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At PACK & SEND we want to give back to the art community. With 'Art of the Week' we will be sharing our favourite pieces of art, submitted by you to this page. Every week we will be doing this, to take part in the following week visit our social media pages and submit your art!
Submissions can be sent in by a message on the chosen social media platform or alternatively email them to [email protected]. As well as the artwork please submit a website URL and social media handles, these can also be featured to give the winner some extra exposure.
Winners are selected each Friday around midday and will be featured below on the website as well as on our social media channels.
Geraldine Segre is the winner of Art of the Week in its 20th week! She is an artist based in Anderby on the Lincolnshire coast. Living here she is a huge admirer of the beautiful coast and countryside and tries to capture this in per paintings. In particular she has a fascination with places where nature and man-made structures meet – sea defences, outfalls, piers and seaside resorts.
Most of Geraldine’s work is painted with chalk pastel because their vibrant colours are well suited to the drama of the English coast and countryside. This week’s winning entry is called Old Chapel Point, it is of one of Geraldine’s favourite local beaches. The area is known for its big skies and she wanted to capture that feeling of vast open space and the clear light of a bright, English summer’s day.FINE ART SHIPPING
The 19th winner of Art of the Week is Marina Barnes. Marina is a self-taught artist from Derby. She likes to make quirky, creative and unusual things in her unique style, outsider art. Her work features such heroes with black eyes and legs like drops as can be seen in this week’s winning entry. They are generally created with ink on paper, mixed media or by collage.
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Illusion of confusion by Hannah Thomas is this week’s winner of Art of the Week. Hannah is an abstract painter based in Wiltshire. She has worked as a photographer in London, specialising in the music industry, for over a decade before shifting her focus to painting. Her move over to painting was primarily born of a desire to work creatively in a fully autonomous way, with no rules; it was a space to be truly experimental.
Hannah’s work is instinctive and focused on a stream of consciousness approach to painting. Ideas of absurdism and chaos are common in her work and there is a celebration of the flux of life in the appearance of unfinished elements, elements morphing in and out of view, a slightly muddy palette that embraces the textures and residues of life experience on the canvas and a sense of underlying activity and forces unseen.
The energetic paintings she creates are an attempt to make tangible a series of signature shapes and motifs, a view of human confusion and the multi-layered nature of experience. Her art has been included in several group and solo exhibitions over the past eighteen months and she is currently embarking on a new body of work in her new studio in Bradford on Avon.FINE ART SHIPPING
Pet and portrait artist Anne Baldwin is the latest winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week. Based in Kent she creates these stunning bespoke portraits for her customers. She aims to bring your vision to life using mostly pastel or coloured pencil techniques. Anne is open to suggestions with her work and will make any amendments requested by the client. All of her work is viewed as a collaboration, with the client, and she will never consider a piece finished until the client is completely happy with it!
As an artist, she has always wanted to capture emotion, especially through faces and eyes. She studied art in school where she was pushed to take her O & A levels exams in the subject early, passing both. Although despite being accepted for a foundation art at college she had to stop her art at this time for personal reasons. In 2020 she re-taught herself through YouTube and lots of books and started creating these fantastic portraits.
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Trina Bohan is an artist based in Edinburgh. After settling in Edinburgh she fell in love with the huge skies, which she used to develop her large-format – Scottish Skyscapes. Her work invites the observer to look up from the land to the light in an ever-changing sky as it breaks through to reflect on the water.
Trina tries to capture momentary changes. She takes photographs for ideas whilst travelling and walking which she then turns into her art in her studio in Custom House, Leith. Appointments can be booked here for people to come and see her fantastic work.
Trina uses PACK & SEND Edinburgh East to safely pack and ship her Skyscapes and other work to her customers wherever they might be!FINE ART SHIPPING
The 15th winner of Art of the Week is Alasdair Thomson. Alasdair is a marble sculpture based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He has been Italian-trained in the art and has significant experience in carving large scale sculpture and other elements of decorative stonework, both in Scotland and abroad.
He creates sculptures of all sorts of things like; trainers, clothing, perfume bottles and anything else he is commissioned to make! Alasdair has completed sculptural commissions for clients such as Nike, Puma and Arkk Copenhagen, amongst others. This week’s winning piece is a marble sculpture of some Air Jordan’s.
Alasdair has used PACK & SEND Edinburgh East to safely ship his sculptures across the UK and around the world for many years.
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Ian Rayer-Smith is the 14th winner of Art of the Week. Ian was born in Farnham, England in 1970 and has spent 20 years working in the distribution and health lifestyle industries before beginning his practice as a full-time artist.
At this point, he had no prior experience or training but was fascinated by the medium and its possibilities. He has now completed a degree in visual arts and encountered a dramatic trajectory into the art world: attracting the attention of prominent collectors, winning several awards, and being featured in various international art publications.
Ian now has his own gallery in Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter open by appointment and two art studios in a converted mill in Cheshire and a converted chapel in rural Shropshire. As well as having his work represented in galleries in London, Munich, Melbourne, Toronto, Paris, Lille, Lyon, LA, and Palm Beach.
This particular winning piece is called ‘Hobnobs and Heathens’ and like many of Rayer-Smith’s paintings, it has a visceral yet emotional quality. It has been painted using acrylic on canvas and really catches the eye. He uses PACK & SEND Salford Quays to safely ship his artwork to his customers all around the world!
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Scott Edwards is the winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week this week, with this painting of Luna. Scott is a pet portrait artist based in Devon, UK. He commissions one of a kind portraits of your treasured pets which he makes with real attention to detail gaining that real likeness of character.
He loves nothing more than creating realistic drawings of your beloved pets and describes it as the best ‘job’ in the world. This winning piece of Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel Luna is a great example of his work, creating an exact likeness including fine details like all her curls. If you want to find out more about Scott and his work you can see more on his website, Instagram or Facebook.
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Rosemary Burn is an artist whose paintings are crafted from moments and memories – tiny events which captured her attention, such as a dripping bath tap and the light carried in the ripples, a fly on the wall, the fleeting expression on a face or a nameless place.
She paints every day searching for alchemy between paint, subject and moment. As well as her love for art and painting she is also a classical pianist. So she is always being creative in some way even if not through her art.
This winning piece titled, Train pain infusion, depicts a cup of railway tea. The piece was designed to summon memories of journeys, waiting, the time between places and hours to reflect and dream. It is painted in an impressionist/realist style using geometric shapes and abstraction, which are also an integral part of the composition.fine art shipping
Paul Kellett was won PACK & SEND Art of the Week in its 11th week. Paul is an artist based in the UK. He came back to painting in his 40’s largely following a breakdown as a way to support his well being. Painting helps him draw away from the day to day stresses of his job in the charity sector. His work is abstract and largely explores communicating emotion through a fluid process of paint application.
His winning entry, SOAR, was painted as a commission for a client who had lost her husband in tragic circumstances. It was a gift for her daughter and speaks about the ability to overcome tragedy and find the strength to move forward and not just exist but live to the full. It’s about taking the tougher emotions of your life and using them for the good of soaring to new heights.
You can find out more about Paul and his work on his Instagram page!fine art shipping
The 10th winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week is Lalu Stevens. Lalu is a UK artist from Leicester who now lives in Leipzig, Germany with her husband. She loves painting with bright colours and strong lines. Most of her work consists of painting cityscapes and landscapes.
This winning piece is called ‘Smoky Tops’ it is gouache on fine art paper. The painting is based on an 1800s photograph of the Manchester slums during the Industrial Revolution. It has taken inspiration from the style, thematic content, and colour palette of the famous Mancunian artist L.S Lowry, who inspired Lalu a lot as a child.fine art shipping
PACK & SEND Art of the Week’s 9th winner is Magdalena Biernacka. Magdalena is an artist based in North Yorkshire who creates work based on watercolour and ink specifically creating images using ink by creating fine lines. The main theme of her artwork is nature and she enjoys incorporating geometry into her artwork. Therefore creating abstract art inspired by nature.
This week’s winner of our Art of the Week competition is Toni Dade. Toni is based in Portugal where she has been painting since the early 90s and you can see a wide range of work examples on her website. Many of her paintings and illustrations feature the natural world as can be seen in this delightful watercolour study of a pineapple and she has exhibited her work in the UK and Portugal over the last few years.
Toni is a Fellow of the Society of Botanical Artists and will be exhibiting in the RHS Botanical Art & Photography Show at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 18th Sept-3rd Oct.
The 7th winner of PACK & SEND’s Art of the Week competition is Louise Marriott. Louise has nominated this statue, it was created as a promotional piece to feature in Mambo surf stores in Australia. The statue was created 36 years ago by two Australian artists Hugh Ramage and Peter King working under the name Storageman from an original design by New Zealand artist Reg Mombassa.
After being off display for 20 years, the piece came into Louise’s hands after being safely shipped to her from Australia thanks to PACK & SEND Lonsdale. It now sits proudly in her home.
Nikolas Wereszczyński is a Polish artist based in London. His work is often influenced by his
Slavic heritage, with a focus on nature, spirituality, people and the relationship between the
three. He is largely inspired by folklore, the Golden Age of illustration and Ukiyo-e.
He has produced several works depicting common Slavic themes and Polish legends, as well as images from his childhood in Poland. He hopes that they will allow him to share and raise
interest in Polish as well as Slavic culture, which despite being colourful and rich is not
As an LGBT artist, he also likes to include delicate queer elements into his work as a way to
represent and include the LGBT community in his own heritage and history.
He enjoys working with a variety of media, including gouache, pen and ink, linocut printing and acrylic painting. He enjoys symbolism and focuses on the sense of beauty, wonder and serenity in his works.
Julie Tanner is the 5th winner of PACK & SEND’s Art of the Week. Julie is a self-taught sculptor and graphic designer. During lockdown, Julie found herself with a ‘freaky passion for sculpture’ and started to create sculptures of her own whether they be stone, clay, resin or bronze. She does sculptures for commission and also her own private work too.
This week’s winning piece of art is Julie’s sculpture called ‘Flow’. Flow is a bronze sculpture and is limited to 12 editions. The sculpture was the winner of the Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize.
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Ted Harrison is this week’s winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week. Ted is an artist and writer who divides his life between his two homes in Wales and Shetland. Ted has previously presented shows on BBC Radio 4 and has written in many of the major national publications covering a wide range of topics.
This piece of art that Ted has made is of Skaw beach in Shetland. This beach is the northernmost beach in Britain. Ted has painted it in an imagined bird’s-eye view and the paint is mixed with sand, stones and shells from the beach itself.
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This week’s winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week is Jon McRae. Jon is an urban photographer based in Guildford who prints most of his work onto gloss, matt or brushed aluminium panels. He also has a picture framing business called Otters Pool Studio.
This particular piece is part of his ‘Vertical Existence’ series called ‘Newfoundland’. It is 60 x 90cm, printed directly onto a brushed aluminium panel, and is a limited edition of just 25 copies.
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The second winner of PACK & SEND Art of the Week is George Ryan. George is an emerging artist in Reading who studied Fine Art at Arts University Bournemouth.
This entry is a 2m x 2m continuous line drawing trying to depict the intricacies of life. His work mainly revolves around mental health and is painted in the form of abstract expressionism. He does also paint murals and make custom canvases and stencils as commission pieces.
This is a timelapse of George creating the piece:
Our first winner of Art of the Week is Richard Garnham. Richard is an artist from the London area who paints famous musicians and actors/actresses from around the world.
This week’s winning piece of art is of course of the legendary David Bowie. He sadly passed away in 2016 but left a lasting legacy on music and culture.
Richard paints large iconic portraits, like this one of Bowie, of people that he has grown up with either on film or through music. He feels that they always make an impact when people walk into a room and see them.
If you want to see more of Richard’s art it can be seen here – https://www.artfinder.com/v2/artist/richard-garnham and https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/731103FINE ART SHIPPING