artist chess

Chess is a mixed media artist based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Her work firmly roots the iconic figures and scenes that she paints in their context, incorporating original newspaper clippings and other media from throughout their lives and legacies.

The textual element of her work brings together the love of reading and writing that she explored through her English degree and Creative Writing Masters with her love of painting and creating.

The finished pieces, as well as being detailed portraits, have the added dimension of the stories that are attached to them.

Chess - Original Painting - Love Birds

Chess uses genuine & authentic newspaper, magazine articles & even antique music sheets ( as right ) to create bespoke collages which she then hand-paints over with a derivative of real newspaper inks to give her works a unique perspective which is now an easily recognisable medium.

Each artwork is accompanied by a separate document of authenticity, which lists the details of the newspapers and magazines used in the creation of the collage effects in each original piece.

See the Art of Chess