Gimara Duncan-Rice

Visual artist and STEAM practitioner

Biography

I use a multi-displinary approach to my visual arts practice, working with a wide range of different mediums including sculpture, photography, painting and drawing. I am also a transdisplinary artist, combining art with science. A career in physical and biological sciences has helped to shape my art practice.

Born in Queensland, Australia, I have travelled extensively around the world. My art practice is currently located in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom. Being an artist based in different countries has afforded me the amazing opportunity of being exposed to a distinctive array of colour palettes, from the ochre of Central Queensland to the muted greens and greys of Yorkshire. These extremes in environs, have made me particularly sensitive to and aware of how light affects colour and feeds my fascination of colour theory.

My artistic journey started when I was asked to take to anatomical photos using a microscope, as part of a research project at KCL (UK). Later, I sponsored by CIDA to study fine art techniques at Artworks (UK). From there I landed a job with Derbyshire County Council's Adult Community Education programme, teaching 'Drawing and Painting Techniques', in Ashbourne.

Membership

I am a member of a-n (The Artist's Information Company) and IAA (International Association of Art).

Collaborations

Whether developing paintings, drawings, sculptures, workshops or illustrations, I am interested in finding ways to work with others and exploring my understanding of life. Please feel free to get in touch with questions or ideas by email, gimara.artist@gmail.com.

Commissions, residencies and community projects etc.

I undertake comissions, residencies and community project. Just send me an email, gimara.artist@gmail.com, and let me know:

- What look are you trying to achieve?
- What medium is right for you?
- What budget do you have in mind?
- Where is the artwork going to hang/reside?
- How much space do you have?

To help you understand the potential costs involved, here is a helpful link to Guidance on fees and day rates for visual artists 2018; materials, equipment, and venue hire (etc) are additional costs. As each project is different, I will tailor a (budget) proposal after briefly discussing your specific requirements with you.

Workshops

I teach workshops (or individuals) on a variety of topics across Hertfordshie. For further information on these, please visit: www.KoalaCourses.com

Sculpture _ Gimara