Lou is a resident artist at the Cambridge Art Salon, having graduated with a first class degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. Now working as a freelance illustrator, specialising in greetings cards, hand-painted ceramics and prints, this exhibition showcases a different and perhaps more painterly style. Whilst a love of vibrant colour and playful humour is still evident, the pieces are on a larger scale and have been worked to a high level of detail, contrasting smooth, cloudy gradients and sharper, glowing highlights.
There are five original canvases on show – four in acrylics, one in oils and six digital illustrations. The paintings depict a range of colourful nebulae, whilst the illustrations are either visual puns or comical space scenes featuring creatures on a journey through the stars. All original artwork is for sale, plus a range of signed and mounted prints.
Stephen Bedrikovs is a friend of Lou’s, having both known each other from school, throughout college and then university. Graduating with a degree in Design Crafts, Stephen is a metalsmith, jeweller and crafter, working predominantly in copper for this show, creating and shaping dishes with an iridescent, outer-space finish. All original pieces will also be for sale.