Secret Art Sale 2017 - contributors
Secret Art Sale 2017 Contributing Artists
In alphabetical order:
Joss Ackland, the distinguished English actor who has appeared in over 100 movies, scores of plays and a plethora of television programs in his six-decade career, was born Sidney Edmond Jocelyn Ackland on February 29, 1928, in North Kensington, London. After attending London's Central School of Speech and Drama, the 17-year-old Ackland made his professional stage debut in "The Hasty Heart" in 1945.
In 1955 he left the English stage behind and moved to Africa to manage a tea plantation. Upon his return to England in 1957, he joined the Old Vic company.
From 1962-64 he served as associate director of the Mermaid Theatre. Subsequently, his stage acting career primarily was in London's commercial West End theater, where he made a name for himself in musicals. He was distinguished as Captain Hook in the musical version of "Peter Pan" and as Juan Peron in "Evita". In the straight theater he was a memorable Falstaff in William Shakespeare's "Henry IV Parts 1 & 2" and as Captain Shotover in George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House". In the 1960s Ackland began appearing more regularly in films, and his career as a movie character actor picked up rapidly in the 1970s and began to flourish in the 1980s. It has shown little sign of abating in the 21st century, even though he's well into his 70s.
In addition to his performance in "White Mischief", among his more notable turns as an actor before the camera came in the BBC-TV production of Shadowlands (1985), in which he played 'C.S. Lewis', and in Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) as the South African heavy.
On December 31, 2000, Joss Ackland was named a Commander of the British Empire on the New Year's Honours List for his 50 years of service to the English stage, cinema and television.
|Kathy Adams||Kathy was born in London, has lived in Spain and Switzerland and now lives and works in Surrey. After years of creative activity her formal art education began with the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Reigate School of Art in 2008. After further practical studies in painting and printmaking, Kathy now paints abstracts in acrylics on canvas and creates screen prints, lino prints and mono prints on a variety of subjects. Further information.|
|Zulfi Alarakhia||Artist, spray paint and pencil work. Further information|
|Mo Ali||Local photographer|
Mary was born in Chiswick, London in 1929. She is a practising artist and print maker and has taughtart and print in the evening at her local comprehensive school.
As a child, Mary was always drawing: she sat under her mother’s desk while she illustrated children’s books and educational posters. At school art classes and during her free time boarding in the countryside, she painted and was also interested in acting, dance and creativity.
Mary cannot name a preferred style as she is always experimenting. Printmaking mostly interests her now although she trained as a painter, working paint and collage together, sometimes one printed over another. Currently she is lithography screen-printing and is enthralled with etching. She can cut up and develop the printing plates after usage and they then have another life.Mary is interested in a mixture of several kinds of printmaking on the same print: cut outs, chine colle and collage and paint on the same print. Sometimes she displays her work in her home’s gallery and opens her house each year with Arthouse in the Richmond borough.
|Katie Alvey||Kate is a recent graduate trying to find her place in the world. It all began with a love of cartoons and comics. She likes to create her own little worlds and characters that she can explore.
Kate's work tends to be colourful and full of texture, she uses anything she can get her hands on to create.
|Gemma Arterton||Gemma Arterton is an English actress who made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinian's in 2007. Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace in 2008, playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans in 2010, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time in 2010, Byzantium in 2013 and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters in 2013. She played Joan in Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan at Donmar Warehouse, December 2016. She plays the lead role in Their Finest this year.|
|Clara Auer||Clara’s an art student studying Art & Design at Latymer Upper, having received an Art Award. She works in a variety of media, particularly pencil and photography. She loves the messages that can be conveyed and emotions created in a single photograph, and hopes to further explore wildlife photography later in life.|
Jane Bain believes one of the most challenging things about her art is choosing the fruit!
Jane Bain is a London-based painter and printmaker with a fascination for light, nature and scale. Born in Chelsea, she studied art and design at Wimbledon School of Art and the London College of Printing and lived in Singapore and Hong Kong for a while, where she also studied Chinese calligraphy. Jane regards all her subjects as portraits, whether flora or fauna, exploring the character behind each model.
For Jane's most recent work she has been experimenting with variable printing techniques. Further information
|Terezia Ballayova||Artist from Slovakia|
|Maureen Banfield Hamlin||
Maureen is a painter, etcher and printmaker. The underlying theme in her work is the influence of Time on Nature; the way that layers are deposited in a sedimentary, seemingly random pattern. In the last 18 years Maureen have moved from Cornwall, to Chicago, and finally to Farnham.
Since settling in Farnham Maureen has built her own studio and print room, and qualified as an art teacher. She is an active member of the Borderlands Artists Consortium and Farnham Arts Society.
Studies of complementary colours have led to a series of quasi-abstract depictions of flowers and night gardens. Maureen drew inspiration for these series from a visit she made to Japan, which shows not only in the horticultural aspect, but in other ways, for instance the incorporation of Japanese decorated papers. Further information
|Adrian Bannister||Adrian Bannister's current work explores the theme of 'Work and Play' and manipulates images of business people involved in various activities. He is interested in using a mixture of scale, context and everyday objects to create dialogues about life cycles and the global economy.|
Alison is a former fashion and textile design student who, somehow, ended up as an accountant. By way of compensation, her creative outlet is currently confined to hobbies such as jewellery making, theatre costume design and now, more recently, artwork.
|Lisa Bartlett||Lisa is predominantly a self taught nature artist. What excites her about painting is capturing the character, the essence of the animal, the place, the environment.
Painting in Oils & Acrylic Lisa's paintings tend to be bold and vibrant. She is fascinated by light and the illuminating effect it has on colour. Lisa loves to explore the life, character & movement within her subject. She cannot compete with nature, so Lisa strives to enhance it in her own way. Further information.
|Tony Baverstock||For the past 35 years Tony has captured thousands of moments with his camera. At first he developed the images by hand in his home made darkroom. More recently, with the evolution of digital photography, Tony has explored some of the endless possible combinations between camera and imaging techniques to create more than a record shot. Further information|
As a freelance illustrator Ian worked for Harrods toy department. He then worked for mainly mainstream magazines like Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, and Homes and Gardens.
Ian also illustrated album covers, most notably the triple gate-fold album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, for Sir Elton John.
In 1982 Ian was approached by the Oxford University Press to illustrate children's books including the Round and Round the Garden collection. Ian went on to write his own children books including The Secret history of Tom Trueheart, Boy Adventurer. Further information
Born in Germany, studied in the US and France. Kira has been in London since 1999. An Art major already in Secondary School in Germany, Kira studied and worked in International Business as a marketing executive for 15 years before returning to Art soon after she moved to London. Her works are heavily influenced by many visits to sunny California while her mother was living there for 10 years as well as other exotic travels.
Kira predominantly works in oil and abstract mixed media.
|Jane Bellamy||Jane Bellamy is a student artist studying for the last 10 years with local artists, since retiring from the NHS. Jane grew up in an environment of good amateur artists. Living so close to Bushy and Richmond Parks she has watched deer at close range. The young buck deer grow their antlers from July ready for the autumn fights, hence the July full moon is called a Buck Moon. Jane's favourite media is watercolour, pencil and pen.|
|Gillian Berryman||Jeannie is a local painter working at the Redless Studios. Further information|
|Carol Bilney||Artist from Kingston|
Sharon's first experience of art was at primary school. "I guess I was capable but didn’t give it too much thought. It’s only in the last few years that I began to discover art again. All it took was a taster course and I was hooked! I’m pretty much teaching myself how to use and manipulate the materials through experimentation".
"I’m definitely experimental and that helps push the agility of my mind. It’s basically problem solving. I am currently attending a class for painting which enables a full day dedicated to creating whatever I like. I would love this to be a permanent part of my life. This is definitely my calling and it’s how I have to work. I hope you have a fabulous time at the gathering and see you there". Further information
|Caitlin Blyth||Caitlin is an inspiring art therapist who spends most of her time reading and creating art. She also has a passion for baking and cake decorating. Caitlin teaches art and crafts to kids. Next year she will be going to university to study creative expressive therapy.
Watercolours and acrylic inks are her favourite.
George has taken pictures since he was five." It's a fascination, a delight, a bit magical. Freezing split seconds, bottling fleeting moments, capturing the blink of an eye - composition a visual form of selective memory and offering a different perspective. It’s my privilege to notice, honour and convey the humble magnificence or enigmatic simplicity of what I see. That’s how I see it. Photographs connect viewer with subject visually through the photographer’s eyes. What you ‘hear’ and feel, is influenced by how the subject is represented - like a tone of voice. My hope and vision is that my pictures will collectively tell cohesive stories".
|Diana Braybrook||London artist who has her studio at Osterley Park & House. Trained initially at Camberwell College of Arts, Diana's artwork is the best way she has of seeking out and expressing the positive in life. Each new artwork is a voyage – an exploration of form, colour and meaning. Each is unique. Diana is primarily an oil painter but also enjoys using pastels and mixed media. She likes to explore different themes in her work, as each presents fresh challenges, but expressive use of colour and light is a key feature throughout. Further information|
Laura lives and works in London. After completing her training at The Royal Drawing School, City & Guilds of London Art School and The City Literary Institute she has spent the last 17 years producing work in multiple mediums. She often displays her quirky nature in her paintings and drawings and has participated in many exhibitions over her career. Laura was a successful exhibitor at The Royal Academy 2016 Summer Exhibition. Further information
Alan Brown was born in Yorkshire and now lives in Reigate, Surrey. Alan started to paint in his forties taking up watercolour and has now been painting for around 25 years.
He paints in oils, acrylics and watercolours. His main inspiration is the countryside, especially the English countryside, the sea and boats. Allan aims for a loose, free interpretation of his chosen subject, and tries to capture mood and atmosphere, using light, reflections, movement and colour.
Nicky lives in The Borough of Richmond upon Thames and generally works in series. Recent ones have included Monkeypuzzle Trees, The Libraries of Richmond, Local Pubs, Cakes & teashops, The River Thames from its source and Hampton Court. She has just completed a short theme on Cheese and is working on the River from Hampton downriver and Fountains in Hampton Court.
She works in pen and pencil, loves drawing and also makes prints. Further information
Born in the USA, Virginia has been living and working in the UK for over fifty years. A teacher for many years, especially with S & N children. she retrained as a psychotherapist and has now retired.
Virginia has always been interested in art, art history, drawing and painting. An adult Ed class helped Virginia rediscover this interest and she has attended classes over the past 10 years and still feels she is learning.
Artwork– Acrylics, Inks, Abstract interpretations from her own photographs
|Gordon Buchanan||Award-winning wildlife cameraman and presenter, Gordon is noted for his contributions to Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and his most recent series Tribes, Predators and Me. After 20 years filming wild and wonderful creatures in remote areas of the planet, Gordon has a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments. He has taken part in challenging expeditions and adventures around the globe, always with a view to raising awareness of the fragility of the world’s endangered species and habitats. Gordon is also an Environment Trust Patron. Further information|
Emma Buckmaster studied Printmaking at the Cambridge School of Art and specialised in etching for her MA. She has been collaborating with Janet French on the Tree Portrait project which continues to grow and at the same time she has continued with her own work.
Much time is also taken up with demonstrating, teaching and residencies. Emma did a residency at Cill Railaig in Ireland, has demonstrated at Art in Action in Oxford and taught an annual course at Gainsborough's House. Emma took part in the BBC documentary about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and also talked about printmaking on BBC radio Suffolk.
Kate is an Illustrator and print maker based in Torbay where she has lived all her life. She has had an interest in art for many years now but going to college really opened her eyes to the world of print making.
Kate still feels relatively new to the art world but she has enjoyed exploring various media's and techniques and is just starting her third year at Plymouth University, which will only cement her love of print making.
Ian Burke was born in Saltburn and was brought up in Redcar. After studying Fine Art at Newcastle University he followed his father’s footsteps and worked as a labourer on the North Sea oil rigs for two years before continuing his studies at Goldsmith’s College, London.
Formerly a resident of Staithes, he now lives close by on the North York Moors and the village continues to inspire him. Many of his strong, unsentimental images depict its boats and buildings and the fishing industry which remains at the heart of this community. Ian is a dedicated teacher of art who takes great pride in nurturing new talent. He has taught in various comprehensive schools throughout the country, as well as at Rugby School and Eton College where he is now Head of Art.
Exhibitions include: Royal Academy, Summer Show and Young Contemporaries Exhibitions; Eton College; Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk; Montage Gallery, Castleton; Shepherd’s Market, Mayfair, London.
In 2013 two of Ian’s prints were selected to hang in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The following year his large painting Glut was also selected. In 2015 another pair of prints: Big Dog and 30 Years Old were well received there.
From August 2012 to August 2013 Ian worked on a collaborative project with photographer Anthony Hutchinson who made a photo-essay in Staithes in 1970 as part of his photography degree at North London Polytechnic. His bleak and beautiful black and white images are an astonishing record of a harsh yet enduring way of life. Ian developed the images to create a beautiful series of paintings and prints, at once homage to the photographs themselves but also the world they recorded and to its inhabitants past and present.
His most recent solo exhibition What I Did on My Holidays in our satellite Sunday School Gallery was a highly acclaimed part of Staithes Festival in September 2016. For this show Ian experimented with watercolour to great acclaim.
|Christopher Burrows||Photographer. Exhibited at the Summer Exhibition 2017.|
Lee is a London-based artist working on an Island in the Thames using traditional oil techniques and varied subject matter. She has had residencies in a series of unusual locations including science laboratories, churches, and boatyards. Lee uses a fusion of mysticism and science to generate different moods and to suggest hidden dimensions within the familiar.
Lee has been painting and showing her work nationally and internationally for over 20 years and her works are predominantly in oil on canvas. She is a qualified art teacher who has run painting workshops for Tate Britain, Heatherley’s School of Art and currently teaches Short Courses for Kingston University and privately at her own studio on Eel Pie Island. Further information
Raquel Casilda is an international artist and illustrator inspired by nature and the feminine spirit. Flowing, decorative and feminine, her illustrative style features detailed and delicate images with vibrant colour palettes as well as vigorous lines.
After gaining her BA honours in Fine Art (Complutense University of Madrid) and MFA in Visual Art Education (Autonoma University of Madrid), she has participated in exhibitions in Spain, London (UK), Caracas (Venezuela), La Habana (Cuba), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Porto (Portugal) and Bucaramanga (Colombia).
She is currently a member of the Association of Illustrators in London. Her work varies from personal, to commercial projects for brands and organisations, and also private commissions. Further information
Cinzia was born in Florence, and that together with her father’s artistic career, was the starting point in choosing her path as a painter.
She tends to embrace the approach of the Art Informel, described as the Art that employs a form of unconscious visual vocabulary. Nevertheless, the apparent improvisation is a methodical approach to painting, reflecting a long intellectual preparation. Cinzia loves the idea that the viewer’s interpretation cannot be right or wrong. What you see depends on what you’re looking for, or even who you are. The resulting paintings are about visual perception. Cinzia's aim is to capture or even create a feeling of uncertainty, or a situation which is possibly irresolvable. After many years in Florence and a few in New York, Cinzia now lives and works in London.
With a background as a photographic printer, Emma Champion has spent many years providing specialist hand printing services for a broad range of photographers and commercial clients in London.
Emma has had a fascination with light and shadows since she was a small child and her years spent in darkrooms have allowed her the opportunity to experiment with cameraless techniques, exploring the possibilities of capturing light and shadow patterns.
Nowadays, working mostly as a digital technician, her love of the darkroom continues with the rediscovery and reimagining of an extensive collection of cameraless images created, in her home darkroom, in the 10 year period between 2005 & 2015. This accumulation of photograms and luminograms range from distinct, if somewhat ethereal, depictions of recognisable objects, to dreamy and indeterminate shadowy impressions.
The images are representative of moments or memories and, as such, form the basis of Emma’s digital and mixed media work, further exploring the idea of capturing the essence of a fleeting moment.
Tessa Charles is a printmaker working in large size lino who is based in Isleworth, Middlesex. She exhibits regularly both in London and the South East. She is a member of Richmond Printmakers and The Fountain Gallery.
Unlike conventional lino prints where colours are added by recutting or by multiple blocks, Tessa applies all the various inks by roller at the same time. This means that each print differs in detail from others within the edition. Further information
Karen was born in Billericay in 1973, technically an Essex girl. She got hooked on Yorkshire and married a Yorkshire man and has been there for over half her life. She now tries to balance work and life and life usually wins! Karen has ten year old twins and a busy household.
Karen has always been interested in art; it’s all she’s ever wanted to do. She studied jewellery at Epsom and completed a degree at Sheffield Hallam in 1994. She developed a form of metal collaging after university and now makes jewellery, framed metalworks and develops art projects for schools. Karen usually works in brass and copper but this piece was a mock up for a larger artwork with which she helped a group of Year 6 children. The full scale artwork hangs in St Mary’s School, Wakefield and was made by the children.
Callie is a Masters student from Isleworth, who has always had a love of anything creative. She often draws and paints in her spare time, mostly portraits of famous actors or musicians. Callie received an A* in Art at GCSE, but went on to pursue Philosophy at Oxford Brookes, and a Masters at King's College London, also in Philosophy.
|Austin Cole RBA, ASGFA||
Austin was born in Pembrokeshire, South Wales and has lived in London since 1980. He works for the Home Office. His interests include travel, music and the arts. He has been interested in the arts since his teens and has been an artist for the past 30 years.
He works mostly in printing, etching, lithography and monoprints.
Austin has a degree and Masters in Fine Art. He is a member of the Royal society of Fine Arts (RBA) and an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Arts (ASGFA). He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Discerning Eye and the National Print Open. Further information
|Walter Conquy||Walter Conquy is a photographer who has had solo exhibitions in South London and Kent.
His photography currently falls into three different categories but architecture is his first love.
|Lindsey Cork||Artist from Barnes|
|Grace Crabtree||Artist from Bridport in Dorset.|
Emily Crookshank is a painter and printmaker based in London. Since graduating from The Glasgow School of Art her work has been exhibited across the UK, including in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art 2016. Exhibiting regularly in London, Emily’s work has also been selected for a number of highly regarded exhibitions throughout the UK, shown together with some of the most exciting and innovative artists and contemporary printmakers.
Emily's approach to making work is to be experimental and considered, bringing together multiple techniques in printmaking, painting and drawing, to re-imagine familiar ways of working. Further information
1960 – 1964 Joy Cuff trained at Kingston Art School in fine art and has been a freelance artist, designer and graphic designer since the middle 60's. Joy's first commercial role was as a sculptor on the Thunderbirds series then subsequently working on various projects in film, theatre and television as a freelance painter and sculptor The most memorable project was designing and constructing the ‘moonscapes’ on Stanley Kubrick’s film ‘2001 - A Space Odyssey’. In her latter years Joy worked as a graphic designer for LBRuT.
Although portraiture is Joy's main interest her paintings often focus on the interaction between people, buildings and the surrounding landscape, reflecting the documentary approach she typically uses. Joy enjoys exploring a variety of mediums and subjects while also developing skills in calligraphy. Joy has exhibited work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
|Andrew Curtis||Andrew Curtis was born in 1960 and studied Fine Art at the Ruskin School, Oxford University. He has exhibited with the New English Art Club, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters (winner of the 2002 Winsor and Newton Award), the Royal West of England Academy as well as many UK galleries. He has contributed to The Artist magazine and appeared on the BBC’s Culture Show. “ My work is inspired by my travels and the places I have been. When travelling, as well as painting oil studies “en plein air” and sketching, part of my practice is to fossick around collecting bit and pieces; detritus. It is the latter that become motifs in my mixed media collages, be they newspaper clippings, religious text, shoe leather, papyrus and even sand from the Sahara. These compositions are meant to be seen as both disposable bits of flotsam, yet are presented as small treasures; palimpsests of my experience of a place.” Further information|
Azalea is a freelance illustrator and photographer based in South West London. She trained at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford and has illustrated a number children's books for major publishers as well as designing greetings cards for charities.
She loves using scissors, paper and glue to create colourful collage pictures, finding inspiration in her immediate environment, things she has collected on trips abroad or seen in museums and galleries.
When Azalea is not working on illustration commissions, she likes to get out and about behind the camera lens and last year won an award in the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition.
Subjects that particularly captivate her as a photographer include vintage textiles, textures, architectural details and plant portraits. Further information
Born and educated in Tokyo, Ikuko has now been a U.K.resident since 1980. While working independently in the education sector, Ikuko studied fine art and design. Since giving up her business, she now concentrate on painting with great passion. Further information.
|Clive Dand||Studied Painting and Drawing under John Wellings, History of Art under Charles Handley Read, and Sculpture under Huxley Jones. At the Central School of Art he studied life drawing, etching and litho printing, and design at The London School of Printing.
Clive worked as a corporate and graphic designer in London, New York and Toronto before returning to London to start his own design studio in Covent Garden. In 2004 he moved from Richmond to Somerset to help set up Artbreaks.com organising workshops and painting holidays. Clive has always loved to draw and paint, he works mainly in oils painting seascapes, landscapes, figure paintings and sculpture.
Artist and musician, Martin Davison continues to enjoy exploring the possibilities of oil paint and of charcoal, but also frequently works in pastel, pen and ink, and other (and stranger) media. He has exhibited widely since the mid -1990’s. He grew up in Worcestershire and Pembrokeshire, and now lives in Mortlake.
Martin studied drawing at the Ruskin Schools and later both drawing and painting at St Martins in London. Full-time as painter and musician from the early 1990’s, he is a long-standing member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, whose concern is to promote excellence in drawing. Further information
Joan Doerr’s bold, expressive abstract paintings are predominately inspired by different aspects of the Edinburgh landscape. She particularly enjoys visits to the Botanic Garden and her walks around the New Town, Stockbridge and Dean Village. More recently she has been drawn to the harbour areas of East Lothian.
Her home studio is in Edinburgh’s West End. She works intuitively and instinctively, often applying and removing layers of paint and drawing until she is satisfied with the depth and atmosphere of the paintings.
Joan has exhibited widely across the UK, and has shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London on several occasions.
Vera is a photographic artist primarily working with black and white film. She loves the outdoors, but also the meditative calm of the black and white darkroom. Originally from Switzerland, she has made London her home for the past ten years.
|Malc Dow||Artist living in Scotland|
Lisa lives in Teddington and has been painting locally with artists for approximately 10 years.
Watercolour & Acrylic are her medium. She sometimes paints figuratively but mostly impressionistically, producing emotive textured landscapes & still life.She enjoys the colours and form that age gives walls, trees and objects and sometimes abstracts these features and characteristics to produce a painting.
“I am drawn to water, that’s where I’m happiest. It features heavily in my work and having spent my early years in the Caribbean it continues to inspire me. Florida and Norfolk are also two places that I particularly enjoy visiting and these influences can be seen throughout my work. “
Born in London but moved North to study (Graduated from Nottingham Trent Uni). Megan did a graphic design degree but her interests lie more in animation now. From what Megan remembers at After School Club, she was always in the 'Crafty Corner' making sequined Christmas fairies.
She likes to do drawings by hand, then colour them on the computer, usually block colour, this is also the method Megan uses for animation. Further information
Retired textile teacher and published embroiderer.
|Anthony Dyson RE||
Anthony Dyson trained as an artist at Blackburn School of Art and graduated as a teacher at Leeds College of Art. He subsequently gained a Doctorate in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, University of London. His prints are in private and public collections in Britain and abroad, including: the British Museum, London; the Science Museum, London: the Guildhall Library, London; University of London Institute of Education; Birkbeck College; the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Sagene Laererskole, Oslo; the Leonardo Sciascia Print Foundation, Italy; and the Harvard Theatre Collection, U.S.A.
Recent exhibitions of his prints and drawings include one-man shows in Le Lion d'Angers, France (2006, 2007) and group shows at: the Royal West of England Academy; the London Original Print Fair; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; Bushy House, National Physical Laboratory (Teddington); the Art and Architecture Shop, Richmond; the RE Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, at which in 2010 he gained a Fenton Arts Trust award; and later in the same year he was awarded a prize for his etching "Borough Market", shown at a national exhibition on the theme of London.
He has taught Art and History of Art in schools and colleges of education, ultimately as a Senior Lecturer in the University of London Institute of Education. In this connection his writing has been published widely in the International Journal of Art and Design Education and in such books as Teaching the Humanities (ed. Gordon), Woburn, 1991. His writing on printmaking has been published extensively in: Print Quarterly; Printmaking Today; and the Journal of the Printing Historical Society. His major study, Pictures to Print, Farrand Press, 1984, is in the libraries of universities and museums in Britain and abroad. His monograph Passion & Paradox, on the artist Stanislaw Frenkiel, was published by him at the Black Star Press in 2001 and his most recent full-length work is the editing of Printmakers' Secrets, A&C Black, 2009.
In 1987 he left full-time teaching to establish his Black Star Press. Here, as well as making his own prints, he worked for fifteen years as a master printer, producing editions of the work of other artists (including portfolios of the prints of Robin Tanner, Edgar Holloway, Paul Drury, Harry Eccleston and Stanislaw Frenkiel) and printing historic engraved plates for establishments such as the Tate Gallery and Harvard University, the print publishers Frost & Reed (Bristol) and Rosenstiel's (Chelsea). From 1990 to 2000 he published the Calendarium Londinense for which he designed, made and printed the illustrative etchings.
In reaction to the need for topographical accuracy in such series as the London Calendar plates, his recent aspiration is for a greater fluency of style. In an attempt to achieve this he frequently works directly onto his prepared etching surface in the open, dispensing with preliminary sketches and only using the studio for the biting and printing of plates. Alongside this, the sketchbook remains an important means of generating ideas.
|Betty Earle||Artist from East Sheen|
Margaret was born and educated in Sale, Cheshire, then studied a three year teacher training course at Trent Park College, North London, specialising in Art. She taught in Surrey schools for several years before tutoring regular watercolour classes for adults, demonstrating and doing critiques for art groups and leading workshops and painting holidays.
Margaret has always loved drawing and painting and exhibits locally and in London at the Mall Galleries, Bankside Gallery, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, Menier Gallery, Chelsea Old Town Hall and others.
She now concentrate mainly on landscapes, architectural subjects and cityscapes in watercolour, ink and mixed media and all my work has a strong emphasis on drawing. Further information
|Jo Ellis||Jo Ellis was born in Hong Kong where she studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Joe studied fine art and design in London and is a member of both the Richmond Art Society and Twickenham Art Circle. As an illustrator and painter she likes drawing in traditional Chinese ink and also loves painting with acrylic on canvas or recycled cardboard to create texture. Mixing both eastern and western techniques and styles often results in unusual interpretations of familiar subject matter. Further information|
After working as an architect, Elorza began to study art in 2006 in Madrid, receiving instruction for five years from Leticia Ortiz de Urbina. She continued her training at New York's Art Students League, from 2011 to 2013, where she studied under Frank O'Cain, Bruce Dorfman and Charles Hinman.
She has had solo exhibitions in Madrid and Santander, Spain, and in New York, where her work got represented by Spanierman Gallery. She has been included in group exhibitions in Spain, Russia, London, Tokyo and New York. Elorza's artwork has been exhibited at the Wells Museum (Uk), had been part of the Summer Exhibition 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and can be found in the collection of the Tsvetaev Museum in Moscow. Further information
Catherine Evans has BA(Hons) in Fine Art and a Masters in the History of Art from the University of Kent. She loves to paint in watercolours and on location, often in London or on her travels. She loves the vibrancy and fluidity of watercolours; the fine balance between control and near disaster, always from life, always trying to capture a moment of light and colour.
Catherine is currently exhibiting in an Urban Sketchers group show at the Timberyard Cafe, Noel St , London and is teaching at Kingston University.
Melanie Ezra is a Welsh-based fine artist. She often works in series, providing visual responses to external stimuli such as literature, science and music. She considers herself a specialist in the deconstruction of time and the extension of the moment. Her artwork explores a range of themes influenced by literature and psychology, and enhanced by her own background in science, mathematics and engineering.
Since graduating in 2010 Melanie has exhibited her art nationally and internationally. Her collages and photographic works have shown at Studio Voltaire London, as well as galleries in Germany, Italy, Brazil, and several shows in New York and in Minnesota. Her work is in private collections all over the world. Recent works have diversified to include mixed media automata and acrylic paintings created by hand-crafted spinning tops. Ezra is a resident artist at Workers Gallery, Ynyshir. Further information.
Maureen has been painting for over 10 years . Her principal tutor was Clare Hackney who inspired Maureen with her on going love of colour and design. This is expressed through the use of still-life , landscape and life drawing.
Maureen often incorporates all three in one piece of work, overlapping images so that the eye is taken around the paper or canvas. Using acrylic paint makes it possible to achieve texture as well as thin washes.
Collage is an added dimension which she uses in small areas- this provides depth and a different feel to her work. The materials might be self-printed papers, coloured images or Japanese papers which Maureen dyes herself. Further information
|Susannah Felstead||Susannah is studying BA Illustration and Animation at Kingston University.|
|Megan Fishpool RE||Megan was born in the USA. She is a printmaker, tutor, author. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and has been the Manager of Artichoke Print Workshop since 1996.
Megan's creative activity has always been a part of her life from childhood until present day. It's a continual exploration of the imagination to transform/ describe something that will never exist unless you do. She likes to work in printmaking media, watercolour and photography. Further information
She started life as Charlotte Jenkins, in Leamington Spa. Over the years Charlotte has worked as a town planner, run her own catering business and been a teaching assistant. Now she has aspirations to be a textile artist!
Charlotte enjoys travelling, which usually involves a Rough Guide and a tent. She is married with two, allegedly, grown up children.
Charlotte has always loved art and sewing, but her eyes were opened to the possibilities of machine embroidery after visiting a textile exhibition when she was 12. It took her a mere 35 years to discover Elaine Thompson’s workshops, where Charlotte learnt different machine embroidery techniques.
Her textile pictures are created by machine and hand stitching, often onto hand printed fabrics. Charlotte enjoys experimenting with rust, indigo and eco printing and unconventional combinations of texture and colour.
|Tracy Florance||Tracy's interest in photography began many years ago, when her husband bought her a darkroom kit for Christmas. Tracy took evening classes in basic black and white photography and darkroom techniques at her local college, where she worked on three City and Guilds modules – all of which were awarded distinctions.
While Tracy still uses film occasionally, most of her images are taken on a digital SLR.
Tracy ties to take the camera with her wherever she goes, hoping to capture the essence of the places she visits. Tracy is drawn to interior and external architecture, in which she can try to capture patterns and shapes that others might miss. Further information
|Kjell (Gill) Folkvord||
Gill, a Norwegian, has lived and worked in London since 2010. She is inspired by music and events from history and life. She makes series of paintings using abstract expressionism.
She has painted and done other artistic activities all her life. She is seduced by colour every day. She will be 70 in January 2019.
She usually works on canvas with acrylic paint but also on paper such as this donated example: she calls them COPS – Compositions on Paper.
Gill is a lyrical abstract artist inspired by events and art, especially music. She has painted all of Beethoven’s symphonies and Miles Davis’s “Kind of Blue’. She works a lot in series; one of the last four, finished summer 2017, has been shortlisted for the National Open Art competition.
Sue has enjoyed art - both painting and pottery - ever since she was at school.
After leaving school, Sue got distracted by working in London, and it is only in recent years that she has had any time to devote to painting. She took lessons from artist Mandy Belmokhtar in her studio in East Sheen.
Sue particularly enjoys painting local scenes around Richmond and also views of the South Coast near Brighton where she spent her childhood. Lately Sue has begun to paint places further afield. Further information
Graduated from Kingston University in Illustration and Animation. Freelance illustrator and designer.
Passionate about making a difference and 'Jumping in the deep end' enthusiast.
Loves working with other people, so please feel free to get in touch. Further information
|Jeannie Francois||Jeannie is a local painter working at the Redless Studios. Further information|
Janet French gained a BA (Hons) Art & Design – Fine Art at Colchester School of Art & Design in 2006. Until recently she was Joint Chair of Gainsborough’s House Printmakers and is a member of Artworks, Essex Art Society, and The Printmakers Council.
Last year she exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Further information
Anna Friel is an English actress born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. She has been acting since the age of 13, appearing in a number of British television programmes. She played Beth Jordache in the Channel 4 soap Brookside. She made her West End theatre debut in London in 2001 and has subsequently appeared in several productions, including in an adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and as Yelena in a 2012 production of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Anna made her film debut in 1998 in David Leland’s Land Girls and has since made a number of films such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999), Timeline (2003), Land of the Lost (2009) and Limitless (2011). Outside of film, she played the role of Charlotte “Chuck” Charles in the ABC comedy series Pushing Daisies, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2008.
She is the recipient of a number of awards, including National Television Award (1995), Drama Desk Award (1999), and the Royal Television Society Award (2009). Anna has also appeared in music videos and television and print media advertising campaigns and is the recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Bolton.
|Bamber Gascoigne FRSL||Bamber Gascoigne is a British television presenter and author, best known for being the original quizmaster on University Challenge. Bamber is also a patron of the Environment Trust.|
His painting and wide range of application through printmaking mediums are enigmatic and energetic, inviting the viewer into their own magic world. Based in South West London, further examples of his work can be seen on www.christiangastadello.com
His work has been influenced through living and working in Southern Europe, North America and mainland China also in private collections in Europe and North America.
He enjoys painting using oil and acrylic, stone lithography, etchings and linocuts.
|Diana Geoffrey||Richmond Artist|
|Susan Gibbons||Twickenham artist.|
|Phil Glenister||Philip Glenister is an English actor, best known for his role as DCI Gene Hunt on the BBC series Life on Mars and its sequel Ashes to Ashes, and Reverend Anderson in Outcast.|
|Jill Goodchild||Artist from Leatherhead|
Stephen started off with an interest in theoretical physics at St. Andrews University but it does not take too much brain to work out that most of the research benefits the military. So, with the help of serious mental illness, downward mobility became the main driver in his life. Artwork became feasible after his last breakdown because of medical retirement, which took away financial worries.
Stephen's aim in art is to produce undemanding and enjoyable pictures, in the main abstract, but sometimes using words too. In the last year he has had two exhibitions, the first in photography. He estimates that in a year or so he will be at his peak.
|Katy Charlotte Grubb||
On December 25th 2014, Katy received a present that would completely change her life. It was an independent cult film called ‘The Violent Kind’ (2010) written and directed by Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores AKA The Butcher Brothers. She fell in love with this film immediately, and after finding the directors on Facebook, Katy decided she wanted to try her hand at creating some fan-art and send it to them to show her appreciation of their work. Katy instinctively began to sketch out the image that she wanted to create and she went on to discover a gift she had no idea she possessed.
The two themes that pervade her current art practise are erotica and violence, and how they relate together. Katy is exploring a number of different avenues in which these two themes interlink. Further information
|Miranda Halsby RBA||
Miranda went to Kingston and Hornsey Colleges of Art and later went into business with her husband, Julian, running an art gallery in Highgate, London for 10 years.
Returning to being an artist herself, she discovered print making, studying etching with Peter Jacques. Since 1988 she has been exhibiting in mixed shows and has set up her own studios in England and in France. She has had two one man shows at Abbot and Holder, London WC1, one in 2001 and one in November 2007.
She was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists in 2001 and her work can be seen at their annual show in the Mall Galleries in London in March each year, and on the RBA website at the Mall Galleries.
Anita works in a confined space, her kitchen, usually whilst cooking supper. Her paintings seek to express the drama of weather, clouds, wind and water. The sounds and smells of grasses, trees, hills and birds stimulate emotions and memories relating to the environment and landscape.
Anita limits herself by using only natural materials found in the home - teabags, turmeric, water, walnut juice, mouthwash and used tinted paper.
David Harsent has published eleven collections of poetry. The most recent, Fire Songs, came from Faber & Faber in August 2014. He is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
His work in music theatre has involved collaborations with a number of composers, but most often with Harrison Birtwistle, and has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Proms and on Channel 4 TV. Further information
Born in 1973, Russell Hartley lived in Bournemouth before moving to Birmingham to complete his degree. Russell Lived in Essex teaching art for 12 years before moving to Guildford.
Russell has always been excited by art and the many ways work can be created. He was inspired at school by an amazing teacher who gave Russell the confidence to pursue his dreams.
Having observed the way water channels are exposed, Russell set about recreating this using a mixture of glue, ink, card, paint, thread and salt as well as varnish and gloss.
|Imogen Hartridge||Imogen's artistic career began when she decided, at the age of four, to use her mum's brand new face flannel as a painting rag. Needless to say she was unimpressed by Imogen's actions but quite impressed by the outcomes. Imogen took a Foundation Diploma at Winchester School of Art before completing a degree in Product Design at Central Saint Martins. She now spends half her week teaching Art and Design at a local secondary school and the other half in her studio at home. Imogen returned to painting when her twins started school two years ago, working mostly in oil paint and palette knives. She loves painting plein air and goes out with the Surrey Hills Plein Air Painters as often as possible. Imogen has also recently taken part in Surrey Artists' Open Studios.|
Julia is a prize winning contemporary figurative artist based in Surrey where she also runs a private teaching studio.
She is a regular exhibitor at The Mal Galleries in London with groups such as the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Society of Women Artists. Her work was also selected for the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize and Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017 exhibitions.
Her works are highly regarded by her colleagues and collectors alike. Julia’s expressive landscapes and portraits reveal an experienced painter and colourist, who truly captures the essence of her subject. A number of her paintings are owned by private collectors both in the UK and internationally. Further information
Julia is also a member of Chelsea Arts Society (CAS), Guildford Arts and the Dorking Group of Artists.
She exhibits with the Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery in Chelsea and in Surrey.
Born in London, Jean enjoys music, choral and piano. She is married a Royal Marine who was posted to Singapore. He was often at sea leaving her with time on her hands, so she took up Chinese painting. When she returned to England she started oil painting tutored by Mike Bernard. Jean joined lots of art societies and exhibited in the Mall Galleries with the Armed Forces Art Society, Painter’s Hall and the Guildhall, Winchester. Every June she opens her house, part of Surrey Open Studio, where people can come and browse and buy.
She enjoys working in oil, painting landscapes, seascapes and flowers. She loves colour, light and shade and texture.
|Louis Hellman B.Arch, MBE||
Louis Hellman has for the past four decades drawn cartoons commenting on the world of architecture and planning for The Architects' Journal and Building Design as well as caricaturing famous architects in the style of their buildings for the Architectural Review, subsequently collected in a book, Archi-tetes. The Id in the Grid(Academy 2000). Other books include All Hellman Breaks Loose (1980), Architecture for Beginners (1986), Do It With An Architect (1999) and Architecture A to Z. A Rough Guide (2001). Hellman studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. He worked as an architect for YRM, the GLC and the Spastics Society (now SCOPE) before branching out on his own to design home adaptations for disabled people as well as healthcare buildings. Hellman has had exhibitions at the Architectural Association (1979), Interbuild (1991 and 1993), Cambridge (1996), Sir John Soane’s Museum (2000), Barcelona (2001) and Shrewsbury (2006). He has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition every year since 1998. He has contributed cartoons to numerous publications including Design Week, Private Eye, Punch, The Observer, The Guardian, The Independent, New Society, The Statesman and The Evening Standard and written many articles, reviews and critical appraisals in the professional press.He has lectured extensively in the UK, Australia and the United States.
Louis Hellman received an MBE in 1993 for services to architecture and an Honorary Degree from Oxford Brookes University in 2002. Further information
|Kirsty Hensman Danger Foxx||
Danger Foxx is an artist living and working in Richmond, London. Originally from Sheffield, Danger Foxx brings with her a bit of 'Northern Charm' and tongue-in-cheek sense of humour, inspired by some of the talented street artists of her hometown. She loves wildlife and in her artwork hopes to give each animal a personality and a voice, sometimes just for fun and sometimes to raise awareness about greater issues. Her aim in life is to create her own 'National Portrait Gallery of Great British Wildlife'. Further information
Sara Hernández is an illustrator from Tenerife currently based in the green lands of Wales. She likes to write and illustrate stories based on places she has visited and people she has met during her everyday life. Sara's work is specially inspired by the patterns and the feeling that each place owns, the poetry, the ocean, and those charming little places and objects she finds during her trips that most people don’t pay attention to.
Sara loves using traditional techniques, especially watercolour and colourpencils, as well as experimenting with textures and colours in risograph.
|Pete Hind-Fletcher||Pete Hind-Fletcher is a former student at RACC and graduated with a Fine Art degree at Wimbledon College of Art in 2014. Further information.|
|Ian Hislop||British journalist, satirist, writer, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye. He has appeared on many radio and television programmes, and is a team captain on the BBC quiz show Have I Got News for You. Ian read English Literature at Magdalen College Oxford. He is also an Ambassador for The Scout Association.|
|Clara Holmes||Artist from Cornwall.|
Martha a painter based in Cornwall. She enjoys taking inspiration from the Cornish coast & landscape, working both en plein air as well as still life from her studio in Falmouth.
|Christine Hopkins SGFA||Christine is a painter/printmaker with a love of urban landscape and interiors, particularly those less glamorous glimpses. The backs of buildings can often reveal more of their personality than the renovated fronts, and an untidy kitchen especially so. Christine loves small-scale domestic architecture – the sort of houses that ordinary people live in. She sketches wherever she goes – this enables Christine to get a real understanding of the location she is in. But Christine often distills this in the finished piece, to give more of the flavour of a place rather than an accurate depiction. Sometimes she will combine sketches from several different places, filter them through her imagination, and produce a new version of reality, based entirely on wishful thinking – a rather ideal world that has some resonance for everyone. The comment Christine hears most is ‘I know where that is’ but the paintings and prints are much more about the feel and memory of many places, rather than one. Further information|
|Robyn Horsburgh||Robyn lives in Wanborough, Nr Guildford, Surrey with her husband and has two grown up sons. She has exhibited widely in Provence, France, Ireland and throughout the UK. Furthe information|
|Jocelyn Horsfall||Jocelyn Horsfall is a fine art photographer, specialising in atmospheric images inspired by flowers and the natural world. She creates contemporary wall art with prints and canvases, that bring an original touch of colour, harmony and well-being to your living or work space. Her style is painterly or impressionistic, with a strong sense of colour and form, and an interest in textural effects and abstracts.|
Hound was educated in Godalming where he was elected as a Student Representative and built the college radio station. After leaving school he started performing comedy in the evenings. In 2000 he began working full time as a stand-up comedian. While working at the Edinburgh Festival he adopted the stage name 'Rufus Hound'.
Hound has presented many television programmes including coverage of the Glastonbury Festival. He has also appeared in many comedy shows and quizzes such as Never mind he Buzzcocks. Partnered with Flavia Cacace, Hound won the 2013 Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.
Since 2012, he has presented a programme on BBC Radio 4 called My Teenage Diary and made his debut as a panellist on Radio 4’s Just A Minute.
Hound played the lead role of Francis Henshall in the National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors. He has also played the role of Freddie in the West End production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and has played the role of Sancho Panza in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Don Quixote. Hound played Toad in the world premiere of the new musical, The Wind In The Willows.
|Fran Howard||Local artist.|
|Ken Howard OBE RA||
Ken Howard was born in 1932. He studied art at Hornsey School of Art from 1949 to 1953. Ken then did his National Service with the Royal Marines before returning to study at the Royal College of Art from 1955 to 1958. Howard then went on to win a British Council Art Scholarship to Florence from 1958 to 1959.
The first Ken Howard one-man show was held at the Plymouth Art Centre in 1955. Subsequent art exhibitions were held in 1966 and 1968 at the John Whibley Gallery. From then on Ken Howard exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, particularly with the New Grafton Art Gallery from the early 1970s. Ken Howard was given a retrospective exhibition in 1972 at the Plymouth City Art Gallery
In 1979 Ken Howard was appointed by the Imperial War Museum as official British artist in Northern Ireland. He also worked with the British Army in Germany, Cyprus, Oman, Hong Kong, Nepal, Norway, Canada, Belize and Brunei from 1973 to 1982.
Ken Howard is a master at capturing light in both oil and watercolour paintings. Today Howard is known as one of the leading British Artists for his ability to fuse light and atmosphere in his contemporary paintings. The subjects for Ken Howard contemporary paintings range from studio nudes to Venetian scenes and Cornish beaches.
Ken Howard was elected a member of: the New English Art Club in 1962; the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1966; the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1979; the Royal West of England Academy 1981; Honorary Member of the Royal Society of British Artists in 1988; Royal Academician in 1991; and President of the New English Art Club in 1998. His numerous art awards include: First Prize in the Lord Mayor's Art Award in 1966; a Prize Winner in the John Moores Art Exhibition, Liverpool in 1978; first prize in the Hunting Group Art Awards; and the Critics Prize at Sparkasse Karlsruhe in 1985. He now lives and works in London or at the Ken Howard artist studio in Venice.
Ken Howard contemporary paintings are found in many British and International private and public art collections. These include the Imperial war Museum and Plymouth City Art gallery. Ken Howard has also exhibited at other leading British Art Galleries including the Royal Academy in London. Further information
Born in Northumberland in 1966, Laura Hudson is a cross-disciplinary artist and curator who worked in experimental film, digital technologies and sustainable agriculture before returning to London in 2016 to focus on her practice full-time.
Laura studied: Environmental Art BA, Glasgow School of Art (1985-89); Artist Film & Video PGDip, Central Saint Martins (1991-92) and Pending Fine Art MA, City & Guilds Art School (2017-2019)
Laura's work includes: Curator (specialising in lens-based work and political media); Project Management and Arts Development; Co-director Her Take International Women’s Film Festival Glasgow (1989-90); Founding member of Exploding Cinema Collective (1991); Cinema programmer London Filmmakers Co-op (1992-1996); Development manager Cinenova Feminist Film Distribution (1997-2000); Project Manager ArtsOnline: Arts Council England (2001-2003); Producer FluxIT (2004..2012)
Practice: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Text, Print, Sculpture, Film and Installation. Further information
|Abigail Hudspith||Abigail Hudspith was born and brought up in South West London, recently graduating from Falmouth University in Cornwall with a 2.1 in BA hons Illustration. Art was always her favourite subject through out school, and once finishing her GCSE’S with an A* in fine art, Abigail decided to stick to it and do an Art and Design level 3 diploma, completing it with three distinctions and an unconditional offer for university. While down in Cornwall Abigail’s style changed a lot, she took a lot of inspiration from the sea and environment, creating illustration filled with life and colour. Her main mediums are coloured pencil, lino, pro markers and watercolour, digitally combining the compositions on adobe paint shop. Further information|
Described as a 'high octane artist' by Earls Court Magazine, Farah Husain's work is a fusion of East meets West in an explosion of spiritual energy on canvas. Born in London, Farah discovered art after the birth of her fourth child, initially self-taught and later taking professional training near her home town in England. Farah's innovative and experimental mixed media artwork has been exhibited all over London. Exhibitions include her being selected by Marriott Hotels and MSIG Lloyds London. She was Earls Court's Featured Artist 2015 and her retrospective was held in Kensington and Chelsea 2016 attracting hundreds of visitors from across the UK.
|Nuala Hussey||Nuala Hussey is an illustrator based in Hereford, on the border of Wales. She is inspired by the natural world and has produced work for Herefordshire Library Service, Longbridge Public Arts Project and Hay Festival of Literature and Arts. Further information.|
John is an Art dealer and lecturer. He is also President of Richmond Art Society.
Charlotte Iggulden is a Surrey based artist, producing bespoke commissions after winning the Surrey County Council Art Award in 2005 for her A Level art project on vanishing cultures. She specialises in oil paint and pencil in a detailed realistic style for a variety of subjects, although she enjoys experimenting with her style for commissions. Inspired by the world around her, she endeavours to paint scenes that embody ideas of endurance and creation, ones that will hopefully inspire those who view them.
She decided not to pursue fine art as a degree despite already selling work and instead studied English Literature at Royal Holloway University of London, graduating in 2010. During her time there and throughout the following years working in journalism and marketing, she exhibited her work in a London restaurant and produced bespoke commissions for clients. These commissions were mainly portraiture based, although some were specifically for interiors. However, her painting began to consume much of her time and she decided to follow her heart and pursue art full time in June 2014.
She has since exhibited her seascapes and botany paintings alongside Chinese activist and contemporary artist Ai Wei Wei as well as hypperrealist artist and official Royal Portrait painter, Darren Baker in his London gallery. She is currently using her art to promote the work of The Environment Trust and is looking to do more conservation work, particularly internationally. Further information
|David Imms||David Imms was born near Derby in 1945. He studied at Derby College of Art and the Central School of Art & Design, London. He has taken part in numerous mixed and group shows including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, and has held many one-man shows. He has won various scholarships and awards, and his work is owned by public and corporate collections including Longleat House, the University of London and the Victoria & Albert Museum.|
|Clare Ince||Clare Ince is a student of Graphic Design whose life is split between university in Falmouth and summer days spent in her makeshift print studio at her home in Essex.|
|Sir Donald Insall CBE||British architect, conservationist and author, who has been described as "one of the leading conservation architects of his generation". He is the founder of the architectural, conservation and architectural consultancy practice, Donald Insall Associates. Sir Donald is also a patron for the Environment Trust.|
|Stephen James||Stephen is Operations Manager for the Environment Trust.|
|Katherine Jenkins OBE||
Katherine Maria Jenkins OBE (born 29 June 1980) is a Welsh lyric mezzo-soprano, singer/songwriter. She is a popular classical-crossover singer who performs across a spectrum of operatic arias, popular songs, musical theatre and hymns.
After winning singing competitions in her youth, Jenkins studied at the Royal Academy of Music, modelled and taught voice. She came to wide public attention in 2003 when she sang at Westminster Cathedral in honour of Pope John Paul II's silver jubilee. Since 2004, she has released numerous albums that have performed well on British and foreign charts. In both 2005 and 2006, her albums received Classic Brit Awards as Album of the Year. She has also been seen widely in concert, including concerts for British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan; she has also sung at sporting events, on television shows and in support of many charities. In Spring 2012, she competed on the US television show Dancing with the Stars, finishing in second place.
|Katherine Jones||Katherine Jones is a Chartered Landscape Architect (CMLI), living and working in Dorset.|
|Milton Jones||Milton Jones (born 16 May 1964) is an English comedian. His style of humour is based on one-liners involving puns delivered in a deadpan and slightly neurotic style. Jones has had various shows on BBC Radio 4 and is a recurring guest panellist on Mock the Week. He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996.|
Working primarily in Chinese ink and watercolour, Elizabeth paints a range of subjects inspired by the natural world. After pursuing a career in the charitable sector, she took the opportunity to build on her love of drawing and painting by studying Chinese brush painting during a temporary relocation to Singapore. Since returning to live in London Elizabeth has continued to focus her work on this ancient technique. She is fascinated by the way the right pressure and angle of a single brushstroke can coax paper to absorb just the correct combination of water, ink and colour to create the impression of a leaf, a petal or a bird’s wing. At first she was daunted by the impossibility of correcting a mistake when using this technique. Once the brush touches the paper, you’re committed. Now, she loves the way that forces her to accept imperfections and paint spontaneously. Further information
|Lyn Keay||Lyn is a designer and illustrator. She was born in Essex, and after school, studied Interior Design at the London College of Furniture, now the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, first in Pitfield Street and then in Commercial Road in what was not then, but is now, fashionable East London. After College Lyn worked with architects and designers and then was fortunate enough to work as an exhibition designer at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, something that had always interested her. Lyn has drawn, painted and made things all her life, and since leaving the Museum many years ago, she has concentrated on illustration work of all kinds including greetings cards, posters, book illustration and caricatures, and recently she has experimented with painting on textiles. Lyn's 3D work includes stage scenery and props, and decorative objects of many different kinds principally using her favourite materials, paper and cardboard.|
|Enrica Katiya||London based graphic designer & illustrator. Further information|
|Jane Kell||Jane Kell is a professional artist living in Teddington. She started painting with oils in 2010 and quickly discovered that she loved the medium, particularly working ‘alla prima’ where paint is applied straight on to the canvas with no preparatory drawing. She is known as a colourist and for her still-life paintings and landscapes. Recently she has started to work abstractly, these new paintings are on a larger scale and allow her to use colour in a more spontaneous, expressive way. Jane is represented in the UK and internationally by Artfinder, Saatchi and FineArtSeen on-line galleries. Further information|
|Sheelagh Kerr||Sheelagh is an enthusiastic amateur and her creative development began after retirement. She enjoys working in oil, acrylics, watercolour, pastels etc., - anything!|
|Angela Kilenyi||Angela Kilenyi lives in West London and has been exhibiting in and around the capital since 1998. Angela is a founder member of the Fountain Gallery Artists’ Association where she has exhibited extensively since its inception. Other galleries and fairs where she has exhibited include Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, The Landmark Art Fair, Orleans House Gallery, The Affordable Art Fair, The Palace Art Fair, The Edinburgh Art Fair, The Highwayman’s Gallery and the Collyer Bristow Gallery. Further information|
Born in Portsmouth and a Set Designer by trade, Buffy Kimm has also enjoyed a career in teaching Production Design for Film and TV until recently retiring.
Now able to dedicate herself full time to art, Buffy is exploring her mixed media, etchings and photography. In addition to taking inspiration from her design experience, Buffy is also inspired by architecture, natural patterns and the interaction between light and shade. Buffy studied 3 Dimensional design at Kingston Polytechnic, achieving a BA Hons degree. She also undertook an PCGE in Design and technology.
A regular exhibitor, Buffy has twice been shortlisted for the Royal Academy and her next exhibition will be in October at the Crypt gallery in Euston. Further information
Member of Embroiderers' Guild Isleworth.
|Keith Krzywicki||Keith was born March 1945 in Hampshire and studied Art. Keith's style has changed from painting land and seascapes to now painting modern interpretations of our current times and projections to the future with subjects ranging from wind farms to refuse collection and modern technology to desert and urban scenes.
He has had works shortlisted for The Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Art and The National Open. He has exhibited in many countries including the USA, UK, Italy, Austria and France. He was awarded The Diploma of Honour at The International Exhibition of Art Plastiques in Nice, France and was selected to exhibit at The International Art Exchange Exhibition in Kobe, Japan.
Krzywicki works mainly with Oil and Acrylic and combines detail with free flowing brush strokes. Further information
Sue Laughton's paintings and drawings evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of her eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions.
The landscape is Sue's starting point, not as a picturesque or static view, but as a space travelled through and experienced often on the edges of the urban and the rural. It is a source of man made and natural structures, surfaces and colour from which my reductive personal responses develop. Man made structures in particular impose their presence: telegraph poles, fences, power lines, isolated buildings - structures that create tension within space and mark the passage of time and distance.
Process and materials are important to her as a way of allowing the paintings to emerge as objects in their own right. Structured and methodical approaches combined with spontaneous and intuitive reactions allow Sue to plan and take risks: to combine control with ‘let‘s see what happens if...’ Further information
Annie was born, grew up and still lives in Ealing. After obtaining her degree from Ealing Art School she began a career in fashion. With the arrival of her family Annie decided to change direction, so, became a teacher of art and dressmaking.
Her interest in floral art has been ongoing from early childhood becoming all-consuming when she gave up teaching. Annie’s work explores the pattern of flowers and leaves; she paints in acrylics on canvas, often on a very large scale. Annie would describe her style, with an element of artistic license, as accurate and realistic, but definitely not photograph. Visiting flower shows and many of the beautiful gardens around the UK offers endless inspiration. Three of Annie’s paintings can be seen in the September edition of HOUSE and GARDEN magazine, where they have been hugely enlarged and used as background for a bedroom feature. Further information
Rochelle is from a family of craftspeople some of whom have sketched and painted, she grew up surrounded by colours, patterns and creativity. Since her retirement as a traditional PA in the world of business and higher education she has been able to spend time meeting like-minded people with imagination and love of art. This and classes at the City Lit have encouraged her to rediscover her love of drawing and painting. She particularly likes studying fruit and vegetables. ‘’It’s amazing, who knew a spear of asparagus had lots of little ‘noses’’. The study is almost as rewarding as the execution.
|Richard Long RA||
Richard Long studied at the West of England College of Art from 1962 to 1965 and at St. Martin’s School of Art, London from 1966 to 1967. Long wanted to make nature the subject of his work, but in new ways. His first walk-based work was a straight line in a field (1967). Subsequent walks took Long across Dartmoor and Exmoor and enabled him to explore the relationships between time, distance, geography and measurement. These walks were recorded in maps, photographs and text works. Throughout his career Long has explored sculpture as a medium concerned with place as well as material and form.
Of his own work, the artist has said: “Over the years these sculptures have explored transience, permanence, visibility and recognition. A sculpture may be moved, dispersed or carried. Stones can be used as markers of time or distance, or exist as parts of a huge, yet anonymous, sculpture. On a mountain walk a sculpture could be made above the clouds, perhaps in a remote region, bringing an imaginative freedom about how, or where, art can be made in the world.” Further information
|Max Low||Max is an illustrator born in Aberdeen, Scotland in 1991. He likes to write simple books, and makes patterns and funny little drawings. He has been doing this as far back as he can remember. He paints, draws and works digitally, using bright colours and fat lines, to make his illustrations. Further information|
|Suze Lundberg||Suze Lundberg was born in Thorpe Arnold in 1947 and I lived on a house boat. She had a tiny studio on the quay next to the boat.
Suze come from a fairly artistic family and has always sketched and painted. Her mother started to paint in her sixties and Suze's brothers both paint so she guesses that's how her creativity developed.
She likes most medias but tends to use acrylics when painting. Suze loves painting portraits and occasionally animals, though usually on commission (the animal portraits).
Water intrigues her and she loves the challenge of painting that too. She has never painted the view from her window though, she feels she can't improve on it with a painting but maybe one day.
Member of Embroiderers' Guild Isleworth.
Tabitha Macbeth is a freelance artist and illustrator, living and working in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, having graduated from Kingston University in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Illustration and Animation.
Working primarily with chalk pastel, pencil and coloured pencil, she aims to convey a strong sense of feeling and atmosphere. She enjoys the process of storytelling as well as the immediacy of drawing from life. Her favourite subjects are animals and other forms of the natural world. Using surreal elements to communicate a sense of inner life, her work has an ethereal, timeless quality to it.
Her work has been displayed and sold in exhibitions at several Galleries including the Queen Elizabeth Hall (Southbank Centre), the Haunch of Venison and the Jago Gallery in London and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond. Her work has also been displayed and sold at The Landmark Spring Art Fair in Teddington, as well as through her online shop. Various illustration clients include The Thomas Paine Society, Greenwood Grange and Oxford University Press. Further information
|David Mackintosh||David Mackintosh has worked widely in book publishing as designer and art director, working with authors, illustrators and photographers. He writes and illustrate his own picture books, and illustrates other texts too. David is currently working on projects for publishers including HarperCollins, Hachette and Penguin. Further information|
Alex March is a London based artist originally from the North of England working with drawing, film, photography and painting to produce works which explore memory, representation and identity. March uses processes of editing, obscuring or physically removing areas of detail. This draws attention to the audience' ability to empathise with the clichéd impulse to relive remembered moments and embrace notions of identity derived from personal objects, particularly photography. Laborious analogue and hand techniques are combined with digital technology to explore the object/image relationships of domestic archives, re-valuing personal items of 'junk' from the past to the status of artwork.
She graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2011 with a Masters in Fine Art. She featured in the Catlin Guide 2012, a guide to the 40 most promising UK graduates. She was shortlisted for the Jealous Graduate Print Prize 2011 and the Future Map 11 Prize. Previously she gained her BA in Visual Arts from the University of Buckinghamshire and studied Theatre Design at Wimbledon College of Art. Further information
Calum was born Edinburgh 1987 and studied at Edinburgh College of Art.
He works mostly in oils but also mono-type and etch. His work is landscape based but can be very atmospheric and abstract in quality. Calum's source material comes from parks, gardens and country estates, places created for our solace and pleasure.
|Jane McKeown||Jane lives in Surrey and has stitched, sewn and knitted all her life. She prefers to stitch by hand, and her pieces are intensely worked to create rich texture and bold pattern. She has exhibited locally and taken part in Surrey Artists Open Studios for the last few years. Further information|
|Mairi McLeod||Mairi mostly paints on acrylic on canvas. Further information|
|Deborah Meaden||Deborah Sonia Meaden is an English businesswoman who ran a multimillion-pound family holiday business, before completing a management buyout, but is now best known for her appearances on the BBC Two business programme Dragons' Den.|
|Felicia Metcalfe||Artist from Walton-on-Thames|
Painter and sculptor fascinated by architecture and the illusionary effect of artistic materials. Milow creates two-dimensional and three-dimensional images in a variety of materials, employing symbols such as crosses and cenotaphs, often in sustained series. He is concerned primarily with the object's purity of shape, the space it anchors, and the materials, textures and colours that transform it from literal symbol into an abstract construct.
Milow was born in London, where he worked until moving to New York in 1980. He studied at Camberwell School of Art, 1962-7, and the Royal College of Art 1967-8. He taught at Chelsea, Royal College & S.V.A. (NYC) Schools of Art. He was a Gregory Fellow as Artist-in-Residence at University of Leeds (1970-71) and was awarded the Harkness Fellowship to New York (1972-74). In 1971 Milow, among other innovations, established the technique of combing paint onto paper and canvas.
In 1971 he exhibited with Andy Warhol at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. He showed with Nigel Greenwood's gallery in London, and has been represented in many major exhibitions including the Tate Gallery, London, 'Young Contemporaries' (1967); Hayward Gallery, 'Six at the Hayward' (1969); The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 'Homers' (1973); Palazzo Reale, Milan, 'Arte Inglese Oggi ' (1976), Royal Academy of Art, London, 'British Painting 1952-1977' (1977), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 'British Art Now' (1980), Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 'Modern British Sculpture' (1988), Tate Gallery, London, 'New Aquisitions' (1991), The Aldridge Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, 'Faith CT' (2000) and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 'United Enemies: Sculpture in 1960s and 1970s Britain' (2011-2).
Public collections holding his work include the Guggenheim (NY), Tate Gallery (London), British Museum (London), Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), Museum Of Modern Art (NY), Henry Moore Foundation (Herts), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Edinburgh), Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), Pallant House Gallery (Chichester) and the Montgomery Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.
Milow continues to create works with a highly purified form of beauty and lives in London.
Bob was born in London and went to school in Guildford. He has spent the last 40 years designing and building gardens, lakes and ponds.
Bob has drawn from a young age and use to spend holidays at the Natural History Museum, drawing. You could get pencil, paper, rubber, sharpener and a stool for a shilling a day! Bob went on to study A level Art under Ron Smoothy. Painting in oils until recently, he works nowadays in watercolour over a wide range of styles.
Sophie originally comes from near Brighton, East Sussex, but is now living and working as an illustrator and designer in Bath. She recently graduated from Bath Spa University and has a great interest in nature, travel and culture.
She has always drawn and painted as a hobby when she was young, and soon wanted to pursue this as a career. She travelled in Costa Rica last summer that made her work more exotic as a response. Her work ranges from hand drawn pencil work, painting and digital drawing. Further information
Tanja Möderscheim celebrates the beauty of fruits, food produce, tableware and culinary heritage. The paintings reflect a close observation of detail and anatomy which is driven by her background in science. The paintings are produced in a traditional, classical style using techniques common in 17th-Century Holland. The attention to detail and anatomy is a nod to the renewed interest in taxonomy during the Dutch Golden Age.
She exhibits regularly in between painting to commission and working on projects celebrating culinary heritage. Key exhibitions include the Mall Galleries, London. Further information
|Charlie Money||Charlie is a painter and a ceramicist based in Swanage, Dorset. Further information|
|Ernesto Montoya||Middlesex Artist|
Born in 1936 in Landywood, Staffordshire, Ronald Morgan studied art at Walsall School of Art (1951-53, with George Willott ARCA). He is a painter in watercolour, black and white, oil and pastel, Ronald Morgan is also a draughtsman, illustrator, linguist and teacher.
He is a member of the Chelsea Art Society, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In 1974 he won first prize at the Lord Mayor of London's Art Award Exhibition, he has also won several other awards.
Ronald Morgan has a biographical entry in 'Who's Who in Art', 'Dictionary of International Biography', 'Royal Academy Exhibitors' and several other publications. Commissions include work painted for the Sultan of Oman, Winchester College and the Savoy Hotel.
His paintings have been reproduced in the 'La Revue Moderne' Paris 1963, 1965 and Leisure Painter. He has written articles on painting for 'Leisure Painter'.
Ronald Morgan art work is now in many private and public art collections, these include collections in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Sweden, South Africa, and America. Ronald Morgan has exhibited at leading Art Galleries including the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists.
David Morris was born in Knaresborough and studied painting and printmaking at Harrogate School of Art before continuing his studies in painting and sculpture at the Slade School of Art London 1959-1961where his tutor was Keith Vaughan. After graduating he began teaching foundation studies part time at Bradford College of Art. In 1963 he was appointed full time at Harrogate College of Art where his responsibilities included teaching printmaking across the college. Since 1995 David has concentrated on his own work as a painter and printmaker. Etching is his preferred printmaking method particularly aquatint.
His work follows in the tradition of English landscape painting and printmaking and is firmly rooted in observation. The North Yorkshire landscape and coast provide much of the subject matter where he favours less well known places like Port Mulgrave and Skinningrove. More recently the industrial landscape of Teeside is proving fertile ground. Over the last ten years David has exhibited widely in public an private galleries in the UK. In 2012 his work was purchased by the House of Lords for inclusion in the Works of Art Collection.
|Kerry Munroe||Photographer. Further information|
Born and raised in Teddington and now living in Richmond. Harriet has a real love for the area, particularly our spectacular parks. Harriet works in marketing but always has several art projects on the go in her spare time.
Harriet's father was a stained glass artist who made beautiful sculptures from glass and her mother is a skilled seamstress so she has had a passion for all things creative since a young age.
Harriet loves to work with fabrics and embroidery to create texture, light and shade in a traditionally structured medium.
Diana is an artist & true believer that everything happens for a reason. Her art represents her world, her emotions, her dreams, her thoughts, her hopes.
Diana lives in St Margarets. She has loved drawing and painting since she was a child but for many years she has been busy working and devoting her time to the her busy schedules, meetings, developing the business, deadlines and oncalls, so she felt she lost her identity. A few years ago the stress of the daily life challenges, health issues and long working hours have crashed her and she had to slow down if I wanted to stay alive. The art saved her and gave Diana a new direction.
It has took Diana a while to find out what type of artist she is. She enjoys to work with any media but her favourites are acrylic and black ink. Her style is abstract but she is not afraid to try something new.
Vicky studied (BA Hons) Design at Staffordshire University and then advanced printmaking at Richmond School of Art.
She has worked as a freelance designer/illustrator in recent years, clients include, Art Angels, Canns down press, Villeroy and Boch, Dorma, Crown, Venelia, The British Museum, Lings cards, Phoenix Trading, Wedgewood, Art Crazy and Papercraft magazines. Before freelancing she worked as a studio designer for Triodes International in Paris and Crown Wallcoverings in London.Vicky's strong images are created using collagraphs, an experimental form of printmaking. The prints are taken from plates which have been collaged with a variety of materials, card, fabric, paper, string, sand and anything else that may come to hand; it's recycling at it's most creative! The plates are then sealed and then inked up and printed in intaglio or relief on damp paper using an etching press. The embossed textural quality of the print is unique to this method.
Thanks to the process itself, she is able to make small editions of the image, the editions are variable due to the process and her desire to experiment, which means each print is unique. Further information
Inspired by nature, Alison Orchard’s fine art career was launched with a debut solo exhibition in 2009. By 2012, she was selected for inclusion in ‘Who's Who in Art’ and she now has a growing following. Her paintings are shown at various prominent art fairs, with exhibitions in London & South East England, Guernsey & Portugal, including at The Royal College of Art & The Society of Women Artists, London.
Alison paints direct from the landscape, both at home and on the Cornish Coast, using these initial experiences to inspire the large gestural paintings created in her Hampshire studio. Her curiosity with layered surfaces and marks have led her to create paintings with oil or acrylics and more recently encaustic wax, often combined with metal filings, marble dust and coloured charcoal. The end result is her reaction to the landscape, expressing humility and wonder at the overwhelming forces of nature.
|Peggy O'Sheel||Born in the USA, Peggy is self-taught and works mainly in watercolour, usually on a small scale. Animals feature frequently. Further information|
Doreen was born on 29th April 1931. She retired as an art teacher. The creative activity developed after the first screen printing during mature degree as BEd - which she loved.
Born to British parents in India, Palin studied the drawings of the Renaissance and the paintings of Dutch and North Western artists, including Rembrandt, Schiele, Klimt and Reubens. The influences of these artists are clear in Palin’s drawings and paintings.
Two of the main subjects he concentrates on is the female form and landscape. With his watercolour paintings he evokes the atmosphere of the environment he has captured.
When it comes to his sculptures, Palin’s material of choice is bonze. Some of his work can be compared to those of Degas, and it is plain to see that whether he is moulding the form of a boy playing the cello, or a daughter reaching for her mother’s hand, Palin represents the human experience in his work.
|Jem Panufnik||Since the mid-nineties Jem Panufnik has been right at the cutting edge of underground art culture, most notably with Finger Lickin’ Records (www.fingerlickin.co.uk), the award-winning dance music label he co-founded and which for over a decade acted as a springboard for his creativity ranging from graphics, illustration and animation to DJing, composition and record production. Jem’s visual creations have adorned countless record covers, t-shirts, club and festival projections across the world, as well as posters, flyers and other music-related media, many of which are now extremely collectable. He has staged successful exhibitions in London and most recently in San Francisco. In 2016 two of Jem’s pieces were shortlisted for inclusion in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Further information|
|Barbara Parry||Local artist.|
Segolene was born in Lyon, France. She met her British husband in Paris and have 3 daughters, 2 grandchildren .Segolene has lived in Brussels, Singapore, Rome, Paris, Mexico, Madrid and London.
Segolene has a Diploma from Ecole de Peinture Decorative Van Der Kelen in Brussels. She loves art, exhibitions and painting, her preferred medium is oil.
|Guy Pedliham||Guy was born in London but grew up in mainly in Wiltshire. He returned to London after a few years in the Royal Navy. Guy was also a watch manager in the London Fire Brigade. Guy has an interest in photography and painting, and enjoys sport, gardening and being outdoors.
Having believed most of his life that he couldn't paint, Guy use to paint a few years ago to deal with some emotional issues connected to PTSD. This led him to discover that he could paint after all. Guy is also a photographer and often use his own photographs for reference.
Most recently Guy has been enjoying working a lot in watercolour. Dancers and sports feature a lot in these as he enjoys capturing the movement. Guy also work in acrylics.
|Ella Penn||Ella has a BA in Contemporary photographic arts practice. Her interest in the collective and all-to-often eclectic nature of photography underpins many of her photographic practices. Ella lives and works in Brighton and Hove where she has used the city streets as inspiration for a number of photographic projects. Further information|
|Theo Penrice||Graphic Design student in final year at Falmouth University.|
Lee was born in Paignton Devon, the eldest of six. He is currently a third year student of Illustration and completed a Foundation Degree with a pass and merit. He has always been interested in art but hadn’t drawn for about 16 years, then one day Lee picked up a pencil and here he is!
Lee usually works in print, but enjoys every aspect of art. He tends to be a very playful artist and has worked and does work in a vast array of medium. Further information
Diana studied at Maidstone Art School and West Kent College (University of Greenwich). Flora, fauna and environmental issues are the main inspiration for Diana’s paintings, prints, poetry and ceramics. Her monoprints have been hung in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013 and 2016.
She was also a runner up in the recent RA Friends ART on A4 competition, and that entry was shown at a special exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Friends at The Royal Academy in January 2017. As a finalist in Kent Life magazine’s “Landscape Painter of the Year” competition, Diana’s oil painting “North Downs View” was exhibited in Margate in March 2017.
Her studio/workshop Athyrium Atelier is in Wrotham Heath, Kent, where she enjoys working on different projects using mixed media.
|John Potter||Originally from Merseyside, John is a visual artist based in west London. He studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design and Camberwell College of Arts and has been a practising artist for over 20 years. His work has been exhibited frequently in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and in various other shows around the UK. John works in a variety of media, including painting, collage and print making, with a strong interest in innovative techniques and expressive mark making to create works which directly respond to the local natural environment.|
Fiona was born and grew up in Richmond and still appreciates living near Richmond Park and the river. She studied art and design at college and worked as a fundraising manager for many years at a local charity. Fiona sings in a community choir, creates ‘en plein air’ painting with Twickenham Art Circle and is a tour guide at Turner’s House in Twickenham.
Fiona’s drawing skill developed from a very early age. She copied the work of her older siblings, observed the people around her and used her imagination to draw stories. Aged eight she won a competition on holiday drawing her favourite activity there, the Noddy Train! She had captured the individual expressions of each child on the ride.
Today, Fiona is a versatile artist creating mainly figurative work. Recent works are ‘urban’ scenes in acrylics, oil or ink, and detailed still life nature studies in watercolours. Further information
Rosey’s work looks at the idea of place in the (semi) urban environment. She loves walking around and through London (the city where she has lived and worked for 30 years) and is interested in how the city constantly evolves; familiar buildings and spaces vanish and almost instantly forgotten and replaced.
Recently inspired by a series of walks along the Thames estuary, Rosey is fascinated by this desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape and the uneasy relationship between the semi-rural and semi-industrial. Although primarily a printmaker focusing on mezzotints and etching, Rosey has recently started painting which has added a new dimension to her work, not only in the use of colour but also the transition from the process of printmaking to painting.
She has been teaching printmaking in adult education for 20 years, a member of Artichoke Printmakers since 2010 and has work in public and private collections. Further information.
Kate is a British Artist and Architect who lives and works in London. She trained as an architect, and moved in to Fine Art. Kate does mainly oil paintings of imagined architectural spaces.
Her style is imagined realities and series of oil paintings on canvas. She uses watercolour and drawing to sketch ideas. Further information
|Punyaketu (Wolfgang Hoffmann)||
Punyaketu was born in 1954 in Cologne, Germany. He is an artist, designer, poet, lyricist, award winning photographer, and since 1991 a Buddhist teacher (hence his 'artist name'). After a degree in Design for Visual Communication in his youth he is now embarking on a university course in Fine Art in Cambridge. His interest in creative activity started in his childhood with music. Later he did play contemporary jazz and improvised music in several bands. He began with photography when he was 12, and since then he has taken part in a number of exhibitions. Before leaving Germany he was offered his first painting solo show. In 1993 he moved to the UK, and was for 16 years a member of a non-monastic Buddhist order. During the three-year Fine Art course he will work in multi media, from sculpture and printmaking to video.
|Vivien Raine||Sunbury artist.|
|Peter Randall-Page RA||
Peter Randall-Page was born in the UK in 1954 and studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973–77. During the past 40 years he has gained an international reputation through his sculpture, drawings and prints. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions and exhibited widely. His work is held in public and private collections throughout the world including Australia, Eire, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, USA, Spain, South Korea and Turkey. A selection of his public sculptures can be found in many urban and rural locations throughout the UK including London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and The Eden Project, Cornwall. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum. Peter is the recipient of many honorary doctorates and awards and was elected as a Royal Academician in the category of Sculpture in June 2015.
Member of Embroiderers' Guild Isleworth.
|Kirsty Regler||Kirsty is a mother, yoga teacher, baker and swimmer.
She began her creative development because her daughter forced her to do a drawing.
|Jackie Rennie||Jackie graduated from UCA Farnham in 2009 with a BA hons degree in Fine Art and currently work from her studio at home in Farnham. She uses nature as a source of inspiration for her paintings - constantly changing colours in the landscape, distant views, wild flowers and weeds dominate Jackie's work. She paints mainly in acrylic and oils, and more recently has enjoyed exploring various ways of printmaking. Further information|
Georgina likes to walk/look/sit and paint in the same wild place for many months, getting to know it. Working this way, she can capture the 'spirit of the place'
Georgina treats her work as ongoing study, making small monochrome, colour, flattening- value studies which is a good way of progressing with technique.
It is a way of relaxing and unwinding for her and gives her enormous pleasure.
|Ieuan Rhys Daniel||Ieuan is from west Wales. He is a teacher of art and artists and has worked in schools, adult education, run museum workshops. Ieuan is interested in the environment, history, wild life and museums.
Encouraged by his school art teacher and his family, Ieuan went to art college in Cardiff and Swansea and studied lithography and stained glass. He likes to work in charcoal, pastel, wax crayons and inks.Ieuan has work in various exhibitions.
|Ben Rice||Artist from Teddington|
|Ian Ritchie RA||
Ritchie graduated with distinction from the PCL, London (University of Westminster), and after working with Norman Foster (1972-76) he spent two years in France designing and self-constructing projects. He founded Chrysalis Architects (1979-81) with Alan Stanton and Mike Davies and also worked at Arup’s Lightweight Structures Group (1978-81). In 1981 he created both Ian Ritchie Architects in London and co-founded the design engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) in Paris. Before leaving RFR in 1990, this practice had been responsible for major projects in Paris including the Bioclimatic Facades at la Villette Cité des Sciences and the Louvre Pyramids and Sculpture Courts with I M Pei.
His architectural practice has realised many diverse landmark projects throughout Europe including the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art Glass Towers, Madrid, the Leipzig Glass Hall, EdF Pylons, Dublin Spire and RSC Courtyard Theatre. His practice has won more than 60 awards, including the Iritecna Prize for Europe and the Commonwealth Association of Architects Award for the Advancement of Architecture, and has been shortlisted four times for the RIBA Stirling Prize.
Ian Ritchie devotes much time to education, having been visiting professor at numerous universities. He is currently Special Professor at Liverpool University.
In 2000 he was awarded a CBE, and became the sole foreign architect to receive the French Academie d’Architecture Grand Silver Medal for Innovation joining a small illustrious group including Jean Prouvé, Felix Candela, Frei Otto, Buckminster Fuller and Peter Rice (Royal Academy of Arts) Further information
Jessica Rose works in both watercolours and oils and also makes hand-pulled original prints using linocut and etching.
She has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists at the Mall Galleries in London and the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Jessica has undertaken many commissions, including one for the stately home Syon House.
|Emily Rozan||Graduated from Ravensbourne Emily is an enthusiastic graphic designer that has a passion for both concept and visual excellence. When working on a brief she strives to challenge herself. Approaching projects from new angles in order to create designs that will engage and create new user experiences. Further information|
|Grace Ruddick||Grace Ruddick is a Landscape Architecture student in the middle of her studies. Her medium of choice is usually watercolour and occasionally charcoal. Grace uses these throughout projects from sketching initial site visits to incorporating hand drawn in final graphics. The style seems to change depending on the project but more recently she has been attempting a children's book and so is experimenting with more illustrative styles.|
Robin exhibits in galleries in and around London where he has been both painting and teaching for many years.
Successfully capturing light and a moment in time is the goal of every artist, but to transmit the emotion of that moment to the viewer creates a sublime sensation which keeps me painting. A successful graphic artist with adult education certificates with practice at Nottingham Trent university now with life drawing workshops at Cass art, Kingston.
Works mainly in oil and watercolour. Further information
|Axel Scheffler||Axel Scheffler is a German-born illustrator and animator based in Richmond. He studied illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations and particular success in his collaborations with Julia Donaldson including, amongst many others; Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Snail and the Whale, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man, but he has also written and illustrated his own books and taken on several commissions. His latest book is The Ugly Five which has just been published. Axel is a patron of the Environment Trust.|
|Biddy Selden||Twickenham artist|
My pictures are painted in oils from direct observation in front of the subject-no photographs are used. They are painted 'alla prima' with painting knives. Hopefully they capture something of the excitement and beauty of the natural world that has inspired them.
Ian Shillaker is a graphic designer who has been painting for over thirty years. He enjoys the freedom and spontaneity of watercolour and also works in oils and acrylics.
|Ian Sidaway RI||Born in 1951 in Tamworth Staffordshire into a family of miners and clay workers. Ian studied graphic design and went on to work for a short time in advertising. He began to paint in the early 1970s and worked as a carpenter, builder and gardener in order to generate a living. Throughout the 1980s and 90s he painted portraits to commission and began to illustrate books on art technique. He went on to write and produce his own books, with 32 titles written to date. There have been many contributions to various magazines on art technique and consultancy work on several art part works. For several years he taught at summer painting workshops near Arezzo in Italy. Of late work concentrates on the landscape in the UK and abroad. Water colour is the medium that he now favors and in 2010 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. Further information|
|Berny Simcox||CEO of Environment Trust - apologies!|
Kate Simkins is an artist, illustrator and print-maker from Twickenham. She studies illustration at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington and print-making at Richmond Adult Community College. Her favourite media include pen and watercolour, gouache, lino cuts, collagraphs, and screen and digital printing. She enjoys working from her garden studio (shed) even though it is freezing in the winter!
|Sarah Simonds-Gooding||Further information|
|Sue Slaughter||Sue has a studio based at KAOS. The shapes colours and textures of our natural landscape are the inspiratation for her abstract and semi-abstract oil paintings. Further information|
Gill Smith is a local artist and printmaker. She has an MA in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL having begun her art studies at RACC.
Her practice is rooted in print and the concept of the multiple but has widened to include more sculptural one-of pieces and artists books. She combines traditional printmaking techniques such as intaglio and screenprinting with digital and laser technology to create 2D and 3D works that explore light, texture and movement.
Gill takes inspiration from the bold graphics of the Art Deco period, mid-century design and the visual illusions of Op Art. The precision of geometry continues to fascinate. Further information
Sarah was born in Cleethorpes and has lived in Grimsby / Cleethorpes area all her life. She has worked in the education sector most of her career before going to university at the age of 43.
After health issues Sarah decided to enrol at the University Centre Grimsby for Creative and Interactive Design. During her course, she became interested in illustrating for children and produced a book which uses augmented reality.
Sarah likes to make her own brushes, using Adobe Suite to illustrate. Mixing her illustration with real world elements gives her a style she enjoys working with.
|Shauna L Stanton||
Shauna was born in Cornwall where she studied Fine Art at Falmouth and then completed her degree at Cardiff School of Art. Shauna went on to complete a Masters in Fine Art at Birmingham School of Art. She moved to Scotland and then Cumbria and always continued to work, alongside raising her family. Shauna currently live in the South East and works as a full time artist. She mainly works on private commissions where she can create narrative style paintings tailored to Shauna’s client's brief.
Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK and has been selected for both The RI and the Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition. Shauna works mainly in water based paints but also combines collage in some of her work. Shauna likes to quote the artist Barbara Hepworth, “Perhaps, what one wants to say is formed in childhood, and the rest of one’s life is spent trying to say it.” This forms the basis of all Shauna’s creative work. Further information.
|Philip Stephenson||Fine Artist and Designer, BA Hons. Goldsmiths College|
Achuth was born in London and raised in India for six years. He was exposed to various cultures and was always drawn to art and it fascinated him to see the myriad of colours that surrounded him. His hobbies are walking the dog and caring for animals. He has an interest in nature and finds it fascinating when walking the dog through the woods during the various seasons.
Achuth cannot remember a single day that has gone by when he wasn't drawing or doodling. Over the years the drawings or doodles would take him into the small hours of the night where time would be lost, expressing his thoughts helped him to focus freely.
|Felicity Swan||Felicity Swan is originally from New Zealand. Felicity is a local artist who studied sculpture at Central St Martins. She mainly paints figuratively, with a strong interest in narrative. Further information|
Anne Swankie lives in Richmond. She trained at Richmond School of Art and has taken part in many group shows, both locally and in London, including exhibitions by the Society of Women Artists and Society of Landscape Painters, and the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition.
Anne has always been fascinated by people in everyday situations going about their daily lives. She likes to observe people unselfconsciously getting on with things, interacting with each other, perhaps having a drink or a meal. Anne's obsession with umbrellas shows no sign of abating. There is something about the shape which works well in a composition and she enjoys the way that watery reflections pick up light. Whenever it rains, Anne dashes out with her camera – she gets quite anxious if there is a long dry spell! Further information
Terence Sweeney is from Merseyside, moving to the USA as a teenager where he obtained a BA.hons and an MA in Fine Art . He ran painting and drawing workshops in Los Angeles before returning to the UK to become Head of Art at St George's College in Surrey.
Terence has taught workshops in London, Cornwall, Umbria, New York and Paris. He is interested in a 'mindfulness' approach, where adult students have a holistic art experience, drawing on their own associations and perceptions through painting and collage.
Terence exhibited recently at the Menier Gallery in London and his work is collections in London, St. Ives, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
|Pamela Talbot||Artist from East Sheen.|
|Georgina Talfana||Georgina is a professional fine artist and art tutor based in Guildford, Surrey. She graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2016 after studying Master of Arts in Drawing and has also worked as a graphic designer. Georgina enjoys drawing and painting outside, in particular, creating large scale collages of cityscapes in Indian ink. She also teaches beginners classes on a weekly basis in Elmbridge. Further information|
Ruth Taylor's training as a textile designer has been an influence evident in her paintings. She is inspired as much by pattern, colour and texture as by Ruth's love of the English landscape. From the South Downs of her childhood, through marshes to the sea, these are the places that appear in Ruth's work with perhaps the addition of a little strangeness and magic.
Working on board or canvas Ruth loads the surface with oil paint and moves it around with brushes, combs and her hands looking to capture a particular light or the effect of the weather and seasons on the land. Ruth exhibits in galleries in Cornwall, Norfolk and Sussex and takes part in Surrey Artists Open Studio.
|Hanna ten Doornkaat||
Hanna was born in Germany, but now lives in Kingston. In 2002 she graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with an MA Sculpture.
She has been making art or anything creative from an early age. Despite being trained as a sculptor/installation artist, Hanna has been working with graphite pencils, colouring pencils and acrylics for several years making abstract artworks which are an intersection between drawing and painting.
She is interested in exploring the process of non-objective drawing and mark making by using acrylics as colour fields which are combined with incision marks made with extra hard graphite pencils, which leaves a tactile surface. The repetition of the drawn lines is an interplay of line and form. Hanna is reluctant to place herself within any particular art form but she supposes that she sits somewhere in the area of abstract geometry and post minimalism.
|Valerie Thorpe||Valerie qualified and worked as a graphic designer in London in the seventies. After teaching for twenty years in state and independent secondary schools, she now paints and exhibits her work around Woking and Surrey.
Art and creativity runs in Valerie's family. Her mother trained in stage and costume design at Central School of Art, London in the forties, and Valerie's daughter works in the design industry after studying at Chelsea School of Art.
Valerie belongs to two local art societies and exhibits her work through Surrey Art Open Studios in June every year and with West Surrey Artists. Further information.
Mandy is originally from Shropshire but has lived in Hounslow since 1984. She works as a gardener and apart from art/craft one of her main interests is conservation. She manages Isleworth Ait.
Her creative development started at an early age and has developed over the past twenty years. She has been an active member of the Embroiderer’s Guild since 2003. Mandy is primarily a stitcher though likes to work in mixed media. Her favourite subjects are landscape, seascape and abstract.
Diana Trinca is a figurative fine art painter living in London. She predominantly works with oils on canvas, however in the past few years has returned to using ink, felt-tips, and metallic pens and 'whatever else she has at arms length!'. She occasionally dabbles with printing: lino or monoprinting; and collage when she has 'accumulated enough bits and bobs to play with'.
Her paintings and commissions have been exhibited nationally and in Europe and are in private collections internationally.
The Phantasmagoria Series are drawings that are introspective. They attempt to record and translate elusive or illusive feelings and thoughts into images. The style or 'flavour' emerges as part of an alternative process of art making requiring intuition and extemporaneity. In turn the drawings have formed their own groups, such as 'steampunk' or just 'patterns.
Her artwork is also used as designs for material and garments and other products. Further information.
Accountant with a creative side.
|Avril Vellacott||Borough-based sculptor Avril Vellacott approaches portraiture via the media of sculpture. Avril presents figurative portraits in terracotta, plaster, paper and wood. She was contacted by the House of Commons Art Committee and asked to make a portrait sculpture of Jeremy Thorpe who, at that time, was the Leader of the Liberal Party.|
|Howard Vie||Howard Vie originally trained as an architect. He now works to commission as an illustrator, specialising in architectural subjects. He has illustrated many conservation area studies for the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Further information|
|Tim Walton||Tim Walton produces feature film visual effects and is a member of BAFTA. He is also a keen artist. Further information|
Pippa has recently graduated from Farnham University of the Creative Arts with a first class degree. During her time there she was privileged enough to exhibit work and collaborate with Gustav Metzger. This experience influenced Pippa to such an extent that her work became focussed on the environment, with a particular interest in our use and relationship with single use plastics.
Pippa looks at man’s inevitable impact on nature by using found plastic bags and bottle tops … ubiquitous and disposable materials and objects that do untold damage to our environment if discarded and used carelessly.
In the words of philosopher Roland Barthes ... “the essence of an object has something to do with the way it turns into trash”, possibly meaning that once an object has been discarded, and thus absolved of its function, its form becomes brightly visible – out of its original place and freed from its status as a commodity. Once an object is no longer treated in terms of its us-value, the ‘thingness’ of an item intensifies and this is when Pippa becomes interested in it. Further information
|Chiara E Wells||Taking after her father, Robert Wells, Chiara is clearly also a talented painter.|
|Robert Wells RBA NEAC||
Robert Wells moved to London in 1988 to study for a Masters Degree entitled The Illustration and Rendering of Architectural Spaces at London University. Prior to that he had studied at Batley Art College and worked for several years as an Architectural Illustrator.
He is a member of the Royal Federation of British Artists (RBA), a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers (FCSD) and a member of New English Art Club (NEAC).Further information
|Alison Wilding RA||
Alison Wilding studied at Nottingham College of Art from 1967 to 1968, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, Bromley, Kent from 1968 to 1971 and subsequently at the Royal College of Art, London from 1971 to 1973.
Wilding’s first major solo exhibition was held at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1985.Projects, her first international solo show, was held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1987. A retrospective exhibition entitledAlison Wilding: Immersion – Sculpture from Ten Yearswas held at the Tate Gallery, Liverpool in 1991. She has since exhibited extensively throughout the world in solo and group shows.
Wilding was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1992 and received a Henry Moore Fellowship for The British School at Rome in 1998. Her public sculpture commissions include the installation ofAmbit, River Wear, Sunderlandin 1999. Alison Wilding was elected RA in 1999 and lives and works in London.
Alex was born and raised in South East London with his two older sisters. He loved drawing from an early age and has a big passion for playing sport and exercising. His earliest memory was being taken to the Natural History Museum where he would draw the skeletons of dinosaurs, a big passion at the time.
He typically uses graphite when drawing portraits but sometimes uses Sharpie pens when drawing Manga.
|David Wills||David Wills admires Anselm Keifer, Gerhard Richter, Hurvin Anderson and Frank Bowling. His artistic style is varied and he hopes different. David is inspired by art in general and the way it can help others.|
|P H Wills||Artist|
|Jane Yelland||Local artist.|