From childhood I have enjoyed a very rich inner life. As an adult, I am compelled by honest storytelling, filled with sparks of hope. I constantly search for the deeper meanings and patterns hidden within a life fully lived. From this internal symbolic language, I seek to create art with high regard for the compelling journey of the human spirit
Esther Downton is a second year A-level art student currently studying at Collyers. She creates paintings with acrylic, mixed media and more recently has started experimenting with watercolour. Currently Esther is exploring coastal environments in her work with seascapes, sea life studies and coastal towns. The main aspect that draws her towards this subject area is the ever changing landscape of colours and textures that make up the coast. Esther’s … Continue reading
Sue Elliott’s watercolour paintings reflect her delight in trying to capture light. She is particularly captivated by the natural world, and enjoys landscapes. Her work is mainly representational although recently she has toyed with a more realistic abstract approach. She will work at creating a successful composition and then will often paint the same composition several times in an attempt to push the work towards a new direction or to … Continue reading
My work is both figurative and abstract. I like to combine the two sometimes with impasto brush and knife strokes, often with a sculptural element. My main medium is acrylic and occasionally oil and oil pastel. I paint mostly from memory; images of spirituality, icons, angels, nature, birds, flight, feathers, trees. I often experiment with subject and medium; I always want to see ‘what is over the hill’ and grow … Continue reading
I work mainly in pastel and sometimes in pencil and tend to cover a wide range of subjects, eg landscapes, flora, depending on what catches my interest at home or travelling. For more examples of my work, please view my website: www.karenibbotson.co.uk, and my facebook page: www.facebook.com/artbykarenibbotson.
Alison is a professional artist known for her unique interpretation of wildlife. Her abstract paintings use colour and design to unite the painting and are instantly recognisable and unforgettable. Alison’s passion for wildlife is reflected in her work and shows her understanding of animal behaviour and their interaction with the environment. Her paintings are vibrant and lively making full use of both the positive and negative space and colour harmonies … Continue reading
In my work I aim to get across to the viewer a charisma that captures the attention of the audience. The folds of the materials give me my lines and inform the areas around them. The folding of the materials and application of paint create optical affects to draw attention of the eye. The work is about illusion and how the eye can misread what is in front of us. … Continue reading
Colour, texture, structure and a balanced design are all important in my paintings. I never preconceive the outcome but let my work build as I go , especially my abstracts which can take on a life of their own, I also love to paint landscape, still life and flowers in a similar vein. After many years in South Africa it was a big challenge to return to the soft light … Continue reading
My name is Kevin Meeten and I am an accidental artist. While recovering from a serious illness around three years ago, I discovered that I could produce interesting pieces of art, and took great pleasure in doing so. Inspired by a lifelong passion for sci-fi cinema, literature and TV, I create stylised portraits of iconic characters and original landscapes. My work is intuitive and original, using mixed media and unusual … Continue reading
Grahame has been bringing his experience as a Jazz Musician into his paintings recently. His paintings that can be Oil or Acrylic on Canvas bring in aspects of Inner Mindfulness journeys and outer visual impressions from Nature. The works are generally vivid coulours and highly textured from using palette knife. However, it is rare for Grahame to repeat a theme or idea, so anything can happen…. .
Paintings and prints of countryside, sea and natural objects, figurative or towards abstraction, in an exciting mix of watercolour, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Continue reading
Contemporary oil paintings and framed mono-prints. Textile sculptures fashioned from fabric incorporating hand and machine embroidery. Some pieces are embellished with beads, palm fronds, sisal, and sea grass. The sculptures radiate the quirkiness of human personality. Tea-lights which are suitable for outdoor use are machine embroidered onto Lutrador and wrapped around glass.
Lindsey loves the spontaneity, fluidity and beautiful colour ranges of both Watercolour and Earth Inks. These enable her to work wet in wet – fast and free . Lindsey loves working en plein air especially in her most beloved destination Venice, where the light and architecture provide endless inspiration. Recently Lindsey has been developing more abstract works and her ideas are evolving into new and exciting works.
I work in all mediums but find oils and acrylics the most pleasurable. My real passion is through Impressionism of my fascination of naturally occurring formations. I love the challenge of creating the atmosphere of the thoughts and experiences I perceive. These ‘mindscapes’ give me the prospect of making the work come to life and tell a story.
Benjamin Smith is a figurative artist in the classical tradition. From an early age he developed an admiration for the discipline and creativity of the great painters. Specialising in traditional representational oil painting and drawing, Benjamin’s goal is to connect with ancestral forms and methods of art, taking them in new directions. He hopes to create beautiful, luminous and engaging artworks that will grow on the viewer and reward time … Continue reading
A passion for nature and the flora and fauna that inhabit it has been a continuing inspiration. I paint mainly in oils in a contemporary, energetic and spontaneous way, using brushes, fingers, rags and anything else I feel necessary. Apart from yearly group exhibitions, I have had solo shows in Guildford Cathedral, Capitol Horsham and Seawhites of Brighton. I have also been accepted for many Open Exhibitions in Sussex, Surrey, … Continue reading
I work mainly with earthenware clay making original ceramic pieces using my own designs, however I do enjoy the variety and challenges of working in other art and craft mediums. My work is often inspired by my love of nature and animals, particularly dogs. Art works include sculpture, ceramic paintings, sprigged and relief pictures, plaques and signs, jewellery including dog/animal brooches and show clips, night lights and lamps, wedding gifts/favours … Continue reading
Joanna’s work comes in a variety of media from watercolour and ink, to charcoal and oils all of which are used freely to create expressive pieces focusing on gesture and character. Animals, figures and portraits are the main focuses in her work. She aims to capture the character of her subjects in her work rather than dwelling on precision and accuracy, believing that capturing the feeling or personality of a … Continue reading
After a business career spanning twenty four years, Jo Willis spent two years studying garden design and painting. Based in West Sussex, she works in oils and her contemporary canvases cover a wide range of subjects. Influenced early on by David Hockney and the impressionists, her landscapes exhibit fresh, glowing colours and a subtle use of light and shade, whether the subject is a windswept beach in Norfolk or a … Continue reading
I paint in acrylics and oil. My subjects are semi-abstract and abstract land and seascapes. I work to communicate the physical restlessness I feel is present as a continuously shifting intensity within a scene so that all of the viewer’s senses are engaged when they look at the work. I want them to hear and feel as well as see so that the story of what they experience is something … Continue reading