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Abi Whitlock

Joined Artfinder: Sept. 2015

Artworks for sale: 84

(20)

United Kingdom

About Abi Whitlock

 
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  • Biography

    My work focuses predominately on the human form and how the mind and body are affected when immersed in water. This is mirrored by the way light is refracted and reflected, distorting and enhancing colour and shape. I try to capture the way entering the water enables the swimmer to enter an altered state of mind; a form of escapism from the real world.

    My inspiration comes from life on the coast, trips to the beach and outdoor pools. Swimming in the sea re-acquainted me with childhood memories of learning to swim; my first discovery of the extraordinary experience of being underwater and holiday’s abroad snorkeling.

    The way I work puts emphasis on minute detail. Every aspect of the picture is given value, not just the focal point of the painting but also the intricacies of the background which are so often an after- thought. When I paint find myself becoming immersed in the piece; as if I myself am being submerged.

    Although I work in a very realist style, painting water creates natural abstraction within the piece. Water and its interplay with light generate unusual, distorted and complex patterns, altering the perception of everyday images.

    AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS 

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  • Awards

    2016

    CASS Award for Young Artists

    Awarded at the 2016 NOA Competition

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    2016

    NOA Creative Award

    For the work 'With the Current'. Chosen by the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho for their Summer Exhibition
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition

    Dates: March 5, 2019 - March 17, 2019

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    A exhibition showcasing selected works for the Lynn Painter Stainers Award

    Event: Group Mix

    Dates: Aug. 12, 2018 - Sept. 11, 2019

    Venue: The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HL

    Group exhibition of British Artists

    Event: Breathe

    Dates: June 28, 2018 - July 27, 2018

    Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

    A solo exhibition showing the water paintings of Artist Abi Whitlock

    Event: Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year Award

    Dates: Feb. 19, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    An exhibition of selected works for the competition run by Artists and Illustrators Magazine

    Event: Group Mix

    Dates: Oct. 2, 2017 - Nov. 23, 2017

    Venue: Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon

    A Showcase of Local Devon Artists

    Event: Summer Mix

    Dates: July 28, 2017 - Sept. 7, 2017

    Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

    Group Exhibition of British Artists

    Event: Underneath

    Dates: April 7, 2017 - May 6, 2017

    Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

    A showcase of work from emerging female artists

    Event: NOA Prizewinners Exhibition

    Dates: Dec. 6, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016

    Venue: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

    An exhibition showcasing work from all artists awarded prizes at the 20th NOA competition

    Event: 20th National Open Art Competition

    Dates: Oct. 27, 2016 - Nov. 4, 2016

    Venue: Mercer's Hall, London

    Exhibition for winners of 20th Annual NOA competition

    Event: A Slice of Pink Cake

    Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 26, 2015

    Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

    A celebration of Young Women working in Art and Design.

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Awards

2016

CASS Award for Young Artists

Awarded at the 2016 NOA Competition

Show more awardsHide

2016

NOA Creative Award

For the work 'With the Current'. Chosen by the Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho for their Summer Exhibition

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Lynn Painter Stainers Prize Exhibition

Dates: March 5, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

A exhibition showcasing selected works for the Lynn Painter Stainers Award

Event: Group Mix

Dates: Aug. 12, 2018 - Sept. 11, 2019

Venue: The Wey Gallery, 44 Bridge Street, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1HL

Group exhibition of British Artists

Event: Breathe

Dates: June 28, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

A solo exhibition showing the water paintings of Artist Abi Whitlock

Event: Artists and Illustrators Artist of the Year Award

Dates: Feb. 19, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

An exhibition of selected works for the competition run by Artists and Illustrators Magazine

Event: Group Mix

Dates: Oct. 2, 2017 - Nov. 23, 2017

Venue: Kennaway House, Sidmouth, Devon

A Showcase of Local Devon Artists

Event: Summer Mix

Dates: July 28, 2017 - Sept. 7, 2017

Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

Group Exhibition of British Artists

Event: Underneath

Dates: April 7, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Venue: Lawrence Alkin Gallery, London

A showcase of work from emerging female artists

Event: NOA Prizewinners Exhibition

Dates: Dec. 6, 2016 - Dec. 18, 2016

Venue: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

An exhibition showcasing work from all artists awarded prizes at the 20th NOA competition

Event: 20th National Open Art Competition

Dates: Oct. 27, 2016 - Nov. 4, 2016

Venue: Mercer's Hall, London

Exhibition for winners of 20th Annual NOA competition

Event: A Slice of Pink Cake

Dates: Aug. 21, 2015 - Aug. 26, 2015

Venue: The Pie Factory, Margate

A celebration of Young Women working in Art and Design.


 

Biography

My work focuses predominately on the human form and how the mind and body are affected when immersed in water. This is mirrored by the way light is refracted and reflected, distorting and enhancing colour and shape. I try to capture the way entering the water enables the swimmer to enter an altered state of mind; a form of escapism from the real world.

My inspiration comes from life on the coast, trips to the beach and outdoor pools. Swimming in the sea re-acquainted me with childhood memories of learning to swim; my first discovery of the extraordinary experience of being underwater and holiday’s abroad snorkeling.

The way I work puts emphasis on minute detail. Every aspect of the picture is given value, not just the focal point of the painting but also the intricacies of the background which are so often an after- thought. When I paint find myself becoming immersed in the piece; as if I myself am being submerged.

Although I work in a very realist style, painting water creates natural abstraction within the piece. Water and its interplay with light generate unusual, distorted and complex patterns, altering the perception of everyday images.

AVAILABLE FOR COMMISSIONS 

 
 
 
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