Exhibition: Three local innovative artists – But is it Art?
Tickets: Free access
A selection of innovative, inventive paintings and flat art creations from Paul Barfoot, Ayla Paul and Jonathan Greenyer - artists from the Windsor based “But is it Art?” Group
But is it Art? Group is a very active collective of experienced and creative local artists. Their aims are to hothouse and develop new interesting work, exhibit frequently, develop a strong following and sell. The website www.butisitart.uk displays work from all artists in the group
These artists will be exhibiting, discussing and selling their work in this their inaugural Old Court exhibition - being held in the Bar and Lobby areas from 11.00 to 5.00pm on Sunday 18th November.
About the artists
Paul Barfoot - Having studied Technical Illustration at Portsmouth College of Art & Design in the 1970s, his career took him on a fascinating journey through various areas of the UK Europe. He developed a keen interest in languages and cultures. Scuba diving and photography (both above and below water) added another dimension to his travels and interests and the focus on marine and animal welfare blossomed. His art is mostly realistic and detailed, but not simply illustrative, with the aim being to capture the soul of the creature, or the mood of the situation.
His work can be viewed at http://butisitart.uk/our-artists/paul-barfoot
Ayla Paul - is an award-winning Dutch artist, who has lived in England for five years and is currently involved in a full-time PhD in Environmental Sciences at University of Reading, researching UK honey. She studied Graphic Design and Art before becoming a qualified Ecologist and now the natural world plays a big part in her work. She likes to capture all aspects of our world in her art, with favourite mediums being lino printing, black pen drawings and acrylics. She received a ‘Highly Commended’ award at the 2018 Windsor and Eton En Plein Air competition for a lino print of Windsor Castle which was made within the Jubilee Gardens of the Castle grounds from start (sketching) to finish (carving and printing).
Her portfolio is showcased on www.aylapaul.nl and work is for sale on www.etsy.com/shop/AylaPaulArt
Jonathan Greenyer - As a lifelong creative in both career and leisure activities his passion for art has led him ever deeper into creating art and also organising arts events. He set up the successful But is it Art? Group in 2015 and is also the Event Director for the Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week now in its 14th year. His art is and always has been spontaneous and diverse often with a high level of whimsey. He reacts or is influenced by new and interesting stimuli which leads down new experimental paths. Not restricting his output to any specific style or media he chooses the approach each time he picks up a pen, pencil, drill or trowel. He enjoys work on a large scale but recognise that space can be a limitation in real life situations. He makes no intentional philosophical or life affirming statements in his work but recognises that subconscious influences on his work often imbue a piece with layered or hidden meanings apparent to viewers more than to the artist. He finds the interpretations and feedback from the public quite fascinating.
His work can be viewed at http://butisitart.uk/our-artists/jonathan-greenyer