Kirsty Mackay - With a degree in Fine Art / Printmaking Kirsty views herself primarily as a maker. She uses the process of painting to build shape and form but also allowing for the calculated element of chance spontaneity and flux. This results in a wealth of colour and pattern which although chaotic and consuming offers a new quiet discourse. Kirsty is influenced by Eva Hesse who obsessively worked with ephemeral materials hoping to find perfection and Georgia O`Keffe who painted the natural world encouraging meditative contemplation.
Russell Hatton - Russell's work derives from an intensity of colours exploding onto aluminium surfaces. Within the work a language screams dialogue that expresses the artists' innovative analysis of Contemporary Art. Using state-of-the-art materials including pearlescent, xyrallic and candy paints; the paints are applied using commercial spray guns within a 30ft x 15ft low bake oven and throughout the process the work is lacquered and polished for a sumptuous finish.
Megan Hatton - Megan creates her abstract landscapes with acrylic paint on canvas in an application that creates texture and depth. This is achieved through a long process of applying the paint to the canvas in a deliberate way to build up the texture. Colours are then added within the layers to achieve the required depth. The images below will give you a flavour of the work from our featured artists but we will be adding more as it comes off their easels and also saving a few pieces to be revealed on the opening night.