Al' Warner Bio

Al' Warner

 

Artist Statement

Art, I believe, begins not with the act of putting pencil to paper but with the mind and the eye.  The real work is one of noticing and appreciating, seeing things clearly and differently and then sharing and communicating that vision with others.  I continue to develop my vision and my artwork in order to bring the beauty of nature and the wonderment of fantasy to light in a fresh way which I hope will inspire you.

When you buy one of my artworks you are buying more than just a painting.  You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and failures.  You are buying days, weeks, months and years of frustration and moments of pure joy.  You aren't just buying a piece of art, you're buying a piece of my heart, part of my soul, a private moment in my life.  Most importantly you are buying me, The Artist, more time to do something that I am truly passionate about, something that puts  the life into living.


BIO

Hi, I am Al' Warner and I am a professional multi media Artist and Art Tutor based in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire.  England.

I was born in London in 1969 with a paintbrush in my hand and showed a natural talent for painting and drawing far ahead of my years.  After finishing school in 1986 I was expected to go on to university and follow a career in Art.  However, I felt that to paint life I needed to experience life and so I decided to go into the big wide world and get a 'proper job'.  Over the following 24 years I became a Father and Husband and followed careers as a Builder and HGV Driver, painting in my spare time.

Late in 2010 I lost my job as an HGV Driver and decided, with nothing else to lose, that now was the time to follow my true passion and become a professional Artist.  After a slow start and a steep learning curve my paintings and prints are now held in private and corporate collections locally and worldwide.

In 2011 I started to teach art and have now taught 100's of adults and children In our own classroom and throughout the county of Hampshire.  2011 also saw the very first Eb & Flo painting created, Eb & Flo 'Bay Watch'.  Eb & Flo quickly became my signature style.

In 2013 we opened a Gallery and Gift shop The Art Pod on Lee on the Solent High Street.  In 2014 We moved to a shared space in Crafties Corner, Windy Alley Lee on the Solent.  In August 2015 we took over Crafties Corner renaming it The Art Pod Studio where we sell art, crafts, gifts and run courses/ workshops in our studio classroom.

I also love to design, so in 2014 we started our Ebay shop which sells a variety of items with my own designs printed onto them plus a variety of art and craft materials and a few other things.


Exhibitions, Awards & Publications

2015

Group Exhibition - Gosport Marine Festival

2014

Selected Gosport Open Art Exhibition

2013

Solo Exhibition - Gosport Cafe Gallery, Gosport

Group Exhibition - The Oxmarket Centre of Arts, Chichester

2012

Selected Artist & Illustrators Winter Wonderland Exhibition

Selected Artist & Illustrators Summer Exhibition

Selected Artist & Illustrators British Exhibition

Solo Exhibition - Gosport Cafe Gallery, Gosport

Winner People's Choice Award Gosport Open

Runner Up Organisers Choice Gosport Open

Solo Exhibition - Stubbington Library

2011

Between Dreams Group Exhibition

 Hampshire Open Studios

Selected Celebrate Gosport Group Exhibition

Solo Exhibition - Gosport Cafe Gallery

Solo Exhibition - Fareham Library





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