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Angela Dierks

Joined Artfinder: Oct. 2014

Artworks for sale: 143

(13)

United Kingdom

About Angela Dierks

 
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  • Biography

    My background as an artist is somewhat unusual. I graduated from King's College London with a BA German and followed this with MSt in European Literature at St Cross College, University of Oxford, in 1992. My first love has always been the written word. Over the years I developed a strong interest in the world of therapy having studied psychoanalytic readings of texts as part of my MSt. I started studying for a Counselling degree and completed an MA Integrative Counselling in 2009 followed by further courses in the field of psychotherapy and counselling.  Both literature and psychotherapy continue to inform my work as an artist. While I never formally studied art I had been exploring different forms of expression - beyond language - for several years. The world of therapy opened up an exploration of the unconcious processes that painting helped me to access.  The other, most obvious, connection between the profession of therapist and artist is the preoccupation with emotions. In my therapeutic work I talk about emotions; in my art I aim to translate emotions into visual markers on canvas.

    Much of my earlier and more recent work is influenced by my psychotherapy training; the pieces were concerned with memories and dreams peeling away at them layer by layer. The other, constant focus of inspiration for me is the natural world which I return to at regular intervals in my work. More recently I started to be more pre-occupied with the internal world again. As a child I was fascinated by maps, copying the contours of continents and colouring in the different countries. In my latest work I am returning to this childhood love by painting imaginary maps of external and internal worlds, taking us to places that are "not down on any map; true places never are.” (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)

    Each of my pieces is unique and takes time develop. I aim to lend as much ‘feel’ to my paintings as possible, ‘controlling’ the painting as much as possible while also allowing for more spontaneity and risk by applying paint in a variety of ways: smudging, scraping, flicking, squeezing and rubbing paint onto the canvas, scratching paint off and re-starting the process. 

    My work has been sold to art collectors internationally with many returning customers.







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  • Education

    2007 - 2009

    London Metropolitan University

    1992 - 1993

    University of Oxford, St Cross College

  • Awards

    2015

    Artgallery.co.uk - Artist of the Year 2015

    One out of six finalists. 'Highly commended' by the art panel.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

    Dates: Feb. 11, 2019 - Feb. 25, 2019

    Venue: Starfish Gallery, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13

    Recent work on show.

    Event: Group Show

    Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

    Venue: Lumi Arts Gallery, 7 Denbigh Street, London SW1V 2HF

    A selection of affordable art on show.

    Event: Angela Dierks solo show

    Dates: Sept. 15, 2017 - Sept. 29, 2017

    Venue: Loughton Arts Centre, Loughton, London, 187 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4LF

    A selection of my more recent work.

    Event: Angela Dierks Landscape Studies

    Dates: Aug. 13, 2017 - July 20, 2017

    Venue: Harris and Hoole, Southgate, London, 10 Chase Side, Southgate N14 5PA

    A selection of framed landscape studies.

    Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

    Dates: July 8, 2017 - July 8, 2017

    Venue: King's Head, Winchmore Hill , London

    A selection of affordable, framed landscape studies will be available at my stall at this local fair.

    Event: Mardleybury Gallery

    Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

    Venue: Mardleybury Gallery, Mardleybury Farm, Mardleybury road, Datchworth, SG36SG

    An exhibition of a few select abstract landscapes.

    Event: Angela Dierks Solo Show

    Dates: March 1, 2016 - March 3, 2016

    Venue: Starfish Loves Coffee, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13

    A selection of my work will be available at Starfish, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13.

    Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

    Dates: Aug. 23, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

    Venue: Finch Restaurant & Lounge Bar, 111 High Road, East Finchley, London N2

    A large selection of my current work is now on show at Finch.

    Event: Art on the High Street

    Dates: Jan. 31, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2015

    Venue: Anthony Webb, Palmers Green, London

    A selection of work by local artists.

    Event: Designer Craft & Art Fair Sunday 16th November

    Dates: Nov. 16, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

    Venue: St Monica's Hall, Southgate, London

    A fair with a wide representation of local artists and designers.

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Links


Education

2007 - 2009

London Metropolitan University

1992 - 1993

University of Oxford, St Cross College


Awards

2015

Artgallery.co.uk - Artist of the Year 2015

One out of six finalists. 'Highly commended' by the art panel.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

Dates: Feb. 11, 2019 - Feb. 25, 2019

Venue: Starfish Gallery, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13

Recent work on show.

Event: Group Show

Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019

Venue: Lumi Arts Gallery, 7 Denbigh Street, London SW1V 2HF

A selection of affordable art on show.

Event: Angela Dierks solo show

Dates: Sept. 15, 2017 - Sept. 29, 2017

Venue: Loughton Arts Centre, Loughton, London, 187 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4LF

A selection of my more recent work.

Event: Angela Dierks Landscape Studies

Dates: Aug. 13, 2017 - July 20, 2017

Venue: Harris and Hoole, Southgate, London, 10 Chase Side, Southgate N14 5PA

A selection of framed landscape studies.

Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

Dates: July 8, 2017 - July 8, 2017

Venue: King's Head, Winchmore Hill , London

A selection of affordable, framed landscape studies will be available at my stall at this local fair.

Event: Mardleybury Gallery

Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Venue: Mardleybury Gallery, Mardleybury Farm, Mardleybury road, Datchworth, SG36SG

An exhibition of a few select abstract landscapes.

Event: Angela Dierks Solo Show

Dates: March 1, 2016 - March 3, 2016

Venue: Starfish Loves Coffee, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13

A selection of my work will be available at Starfish, 92 Aldermans Hill, Palmers Green, London N13.

Event: Angela Dierks Paintings

Dates: Aug. 23, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015

Venue: Finch Restaurant & Lounge Bar, 111 High Road, East Finchley, London N2

A large selection of my current work is now on show at Finch.

Event: Art on the High Street

Dates: Jan. 31, 2015 - Dec. 31, 2015

Venue: Anthony Webb, Palmers Green, London

A selection of work by local artists.

Event: Designer Craft & Art Fair Sunday 16th November

Dates: Nov. 16, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

Venue: St Monica's Hall, Southgate, London

A fair with a wide representation of local artists and designers.


 

Biography

My background as an artist is somewhat unusual. I graduated from King's College London with a BA German and followed this with MSt in European Literature at St Cross College, University of Oxford, in 1992. My first love has always been the written word. Over the years I developed a strong interest in the world of therapy having studied psychoanalytic readings of texts as part of my MSt. I started studying for a Counselling degree and completed an MA Integrative Counselling in 2009 followed by further courses in the field of psychotherapy and counselling.  Both literature and psychotherapy continue to inform my work as an artist. While I never formally studied art I had been exploring different forms of expression - beyond language - for several years. The world of therapy opened up an exploration of the unconcious processes that painting helped me to access.  The other, most obvious, connection between the profession of therapist and artist is the preoccupation with emotions. In my therapeutic work I talk about emotions; in my art I aim to translate emotions into visual markers on canvas.

Much of my earlier and more recent work is influenced by my psychotherapy training; the pieces were concerned with memories and dreams peeling away at them layer by layer. The other, constant focus of inspiration for me is the natural world which I return to at regular intervals in my work. More recently I started to be more pre-occupied with the internal world again. As a child I was fascinated by maps, copying the contours of continents and colouring in the different countries. In my latest work I am returning to this childhood love by painting imaginary maps of external and internal worlds, taking us to places that are "not down on any map; true places never are.” (Herman Melville, Moby Dick)

Each of my pieces is unique and takes time develop. I aim to lend as much ‘feel’ to my paintings as possible, ‘controlling’ the painting as much as possible while also allowing for more spontaneity and risk by applying paint in a variety of ways: smudging, scraping, flicking, squeezing and rubbing paint onto the canvas, scratching paint off and re-starting the process. 

My work has been sold to art collectors internationally with many returning customers.







 
 
 
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