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Name: Alice Beswick-Calvert
School: King George v College
Year: Year 13
Inspiration: Art has played a large role in my life so far, from having exhibitions in the dining room, to workshops for the community in the garage. I am creatively minded, with a deep interest in different media, colour, texture and light. The previous five summers I have been an assistant at an arts summer school and have enjoyed passing on my enthusiasm for art and design to the community. I am also very interested in the local art group’s exhibitions, submitting pieces of my own to be exhibited. I generally gravitate towards lens based starting points, developing photographs I have taken into more hand rendered pieces. Whilst developing a project on fragility I investigated the work of Andy Goldsworthy as my attention was caught by his momentary, transient attitude towards art and the natural forces. I am constantly drawn, however to the work of Gustav Klimt, finding the rich colours and pattern of his painting in contrast to delicate human figures captivating. This year I look forward, to taking my artwork to the next level as I begin an art foundation course at manchester school of art, deepening my understanding of art and developing my own work.
Title: Marshland Grasses 1/4
Description: This is piece from a project in which I explored the ways in which different people respond to their environment. To do this I gave out five digital cameras to five different people of a variety of ages all living in the same area. This image was one of my favourites that I received back. In response to the photograph I painted the same image on to canvas in my own style then overlaid the original photograph and a scan of my painting to create an image using someone else's response to their own landscape and my response to their imagery, creating a mixed media, textural image.
Medium: Photographic image, Acrylic paint on canvas fabric, stitched in to. Manipulated in Photoshop.
Width: 29.7 Height: 42
Keywords: Response to landscape, textural.