As human connection and celebrating the individual are so central to the ethos of LCO, we are delighted to partner with artist Pippa Smith, who will create the artwork elements behind the graphic design for our upcoming concerts. Pippa creates an Lino impression of each concert based on the programme and instrumentation, and Denise Burt at Elevator Design, Copenhagen, takes these elements to create the branding for each performance. Keep your eyes peeled for some of Pippa’s work in our upcoming concert Transcendence, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 February, St John’s Smith Square, London. (https://www.sjss.org.uk/events/london-chamber-orchestra-1)
Pippa says – “The partnership with LCO has come as a huge, exhilarating surprise to me. I am so excited to be working alongside such a well-established and respected organisation that has taken such big steps to embrace inclusivity, diversity and equality. I firmly believe that who we are shapes our art, and if stifled or marginalised, so becomes our creative product. It is thrilling that LCO seems to mirror this, which really does cement our compatibility.”
Pippa Smith is a South African born artist and educator living in Northamptonshire with her husband, daughter and two cats. She graduated from the University of KwaZulu Natal with a BAFA (Hons) degree in 1998, specialising in Printmaking and Photography. Although passionate about Print, she has not devoted her career to one practise, rather investigating all media, with a particular focus on painting.
After a stint in industry, Pippa returned to study and qualified as a teacher. She very quickly realised that it was a natural path for her, and has taught secondary school Art and Photography both in South Africa and England for the past 19 years. She is currently the Head of Art at Pitsford School, Northampton.
Pippa has always practised as an artist alongside her teaching career. She has continued to work on both personal portfolios and commissioned work, producing work ranging from large scale paintings to commercial illustrations.
It has been more recently that she has returned to Printmaking focusing quite strongly on linocut. Her latest body of work has placed focus on nature and movement which has suited her organic cutting style and love of natural mark making.