Born in 1966, Luke studied Fine Art in the 1980s and while others faithfully chanted the Conceptual mantra of the time, Luke perfected his drawing skills and drew inspiration from the early 20th century French painters - particularly Henri Matisse and Picasso.
His recent move to a quiet village near Rye in East Sussex has afforded the space and time needed to develop his practice - each painting is drawn or indeed wrenched from the bottom of his boots. Whether on a large or small scale every work has an immediacy and punch that is truly inspiring.
We think Luke Hannam is a rare talent and are thrilled to present his work.
Ian’s inspiration is from an accumulation of images from memories, drawings and photographs gathered from travels and observations. He aims to use these images in paintings to express a sense of mystery. The anonymous figures in the paintings have a universality and over the years have become like dramatic characters in a performance. He originally used them in ceramics but over time developed them into paintings. Today, Ian tends to work in both disciplines.
‘‘The paintings are done in oils on gesso board. I begin with a detailed tonal pencil drawing, followed by a thin monochrome painting over which the oil paint is subsequently applied. They are finished by applying thin coloured glazes, effects building gradually towards the finished works. The ceramics are either thrown on the wheel or hand built using a white earthenware clay fired to 1120 degrees centigrade, then painted using metal oxides and underglaze colours and finally glazed with a low solubility transparent glaze fired at 1060 degrees centigrade.
Working between the two mediums has been very productive for my work with one complementing and contrasting with the other: the imagery for the ceramics is much more stylised in order to enhance the form of each piece.
My current work reflects the direction my work has taken in the last year.’’
Ian McWhinnie was born in Glasgow in 1952 and studied Drawing and Painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1970-74.
He then became an art teacher in Glasgow Secondary Schools, specialising in ceramics 1975-2002.
2002 onwards he worked as a full time painter and ceramicist.
2004 Morton Fraser Award from Visual Arts Scotland 2004.
Prizewinner at the Paisley Institute for Fine Art.
Ian has works in private collections in USA, Australia, France, Spain and Argentina.
Over the years Ian has exhibited widely in the the UK and enjoys a close association with Robin and Kirsty at Cameron Contemporary Art.
May 2019 Festival Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
March 2019 Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Cameron Contemporary Art
Dec 2018 Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
May 2018 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
March 2018 Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Cameron Contemporary Art
Dec 2017 Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
Sept 2017 Affordable Art Fair Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
May 2017 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead with Cameron Contemporary Art
March 2017 Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Cameron Contemporary Art
Dec 2016 Winter Show at Cameron Contemporary Art
Sept 2016 Affordable Art Fair Bristol with Cameron Contemporary Art
Feb 2016 Under 500 Show at Cameron Contemporary Art