Academic paintings – Roberto Ferri / born in Taranto, Italy in 1978.
Beautiful work sculptures Nicola Hicks (UK) – born 1960.
Hicks studied at the Chelsea School of Art from 1978 to 1982 and at the Royal College of Art from 1982 to 1985.
Animals are her primary subject matter, usually sculpted in straw and plaster. This was unusual for an artist in the 80s, by which time abstract sculpture and installation art had become the norms in the art world. Hicks also works on huge sheets of brown paper on which she works up her dynamic charcoal drawings. Many of the sculptures have subsequently been cast in bronze, often with such subtlety that every fragile detail of plaster and straw is reproduced.
Realistic and so expressive paintings of Annemarie Busschers, born 1970 – Netherlands.