Posts Tagged ‘England’

Artist of the moment…….Sheng Qi




Sheng Qi is a modern contemporary artist renown for his work with political activism and figure. Sheng Qi was born in Anhui Province in the year 1965. Sheng Qi is a painter, performance artist, and photographer.

Sheng Qi had a fantastic collegiate career studying in some of the world’s best institutions for art. Qi attended the Central Academy of Art and Design located in Beijing. Qi also lived and work in Italy for a few years before earning a M.F.A. from the Central Saint Martin’s Academy of Art and Design located in London, England.

In this clip we view Sheng Qi’s first solo exhibition in London, England:

Qi’s often paints with acrylics on canvas.

Price range information: Most works priced between $5,000 and $40,000.

The artist is now based out of Beijing, China.

Below a link to the website of the artist:

Sheng Qi has a wonderful sense of design. The aspect of his artwork that I enjoy the most is his brush strokes.


Artist of the moment………Mary Frank



Mary Frank is a contemporary American artist renown for her painting, printmaking, photography, and work with ceramics. Mary Frank was born in London, England in the year 1933. Her family relocated to the United States after World War 2. Frank’s work often uses the figure and landscape as her subject matter.

Her mother was a visual artist from United States named Eleanore Lockspieser and her father was an art critic and musicologist from England named Edward Lockspeiser.

Frank studied at the American Art School in New York City. The artist also studied with other notable artists including a famous wood carver named Alfred Van Loan.

Below short documentary on Mary Frank featuring some of her artwork:

Price range information: Most works priced between $2,000 and $20,000.

The artist has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship on two occasions.

Frank is part of many prominent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of New York City, and the Library of Congress.

If you enjoy Frank’s work be sure and check out my post on a sculptor from Peru named Margarite Checa. Checa works with the female form and uses wood that comes from her native land.




Artist of the moment………Street Artist CBLOXX



CBLOXX is a British female street artist working in a Surrealist style, often with the face and figure. The government name of Cbloxx is Joy Gilleard.

Below we view CBLOXX at work on a mural:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

The artist is based out of Manchester, England.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

The artist enjoys works in many layers of many different mediums including drawing, painting, spraypaint, and markers.

In this clip we view the artist at work on one of her largest ever murals:

Cbloxx shows a wonderful compassion for her subject matter. Cbloxx has worked with troubled youth in her past. This helps her in the portrayal of emotions of her characters.



Artist of the moment……Sybil Andrews



Sybil Andrews was a British artist renown for her printmaking in a Modernist style. Sybil Andrews was born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England in the year 1898.

Below we visit an auction featuring a work titled by Andrews titled “Flowergirls” :

Andrews worked as a welder in World War 1. Andrews went on to study at the Heatherly School of Fine Art located in London, England

The artist often worked with watercolors and occasionally with oils. She was a prolific printmaker.

In 1947 Andrews relocated to British Columbia, Canada where she would spend the remainder of her life.

Price range information: The artist works in oils and watercolors but not enough works have been sold to produce a schedule. Prints range from $10,000 to $140,000.

Sybil Andrews passed away in 1992 at the age of 94 years of age.

Below a wonderful montage of prints made by Andrews:

Andrews was a wonderful modernist often over looked by the art world. Her figures have a wonderful sense of motion and design. Many times the figures create a pattern themselves featuring shapes of the figure that are very similar but not exact copies of each other. I also enjoy her bird’s eye views of subjects including rowing.



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…….Ryan Callahan also known as Ryca



Ryan Callanan is a London, England based Pop artist renown for his work with characters from the film franchise Star Wars and for making art using smiling happy faces.

In this clip we view many works by the artist:

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Ryca works a painter, print maker, and sculptor. As a sculptor he often works with cast resin. The artist has also worked as a graphics designer and his more recent work explores the fun that can be had with text and letters. He often uses the shapes of pub bar signs as background for his text.

In this clip we view an exhibition by Ryan Callanan that took place in 2014:

Below a link to the website of the artist:

With his newer works that feature text Ryca’s work reminds me of another well known text artist, Stephen Powers.



Artist of the moment……Si Scott



Si Scott is a contemporary British artist renown for his ink drawings of animals. Scott studied art and graphic design at Leeds College of Art and Buckingmanshire Chilterns University.

Scott has worked for many internationally known brands on advertising campaigns. He has also designed album covers.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

In this clip a brief interview with the artist:

The artist was named one of the top 200 illustrators in the world.

Si Scotti is based out of the United Kingdom.

In this brief clip we see the artist at work on many works:

Below a link to the website of Si Scott:

His style of free flowing animals are very creative but I think his work with text and letters is just as amazing. By using only black and white in most images we are able to view the outstanding drawing skills of Si Scott.


Artist of the moment………John Cecil Stephenson





John Cecil Stephenson was a British painter who was among the first to work in a Modernist style. John Cecil Stephenson was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England in the year 1899. The city is in the north east part of the country.

Stephenson attended the Leeds School of Art and the Royal College of Art located in London, England.

The artist was a friend of many of the most renown modernist painters including Piet Mondrian and Henry Moore.

John Cecil Stephenson passed away in 1965.

Price range information: Sorry none available. The artist worked in oils, gouache, inks, and watercolors.

Stephenson reminds me of the American painter now living in France, Shirley Jaffe.

The artist is part of the Tate Museum Collection.


Artist of the moment…….Roger Hilton



Roger Hilton was a English artist renown for his abstract works. The artist was born Roger Hildesheim, but the family later changed it’s surname due to anti German feelings after the First World War. Roger Hilton was born in Northwood, London, England in the year 1911.

Hilton attended the Slade School of Art located in London, England.

Hilton served in World War 2. After a failed plan of attack by the Allied Forces, Hilton spent multiple years as a prisoner of war.

Though he was best known for his abstract art, later in his career the artist worked with the figure.

In this lengthy interview the artist’s widow talks about Mr. Hilton during a show that celebrates his 1o0th birthday:

Roger Hilton passed away in 1975.

The artist won the John Moore Painting Prize.

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $300,000. Hilton worked in oils, watercolors, gouache, ink, pastel, and charcoal.

Hilton was a wonderful abstract using many different techniques of applying paint and mediums. Though he is associated with the Abstract Art movement after the War period, I enjoy his animals and figure works he painted later in his career the best. These works have almost perfect combinations of realism and abstraction.



Artist of the moment………Mr. Cenz



Mr. Cenz is a fantastic street artist based out of London, England renown for his futuristic looking images of the female face. His work crosses many genres including realism, surrealism, and abstraction.

The artist also explores letterform art.

In this clip Mr. Cenz talks about a piece he created for an event sponsored by Liquitex Art Supplies:

The artist began to experiment with graffiti in 1988.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Below a longer interview with Mr. Cenz speaking about his work:

Below a link to the website of Mr. Cenz:

What I enjoy most about Mr. Cenz is how many elements from different styles of art are explored. Using letterform he taps into the great graffiti taggers of the past.

He often uses photos from fashion magazines for reference, but the end product is very modern looking female face. The abstract lines and his use of color gives his work a unique and futuristic feel.



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