Ongoing exhibitions at MASA-UK Art Gallery

SUTHAMMA (TA) BYRNE 

SUTHAMMA (TA) BYRNE

I'm drawn to the complex nature of human nature and the emotions that we possess. I love to blend emotional figurative references with elements of surrealism and create paintings that clearly show emotions through movement or expression.

 

Picasso and Lowry inspire me; their art is instantly recognisable and resonates with my own impulsive creation of art in its abstract form. I like to express emotion in my paintings, much of which is drawn from my childhood and personal experiences. You'll see that I'm hugely passionate about colour. I love to create paintings that encourage its viewer to stop and explore the depth, or layer, of each piece. I use the finest oils, traditional brushes and my trusty palette knife. I like to feel when I paint. Often, I have the finished piece in my mind's eye before I even start.

 

Happily, my work is dotted across the world in over fifty three countries. I come from very humble beginnings and a rural farm in northern Thailand. To see my work in homes across Europe, Asia, North America, the Middle East and Australia is thrilling and an honour for me. 

I want my art and people to possess a character that makes them unique and for each painting to be at the heart of a home and provide immense joy and happiness for years to come. 

Lady in a red hat by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: Lady in a red hat
Medium: Oil on canvas

Lovers My Funny Valentine by Suthamma Ta Byrne, exhibited at Manchester art Fair, available to view at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Lancashire, UK

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne

Title: Lovers, My Funny Valentine

Medium: Oil on canvas

Lovers, by Suthamma Ta Thimkaeo

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: Lovers
Medium: Oil on canvas

LITA NARAYAN

Lita Narayan

Lita, a science degree and accountancy, holder has had an art inclining throughout her life. In the early nineties Lita got the art bug again and decided take on the challenge of developing  her own style. 

Lita particularly takes inspiration from the perspective, angles, shadows and architecture of places that she has visited; mills and chimneys of the industrial north, fishing villages in Devon and Cornwall, and modern city and waterfront scenes, which she turns into abstract pieces.

She has subsequently exhibited in various galleries in the North-West for a number of years and has her work at the homes of individual and corporate clients.

Lita herself says that: “a visual scene or the atmosphere of a town or city must “move” me in some way; it is a right hemisphere and I find it hard to put it into words”. As a constant exhibitor at the Manchester Art Fair and MASA-UK Art Gallery her abstract cityscapes and landscapes are loved and appreciated by many art collectors. 

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Lita Narayan

Title: Whitworth Street

Media: Mixed media on canvas

Lita Narayan exhibition March 2022

Lita Narayan

Title: City scene

Media: Mixed media on canvas

Doru Ivan

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My artwork represents an introspection of the human nature and of what can results as an exploration of the human universe (expressionists and ludicrous forms). The evolution of my works reveals as a portraiture of the individual’s destiny which was not explored enough as an interior of the conception of the existence. More than that, I wilfully exaggerate certain aspects of the human existence expressing through form gesture, symbol, what a person could experience over a life time: moments of bliss, moments of panic and uncertainty, reflexion and mystic states. 

 

I work primarily in a realistic, figurative mode, with a preference for the rigorousity of an austere palette of black and white. My work frequently includes dynamic, sweeping brush strokes of watercolour, acrylic or black ink on paper that characterise much of my art. The subjects are not beautiful but my goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual situations. 

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Doru Ivan

Title: Bully Boy

Medium: Oil on canvas

Doru Ivan

Title: Chaos

Medium: Oil on canvas

Les Heywood

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Manchester born, Les Heywood has taken on the art industry, in particular illustration, after 30 years career in advertising.  

 

Over time he has explored most mediums, however at the moment the use of pastels and oils, has offered him a subtle but vibrant colour palette. His subject matter varies from landscape to cityscape, but he also enjoys the challenge of capturing the mood of a dramatic sky before and after a storm.

 

He has exhibited at galleries throughout the North West including The Colin Jellico Gallery in Manchester and has had a solo exhibition at the War Memorial Art Gallery in Stockport.  His works are preselected for exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Many of his works are now in private collections across the world. 

Market Street Manchester, oil on canvas by local artist Les Heywood at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Les Heywood

Title: Market Street, Manchester

Medium: Oil on canvas

Bury Peel Pub, oil on canvas by local artist Les Heywood at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Les Heywood

Title: Bury Peel Pub

Medium: Oil on canvas

Bury Peel, oil on canvas by local artist Les Heywood at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Les Heywood

Title: Bury Peel

Medium: Oil on canvas

St Annes Square Afternoon Sun

Les Heywood

Title: St Annes Square Afternoon sun

Medium: Oil on canvas

Mark Beresford

Mark Beresford

Mark Beresford’s oil paintings capture mood and atmosphere of sea, land and city subjects. He likes to pursue subjects that evoke atmosphere, light and ultimately give that ‘sense of the particular place’. 

I remember the cold winter fog would fill the streets and skies of the city. Within this I would see the silhouettes of people, lights of all colour and description filtering through the grey atmosphere, feel it’s busyness,  it’s sense of place, it’s story.

 

Mark  is currently exhibiting in several galleries including London, Cotswolds, Peak District, Berwick on Tweed and Truro. and has  most recently had a collection of works in the Spring Affordable Art Fair , Battersea, London and the Fresh Art Fair, Cheltenham Race Course.

Beetham Tower, 42cm x 42cm, oil on canvas board

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Mark Beresford 

Title: BenthamTower II

Media: Oil on canvas board

As night draws in  60cm x 45cm

Mark Beresford

Title: As Night Draws In

Media: Oil on canvas board

Moorland Solitude

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Mark Beresford
Title: Moorland Solitude
Media: Oil on canvas board

Central Library Manchester, original art oil on canvas board, 42cm x 42cm

Mark Beresford

Title: Central Library Manchester

Media: Oil on canvas board

John Dean

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I think I have the soul of an artist and the heart of a scientist - or is it the other way round? Perhaps it is better to see them as two sides of the same coin, and in my mind, feeding off each other and giving each other meaning.

After my school and college years I took a break from any idea of further education, but I always knew I would end up with a degree in science, notably physics. I also understood that my principle skill, the talent I was born with was that of an artist, and as much as I ignored it, it was never going to go away. I always saw it as a ‘dark calling’.

I call it that because I find it easy to do faithful figurative drawings, but I am driven to create something more abstract and imaginative. My art to date is trying or struggling to find a balance between the skill of figurative art and dynamic surreal imagery, but there still is the need to capture deeper meanings and give life to my personal philosophies.

Much of my art is concerned with resurrecting the gods. I love the classics and I am fascinated by how the classic gods seem to be personifications of all our drives, emotions, ethics and skills. I muse over how their stories played out on their celestial stage is manifest in our everyday lives.

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Demeter, Gates of Hades

John Dean

Title: Demeter, Gates of Hades

Media: Limited edition Print 6/50

John Dean
Title: Demetier, Gates of Hades
Media: Oil on canvas

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John Dean

Title: Aphrodite, Foam of Life

Medium: Limited Edition Print 21/50

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John Dean

Title: Monocot Fields

Media: Limited Edition Print 5/50

Iwan Evans

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Iwan grew up in North Wales where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. He currently lives in Manchester, which has provided him with a great deal of inspiration. He is fascinated with urban spaces and they tend to be the main focus in the majority of his work.

Iwan is heavily influenced by film and directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and strives to give his images a cinematic edge. There is sometimes the suggestion of a subtle narrative and a voyeuristic quality which he attributes to his interest in the work of Edward Hopper.

 

There is a certain amount of tension to Iwan's images. His main subject of work are urban spaces that appear to be deserted or perhaps portray a lone figure. His paintings often have an ethereal quality to them suggesting that they are somewhere in-between reality and a dream state. These factors help to encourage the sense, that perhaps something is not quite right in the image, thus creating a rather dark and brooding atmosphere.

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Iwan Evans

Title: Walk

Media: Oil on canvas

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Bridge 40_30- Oil On Canvas, at MASA-UK Art Gallery n Bury, Manchester

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Iwan Evans

Title: Bridge

Media: Oil on canvas

Iwan Evans

Title: Autumn City

Media: Oil on canvas

Where I go by Iwan Evans at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Iwan Evans

Title: Where I go

Media: Oil on paper

Darko Taleski

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"I remember the words that my grandmother always said when she saw me how I hold the pencil and how I traced the first line on paper:

You will be an artist."

 

I started drawing from an early age. Inspiration does not ask me when to came. I get it every time, everywhere, when I walk, when I talk with somebody, when I teach children, when I sleep, when I drink coffee, when I met new people, when I see pleases and thinks over and over again but every time in different way.. Inspiration came like a flash. I remember it and I transform it in an art piece as fast as it come it. Using a storm of emotions during creative process it is my way of giving energy to the art works. 


I usually use acrylic colors mixed with natural materials, paper and cardboard. I like to experiment with different kinds of materials and surfaces. The line in this period is primary in my works. It is usually black one composite with other colors on white background, but the line is always dominated. The line gives a dynamic and more emotion. 

Trough the art I present the feelings of other people on me, as well my feelings to myself.

Darko Taleski, acrylic on canvas board

Darko Taleski
Title: Composition V
Media: Acrylic on board

Composition VII, acrylic on canvas

Darko Taleski
Title: Composition VII
Media: Acrylic on canvas 

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Darko Taleski
Title: Into the Deep
Media: Acrylic on canvas board

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Darko Taleski
Title: Pink Landscapes 
Media: Acrylic on board

Daniel Riley

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Daniel is an artist, inspired by his love of the outdoors and his personal connection with the spaces and places which he experiences. He loves to hike out to remote places away from civilisation and sit and absorb the ambiance of his surroundings. 

His work can often be minimalistic or reductionist in that he likes to break things down to their base elements to communicate something that is purer and more refined. Daniel is inspired by the ever changeable light and weather conditions synonymous with the British countryside and the atmospheric conditions found in the moorlands of the Peak District and Pennine Lancashire, Daniel uses texture, tone and ambiguous, abstract forms to communicate how a location felt emotionally rather than aiming to produce a literal representation of the scene.

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Daniel Riley

Title: Scafell 

Medium: Acrylic on board (framed)

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Daniel Riley

Title: On the Road to Keswick

Medium: Acrylic on board (framed)

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Daniel Riley

Title: Harkle Hill

Medium: Acrylic on board (framed)

Salters Bank

Daniel Riley

Title: Salter Bank

Medium: Acrylic on canvas (framed)

George Clayton

George Clayton has been painting for most of his life in various mediums including watercolour,oils, acrylics and pastels, as well as experimenting with new techniques and combinations of material .

 

In recent times his main subject matter has been the human figure. Whether in portraits or life drawing from a model, the figure is a never ending source of inspiration.

Olga the Blue's Monet by George Clayton

George Clayton
Title: Olga the Blue Monet
Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Irish Girl by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: Irish Girl

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Reading Girl by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: The Reading Lady

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)

The Laying Nude by George Clayton

George Clayton

Title: The Laying Nude

Media: Watercolour on paper (framed)