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Alison Cotterall

Based In the UK, I come from a family of painters and photographers, now 5 generations, who can also be found on here.
My art work is largely based on sample Textiles and Ceramic Glazes, which I studied whilst at college. exploring patterns found in nature, rocks, minerals, flora & fauna, sunsets and cloud formations I Use natural products to make many of the pigments I use. 
For a number of years i was an early years practitioner, encouraging Pre-school children to express themselves through music, movement and art. I am especially interested in a childs' communicative development with 'mark making'and how they express themselves through colour and form and how different mediums react with each other, how they can change overtime especially given different environmental influences, heat light moisture, for example. layering the paint to create depth and texture seeing the paint crack and split revealing sub layers. Again, this is something I have been exploring in my own creative process.
My hope is to engage move intrigue and inspire my viewer. Many of the pieces reflect the music I was listening to (LOUD!) whilst in the studio or a lyric that just stuck in my head.
I love working with colour, mixing materials, to create texture, and am often torn between manipulating and 'lets see what happens when...'

Prints are printed to order on Fineart Paper

Original artwork available Price on application

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Michael Daks

Michael Daks is an English photographer & director currently based in Paris after a 15 year stint in NYC. He has worked for over 25 years as a fashion and portrait photographer in London, Paris, Milan, and New York, with clients including The New York Times Magazine, Untitled magazine, The Tatler, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, SELF, Esquire, VIBE, The Source, XXL, The Observer magazine, The Independent magazine, Blender, Rolling Stone, Sportswear International, FHM, Maxim, TV GUIDE (USA/Germany), LEVI’S, SONY/BMG/RCA, MTV, Van Heusen, BELSTAFF, Energie jeans and GAP.

The cover image of his first book ‘JUST GOOD FRIENDS’ (photographs of his friends naked) was featured in the Sunday Times Magazine ‘best of world photography’ section. He is currently working on ‘IN HINDSIGHT - A personal landscape’ : A retrospective of his landscape photography from 1979-2012.

His work has been exhibited internationally, most notably at the ‘EUROP - ART SANS FRONTIERES’ exhibition in PARIS in 1992, THE MILK GALLERY in NYC in 2005, and the London show DEBUT at PROUD Gallery in 2010. Recently, he has turned his attention to directing fashion films, Music Videos, and Commercials. His video installation ‘TARA DANCING’ was showcased in Paris as part of the XXXX magazine exhibition at the VISIONAIRES Gallery, and his movie 'WISH YOU WERE HERE' was shown at the SOIREE AU LOUVRE benefit for the LOUVRE MUSEUM in PARIS

His film 'GIRL FRIDAY' was shown at the BIG SCREEN PLAZA in mid town Manhattan and during the Cannes Film Festival. His portraits of Dennis Potter and Kenneth Branagh are in the National Portrait Gallery permanent collection and his work for BLITZ magazine was recently published in "As seen in BLITZ magazine" by Iain R Webb (April 2013).

He is also a Professor of Photography at Paris College of Art (formally Parsons Paris).

Further examples of Michaels work can be found on www.michealdaks.com

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Susan Washington

For ten years, Susan has been inspired by color and paint, texture and application. Once a year faithfully, putting together a canvas and “playing” with the paint on the canvas, only to be stored in a basement until the urge hits, usually the following year, to create again.

Encouraged by a talented expert sculptor and gallery owner, she was persuaded to show one of her paintings in a group show.  That first painting, Kaisan, sold shortly thereafter.  When the couple who purchased it spoke to Susan and said in essence she captured four years of their life in Japan, Susan was convinced it was time to come out of the basement and share her joy with others. Susan is inspired by Japanese culture, having been raised surrounded by Japanese family friends while living in New York.  Her dad was an artist as well as her Japanese Godmother, Kaisan who at a young age showed Susan how to draw and create.   

Her British artist husband, Stephen, has shared his skill and knowledge and continues to inspire and creatively support Susan in her artistic journey. Susan plans to attend college in Fall of 2013 to pursue a Degree in Fine Art and to build her “toolbox.”

There is a strong narrative running through Susan Washington's work that references her long involvement with collage, textiles, fashion and art.

She comes from a family of artists and by age 5 Susan was tutored in the art of origami and sumi ink drawing by her Japanese godmother as well as water colors from her father. She spent her teens deconstructing dressmaking as a punk fashionista.  Washington then went to work in the NYC fashion industry for 15 years until relocating to the Poconos where she commuted into DUMBO Brooklyn, working for an art publishing company.

After several years she decided to pursue her own love of the arts and creating and began working towards her degree in fine art after which she traveled to London where she spent her time working under the guidance of artist/photographer Stephen Washington. They fell in love, married and both relocated to the States where they have a studio together in the Pocono Mountains.

Susan has continued to push her own boundaries, re-inventing her own work with each piece and carrying something new to the next, unafraid of exploring while continuing to keep a cohesive thread, recognizably her own.

Susan work is now collected internationally and she is represented by galleries in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC and the UK.  A piece from Susans' 'deconstructed' collection can be seen in the 2018 Diane Keaton Film 'The Book club'

  Further examples of Susans' work can also be found on susanwashingtonfineart.com www.samsung.co.uk The Frame / NitroGallery.com

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Stephen Washington

British born photographer, Stephen Washington, originally trained as a painter at Southport College of Art and Hull College of Art and then worked as a graphic designer and commercial photographer between 1982 and 1999 before relocating to the USA.

He now lives in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania with painter Susan Molina-Washington.

 Further examples of Stephens work can also be found on

stephenwashingtonfineart.com & Nitro Gallery.com

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John Robottom

John is a British trained photographer born in Birmingham and now living in North West England. He has traveled throughout Britain specialising in seascapes and landscapes favouring especially the wilder parts of Northern England.

 He is active in  the international Transition Movement in Southport and Formby aiming to conserve energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop the local economy. His spare time is filled by rock climbing, fell walking and long distance backpacking.

John has been commissioned to celebrate the literary heritage of the English Lake District. Among the poets, painters and writers are William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Percy Shelly, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Beatrix Potter and Robert Southey.

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The.Ransomed.Collective

Theartfamilyprints have got together with especially invited artists to bring a fresh look to the online art scene. The artists featured are a mix of professional, semi professional and enthusiastic amateurs, with a variety of experience, disciplines, styles and subject matter. It has always been our desire to encourage and promote new talent wherever we find it, and give the artist a platform to display their work.

We have been working with local Schools Colleges and Clubs offering exhibition space alongside our own featured artists. We were especially delighted to be asked to coordinate a photographic exhibition for SeftonCVS, celebrating 40 years of voluntary service in Sefton,UK. Several local photographers took time out of their busy schedules to freely give of their time and talent to promote this vital service.  More recently we have been involved mentoring vunerable young people to help them express themselves creatively in a positive supportive environment.

All the prints are taken from original artwork and are printed onto Fineart paper. The Individual artists can be contacted through the website, we welcome all enquiries and accept Commissions.

 

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