The ‘Red’ image I have entered is ‘The Red Ribbon Dress’ completed in 2012. It has over 6000 various red ribbons attached to it. It is a memorial piece to all those that have died due to AIDS and to all that are living with the disease, but also as a constant reminder to people that this disease is still very much ‘out there’ and doesn’t discriminate!
I myself was diagnosed HIV Positive back in 2002 after it had gone very long undiagnosed and nearly killing me. I was extremely fortunate to survive and have made it my mission to create work raising awareness about this.
I have created a huge collection of work on this theme, using mixed media and many ‘readymade’ objects that seemed appropriate.
I have exhibited many times as part of a group and have had 4 solo shows
Born & educated from Derbyshire fine artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors is inspired by musical arts Nature & Life. Symbolism, Pop Art, her emotions & dreams create bold statements empowered by emotive experiences & life’s fluidity. Has exhibited art since 2007 at Nottingham’s View From the Top Gallery to present day in galleries East Midlands to London, the National Justice Museum, East Midlands Airport, outside Tate Modern (Desperate Artwives Public Takeover a global artist participation) Her artwork Elvis Red & Gold featured in Creatives Lockdown 2020, Art-Culture-Tourism e-book. Magazine & online features A & I magazine, Artsbeat,Cult House,Satchiart online Pop Art Collection, Blogs Positive Minds & Happy Idiot.
Marina has been a resident artist at The Rooftop for 6 years. She likes mixed media, lino cuts, mirroring photography and designing artwear from her art. Her work is displayed in Studio 5 at the Rooftop Arts Centre, she has an online shop at Redbubble.com, and displays in high street establishments including Rothwell Arts & Heritage. She is a member of The Corby Collective Poets and also compiling her own second collection of poems. Before moving to Corby, Marina qualified as an archer and a hypnotherapist whilst working as a PA in London.
Two Alien Waiters
Mirrored photo of original random Pollock-style painting
Print to order, various sizes possible
I am a fine art photographer currently based in the UK. For the last five years, I have been using self-portraits to convey my ideas as well as a variety of techniques including composites and double exposure. I strive to apply my love of photography to the concepts and emotions that I feel and hope to gain connection and inspire discussion among the viewer.
I’m a painter, photographer, poet, film maker, installation artist, and composer using traditional and contemporary media and instruments. I like to explore the properties of the materials and technology I use, looking for ways to subvert them. Born in Kent in 1948, I’ve always had an impulse to express myself via the arts, influenced mostly by artists from the 20th century to the present day. My works are responses to music, history, and life in general, but not in any particular order. My music-making collaborations include, “The Godmonkey Skyhook Amalgamation” – “The Mighty Pandl” – “The Slackstring Band” – “Corby International Orchestra”, and make my own music as “martRox”.
I Hear Colour
These paintings have been inspired by Asian culture and the importance of red throughout Asia. As a painter, it’s important for me to widen my interests and appreciate all cultures and walks of life as they’re all wonderful and inspirational. In these pieces, I used gouache and metallic watercolor paint which I do for most of my work. I find these sorts of paints fascinating to use as it gives me the range to create pieces I think are good. The gold and silver metallic watercolor paints give my paintings that extra sparkle I need in my paintings to feel like the paintings are complete. They bring more life and color into my art that other paint doesn’t.