New Artist: Jamel Akib

We’re delighted to be working with super talented artist Jamel Akib.  He has worked successfully as an artist for many years, showing at numerous exhibitions and art fairs around the country, as well as teaching art at his own workshops. We have his gorgeous, vibrant Puffins and Hummingbirds as part of our mixed show this May and June

Hummingbird by Jamel Akib

Hummingbird by Jamel Akib

Hummingbird by Jamel Akib

Hummingbird by Jamel Akib

If you need a pop of colour for your room then look no further! Akib doesn’t hold back with brushes of thick, glorious paint and creates wonderful movement in his oil paintings. 

Puffin by Jamel Akib

Puffin by Jamel Akib

Puffin by Jamel Akib

Puffin by Jamel Akib

Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, England, on the 4th November 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage.  He moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five and returned to England to pursue further education at the age of thirteen.  He gained a BA honours Degree in Illustration in 1989.  He began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college, and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions.

He has so far illustrated the covers for three booker prize finalists and has a long list of credits for illustration stretching far and wide. He lives in Salisbury, England with his wife and two boys.

Kimono by Jamel Akib

Kimono by Jamel Akib

Ballerina by Jamel Akib

Ballerina by Jamel Akib

Ethereal Portraits by Toni Cogdell

Oil painter Toni Codgell works out of her studio in Bristol, set amidst trees in a small woodland near her home. When viewing the paintings grouped together on a studio visit recently, Toni’s ethereal style became amplified by the prolific volume of her work. The muted colour tones work well with each portrait eliminating a dreamlike quality, the fluid visible brushstrokes showing the confidence with which she works.

Ribbons by Toni Cogdell

Ribbons by Toni Cogdell

Toni expresses her work as "meandering across the territory of the Human Condition, exploring the constant dialogue, contrasts and tensions between the lives we lead and the lives we feel, our outer and inner worlds, the spaces between the parts. Exploring our individuation as well as our innate connections to nature, time and ultimately to each other. Telling the story of us from the inside out, through painting”.  It’s no wonder the images evoke a spiritual resonance and each portrait tells a story, a story you want it to be

Remembering You by Toni Cogdell

Remembering You by Toni Cogdell

We can’t wait for next month when we’ll be showing Toni’s oil paintings here at Gallery & Barrow in Bath.  Come and see the rich quality of work by this young talented artist and decide which portrait you like best.  The portraits are available in a  variety of sizes