Artists > Angela A'Court PS
West Surrey College of Art and Design UK
Parsons School fo Art and Design NYC
Goldsmiths' College, University of London BA(Hons) UK
Since graduating from Goldsmiths' College I worked as an interior designer for an architectural practice and then independently as a designer.
My work has been recorded in various magazines, Homes and Gardens, The Sunday Times, Traditional Interiors and Period Living. It has also been included in books such as 'Interiors by Design' and 'Modern Rustic'.
Throughout my years as a designer I have always had a sketchbook to hand and have continued to paint. After fifteen years as a designer, I took the decision to return to painting full time, and two years after this I moved to New York where I now have my studio.
Past and Present Exhibitions
- EXHIBITIONS FOR 2010
- Pastel Society Annual Show, London
- Josie Eastwood Gallery, UK..........May 2010
- Clifton Gallery, London..........June 2010
- Highgate Contemporary Art, London..........September 2010
- The Stour Gallery, UK..........September 2010
- The Pastel Society, London..........2005-2010
- Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.........2008,2009
- Highgate Contemporary Art, London..........2008,2009
- Susan Eley Fine Art, New York..........2008,2009
- Affordable Art, New York..........2008,2009
- The Stour Gallery, U.K...........2002-2010
- The Discerning Eye, London..........2007,2008
- Behr Thyssen Gallery, New York..........2008,2009
- Josie Eastwood Gallery, U.K...........2007
- The Clifton Gallery, London..........2006-2010
- Society of Wildlife Artists, London..........2006
- Parsons Gallery New York..........2005
- The Arts Club Award, London..........2006
- Angela A'Court is a British artist, originally from London who lives and works in New York. She studied at West Surrey College of Art, U.K. Goldsmiths' College, University of London and Parsons School of Art and Design, New York.
- Angela is an artist and printer and was elected to the UK Pastel Society in 2009. She exhibits in the UK and USA.
I love walking into the studio each morning – chalky sticks of soft pastel lined up in rows of grouped and gradated colours. The idea of holding raw pigment and applying it directly makes sense to me. For the most part, painting is a joyful process. From the first lines to building up areas of colour into solid and then scratchy, textured layers to define contours that describe the tensions and gestures between forms.
The figurative paintings are a contemplation of our relationships and connection to each other. Using everyday scenes that are part observation part memory and sometimes imagination. Depicting the ease of old friends sprawled on beach towels, or the formality of acquaintances on a park bench. The dogs are a further expression of this with their own language and interaction between themselves and their humans.
A recurring theme is the interior world – probably the result of moving house four times in the last seven years and the need to set up home quickly in order to create a refuge. Although this work is not figurative there is evidence of the human touch. Two stripy mugs on a gate leg table are all that remain of a conversation, or two red plastic chairs nudged aside after their occupants have got up and left. It’s about private worlds and painting the unsaid, a present narrative of what has just been.
Angela A'Court PS