We are deeply saddened by the news that Jason Bowyer died on Sunday 17 February 2019. Jason was a key figure within the New English Art Club – Past President and Founder of the NEAC Drawing School. He will be greatly missed by his fellow members who considered him a great friend.
Benjamin Hope was elected a NEAC member in 2018, but despite an artistic family background, he did not follow the conventional art college path to becoming a full-time painter. Instead, Benjamin spent over a decade at university studying mathematics and physics: four years at Warwick, followed by Part III Mathematics and a PhD at Cambridge. Has this scientific detour influenced his process and technique as an artist?
We kick off 2019 with an interview with James Bland NEAC whose exhibition at Lilford Gallery in Canterbury starts on 25 January. James talks us through the process, technique and inspiration behind a selection of his paintings, and tell us about the training and experiences that led him to become a member of the New English Art Club, starting with his teenage years . . .