Q&A Julie Harris

The Studio - Julie Harris Photography

The Studio – Julie Harris Photography

Welcome back to Sale Arts Trail!

Did you exhibit last years SAT?
Yes I did.

The Studio - Julie Harris Photography

The Studio – Julie Harris Photography

What have you been up to since last years trail?

I have been overseeing the design and build of my new studio & viewing room.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?
I am currently being asked to speak at ACA & Flixton girls school.

What will you be selling at SAT16? Anything new?
I will be selling a lot more prints from my new dance project.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?
M – My Studio & Viewing room

The Studio - Julie Harris Photography

The Studio – Julie Harris Photography

What would be your superpower and why?

Definitely the ability to stop time, imagine how much work I could get done!!!

When you aren’t working what do you do?
Spend time with my lovely family.

Tell us something we don’t know.
I trained as a person entered counsellor

http://www.julieharrisphotography.co.uk

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Q&A Anne Earnshaw

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Welcome back to Sale Arts Trail!

Did you exhibit last years SAT?

Yes I have exhibited at the last two SAT’s, loved the experience and met such lovely people.

What have you been up to since last years trail?

Working in my Garden through the seasons as always, as I find this relaxing and I can put my artistic touches in the garden using colour, shapes and textures etc. In my art studio I have been mark making, getting used to drawing and painting again as well as working on my photography work . My inspiration mainly comes from nature and the places I love to visit.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I have just finished working on my annual project at Woodhey’s Primary School working with yr 4s teaching the children photography – my ‘Learning to See Programme’.
(This year I have been studying the landscape in the Lake District as this is one of my favourite places to find inspiration. I am putting together a body of work Inspired at Tarn Hows) see next question.

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Where is your studio?

My home and studio at Carnforth Drive. Venue O. This year Catherine Mahe glass designer and Nicky Martins ceramics will be exhibiting at my house.

What would be your superpower and why?

I was first inspired by Ansel Adams when I started my photography work whilst studying, admiring his simple and beautiful compostions in nature. As a young child I worked in more detail it was whilst at school and college I became more interested in the Impressionist’s and Abstract painters using paint more freely and seeing shapes and patterns.

When you aren’t working what do you do?

Besides working on my art I work at a well known retailers. When I can I love to play the piano, listen to classic FM and smooth FM, dancing and singing, reading a good book, gardening, our allotment and walking our dog Stanley at Dunham and Arley Hall.

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Tell us something we don’t know

When my son was 5 years old and he is now 17 years, I decided to go back to college as a mature student and studied Art Foundation at South Trafford College and studied at Salford University, Visual Arts BA (hons) . When I was a student I was studying fine art painting and then photography became my main medium. I still like to draw and paint when I can . You can see this influence in my Photography sometimes and my work can look like a painting.

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Q&A photographer Evvy

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

Photography is about developing your own personal vision, and the more you look the more you see.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Light, Action, People and Place

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Do you have any design heroes?

My old friend Bryn Jones, who’s a Design Course Leader at UCLAN in Preston. He’s always handy when I need a typeface or font.

Where is your studio?

The world at large is my studio, so the lighting can be erratic.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Frame all I can see in the best possible light.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I keep trying to do some writing, but the light keeps catching my eye.

What will you be selling at the Christmas Bazaar? Anything new? Anything christmassy? Perfect christmas present?

Etihad Stadium & Old Trafford prints for sure. And I might even risk Goodison Park and Anfield (though perhaps not Highbury Stadium).

Tell us something we don’t know.
Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago contains some of the most beautiful sentences you’ll probably ever read.

http://www.evvy.co.uk

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Q&A Julie Harris

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Julie Harris

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I am a portrait/people photographer. I work in my own studio as well as on location or in peoples homes. I produce beautiful, natural photographs for people to treasure. I am constantly sourcing different products for my clients and they are always of the highest standards. However, my first love is always Black & White photography and here I try to offer something a bit more gritty and unusual. I use this style within my portrait photography to offer a different look. But mainly I reserve this for my personal work around sale.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Natural, Different, Bespoke & Beautiful.

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Do you have any design heroes?

I love the Magnum photographers, reportage work. Documentary style photographers. Oldies such as W. Eugene Smith & Eugene Atget. My first inspiration as a young art student was definitely Salvador Dali. Most recently I am inspired by the award winning wedding photographer Mark Cleghorn.

Where is your studio?

My Home Studio is on Marsland Road. It is rapidly expanding and currently undergoing
a very exciting modern extension programme.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

There is no such thing as a typical day for me. It can range from: Shooting: anything from a Harp Quartet, a family of 9, wedding cakes, a lawyer, school children or a boudoir session. Editing on the computer, packaging products for delivery. Setting up the studio.
Delivering products, client viewings, client collections, client consultations.
I never get bored, and I love it!

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I am working on a very exciting project for a local school. Very creative and different. It will make a
huge impact to their building. But is very much hush, hush at the moment, sorry!

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?
No.

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

I will be selling a range of prints and products of images around sale.
Everything from metal prints, wood prints, canvases, frames & cards.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

My Home Studio on Marsland Road.

If you are opening your studio on the trail have you got anyone exhibiting at your studio?

Yes, I have Ian Chadwick Glass Art.

Tell us something we don’t know

I used to own & ride a Virago 535 motorbike, in all its beautiful black & chrome loveliness.
Perhaps thats where my love of black & white photography was nurtured.

http://www.julieharrisphotography.co.uk

Thank you Julie!

Q&A Simon Buckley

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Before you read Simon Buckley’s Q&A tonight a quick reminder that Simon is holding a ‘Dawn Walk’ as part of Sale Arts Trail on Sunday morning 12th July at 03.15 and an Artists Talk at 4pm. More details can be found on the ‘Workshops, demonstrations and talks page’.

In the meantime read Simon’s Q&A and his exciting project ‘Not Quite Light.

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What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I’m a photographer. I work very simply for this project, using one camera, one lens and a tripod. Oh and a little foldaway step, and my reading glasses.

I shoot RAW files on digital and, after having worked with film for over 20 years, I’m very excited and inspired by what can be done with the new technology. Film had its merits but it was also very limiting. I don’t subscribe to the purist view of film. If we were being purist we’d still be working like Daguerre. I do miss B/W printing though.

What 5 words best describe your work?

I find this question quite difficult to answer..I’m not sure I can speak on behalf of what others see in my work.

When I create an image, it’s not about what I’ve seen in that moment it’s how that moment appears to others that weren’t there.

I can answer with what I’m working to achieve. Thoughtful, ethereal, atmospheric, questioning, painterly.

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Do you have any design heroes?

There are many designers that I really enjoy looking at, and hopefully some I’ve yet to discover. I particularly love the posters and graphics from the 1920s and 1930s. I am quite a sucker for Art Deco and love the colours and typefaces used in that era.

Where is your studio?

I live in Manchester, but don’t have a fixed studio. I can work wherever I am, as long as I have my camera and laptop. It’s one of the joys of my job, the freedom to be able to work in many places.

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

I don’t have a typical day. The routine I’ve developed for Not Quite Light has also had to evolve as dawn has got earlier and earlier.
In winter I’d wake up, drink tea and go out for about an hour. Now, I don’t really go to bed and often have to sleep after I come back in, like a night shift worker.
I download the RAW files from the camera as soon as I come in, and write up the notes about what I’ve seen, what was the weather like, who I met and how I felt it went.
I’m not wishing the summer away, but it will be a blessing when daybreak starts around 6am again.

Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

Not Quite Light started as a simple idea around Christmas, when getting up early wasn’t a problem. It now takes me into unusual areas of the city at times alien to most of us.
It seems to have really caught the imagination of the people reading the blog though, and so is starting to take up a lot of my time.
Outside of Not Quite Light I also run a travel website called Road Rail And Sea, and do a lot of travel based photography for that. I’m also aiming to do NQL in other parts of Manchester and in other cities.

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Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

I exhibited pictures from a trip to Switzerland in last years SAT and was very proud to have been one of the exhibitors.

What will you be selling at SAT15? Anything new?

All the work I’ll be exhibiting and selling at SAT15 will be from Not Quite Light and it’s never before been exhibited. It’s been great to see the work as prints rather
than just on a screen. I’ve had a larger print made of one of the images too, which will be at the Waterside. The prints are all limited edition. I’ll also be selling my limited edition posters from the project.

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What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

As well as taking part in the group show at the Waterside I’m exhibiting 7 images at Coasters Cafe. It’s a lovely venue. My only worry is overdosing on coffee.

Tell us something we don’t know

I’ve used the same toilets as the Queen and the Pope, Pele once stood on my left foot and apologised and I used to be able to play Irish reels on a descant recorder.

https://notquitelight.wordpress.com

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Q&A Nicola Taylor

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Nicola Taylor

What is your practice? Materials? Processes?

I am a fine art photographer. My main body of walk is called “Tales from the Moors Country” and it’s a collection of narrative images, inspired by folklore and fairy tales. My images are all self portraits, taken with a remote control and they often combine many different photographs, stitched together in the computer to create a world that doesn’t exist in reality.

What 5 words best describe your work?

Literary, Ethereal, Feminine, Otherwordly, Mysterious

Do you have any design heroes?

Tim Walker, Sally Mann, Kay Nielsen, Arthur Rackham, all the Pre-Raphaelites.

Where is your studio?

I’m based in the North Yorkshire Moors

Describe in 10 words a typical day in your studio

Photoshop practice, swearing, cup of tea, writing, emails, emails, emails

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Are you working on anything unusual at the moment? Commissions? New work?

I’m always working on pushing my Photoshop skills further. My ambitions and my imagination always run ahead of my abilities so I need to keep learning so that I can create more difficult composites and satisfy those creative drives.

Did you exhibit or visit last years SAT?

No. I had not heard about the event until earlier this year.

What venue are you exhibiting at on the trail?

I’m exhibiting at Fresh Filling

Tell us something we don’t know

Five years ago I was a very miserable stockbroker, working in the City of London. It’s a very different life these days!

http://www.nicolataylorphotographer.com

Thank you!

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Just over a week to go @SimplyCheshire @ArleyHall

Over a week to go to the first Simply Cheshire show at Arley Hall and Gardens.

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Come along to the Sale Arts Trail stand and meet and chat about this years trail with Louise Dewsnap, Mitch Canvas, Sarah Malone and Jo Lavelle four of the Sale Arts Trail exhibitors 2015.

Don’t forget to watch out for even more Sale Arts Trail exhibitors at the show including Dionne Swift TextilesTone Von Krogh Ceramics, Alasdair Nelson Ceramics, Juliette Hamilton Willow, Lucy Elisabeth Metalwork, Mike Burgess Chainsaw Carver and Rebecca Lawley Silver.

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www.simplycheshire.co.uk

 

 

Whoop! Whoop! Exhibitors list #SaleArtsTrail2015

So here we have it! Finally the exhibitor list for this years trail.

Please click on Exhibitors 2015 for the full listing and watch this space for more news on the open studios and venues involved.

Here is a quick selection to keep you going!

See you at the trail 10th-12th July!

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