O'Connor from Hereford explains more:
basic idea behind Voodoochilli.net is, we understand that there
is not much out there in terms of exposure, and this is our way
of overcoming that and hopefully giving other people in similar
circumstances a chance too.
people have tried to get their work published on online galleries
but there are two main restrictions. Firstly the artwork has to
be of a quality or particular style that is deemed acceptable by
the people in charge of the site.
by Carl Palm
there is normally a fee of anywhere from £30 to £200 to pay for
hosting and administration charges.
our idea, is to promote artists without judging and charging them.
Our ambition is not to make money, but rather seek acknowledgement
from other similar minded people.
site is also an excellent community whereby local and international
artists can explain ideas via the forum and direct communication."
people behind the project
am a trained illustrator who graduated with honours in 2001. I like
to think the strong things behind my images are the ideas combined
with a technical knowledge of computer based illustration, composition
create my images by analysing ideas, something I definitely learnt
at Hereford Art college. Maybe I am over analytical, but I feel
this can be to my advantage sometimes.
am the director of the project. I also built the original voodoochilli.net
(Actually there were three different versions before this one) I
am also responsible for online promotions i.e. getting good search
engine placements and paying for online adverts.
I help Carl with the building of the site."
by Rebecca Needds
use the technique of collage and montage to produce my illustrations.
I like to use my own photographs which I then collage or paint back
into in order to produce the final piece. I use Photoshop in the
final stages to clean and tidy things up. I like to try and find
a slightly off the wall solution to briefs.
issues and subjects are an area which I find intriguing to work
in, as you really have to push yourself and your ideas in order
to come up with a solution that is visually emotive, but also sensitive
to the subject matter.
am in charge of promotions. In a nut shell this means I try to get
your work seen by the right people and get new people interested
in the site. I am also an illustrator and like many of you I am
also trying to get freelance work and have my images published.
also work in Herefordshire College of Art and Design, where I am
manager of the student shop.
If it wasn't for Carl, the whole site wouldn't be possible
am the little squirrel who does all the hard work. I'm responsible
for the technical aspect of the site as well as web design and navigation
structure. I am a perfectionist and therefore I'm never satisfied.
studying graphic design at the College of Art & Design in Hereford,
at the moment. Design is a huge interest of mine but I must say
I enjoy working with problem solving IT-development as on this site."
a programmer Carl has completely automated the site making it run
itself so all the artists are still able to explore their own ideas.