Artists

Drawing and Painting Competition for Young Artists

Drawing and Painting Competition for Young Artists

Julia Renault will be holidng a Drawing and Painting Competition for Young Artists to tie in with her workshops during her Open Studios at Communicare during the West weekend of Open Studios (25th + 26th June)

07 June 2016


Featured Artist: Kirsty Garcia

Featured Artist: Kirsty Garcia

After being part of the Skipton Art Series in 2014, and having her work projected onto the walls of Normans, Commercial Buildings for the island to see, Kirsty Garcia is going to be taking part in Skipton Open Studios for the first time this year! The Artist, who works with a variety of media including watercolours, inks, photography and mixed-media, is going to be showing her work at one of the island's favourite surfer hot-spots The Watersplash. Kirsty kindly was up for taking part in our Q&A to tell us more about her work, her artistic background, and why it's always important to check your cup of tea if you're a painter ahead of sharing her work with the public at the sunny Splash...

06 June 2016


Featured Artist: Maria Tarrant

Featured Artist: Maria Tarrant

Since graduating in 2015, multi-disciplinary artist Maria Tarrant has been appointed as Artist in Residence at Highland College, a position she will hold for the next two years. As a first-timer for Skipton Open Studios we're delighted to have Maria on board with us this year. She's going to be sharing the beautiful and atmospheric space at National Trust for Jersey's Grève de Lecq Barracks with Christine Witham, Hugh Knaggs, Joyce Berry, Naomi Renouf, and Susan McGarry, so those visiting her Open Studio will be in for a real treat. We spoke with Maria to find out more about her work ahead of the weekend at the Barracks....

02 June 2016


Featured Artist: Abi Overland

Featured Artist: Abi Overland

Abi Overland's beautiful and meticulous illustrations are a truely the definition of a 'labour of love'. Painstakingly and carefully crafted by hand, each one of her detailed drawings is evidence of the care, patience and concentration that is required of the talented Artist when making them. Abi kindly took the time to answer some questions that we posed to her, to give us an insight into her creative process and get us excited for what she's got in store for us during Open Studios in July....

02 June 2016


Featured Artist: Marc Medland

Featured Artist: Marc Medland

When visiting Marc Medland's studio, you would be forgiven for believing that you had mistakenly stumbled upon Alladin's Cave. This year Marc will be changing things up and will be exhibiting his amazing collages alongside work by photographer Gina Socrates at the beautiful St Brelade's Church....

01 June 2016


Featured Artist: Natalie Mayer

Featured Artist: Natalie Mayer

The lovely Photographer Natalie Mayer chatted to us whilst Holly Smith took photos of her working during a blissfully sunny evening at her beautiful and unusual studio, the historic La Tour Carrée tower in St Ouens, which is situated right on the sea-front overlooking the surf and sanddunes.....

31 May 2016


Featured Artist: Susan Crismas Wood

Featured Artist: Susan Crismas Wood

Susan Crismas Wood is the next of the Skipton Open Studios Artists to be featured on our blog! Holly went to photograph Susan (and her gorgeous dog!) working in her studio in St Ouen. Susan talked to us about her work with oils/mixed media, the work of other Artists that has influenced and and been the creative stimulus for her own work, and why she enjoys painting with a good radio drama playing in the background.....

31 May 2016


Featured Artist: Ben Robertson (BOKRA)

Featured Artist: Ben Robertson (BOKRA)

Holly Smith spent the afternoon capturing the talented Street-Artist Ben Robertson, otherwise known as BOKRA, creating new work at his studio in town and also at the popular Skate Park by the Jersey Maritime Museum. Taking part as an official Artist for Skipton Open Studios this year we chatted to Ben about his work to find out more about the exciting projects he's going to be working on this year as part of the project....

31 May 2016


Featured Artist: Sam Carney

Featured Artist: Sam Carney

Only a few months ago promising young Illustrator Sam Carney was looking for a space in the island to work from.... Fast forward to next month and he will be welcoming you in to check out his creative workspace at the communal studios at La Folie, where he now is based alongside fellow Skipton Open Studios artists Fenby Miskin, Little River Pictures, Pippa Barrow and Matt Daly. Sam let Holly photograph him preparing work for you to see when you visit La Folie, and spoke to the team to tell us all about his work and his creative background....

31 May 2016


Featured Artist: Andrew Sinclair

Featured Artist: Andrew Sinclair

Studio Potter Andrew Sinclair has taken part in a number of the Skipton Open Studios to date, and we're delighted that he'll be joining the party again this year! Andrew was kind enough to talk to us about his work with ceramics, and the process he goes through to make his beautiful pottery pieces...

27 May 2016


Featured Artist: Phil Regan

Featured Artist: Phil Regan

Skipton Open Studios isn't just for painters and those doing Fine Art. This year we also have Artists whose medium is a touch more digital......Typographic and Graphic Designer Phil Regan talked to us about his work on the endangered languages of the Channel Islands and the designers who inspire him to make his work...

27 May 2016


Featured Artist: Will Bertram

Featured Artist: Will Bertram

Will Bertram's unique illustrative style is what makes him one of the promising young Artists that we're most excited about seeing this Skipton Open Studios. In the past Will's illustrations have graced the walls of local cafes, could be seen at Festivals including Reasons, Branchage, Forum des Arts and the Natwest Island Games, have been part of exhibitions including 'Arcane' and won him awards in the Gallery Magazine's Student Art Awards and Original Open Art Competition. This year Will has been preparing new material in advance of his open studio at Jason Butler's studio, with fellow Artists Ben Robertson and Abi Overland. Will let Holly Smith photograph him in his studio, and us pick his brains to find out more about what he's been up to...

25 May 2016


Featured Artist: Rosemary Blackmore

Featured Artist: Rosemary Blackmore

Rosemary Blackmore will be exhibiting once again this year alongside her daughter Lucy at their studio in St Ouens during the west weekend of Open Studios. Rosemary talked to us about her work as a maker of pottery, ceramic art and paintings whilst Holly Smith captured her and Lucy working together in their delightful Bluestone Studio - a charming hideaway for the two Artists and a real treat for visitors who will be able to find lots of beautifully hand-crafted pieces there to purchase for their very own homes.

25 May 2016


Featured Artist: Lizi Hill

Featured Artist: Lizi Hill

In between completing her Foundation degree in Art and Design at Highlands College, and creating new sculptures for Percentage for Art, Lizi Hill came in to chat to the Skipton Open Studios team about her work, her inspirations, and why you should be heading to Daisy Cottage campsite during the West weekend of Open Studios:

25 May 2016


Featured Artist: Naomi Renouf

Featured Artist: Naomi Renouf

Painter and textiles artist Naomi Renouf has taken part in the last 3 Skipton Open Studios. We love that she'll be taking part again and this year will be exhibiting as part of the group of Artists showcasing their work at the National Trust for Jersey's Greve de Lecq Barracks. Naomi was prepared to be quizzed by the Skipton Open Studios team, so that you can find out more about her work before you go and see it at the barracks in June

23 May 2016


Featured Artist: Julia Renault

Featured Artist: Julia Renault

Holly Smith captured Julia Renault in action at her studio and Julia spoke to us about the Italian and Dutch Masters who've inspired her work, what keeps her determined to be constantly creative, and how visitors to her studio this year will be in for a 'surprise'....

23 May 2016


Featured Artist: Lucy Blackmore

Featured Artist: Lucy Blackmore

2016 is the first year that ceramicist and painter Lucy Blackmore will be exhibiting alongside her mother Rosemary Blackmore as part of the Skipton Open Studios.

23 May 2016


FEATURED ARTIST: Jooj Duquemin

FEATURED ARTIST: Jooj Duquemin

If you attended the last Skipton Open Studios in 2014 you may well remember local photographer Jooj DuQuemin's van, which the clever Artist turned into a Camera Obscura so that the public coul enjoy the magical optics that it could conjure up! We asked Jooj about what we can expect from her Open Studios this year, and what optical tricks she's got up her sleeve in 2016....

20 May 2016


Dasa Wharton captures the English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award 2016

Dasa Wharton captures the English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award 2016

Dasa Wharton, local photographer, has just returned from photographing the prestigious English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award 2016 in the UK. Dasa told us all about her experience of capturing the world's most promising young dancers at the competition at the London Palladium, ahead of her Open Studios at Archirondel Tower....

20 May 2016


FEATURED ARTIST: Anne Frances Le Moine

FEATURED ARTIST: Anne Frances Le Moine

The next Skipton Open Studios artist to be approached for our Q&A is local painter Anne Frances Le Moine who specialises in a wide variety of media including oil, watercolour, paper, ink, mixed media collage and wall murals.

19 May 2016


FEATURED ARTIST: Jason Butler

FEATURED ARTIST: Jason Butler

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work." We spoke to Jason Butler, one of Jersey's best known painters, about his work as an Artist, his inspirations, and why it pays to take initiative as a young artist.

18 May 2016


Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido

Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido

We’ve all seen the vintage photos of people in the past frolicking and having fun at the seaside – don’t they all seem so innocent and joyous? Well we’ve decided that we want some of that and everyone is invited! So if you’re up for a bit of nostalgia and good old-fashioned merriment, with a modern twist here and there, then make sure that you head down to Seaside Shenanigans at The Lido, Havres des Pas Beach, on Saturday 18th June. Book tickets to the evening BBQ and Film Screenings event via our eventbrite page.

17 May 2016


FEATURED ARTIST: Lisa Le Brocq

FEATURED ARTIST: Lisa Le Brocq

If you've ever been to any of the island's Genuine Jersey events, or past Skipton Open Studios, you will probably be familiar with the local silver jewellery that is beautifully hand-crafted by the expert Artist Lisa Le Brocq. We chatted to Lisa about her upcoming Open Studios, and asked her a few quick fire questions to find out a little bit more about her interesting life as a creator of intricate silver jewellery pieces....

17 May 2016


Taster Exhibition at CCA Galleries International to showcase work of 63 Artists

Taster Exhibition at CCA Galleries International to showcase work of 63 Artists

This taster exhibition at CCA Galleries, 10 Hill Street, St Helier, will showcase work by all of the participating Artists in the 2016 Skipton Open Studios. A perfect opportunity to get a taste of all the work on offer at once!

17 May 2016


Featured Artist: Christine Witham

Featured Artist: Christine Witham

We approached Textiles Artist Christine Witham with some questions to find out more about herself, her artistic background and her creative process.

10 May 2016


'Seekers' Officially Opens to the Public

'Seekers' Officially Opens to the Public

The highly anticipated exhibition of the latest work of local figuartive painter Jason Butler is officially open to the public.

03 May 2016


Featured Artist: Dasa Wharton

Featured Artist: Dasa Wharton

The next of our blog's Featured Artists is Photographer Dasa Wharton, who is new to Skipton Open Studios in 2016.

28 April 2016


Skipton Open Studios 2016 Artist Directory release!

We're so excited to be able to share with you the official 2016 Skipton Open Studios Artist Directory, lovingly designed by our creative agency partners The Observatory with official artwork by Senior Designer Bobby Newall.

27 April 2016


Featured Artist: Kerry-Jane Warner

Featured Artist: Kerry-Jane Warner

Local print-maker and ceramicist Kerry-Jane Warner is the next of our Skipton Open Studios Artists to be featured on our blog.

25 April 2016


JASON BUTLER, A MAN LIVING HIS DREAM

JASON BUTLER, A MAN LIVING HIS DREAM

Jersey Breeze blog: JASON BUTLER, A MAN LIVING HIS DREAM

25 April 2016


Featured Artist: Ian Rolls

Featured Artist: Ian Rolls

Locally celebrated painter Ian Rolls is the first Artist to take over our blog as part of the 2016 Skipton Open Studios.

25 April 2016


Tell stories, discover who you really are, and enjoy a day of mischief at the seaside

Tell stories, discover who you really are, and enjoy a day of mischief at the seaside

Telling stories, discovering who you are, and a day of fun at the seaside are all part of the offer at this year’s Skipton Open Studios. In addition to giving the public the chance to visit the workshops and studios of Jersey Artists, the Skipton Open Studios will be providing Islanders with the chance to participate in a number of exciting and interactive art projects, including two evolving art installations, throughout June and July.

25 April 2016


Opening new doors in 2016

Opening new doors in 2016

This year Skipton Open Studios will be showcasing Jersey’s talented visual artists at new venues and with emerging and familiar artists taking part.

25 April 2016


We’re back!

After a year’s break, the hugely successful Skipton Open Studios makes its long awaited return with partner sponsor Skipton International.

22 April 2016