Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea School of Art’

Artist of the moment…….Emily Young



Emily Young is a British sculptor renown for her work with the female face and figure. Emily Young was born in London, England in the year 1951. Her family line includes famous actors, writers, and politicians.

Young attended many higher institutions to study art including the Chelsea School of Art and the Saint Martin School of Art. She also studied in America with the sculptor Robert White.

Young worked as a graphics designer in the 1970s and 1980s designing record album covers.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a wonderful montage of works by Emily Young:

Young has a wonderful style that blends the curves and forms of nature with that of humans.


Artist of the moment………..Elisabeth Frink


Dame Elisabeth Frink was a wonderful British artist renown for her sculptures. Elisabeth Frink was born in Thurlow, Suffock, England  in the year 1930. Frink enjoyed carving horses in addition to the human figure.

Frink attended what is now called the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, England. The artist also attended the Chelsea School of Art.

The artist often worked with the male nude as her muse. Frink tried to emphasize the masculine qualities of strength and aggression.

Elisabeth Frink passed away from cancer complications in 1993 at the age of 62 years old.

Below a work titled ” Walking Madonna”:

Frink was also a prolific printmaker.

England issued a stamp in 1996 celebrating the achievements of Elisabeth Frink.

Below a short clip on the artist and some words about her from her son:

Price range information: Lithographs, etchings, and drawings range from $5,000 to $30,000. Bronzes range from $40,000 to $700,000. 

What I enjoy most about Frink’s work is her attention and development of her drawing and printmaking skills in addition to her sculpture works. She continued to experiment and grow in multiple mediums as she grew older.


Artist of the moment………Keith Coventry


Keith Coventry is a British artist renown or his abstract works. Keith Coventry was born in Burnley, England in the year 1958.

Coventry attended the Chelsea School of Art located in London, England. He also attended Brighton Polytech.

The artist is a past winner of the John Moore prize and received $25,000. This award is given every two years to the best contemporary painting. In this awesome clip we view the artist right after winning this prestigious award:

Here Coventry goes into further detail on a very popular series of prints he made of crack pipes:

Coventry is part of many prominent collections including the Tate Museum of London, England and the Museum of Modern Art located in New York City.

The artist says his work is a combination of art history and social issues.

price range information: The artist works mainly in oils with prices range from $10,000 to $80,000. He has done a few print editions, but on a small scale with not enough pricing available to form a schedule.

I enjoy the minimalist and abstract qualities found in Coventry’s art. I am sure Piet Mondrian is smiling when he sees the work of this modern artist!






Artist of the moment…….Edward Burra



Edward Burra was a wonderful British painter who  is often overlooked. Burra is renown for his paintings of very expressive figures. Edward Burra was born in East  Sussex, England in the year 1905. The artist was a painter and draftsman in what I would classify as Social Realism. Though he is British, Burra is perhaps best known for his paintings of the African American Experience in Harlem, New York.

Burra was well schooled attending both the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art.

Burra declined membership in the prestigious Royal Academy of Art.

Edward Burra served as an inspirational artist to previous post Beryl Cook. You can see both paint the figure in a similar manner.

In this clip a brief bio and works by Edward Burra. Burra’s art starts at 1:42 . I think he captures the essence of the 1920s with his renderings of ladies dancing (the Charleston?)

Edward Burra passed away in 1976.

price range information: Works can reach as high $2 million at auction. Watercolor and pencil works start at $20,000.





Artist of the moment….Neal Tait

Neal Tait is a British artist who paints the figure and landscapes in a very modern style. Neal Tait was born in Edinburugh in the year 1965.
For his artistic education Neal Tait attended the Chelsea School of Art and finished his studies at the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

For his source material uses photographs and images from mass media.

Tait is based out of London, England.

In this clip a brief interview with Neal Tait:

In this clip the artist paints in watercolor:

Price range information: Sorry none available.


Artist of the moment….James Nares

James Nares is a fantastic British painter born in London, England in the year 1953. When you think of his work “time capule” should jump into your head. Nares tries to capture the EXACT moment an object was created.  Nares uses a variety of unique materials such as thermoplastic on linen or iridescent pigment and wax on linen.  Nares most renown works show the trail of a paintbrush dipped in one tone and drug across the canvas.

In this clip we visit a gallery show given in 2009.

For his artistic education Nares attended the Chelsea School of Art located in London, England. Nares also attended the School of Visual Arts located in New York City.

Currently lives and works out of New York City after moving here in 1974.

James Nares has also made some movies and was part of the New York underground film scene in the 1970s.

price range information: Works range from $5,000 to $60,000.  This was for original works, unable to find prints available.

In this lovely clip we visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and stroll down the streets of the big Apple. A wonderful installation work!

And a link to the artist’s own website. Very informative and many films and photography works to check out:

What an artist! So diverse in many mediums and always looking to create something different and new and capture it on linen!


Artist of the moment……Peter Doig….

Peter Doig hails from Scotland. Doig was born in 1959 in the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. At one point he had a painting titled “White Canoe” that sold for more than eleven million dollars. At the time it was a record for a living European artist.

He was already familiar with Trinidad as his father worked for a trading company and the family was moved to Trinidad for the first time when the artist was only three years old. The family also lived in Canada during his childhood years.

When he was twenty years old Doig took off for London, England to start his collegiate studies. Doig attended the Wimbledon School of Art, St. Martin’s School of Art, before receiving his bachelors degree in Art from the Chelsea School of Art.

Whilst in college he befriended another artist who has a very similar style and sometimes similar painting technique, Billy Childish. Both are creative about using color and their works are prepared with mixed media such as this one which was done with charcoal and oils on linen. Here i s  fantastic example of Billy Childish’s style of art.


Doig has lived in Trinidad located just North of South America since 2002.

Here the camera follows Peter Doig as he sets up an installation piece.


Here we are with our beloved art friend James Kalm visiting a show given at for Peter Doig at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York city.


Price range info: Doig is very prolific as an artist working in many mediums. Etchings are by far the most affordable ranging from $1000 to $10,000 U.S. dollars. Watercolor and gouache works range up to the low six figures. Record for an oil painting was for White Canoe which sold for $11.3 million dollars.


Doig loves to paint landscapes that evoke childhood memories. Since he works mainly from photographs its interesting to see how he makes the figure relate to the viewer.


Another great series by the artist focused on living spaces in France, that encouraged communal living. The place was called Le Corbusier and here is an inage of it below.



The work below is from that series and is titled Concrete Cabin by Mr. Doig.



2008 was another break for the artist as he was featured at the Tate in London.


I love this artist for his highly prolific output. Lets take a look at another artist from yesteryear who worked with very large buildings, Armin Landbeck. He studied architecture and went on to a fabulous printmaking career. Below is a work from Landbeck.




Try a landscape work that reminds you of your childhood today!