Postage stamp artists exhibition announced

This December's Smart-Arts exhibition in London will bring together artworks by creators of UK postage stamps. It's being held at La Galleria in Pall Mall London from Dec 10.

Artist David Holmes designed one of the postage stamps for the 2012 Olympic Games issued by the Royal Mail recently. This inspired him and photographer Paul Redman to invite other artists who have also been commissioned to design postage stamps to join them to exhibit and sell their work at a collaborative exhibition.

Artists showing their work include Andrew Davidson, Brian Grimwood, George Hardie, Clare Melinsky, Arthur Robins, Paul Slater and Christopher Wormell.

In addition to individual works from Paul Redman and David Holmes, the exhibition will include examples of their innovative ‘Photo-Peinture’ collaboration. These works are a combination of Redman’s photography enhanced with acrylic, oil and water colour paints directly on to the print by Holmes.

The original works from the participating artists, which include illustrations, photographs and lino cuts, have been scanned or photographed to produce digital files. A limited edition of 30 A3 prints of each work have been produced. The exhibition is sponsored by Epson, and all prints were produced using its Stylus Photo R2880 A3+ printer.

Smart-Arts runs from Thursday 10th December until Tuesday 22nd December 2009.

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