Neville Contemporary Art will be bringing the work of Jamel Akib to Cambridge Art Fair in 2016.
Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, in 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage & moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five, returning to England to pursue further education at the age of 13. He gained a BA Honours Degree in Illustration in 1989 at Maidstone College of Art, where he learned from Gerald Rose.
He began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions in the UK & abroad. He has so far illustrated the covers for three Booker prize finalists.
1992 Maxwell Business Publishing ‘Best Editorial’ Award
1993 Victoria and Albert Museum Awards for Illustration ‘Highly Commended’ Award
1994 Victoria and Albert Museum Awards for Illustration ‘Best Editorial’ Award
1996 Creative Review Magazine ‘Best Editorial’ Award
2004 ‘Marion Vannet Ridgeway Award’ for Best Children’s Book for ‘Monsoon’
2009 Honor Book in the Picture Book Category of the 2009 American Libraries Award for Literature
2010 Americas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature
He was also included in the shortlist for the David Shepherd wildlife artist of the year in 2015 Awards Exhibition at the Mall Galleries
2015 Mall galleries, RSMA exhibition. ‘Charles Pears’ Award
2016 Mall Galleries, RSMA exhibition.The Artist magazine’ Award
Make sure that you visit Colin & Sara at Neville Contemporary Art on Stand B1 in the Large Hall at Cambridge Art Fair 2016 to see Jamel's beautiful paintings for yourself.
In the meantime, visit their website here.
'Nocturne In Orange'
Mel Fraser is a Cambridge-based artist of immense creativity, sensitivity and natural ability. You will be able to see her work first-hand when you visit Cambridge Art Fair 2016 on the Sheridan Russell Gallery stands (C3, C4 & D4) in the Large Hall.
Completely self-taught, Fraser has honed her skills to a level where she has now been commissioned for work to go into Frank Gehry’s first residential block of flats in Hong Kong, residences in China and the USA as well as large scale work in international hotels. She has just completed a 3 year project to carve a figurative sculpture for the new headquarters of the GMB Union in Euston. Having just had work in the prestigious ‘On Form’ exhibition at Astell Manor in the Cotswolds Fraser is starting to make a mark on the art scene. Truly someone to watch out for.
Her abstract work is sublime and uses perfection of line and surface to play with light and shadow. Works that use glass-like alabaster that you can see your hand through; white carrera marble pieces that have lace edges and perfect balance; geometric forms of such precision it is hard to believe they are cut by hand. All of these form part of her abstract collection.
Her figurative pieces show such sensitivity and understanding of human forms and emotion. She is not afraid to push the boundaries of the stone and achieves with keenness of eye what many of the world’s leading stone carvers would envy.
Sheridan Russell Gallery discovered her at her Open Studios 15 years ago and have been her main gallery ever since. “We realised that we had stumbled across a rare talent and an incredibly dedicated and beautiful person. We have seen her grow and are expecting great things in the future.”
We look forward to seeing Mel's new work at the art fair.
Click here to visit the Sheridan Russell Gallery website.
The ever popular Josephine Harpur Gallery returns to Cambridge Art Fair for the third year as an exhibitor. Josephine will again bring a selection for work from her portfolio of exceptionally talented artists, which includes the Sculptor Adam Binder, Painter Ross Loveday and Painter Mhari McGregor.
Josephine will be in her usual spot, Stand B2 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit her website.