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Black Sheep - Original

by Bev Horsley

£750.00

DESCRIPTION

  • Original, Acrylic on Paper
  • Framed
  • Signed Bev Horsley
  • Image, 40.0 x 51.0cm approximately
  • Framed, 64.0 x 72.0cm approximately

This original painting by Bev Horsley is framed in a hand finished frame and supplied with a certificate of authenticity.

WHAT IS HAND FINISHED FRAMING?

Hand finished frames give a unique character to an original painting as an almost infinite combination of profiles, finishes and colours are possible.

Standard framing involves cutting and joining pre-finished mouldings to make the frame.

Hand finished framing requires a skilled craftsman who will first select a suitable frame profile which is cut and joined to make a bare wood frame.  The frame is then finished using a combination of traditional and contemporary techniques and materials.  Depending on the finish chosen a frame may take many days to complete as component layers are built up to achieve the desired result. 

For Bev's work we have chosen an off-white double mount and a 5.2cm wide distressed frame with gold highlights. The framed original is glazed with a high quality reduced reflection glass called ARTglass and is strung ready to hang.

WHAT IS ARTGLASS?
Standard picture framing glass is called float glass. This glass is used by the majority of picture framers and is perfectly acceptable for use when framing most limited edition prints but it does cause reflection and impurities in the glass cause the framed image to appear duller than intended.


To overcome these compromises we fit all Bev's original paintings with ARTglass which is designed to reduce reflection and improve clarity.
Unlike 'non-reflective' glass which is etched to reduce reflection but has a cloudy appearance as a result, ARTglass is coated with a high-tech film, reducing reflection whilst adding clarity.
The example shown here is an actual scan of a print framed with ARTglass in the left half of the frame and standard glass in the right half. This scan has not been altered or enhanced in any way and clearly shows how ARTglass improves the clarity and vibrancy of the image. From certain viewing angles it appears that the glass is invisible.


BIOGRAPHY

“Colour is my inspiration and forms the basis of my practice exploring form, light, texture and above all those crucial details which bring a painting to life.”

Bev Horsley moved from London to the country in order to become a full time artist, finding inspiration in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Originally qualified as a graphic designer and illustrator, she worked for many years as an art director. 

Her particular love for animals and birds, both domestic and wild, has led her to create portraits that are full of life. She has a quirky sense of composition, which gives the viewer the feeling that her animals are clambering, or peeking out of the canvas to sniff and check them out.

She admits that colour forms the basis of her practice, using it in a very loose, dynamic way to capture light, form and texture. Colours and marks twist and turn, as if the animals are finding their forms through the material, adding to the sense of life and character.

This vibrancy is enhanced by her experimental use of media which includes acrylics, watercolour, pastels, collage and occasionally oils; and a variety of tools from feathers to bamboo sticks, sandpaper to old credit cards….."not forgetting paintbrushes (both ends!) and fingers."

 

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