This group exhibition features the work of three LSA members with very different sources of inspiration.
Chan Uppal (Car Art by Chan)
Chan is a petrolhead at heart, he is a keen artist and photographer and inspired by all things automotive. He can be found at classic car shows round the country finding inspiration for his next piece. He works in acrylics and also markers and crayon. In his spare time, Chan volunteers at his local junior school where he runs an Art Club to inspire the next generation of artists.
Luiza’s paintings are not a true reflection of what she sees ” I draw what inspires and provokes me to paint a picture, but
using my imagination, I transform the reality to create atmosphere, to tell a story which evokes emotions.”
Luiza is always inspired by what’s around her and she uses her knowledge to reach to the history of painting, to the artists who inspired her.
She seeks out to different forms of expression usually working in oil paints but also using watercolours and mixed media.
Alastair Gamble (Alastair Gamble – Author)
Alastair, an architect by profession, worked at the University of Warwick for five years; ending his time there as the University’s inhouse architect. “I have always had a passion and forte in creating artistic compositions and designs. I have now returned to my first love which is painting.
“I am particularly inspired by the impressionists, especially Monet and Cezanne, and of course Van Gogh, but I am also drawn to the precision, humanity and warmth that Johannes Vermeer evokes in his paintings. ‘Chiaroscuro’ – the play of light and shade that Caravaggio excels in, with his work, is a concept that has definitely influenced me. This has been informed by my architectural training to present schemes in contrasting light and shade and to always give designs a 3D effect.”