NEWS: Next exhibitions - Semblance, The Duke's Gallery, Dorchester, 19 October - 4 November. This joint exhibition between Dorchester Arts and The Art Academy will feature work from some of the finest portrait sculptors and painters in the UK today. The exhibition will showcase portraiture in its broadest sense, from traditional portraits to works that push the boundaries of the term portrait.
Halls has created new artwork for The Stonewall Season
- 1 - 10 November and has contributed four Mystery Artworks for Art For Youth
London, shown at the Mall Galleries in September.
She has had 4 paintings selected for this year's forthcoming ING Discerning Eye
exhibtion which will be on show at the Mall Galleries, London - 17 - 27 November.
Halls recently taught the Portrait & Figure Painting
course at The Art Academy, Borough, London.
Feature - Art Reveal Magazine: here
Recent interview in Studio International, I often equate painting with performance here
An article by Roxana Halls on her work Narrative Painting
was published in the February issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine.
Recent interview with Stacia Yeapanis for Chicago based OPP here
Two Films about Roxana Halls' project Appetite
, her costume collection & the role it plays in her work are available to view now here
Roxana Halls' recent major work, a bespoke commissioned project, THE ALICE STAIRCASE
, an 8 interlinking canvas interpretation of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
&Through The Looking Glass
, can now be viewed on this website here
Alongside her own projects, Roxana Halls is also creating a new major commissioned artwork, a 7 interlinking canvas interpretation of The Wizard Of Oz.
Roxana Halls is a largely self-taught artist and has, for several years, made her studio in the disused bar of a 1930s London theatre, now a bingo hall.
Her solo exhibition, SHADOW PLAY
, was held at Hayhill Gallery, Cork Street, London, in November 2011.'ROXANA HALLS' TINGLE - TANGLE'
was exhibited at the National Theatre, South Bank, London in 2009.
In 2010 she was the winner of the Founder's Purchase Prize in the Discerning Eye show, and she was the winner of Pride in the House at Lauderdale House, where she held her prize winning show 'TINGLE-TANGLE & OTHER TALES'
in 2011. In 2004 she was the winner of the Villiers David Prize, and in 2001 she received the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award.
She has had four successful solo exhibitions at the Beaux Arts Gallery in Bath, her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows both in the U.K. and California, including the National Portrait Gallery's B.P. Portrait Award on five occasions, The National Open Art Competition, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Competition, The Hunting Art Prize, The Garrick Milne Prize & Art Moorhouse. She has twice been invited to exhibit at The Discerning Eye show, and has also shown in regular group shows with Beaux Arts & Hayhill Galleries, both in Bath and at the London Art Fair, and her work has been shown alongside artists such as Maggi Hambling, John Kirby & Lindsay Seers.
Her work has garnered many positive reviews and features, including an interview with Ossian Ward for Time Out, City AM,Modern Painters, Art of England, Artists & Illustrators, The Independent, The Sunday Telegraph, Galleries, The London Evening Standard & Diva Magazine.
Commissions include Alan Grieve CBE, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation and John Simopoulos, Emeritus Professor, St. Catherine's College Oxford, and Nick Hackworth, Founder of Paradise Row Gallery for the collection of Brian Sewell.
Her work is in many public and private collections in the UK and internationally, including The Discerning Eye Collection, St. Catherine's College Oxford, London Evening Standard Art Critic Brian Sewell, Bafta Award winning actor Katherine Parkinson & actor Kelly-Anne Lyons.Portrait by Andrew Warrington, Paintworkfilms