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James Ledger & Hazel McPherson

James Ledger

 

'I was Born and raised on The Isle Of Wight. I now live in Bristol.
During my childhood I was very competent at drawing, though I didn’t take my abilities seriously enough to pursue a career in art. 23 years later I accidentally rediscovered my ability mid 2010, whilst using digital software (Photoshop) to casually manipulate photographs on my computer. This software offered me the opportunity to paint digitally, using a digital pen tablet. I soon began to create my own compositions from scratch.

My particular artistic interest is in the field of concept art. Concept art is a form of illustration where the main goal is to convey a visual representation of a design, idea, and/or mood for use in films, video games, animation, or comic books etc.
Through books, DVD tutorials and free internet resources I began to learn the art of conceptual composition. My tools: iMac i7 (27 inch screen), Wacom Intuos 4 Large, Photoshop CS5 Extended and a range of Copic markers for sketching ideas on paper.
You are welcome to visit my website www.jamesledger.carbonmade.com

Please contact me or The Southville Centre if you are interested in my art.'

 

 

 

  

Hazel McPherson

 

 

 

 

www.hazelmcpherson.co.uk

 

Hazel McPherson started taking photos with her mum's old Kodak Instamatic camera and soon became mesmerised by the wonder of photography and the technology behind it.
Originally from Nottinghamshire, she studied fine art and graphics at sixth form college before embarking on a highly successful career in IT which has led to a Chartership from the British Computer Society. Hazel moved to Bristol in August 2010 after falling in love with the city some years ago whilst on holiday in Somerset.
Wanting to persue her love of photography on a more professional basis, Hazel has spent the last two years exploring her creative talents and defining her photographic styles before holding her first exhibition in 2011.
Hazel describes each photograph she takes as a unique adventure and she has been known to use some interesting techniques, which have included a welders mask and a sink plunger!

"Frame a glimpse, an idea, an image, something to excite your mind or question your ideal. Borrowed moments of time captured inside a frame. Snippets of life. The more unusual, hidden, passed by, disregarded and overlooked... the more beautiful they are."