Polly Rose Pincott is a portrait artist, originally from Hertfordshire now working and living in Oxfordshire.
Since completing a Fine Art BA Hons Degree she has specialised in creating portraits in a variety of media, predominantly working with black and white tones in charcoal and pencil.
Her more recent practice has been exploring a long lost love of oil paint and experimenting with colour and skin tones in a more vibrant, energetic style.
Polly Rose is featured in The Jam Factory's Annual Open Arts exhibition and made a impact with her work 'Athena'. You can see the outstanding work in our Large Gallery 19th May to 26th
Damien French, a young, emerging artist, is currently exhibiting in our Open Arts Exhibition 2021, featuring his vibrant gouache painting titled ‘Stem the Growth’. Damien’s art practice came from a love of bright, vivid colours. Gouache is a staple is Damiens process. Freelance artist/ illustrator Damien creates colourful gouache paintings stemming from his love for plants and colour theory. These contrasting plant paintings, simple in colour and tone, are emblematic of pop art and David Hockney’s signature vibrant palette of greens and yellows.
Tell us a little about yourself and your practice
Hey i'm Damien a freelance artist/illustrator who creates colourful gouache paintings, i have a love for plants as well as colour theory, so i decided to merge the two. Creating contrasting plant paintings, I'm so used to working in a small A5 sketchbook so I like to challenge myself to work bigger sometimes.
My art practice came about from just loving such bright vivid colours, that's when I discovered Turner acryl gouache, i've used so many different types of medium within my art journey. However gouache is my staple now, it's the paint I reach for whenever I want to be creative. I am just a very creative soul, even when I was little I would always be drawing or scribbling on my parents walls with a crayon.
See Damien's artwork in our gallery as part of our Open Arts Exhibition
19th May to 26 July