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  Autumn issue out now

Sometimes a certain place can take hold of us, stirring emotions as we connect with our surroundings. But how would you describe this place and this feeling to others? Could you put it into words? Could you put paint to canvas, brush to page and pen to paper? For some artists it is their life's work to be able to convey this sense of location to their viewer, through sweeping landscapes, expressive abstracts or photographs that capture a new way of looking.

Cover artist Senem Oezdogan creates weavings and works on paper inspired by the imposing architecture of New York. She phrases her interest with the world around her perfectly when she says; 'I don't want to copy nature and create perfect replicas of what I see, but rather observe the forces that shape it'.

For some it is the emotion felt which holds them to a location and fuels their need to reproduce this in their chosen medium; to convey to the viewer how it felt to walk a coastline, to breathe in the scents of a forest or the sounds of the street in a bustling city. Whether faithfully reproducing each tree and cloud in paint or exploding emotive brush marks in shades of the sky across a canvas, it is exciting as an observer to experience a small part of what the artist must have felt.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 2017
26 – 30 October | Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

This year marks an important milestone for The Chelsea Art Society as it hosts its 70th Annual Open Art Exhibition, taking place from Thursday 26th – Monday 30th October in Chelsea Old Town Hall, which has been home to the exhibition for many years.

Over 500 innovative paintings and sculptures from both established and aspiring artists will be on view during the four day exhibition, covering a wide range of styles including figurative, abstract, oil, watercolour, print and sculpture.


  Hidden Messages
24 October – 3 November
Menier Gallery, London

UK artists Anita Ford and Alfred Huckett present their joint show 'Hidden Messages', which opens at Menier Gallery, London on October 24th.Ford's mixed media works, which reflect on her highly personal struggles living with cancer and hearing loss include drawings, photographs, sculpture and prints, while Huckett will be showing work from his 'Vestments' series which explores his transvestism through paintings and collages from the mid-90s, and recent large scale mixed media works. Both artists explore ideas of personal identity in their work, and the exhibition offers a chance to see previously unseen pieces.


  Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Costume Trail
Until Summer 2018 | Worthing, West Sussex

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has been celebrating its extensive costume collection - which is the third largest in the country – with an exciting first-of-its-kind costume trail which sees displays spread across the whole town. From sumptuous 19th Century dress to the glamour of the 1930s, to fabulous 1970s fashion, there's a diverse range of marvellous accessorised costumes on display which will surprise and delight. Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund last year helped the West Sussex museum to launch the trail, which presents items from the costume archive in state-of-the-art glass cases in nine popular, diverse venues across Worthing.


  Landmark Autumn Art Fair
14 – 15 October | Landmark Art Centre, Teddington

The Landmark Art Fair's focus on showcasing individual artists, including recent graduates and new talent, gives visitors the opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artist rather than via a gallery, and has proven to be hugely popular with both visitors and artists alike.

The Autumn Art Fair is the second to take place this year, housed in the magnificent surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, in Teddington, south-west London. Visitors will find a huge variety of fine art, with all mediums represented including painting, sculpture, graphics, print, illustration and mixed media plus high quality ceramics, jewellery and textiles, all within the unique setting of the Grade II* listed building.


  Isabelle Beaubien: No Brushes No Borders
27 September – 15 October
Macaya Gallery, Miami Florida

Isabelle Beaubien's 'No Brushes No Borders' will see her dynamic mixed-media paintings exhibited solo for the first time in the US. The artist is known for creating work (as the show's title suggests) without brushes; instead using her


  Senem Oezdogan interview

The city of New York seeps into Senem Oezdogan's architecture inspired artworks as she visually reworks the sense of place, inviting the viewer to observe the world through form and colour. Taking the form of woven fibre pieces, paintings and works on paper, the artworks explore depth, flatness, tension and structure through geometry, straight edges and solid shapes. The emotions evoked through each artwork is a key aspect of Oezdogan's practice, and informs everything from composition to material choices, such as cotton and silk on wood panels, selected for their accessible and tactile qualities, combining them into compositions that are complete and harmonious. Repetition is a strong theme in the artist's work, as she revisits familiar motifs and investigates the emotional depths these basic shapes and forms can open up.


  Tiffany Scull interview

Ceramic artist Tiffany Scull combines her love of drawing with unique decoration techniques to tell the story of fleeting moments in time in clay. Art Nouveau and the Arts and Crafts movement are particular design influences, while birds, fish and the natural world are often depicted upon her vessels. Each of her forms are wheel thrown using white stoneware clay, turned and then decorated with coloured slips which the artist develops herself. The ceramic pieces are then defined and heightened with her beautiful sgraffito drawings, a technique which sees Scull cutting through the clay at the leather hard stage of drying to reveal the contrasting colour beneath the slip. This is a complex and time consuming process, and is all created freehand with spectacular results after the final firing. This year Scull will be exhibiting pieces at Handmade at Kew, as well as part of the Art in Clay show at Hatfield, Hertfordshire.


  Kyle Skor interview

American artist Kyle Skor creates dreamlike storybook canvases filled with symbolic talismans and enigmatic narratives. His childhood growing up in the prairie snows and forests of the upper Midwest seeps into his works, as well as time spent skipping class at Harvard to read poetry and visit the museums of Boston. His paintings are playful and unexpected, giving the viewer the opportunity to escape the norms of reality in their everyday surroundings. Skor is represented by Ying Gallery in Asia, and Beijing has been host to a number of solo and group exhibitions for the artist.


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