Husband and wife Mariusz and Kasia Kaldowski are exhibiting in Malvern for the first time. They both offer a richly colourful view of the English landscape. Although their styles are similar, the opportunity to see their work together allows the viewer to appreciate the differences. Seen together they show a joy in the atmospheric effects of natural light on the landscape.
Since 2002 Mariusz has been Artist in Residence in Regent's Park – London. In 2009 he started working with the National Trust as their resident artist for the South East region.His ability was recognised by an award in 2000 for 'Expressing the Essential Spirit of Holland Park'. He has received other numerous awards, for example 2006 - Main Prize Winner - editor's choice 'The Artist Magazine', and in the same year Nina Hosali 1st Prize - Free Painters & Sculptors Society. Other prizes include: Winsor & Newton, Pro Arte, Caran D'Arche and Royal Talens awards during yearly Patchings Art Festivals.
Kasia has had nearly 50 exhibitions, exhibiting in, among other London galleries - The Mall Galleries, Landmark Art Centre and Campbells.
In 1996 she won first prize for designing a display for a marketing and promotion campaign organised by Compass Group and Virgin Holidays.
Kasia has also studied Glass and Ceramics as well as Art Exhibition Curating in London’s Central Saint Martins.
She is a member of “Free Painters and Sculptors” and “British Women Artists”; where she was a semi-finalist in their 2009 and 2010 open competitions.
The third artist on show is Debbie Richards. She depicts a mix of figures, flora and fauna, expressing a vision of the natural world as though seen in the imagination; the subconscious made visible. It is a characteristic style that she believes has a particularly strong appeal to women.
Oil on canvas is her preferred medium. She likes thick, buttery paint and the strength of colour that it can achieve, often over-painting in layers, adding glazes and scumbles, giving her total control. People have a positive emotional response to saturated colour. Debbie’s epiphany came when she visited a small exhibition of paintings by Matisse at the Royal Academy of Art in 2005.
The show runs every day until 6th October