Born in 1983 in West Yorkshire, local artist Chloé Small now lives in Littleborough in Greater Manchester.
Chloé studied at Bradford College for a year completing her Foundation Course and specialising in Fine Art before going on to complete one year of a BA course at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Chloé’s work is influenced by the American artist, Edward Hopper, whose style of scene painting, rooted in the presentation of the familiar and concrete ( “Nighthawks” 1942), are echoed in Chloé’s own work. Another important influence is James Abbott McNeill Whistler whose style of scumbling is a technique Chloé wants to explore. Along with David Alfaro Siqueiros whose perspective on his mural work is where Chloé has developed her taste for the angles shown in her work.
Chloé is drawn to aspects of Manchester’s architecture which are representational of the Victorian to the 1950s period. In particular, the Art Deco style of the 1920s and 30s.
Manchester Victoria Station has been a rich source of inspiration for Chloé and she is constantly looking for new aspects of Manchester to explore.
Chloé’s website is currently under development, but will be found at:
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