Flitting through East Finchley – painters from near & far

 

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I wanted to give a little thank you to some artists, some local and some not, who are worth keeping an eye out for. Some are local to the borough, others aren’t.

First up Jacinta Smelt, an artist based in the Netherlands, has been, once again, incredibly generous with her work. Last year her bold, strong paintings, like the butterfly above, literally flew off the shelves. Check out her website here:

http://www.jacintasmelt.com/

Another painter, London but not Barnet-based, to keep an eye out for is Rachael Weitzman. Her paintings are, as this article on Beautiful Decay says, little narratives

http://beautifuldecay.com/2010/09/27/rachael-weitzman/

Orly Orbach is another narrative artist and her work is wonderful. Her clients include the British Museum, the Southbank Centre and Royal Festival Hall and many others

http://orlyorbach.com/

Closer to home, Finchley resident Mari I’Anson is another artist who is donating for the second time. Her watercolours have a fluidity and lightness of touch that is elegant and her gentle observations make her work utterly charming.

http://mari-artist.co.uk/

Lisa Takahashi @takahashiprints is a painter and printmaker who lived in Barnet for many years, but has now moved to Bristol. Her subtle use of colour is combined with strong designs. As her website mentions, she has exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well locally at the Arts Depot

http://www.lisatakahashi.com/

Two marvellous abstract artists next, both producing work of great richness and warmth.

Polly Rockberger is a Finchley local

http://pollyrockberger.com/

Dragica Janketic-Carlin is based in the Mare Street studios in East London

http://dragicacarlin.com/

There is a brief interview with her talking about her work here

http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/meditation-on-dragica-carlin-painter.html?spref=tw

A couple of local figurative artists deserve a mention. Despina Symeou’s  @despinasym card is just brilliant

http://www.artbydespina.com/

Whilst I’m sure Harriet Connides’ @ceeforina pretty and whimsical lady will be snapped up. She is exhibiting at the Arts Depot from Sunday

http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/exhibition/harriet-connides

And finally, I have to mention Alex Tracey @ayjaytrashy who paints the most wonderful, witty miniatures on sugar packets and tea labels from cafes around the borough.

https://www.facebook.com/AyJaytrashy?fref=photo

Thank you all

The sale is on 6 Dec in Passobello 174 High Rd East Finchley N2 9AS. All the work is sold anonymously and all for £20, with all the proceeds going to Age UK Barnet.

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