DANIEL PREECE Biography
Born in 1970. He lives and works in London. He studied at Chelsea School of Art 1988–89, the Slade School of Fine Art 1989-93 and the Royal Drawing School 2006- 07.
His work has mainly been about the urban landscape using the city as a starting point to explore formal issues of geometry and colour that hover between abstraction and figuration. The paintings have evolved from a pictorial landscape tradition, working directly from observation to create a sense of place and space using a strong personal colour palette.
Daniel has been Artist in Residence at Level 39, Canary Wharf in 2016, Dumfries House in 2015 and Kensington Palace in 2008 to 2009. He was Artist in Residence and visiting Professor at IIFA, Modinigar, India in 2011. In 1995 he was Given a Boise Scholarship to travel and make work in the USA. He was runner up in the Laing landscape and Seascape Award in 2001 and won second prize in the Gilchrist Fisher Memorial Prize for Landscape Painting in 1997.
Daniel has exhibited widely with his work being included in many group exhibitions. These have included The First International Invited Exhibition of Emei Contemporary Art, China, The London Group at Southampton City Art Gallery, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2015, 2013 and 2010. The Threadneedle Painting Prize in 2009, the Allen Gallery New York, in 2008 and in Flowers Gallery ‘Small is Beautiful’ in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2013 and Five New Artists at Purdy Hicks in 2002. His work has been included in the Canary Wharf Window Gallery Art Program in 2013 and 2009. He has had a one-man show at One Paved Court London, 2017, The Project Gallery, Arundel in 2015, Capsticks Solicitor in 2010, and at Gillions Art in London in 2008. His painting Panorama (from Angel Court), London was bought by the Chinese Government as part of the Creative Cities Collection initiative in 2012 and was exhibited at the Barbican Centre in August of the same year.
Commissions have been undertaken for amongst others, The Canary Wharf Group, Bayer plc and the Topland Group. Daniel has twice painted the portrait of the actor Tom Hardy. In 2012 he was commissioned to make body of work for a project for the Sarah Myerscough Fine Art Gallery, Mayfair to celebrate London’s Olympic year. Daniel’s work is in both private and public collections including The Chinese Government Collection, Dumfries House, University College London, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Forbes, Bayer plc, Unilever plc and the Canary Wharf Group.
PETER MOOLAN-FEROZE Biography
Peter trained as an artist at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, the Slade School (1979-1983), London University and then post-graduate at the Royal Academy Schools (1984-1987). He was initially influenced by the teaching of Ewan Uglow and specialized in working from the life model which he continued at post graduate level. He attended the Royal Academy Schools at the time of Peter Greenham RA and Norman Adams.RA. During his early years of teaching adult education at Tunbridge Wells, he encountered the more radical (anti-academic) theories and practice of Roy Oxlade, which influenced his approach to his own drawing and painting as well as his teaching. He became fascinated with the idea of finding a synthesis between contrasting artistic elements such as form and color, observation and invention, analysis and intuition.
Peter’s prints demonstrate that he has formed a means of holding these sometimes conflicting artistic elements in a creative tension. They are fresh, immediate and full of expressive color yet the forms are held in a strong structure of drawing. Peter also credits his passion for songwriting for helping to liberate his artwork from preconceived formats and increasing his ability to improvise.
While at the Royal Academy of Arts, Peter created the RA Outreach programme, taking creativity workshops with the artist’s life model into schools nationwide. He ran this programme for twenty years, staged three exhibitions of young people’s work at the Academy and as a result was asked to contribute to executive programmes at the London Business School. There, he helps leaders and managers to understand more about the nature of creativity and the connection between art and business. For the last fifteen years, Peter has been an external consultant at the LBS. He has designed creative learning programmes for companies including Deutsche Bank, A.T.Kearney, Givaudan, M&S, McLaren Automotive, Unilever, Estée Lauder and Jo Malone.
Peter believes in Renaissance thinking and in the power of cross fertilization between subjects, encouraging managers to realize that solutions can occur by employing subjects outside your own skill base.
He has recently been applying his artistic talents through the digital medium of ipad drawings, which are then reproduced in very limited edition print form, beautifully and sympathetically framed. I will be representing Peter at the Battersea Affordable Art Fair this coming Autumn between the 18th and 21st of October 2018. Below is a selection of works that will be offered.
NIC MCELHATTON biograpy.
Nic studied Fine Art at Carlisle College and Sunderland Polytechnic between 1976 and 1980. After graduating he acquired a studio in Queen Street on the Newcastle Quayside, and for the next three years exhibited in a number of group shows across the north east of England. During that period he supplemented his income working as a stage hand and technician for the Tyne and Wear Theatre Company at the Newcastle Playhouse. He met his wife Louisa there when she joined for a season as assistant stage manager. He followed Louisa back to London when the season finished in 1983, and a few months later joined Christie's South Kensington as a porter.
He joined Christie's on a six week contract to cover the main porters on their summer holidays, and at the end of his contract Christie's offered him a permanent role. Nic spent the next 33 years at Christie's South Kensington, ending up as Chairman of the company until its colsure in 2017.
Despite a busy and fruitful career at Christie's Nic always found time to continue his work as an artist, exhibiting his work occassionaly and regularly at the annual Christie's staff exhibitions. His influences are wide and varied thanks to his years at Christie's. In his new multi-faceted role as an art dealer/consultant and advisor he now hopes to also devote more time his first passion.