Art - Still Life

We are proud to showcase the work of talented contemporary British artists at Great Fosters. 

For the first time our current exhibition includes work from three artists:-

Ana Bianchi, a Gloucestershire resident, originally trained as a designer in Paris. She later studied fine art at Chelsea, the Byam Shaw and Central St Martin’s in London.  A painter and sculptor, she has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe.  In London she has had extensive and successful solo painting exhibitions in London and in Norwich. She was a selected artist at the 2009 Discerning Eye exhibition and had a double show with Cornish artist, Caroline Delevingne, in Cork Street that same year.  Now confining her work entirely to painting, in her most recent works Ana handles the texture, colour and form with a sculpting hand, almost carving the paint on to the canvas with a layering of colour and varied brushwork. The simplicity of her still lives belie the complex formal qualities that underpin her work.

Jenny Muncaster graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988.  Her paintings possess a naïve charm and are both quirky and colourful, imbuing a sense of joie de vivre. She works in acrylics on canvas or gesso board, combining colour and technique to produce vibrant, energetic, lively paintings.  Jenny illustrates for magazines and book covers as well as producing site-specific artwork for architectural projects, hospitals, theatres, restaurants and hotels.  Jenny exhibits in galleries across the country; most recently in Stockbridge, Winchester and London.  She takes private commissions for paintings on all sorts of themes including still life, food and wine as well as landscape and architecture.

Marie Reville studied at Bradford College of Art and went on to complete a BA in Art and Design at Liverpool College of Art.  Marie lived and worked in London for 22 years and had a studio at the Old Gas Works off the Kings Road, Fulham.  A move to West Sussex in 2009 inspired new work and her continued interest in exploring colour, light and shadow. Previous subject matter was inspired by her travels to Iceland and Italy.  Marie is a painter working in oils and acrylics on both small and large canvases. Her work is in private collections in the UK, Netherlands, USA and Australia.  In recent years, Marie has exhibited at several Affordable Art Fairs.  She was shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition in both 2012 and 2014 and was selected for the Sussex Artists Award exhibition at Pallant House, Chichester in 2013.

Four years ago, Life - the Gallery's first group exhibition featured the drawings and paintings of Manchester artist, Mark Demsteader.  He rapidly became one of their top selling artists and has attracted quite a following across Surrey and far and beyond. Having already exhibited in London, New York, Belgium, Japan and Hong Kong, Life - the Gallery Amsterdam, held his Dutch Debut in 2013.

     Ana Bianchi Still Life         Jenny Muncaster         Marie Reville           

If you are interested in purchasing any art on display please contact Kerry Kelly at Life – the Gallery or call Kerry on 07774 924643.