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Sai Kung Magazine - May 2017 - saikung.com/art-month-sai-kung

Art month in Sai Kung

As art month descends into Hong Kong, we speak to the local artists to see what they have in store for art lovers.

Tamera Bedford
 

I am a self-taught artist, I don’t have a formal background in art. I’ve lived in Sai Kung for five years but first became interested in creating art when I moved to Beijing eight years ago. In my first year of creating art, I was doing mainly pencil drawings which then progressed to traditional Chinese ink brush painting and oil painting. From there I’ve played with different kinds of media and techniques ranging from painting to printmaking.

The work I’ve been making for the last few years is a multi-staged process which begins with making an original painting on small pieces of watercolour paper using both watercolor paint and, usually, ink. I also sometimes employ other material to alter the images, such as rubbing salt or sand into the wet paint or using special pens from Japan. I like playing around with materials and seeing what comes of it. Once I’ve finished making the initial piece I then work with a fine art printer on Hong Kong island to enlarge it. 

I’m currently working on a set of watercolor paintings inspired from images taken from space, they are all of natural landscapes which span the globe. With them I hope to convey from a macro sense all of the beauty found around the world. The paintings are abstract in design, and span different landscapes from the Antarctica to the Sahara.

Everything I make is abstract and comes directly from my mind. The works are influenced by the time I have spent in the natural world, my interest in human consciousness and things I have been exposed to in my many travels. For me, the creation of my art is truly an exercise in meditation and I hope to allow others looking at it to get a sense of that for themselves.

My art is very personal to me but that is about to change as I have my first solo show this month in Sai Kung at H Studio. 

I think there are a lot of creative people living in the Sai Kung area, working in many different areas. I’d like to see artists in the area interacting and collaborating more. I think, together as a group, Sai Kung has a lot to offer the Hong Kong art community. I look at my work as ever-expanding and try not to place any limitations on myself. As a self-taught artist, I have a lot of freedom in what I make and how I make it, which makes what I’m doing unique and fresh. 

Tamera’s first solo exhibition will be held at H Studio Gallery from March 18-30. 

To see more of Tamera’s work, visit www.tamerabedford.com or email Tamera at tamera@tamerabedford.com


Uk Tau artist to host first exhibition in town centre gallery   saikungbuzz.com/2017/03/15/uk-tau-artist-to-host-first-exhibition-in-town-centre-gallery/   Posted on 15 March, 2017 // 0 Comments  Uk Tau artist Tamera Bedford will stage her first exhibition of Japanese-style water colour and ink prints from 18 March in the centre of Sai Kung. The show at H Studio Gallery on the first floor above Standard Chartered Bank will open with a sushi and sake reception at 6pm.  Artist Tamera Bedford, an Uk Tau resident  Tamera, who is from Denver, Colorado, uses Japanese gel inks combined with glass particles on paper. She scans, prints and blows up the artworks to varying sizes up to 4ft by 3ft. They are priced at $1000 to 8000. Tamera’s exhibition will be open at the gallery every day except Wednesday and Friday from noon until 4pm until the end of March.  H Studio Gallery is owned by Helen Bronte Boyd, a Tui Min Hui resident. The space hosts three artists in three studios. The other two are Lori D. Foster and Narelle Cridland.  “We are a studio of practicising artists who want to involve the community,” Helen said. Twice a week they have life drawing sessions with nude models. Shortly, she said, drawing and painting groups will start. Beginners will be able to attend and Lori, Narelle and Helen will teach technique.  See  www.tamerabedford.com  and  www.helenbronteboyd.com   Tamera’s art has heavy Japanese influence so the opening reception is all sushi and sake

Uk Tau artist to host first exhibition in town centre gallery

saikungbuzz.com/2017/03/15/uk-tau-artist-to-host-first-exhibition-in-town-centre-gallery/

Posted on 15 March, 2017 // 0 Comments

Uk Tau artist Tamera Bedford will stage her first exhibition of Japanese-style water colour and ink prints from 18 March in the centre of Sai Kung. The show at H Studio Gallery on the first floor above Standard Chartered Bank will open with a sushi and sake reception at 6pm.

Artist Tamera Bedford, an Uk Tau resident

Tamera, who is from Denver, Colorado, uses Japanese gel inks combined with glass particles on paper. She scans, prints and blows up the artworks to varying sizes up to 4ft by 3ft. They are priced at $1000 to 8000. Tamera’s exhibition will be open at the gallery every day except Wednesday and Friday from noon until 4pm until the end of March.

H Studio Gallery is owned by Helen Bronte Boyd, a Tui Min Hui resident. The space hosts three artists in three studios. The other two are Lori D. Foster and Narelle Cridland.

“We are a studio of practicising artists who want to involve the community,” Helen said. Twice a week they have life drawing sessions with nude models. Shortly, she said, drawing and painting groups will start. Beginners will be able to attend and Lori, Narelle and Helen will teach technique.

See www.tamerabedford.com and www.helenbronteboyd.com

Tamera’s art has heavy Japanese influence so the opening reception is all sushi and sake