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Mark Beresford

Whilst enjoying a successful career in Logistics, Mark renewed his passion for art.

Originally a water-colourist, Mark’s most recent discovery of oil now provides the perfect medium to 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 place’.

 

Having grown up in the City of Sheffield UK,  Mark has always been fascinated by it’s vibrancy and  busyness. A  reflection of many childhood memories of rain and glimmering lights add to his work. His great escape ………the Isles of Scilly reflects the white sands, blue seas and sheer tranquility of the beautiful isles. Images of which are produced following endless hours of watching rather than study.

 

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.

Mark Beresford 

Title: BenthamTower II

Media: Oil on canvas board

Mark Beresford

Title: Standing in the Haze, Bentham Tower

Media: Oil on canvas board

Mark Beresford

Title: Towards Deansgate

Media: Oil on canvas board

Mark Beresford

Title: Central Library Manchester

Media: Oil on canvas board

Michael Viger

“For me music and life is all about style” - Miles Davis

 

His life, full of culture, music, movies, art is all about style and adventures. It is our great privilege to introduce Michael Viger at Masa-UK Art Gallery. The preview of his art work will be at the Manchester Art Fair in October 2020.

 

Michaël VIGER is a French-Austrian Artist and Director. Over a period of 25 years, he worked as a first assistant, director, 2nd unit Director and Advisor in several well-known movies. These include: “The Tango Lesson”, “The Man in the Iron Mask” with Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malkovich, “Harrison's Flowers” with Andie McDowell, Adrien Brody and Gerard Butler, “The Visitors - Bastille day” with Christian Clavier and Jean Reno, “The curse of Edgar” with Brian Cox just to name a few.

 

His main inspirations were his father, a Jazz musician and artist and Yves Brayer, a famous French artist. His artworks reflect clearly the universe of jazz and cinema, a homage to the New Yorker Jazz Clubs with the shiny music instruments and their soulful musicians. The compositions of Alfred Hitchcock and the intensity of Orson Welles, play a big part in his creations. The uniqueness of his art work is the use of oil on old scaffolding wood boards, where he gives them a second life and since have become his trademark. 

 

Michael’s work is loved by many, as one of his most popular collectors is Damien Chazelle (Oscar Winning “Lala Lala” Director). His work has been presented in Studio Moliere Gallery in Vienna, Austria, with exhibitions in Prague and Biennale of Florence to follow. 

Michael Viger

Title: The Sweet Wake up

Media: Oil on wood

Michael Viger

Title: Charlie Haden

Media: Oil on canvas

Michael Viger

Title: Wake Up Baby

Media: Oil on wood

Michael Viger

Title: Miles Ahead

Media: Oil on wood

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 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.

Daniel Riley

Title: Two Tubs, Bury

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Daniel Riley

Title: Rakewood

Media: Acrylic on board

Daniel Riley

Title: Oxford Road

Media: Acrylic on board

Daniel Riley

Title: Holcombe Moor

Media: Acrylic on board

Daniel Riley

Title: Derwent Valley 

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Daniel Riley

Title: City People

Media: Acrylic on board

Hanna Solena El Azzabi

As an artist, I try not to be a passive part of this system. I tinker and shape composite images. I mix mediums and references. I reconstruct meaning through fragmentation at the borderline between the real and the imaginary.

 

First I deconstruct and then I rebuild, using images which, taken out of their context are no longer sacred but mundane. I always start by collecting bits of materials from video games, movies, and the news to create a new composition inspired by an imaginary picture issuing from popular culture and that I keep in mind throughout the whole process. This obsessive picture had struck me at some time in the past and now it fits in well with the new context I have chosen for it.

 

To me, everything begins and ends with popular imagery, this great nebula which has shaped us and that we then contribute to shape in our life time.

Hanna El Azabi, Blue reflection

Hanna El Azzabi

Title: Blue Reflection

Media: Oil on canvas

Hanna El Azabi Watching from the sky

Hanna El Azzabi

Title: Watching from the sky

Media: Oil on canvas

Hanna El Azzabi, Western Pyramids

Hanna El Azzabi

Title: Western Pyramids

Media: Oil on canvas

Hanna El Azzabi Flesh & Steel III

Hanna El Azzabi

Title: Flesh and Steel

Media: Drawing

Nigel Stewart

Born in Bury, Lancashire in 1965, Nigel passed his B.A. then M.A. Distinction in fine arts at Northumbria University between 1984 and 1992. It was also in 1992 that he moved to Normandy. Since then he has pursued his vocation as a professional fine artist, exhibiting regionally and in the UK and Germany. His work is found in public and private collections in France, the UK, Germany, United States and Canada.

 

Since 1999 Nigel has also worked as a professional tour guide and now gives regular lecture presentations and Normandy history, notably the D-Day landings of 1944 and is the author and co-author of, for the moment, two books on the subject.

 

Nigel’s artwork has a strong emphasis on the human figure, the portrait, and the emotions of the human condition. An interest in memorials and his work in history find their way into some of his work. His approach is increasingly rooted in a traditional approach to studio drawing and painting and the renewal now increasingly seen in the ‘Atelier movement’ - of a return to fundamental principles of crafted artwork techniques, which had been somewhat lost in the latter part of the 20th century.

Nigel Stewart

Title: Grace

Media: Oil on canvas

Nigel Stewart

Title: The Girl with a Pearl Earing

Media: Oil on canvas

Nigel Stewart

Title: The Breadmaker

Media: Oil on canvas

Nigel Stewart

Title: Lake District

Media: Oil on canvas

Iwan Evans

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

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

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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

"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 2018, acrylic on canvas board, framed, part of the Manchester Art Fair 2019 at Manchester Convention Centre

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Darko Taleski

Title: Hotheaded

Media: Acrylic on board

Wonder by Darko Taleski, part of the Manchester Art Fair 2019 visit us at MASA-UK Art Gallery beforehand

Darko Taleski

Title: Wonder

Media: Acrylic on canvas (wooden frame)

Darko Taleski orignal art at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury, Manchester art Fair 2019

Darko Taleski

Title: Gazing away

Media: Acrylic on canvas board

In Green, acrylic on canvas by Darko Taleski, represented by MASA-UK Art Gallery loved by art collectors, part of the Manchester Art Fair 2019

Darko Taleski

Title: In Green

Media: Acrylic on paper (framed)

Christine Southworth

After a rewarding and successful teaching career I took early retirement to fulfil my ambition to become a professional artist working from my own studio in the North of England and in a studio I have in Canada. 

 

Several years ago I joined NEO Artist Print Studio;I work there most days producing etchings based on my research and travels. I like to work from life, developing unique interpretations of human and natural forms.

 

My main passion is for drawing, drawing helps me understand the world I live in and is a natural progression to etching. My favourite material to etch on is copper but I do use zinc and solar plates are ideal for any collage based designs. 

 

During  my  career  I  have  been  in  many  exhibitions:  Society  of  Women  Artists,  Mall  Galleries,  The  Royal Birmingham, Manchester Academy and many others. My most notable commission was for Diana, Princess of Wales.

 

I have  recently  been  awarded  full  membership  of  the  Manchester  Academy  of  Fine  Arts,  and Society of Women Artists. I received the Barbara Tate Award in the 153rd SWA Annual Exhibition.

Origina rt, art in Manchester, Art In Bury, award winning Best female artist, Christine Southworth at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Christine Southworth

Title: Ravenglass 4

Media: Oil on board

Christine Southworth

Title: Girl in Hat 2

Media: Oil on canvas

Carl Jacobs

As a child I always loved drawing and painting.  At school, art was always my favourite subject and passing GCE first grade in Art, I went on to do a two year Graphics Course at Ashton-Under-Lyne College of Art, obtaining a North West Regional Diploma in Graphic Art and Design.

 

I love to experiment with different techniques and ideas and include these in my paintings. Much of my work now is done using acrylic paints which I find really versatile.  They can be used as a thin wash; much the same as watercolours, or thickly in a similar way to oils and the other bonus is a fast drying time which enables me to work spontaneously, without waiting too long for the paint to dry.

 

I would say that when I begin a piece of work, my aim is not

one of total realism, but more of an individual, slightly abstracted feel, which I achieve by fragmenting the image into shapes that echo certain elements in the image and then the painting, in a way takes over and dictates to me how it wants to progress.  I find this way of working really exciting and enjoyable.  

Polenca original acrylic on canvas by Car Jacobs at MASA-UK Art Gallery in Bury

Carl Jacobs

Title: Catolica

Media: Acrylic on canvas

Padstow Harbour Carl Jacobs original acrylic on canvas

Carl Jacobs

Title: Padstow Harbour

Media: Acrylic on canvas

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)

David Bullock

Inspirational watercolor artist David Bullock, from Bury, Lancashire, has been exhibiting at MASA-UK Art Gallery for a while.

He had studied fine art, etching and art history, however abandoned this career to spend the following years working in various professions and businesses. His artistic talents are not only in the visual art: “I have written and performed music throughout my life but have firmly set this aside only playing at home for my own personal enjoyment.”

 

His art work is concentrated mainly on cityscapes with an attention to old Victorian architecture or any other ancient and elegant structures. He gives a particular focus on the lighting conditions in which his art work is set.

 

David endeavors to add life and movement to his pieces, where ever possible with the inclusion of figures and vehicles and such helping lure the viewer into the scene.

 

“I use a slightly modified classical technique requiring patience and dedication but this has led me towards alternative subjects giving me the opportunity to take on larger and more adventurous compositions”.

Rivendale Dream, David Bullock

David Bullock

Title: Rivendale Dream

Media: Oil on canvas

St Annes Square by david Bullock

David Bullock

Title: St Annes Square (framed)

Media: Watercolour on paper

Rivendale Discovery by David Bullock

David Bullock

Title: Rivendale Discovery

Media: Oil on canvas

Bury Silver Street by David Bullock at MASA-UK Art Gallery

David Bullock

Title: Silver Street, Bury

Media: Watercolour on paper

Olga Lomax

Olga Tsarevska is a Russian born and educated artist who came to England to expand her artistic abilities and is greatly influenced by the scenic views of the North of England where she currently lives.  

Olga puts great passion into her work which is clearly evident in the fine detail, use of colours and attention to detail of the significant features of the piece.  

She works in a several genres. She spends a lot of time researching before starting to paint so that she is able to fully understand the true meaning and beauty of the piece herself  and is then able to convey this to many who view her art using many different techniques to ensure this message is not missed.  

 

A lot of Olga’s art is born from a strong foundation of passion, research and expansive knowledge of the great beauty in this world which many of us just pass by in our busy day-to-day lives.  

Olga Lomax

Title: Manchester ARK

Medium: Oil on canvas

Olga Lomax

Title: Chester city centre

Medium: Oil on canvas

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