity spread the paint over the surface. He has experimented with different application methods to create his art. On an article in the Guardian he says this about his paintings:
“Lots of different things inform my choice of colours. Sometimes it’s purely intuitive, putting colours together and seeing how they look. At other times I might lift a palette from an old painting, or, as I recently did, from the opening sequence of The Simpsons.”
“I feel like I have discovered a language that I can now play around with. I never set out to create this style of work though. And that’s the great thing about art – you’re never too sure where you’re going to end up. It really is a personal journey.”
More of his work can be viewed on his website and on Instagram.
Images: Courtesy of Ian Davenport.