Nestled beside The Biscuit Factory an unsuspecting building became centre of attention this July as the very first public artwork by Brazilian graphic artist DERLON was unveiled. Celebrating ¡VAMOS!, supported by The Biscuit Factory Foundation, Arts Council England and the Pemambuco Government, the soon to be, ‘Biscuit Box Studios’ has been transformed by the addition of ‘Amor.’ The alluring piece by the rising star references the tradition woodcut Cordel techniques of the Pernambuco region, where he is from. Primary colours and bold outlines make this piece well worth a visit.
Raquel Alvarez Sardina was born in Barcelona in 1967. After graduating with a Fine Arts degree from Barcelona University she came to England and completed an MA Degree at Cardiff University. Raquel is a modern day master of the representational genre, possessing the exacting technical skills required of a truly gifted artist.
Her disciplined training in Europe which included intensive drawing classes and rigorous anatomical studies, underpin and inform her exquisite work. This new collection of luminescent still lives, fuses together a careful accumulation of many small details with sensuous and dramatic expression, bringing the images to life. This is a beautiful exhibition not to be missed.
Anthony Marshall, a long standing featured artist at The Biscuit Factory, is well known for his urban and rural views of Tyneside and Northumberland. Using a distinctive colour palette Anthony’s works are instantly recognizable and present a familiar world in a new perspective. This collection explores new uses of colour and locations.
This autumn The Biscuit Factory is honoured to represent an exclusive body of work by one of the UK’s finest watercolour painters, Ashley Jackson. Having exhibited in The Laing Gallery in 2008 and receiving over 64,000 visitors. It is a pleasure to welcome Ashley back to the North East for this, his first selling exhibition in the region.
Describing himself as ‘a Yorkshire man through and through’, Jackson’s work reveals a dedicated passion for the powerful and alluring Yorkshire Moors. He has spent a career emulating the beauty of his surroundings, transcribing the ever changing aura that nature bestows upon the precious landscape. Exceptional portrayals of brooding moorlands and atmospheric skies have earned him the accolade of ‘the Twentieth Century Turner.’
Just as the Bronte’s picked up their pens, Jackson takes up his paintbrush to create a visual record, something durable, important and stunning, The moorland is not mine alone, she is there to be enjoyed and appreciated by others, we are just looking after our own heritage for future generations.
Important, collectable and impressive – Ashley’s work can be found on walls all around the world. His paintings feature in many private and corporate collections including the N.A.T.O Headquarters, Brussels, Royal Navy, the late Sir Harold Wilson, Yorkshire Bank, Tony Christie, Sir Patrick Duffy, the late L.S. Lowry, Rt. Hon. Sir John Major, Sheffield University, Yorkshire Post Newspapers, British Gas, Former President Bill Clinton, Former Mayor of New York, Rudolph and the late Edward Heath. Yorkshire Bank has even put his work onto a debit card whilst Grand Central named a train after him. Not only this but Ashley presented a ‘A Brush with Ashley’ a YTV television production and featured on Countryfile in 2012.