Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Citizen Newspaper Editorial

SMALL but perfectly formed works of art have been on display.
A colourful array of postcard-sized pictures have filled the walls at St John's Church in Northgate Street.
  1. WINNER:   David Ochiltree and his revised image of Munch's The Scream.  Left inset; The Milestone school  head Lyn Dance.
    WINNER: David Ochiltree and his revised image of Munch's The Scream. Left inset; The Milestone school head Lyn Dance.
A humorous version of The Scream and Olympic inspired image were among them.
The quirky works were entered by artists from across Britain and as far afield as Austria for a competition hosted by Sabre Arts in Quedgeley.
A panel of five professional artists judged the 84 artworks and visitors to the exhibition selected their top two works.
The winners were announced on Saturday and awarded cash prizes.
The postcards were then sold on a first come, first served basis from £5 but higher bids were made through the week.
A total of £580 was raised for Milestone School.
A captivating reworking of Munch's most famous painting was picked by the public as its favourite piece.
The Scream-Chilled was created by David Ochiltree.
Runner-up was Martin Taylor from Cranham with his Dali-inspired Net of Mackerel.
The top youth entry was a cross-stitch creation by 16-year-old Amber Lisa-King.
The judges' winner was Mary Rouncefield of Bristol, for her piece Olympic Tradition and runner-up was Jan Whitton of Cranham.
The exhibition was held as part of the annual ARTournament event.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Monday, 20 August 2012

The Scream - Chilled

David won 1st Prize in the 'Suggestions on a Postcard' Competition!
He is very flattered and delighted to help raise funds for such a worthy cause.
Milestone School is a school in Gloucester for children with special needs. Jackie John of   Sabre Art Gallery. Plans to produce T shirts using 'The Scream - Chilled' image. 

Friday, 10 August 2012

St Michaels Tower Exhibition

 Art Sale and Exhibition
at St Michaels Tower - The Cross - Gloucester

David Ochiltree’s artclasses are exhibiting at St Michaels Tower (Gloucester Civic Trust) in the centre of Gloucester. The exhibition runs from 11th-18th August 2012. Take a look at St Michaels Tower and see some original art in a landmark building. All of the art is lovingly produced by local Gloucester residents. The theme is Gloucester.

All artwork is for sale at £15 - 10% of sales will go the ‘The Civic Trust Gloucester’.

David runs adult art classes in Brockworth, Hucclecote and Churchdown. David says’ my pupils are all locals and are very enthusiastic about their city. We have made the artwork very affordable and do hope you will come along and see our efforts and perhaps buy yourself a lovely memento of our lovely city’.

For more info contact: St Michaels Tower on 01452 526955

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Stanley Spencer

Sir Stanley SpencerKCB CBE RA (30 June 1891 – 14 December 1959) was an English painter. Spencer studied at the Slade School of Art at University College, London.

Much of his work depicts Biblical scenes, from miracles to Crucifixion, happening not in the Holy Land but in the small Thames-side village Cookham of  Berkshire. Where he was born and spent most of his life in. He referred to Cookham as "a village in Heaven." Fellow-villagers frequently stand in for their Gospel counterparts, lending Christian teachings an eerie immediacy.

In 1915 Spencer volunteered to serve with the Royal Army Medical Corps and worked as an orderly at the Beaufort War Hospital (which later became Glenside).[ In 1916, the 24-year-old Spencer volunteered for service with the RAMC in Macedonia, and served with the 68th Field Ambulance unit. He subsequently volunteered to be transferred to the Berkshire Regiment. His survival of the devastation and torment that killed so many of his fellows indelibly marked Spencer's attitude to life and death. Such preoccupations come through time and again in his religious works.
Towards the end of the war he was commissioned by the War Artists Advisory Committee to paint what became Travoys Arriving with Wounded at a Dressing Station at Smol, Macedonia, September 1916 (now in the Imperial War Museum). It was visibly the consequence of Spencer's experience in the medical corps. A further major commission was to paint murals for the SandhamMemorial Chapel in Burghclere. Built to honour the 'forgotten dead' of the First World War, who were not remembered on any official memorials.The altarpiece depicts the Resurrection of the Soldiers.