Mala Dawson

Painter 
Mala graduated in Manchester in the late 70’s after completing a Fine Arts Degree. Having taught art for most of her life she has an extensive experience in a wide range of mediums and subject matter, however the medium of her choice is oils. She specialises in abstract compositions both figurative and non-figurative. Her influences come predominantly from nature with colour and texture playing an important role. She has exhibited and sold work both nationally and internationally. More recently, Mala runs Galleria (Restaurant and Art Gallery) and ‘The Bar Next Door’. She promotes and handles the work of over a hundred artists nationwide that exhibit and sell their work through Galleria. She is also involved in both private and corporate art commissions acquired through her gallery.

Artists

Norman Dawson

Painter & Digital Artist


Norman's paintings and prints come from his love of classic cars. He works from his own photographs and manipulates the images to produce unique digitally enhanced prints and paintings.
www.normandawson.com

Freida  Mckitrick

Printmaker 


Liverpool based fine artist and printmaker Freida McKitrick’s work reflects the time-honored practice of taking common, ordinary images and objects and placing them in an artistic context, but with a little twist: She selects images or things that are or were at home in ordinary human life but have some extra significance, which is carried over into their artistic incarnation. Freida’s art is based on observations of life using a variety of subjects to record events, situations and ideas which have inspired her, or given cause for amusement.
www.freidamckitrick.co.uk

Stephen Mahoney

Painter 
Stephen is a successful artist who lives and works in the city of Liverpool. He says his trading name ‘I Con Art’ is derived from the fact that he does not have any formal art training or art qualifications to speak of. Also, more specifically it relates to the subject matter of his commercially focused pieces. He has an ever expanding portfolio of work that features iconic figures and scenes from the world of cinema, television, music and sport.

Gordon Humphreys

Painter 
Gordon attended Liverpool College of Art in the late 50s and early 60s when ‘Ye Cracke’, ‘Streetes’, ‘The Jacaranda’, ‘Hope Hall’ (now the Everyman), were all part of the beatnik and bohemian life of Liverpool.His work has been exhibited in galleries throughout the North West, including the Walker Art Gallery, The Blue Coat and the Williamson Gallery; and in exhibitions throughout the UK. He has paintings included in private collections in Germany, South Africa, New Zealand, the USA, and the UK

Peter Cameron

Painter 
Peter Cameron entered prison as a drug smuggler, and left as a painter!
He discovered he had a talent for painting whilst taking art classes in prison and was soon painting copies of family photos for inmates in exchange for tobacco. His tutor in prison, Steve Best (cartoonist 'Bestie') spotted his potential and encouraged him to continue.
After his release, he was invited by a retired judge, to exhibit at the Mall Galleries in London. It was an opportunity that transformed his life, as it was there, after successfully selling four paintings; he started a career as an artist.
Peter continues to work from a shared studio in Liverpool. He has won many prestigious awards and his talent as a painter is widely recognised

Tony Bishop

Painter 
One of the North West’s leading contemporary artists. Tony has had five solo exhibitions this year and has been nominated as “St Helens Visual Artist of The Year.”  
His unique style is achieved by using "reclaimed" and "found" materials on wood, giving them an urban and contemporary feel. He says, "I believe art without soul and intense passion is mere wall decoration, my art is contemporary and abstract for modern minds!"
After all, Picasso said, " People admire and enjoy the sky, the sea, the birds singing, but when it comes to art they feel as though they must understand it instead of just simply enjoying it…..."

Rachel Jones

Print Maker 
Bird House Press is the creative platform of artist Rachel Jones. It consists of traditional forms of printing, merged with illustration and graphic design.
Rachel’s main form of artwork is silk-screen prints. All prints are designed and printed solely by Rachel. They are generally sold in small editions making them very special and quite unique. 

www.birdhousepress.co.uk

Emma Sumner

Painter
To put everything into something that you do takes a lot. To be what you do takes even more. Emma Sumner is her work. Emma takes her life and paints with it. Her work pursues two key concerns; to locate and explore a feminine space within contemporary abstract painting, and to inscribe within that space subjective/autobiographical references that speak of her life and experiences. 

The work combines paint, fabric, haberdashery and glitter amongst other materials to create work that projects from the picture surface. The work is filled with synthetic colour, florid floral patterns (courtesy of mass produced fabrics), and an excess of decorative items. 
www.messiepainter.co.uk

Gary Beech

Painter


Gary take's the figure in the urban environment as his main subject. 
His work has always been influenced by the human figure from early interest in comic and fashion drawing. He now use's everyday life to capture moods and experiences. 
The paintings express the hustle and bustle and on a more personal level the loneliness, isolation and anonymity that we feel in life.The city has become a concrete muse a focus to inspire his paintings. Set amongst crowded places with anonymous people who pass by everyday.

Susan Stevens

Painter


She has exhibited across the UK in many prestigious shows as well as solo exhibitions, achieving commendations and prizes for landscape and still life paintings. Her works explore a recurring visual sense of isolation and offer a space the viewer can stamp their own sense of time and place.
The paintings have an immediacy which makes them attractive at first glance but beyond which is an emotional depth, rich in life, intensity and complexity. Images are carefully considered yet spontaneously painted in acrylic with a palette knife.
www.skstevens-artist.co.uk

Mark Thomas

Calligraphy Artist


Author and calligrapher Mark Thomas produces a varied range of contemporary calligraphy designs which have been exhibited in a variety of galleries across the country. 

Most recently, his work has been shown at the Kelvin Grove Art Gallery as part of a fund-raising auction.
www.markthomascalligraphy.co.uk

Charlie Frais

Painter 
Charlie is a local Liverpool artist. His work is modern in composition, although painted in a more classic style. He tries to show shape and depth in his work, the paint being slowly layered to create a unique effect. He exhibits and sells nationwide.

Patrick Clement Ferguson

Photographer


Patrick spent his childhood in Rainhill, where his father was a local doctor. He studied at Wallasey Art School and then Liverpool College of Art and Design in the 1960s, when graphic design exploded onto the music scene and in society generally.
He developed a keen interest in illustration and then photography, linking it with the Art Nouveau Movement and psychedelic images from the 1960s music posters.
His photographic compositions are concerned with colour and sometimes natural or man-made pattern. These elements are interpreted into his own style, often reflecting the mood and atmosphere of the occasion.
Patrick exhibits his work nationwide and has won many prestigious competitions.

Jane Adams

Printmaker

 
Jane Adams, was born and raised in Liverpool and trained at Liverpool John Moores University.  As well as producing paintings and prints for a growing audience, she has developed strong links with local communities by providing ‘Art for All’ workshops and facilitating collaborative projects.

Jane's inspiration comes from her journeys through the city. It is the architecture, humble or grand, and its obvious connection to the past, which ignites her curiosity. 
www.janearts.co.uk

Gabrielle Caul

Silk Artist
 

Gay specializes in painting on silk and draws much of her inspiration from her love of the natural world. Her paintings are bold, bright and vibrant.
She is a member of the international Guild of Silk Painters and the Art and Craft Guild of Lancashire. Her paintings are exhibited widely and she has won many prestigious awards.
www.vibrantsilk.co.uk

Eli Pascal-Willis

Eli is photographer based in the North-West of England, specialising in capturing the landscape.
He says, “Photography allows me to connect with nature, and try to convey my response to the wonders that can happen when the available light interacts in harmony with the land. It is being a spectator to this balance that feeds my passion and inspires me to continue learning.

Carol Miller

Painter 


Carol is Liverpool born and studied at Hull College of Art.  She has won awards and been selected for many prestigious competitions.  Painting in oils and watercolour from her imagination and memories, she exhibits widely and has paintings in private collections in the UK and America.
www.artistcarolmiller.com

Paul R Francis

Painter


Paul R Francis is a Liverpool artist with only a Grammar School background in the subject.  He exhibits and sells nationwide and hopes to make an impact with his developing styles. He says, ‘I have taken reference points from all the mavericks in popular culture over the past hundred  years and used these perspectives to formulate a strategy incorporating the fact, that if you do not understand the past, in whatever your chosen field, you will be condemned to repeat it.’
www.paulrfrancis.com

Roger Jenkins

Painter


Award winning artist Roger Jenkins is a practising architect, living in Merseyside. He is a member of The Liver Sketching Club, Crosby Art Group, the Society for All Artists, and is currently Chairman of the Association of Formby Artists.
He exhibits throughout the northwest and in the Lake District.
www.rogerjenkinsart.wix.com/roger-jenkins-art-site

Steve Strode

Painter


Steve Strode is one of the Northwest’s most prestigious landscape artists. 
After graduating with a first class honours degree, he went on to specialise in Art Education. He works for more than one Local Authority delivering art workshops and is also employed at H.M.P Liverpool, teaching art to inmates. He writes regularly for the National art press and has recently completed his Masters Degree at Liverpool University, in conjunction with Tate Liverpool and Walker Galleries. 
I graduated in 1999 with a first class honours Bachelor of Education degree at Liverpool
www.stevestrode.com

Phil McGuinness

Art Foundation in hand, I set sail from St. Helens’ Gamble Institute and gained my HGV licence, because I could! I rattled around a bit and then did Fine Art Printmaking in Stoke on Trent. Undeterred, I eventually found work as a Graphic Artist.
Then I ‘fell over’ and a lot of things became out of reach! However, I did manage to grab a corner of the tablecloth and pull down a future for my own artwork…………pencil, gouache, oils and acrylics. I’ve never looked back since!  Commissions welcome!

Mark Rigby

Photographer 


A Northwest photographer based in St Helen's, with over fifteen years of experience.  His love of photography, especially landscape photography has led him on to winning the USA Airgas International Landscape Competition for four consecutive years. 
Each photograph is one of only 25 limited editions and comes, framed, mounted and with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Lindsey Moran

Printmaker & Photographer


Lindsey uses her camera, scanner and computer as artistic tools for capturing and manipulating objects and images; with imagery being digitally explored, changed and merged through a range of techniques. Imagery is often printed onto new surfaces; with various papers being investigated for their receptiveness and then taken back into the 
computer for further development.
www.lindseymoran.co.uk

Paul Kelly

Photographer


Paul enjoys travelling with his camera in the countryside, coast, and mountains around the beautiful North Wales area and occasionally further a field. He chases the perfect light that takes your breath away and makes you realise what a beautiful country we live in. 
www.paulkelly.eu

Keith Sweeney

Photographer


Photographer based in the Liverpool area of the UK and I have been involved with Photography for over 20 years.

After completing my College Education at Wigan, St.Helens and Liverpool, I began working as a Photographic Techician. My other lives have included- Medical Photographer and Freelance Photographer. I am currently employed by National Museums Liverpool as a Staff Photographer.  
www.keithsweeneyphotography.co.uk

Gary McNamara

Gary McNamara was born in 1965 in Liverpool, his first job was in advertising at the age of 16, where he was first introduced to illustration work. After 2 years he felt that illustration was for him so he took a job as a in house illustrator for Image Software, who were a computer games company. Here, he produced many game covers. An opportunity arose for him, to become a freelance illustrator, working for some of the biggest advertising agencies in the country. Over the next 8 years, he slowly moved away from advertising and started illustrating children's books and game box covers for the largest publishers all over the world, Working mainly on licensed characters from Disney, Thomas the Tank Engine, Noddy, and meny more. Fine Art has always been a passion of his, and after experimenting with different styles and subjects, he found that landscapes are were he can really express himself and show his passion through his paintings. 
He is now with one of the largest fine art agents in the country. and his work is in some of the largest art galleries in the uk.

Graham Calderbank

Graham always had a keen interest in art, but in the 70’s with no encouragement to pursue a career in art, he forged a more lucrative career for himself in the motor trade.
However, at the ripe old age of thirty eight, after returning from a memorable Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas, he felt the need to capture the moment and finally decided to follow his passion for art, painting famous iconic figures…….…..the rest is history! 
He has painted full time for the past fifteen years and sold work from the highlands of Scotland to Hong Kong

Amanda McIntyre

Amanda was born in St Helens and worked as a graphic designer for ten years before becoming a professional artist in her own right. Choosing to work predominately in pencil, she favours figurative work, using the nude form as inspiration. 
She exhibits and sells mostly in the North West.

Kath Collier

Painter


Kath is a self taught artist who has drawn and painted all her life. The medium of her choice is pastel and her preferred subjects are animals and people……..‘anything with a face’.
Her love of animals has taken her into the realms of wild life painting and it has become something of a passion. She regards it as the greatest challenge to capture the unique expression and character of each subject. This however, does not debar other subject matter, and she has painted commissions as diverse as old trains and oriental landscapes. 
Kath’s other interests include writing both, poetry and prose and she has been fortunate to have achieved success in both. 
All proceeds from the sale of her work go to charities which take medical and much needed surgery to parts of the world where these things which we take so much for granted are just not available