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Davide de Palma

Davide De Palma was born in Benevento in 1978. From an early age he loved drawing, music, poetry and literature. He wrote his first poems at the age of twelve, at the same time he began studying the guitar. He graduated from a technical institute in Benevento and a passion for art led him in 2003 to Bologna, where he studied for two years at the Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives in Montefalcone di Val Fortore, and the constant in his life is his love for art.

The technique he uses involves quality oil on canvas, painted with paintbrush, palette knife and often to complete his artworks he uses his fingers. He takes his inspiration from the ‘unsurpassed beauty of nature, the reflection of light of a sunset, the sound of the rain, and the scents of Spring’.

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Shaun Hall and the Art of Raku

Raku is a style of pottery firing which involves quickly heating wares in a kiln normally fired outdoors. Traditionally kilns were fuelled by split wood or coal, but many Potters today use Propane Gas, as the temperature can be controlled more easily.

Shaun works with copper matt fumed Raku, this is an erratic and unique technique which is notoriously difficult to master. This is also part of its’ elusive charm, ensuring that each pot is a unique piece.
His work is sculptural in form, and developed from the Jug shape which was his take on the still life- and became a sort of totemic or non-functional form.

Watch a short clip of Shaun unloading his Raku pots from the Raku kiln

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Shaun has been working primarily in raku fired ceramic since 1998.
He has exhibited with amongst others, Handmade in Britain and Art in Clay and sold his graduate work to Selfridges. Shaun’s work can be seen in galleries around England and Wales, and he continues to pursue the spontaneity of Raku. Looking to the future he is investigating stoneware and volcanic textural surfaces.

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Beautiful Books by Peter Walters

 

Combining his creative talent and love of literature, Peter has established a literary inspired portfolio shared with book lovers and art fans across the globe.

Peter at work in his studio in North Cornwall

Merging traditional illustration with digital art has seen Peter hone a style whose “mix of textures adds an eye-catching dimension to his vibrant collages.” (Publisher’s Weekly) Peter also works as an illustrator and children’s author and understands that works of literature create a lasting impression on people of all ages.

 

‘The Wind in the Willows’

Peter creates affordable artwork that everyone can enjoy. If you would like to create your own unique artwork designed by Peter, please view  ‘Good Reads – Custom Artwork’ 

 

 

 

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‘A Summer’s Day’ by Tiffany Scull

    ‘A Summer’s day’ A large sgraffito vessel by Tiffany Scull

Sometimes I have an idea of exactly how the design is going to work on a piece and sometimes it’s just a feeling. I knew I wanted to try somethings a little different with this one and decided to decorate it using two different types of butterflies and three different flowers. I’ve never done this before and I wasn’t sure if the colours would clash or would look a little messy together.

Tiffany working on ‘A Summer’s Day’

I was a bit surprised to find this piece took me over 90 hours to finish all the sgraffito and slip decoration and it was a struggle to keep the clay damp enough to work on. The final unveiling from the cling film revealed the finished design and I’m really pleased with how this has worked. I will now leave it to dry slowly under plastic for a month before I fire. I have titled the piece ‘A summer’s day’ and I hope it invokes that gentle glorious feeling of flowers and butterflies blowing in the wind on a late summer’s afternoon.

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Artist Paul Chambers

                                                                                             Artist Paul Chambers

 

Paul has always been interested in art, but only began painting professionally once he had retired. We love Paul’s wonderful abstracts and we are really pleased that we have sold many of his artworks. Paul has also painted many commissions for our customers, for home and for office spaces. If you would like a commissioned piece by Paul to fit your specific requirements, please just contact him via Rippingham Art.

The main image shows Paul at work on his latest painting, ‘Aquastratum’ 

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‘Closer to Ethereal’ – Beautiful Paintings by Julia Everett

                           

Julia is Inspired by music and nature, and always listens to music whilst painting. She takes inspiration from the lyrics of such artists as David Bowie, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, often using the lyrics to title her artworks.

Julia loves the sea, and many of her paintings are inspired by light on water, evoking childhood memories of holidays by the sea. Although now living in London, she continues to find particular inspiration from the coastline of Wales and Cornwall, especially Prussia Cove, where she returns year after year.

Julia layers and blends the paint in her artwork, producing a beautiful ethereal quality to her work. Her paintings make great focal points for the home or office.

Julia is always more than happy to paint commissions, producing specific artworks for your requirements, so please just contact her via Rippingham Art.

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ART = HAPPY

art makes you happy

10 ways art can improve your mood, health and wellbeing

1. One hour gallery visit. A study of over 10,000 students found that over 70% said their one hour gallery visit changed the way they felt and thought. Viewing and enjoying art can trigger a surge of dopamine. In the students, this change led to increased critical thinking, greater empathy and tolerance.

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2. Reducing Stress. Stress levels can be reduced through engagement with creative Continue reading ART = HAPPY

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William Morris Gallery

william morris gallery

A trip to Walthamstow led to a visit to the William Morris Gallery. I have inherited my liking of his prints from my parents (and I have photos of the sofa to prove it..)

A great insight into the ethos behind the original Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co and their Continue reading William Morris Gallery

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Royal Academy 250th Summer Exhibition

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Time for the annual trip to the Summer Exhibition at the other RA ;-)

Not just any annual open-submission exhibition featuring over 1,300 artworks – this one is also the RA’s 250th Summer Exhibition and so it is extra special.

I couldn’t agree more – co-curated by Grayson Perry RA this time the exhibition feels like a celebration of colour and art that truly reflects the current climate. Political artwork sits alongside fun and whimsical art and both look at home here.

I particularly enjoyed Room III with its bright yellow walls and sense of fun. You can feel Grayson Perry’s influence in the intelligent, joyful and poignant work here.

Room III Summer Exhibition

We filled our List of Works with annotations and feel inspired for the year to come. This year’s Summer Exhibition has outdone itself!

Until next year..