Visit Gordon Hill’s website to watch the video of him talking in his studio about the role art plays in his life and to browse a selection of his artwork.
Ardyn is a multi-talented artist with a rich imagination and a talent for story telling. Much of Ardyn’s work is inspired by her garden and this influence can be found throughout her paintings and exquisitely painted boxes. Plant motifs, people and animal forms all interlock with a richness of detail and light, akin to a woven tapestry.
Her playful papier maché sculptures are enjoyed by adults and children alike with their humour and diverse, imaginative designs. Cats, birds, boats, sheep, knights, ‘Russian dolls’ and beautiful wall clocks are just some examples but are the tip of the ‘proverbial iceberg’.
Most of my ideas are generated from ongoing research of visual stimulation, decoding and recreating my own visual narrative. It is a working process, which continuously challenges conceptual notions between fantasy and reality. It is important that there is familiarity in the symbols I use, so that the relationship between the imagery and the onlooker creates a metaphorical conversation.
I enjoy the element of play and discovery, its ability to challenge me technically as well as artistically, enjoying the act of eliminating and incorporating changes so that the work can evolve.