Liverpool Chamber Makes An Exhibition Of Itself

reception_artVisitors to Liverpool Chamber may notice some new works of art going up around the place.

The works are being rented from Chamber member Dot Art. We’ve brought them in to brighten up the old place, modernise the building’s decorations and highlight some of the many talented artists from the region.

The works range from the highly figurative through to the exclusively abstract, which will hopefully mean there’s something to suit everyone. Featured artists are Nathan Pendlebury, Val Robinson and Grahame Ashcroft.

We’ve got statements from the artists about their work. Click ‘more’ to read them.

treeGrahame Ashcroft
“Landscape, Field and Woods” and “Birds Confronting Foliage”

Grahame is a professional artist, based in Merseyside, North West England. his paintings are in private & municipal collections, both in the UK & abroad..
Describing the process behind his work, he says -

“My paintings combine observation, memory and imagination, not always in equal parts. From these basic elements I persuade the images towards some kind of coherence. There is something about this process that I find fascinating, absorbing and utterly compulsive.”

dogVal Robinson
“Pier Head and Light Ship”, “Speke Hall 2″, Albert Dock” and “Palm House 1″

Val studied Fine Art at Liverpool college of art, and went on to teach art at the junior art school.

Her main interest has always been the face and body, which led to portraiture, but now concentrates on groups of figures and their visual interaction.

The artist has exhibited widely around the North West and has been awarded a number of prizes, including first prize in the 2004 Wirral Open, and second prize in the Chester Open in 2005.

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nathanNathan Pendlebury
“Box” and “Zero”

Nathan has had several exhibitions around Liverpool and the North West since graduating from Liverpool John Moores University in 1996.

Two of his works were selected for the 2004 Sefton Open exhibition at the Atkinson art gallery in Southport, he was awarded Joint 3rd Prize at the 3rd Wirral Open Exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery and most recently his photographic work was selected for the 2007 Chelsea International Art Competition in New York and shortlisted for a prize at the 2007 Sefton Open. The artist has this to say about his work;

“My painting, drawing and photography looks toward the presence of man within an urban and suburban environment, without necessarily being direct in figurative terms.”

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