Original Innovative Art – four artists from The Windsor Artists Collective
Date: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019
Doors: 12.00 midday to 7.00pm
Tickets: Free access
A selection of thought provoking and innovative art from four artists in full attendance - Paul Barfoot and Ayla Paul on Saturday 27th; Genine Rainsborough and Alessio Pistilli on Sunday 28th
Windsor Artists is an active collective of experienced and creative local artists. Their aims are to hothouse and develop new interesting work as you can see at this exhibition. For more info
About the artists
Having studied Technical Illustration at Portsmouth College of Art & Design in the 1970s, my career took me on a fascinating journey through various areas of the UK Europe. I developed a keen interest in languages and cultures.
Scuba diving and photography (both above and below water) added another dimension to my travels and interests and the focus on marine and animal welfare blossomed.
“My art is mostly realistic and detailed, but not simply illustrative. My aim is to capture the soul of the creature, or the mood of the situation. My work can be viewed at http://windsor-artists.org/our-artists/paul-barfoot
“I am an award-winning Dutch artist, who has lived in England for five years. I am currently involved in a full-time PhD in Environmental Sciences at University of Reading, researching UK honey. I studied Graphic Design and Art before becoming a qualified Ecologist and now the natural world plays a big part in my work and I like to capture all aspects of our world in my art. My favourite mediums are lino printing, black pen drawings and acrylics.”
“I received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2018 Windsor and Eton En Plein Air competition for my lino print of Windsor Castle which was made within the Jubilee Gardens of the Castle grounds from start (sketching) to finish (carving and printing).”
Ayla’s portfolio is showcased on www.aylapaul.nl and work is for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/AylaPaulArt
“I am passionate about painting and have been creative all of my life – including designing my own clothes and knitwear, interior design and large-scale stage set design
Inspired by colour, style and form – particularly light and shade; my artwork often has an unusual twist with colour or quirky humour.
I can paint on a grand scale and designed and created stage sets for the local Amateur Dramatics groups, one of which was submitted for a NODA award.
I undertake many commissions and my paintings have travelled worldwide to their new homes.
I am always looking for inspiration for my next project, there is no stopping me getting the paints out
“I am keen on painting with my heart seeking to communicate with the viewer on a variety of different levels. I love to explore patterns, forms and shapes in their simplicity. I endeavour to capture the essence, challenging ideas of human perception and stimulating emotive sensibility. I work with oil, acrylic and collage on canvas manipulating palette and brushes to obtain texture and movement desired."
Born in 1980 near Rome, Italy has a Master Degree in Art; as a modern painter and sculptor he is keen on mixed and oil techniques. He experiences sculpture since a child, thanks to his father’s work he soon learned mosaic and engravings, bas-reliefs and classical modelling. He is certainly inspired by great masters from Leonardo Da Vinci to Monet, from Picasso to Warhol, from Modigliani to De Chirico and Rotella and oriented towards “talking Art to provoke”. To provoke doesn’t mean to teach, but to let people think and make a free choice. His last project derives from the idea of Money as the actual God. Money is exchange, social cultural value, synonymous with limits and dependency but not necessarily with power and richness. Dependency causes isolation more than pursuit of intellectual curiosity. The hope of rescue of true value could only lie on an attempt of finding the “light of reason” inside our individual conscience. Alessio's works have been exhibited widely and he regularly undertakes commissions from private clients.
"Art is what I believe in. I also play the guitar and sing. Art has no boundaries, boundaries will take us too far away from the essence of creation!”
Alessio is now based in Windsor, and always open to new adventures.
Alessio’s website is www.alessiopistilli.it