Every week, we give you an opportunity to go behind the paintings, and enter the worlds of our talented artists.
This week, we showcase the process and artistry of Emmanuelle Revel-Pellet, Irene Hoff and Tim Kingsmill-Brown.
Emmanuelle Revel-Pellet was born in Dijon in 1963. She studied Art History at the Ecole du Louvre and at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1987 she first graduated as an Art Teacher, and later as Associate Professor of Fine Arts from 1989. She taught at a college and university before working for ten years as head of the Art Teaching Department at the Louvre Museum. Revel-Pellet is widely travelled, having lived in Paris, Luxembourg, Mauritius and Singapore. She is currently based in the South of France in that classic creative hotbed of Aix-En-Provence, which was home to such artistic luminaries as Cezanne, Matisse and Gauguin. Revel-Pellet devotes herself to painting and writing books, and her style is highly recognisable with its excellence in draftsmanship and her use of physiognomic idiosyncrasy with a hint of the uncanny and the surrealistic.
acrylic on canvas.
Size: 120 x 90cm
For self-taught Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance, which is evident in the human & environmental challenges with which we are currently faced. Hoff craves a world where compassion, intuition and harmony are the key elements for living. She feels her art is filled with hope and inspiration and this has the potential to positively change viewers to become aware of their own feelings and beliefs, making space for their own true self. Hoff’s ‘Her Women- Innertotem’ series came about through her desire to reconnect and to bring everyone closer to nature and by drawing on the vast potential of who we truly are. Her aims are to encourage and support people to reclaim their power, to overcome their limiting beliefs, and to discover their talents with the intention of moving toward a unique purpose in life. Only then, Hoff believes, will we authentically connect and create with each other, thus enabling us to inspire others and to share our gifts, which in turn has the power to impact humanity for the better. This insightful and intuitive attitude to the world is partly explained by the fact that Hoff has lived in Asia with her two daughters on the beautiful ‘Island of Gods’ in Bali for more than 20 years. She speaks the Language of the West whilst simultaneously sensing the subtle unspoken energies of the East.
Tim Kingsmill-Brown was born in London in 1954. He trained at Watford and Exeter Art Colleges, but soon found himself investigating the techniques of the Old Masters rather than following the path of abstract expressionism and conceptual art practised by many of his contemporaries. In recent work he has actually been revisiting this abstraction, but all along he correctly surmised that abstraction was very easy to execute badly, and extremely difficult to perfect! Kingsmill-Brown’s passion, and the almost lyrical execution of his oeuvre, can clearly be seen in his fantastic landscapes, where he aims to capture something of the genius loci (spirit of place) in paint, rather than the purely topographical. His influences span widely, but clearly start with the master of Romanticism, JMW Turner. Kingsmill-Brown’s focus on the lineage of the early 1800’s Romantic school and the sublime; that raw, overwhelming power of nature, is where his work shimmers with life and depth. But what, he contemplates, if the sublime was in a less intimidating mood? He refers back to his school tutor, Peter Schmidt, who stated “in a room full of shouting people, the one who whispers becomes interesting”. With Kingsmill-Brown’s work, that truth is self-evident.
oil on canvas
Size: 92 x 122cm