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Reg Eldridge

Reg Eldridge was born in 1919 and from 1937 to 1939 studied Portrait Painting and Life Drawing at the Clapham School of Art. During the war Eldridge was a member of teaching staff at the Royal Artillery School in Deepcut with the prominent British Sculptor Kenneth Armitage, who became a good friend and life drawing partner. Subsequently Eldridge studied at Chelsea under Vivian Pitchforth RA and at St Martins under Ruskin Spear RA and Derrick Greaves. Appropriately exhibiting with the eminent Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Eldridge, was invited to exhibit with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in the early 1970's and went on to successfully exhibit with them for a period of over twenty years. At 86 Eldridge's work is held in private collections worldwide, notably in the USA, Japan and South America.
 
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Graham William Edden

The paintings of Graham William Edden are naturalistic and skilfully pay homage to the human form. In this, they are complete in themselves. But Edden's artistic perception metaphorically extends the beauty of the human subject by capturing the body in its actions: what it does and how it works. In '"An Affectionate Hug", he conveys the slight movement a breast makes when receiving a loving embrace. Another example can be observed in "I See You". Whilst the painting does the job of seeing the eye itself with utter conviction, it also reflects the pure, unadulterated gaze. As viewers, we are iintially seduced by the recognition of the outer appearance of humanity, only to ponder these 'moments' where the body speaks of itself.
 
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Adam Edwards

South London based artist Adam Edwards paints enlarged faces using oils which reveal suppressed emotional states and traumas from images he finds in newspapers and magazines. “If I am a portrait painter, that’s incidental, I feel more like a conceptual artist working through the medium of portraiture, not attempting to create either an image of the sitter, or capture in any way their soul, but to produce an image of myself and solidify the ethereal moment between conception and execution of the piece”. His first solo show will open on June 18th 2009 at the Bear Free House's upstairs gallery, 296a Camberwell New Road, SE5.
 
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Vita Elliot

Vita Elliot is a Russian-born artist, living in Sydney, Australia. She attended art school in the former USSR and was privately tutored in life drawing, portraiture and artist's anatomy. Now living in Melbourne, Australia, her work predominantly focuses on portraiture but has recently begun to explore the abstract. Vita Elliot work is currently held in private collections in Australia, Eastern Europe, Israel and United States, where she has exhibited her drawings and paintings.
 
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Anthony  Emerton

Middlesex based artist Anthony Emerton paints cityscapes in oil and acrylic and is very influenced by the painters of the early 20th Century.
 
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Kristin Erken

Kristin mostly paints on natural materials such as slate and plywood. The rough finish, edges and warp of some of the pieces that she finds, form an integral part of the work. "These paintings try to explore the past 'experience' or 'memory' of the materials I paint on in creating a new window or landscape using their natural forms and textures" says the artist. The natural wood and rock surfaces merge with painterly spaces and the forms of plants, insects, the human body, water, rock and other organic life. The works blur the lines or boundaries between different forms of life, mixing them in a visual soup of line and texture. Objects blend into one another as part of a bigger pattern.
 
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Monica Escutia

Monica Escutia is a Mexican artist living and working in Guadalajara, Mexico. Primarily an abstract artist, Monica uses colour and texture to define space and highlight form.
 
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Robert Eva

Robert Eva is a UK based artist specializing in acrylic on canvas. On visiting Eva’s online exhibition you will notice that his work displays a number of different genres and styles which naturally fall in to several groupings and collections of work. Exploring a particular subject of theme, he finds himself working on a set of paintings which are influenced by the last. “I don’t paint to a specific theme” he says, “I will create a series of paintings on one subject or theme, and then move on to something different as my inspiration takes me on my artistic journey.” As one collection leads him on to the next, Robert Eva creates a strong visual map of his artistic journey.
 
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MATTHEW DAVID EVANS

Matthew David Evans graduated from Leicester Polytechnic BA (Hons) Graphic Design in 1989 and currently works in the greeting card industry . He has exhibited nationally and internationally. In 1996 he won the Townscape and Landscape category in the Society of all Artists “Open Painting Competition”, whilst in 2002 he exhibited in the “Europastel” Exhibition in Italy and Russia. He has produced many commissions for private buyers with favourite themes being house “portraits”. In 2009 he was named "Best in Show" at the inaugural West Yorkshire Open Art Competition.
 
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