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Ian Morris

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Ian Morris is an Illustrator based in Manchester. His sophisticated use of line, brings charm and life to his work. He is often never without a pen and paper, ready to express his endless imagination of engaging characters who all have stories to tell. Ian also has a great admiration for printing methods working with screen printing and etching techniques. Ian has worked with clients such as the Class of ’92, The Manchester Science Festival and the Lake’s International Comic Arts Festival. Ian has also recently been selected by the Association of Illustrators for the Top 15 Illustration Graduates 2017, which will feature in Varoom Magazine Issue 36.

Website: https://www.ianmorrisillustration.com/

Contact Email: ian@ianmorrisillustration.com

Stefanie Elrick / Fetterman

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Stefanie has her fingers in many pies. She’s a published author, dancer and performer who toured the world in her 20’s with the likes of Hawkwind, The Levellers, Peaches Christ and The Age of Glass and also happens to have an Alternative Wedding planning company. Stefanie has been the in-house wedding planner for Hope Mill’s neighboring theatre and event space Hope Mill Theatre since Christmas 2015. She’s also responsible for AWOL’s social media comms and Annual Open Studios marketing.

Recently she became a fully accredited celebrant through Humanists UK and can perform humanist wedding ceremonies.

Depending on what day of the week it is you will find her donning a different cap. Here are just some of the websites she’s created and maintains :

www.stefanieelrick.com // www.alternativeweddingsmcr.com // www.stefaniefettermanhumanistceremonies.com  // www.rustictrestletablehire.com 

Georgia Noble

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Georgia Noble is an internationally selling Fine Artist living and working in Manchester. She attended The Manchester School of Art and graduated in 2015, specialising in oil painting.

Since graduating, she has shown work in The Curwen Gallery’s ‘Northern Graduates’ exhibition in London and was selected by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art to appear in their 2016 ‘Invest In Art’ initiative.

In Georgia’s practice she aims to transcend the conventions of traditional landscape painting in order to present the viewer with a sense of space that, through both expressive mark making and the thin layering of oil paint, goes beyond the physical and real to evoke a sense of somewhere ‘other’.

Often through the omission of a clear structure and horizon line, she uses both suggestive and bold marks, combined with a varied palette to allude to the natural environment in attempt to capture and represent the energies and forms it possesses. Familiarities found within the paintings provide the viewer with a sense of stability and recognition with the world they are accustomed to, while the more abstract formations deliver a sense of escapism.

It is her aim that the work provokes questions of the metaphysical and hints at the sublime, challenging preconceptions of our existence within nature and addressing our inferiority and mortality in relation to it.

The paintings themselves are made in response to her own experiences and relationship with the natural environment and, painting impulsively, she lets this be the source that she works from and builds her compositions through methods of abstraction to create a final image that is free from formal structure and is open to interpretation.

www.georgianoble.com

www.saatchiart.com/georgianoble

g.a.noble@hotmail.com

Instagram: ____gee

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