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Demure Ballerina – Alessandra Ferri

Demure Ballerina – Alessandra Ferri

Fine art original figurative ballerina dance oil painting of Alessandra Ferri on a 102cm x 76cm stretched cotton canvas, created using a knife, as is my technique. – See my ARTIST’S STATEMENT for details how. There’s a very high level of fine detail in this carefully composed, contemporary but photo-realistic painting. Alessandra is simply beautiful. It’s a classical Giselle composition, full of grace, softness, passion, drama and emotion. She’s so graceful, relaxed and yet alluring. Order the original today for only £2,575 delivered free to your home via DHL, framed and ready to hang.

I do hope you like her and feel free to share with others…

Demure Ballerina – Alessandra Ferri. Produced in cooperation with Getty.

 

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Leap Into The Unknown

Leap Into The Unknown

Award willing fine art original figurative dance oil painting on a stretched 61cm x 91cm cotton canvas created using a knife – See my ARTIST’S STATEMENT for details how. The original has long since sold, but prints are still available. Take her home today! THE perfectly defined artwork for this COVID-19 situation and how we will all recover as the lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted. We’ve all taken a leap into the unknown on several occasions (I’ve taken a few huge ones!) and this is just another…

I do hope you like her and feel free to share with others…

This beautiful original has SOLD, but you can but a superb, high quality print delivered free to your door:

Buy an Art Print  Buy a Ltd Edition Print  Buy a Resin Print  Buy Greeting Cards

Or an alternative original:

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Feel free to CONTACT me to discuss.

OTHER MERCHANDISE may be purchased through affiliate companies.

See IMAGE USE for details of how to obtain my permission to use my artwork images.

My FACEBOOK PAGE also contains more information about my artwork.

I’ve recently started listening to the highly recommended Art Juice podcasts with Louise Fletcher and Alice Sheridan and this particular episode #4 is perfectly defined by my painting: Making Big Leaps – in art and life

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Fine Art Event Night – The Two Poplars in Wokingham – Friday 27 March

WE REGRET TO INFORM THAT THIS EVENT NIGHT IS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE… 🙁

My next Fine Art Event Night will be in The Two Poplars on the Finchampstead Road in Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2NU from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 27 March 2020. It’s my local pub and a superb event location! If you are in the area, make a reservation, experience all the ‘thrills and spills’ of painting using a knife and create a beautiful painting to take home in a relaxed atmosphere of:

  • Fun – Thoroughly enjoyable and sociable.
  • Art – Creative, educational, informative and colourful.
  • Bubbles – Refreshments to lubricate the process.

The painting theme will be Back to Black – A Portrait of Amy and I promise you that buttering toast will never be the same again!

By prior reservation only please. For more information: Fine Art Event Nights

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FAB Event Night – Back to Black – Painting Amy

Art Event – Back to Black – Portrait of Amy

Art Event – Back to Black – Portrait of Amy

Location: The Two Poplars, Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2NU – All FAB art events are postponed until further notice
Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Price: £30

Back to Black – Amy Winehouse


Art Event – Life’s a Beach

Art Event – Life’s a Beach

Next Event: All FAB art events are postponed until further notice
Location:
Date:
Duration: 3 hours
Time: 18.00 – 21.00
Price: £30

Life’s a Beach – Idyllic Beach Scene
Previous events on this theme:
  1. Corporate Event held in Corn Stores – Reading
  2. Private Event held in Corn Stores – Reading
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Fine Art Event Night – The Two Poplars in Wokingham – Friday 7 February

My next Fine Art Event Night will be in The Two Poplars on the Finchampstead Road in Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2NU from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 7 February 2020. It’s my local pub and a superb event location! If you are in the area, make a reservation, experience all the ‘thrills and spills’ of painting using a knife and create a beautiful painting to take home in a relaxed atmosphere of:

  • Fun – Thoroughly enjoyable and sociable.
  • Art – Creative, educational, informative and colourful.
  • Bubbles – Refreshments to lubricate the process.

The painting theme will be Life’s a Beach and I promise you that buttering toast will never be the same again!

By prior reservation only please. For more information: Fine Art Event Nights

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Fine Art Event Nights

Fine Art Event Nights – An Introduction to Knife Painting

A series of creative practical live workshop classes using acrylic paints where I give a live demonstration, explaining the process along the way, in detail, step by step, and provide individual support to attendees. All conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with refreshments available. Select an image for details of upcoming events and to purchase a ticket:

Life’s a Beach
All FAB art events are postponed until further notice
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Amy – Back to Black
All FAB art events are postponed until further notice
Select image for full details and to make a reservation

Details of the Event:

The basics, starting with knife control techniques, followed by the creation of a painting on a 30cm x 40cm stretched canvas using these techniques by all attendees.
Prior experience in any form of painting is not necessary and all ages are welcome.
Experience the ‘thrills and spills’ of painting using a knife and feel that rich, creamy texture of paint as you create a painting on canvas to take home. Buttering toast will simply never be the same again! That’s a promise…
All required high quality art materials and aprons will be provided and these events will be conducted around a theme of:

  • Fun – Thoroughly enjoyable and sociable
  • Art – Creative, educational, informative and colourful
  • Bubbles – Refreshments to lubricate the process

Agenda (180 minutes total):

Background – The basic essentials before we start the actual painting (15 minutes):

  1. A brief introduction to myself, my art practice and 17 years of professional art experience, 14 years using a knife
  2. Why knife painting? – The advantages and disadvantages
  3. Types of knives available and the ones we will use
  4. The techniques of this ‘basics’ class
  5. How to apply paint with a knife – Demonstration / Workshop
    • How to hold the knife
    • How to apply paint to the palette for each knife and texture desired
    • How to collect the paint on the knife for each level of detail and texture
    • How to apply paint for each texture and effect
  6. How to transfer reference images to the canvas for each level of accuracy desired and the various methods practiced

Painting Creation – Demonstration / Workshop (160 minutes)

  1. Creation of the background – Knife painting practice session
  2. Creation of the image outline
  3. Creation of the main image, stage by stage

Conclusion (5 minutes)

  1. Q&A
  2. Event Feedback Form
  3. Upcoming Events

All Fine Art Event Nights are available as Corporate (Team Building) Events, to companies, organisations and groups, either within their facility or an external venue that I am able to arrange if required.

I have 17 years of professional art experience and several decades of experience in delivering training presentations and workshops to attendees of all levels of experience and age. I so enjoy sharing my art experience and capabilities with anyone who will benefit.

See details of previous events here:

  1. Corporate Event held in Corn Stores – Reading
  2. Private Event held in Corn Stores – Reading

Further details will also be posted on my Facebook Page.

Sponsorship opportunities are welcomed and Loxley are our current sponsor.

 

About

About the Artist – Richard Young

About the Artist – Richard Young

Although I was a prolific artist as a child and won my first art competition aged just 11, I never thought I would be where I am today. It’s been quite a journey!

Welcome into my World.

Biography:

I am a self-taught, full time professional Artist, born in Yorkshire, in 1961, and now based in Wokingham, Berkshire, UK where I have my office and studio.

Though I have always had a flair for art, I graduated in engineering in 1983 and with a passion to travel, I initially pursued a career as an engineering and design consultant, holding various managerial roles with international design consulting companies, residing primarily in the Middle East. Nevertheless, an artisan at heart, I returned to Commercial Art in 2003, initially as a semi-professional artist.

My engineering and project management background has certainly helped me in the technical, administrative and organisational aspects of my art practice and there is also a noticeable influence in my composition and creativity.

Here’s my full ART BIO

Artist’s Statement:

I have extensively developed my own personal style and technique throughout my career and I create all oil paintings entirely using a knife, often in a limited colour palette and mixing only on the canvas.

I define my artwork style as being contemporary realism and the technique I employ is a form of segmented alla prima, completed in three wet on wet layers during each painting session: The dark shadows and undertones, the mid tones and then the highlights and light glaze effects. For compositions having a high chiaroscuro effect, I complete the underpainting layer in a lean black paint allowing the sweeping knife application textures to remain and effect the main subject in the second layer which transition into the deep shadows in a drybrush technique by scaping back.

My figurative compositions are influenced and inspired by the realism and romanticism of my favourite post renaissance classical Masters and their timeless, romantic masterpieces. William Bouguereau in particular. They predominantly entail high contrast, dramatic lighting and shading, as I simply adore light and am fascinated with its arguably undue influence on any subject. With the subjects, I aim to capture a carefully composed aloof anonymity in a moody atmosphere with the drama, passion and emotion in a frozen realism, rather than characteristic individual representation of a traditional portrait.

General

I am often asked “why dancers?”, or what’s the theme to your artwork and it’s simple. The theme is PASSION… The dancers, musicians, figurative and even the wildlife artwork share one commonality. PASSION. I have a tremendous passion for everything I do and my artwork in particular. I therefore make every possible effort to capture the passion in the subjects I paint.

I am also extremely analytical and self critique each painting upon completion in a systematic manner, as anyone who has attended an unveiling session in my home and studio will know.

Hey – But tell me what you think!

I’ve kept this profile / biography quite brief, which should be read in conjunction with the frequently asked questions on the FAQ page. However, if you need to know more information about myself, don’t hesitate to CONTACT me.

I am a member of the DESIGN AND ARTISTS COPYRIGHT SOCIETY (DACS).

In addition and as a minimum, I adhere fully to the requirements of The Consumer Contracts Regulations and Consumer Rights Act.

Meanwhile, my artwork is proudly displayed in galleries, corporate offices, hotels and the residences of private collectors worldwide…

PS: I am a foodie, I love fine wines, travel, culture, photography, cinema and I have a serious sense of humour!

“The practice of art isn’t to make a living. It’s to make your soul grow.” – Kurt Vonnegut

And in the words of Shakespeare himself: “The excellence of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeables evaporate, from their being in their close relationship with beauty and truth.” As for me, I just love the smell of oil paint in the morning…


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