Esther Schnerr is a painter based in the Netherlands. From a young age, she had a great talent for drawing but becoming an artist was not in line with her background. After 30 years of working in management and finance, she decided to start a second career in the arts. In 2020, she obtained a master's degree in painting at the Classical Academy of Painting in Groningen (Netherlands).
Lauren Brown is an abstract painter based in Yorkshire, primarily working with oil paint on canvas.
She uses a balance of colour, marks and space achieved through different variations in paint application. Her work evokes an essence of fluidity, movement and improvisation, creating paintings with recognisable elements and ambiguous gestures which contrast with unknown and intriguing shapes and marks.
Allowing the physical presence of the artist, the mark making is controlled, yet unpredictable with a feral nature. Deliberately leaving the work open to interpretation.
University of Brighton (Masters of Fine Arts Degree , 2020)
I have a Masters degree in Fine Art and I have continued to develop my practice since graduating in 2020. My work is politically motivated but my objective as an artist is to reflect the world as it is rather than through the lens of political ideology . How the audience responds to my work is as important as the work itself !
I enjoy the experimental aspect of combining digital photographic images with traditional paint : the outcome is seldom perfect or predictable.
The Signature Art Prize was established by gallery Directors Isobel Beauchamp and Elinor Olisa in 2007 to celebrate and identify emerging artists’ ‘Signature Style’. They define an artist’s ‘signature style’ as being “that which makes an artist unique; a combination of process and method, contributed to by the artist’s own personality which results in a piece that is unique and specific to them.” With their intuitive knowledge of the contemporary art market, they endeavour to fully capture and develop each individual artist's 'brand'.