Ian Clegg Walsh

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2014

Artworks for sale: 10

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United Kingdom

About Ian Clegg Walsh

 
 
  • Biography

    "Love the jazzy emotion; makes me want a pinstriped fedora and a strong cigar." This was a recent twitter comment on a print of mine. I doubt I have the ability to say it any better !!! 

    ......  Two of my artworks are now published in the USA.  And/Or is a print journal for creative experimental writing and/or innovative graphic art. The journal seeks submissions from writers and/or other sorts of artists whose work openly challenges the boundaries (mimetic, aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, political, philosophical, economic, spiritual etc.) of literary and/or artistic expression

    They are in volume 4.

    A  hand drawn sketch is my usual starting point. The sketch is then digitized. I haven't found a satisfactory method to do this using software, so I manually trace my own sketch! My own photographic images are used for the toning material. Once the color has been applied, I build up the design with areas of tone. Chance plays its part - often the lead role. I want to see something that will excite me! I can emphasize or de-emphasize once everything is in place, and combine the precision of photography with the beauty of print making...

    My first love was Art, then photography, and later print-making. Finally now I'm creating art that is a blend of all three! Don't be surprised to see the occasional photograph among my Artworks for sale.  Enjoy what you see !!




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  • Education

    1976 - 1977

    Kitson College, Leeds

    1975 - 1975

    Batley Art College

  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: Brighouse Arts Festival

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

    Venue: The Millers Bar, Brighouse

    Several artworks are on display, three of which have already sold !

    Event: Solo Exhibition

    Dates: Jan. 9, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2015

    Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

    Lots to see here... An exhibition of large format digital prints; the exhibited prints are a continuation of a series of work which began a few years ago with experiments with mosaics.

    Ian has a fascination with rapid, hastily executed sketches with an almost throwaway quality - yet which often hold a wealth of meaning. "I draw a sketch, and then incorporate fragments of photography (always my own) in my designs. I use very occasional cultural references, and naïve animal forms. Now and then, I jump back to my original creative passion - photography. I use a palette of hundreds of these photographic images, creating textures and overlays. I use mainly digital media, and make compositions with differing perspectives and fragmentation."

    Event: Chroma Exhibition

    Dates: May 6, 2014 - June 7, 2014

    Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

    Where colour invites you to interact, pause for thought or dive straight in...

    With the work of Ian Clegg in the Foyer, Karolina Vinciūnaitė in Queenies and Tom Ratcliffe in the Lower Bar. Complemented by The Howland Centre group show including a retrospective from Nico Griffin in the Upper Bar.

    Event: First "solo" Exhibition

    Dates: March 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014

    Venue: Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Batley, West Yorkshire, England

    A new exhibition on our balcony gallery space starts this week, by digital artist Ian Clegg Walsh.
    See news: FBook "Batley Art Gallery" page. There are 19 works on exhibition. This extract is from the artist's description: Its a real privilege to have an exhibition in my home town. There's a mixture of old and new. Some of the pieces date from around 1996 when I had a fascination with mosaics, and then along came the vector phase, so it's a bit of a mishmash. Lately my thing is to incorporate layered tones from my own photography around a sketch. Hope you enjoy it ...

    Event: Art in the Barn

    Dates: March 5, 2014 - March 19, 2014

    Venue: Art in the Barn, Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Birstall

    4 works displayed: Rainy Mouse Posh / Out of Focus / Sick, Old or just an Outsider / Unlimited Contour

    Event: Batley Open Art Exhibition 2013/14

    Dates: Nov. 30, 2013 - Feb. 8, 2014

    Venue: Batley Art Gallery, Batley, West Yorkshire

    *Rejection [title of piece] exhibited

    Event: Connections Exhibition 2013-2014

    Dates: Nov. 27, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014

    Venue: The Art Station, Huddersfield

    'Art Station' is a space run by a group of Huddersfield based arts professionals, providing a continuous programme of exciting creative exhibitions and live performances around the train station concourse.
    Pieces on show are:

    *Tiny Lives
    *Crabbing in Barmouth
    *Study for Acromium Slight

    Event: Host Open Studio Trail

    Dates: Sept. 14, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2013

    Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

    As part of the Huddersfield Open Studio Trail, over 20 artists from across Kirklees invite members of the public to take a closer look at what they do and see how they work

    Event: Inaugural Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 17, 2013 - Sept. 21, 2013

    Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

    As a studio holder (Studio 1), I took part in the opening exhibition of this thriving community focussed art centre.

    Event: Host at Lawrence Batley Theatre

    Dates: Aug. 12, 2013 - Sept. 14, 2013

    Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

    Three pieces were submitted to the exhibition:
    *Migratory Paradox
    *Dynamic Familiar
    *The Evolution of Birds

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Education

1976 - 1977

Kitson College, Leeds

1975 - 1975

Batley Art College


There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Brighouse Arts Festival

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

Venue: The Millers Bar, Brighouse

Several artworks are on display, three of which have already sold !

Event: Solo Exhibition

Dates: Jan. 9, 2015 - Feb. 12, 2015

Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

Lots to see here... An exhibition of large format digital prints; the exhibited prints are a continuation of a series of work which began a few years ago with experiments with mosaics.

Ian has a fascination with rapid, hastily executed sketches with an almost throwaway quality - yet which often hold a wealth of meaning. "I draw a sketch, and then incorporate fragments of photography (always my own) in my designs. I use very occasional cultural references, and naïve animal forms. Now and then, I jump back to my original creative passion - photography. I use a palette of hundreds of these photographic images, creating textures and overlays. I use mainly digital media, and make compositions with differing perspectives and fragmentation."

Event: Chroma Exhibition

Dates: May 6, 2014 - June 7, 2014

Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

Where colour invites you to interact, pause for thought or dive straight in...

With the work of Ian Clegg in the Foyer, Karolina Vinciūnaitė in Queenies and Tom Ratcliffe in the Lower Bar. Complemented by The Howland Centre group show including a retrospective from Nico Griffin in the Upper Bar.

Event: First "solo" Exhibition

Dates: March 10, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Venue: Batley Art Gallery, Batley Library, Batley, West Yorkshire, England

A new exhibition on our balcony gallery space starts this week, by digital artist Ian Clegg Walsh.
See news: FBook "Batley Art Gallery" page. There are 19 works on exhibition. This extract is from the artist's description: Its a real privilege to have an exhibition in my home town. There's a mixture of old and new. Some of the pieces date from around 1996 when I had a fascination with mosaics, and then along came the vector phase, so it's a bit of a mishmash. Lately my thing is to incorporate layered tones from my own photography around a sketch. Hope you enjoy it ...

Event: Art in the Barn

Dates: March 5, 2014 - March 19, 2014

Venue: Art in the Barn, Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Birstall

4 works displayed: Rainy Mouse Posh / Out of Focus / Sick, Old or just an Outsider / Unlimited Contour

Event: Batley Open Art Exhibition 2013/14

Dates: Nov. 30, 2013 - Feb. 8, 2014

Venue: Batley Art Gallery, Batley, West Yorkshire

*Rejection [title of piece] exhibited

Event: Connections Exhibition 2013-2014

Dates: Nov. 27, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014

Venue: The Art Station, Huddersfield

'Art Station' is a space run by a group of Huddersfield based arts professionals, providing a continuous programme of exciting creative exhibitions and live performances around the train station concourse.
Pieces on show are:

*Tiny Lives
*Crabbing in Barmouth
*Study for Acromium Slight

Event: Host Open Studio Trail

Dates: Sept. 14, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2013

Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

As part of the Huddersfield Open Studio Trail, over 20 artists from across Kirklees invite members of the public to take a closer look at what they do and see how they work

Event: Inaugural Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 17, 2013 - Sept. 21, 2013

Venue: Creative Arts Hub CIC, 51-53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield , WF14 8AB

As a studio holder (Studio 1), I took part in the opening exhibition of this thriving community focussed art centre.

Event: Host at Lawrence Batley Theatre

Dates: Aug. 12, 2013 - Sept. 14, 2013

Venue: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

Three pieces were submitted to the exhibition:
*Migratory Paradox
*Dynamic Familiar
*The Evolution of Birds


 

Biography

"Love the jazzy emotion; makes me want a pinstriped fedora and a strong cigar." This was a recent twitter comment on a print of mine. I doubt I have the ability to say it any better !!! 

......  Two of my artworks are now published in the USA.  And/Or is a print journal for creative experimental writing and/or innovative graphic art. The journal seeks submissions from writers and/or other sorts of artists whose work openly challenges the boundaries (mimetic, aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, political, philosophical, economic, spiritual etc.) of literary and/or artistic expression

They are in volume 4.

A  hand drawn sketch is my usual starting point. The sketch is then digitized. I haven't found a satisfactory method to do this using software, so I manually trace my own sketch! My own photographic images are used for the toning material. Once the color has been applied, I build up the design with areas of tone. Chance plays its part - often the lead role. I want to see something that will excite me! I can emphasize or de-emphasize once everything is in place, and combine the precision of photography with the beauty of print making...

My first love was Art, then photography, and later print-making. Finally now I'm creating art that is a blend of all three! Don't be surprised to see the occasional photograph among my Artworks for sale.  Enjoy what you see !!