Hayley Buchanan

Hayley Buchanan

 

I was born and brought up in rural South Wales and nature has always played a major role in my work. After studying art and design at Loughborough University, I taught design and silversmithing at secondary school for many years. I now paint full time.

Influenced by impressionism, I try to bring such elements as Seurat's pointillism and van Gogh's dynamic skies into my paintings. These I fill with movement, vitality, and of course, colour. Inspired by the beauty that is right on my doorstep, I enjoy working mostly in acrylics, as this medium allows me to produce richly coloured compositions which capture the light and movement which is ever present in the landscape. I have a passion for colour and I love to portray my natural environment as a slightly impressionistic, vibrantly coloured, atmospheric world. I have always been fascinated by pointillism and the way tiny marks of colour can be positioned in a painting to represent, sometimes very realistically, objects and scenes.

I love to use this technique in my work and utilise it to suggest movement in nature. It seems almost more appropriate in today’s world to use such techniques, as they mirror pixilation so well. I like that parts of my work can almost be described as a manual application of a digital concept. To combine this with more realistic painting techniques merges the two to create a style which accentuates the light and movement present in the way I see the natural world around me.

For more information see: www.hayleybuchanan.com

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Thursday 14th March 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Nicki Heenan Cold Wax Workshop 2019

Saturday 23rd March 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Responding to Landscape - Expression and Structure by David Tress

Saturday 20th April 2019 10:00am - 16:00pm: Responding to Landscape - Expression and Structure by David Tress 2

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King Street Gallery cooperative includes artists from a wide range of disciplines,including contemporary fine art, ceramics, photographers, stained glass, wood turning, textiles and sculpture.

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4th January 2019 - 6th March 2019,

Members New Year Exhibition 2019

An exhibition of new works by gallery members for the New Year including paintings, original prints, fine art ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery.

8th March 2019 - 1st May 2019,

Members Spring Exhibition 2019

An exhibition of new works by gallery members for the Spring including paintings, original prints, fine art ceramics, photography, textiles and jewellery.

8th March 2019 - 22nd March 2019,

Nicki Heenan

A solo exhibition by local artist Debbie Dunbar.

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Monday 25th March, 2019Peter Spriggs and Redvers John

Friday 20th September, 2019Space - Open Art Competition

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