My art career has grown organically, and is a great source of excitement and pleasure for me. I am inspired by beautiful people and places; expressions have more than meets the eye and places can immediately transport you. I can express myself through art and have a space and time that is solely for me, my thoughts, and my creativity.
Amy-Leigh Bird graduated from the Painting & Printmaking BAHons at The Glasgow School of Art in 2017 and in 2019 graduated from her MA in Creative Entrepreneurship with a distinction at The University of East Anglia.
Francesco Conti was born and grew up in Rome, Italy and now lives in London. His father was Italian, his mother is English. He trained as a scientist – specialising in molecular neuroscience and genetics. He obtained his PhD in London and then worked in research laboratories in Europe and America.
For me, drawing and painting is not about representation, it’s more a gathering and ordering of a collection of memories. Half seen, overlooked fragments, fleeting moments. It’s where marks, surfaces, shapes, lines and textures coalesce. Entirely process orientated and risky, it becomes a dialogue with the materials.