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'Precision Art' by Sue Rowe

Sue Rowe, is a Birmingham born and based artist painting in acrylics on deep box canvas and specialising in cityscapes but no matter what the subject matter, her art is instantly recognisable by her style.

Sue creates exciting, contemporary paintings that are unusual in the fact that they are created by using a very limited colour palette. In any of her paintings there are usually only eight solid colours apart from maybe an odd picked out colour detail or two. Even so, many of her paintings are practically photo-real and are often mistaken for photographic prints!

Sue says: “I call my art ‘Precision Art’ as by using a complicated process which I have developed over a number of years I produce almost ‘photo real’ paintings by the layering of this small colour palette. It never ceases to amaze me that, having pushed this process to its limits, this sort of result can be achieved with so few colours! I believe the way I create my paintings is unique to me as I am not aware of anyone else using the same type of process”.

Sue’s inspiration is mainly drawn from street life as she has great love of classic and modern architecture and many of her paintings reflect the often stark contrast between old and new in cities, such as the juxtaposition of classic buildings and modern technology like cars and telephone boxes. She also has an avid interest in social history and is fascinated with the populace who live within city infrastructure.

“As I paint from photographic images my subject matter is limitless but my cityscapes are like photographs as they represent a fraction of a second in time that can never be re-created”.

Sue has paintings in collections around the world including: Germany, France, Spain, Italy and United Arab Emirates.

A bit about Sue’s background;

Sue is also a specialist in Ultra Violet painting and worked for many years as a Freelance Corporate Interior Designer/Maker in the music and leisure industries, designing and making hand-painted U.V. backdrops and name & logo banners, mobiles and general nightclub decor. She also designed and made dance and theatrical costumes for street artists and nightclub performers, and organised theme and costumed dance events.

Sue welcomes commissions - simply provide hi-res jpeg images with required finished painting size for a no obligation quote.

Latest collection by Sue Rowe

Young Picasso Prices Double

Hamad Al Humaidhan, (Hamad) The 10 year old artist who has caused an international sensation with his Picasso like paintings sold out his first 6 piece collection within 2 hours of their release.

UK Fine Arts Principal, Steve Turner commented;
'The response to Hamad’s work has been truly incredible. It is highly unusual for such a young artist to receive the phenomenal attention that Hamad has. The demand for Hamad’s work has been so great that a second collection of his works, (15 pieces) will be released on Wednesday 19 May 2010, with a private preview of his work being scheduled for 4th – 6th June 2010 at Llangollen.'

Such has been the demand for Hamad’s work that prices for them have doubled. A UK Exhibition of his works is now being scheduled to take place in the Autumn of 2010.

Such has been the demand for Hamad’s work that prices for them have doubled. A UK Exhibition of his works is now being scheduled to take place in the Autumn of 2010.

Hamad himself says, 'It has been a very exciting time for me recently. I feel really proud that people have taken to my work and liked it so much. My teachers at school and my class mates have been very supportive.'

Hamad’s is now due to exhibit his next collection of works alongside renowned micro sculptor, Willard Wigan MBE, currency portrait artist, Ed Chapman, and a host of other international artists at the Llangollen International Pavilion on 5th – 6th June, 2010. The private preview will take place on 4th June 2010. by UK FINE ARTS 'With such international interest now surrounding Hamad’s work, one can only wonder what prices these works may achieve in the coming years', says Turner.

Latest collection by Hamad Al Hamaidhan

Ed Chapman Harvey Nichols Preview

The Gardening Show 2010, Llangollen, North Wales

After its great success last year, UK Fine Arts is organising the Art Exhibition to be held at the Gardening Show in Llangollen on the 5th & 6th of June. The exhibition will be held at The Royal International Pavilion showground and will include the latest art works from the world renowned micro sculptor, Willard Wigan MBE, currency portrait artist, Ed Chapman, Tony Evans, Keiran Crowder, and a host of other international artists. In addition to these dates UK Fine Arts will be holding a private preview for its customers on the 4th of June, spaces are limited and are available by booking only.

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Ed Chapman Harvey Nichols Preview

Ed Chapman Preview At Harvey Nichols London

Customers of the British contemporary artist Ed Chapman can now view his collection on the second floor of Harvey Nichols flagship store in London. Chapman strives to bring contemporary style to an ancient medium by creating intricate photo-realist portraits set against contrasting bold colour backdrops, forcing the viewer to question if his mosaics are, in fact paintings. Each work comprises thousands of coins or ceramic tile pieces, all cut and fastened by hand, and impeccably finished.

Read the full press release on the Harvey Nichols website

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Ed Chapman Penny Portraits

ED Chapman Private Preview

On Saturday 10th October 2009, UK Fine Arts is pleased to host an exclusive private preview of Ed Chapman’s latest coin collection mosaics. Already having completed the portraits of Sir Alex Ferguson and Mark Hughes, the evening will unveil two brand new pieces of work that is to be added to his collection.

The preview is to be held in our Birmingham gallery from 6pm to 10pm and is strictly attendance by prior booking.

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Ed Chapman Penny Portraits

Ed Chapman Penny Portraits

This is an exclusive opportunity from UK Fine Arts to purchase work by famous mosaic artist Ed Chapman, for personal enjoyment or for financial investment.

Ed Chapman is creating commissioned mosaic portraits made entirely out of penny coins. These portraits are 6ft high by 4ft wide, and contain 5,340 pennies in total. He will commission any image from a famous celebrity to a close friend or relative.

Customers can also choose to have the portrait created using any coin, including foreign currency, although they must either provide, or pay for the value of these coins. Every image that is produced will never be repeated, guaranteeing the mosaic to be unique – each coming with a letter of provenance.

Watch the video on the latest commissioned portraits in the coin collection of Sir Alex Ferguson and Mark Hughes.

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UK Fine Arts Gallery Launch

UK Fine Arts Opens Its New Gallery

UK Fine Arts has recently opened its Gallery in the prestigious Jewellery Quarter District in Birmingham, where art lovers will be able to browse sculpture and paintings at their leisure in the exclusive development.

The gallery will be devoted to displaying the latest work from international artists such as Tony Evans, Willard Wigan MBE (the world famous micro-sculpture), Stanley Kerr, Kieran Crowder, Len Gifford and many more.

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