This evening I came across a lovely painting that reminded me of Chagall (I like Chagall) and I wanted to find out who painted it, so I went on exploring and found more and more paintings by an artist named Anna Silivonchik from Minsk, Belarus.
Her work is really pretty and dream like. I still don’t know too much about Anna ( because google translate can only help a ‘gal so much! – in fact I’ve titled the paintings here the best that I can, I hope that nothing is lost in translation!)
… I worked out that Anna works on canvas, with oils ( usually around 60cm x 60cm in size) Her work is well known in Belarus and Anna has painted loads of wonderful work. She has exhibited in Budapest, Moscow, Minsk, and she is married to Vasily and she has a lovely little daughter who likes to feed the pigeons.
There are lots of paintings which you can browse on her website. Here are a few of my favourites :
Real friendship and true talent are precious things – strong yet fragile.
Mix them together and you have the foundations for the forthcoming exhibition The Burslem Boys. An exhibition that will make you think about - A) the impact that your friends have on your life + B) you should really make good use of your talents before it’s too late.
The latest Dappled Sky interview with Mark Finney unveils the friendship of three talented young men, Arthur Berry, John Shelton and Norman Cope,who were all destined for great things until tragedy struck in 1943. They all studied together at the Burslem School of Art – a beautiful building set in a small town in the middle of England. This was no ordinary school, it also produced people of unrivalled talent such as the world famous pottery designers Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper.
The spirits of the three artists will be reunited in an exhibition at Barewall Gallery, in Burslem this October. For the full story click the photo of Helen and Mark (above) or click on this link http://issuu.com/dappledsky/docs/the_burslem_boys
Then, if you want to learn even more about the artists then pop over to Mark’s blog – see the link in the Dappled Directory.
The exhibition at Barewall Gallery, Market Place Burslem, Stoke on Trent, UK, takes place 20th – 27th October 2012.