Entries by andy

A Day in the Studio | Elaine Jones

  In the second of our series, A Day in the Studio, we took a behind the scenes look into Elaine Jones’ studio at Jamaica Street Artists, Bristol, to discover how she creates her beautiful abstract landscapes. Photographs courtesy of Alice Hendy. To view Elaine’s current available work, please click here.       Your work is often […]

Stokes Croft | Bristol

  Stokes Croft, Bristol’s cultural quarter, is a magnet for artists and musicians in the city. The area is known for its sense of community, fierce loyalty towards independent shops and its street art, including Banksy’s famous piece ‘The Mild Mild West’. With many of the First Contemporary artists based at Jamaica Street Artists in the heart […]

A Day in the Studio | Andrew Hood

  Andrew Hood’s vibrant paintings examine life within cities ranging from Marrakech to Paris to London. We caught up with Andrew in his studio at Jamaica Street Artists, Bristol to get an insight into a typical day and find out a little more about his painting process. Photographs courtesy of Alice Hendy.       How […]

Calm Before The Storm | Elaine Jones

  This week we look back at an interview with Bristol based artist Elaine Jones, in which she discusses the impact a trip to Tresco, Isles of Scilly had on her practice.     Elaine Jones has attracted an impressive following in the South West for her distinctive, often ethereal landscapes that transport the viewer […]

Affordable Art Fair | Bristol

  Thank you to everyone who came along to the Affordable Art Fair at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol this September. We had a fantastic time showing new paintings from talented artists: Andrew Hood, Anna Boss, Elaine Jones, Tom Hughes, Kate Evans, Jude Hart and Catherine Monmarson. Here are a selection of photos from the fair by Bristol based photographer Alice Hendy.     […]

Following The Frome | Anna Boss

Bristol based artist, Anna Boss, perfectly captures the swollen River Frome in her new series of paintings. During our recent interview with Anna we discussed her new body of work and where she draws inspiration from. Click the link below to find out more. We will also be showing Anna’s paintings at the Affordable Art Fair […]

Preview of New Work | Andrew Hood

  First Contemporary are looking forward to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead (16th – 19th June), where we will be exhibiting fantastic new work from a range of talented painters and sculptors. One of the artists we will be showing at Hampstead is Bristol based painter Andrew Hood.     Paris Springtime | 100x80cm | Oil   […]

Interview | Anna Boss

Capturing the moments just before rainfall, the settling of mist over rolling hills and the changing quality of light throughout the day, Anna Boss’ paintings beautifully convey the atmosphere of the landscape; you can almost smell the rain approaching on the banks of the River Frome, and hear the muted sounds of the snow-covered Alps. […]

Introducing | Calo Carratalá

Calo Carratalá is an artist with a deep love for landscape, particularly snow covered mountain peaks, where he is drawn to their magnificence, unpredictable weather and sense of solitude. Calo will be exhibiting a new series of paintings with First Contemporary at The Affordable Art Fair London in Hampstead from 16th – 19th June. We […]