We, DATEAGLE ART (with ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ being interpreted accordingly) are committed to protecting your privacy and personal information. We operate our website (the “Site“). This policy applies to information held about all persons about whom DATEAGLE ART holds information.  By ‘information,’ we mean personal information about you that we collect, use, share and store.


This Privacy Policy statement explains our data processing practices. By using our website or by providing any personal information to DATEAGLE ART, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this statement. This Privacy Policy also provides information on your legal rights in relation to your Personal Data.


Last Updated 9th June 2019





We collect and process your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, without limitation, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) (‘GDPR’) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) together with other applicable UK and EU laws that regulate the collection, processing and privacy of your Personal Data (together, ‘Data Protection Law’).





3.1 We may collect and store the following types of information about you when you use the Site or by corresponding with us (for example, by e-mail). This includes information you provide when registering to use the Site or sharing any data via our social media functions. The Personal Data about you that we collect and use includes the following:


(a) Your name;

(b) Your contact information such as your address, email address, telephone number, billing address and delivery address (if applicable);

(c) If applicable, your payment details/ financial data;

(d) Information from accounts you link to us (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);

(e) Information in relation to your purchase of our products in our shop or use of our services;

(f) Information about your personal preferences;

(g) Information related to your attendance of, and interest in, DATEAGLE ART’S exhibitions, events, artists, artworks, and services.


3.2 Please note that if you do not provide Personal Data when we ask for it, it may delay or prevent us from providing products or services to you.





4.1 We collect most of this Personal Data directly from you – in person, by email, telephone, post, through our social media, and via our website e.g. when you contact us with a query, make a purchase of any of our products or services, or ask that you are added to our mailing list. However we may also collect Personal Data from from articles or other information that has been published about you in the media.





5.1 Please ensure that any Personal Data you supply to us which relates to third party individuals is provided to us with their knowledge of our proposed use of their Personal Data.





6.1 Under Data Protection Law, we can only use your Personal Data if we have a proper reason for doing so e.g.:


(a) To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;

(b) For the performance of a contract between us or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;

(c) For our legitimate interests or those of a third party (where we have a business or commercial reason to use your Personal Data, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests, including ensuring the successful continuing our business operations, updating our client and contact records, improving our offerings, marketing our offerings and preventing fraud);

(d) Where you have given consent.


6.2 If we process sensitive data as referred to above we will only do this with your explicit consent; or, to protect your vital interests (or those of someone else) in an emergency; or, where you have already publicised such information; or, where we need to use such sensitive data in connection with a legal claim that we have or may be subject to.


6.3 We may use your Personal Data for one or more of the following purposes:


(a) To fulfil requests, including providing products or services to you;

(b) Maintaining business operations, including updating client and visitor records, identifying areas for operational improvement, such as improving efficiency, training and quality control, getting to know you and your preferences in order to provide you with a more tailored service;

(c) Marketing, including adding you to our mailing list and providing you with direct marketing communications about what we are doing as well as products, services and/or events which may be of interest to you by post or phone. If required under applicable law, where we contact you by SMS, email, fax, social media and/or any other electronic communication channels for direct marketing purposes, this will be subject to you providing your express consent. You can object or withdraw your consent to receiving direct marketing from us at any time, by contacting us at [email protected];

(d) To enforce and/or defend any of our legal claims or rights;

(e) For any other purpose required by applicable law, regulation, the order of any court or regulatory authority.





7.1 Except as expressly set out in this policy we will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will only share your Personal Data as set out in this section 7, including sharing with:


(a) Third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, e.g. payment service providers and delivery and shipping companies;

(c) Other third parties we use to help us run our business;

(d) Third parties approved by you, e.g. social media accounts you choose to link your account with us to.


7.2 We only allow our service providers to handle your Personal Data if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your Personal Data. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure they can only use your Personal Data to provide services to us and to you.


7.3 We may also share personal information with external auditors in relation to the audit of our accounts, and we may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies without telling you to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations if we are required by law to do so.


7.4 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.


7.5 We may also need to share some Personal Data with other business entities – should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity, or if we undergo a re-organisation with that entity.





8.1 A cookie is a text file that downloads small bits of information to your device.  Our website doesn’t uses cookies, however our Site may contain links to other websites who do, including via our social media buttons.


8.2 Our website may contain links to other websites of interests. While we try to link only to website that share our respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites, and a link does not constitute an endorsement of that website. Once you link to another website from our Site, you are subject to the terms and conditions of that website, including, but not limited to, its Internet privacy policy and practices. Please check these policies before you submit any data to these websites.





9.1 DATEAGLE ART only retains Personal Data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us, as is necessary to perform our obligations to you (or to enforce or defend contract claims), or as is required by applicable law. This will involve us periodically reviewing our files to check that information is accurate, up-to-date and still required.


9.2 Personal Data we no longer need is securely disposed of and/or anonymised so you can no longer be identified from it.





10.1 We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats such as malicious software or hacking. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data sent to us (including Personal Data).





11.1 In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you have a ‘subject access request’ right under which you can request information about the Personal Data that we hold about you, what we use that Personal Data for and who it may be disclosed to as well as certain other information. Usually, we will have a month to respond to such a subject access request.


11.2 Under Data Protection Law you also have the following rights, which are exercisable by making a request to us in writing:


(a) To request access to or a copy of any Personal Data which we hold about you;

(b) That we rectify Personal Data that we hold about you which is inaccurate or incomplete;

(c) That we erase your Personal Data without undue delay if we no longer need to hold or process it;

(d) To object to any automated processing that we carry out in relation to your Personal Data;

(e) To object to our use of your Personal Data for direct marketing;

(f) To object and/or to restrict the use of your Personal Data for purpose other than those set out above unless we have a legitimate reason for continuing to use it;

(g) That we transfer Personal Data to another party where the Personal Data has been collected with your consent or is being used to perform contact with you and is being carried out by automated means.


11.3 Any request from you for access to or a copy of your Personal Data must be in writing, and we will endeavour to respond within a reasonable period and in any event within one month in compliance with data protection legislation. We will comply with our legal obligations as regards your rights as a data subject. If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the address below.





We operate in accordance with current UK and EU data protection legislation. If you have any concerns about our use of your information, you also have the right (as a UK resident) to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which regulates and supervises the use of personal data in the UK, via their helpline on 0303 123 1113 – see





13.1 Our Privacy Policy may be subject to change at any time. Any changes we make to our policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our policy.





If you have any requests regarding this Privacy Policy or wish to make a further request relating to how we use your Personal Data as described above, please contact our Data Protection Manager by e-mail at [email protected].

Depicting the world in a way she wishes it to be seen.

Located in Highland Park, Los Angeles, artist Laurie Nye speaks with DATEAGLE ART at her studio about why she uses her practice to delve into an alternate universe, a visionary space that depicts the world in a way she wishes it to be seen. While her distinct canvases, with their vibrant colour palette may be interpreted as utopic scenes, Nye uses her art form to express the frustration she feels towards mankind and their lack of respect for the planet. Until recently, Nye merged geometric patterns with abstract forms. However, since viewing Women of Abstract Expressionism and specifically the work of Lee Kransner, at Palm Springs Museum of Art, Nye has gradually moved towards a more fluid, instinctual style. While her lexicon adapts, Nye continues to celebrate her invented muses – hybrid beings from an alternate galaxy that symbolise infinite compassion and transformation. These biomorphic forms are an alternative, better-suited gender, through which Nye manifests her frustration with the harsh realities of nature’s unfortunate predicament. Her painterly approach is powerfully subtle, leaving the spectator with a poignant message; how do we view our relationship with nature and what are we doing to contribute to its survival?


When visiting you at the studio we discussed whether your works are utopian, whereby you explained that if anything they are highlighting mankind’s determination to tame nature – so quite the opposite. Can you explain this element of the work in more detail?

It has to do with mankind’s struggle to control its relationship with nature. We are in a time of great crisis, where many humans at polar extremes, either trying desperately to create a fix for global-warming and generate sustainable practices or completely denying it and rushing to exploit our last pristine forests with great speed. People are migrating in masses because of droughts. Eco-activisits are being murdered for their efforts to stop dams on indigenous lands. Humans are losing our closeness with the land that originally provided us nourishment and the secrets of a good life. Our societies thirst for the easy conveniences seem to be outpacing our valuable resources. Palm oil is killing forests and pushing out animals and killing old growth forests. Stop eating Cheetos and drinking Cola, people… I’m truly frustrated with what I see manifested in our natural world today and the people in charge of its demise (mostly patriarchal) because of short-sighted greed. So I choose to envision our world through another lens, a more hopeful one, run by a better-suited gender.

Can you tell me about your process? Do you often begin with preliminary drawings that unfold into the larger canvases?

I have in the past worked that way, sometimes from thumbnails, but have not been using any pre-sketching lately. I don’t have a plan, but forms appear after I start making lines on the canvas. My drawings do get into my head and then inform my paintings in various ways.

What is your standard routine when working in the studio?

I bring my dog with me so it’s about getting her settled first. I put my apron on and depending on the mood I play audio books or music to generate mood. I’ve been listening on repeat to the audiobook, “The Master and Margarita” , Georgia O’Keefe’s biography, and The Breeders… Sometimes I look at my art books to get excited and think about ways of using colour. I tend to work on a few things at a time but right now I’m working through the process of a shift. I’m trying to figure something out and its concentrated on a singular painting. It’s either frenetic in my studio or it’s really slow and focussed.


Your works have a timeless quality, one where gravity and ultimately reality appears to be defied – a mixture of mythology and science fiction. Would you say that you like to play with contradiction in your work?

Totally. I’m interested in the juxtaposition of future and past, real and unreal, reality vs mythos.

Your work has ethereal, otherworldly qualities. Can you tell me how you came to form your distinct aesthetic?

Over time I think the motifs and ideas that I continue to be drawn to always return me to a visionary space. I depict places and things the way I’d like to see them. Maybe I’ve never seen these places before or maybe they are echoes from the recesses of visual memory.

Can you tell me what the muses in your work stand for? To me, they pay homage to the Devine Feminine.

I’d say yes and it’s a bit more complicated.. Over the past few years I’ve been “collaborating” with invented muses from another dimension/galaxy (Andromeda). They are hybrid she-beings; part-machine and part-nature. Their imperative has to do with restoring ecological balance to the universe. I invented them in order to offer myself some powerful symbols of infinite compassion and transformation to counter the reality of destructiveness playing out in our world at this time.

Given your invested interest in nature, do you prefer to paint en plein air?

I sometimes do enjoy painting or drawing outside but it comes more from my experience of nature. I spend my summers in verdant Tennessee where I grew up and travel around the Ozarks in Arkansas, to be near the cold rivers there. Those places were imprinted in my imagination since I was a child. I tend to paint it the way I see it in my mind.

I see your choice of colour as creating harmony and lyricism in your work – ultimately holding it all together. Would you agree?

Colour is an evolving and immense exploration for me. It’s certainly important in my work and tells a story of its own.

Would you say that your works are a personification of how you wish others to see the world or are you providing an escapism of some sort while also providing topical subliminal messages?

I’d say I paint pictures that I’d like people to want to enter into, and whether it’s an escape or a fantasy is really how the viewer is feeling. I do think there are messages and I hope people feel energy around my paintings.

How does Los Angeles influence your practice, if at all?

Colour! The bright sun is ever present and shining, it’s all about the light here. It affects the colour palette for certain. I want to paint muted tones but I have the feeling I will only achieve this if I put myself in a basement to paint.


Your practice is clearly at an exciting transitional phase as you seem to be phasing out the geometric qualities previously found in your work. Why do you think it is that you are moving more towards an abstract style?

Hmm, a few years ago my abstract painter friend, Caitlin Lonegan and I travelled out to the desert to see the “Women of Abstract Expressionism” exhibition at the Palm Springs Museum of Art. That show blew our minds. I’ve never seen so much incredible painting together in one place. It’s no wonder that most of these women were marginalised from the “great” male painter circles, they would have overshadowed them in many cases. Anyway, Lee Krasner’s work especially, was phenomenal and it stayed with me, I couldn’t totally shake it. I started drawing what I was feeling and it evolved my lexicon somehow. I don’t know that I’m moving away from image making but I am moving towards something more instinctual in terms of the moves I’m making.


Words by Lara Monro


Peter Evans

Piers Alsop

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