Hannah Robin Baker
Hannah Robin Baker makes installations, prints, paintings and creatures that explore the dark humour to be found at the boundaries between human and animal, love and hate. She was born in Chichester, graduated in 2001 with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Portsmouth and has since worked as a freelance illustrator, textile designer and scenic artist when not exhibiting in and curating shows.
www.jeannieclark.co.ukJeannie Clark studied at St Martins School of Art, London to degree level, and holds an M. A. in Art and Design from the University of Humberside. Jeannie’s work combines traditional forms of intaglio, and relief print informed by directly observed sketches.Much of her current work focuses on responses to sensory experiences.
Jennie Fagerstrom works with photography and performance art to explore the limitations of the physical body. She was born in Sweden, graduated in 2000 with an MA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2001 and has been a full time artist since then, exhibiting regularly in London and Sweden.
Mark Freemantle works around and within the traditional formats of art, challenging the constraints of the picture plane by focusing on a single element and extrapolating from it using mixed media such as masking tape and canvas. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 1999 with an MA in Art and has worked as a full time, exhibiting artist since.
Chris Giorgi paints using oils and a rich palette to show with humour and pathos how people relate to each other and to the world in which they live. He was born in Maidenhead and graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2001 with an MA in Fine Art.
Cheryl Huntbach works with paint, drawing and printmaking. She studied Fine Art BA followed by Postgraduate Studies in Barcelona. Here current research interests stem from an expanded notion of drawing incorporating analogue and digital techniques and processes.
Frances Grant uses digital photography, assemblage and installations to create darkly humorous work, mocking society's expectations versus the often depressing reality of every day life. She was born in Chesterfield and graduated in 2002 from the University of Portsmouth with an MA in Fine Art. She teaches art and maintains her fine art practice, exhibiting regularly in shows in London and Sheffield.
Vikki Hill uses print, drawing and collage to tell narratives that often explore identity and belonging. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BA in Visual Studies (1998) and an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths College London (2008). She has taught art and design both in the UK and internationally and currently works as an educational developer for attainment at University of the Arts London. She has exhibited in London, Portsmouth and Ho Chi Minh City.
Lee Hazeldine makes kinetic sculptures that interact with the audience in emotionally affecting ways as well as collages and assemblages. He has extensive experience teaching multimedia, design and Art History and has a particular interest in how digital technology can be combined with traditional art forms. He has a PhD in Philosophy and is currently a Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has previously worked at Vision West Nottinghamshire College and Nottingham Trent University. He teaches Art at the University of Canterbury while making and exhibiting his work regularly.
Cat James works using sculptural casts and prints from collages of vintage comics and annuals to investigate childhood and nostalgia as it relates to the body. She graduated with a MA in Fine Art from the University of Portsmouth in 2001. She takes part in the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park , London with the Red Gallery annually and regularly exhibits work at Ice Gallery, Windsor and The Cactus Gallery, Brighton. She is a full time artist.
Wendy Kirwood uses mixed media and embroidery to create delicate and moving works of art that mark the moments caught on the brink between one state or action and another. She graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art and has been a full time artist and maker since then.
Denise Leworthy paints large, dramatically emotional canvases in Guensery where she is a full time artist. She graduated from the Unversity of Portsmouth in 2001 with a BA in Fine Art.
Ellen Lever creates shockingly intense pencil drawings, often of endangered animals or human details. She is a freelance illustrator and artist.
Anja Lubach works with ceramics, making strange and beautiful objects both functional and purely decorative. She was born in Germany and now lives and works in London where she is an artist and teacher.
Brian Lunn is predominantly a painter though he also makes assemblages and sculptures. He formerly taught in the Fine Art department of the University of Portsmouth, has an MA in Art History from Birmingham Polytechnic, an MA in Music from Oxford Brookes, an MA in Musicology from the National University of Ireland, Cork and is now a full time and regularly exhibiting artist.
Richard Martin creates large, witty paintings and installations. He was born in Bath, graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art and has since run his own scenic construction company for the theatre while continuing his Fine Art practice and exhibiting regularly in London, Portsmouth and Ilfracombe.
Victoria Maltby creates darkly humorous assemblages and sculptures investigating the fine line between life and death, horror and beauty and impact of mythology and fairy tales on the subconcious. She was born in London, graduated in 2000 from the University of Portsmouth with a BA in Fine Art and an MPhil in Art and philosophy and exhibited extensively across the country. She sadly died in 2021.
Stephen Maskell makes music and sound pieces from personal field recordings and internet sourced material which combine traditional melodic elements with a cut and paste aesthetic. He was born in Watford and studied Literature at the University of Portsmouth. His album releases include Live from Concrete Island, 2013 (reissued 2017 in the British Library sound collection), Luxury Slime Vortex, 2015 and Gluud Und Scruud, 2016. His sound pieces have featured in various exhibitions including the POWER group show at A Side B Side Gallery in Brighton and the CUSP group show in London.
Danielle Penhaligan creates tiny carved sculptures, installations, paintings and posters that challenge the viewers perceptions with wit and charm. She was born in Cambridge and graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art. She is now a full time Artist.
Andrew Smith (ROST)
Andrew Smith (under the name Smithsonian Rosterino or ROST) uses mixed media collage, painting, assemblage, sound installation and digital media to bring together disparate elements to tell a story. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2001 with a BA in Communication Design and has since worked as freelance Graphic Designer and Artist whilst also curating and exhibiting in shows in London, Bristol, Guernsey, New York and Australia.
Mark Shaw makes kinetic, interactive sculptures that seriously critique society while remaining very much tongue in cheek. He graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2001 with an MA in Fine Art and has worked there in various roles since, while still maintaining his Fine Art practice and exhibiting regularly in London and Portsmouth.
Helen Smith is an artist living and working in London, UK. She utilizes a variety of mediums including drawing and painting, video, sculpture, and found objects. The outcome of this is large-scale mixed media constructions and interventions. She graduated from Winchester School of art in 1994 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art. She exhibits her work widely, both nationally and internationally and is employed as an Artist Facilitator.
Aron Spall is currently exploring drawing in combination with film and makes multimedia installations and moving image work that investigates the tension and release of every day emotional experiences. He was born in London, graduated in 2002 with an MA in Fine Art from the University of Portsmouth and worked as a filmmaker for 9 years, collaborating with the National Theatre and Old Vic Theatre. He now combines tutoring in art with his Fine Art practice and exhibits regularly.
Helen Tranckle's work has a starting point in printmaking but she wanders outside this to make/create other work which may be tentatively connected to print or not. She explores abstract landscape ideas and our lived experience. Helen lives in North Devon and has exhibited in the UK and abroad. She graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art at UCA Farnham and studied for an MA The Body and Representation at Reading University in 2008. Helen ran her own printmaking studio and has taught at various other studios over the last 12 years.
Anita Wernström is a performance artist who also uses installations, assemblage and photography to explore the dark truths behind sexual politics. She was born in Sweden and graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2002. She regularly performs at exhibitions in Sweden and England and is a full time Artist.
Jenny Walden is a Professor at the University of Portmouth. She create word pieces and poetry for exhibitions alongside regularly lecturing and taking part in seminars and symposiums on Art and Philosphy.
Xavier White uses glass, assemblages of found objects, painting and text to explore the fragility of the human mind and how easily it is damaged. He is a full time artist living and working in London.
Helen Lynwen Woods
Helen Lynwen Woods works with unusual and uninviting materials such as lard or animal matter to create alluring sculptures of great beauty. She lives and works in Bournemouth where she is a full time artist.
Louisa Dunn uses embroidery and mixed media to explore the fragility of human interactions and relationships. She graduated with a BA in Visual Studies from the University of Portsmouth in 2000. She was the artist in residence at Cyprus School of Art in 2003 and was part of The Art Collective Gallery in Guernsey from 2006-2009. She has worked at Guernsey College of Further Education from 2006 to the present day.