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Ongoing exhibitions at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Daniel Riley

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. As a keen photographer he enjoys capturing scenes with his camera; his landscape photographs being artworks in their own right. Back at the studio however, he uses the photographic documentation as references to be abstracted and mixed with his memories of how a place felt. He then strives to communicate the essence of the place through textures, multiply layers of paint and ambiguous forms.

 

His work can often be minimalistic or reductionist, breaking 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 physically and emotionally rather than aiming to produce a literal representation of the scene.

Broadrake Clough by Daniel Riley at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Manchester

Daniel Riley

Title: Broadrake Clough

Medium: Acrylic on pane

Great Dovestone Rocks by Daniel Riley at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Daniel Riley

Title: Great Dovestone Rocks 

Medium: Acrylic on panel

Tim Schofield 

'I grew up in the North West and have spent most of my life in the Lancashire and Yorkshire areas. I’m a self-taught painter and my work has been displayed at Saltbox Gallery in Helmsley, and both Hope Gallery and the Town Hall in Hebden Bridge. 

Tim started creating landscapes from his childhood, initially preferring oil paints and acrylics for many years, before picking up watercolours as an adult. This transition resulted in a desire to find new and unconventional ways of working with watercolours.

 

A large part of Tim’s practice in recent years has been an exploration of the ways we interpret and absorb visual information in different stages of sleep and wakefulness. The goal is to create a scene that seems real and cohesive in one moment, but illusive under closer inspection, mirroring the manner in which dreams appear to unravel as we look closer and start to wake.'

Resistance by Tim Schofield available at MASA-UK Art Gallery, Bury, Manchester

Tim Schofield 

Title: Resistance

Medium: Watercolour

Neptune by Tim Schofiled

Tim Schofield 

Title: Neptune

Medium: Watercolour, wax and ink on cotton paper

Zani Gelevska 

Internationally recognised Fine art Graduate Zani Gelevska Veljanoska. Her authentic style, created with a rich palette of strong warm tones, layered surfaces of colour and texture, has caught the attention of many art collectors over the years.  

 

Zani is always experimenting and her paintings are a unique blend achieved by combining acrylic and mixed media and a range of unusual materials. Zani has been exhibiting her art work in over 15 countries worldwide and has been part of many art projects.

 

She has exhibited her work in many art galleries in London, such as the prestigious Blains Fine Art Gallery in Mayfair, as well as, having a permanent exhibition at the Macedonian Embassy in London, Vienna, New York and Paris. 

Night Out, original acrylic on canvas at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Zani Gelevska 

Title: Night Out

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

By the sea, mixed media at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Zani Gelevska 

Title: By the Sea

Medium: Mixed media

Meditation, mixed media on canvas at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Zani Gelevska 

Title: Meditation

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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Zani Gelevska 

Title: Love

Medium: Mixed media

Jacqueline Taylor 

As an artist, Jackie specialises in using oil paint to depict the everyday lives of people and places in a relatable and realistic manner. My focus is on empathy, capturing the emotions and thoughts of my subjects in a way that evokes a sense of connection and understanding between the viewer and the subject of the painting.

 

My goal is to create an immersive experience for the viewer, inviting them to imagine their own interpretation of the narrative and to have an empathetic understanding of the people and experiences depicted, regardless of any differences in gender, identity, culture, race, class or sexual orientation. I strive to use realism as a medium to create a sense of connection and understanding between the viewer and the subjects of my paintings.

Salisbury, available at the Gallery

Jacqueline Taylor

Title: Salisbury

Medium: Oil on canvas

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Jacqueline Taylor

Title: Woman with a Whippet

Medium: Oil on canvas 

SUTHAMMA (TA) BYRNE 

Unlike many surrealists, who present their dreams, the central subjects to Ta’s work are people and bold colors. Her work opens up a new art dimensions to explore. Her Blue Valentine figures are radiating emotions of closeness, love and feeling safe and her conspirator characters evoke curiosity.  “My subject matter is people, but my real passion is in colour and how the arrangement of colour can produce a different emotional experience of art.”

It is a testament to Ta’s creativity and talent, that her art is hanging in homes in Europe, Asia, North America, Middle East and Australia. 

Lady in red in a Jazz Club, 130x180cm

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

The Long Goodbye, oil on canvas, 100x120cm availabe soon at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Suthamma (Ta) Byrne
Title: The Long Goodbye
Medium: Oil on canvas

Darko Taleski

Driven by a passion for artistic expression, I translate inspiration through diverse mediums, including acrylics, chalk, ink, animation, augmented reality, and video art.

My journey began at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bulgaria, and since then, my work has graced exhibitions across continents, from Sofia and Istanbul to Berlin, Vienna, and Taipei.Recognised for my innovation, I received the prestigious Special Drawing Award at the Osten World Gallery and grants from the North Macedonian Ministry of Culture. My video art, like "Nostalgia for Art," has resonated with audiences at the MOCA Taipei, Berlin Biennale, and Toronto Urban Film Festival.

Currently, I'm collaborating with fellow artists on a groundbreaking project that merges classical techniques with new technologies, pushing the boundaries of neomateriality.

I have been working as an art teacher for 18 years, bringing the love of art to my students and fostering creativity with using new technology in the art classroom. As an art teacher I have been awarded with the prestigious first prize for Teacher Expert on Global Forum organised by Microsoft Corporation.

Darko has been a regular exhibitor at MASA-UK Art Gallery since 2013 and his art has been exhibited at: Chester, Manchester, Edinburgh, Gibraltar and Glasgow, Vienna to name a few.

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Darko Taleski

Title: Composition V

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Artist: Darko Taleski

Title: Through Vincent's Eyes 

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Andy Duggan

Andy Duggan’s original and unique art in a variety of media are inspired by his love of active outdoor sports and my appreciation of nature. Born in 1966 in the Penny Lane area of Liverpool, Andy loved art from an early age. Aspiring to become a commercial artist in his teenage years, winning his first Art competition at 14, Andy has enjoyed painting and drawing throughout his life.

 

Growing number of Andy’s artworks are now in proud possession in homes in: Australia, Dubai and Scotland, as well as England.

 

Andy finds inspiration from animals, nature, colour, wildlife and the freedom of the human spirit, love, and a belief that everyone matters.

Blue Planet, original acrylic on canvas available at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Manchester

Andy Duggan
Title: Blue Planet
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Look Out Below, available at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Manchester

Andy Duggan
Title: Flash Dance
Medium: Oil on canvas

Malcolm Lucas

Malcolm Lucas is one of the most inspirational expressionists in the North-West, known as the Lancashire’s Van Gough. 

 

His influences are mostly coming from the impressionism. Malcolm’s paintings show artist perception of the subject, rather than realistic interpretation. He is leaving a personal stamp on many of his portraits, such as: lost animal toys. The main influences of his are: Lucas Freud, John Piper, Van Gough, Laurie. He finds them very inspiring, exciting and liberating. 

 

His subjects of focus are mostly people he has met in his life.

On this subject he also adds: “I find it fascinating observing characters from a distance, and many times I get the urge to paint them. Still most of my work is concentrated on landscapes. I often try to capture atmospheric moments”. Although his influences come from the impressionism he sees himself as an expressionist. 

 

The theme of his work is based mostly on painting landscapes, with a usage of bold lines, bright colours and big brash strokes in oil or acrylic. For his line of work Malcolm also adds: 

“In my point of view, a painting should be a painting, not a photograph. I aim to express a mood or a feeling in my work. People say that even the animals in my paintings have a character.” 

Shropshire landscape original acrylic on canvas by Malcolm Lucas at MASA-Uk Art Gallery

Malcolm Lucas 

Title: Turn  Village

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

The Lovers by Malcolm Lucas, original acrylic on canvas

Malcolm Lucas

Title: Lovers 

Medium: Acrylic on board (framed)

Rafael Domingues

We encountered Rafael’s work alongside and in the perfect harmony with Dali’s sculptures in Marbella. His large-scale paintings with a fearfully applied lines and expressive brash stroke reminds of Georgia O’Keeffe,“the mother of American modernism” -.

The unique point of his artwork is that they are open to the imagination of the viewer. Longer one look at his work ,more organic abstractive forms will be discovered.

 

"I believe that my works are open to free interpretation by the observer. Let it be the painting that establishes connection between the observer and the answers to all their questions.”

He still exploits the traditional themes of the natural world with a fusion of abstraction and reality, where the viewers create own experience.

Star Trooper by Rafael Domingues at MASA-UK Art Gallery, Bury, Manchester, UK

Rafael Domingues 

Title: Star Trooper

Medium: Acrylic on canvas 

Dunes II, oil on canvas by Rafael Domingues at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Manchester

Rafael Domingues

Title: Dunes

Medium: Oil on canvas

Into the Galaxy by Rafael Domingues at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Rafael Domingues

Title: Into the Galaxy 

Medium: Acrylic on canvas 

Lotus Flower by Rafael Domingues at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Rafael Domingues

Title: Lotus

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Jane Fraser

Altrincham based artist, working 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.

My paintings can be seen at MASA-UK, on EASEL (the online presence of Manchester Art Fair), and in galleries in Altrincham and Ashbourne. 

Blazing Summer

Jane Fraser

Title: Blazing Summer 

Medium: Oil on canvas

Available at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Artist: Jane Fraser
Title: Back to Howthorns 
Medium: Oil on canvas  

Staithes Nocturne by Jane Fraser available at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Artist: Jane Fraser

Title: Staithes Nocturne

Medium: Oil on board

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. 

White city, 100x100cm, original oil on canvas

Lita Narayan

Title: White City

Media: Mixed media on canvas

City scene, original mixed media on canvas by Lita Narayan

Lita Narayan

Title: City scene

Media: Mixed media on canvas

Doru Ivan

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. 

Bully Boy, oil on canvas, 100x100cm

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Doru Ivan

Title: Bully Boy

Medium: Oil on canvas

Chaos, original oil on canvas available at MASA-UK Art Gallery, Bury, Manchester

Doru Ivan

Title: Chaos

Medium: Oil on canvas

Les Heywood

Les Heywood born in the UK and is an Award Winning Artist he has had numerous solo exhibitions in the North West including Stockport Art Gallery and has exhibited throughout the UK at such prestigious Galleries including MASA-UK Gallery in Bury, The Gallery at Holt, The Grosvenor Gallery Chester, Colin Jelicoe Gallery Manchester and most recently at the Pastel Society Mall Galleries London where he received an award for his painting A Northern Town '.

"My inspiration for my work has always been what's right in front of me whether that be observations in the city streets or in contrast our beautiful countryside. Working in oil or pastel my aim is to absorb subject matter and working quickly translate what I see and feel into paintings that hopefully convey my thoughts."

He has a steady client base of collectors at home and overseas and continues to go from strength to strength. 

Cross Street Manchester at MASA-uk Art Gallery

Les Heywood

Title: Cross Street Manchester 

Medium: Oil on board

Flowerpicker by Les Heywood, available at MASA-UK Art Gallery now

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Les Heywood

Title: The Flowerpicker 

Medium: Oil on canvas

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

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Les Heywood

Title: Bury Peel

Medium: Oil on canvas

Royal Exchange, pastel framed in black frame

Les Heywood

Title: Royal Exchange 

Medium: Pastel framed 

Lindsey Miller

Started doing embroidery about 40 years ago. Working from designs in magazines, first as a hobby, then about 20 years ago started to create her favourite pictures. Lindsey uses this art as a way of meditation. Its better than valium and the end product is a unique piece of art.  

 

The work by Lindsey is really impressive. She found an inspiration from everything around her. Whether it was the orchid flowers, her cat or her favourite singers like Freddy Mercury, she always finds a way to create new art. She is particularly inspired in the Japanese art, especially the art of Geishas. Shintaru Katsu and Toshiro Misune.

KISS, embroidery art by Lindsey Miller available at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Artist: Lyndsey Miller

Title: The KISS

Medium: Embroidery art 

Yellow Kimono, embroidery art by Whitefield based artist available at MASA-UK Art Gallery

Artist: Lyndsey Miller

Title: Yellow Kimono

Medium: Embroidery art 

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