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Dani Bergson Biography

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Born in London in 1973, Dani’s first artistic training was at Middlesex University where she successfully completed a foundation course in Art and Design. At the age of twenty, her obvious talent led her to apply to the University of Central England to study for a degree in Printed Textiles. After graduating with honours Dani spent three months freelancing as a print designer before being offered a full time position as a junior textile designer for Monkwell Fabrics; but her big break came in 1998 when she landed a prestigious job designing upholstery fabrics and wallpaper for Osborne and Little....

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Steve JohnSton Biography

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Born in Glasgow in 1956 Steve grew up in Dumfries and studied at art school. Upon leaving, he became an apprentice electrician for a brief period, as he was uncertain of where his artistic path led. In 1973, Carlisle College offered him a placement, where, during the second year, he opted for a change in medium, preferring photography to painting. He found black & white formats extremely inspiring and exciting to work with, seeing himself in fact as an artist but utilising a camera rather than paint. Upon leaving college he moved to London where he did freelance work for...

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Wendy Corbett Biography

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Wendy Corbett was born in 1953 in Birmingham and tried multiple careers before taking on the path of her father as a commercial artist, enjoying this for a number of years until the computer age began, when she lost out on work, she became a full-time Fine Artist in 1997 and was signed by Washington  Green.  Corbett's inspiring style is depicted in vivid power in her works, silhouettes and strong shadows are cast and the forms of rocks, coastline and the like are broken and distorted in the water's surface. Focusing primarily in coastal imagery, Corbett draws key attention to...

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Rob Ford Biography

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I can remember wanting to stay late at primary school to finish my painting and if i remember correctly, i took the specialised art of ''drawing on walls'' to a new level. During my years at Felsted in Essex, my main interest was always in the art room. It was something that i felt confident with and had great enthusiasm for.  After leaving school i continued to paint and draw and developed an interest in the history of painting. This interest led me to apply to my local college to study an art course. Rembrandt, Van-Gogh and Delacroix were particular...

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Alexander Millar Biography

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Alexander Millar was born in 1960 into the small mining village of Springside, a few miles outside the town of Kilmarnock in west Scotland. Growing up in the small traditional Scottish village gave Millar a strong sense of atmosphere, especially during times spent with his father, a British Rail worker, in the steam filled stations which Millar describes as 'the most romantic, nostalgic places to be.'  'Escaping' school in 1976, Millar left Springside and set himself up in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The hustle and bustle of the new town and the local characters heavily inspired Millar's 'Gadgie' characters later on in life....

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