Singing Soul Gallery featured Artists


About Paul Smith

I am interested in our perception of the animal kingdom, told through fairytale and fable, art, books and film, rather than realistic depiction. A big influence on my work has been Angela Carter who wrote several short stories and novels on the theme of fairytales, “The Company of Wolves” and “The Bloody Chamber” being among the most famous. She tells tales of transformation, wonder and strangeness but, however dark the stories are, there is, more often than not, a redemptive ending. I use children’s stories as the vehicle to explore, in terms of adult-oriented concerns, the universal themes raised; love and jealousy, duplicity and trust. My work is solidly rooted in the figurative tradition. Of all the artists of the past I particularly admire the work of Elie Nadelman. A Polish-born sculptor working in the earlier part of the last century, he was innovative in his wonderful sense of fluid line and form, influenced by American folk art.


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Current Artists

Marie Prett courtesy of Singing Soul Gallery
Marie Prett

Marie's interest in the human and animal form has been there from her earliest memories of drawing and painting. It has lasted through six years of art education where every design project was given a figurative twist however 'functional' the intention.

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Rita Kearton courtesy of Singing Soul Gallery
Rita Kearton

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Amanda Averillo  courtesy of Singing Soul Gallery
Amanda Averillo

As an artist and Tutor I have experimented with most forms of Printmaking and now find myself working mainly with the Mono printing technique. It is a painterly method whereby the image is made on acetate sheets and printed in layers onto dampened paper. This enables me to express myself by scraping, drawing and dropping solvents into the ink while it is wet on the slippery plastic, helping me to create images with light and atmosphere. Therefore each print is unique as once printed there is little or no ink left on the acetate sheet. As a keen photographer I often go out and 'look' for an image or pick a time when the light is inspiring at the seashore or in the countryside. Other times things just happen that make wonderful images and if I'm lucky enough to have my camera to hand then I click the shutter. The photograph is just the starting point though and I don't follow it literally, preferring to loosen things up with mark making and colour and always aiming to capture the 'light'. Please contact the gallery for available work by this artist

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