Artists

Meet the Artist 2018: Rian Hotton

Meet the Artist 2018: Rian Hotton

Rian's paintings mainly concentrate on the built and natural environment, places he has visited or grew up around, sometimes intertwining them with narratives of the political world around us. He gives the subject a new perspective be it through the chosen view or the choice of palette. The chosen perspectives tend to lean towards the bold and bright. Rian paints with acrylics or oils on ply or bamboo paper. Rian will be exhibiting at The Elms, National Trust for Jersey, St.Peter both weekends. Originals and giclee limited edition prints for sale.

21 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Clare Morvan

Meet the Artist 2018: Clare Morvan

Clare Morvan primarily works with fused glass. She is fascinated by colour and light. For Skipton Open Studios, we caught with Clare to ask her more about her colourful artworks, her creative practice and her involvement in the Jersey arts scene.

20 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Anna Dalessandro

Meet the Artist 2018: Anna Dalessandro

Anna D’Alessandro is a painter who enjoys working with a range of mediums, predominately working with oils on paper or canvas. She enjoys capturing the beauty in the natural world around her. This is seen in her figurative work which often depict seascapes, local landscapes and islands at sea.

19 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Pia Malstrup

Meet the Artist 2018: Pia Malstrup

Pia is an artist from Copenhagen. She paints with oil, acrylic and ink, and also works with bronze. Her paintings are mostly completely abstract in vibrant colours, however throughout the years Pia has worked in all kinds of creative work. We caught up with Pia to ask her a few questions in preparation for Skipton Open Studios!

19 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Sam Carney

Meet the Artist 2018: Sam Carney

Sam is a visual artist specialising in drawing and painting. His practice has undergone some important developments in the past 12 months and he will be showing a selection of new paintings and drawings at this year's Skipton Open Studios. We asked Sam some questions leading up to the Open Studios event.

07 June 2018


How to make the most of Skipton Open Studios in 42 hrs…. Town and East

How to make the most of Skipton Open Studios in 42 hrs…. Town and East

There’s so much to do as part of the Skipton Open Studios, that we thought we’d make some suggestions on where to start in Town and the East of the island, to help unfamiliar visitors to make the most of the first weekend of Open Studios!

05 June 2018


How to make the most of Skipton Open Studios 2018 in 42 hrs…. West of the Island

How to make the most of Skipton Open Studios 2018 in 42 hrs…. West of the Island

There’s so much to do as part of the Skipton Open Studios, that we thought we’d make some suggestions of where to start in the West of the island, to help unfamiliar visitors to make the most of the second weekend of Open Studios!

05 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Dasa Wharton

Meet the Artist 2018: Dasa Wharton

Dasa is an international photographer, specialising in ballet photography. She will be exhibiting a varied body of work, from oversized metallic prints to fine art prints in her home studio. Ahead of Skipton Open Studios, we caught up with Dasa to ask a few questions. 

05 June 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Tom Parker

Meet the Artist 2018: Tom Parker

Tom Parker is an artist from the UK working primarily in print and his work relies on an interest in process and action. Tom is taking part in Skipton Open Studios for the first time this year. We asked Tom some questions about is artistic background and creative process ahead of Open Studios.

30 May 2018


Plenty of art to see at the 2018 Jersey Summer Exhibition at CCA Galleries

Plenty of art to see at the 2018 Jersey Summer Exhibition at CCA Galleries

As part of the Jersey Summer Exhibition 2018 CCA Galleries International is pleased to partner with ArtHouse Jersey and the Skipton Open Studios in making it a great summer for visual art in Jersey. We're delighted that many Skipton Open Studios artists have also been selected to show as part of the 2018 Summer Exhibition.

23 May 2018


Meet the Artist 2018: Rachel Concannon

Meet the Artist 2018: Rachel Concannon

Rachel Concannon of Rachel's Textiles Studio is participating in Skipton Open Studios for the first time this year. Rachel not only produces her own unique textile creations, but she also offers classes at her studio and her shop is full of haberdashery, ribbons, sewing essentials and even some quirky bits and pieces! Ahead of the Skipton Open Studios we caught up with Rachel to ask a few questions about her artistic practice.

23 May 2018


Skipton Open Studios is back in 2018!

Skipton Open Studios, sponsored by Skipton International and run by ArtHouse Jersey, celebrates the wealth of talented artists and makers in Jersey, and after a two year break we're excited to be back with a new event this summer!

10 May 2018


Featured Artist 2016: Kirsty Garcia

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Marc Medland

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Natalie Mayer

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Susan Crismas Wood

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Ben Robertson (BOKRA)

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Sam Carney

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Phil Regan

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Will Bertram

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Rosemary Blackmore

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Lizi Hill

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Naomi Renouf

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Julia Renault

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Lucy Blackmore

Featured Artist 2016: 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 Jersey 2016: Jooj Duquemin

Featured Jersey 2016: 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 2016: Anne Frances Le Moine

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016: Jason Butler

Featured Artist 2016: 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 2016 at The Lido

Seaside Shenanigans 2016 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 2016: Lisa Le Brocq

Featured Artist 2016: 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


2016 Taster Exhibition at CCA Galleries International to showcase work of 63 Artists

2016 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 2016: Christine Witham

Featured Artist 2016: 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 May 2016

'Seekers' Officially Opens to the Public May 2016

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 2016: Dasa Wharton

Featured Artist 2016: 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!

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