Under the Daisy – Oil Painting – West Sussex Artist Claire Harrison – Sussex Art Gallery

Under the Daisy – Oil Painting – West Sussex Artist Claire Harrison – Sussex Art Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Claire Harrison

Artist: Claire Harrison

Under the Daisy - Oil Painting - Claire Harrison - Sussex Art Gallery

Under the Daisy #2

Under the Daisy #2 is the second oil painting in a sub series as part of the Exploring Miniscule Series.

Under the Daisy (both 1 and 2) are about the fragile life that is happening in a tiny patch of grass beneath a Daisy. The daisy is an Ox-Eye Daisy, so slightly larger than the small daisies (Bellis Perennis) we find in the lawn. The viewer is taking an insect perspective of the scene where we find clover and grass growing with buttercups camouflaged into the horizon.

I want to highlight the importance of this miniature world, where species of flower, insect and mammal all rely upon each other in this delicate ecosystem. I deliberately choose everyday flowers that we can find in our lawns to show that this is what keen gardeners mow away every week, but is in fact vital pollen to so many species.

Under the Daisy #1 has been sold and is now in a public collection in ELNNDI Museum, China, GuangZhou.

Image Size: 60cm x 60cm / 23.6″ x 23.6″
Art Medium: Oil on Board
Original painting, signed on reverse
Painting Price: £2,350

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Claire Harrison

Artist in Oils and Art Tutor

Exploring the hidden world of nature: flowers, plants and insects.

Phone: 07973 410 111

Please mention the Sussex Artists website

Email: art@claire-harrison.co.uk

Website: www.claire-harrison.co.uk

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About The Artist

I am an artist based in West Sussex, specialising in oil painting of flowers and insects, sharing my passion for nature and the environment with my followers and clients.

I was aged just three when I painted my very first watercolour. My mum went into the garden and said “choose a flower and let’s paint it”. I chose a purple flower, which for those who know me, I’m generally dressed in purple and turquoise, and my paintings are often of a similar palette!

Before the computer revolution, which now appears to consume most of our lives, I spent my childhood painting and illustrating my own stories in the garden. I loved flowers and plants and most of all growing things. I think it was because I followed my father around the garden with my miniature wheelbarrow. I helped out to the best of my ability and - although I doubt whether I actually did much helping - I was inspired by the bugs, grew mustard and cress from seed on the shed windowsill, and grew Asters in a terracotta pot!

I now have my own garden of course, where I grow lots of flowers - mostly those that are based on Daisy formations. These include Rudbeckias, Heleniums, Ox-Eye Daisies and of course a lot of wildflowers, Cornflowers, Corncockles, Geraniums and Teasel. Teasel is one of my favourites because of the wildlife it attracts, especially in Autumn, where I like to see the Goldfinches feeding, pulling the Teasels over as the seeds pour out.

Looking back in retrospect, I can see where all the influences in my artwork come from - my fascination with pattern, insects and flowers. They were all part of my childhood and what I loved to do.

West Sussex Artist Claire Harrison in her art studio 1
West Sussex Artist Claire Harrison working in her art studio
The majority of my inspiration comes from the local Sussex landscape and my garden. Over the years it has become obvious that the seasons are moving. Spring comes earlier and earlier and Winters are extremely mild. I believe this is an indication of global warming and so many of the scientists and media provide us with information regarding this issue, on a global scale, but what is happening on our doorstep? What invertebrates and wildflowers are threatened and how does that impact on us?

As I write this, we are currently experiencing a heatwave and my crops this year are thriving because of the exceptionally low population of slugs and snails – a gardeners dream perhaps, but also an indication of pressure on the water supply, due to lack of rain. The scarcity of these unpopular molluscs also has an impact on the birds and mammals, such as hedgehogs and thrushes that feed upon them.

I started my “Art Seasonally” blog on my website, to start documenting and comparing the changes in the local climate in Sussex. I draw what I observe each week from life and these are not only for the project, but are also used as research and inspiration for my oil paintings. To read my “Art Seasonally” blog please visit my website.

West Sussex Artist Claire Harrison working in her art studio

I began my career in 2001 after graduating with a Fine Art degree, by hiring a local, large gallery space without any completed art works. I had 6 months before my opening, so I needed to create some work! A loan from the bank and a course on self-employment later, I launched my career and created 40 works to exhibit. These were photographic and digitally manipulated works, as I didn’t have a studio. From the success of this exhibition, which was featured in the local press and following an interview on the local radio station, the Director of The Farnham Maltings Arts Centre at my private view, offered me a studio space - and so my art career was born!

Since then, I have exhibited in the UK and abroad, in both solo and selected group shows and I have often been featured in both public and private collections. I sell to clients in several countries including the UK, China and Canada.

I am passionate about art, nature and the environment! I also enjoy sharing my enthusiasm and experience with the local community and I run courses at Guildford Institute and teach on a one-to-one basis.

I have been teaching art techniques, how to develop creativity and how to overcome creative block to children, amateurs and fellow artists for over 15 years. I have found that the artist and their creativity is still shrouded in mystery and thought of as a product of genetic fortune. However, like any other professional, I believe that being an artist is about hard work and practice, just like any other successful business owner or athlete, therefore, I started my “It’s All About Art” blog to try and demystify the creative process, to explain why I do what I do and how I do what I do, with the objective of de-mystifying the role of the artist and motivating all those art students out there.

So many students arrive at classes saying “I will never be an artist” or that they can’t be one, because they don’t have any talent. I believe that everyone can be taught the skill of drawing and painting, but some will ultimately have a natural flair for it. For those who want to become artists, all they need is the persistent drive and motivation to do hours of practice and work to create artworks, in whatever form that may take. “It’s All About Art” blog can be read on my website.

Dandelion and Fly - Claire Harrison West Sussex Artist

Concept: The Ideas Behind My Work

I am inspired by the landscape around me and much of my work is based upon the plants in my garden that I have nurtured from seed. I have never grown out of the wonder of plants appearing in bare earth. I encourage insects by tending a wild area of garden which grows many indigenous plants that have self-seeded from the local landscape.

My work consists of large brightly coloured oil paintings, highlighting the miniscule on a large scale. I am passionate about colour and emphasise those that I see, which are created by the changing light during the day. I want vivid colours to glow from the canvas, because I want to show that the tiny wildflower or bright beetle in a grass verge, is like a jewel amongst the undergrowth. I explore the miniature, miniscule and microscopic, of both the floral and insect world, and I will often attempt to crawl under the smallest wildflower and photograph from below as if I am an insect looking up. I am fascinated with camouflage, and I often hide insects within my work by using tone to conceal these little creatures. Just as you need to search to find minibeasts in a field, I want the audience to pause to find all the hidden dimensions in my work. This is because the bright colours are merely the surface; I want to combine both impact and detail.

I include a lot of texture in my work; I like the underlying surface to disrupt the outward appearance of the painting. It is a metaphor for the real landscape; we see calming rolling hills or ordered equally spaced trees. There is so much that we do not see, for example, the fragile intertwined relationships between all creatures in the ecosystem.

My fascination for patterns is shown in my intricate ink drawings and watercolours, where I often depict the many spirals found within the centre of daisy-like flowers. Having studied plants under a microscope for many years, I attempt to show that they are not all that we perceive; instead I draw the intricate detail from both the microscope and the naked eye. I want to show that nature, however small, is magnificent and important. Nature is not just a vista, or a landscape, it is the interdependent relationships between all creatures, flora and fauna. Nature is a perfectly ordered mechanism that we dismiss as an overgrown landscape full of creepy crawlies, where in fact it is a complex, beautiful ecosystem of each organism reliant upon another.

Steel Sculpture – Dragon – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Steel Sculpture – Dragon – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Steel Sculpture - Dragon - Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Sculpture: Dragon

Size: Height: 150cm x Width: 300cm
Art Medium: Sculpture in Steel (Rusty)
Unique Original Sculpture – Price: £1950

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor & Artist

Phone: 07765 711 603
Please mention the Sussex Artists website

Email: zeljko@ivankovic.co.uk

Website: ivankovic.co.uk

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I am a sculptor, predominantly working in stone and metal, but I also paint and draw when the need arises. When working with stone I make figurative pieces, human or animal and I tend to let the stone lead the way. What I mean is I draw the inspiration from the particular lump of rock and in a sense release the image I can see within it.

Working with metal is very different, as I have a more deliberate and focused approach. It also lends itself well to making larger structures and allows me to develop more ambitious ideas for outdoor or garden sculptures.

I am known to almost everybody as Jericho because lots of people find my real name difficult to pronounce. As of 1st January 2006, I became a full-time artist. For the most part of my career I have been working mostly to commissions as well as working steadily to complete a body of work that I can show.

So, if you are thinking of commissioning a sculpture for a garden (or other outdoors or indoors space) please feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect of the process.

Chronology

I was born in Subotica (former Yugoslavia) in 1970 and started practising art there at an early age. It was only after I emigrated to Britain and after completing my art degree that I became a professional artist (BA Fine Art, First Class Honours Degree). I am also known as Jericho – a name given to me by my wife and now adopted as an alias.

My portfolio consists not only of sculptures and three dimensional works, but also paintings and drawings. I love working in stone and metal, but I've also worked with cold casting and wood. I have had a number of commissions for paintings and sculptures, both abstract and figurative, for corporate clients and individuals.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Surrey Sculpture Society
I am a member of Surrey Sculpture Society and have taken part in a group exhibition at RHS Wisley in 2006 and 2008; Savill Gardens in 2007 and 2008; Borde Hill Gardens in 2008 and 2009 and Denbies Vineyard in 2007. I was a member, for two years, of 2 by 4 Artists Artists group in Horsham and took part in 2 group exhibitions in 2005.

I organised a venue and showed work, with two other artists, at the Artists and Makers Festival Open Houses and Studios in Horsham in July 2006. I also had a solo exhibition at Roffey Park Institute, Horsham in 2008.

I have shown work at the Great Art Fair in Alexandra Palace, London; Denbies Vineyard Bacchus Award Exhibition in January 2007; The Battersea Art Fair in 2007 and 2008 and The Landmark Arts Centre Art Fair in 2008 and 2009.

I exhibited at the Acorn Galleries in Billingshurst, West Sussex - one man show from 5th April to 25th April 2007 and the Quaker Art Week in Dorking in 2008. I had a solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures in June 2000, in Leicester and was exhibited at South Croxton Biennial Art Festival in Leicestershire 2001 and the London Affordable Art Fair in Autumn 2004

Sculpture – Ground Ivy – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Sculpture – Ground Ivy – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Sculpture - Ground Ivy - Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Sculpture: Ground Ivy

Size: Height: 130cm x Width: 100cm
Art Medium: Sculpture in Painted Steel
Sculpture Series 1 of 5
This Sculpture now SOLD OUT

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor & Artist

Phone: 07765 711 603
Please mention the Sussex Artists website

Email: zeljko@ivankovic.co.uk

Website: ivankovic.co.uk

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I am a sculptor, predominantly working in stone and metal, but I also paint and draw when the need arises. When working with stone I make figurative pieces, human or animal and I tend to let the stone lead the way. What I mean is I draw the inspiration from the particular lump of rock and in a sense release the image I can see within it.

Working with metal is very different, as I have a more deliberate and focused approach. It also lends itself well to making larger structures and allows me to develop more ambitious ideas for outdoor or garden sculptures.

I am known to almost everybody as Jericho because lots of people find my real name difficult to pronounce. As of 1st January 2006, I became a full-time artist. For the most part of my career I have been working mostly to commissions as well as working steadily to complete a body of work that I can show.

So, if you are thinking of commissioning a sculpture for a garden (or other outdoors or indoors space) please feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect of the process.

Chronology

I was born in Subotica (former Yugoslavia) in 1970 and started practising art there at an early age. It was only after I emigrated to Britain and after completing my art degree that I became a professional artist (BA Fine Art, First Class Honours Degree). I am also known as Jericho – a name given to me by my wife and now adopted as an alias.

My portfolio consists not only of sculptures and three dimensional works, but also paintings and drawings. I love working in stone and metal, but I've also worked with cold casting and wood. I have had a number of commissions for paintings and sculptures, both abstract and figurative, for corporate clients and individuals.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Surrey Sculpture Society
I am a member of Surrey Sculpture Society and have taken part in a group exhibition at RHS Wisley in 2006 and 2008; Savill Gardens in 2007 and 2008; Borde Hill Gardens in 2008 and 2009 and Denbies Vineyard in 2007. I was a member, for two years, of 2 by 4 Artists Artists group in Horsham and took part in 2 group exhibitions in 2005.

I organised a venue and showed work, with two other artists, at the Artists and Makers Festival Open Houses and Studios in Horsham in July 2006. I also had a solo exhibition at Roffey Park Institute, Horsham in 2008.

I have shown work at the Great Art Fair in Alexandra Palace, London; Denbies Vineyard Bacchus Award Exhibition in January 2007; The Battersea Art Fair in 2007 and 2008 and The Landmark Arts Centre Art Fair in 2008 and 2009.

I exhibited at the Acorn Galleries in Billingshurst, West Sussex - one man show from 5th April to 25th April 2007 and the Quaker Art Week in Dorking in 2008. I had a solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures in June 2000, in Leicester and was exhibited at South Croxton Biennial Art Festival in Leicestershire 2001 and the London Affordable Art Fair in Autumn 2004

Fern Sculpture – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Fern Sculpture – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Fern Sculpture - Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Zeljko Ivankovic

Sculpture: Fern

Height: 200cm x Width: 100cm
Art Medium: Sculpture in Painted Steel
Sculpture Series 1 of 5 – Price: £1450

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor & Artist

Phone: 07765 711 603
Please mention the Sussex Artists website

Email: zeljko@ivankovic.co.uk

Website: ivankovic.co.uk

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I am a sculptor, predominantly working in stone and metal, but I also paint and draw when the need arises. When working with stone I make figurative pieces, human or animal and I tend to let the stone lead the way. What I mean is I draw the inspiration from the particular lump of rock and in a sense release the image I can see within it.

Working with metal is very different, as I have a more deliberate and focused approach. It also lends itself well to making larger structures and allows me to develop more ambitious ideas for outdoor or garden sculptures.

I am known to almost everybody as Jericho because lots of people find my real name difficult to pronounce. As of 1st January 2006, I became a full-time artist. For the most part of my career I have been working mostly to commissions as well as working steadily to complete a body of work that I can show.

So, if you are thinking of commissioning a sculpture for a garden (or other outdoors or indoors space) please feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect of the process.

Chronology

I was born in Subotica (former Yugoslavia) in 1970 and started practising art there at an early age. It was only after I emigrated to Britain and after completing my art degree that I became a professional artist (BA Fine Art, First Class Honours Degree). I am also known as Jericho – a name given to me by my wife and now adopted as an alias.

My portfolio consists not only of sculptures and three dimensional works, but also paintings and drawings. I love working in stone and metal, but I've also worked with cold casting and wood. I have had a number of commissions for paintings and sculptures, both abstract and figurative, for corporate clients and individuals.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Surrey Sculpture Society
I am a member of Surrey Sculpture Society and have taken part in a group exhibition at RHS Wisley in 2006 and 2008; Savill Gardens in 2007 and 2008; Borde Hill Gardens in 2008 and 2009 and Denbies Vineyard in 2007. I was a member, for two years, of 2 by 4 Artists Artists group in Horsham and took part in 2 group exhibitions in 2005.

I organised a venue and showed work, with two other artists, at the Artists and Makers Festival Open Houses and Studios in Horsham in July 2006. I also had a solo exhibition at Roffey Park Institute, Horsham in 2008.

I have shown work at the Great Art Fair in Alexandra Palace, London; Denbies Vineyard Bacchus Award Exhibition in January 2007; The Battersea Art Fair in 2007 and 2008 and The Landmark Arts Centre Art Fair in 2008 and 2009.

I exhibited at the Acorn Galleries in Billingshurst, West Sussex - one man show from 5th April to 25th April 2007 and the Quaker Art Week in Dorking in 2008. I had a solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures in June 2000, in Leicester and was exhibited at South Croxton Biennial Art Festival in Leicestershire 2001 and the London Affordable Art Fair in Autumn 2004

Garden Sculpture – Girl with umbrella in the wind – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Jericho

Garden Sculpture – Girl with umbrella in the wind – Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Jericho

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Sussex Artists

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Artist: Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Garden Sculpture - Girl with umbrella in the wind - Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor and Artist Jericho

Sculpture: The Wind and a Girl

Height: 150cm x Width: 120cm
Art Medium: Sculpture in Painted Steel
This Sculpture now SOLD OUT

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Zeljko Ivankovic (Jericho)

Pulborough West Sussex Sculptor & Artist

Phone: 07765 711 603
Please mention the Sussex Artists website

Email: zeljko@ivankovic.co.uk

Website: ivankovic.co.uk

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I am a sculptor, predominantly working in stone and metal, but I also paint and draw when the need arises. When working with stone I make figurative pieces, human or animal and I tend to let the stone lead the way. What I mean is I draw the inspiration from the particular lump of rock and in a sense release the image I can see within it.

Working with metal is very different, as I have a more deliberate and focused approach. It also lends itself well to making larger structures and allows me to develop more ambitious ideas for outdoor or garden sculptures.

I am known to almost everybody as Jericho because lots of people find my real name difficult to pronounce. As of 1st January 2006, I became a full-time artist. For the most part of my career I have been working mostly to commissions as well as working steadily to complete a body of work that I can show.

So, if you are thinking of commissioning a sculpture for a garden (or other outdoors or indoors space) please feel free to contact me to discuss any aspect of the process.

Chronology

I was born in Subotica (former Yugoslavia) in 1970 and started practising art there at an early age. It was only after I emigrated to Britain and after completing my art degree that I became a professional artist (BA Fine Art, First Class Honours Degree). I am also known as Jericho – a name given to me by my wife and now adopted as an alias.

My portfolio consists not only of sculptures and three dimensional works, but also paintings and drawings. I love working in stone and metal, but I've also worked with cold casting and wood. I have had a number of commissions for paintings and sculptures, both abstract and figurative, for corporate clients and individuals.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Surrey Sculpture Society
I am a member of Surrey Sculpture Society and have taken part in a group exhibition at RHS Wisley in 2006 and 2008; Savill Gardens in 2007 and 2008; Borde Hill Gardens in 2008 and 2009 and Denbies Vineyard in 2007. I was a member, for two years, of 2 by 4 Artists Artists group in Horsham and took part in 2 group exhibitions in 2005.

I organised a venue and showed work, with two other artists, at the Artists and Makers Festival Open Houses and Studios in Horsham in July 2006. I also had a solo exhibition at Roffey Park Institute, Horsham in 2008.

I have shown work at the Great Art Fair in Alexandra Palace, London; Denbies Vineyard Bacchus Award Exhibition in January 2007; The Battersea Art Fair in 2007 and 2008 and The Landmark Arts Centre Art Fair in 2008 and 2009.

I exhibited at the Acorn Galleries in Billingshurst, West Sussex - one man show from 5th April to 25th April 2007 and the Quaker Art Week in Dorking in 2008. I had a solo exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures in June 2000, in Leicester and was exhibited at South Croxton Biennial Art Festival in Leicestershire 2001 and the London Affordable Art Fair in Autumn 2004