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MASA-UK Art at the Downs 8, Altrincham

MASA-UK Gallery, Art @ The Downes

Friday 16th February 2024

 6pm - 9pm

 

8th The Downes, Altrincham WA142PU

 

     Masa-UK Art Gallery has been a cultural hub for over ten years. Many emerging local and international artists have found us as an important platform for their artistic journey. We have represented our artists at many international art fairs and in the UK and aborad.

 

As a family run Gallery, our main mission is through our model of communication and gallery setting, the artists, customers and art lovers are becoming a part of our extended family.

 

We have carefully curated art that captures the moment of life, leaves stamp in history, evokes feelings and tells a story, hoping it will make easier for you to choose your own original from the preselected wide range by the diverse and highly regarded artists.

We hope to see you there

Artists available at the Gallery

Alleyne Parry

Alleyne has always worked in advertising as a creative and lives in the Peak District National Park, but in recent years, he has turned to his beloved paints for more inspiration. His parents live by the sea on the Isle of Skye in Scotland, and he has been going there since childhood.

 

He has always been passionate about the quality of light on Skye and is in awe of the changing weather patterns and the contrast in light that this brings; this is where he enjoys the challenge of representing these areas of magnificent beauty. 

 

Alleyne uses acrylic paints and oils with palette knives to give a textural impression of seascapes and landscapes.

Bright Day at Ashaig

Alleyne Parry

Title: Bright Day at Ashaig 

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Croft at Kylerhea

Alleyne Parry

Title: Croft at Kylerhea 

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Mike Waldron 

“All art is about how it is made, and must go beyond what is purely decorative, to evoke a feeling” - Mike Waldron

 

Mike Waldron is an expressionist artist and mark-maker based in Bollington. Conveniently between the urban buzz of Manchester, the city in which he was born, and the wilds of the Peak District, which provide the inspirations behind his work. 

 

His practice is rooted in storytelling, with many of his works, including those veering towards the abstract, weaving a narrative, or hinting at some hidden drama. He is fascinated by the relationship between people, the landscape and the ever-changing urban environment. Having trained at Liverpool Poly in the 80s, he now works as a professional artist, seduced by colour; and ranging across a diversity of media, techniques, platforms and subjects, he steadfastly refuses to accept the artificial distinctions between abstract and concrete. 

 

Mike’s work is held in collections internationally. He has exhibited recently with Blue and Berry Gallery, The Gallery Next Door, inch Arts Gallery, Smith Gallery Brighouse, The Neighbourhood Gallery. He was recently awarded First Prize in the Inch Arts Winter Open Exhibition, for his piece. «  Rise Like Lions After Slumber »

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Mike Waldron

Title: For the Mackerel in the Morning 

Media: Oil on canvas board

The Road Home

Mike Waldron

Title: The Road Home

Media: Oil on canvas 

Catherine Short

Since dabbling in art at the beginning of lockdown, I've become thoroughly addicted to my creative journey. I utilise every spare moment in my quest to experiment and learn new techniques. 

 

Catherine Short is a landscape and pet portrait artist, living in Timperley. She works mainly in watercolour, and pen and ink and loves experimenting with acrylic and oils. Catherine is becoming an accomplished pet portrait artist, working in pencil crayons and soft pastels. Catherine's life long fear of dogs reduces with every completed canine portrait. Catherine has discovered the joy of healing through creating art.

Madame Butterfly

Catherine Short

Title: Madame Butterfly

Media: Watercolour

BrickLayers Arms

Catherine Short

Title: Bricklayers Arms

Media: Watercolour

Jane Fraser

Jane is an artist, based in Altrincham. I work in various media - mainly oils, but also acrylics, pastel and mixed media.

 

My main inspiration is the landscape, both urban and rural. I love to observe, interpret and record my surroundings. My subjects could be anything from the familiar farmland of my daily dog walks, to the wild grandeur of the Peaks and Lakes, and the spectacular cityscapes and hidden alleyways of Manchester and other northern towns. 

I’m an enthusiastic member of Manchester Urban Sketchers, and like nothing better than exploring the quirky and forgotten corners of our cities. Most of my paintings start life as an outdoor sketch, and what really inspires me is the fleeting effect of colour and light. Thoughtful observation reveals beauty and interest in even the most mundane objects, like a refuse bin or a peeling poster. History, too, is a source of fascination, and I always like to find out as much as I can about where I’m sketching and the changes it’s been through.

My paintings can be seen at MASA-UK, on EASEL (the online presence of Manchester Art Fair), and in galleries in Altrincham and Ashbourne. I also take part in open competitions and outdoor painting events throughout the North West.

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Jane Fraser

Title: Blazing Summer

Medium: Acrylic on board

Milltown Memories

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Jane Fraser

Title: Milltown Memories

Medium: Collage and acrylic on canvas

Sabina Nealon

 Sabina Nealon, Manchester based artist, originally from Baku Azerbaijan, a beautiful city on the Caspian Sea. I come from very creative family with father as a violin player and mum concert pianist. It was only natural for me to take interest in art. 

 

All my life I have been living between these 2 fields: art/music and sustainability. I studied art at home, regularly visiting art galleries at every opportunity. The last few years I have been pouring more energy into my art.  I am mainly an abstract artist with real feel for nature,  landscape, cityscape. 

 

I love colours & light. But I have no boundaries of a single style or genre. I love using combination of a palette knife, experimenting with different colour tones. Inspiration mainly comes from area of sustainability and nature that I enjoy, with seascapes, modern landscapes, new journeys in art. Oil is her favourite medium.

Beauty Queen

Sabina Nealon

Title: Beauty Queen

Medium: Oil on canvas

Tranquility

Sabina Nealon

Title: Tranquility

Medium: Oil on canvas

Mary Atherton

Mary is a landscape artist based in South Manchester. 

 

“I paint in response to my feelings about my surroundings. Wales in particular is a constant source of inspiration especially along the coast, the valleys and mountains.” 

 

She works mainly in acrylics but loves to experiment with different media and explore all the possibilities. This often triggers her imagination and often leads her towards abstraction.

 

Mary has exhibited in many open art exhibitions including Castle Park, Buxton Spa Prize, Green Man in Buxton, Stockport, Technically Brilliant in Warrington, Inch Arts in Altrincham, Harbour Gallery in Conwy Wales. She has also exhibited at Stockport Art Guild, Goose Green Art Gallery Altrincham, the Parsonage in Didsbury and currently exhibit with Altrincham Society of Artists and Easel online gallery for Manchester Art Fair. 

Against All Odds

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Mary Atherton

Title: Against All Odds

Medium: Mixed media

Shipshape

Mary Atherton

Title: Shipshape

Medium: Mixed media

Lorna Bent

A Art and Design college graduate, Lorna has had an interest in art since early age. Her passions for life drawing has given her the platform to develop her loose painting skills and style. 

 

Lorna’s noire style embraces life paintings, landscapes and large murals and cites photographer Helmut Newton, as a source of inspiration. Her artworks are mainly in acrylic, which she uses through variety of techniques such as: Splattering, Dry Brush and Detailing to create her unique style. 

 

Her art has been exhibited in galleries across UK including Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.  

Mors Mutation, by Lorna Bent at MASA-UK Art Gallery at the Downs, Altincham

Lorna Bent 

Title: Mors Mutation

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Serva, by Lorna Bent at MASA-UK Art Gallery at the Downs, Altincham

Lorna Bent

Title: Serva 

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Tricia Harrison

Tricia spent her early years in South Africa watching her mother doing pastel portraits of interesting local characters. She decided at the age of five that she would become an artist. After returning to the UK Tricia gained a degree in textile & fashion design at Manchester University.

 

She is also known for her versatility and has gained a wealth of experience working on greetings cards, ceramics, house hold and fashion textiles. All her work is handcrafted in watercolour, pencil, pastel, pen & ink and includes cut paper creations too. 

Her clients include most of the top brands and outlets including Noel Tatt, Museums & Galleries, Mint, Hallmark, UK Greetings, Marks & Spencer, Boots and WHSmith. 

 

In the last few years, she has taken on a number of private painting commissions and this has forged her interest in working as a fine artist using a variety of mediums such as oils, pastels and watercolour.

Tricia Harrison

Tricia Harrison

Title: Jennifer portrait 

Medium: Pastel

Pear

Tricia Harrison 

Title: Pink Pear 

Medium: Oil on canvas

Shazia Naqib

Shazia is an emerging-born artist, who believes in the expression through art.

A psychiatry doctor, Shazia has always had a passion for art and photography. In 2022 she has obtained the highest qualification in Graphic Design course in a Blue Sky Graphics in London.

She uses uplifting, energetic bold colours in her work. She is passionate about anything art whether it is good music or visual. She has unleashed her powerful inner emotions and feelings in her paintings, through her lifetime experience of 50 years.

Abstarct Aquarium

Shazia Naqib

Title: Abstract Aquarium 

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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