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Angie Kenber is a Bristol-based artist working in bold, expressive colour. She creates paintings on canvas and wood, and draws inspiration from the search for light and colour in unexpected places.
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BOLD COLOURFUL ABSTRACT PAINTINGS FIGURATIVE WORK Calendars Cards, Prints Interior Design Product Design I am thrilled to be this week’s Artist of the Week at Bridgeman Images. I was invited to join Bridgeman several years ago and since then my work has been licensed through them for commercial purposes. Bridgeman Images are the world's leading specialists in the distribution of fine art, cultural and historical media for reproduction, representing more image suppliers than any other agency. My images can be used in hundreds of different ways. From book covers to advertising campaigns, interior design to editorial content as well as websites, mobile apps and more. Just choose an image or images that you’d like to use from their website and Bridgeman will arrange the licensing....

A while ago I travelled around Rajasthan in northern India. My journey took in walking through cities, riding in deserts, seeing magnificent old buildings, viewing wildlife, and most importantly meeting Indians....

The year has been filled with my colours of the rainbow: jade, turquoise, lime, magenta, saffron. The year is almost completed and I come back to a calm centre. All is flickering soft white light. No colour - just the pureness of white. -- Gazing upwards towards infinity the ancient curves of Cathedral stone embrace me. The space calms, restores, softens. The light surrounds me womb-like. Fully present in this moment the music breaks: 'O Magnum Mysterium'. Sensations fill my eyes, my ears, my heart with joy. The music soars. Far off necklaces of jewelled Christmas lights cast themselves in my mind into paint, light and colour. -- Out of white; colour. Out of peace; inspiration....

Sometime during last year's hot summer, surrounded by images on my studio walls on canvas, I looked around for something solid and preferably wooden to paint on. ...

A chance encounter with YELLOW Anyone who knows me and my work knows that yellow is definitely not my favourite colour – or indeed a colour I have even given house room to before. However, when I looked bleary- eyed into the mirror one morning in late November, I had to confront a yellow face, yellow eyes, indeed a yellow ‘tan’ all over.  This was a relationship thrust upon me and I had to find a way to come to terms with it. Slip a little to the green side – and acid yellow, lime green are my absolute favourites, and indeed my paintings (and wardrobes!) are bursting with them – but cool lemony yellow and warm egg yolk yellow are rare guests in my paintings, and even rarer in my home. So yellow on a skin that really doesn’t suit yellow is pretty tricky.  Wear my usual lime or sludgy green and the clash jars painfully, wear purple and its complementary nature made me look even yellower than ever! So I made an even closer relationship with turquoise.  Calm, cool, bright and cheerful. ‘Painting’ - only this time I was using skin and clothing instead of canvas.  When the colours work that well together – it is cause for joy and celebration.  And I did – all Christmas long – with non-alcoholic wine!! (Just to reassure you – I’m nearly back to my normal colour again – and healthy :))   January 2017    ...

Feb. 17 2016 New facebook business page opened today! Keep up to date with galleries, exhibitions and images of the journey of my work. www.facebook.com/angiekenberartist do 'like' me and keep up to date....

If you're in Bristol - pop into Clifton Fine Art in Park Row (opposite Zero degrees) and have a look at this painting on the specially painted back wall!  Guess what colour it's on?!  I hope you enjoy it. (And ask to look at what else I have there...

Last week of Exhibition!  A reminder of when you can visit: The exhibition continues until 30th September Open Mon/Wed/Fri.  10am - 4pm All other times by appointment Please telephone: 01749 572373 Mendip House, Upper Breach, South Horrington, Wells BA5 3QG www.andelliart.com   Early Summer Sunshine £285   Strength in the Landscape £285   Change of Season £280   Azure Landscape £240 ...

January 30th 2015 I have a couple of exciting updates to share with you! Firstly, even though we’re still at the tail end of January 2015, I’m looking forward to a solo exhibition in January 2016! I will be exhibiting in the main space at the Grant Bradley Gallery in Bedminster, Bristol. There will be large and small-scale paintings, alongside painted furniture and objects. More details to follow. Secondly, BV Open Studios, where I have my studio, will take place this year on the weekend of April 24/25/26. The studios will be open on Friday 24 from 6pm, and on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 between 11am – 5pm. If you’re around that weekend, do pop up to my studio (M5 on the first floor), where I will have a mixed selection of work for sale. I’d love to meet you. As always, please go to the Contact page to keep in touch. Angie...