Lucy Harris combines textile design and print to create her bold and bright designs. Mostly depicting people and natural subjects, Lucy draws inspiration from the world around her; appreciating the simple shapes and intricate details found in nature. Lucy shares her creative process with us and how it feels to see her designs as wallpaper in a room or on upholstered furniture.
Sophie Derrick pushes the boundaries of traditional figurative art by becoming the canvas of her own self-portraits. Sophie applies layers of paint as a form of transcendence from herself; becoming something ‘other’ – free from societal labels and roles. Using a variety of mediums such as painting, photography and installation, she pushes herself out to explore a ‘self-less’ state.
Abi Whitlock asks us to immerse ourselves and escape to calmer waters in her photorealist paintings. For Abi, water offers a place of seclusion, silence and serenity; allowing her thoughts to rise to the surface as she floats weightlessly. From observing the relationship between light and water, she is able to capture psychedelic patterns and colours through paint; enhancing the idea of a distorted reality.
Artist Jake Andrew Nason shares what it feels like to see and experience music as colour through sound-colour synaesthesia or more specifically Chromesthesia. He creates his vibrant paintings by capturing the emotion, feeling and colour behind a particular piece of music. With his paintings and large scale projection and sound installations he intends to draw attention to synaesthesia and neuro-diversity and explore the relationship we have with colour and sound; getting audiences to think about sensory perception.
Charlotte Keates invites us to step into her detailed, idyllic interiors and calming architectural scenes. Here, the viewer can choose to occupy the space themselves, from the inside looking out or from the outside looking in – like a scene in a movie. Charlotte’s work is inspired by travels around the world, and seeks to explore the ergonomics of a space and how humans act and react to architectural spaces –making you want to jump in, explore and relax.