Krisstel Bentley

“ I like the help I get and the techniques I get to learn. It’s relaxing as well.”

Krisstel creates engaging composition that have a story telling quality to them. Based on her love of Japanese landscapes and buildings, Krisstel particularly likes the style of traditional Japanese buildings, which are designed to withstand earthquakes. These themes are inspired from her childhood memories which she recalls from time to time when she is making her work.

Krisstel is very interested in technology and often uses digital iPad, light box, and projector equipment to compose her artworks, combining many elements to create complex compositions. She then projects this onto her canvas to draw up her final composition.

She discovered this technique when working on her piece ‘Two Children in the Rainforest’ and found it inspired her to do more. Krisstel sources her own materials which she brings into the studio. She uses a mix of brush pens, watercolour pens and water soluble pastels to create her work. She experiments with unusual unconventional combinations of materials on different surfaces resulting in unique and original artworks.

A Japanese Snow Mountain No2
A Japanese Snow Mountain No2. Sold
A Japanese Temple No1
A Japanese Temple No1
Two Children in an Indian Rainforest
Two Children in an Indian Rainforest
Les Terrasses De Monte Cassino.
Les Terrasses De Monte Cassino.
A Japanese Temple No2
A Japanese Temple No2
A Japanese Beach
A Japanese Beach
A Japanese Green Volcano
A Japanese Green Volcano
A Japanese Snow Mountain No1
A Japanese Snow Mountain No1
Carding Mill Valley Sketch
Carding Mill Valley Sketch

Exhibitions

ArtStudio01 Group Exhibition Participate Contemporary Artspace, Shrewsbury August 2018

Participate FotFM Open Flaxmill/Maltings Dye House, Shrewsbury September 2017

It’s A New World Project Ability Gallery, ArtStudio01 Group exhibition February 2016

30×30 Open Exhibition Project Ability, Glasgow December 2018

Key Dates

Joined ArtStudio01 2017

DASH Cutivate mentoring with Shropshire based Artist Beverly Fry – 2017

TCAT, Telford, Go Art 2015 – 2016

 

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