WIN a piece of my artwork currently selling for £520

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I’ve added a competition on the home page of my website http://www.larainbriggs.com .  I will be creating a newsletter each month and anyone who has entered their email to receive the newsletter will be entered in the prize draw.  The first piece of work is ‘Mix5’ currently priced at £520.   Check out the home page on how to enter.  The monthly newsletter will just be about any exhibitions and contain new work for you to see.  It will make a change to the usual spam if nothing else 😀  Good luck if you enter the competition. 

I currently have an exhibition at the Mayflower Centre in Dovercourt, Essex until the end of April.  At the beginning of May I am in an exhibition at All Saints Hall in Colchester, Essex.  I will add details of forthcoming exhibitions later.  I will also be entering work for the Harwich Festival of the Arts and am considering an exhibition in the Brick Lane Gallery in London.

I also want to add some tutorials on here and/or on YouTube perhaps.  As a fully qualified art teacher I feel I should at least be doing something to share what I have learnt over the years.  If you have any requests about what you would like a tutorial on, let me know.  I’ve just learnt how to glitch and databend images. Fascinating! Let me know if you would like me to explain how to do it and put some examples up.  I have quite a traditional training but also studied on a BSc for Computer Aided Visualisation, so know my way around Photoshop pretty well if you would like something on digital art.  Just ask, give me some ideas but if I don’t receive any response here I will probably put some kind of tutorial up anyway. I’m doing my best to become part of the online art community 😀  Sorry if I don’t get to read your posts but my inbox is inundated.  All so interesting but also time consuming.  Anyway, if you managed to find time to read this, thank you 🙂

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About larainbriggs

I'm an artist and have been since I can remember. Being an artist is one thing that has remained constant. At 10 I received my first oil painting set and by the age of 14 I had my first piece of work in a local gallery window. I am not an artist by choice, art chose me but I am extremely happy that it did. It is my path and vocation and the right thing to do for me. As long as I am doing that then I am doing the right thing, there is no question about that for me. It's a spiritual experience that is difficult to explain but I am sure other artists will understand exactly what I am saying. Here is my artist's statement to explain what my art is about:- I am currently a practicing artist living in Dovercourt. I previously taught in London and was a self-employed supply teacher where I live now. I studied Fine Art at Camberwell, and at Goldsmiths in London for a Post Graduate certificate in education. I also studied for a BSc in Computer Aided Visualisation at the Anglia Polytechnic University and Art Therapy at the Institute for Art in Therapy and Education. Unable to work outside of the home due to disability both mental and physical, I now focus on my multi-disciplinary art practice full time. My work has been inspired by Carl Jung for a long time and exploring my unconscious for even longer. I work through painting, assemblage and installation, employing various strategies to access animus, the shadow, and my soul. Through creative expression, I attempt to externalise the inner reality of my psyche. My work acts as a mirror where I try to see my soul - the inner workings of my mind. It transcends persona and barriers to connect with my true self where I hope to reconcile internal conflicts and heal myself. It would be impossible to communicate these aspects of my psyche verbally. The work is full of symbolism and archetypes which I believe are viewed in turn by the viewer in an unconscious manner. I hope that this will also be as therapeutic for the audience as it is for myself. My work is healing, especially to those who have mental health issues. I invite others to have a glimpse of a mind that is often troubled, anxious and depressed and to find empathy and understanding for people who are suffering from mental illness. I hope to touch the soul of anyone viewing my work. Currently, my work is mostly abstract in style but just as I can see archetypal images and symbols within the abstracts that reflect my own soul I hope that the abstract will act as a mirror to the viewer where they will see relevant images that relate to their own psyche. I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder and BPD(Borderline personality disorder) sometimes known as emotional intensity disorder. I believe this latter diagnosis has developed through a number of traumas occurring through my life. I wish to raise awareness of mental illness through my work and hope to one day be able to show to many more people where I will have a forum to discuss the difficulties that these problems bring. View all posts by larainbriggs

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