Paintings by Brian Steventon RBSA and ceramics by Andrew Matheson RBSA both from Staffordshire feature in the Creative Coverage Winter Exhibition, which runs online until December 31 where there is a mix of paintings, ceramics, glass, and sculpture from artists across the UK and internationally.
“There is a variety of work ranging from big and bold abstracts by Rowena Comrie in Scotland through to slightly more traditional landscapes from Michael Hill in Devon, although even these have abstract elements,” says Tim Saunders, co-founder of Creative Coverage.
This virtual exhibition can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home without the aggravation of a facemask. See it here: http://www.creativecoverage.co.uk/artist-news/virtual-exhibition
Brian works from the life model and plein air and uses the sketch book extensively. He models the abstract from the reality, expressiveness is crucial to progress his work. He works in oils, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, and mixed media. Drawing is the backbone to what Brian does. He is an elected member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
The wheel forms the basis of most of Staffordshire based Andrew Matheson’s work. Skills learnt through repetition throwing and the discipline required help to inform and develop the individual pieces. “I enjoy and get great satisfaction from all stages of the making right through to the final firing,” says Andrew. “All glazes are made by me from research and experimentation and trials of glazes based on oriental tradition.”
Together with the reduction technique this helps to achieve a distinct range of glazes. Many of the landscape forms and panels incorporate more slabbing hand building techniques with areas of texture to achieve the desired result.
The work can be classified into three distinct styles: thrown functional and individual pieces, blue and white ware, and landscape ware. Customers include HRH Prince of Wales who purchased two of Andrew’s large stoneware bowls.