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Hashim Akib has lectured and taught workshops in Painting and Illustration for over ten years. He has illustrated for leading corporations and newspapers including the Times.He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and won many awards including the prestigious SAA artist of the year in 2009.
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Adebanji Alade is one of the most exciting new artists in Britain today working in both oil and acrylic. He has won a clutch of awards for his dynamic, mostly urban, paintings that are usually full of people and life. Not that Adebanji paints his people with solemnity and precision. Often as not they are applied in a frenzy of colour and brushstrokes and are little more than dabs of colour. But the results are spectacular and it is this highly energised whirlwind style painting. Adebanji is based in London and is a provisional member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters
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In my studies of waves crashing I believe that the scale and shape of my canvases should match the subject matter. That is why many of the works on show are large, long and narrow. Ideally, and if they would sell, I would paint even larger pictures. Although I have always had a passion for art and initially was attracted to painting wildlife, my love of the sea was fostered while living in Bermuda. On returning to the UK I help found the gallery Artshed, but gave up my share to concentrate on my own acrylics, watercolours and oils and to establish the painting holidays I still run in Menorca. Today, the holiday island remains an important source of inspiration, though others include the craggy coasts and wild seas of Cornwall and Northumberland. I am constantly inspired by the world around me, and by the magic of applying paint on the surface.
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Art Teacher Derrick Allen is a master of oils (Genesis and Traditional) as well as Acrylics. Derrick was born in the
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Greg Allen is one of Australia’s most accomplished watercolourists who lives in Melbourne. He has studied and travelled worldwide, has won many awards and is a much sought after tutor. He exhibits worldwide with galleries in Australia, Great Britain and the United States.
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A professional artist, Marilyn Allis won SAA Artist of the Year in 1999 after her ten year old daughter entered her for the competition…..this launched the beginning of a glittering career in fine art. Marilyn teaches and runs workshops form her studio based in
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Juliette Aristides is a Seattle-based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Founder and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA, she teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. She the author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, and Lessons in Classical Drawing published by Watson-Guptill, NY and a frequent contributor to Artist’s Magazine. Aristides’ work has been featured in magazines such as Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine. She exhibits in one-person and group shows nationally.
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Lynda Appleby is a professional artist whose work ranges from delicate emotive watercolours to dynamic, powerful large-size acrylic paintings that capture the essence of the landscape in the way that photographs cannot. Multi-talented, she is an illustrator, architectural portrait painter, art tutor and imaginative landscape artist. Her work is growing in popularity and is now sought after by discerning collectors, galleries and clients, such as the BBC, BP, the Duchy of Cornwall and the National Trust. Her work is also winning prizes in many exhibitions and, more recently, she has been sourced by one of England's finest houses – Halswell in Somerset – to paint numerous portraits of their house and grounds.
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Born in 1980 in Pisa, Daniela grew up in the sea-town of Porto Santo Stefano in Maremma Italy. In 1998 after graduating from the visual arts high school of Grosseto, she moved to Florence to study illustration at the International school of Comix. In 2001 she enrolled in the Florence Academy of Art, where she graduated in 2004. Daniela is currently the intermediate program director at The Florence Academy of Art. She lives and works in the chianti countryside just outside florence.
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Ray Balkwill is a well-known West Country artist who paints in watercolours, pastels and oils. He has held many successful solo exhibitions and his work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal West of England Academy. He runs paintings courses, demonstrates to art clubs and his work is featured in many books and publications.
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Artist, author and teacher,
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Vic Bearcroft is a self-
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David Bellamy, a member of the British Watercolour Society, is a popular painter who enjoys painting and sketching in inaccessible places. He exhibits widely, runs his own courses and has written several successful books.
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Tim's passion for landscape has underlined all his work during the past few years, His highly successful exhibitions in Highgate, and his subsequent shows at Raphael Valls in St James’s, Thompsons City and Hay Hill in Mayfair have established Tim as a notable and collectable landscape artist, and he continues to develop in this vein. Tim has just been accepted as an Associate of the Royal Society of Oil Painters. Recently Tim has concentrated on Portraiture. His seemingly effortless brushstrokes have paid dividends in this area. His presentations of characters such as Michael Palin and Brian Cox are testament to his talent and understanding of colour, light, shape, form and representation in a uniquely creative and expressive manner.
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Jane is an artist and tutor whose interest in painting started from a young age, later developing her skills as a keen hobby artist, partaking in local watercolour classes. She later gained A-level and City and Guilds certificates in art before starting her career as an art tutor. She frequently displays her work at exhibitions, and holds her own annual solo exhibition, where she has in excess of 80 paintings on display. In 2009, Jane was delighted to be invited to take the role of resident artist at the BBC Gardeners World Live event, at the NEC in Birmingham, where she painted a section of an award winning gardens each day.
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Elizabeth Blackadder is one of the best known and respected contemporary artists today. She studied and taught at the Edinburgh College of Art and is an elected member of the
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Ann Blockley exhibits widely and has work in various private collections throughout the world. She runs regular watercolour workshops in the Cotswolds and has written several books.
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Alison C. Board
Alison C. Board is an artist who's career has been extensive and varied. After working in her family's art materials business, she spent 15 years managing and subsequently owning a contemporary gallery and arts centre in Wimborne Minster, Dorset. It was here she discovered a love of teaching and a desire to further her creative knowledge. In 2013 she successfully completed a BA Hons degree in Fine Art, passing with First Class Honours. This has exposed her to many different disciplines which now inform her practice including painting, installation and printmaking. She now divides her time between her studio at her home in Stourpaine, Dorset and her position as Gallery Shop Manager at Walford Mill Crafts, Wimborne.
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Louise Bougourd is a renowned watercolour and mixed media artist with a characteristic loose and lively style which she has honed over many years. Her paintings are atmospheric and intuitive. Her work is inspired by her local surroundings of moorland, coastal scenes and estuaries, she is also inspired by hedgerow flowers. Louise enjoys using pure watercolour experimenting with the effects she can achieve with her thorough knowledge and understanding of this medium. She also loves to use a range of media to create vibrant and exciting art; soft pastel, oil pastel, gouache and acrylic can be seen in many of her paintings. Louise continues to explore with a passion and enthusiasm that is infectious. Louise has developed a reputation as an inspirational teacher with a willingness to share her knowledge and enthusiasm in her classes, workshops and her writing. Her work is exhibited at South West Arts, Sidmouth, she regularly holds solo exhibitions.
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Colin has spent 30 years as a professional artist and tutor. He ran his own gallery for many years, was a demonstrator for a major pastel pencil manufacturer and has had numerous commissions, many specialiasing in portraits of cats and dogs.
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Working in Watercolour, Oils and Pastels, Robert's main inspiration is the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a modern impressionistic style. He paints, mainly landscape and coastal scenery, around his home in North Yorkshire, or on his travels including, Cornwall, the South Coast, Wales, Scotland and further a field in Venice, France, India or anywhere where there is an opportunity to portray nature and her moods. Although primarily a landscape artist, Robert occasionally paints interiors, sometimes including a figure in the composition. As in his landscape paintings, Robert strives to reproduce the quality of the light in the chosen subject. Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists. His work can be seen at the Mall Galleries, London, at their annual exhibition and with other members throughout the country, in marine related shows.
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Peter first studied art in Bath and went on to graduate from Manchester Polytechnic. He has been a full time painter ever since, returning to live in Bath in1993. He is a member of several art societies including the ROI, the Pastel Society and the New English Art Club. He holds regular one-man exhibitions at Messums in London, participates in group shows and has won numerous awards.
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Melanie Cambridge has established herself as a painter of distinctive landscapes in an impressionist style. She is a regular demonstrator at Art Societies, runs painting courses and has written articles for various arts magazines.
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Alvaro was born in Montevideo in Uruguay and migrated to Australia in 1983. He has won numerous painting awards, travels extensively, is a member of several art societies and was elected a member of the American Watercolour Society in 2007. He is a successful author, holds highly popular workshops and his works are collected worldwide. He now lives in Uruguay.
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Mike is known in Britain and internationally as a painter, etcher, writer, teacher and television personality. He originally trained at Watford School of Art (Graphic Design), and after teaching art in Hertfordshire schools (his original home) carried out a postgraduate course in printmaking at Brighton College of Art. Whilst still a student at Brighton, he was elected (one of the youngest ever) Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), became a fellow in 1971 and subsequently served as Honorary Secretary and later Vice-President. His love of painting was found early. From the age of 12 he knew what he wanted from his life, and has been lucky (and hard-working) enough to achieve this. A lifelong love of watercolour was rewarded in 1993 with his election as Associate of the Royal Watercolour Society, and his elevation to full member in 1997.
Mike’s work, both in painting and printmaking, has made him one of Britain’s most well known painters, and he is represented in many public and private collections worldwide, including those of HM The Queen, HM The Queen Mother, ex-King Constantine of the Hellenes, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Daily Express (mural for the Boardroom).
Mike achieved great popularity as resident art
expert on the hit Channel 4 programme Watercolour Challenge
with Hannah Gordon. With 3 series and over 60 programmes Mike
reached an audience of over 1 1/2 million . In 2007 Mike was given the
enormous privilege of using J M W Turner's pigments to be ground by him
into watercolour. The paint was subsequently used by him for filming
Turner's watercolour techniques for a permanent exhibition at Tate
Britain in London.
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Frank Clarke was born in Dublin, Ireland. It was after retiring early from a career that included dress designing and property development that he decided to take up painting as a hobby. He joined a painting group where he felt intimidated and inferior. After six weeks he quit the group because he was told that he did not have the gift. But he was not one to be easily put off. Whether or not he had the gift he was to pursue his hobby. It was then that he made a most unusual discovery: "No one was prepared to show him the basics of painting." Having read every art instruction book he could get his hands on Frank came to the conclusion that they all seemed to start at Chapter 4 making the assumption that he had some prior knowledge of painting which of course he did not. It was then that Frank decided to write these missing chapters and it worked ....Simply Painting was born. The first book became a best seller, outselling all other art teaching books combined in it's first year in Ireland. By then Frank had also made his first television series. The success of Simply Painting has been phenomenal with Frank's book "Frank Clarke's Paintbox,-PUBLISHED BY THE BBC" -nestling in the British bestseller list and his "Simply Painting" television series is shown on over 250 television stations worldwide. His second BBC ™ book was published in May 2001 and instantly sold out two print runs. He has made over 400 programmes to date. These shows are broadcast across the world and Frank is a household name in the US, UK and Australia. Frank has also appeared on all the major chat shows in those countries. Frank has taught millions of people to paint using his have some more fun system through his books,TV programmes, videos ,seminars and classes.
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Tom Coates is a member of several Societies, the past president of the Royal Society of British Artists and the Pastel Society and the present president of the New English Art Club. He has won many awards throughout his career, has received numerous prestigious commissions both in the
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Self taught Artist and Art Tutor since 1994. I discovered Genesis Heat-Set Oils in 1996 which alleviated the health issues. Genesis Oils provides the perfect medium, giving me the freedom & control over the whole drying process, along with the advantage of no time consuming- set up or clean up each day, plus many other advantages which, as an artist, one could only dream of. Teaching Art is my second passion. Being able to pass on my own knowledge and expertise is always rewarding, in particular, seeing the end result on the students canvas. An extension of this has made me take teaching from the classroom situation to sharing my teaching skills and techniques with people all around the world via DVD’s.
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Jane Corsellis is a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Cambrian Academy and the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour. She is a highly successful artist who holds regular one man exhibitions in London.
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Dee was born and educated in Zimbabwe, where she taught Art at various High Schools. She left to live in South Africa, spending four years each in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, where she painted, taught and exhibited. She left Africa in 1988 for the United Kingdom, and has taught art privately from her home studio, as well as holding Adult Education art classes at various local Art Groups. She has lived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore, where her art is hanging in hotels and private collections. Her portrait paintings of dogs have been printed as greeting cards to raise money for the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. She is currently holding Adult Art classes at Daler Rowney studios.
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Alwyn Crawshaw works in watercolour, oils and acrylics, and has made seven television series for Channel 4 and the BBC, which are seen worldwide. He has been voted among the top ten best teachers on video in
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Malcolm is a Signature member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society and is the editor of the Society's quarterly magazine "Talking Point". He has demonstrated and run workshops at The Cumberland Pencil Museum in Keswick and his coloured pencil painting of Ashness Bridge in Cumbria features on the new packaging for the Derwent Artist coloured pencil range. Throughout 2012 he had a series of articles on coloured pencil techniques in the SAA "Paint" magazine.
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Fred Cuming RA
Fred Cuming R.A. trained at the Royal College of Art and in 1955 was awarded an Abbey Minor Travel Prize and visited Italy. He was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1969 and a full member in 1974. He has exhibited widely in the UK and overseas and has paintings in collections throughout the world.
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David Curtis is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and a winner of the Singer Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. He exhibits at the major societies, has regular one-man exhibitions and is a highly successful author.
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A firm believer in plein air painting which provides a basis for all his finished work, Derek is a versatile painter working in oil, acrylic, mixed media & pastel. He exhibits nationally & internationally & has regularly shown at several major London Galleries including W H Patterson where he has exhibited for over 10 years. Derek has shown with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Water Colour Society, The Pastel Society & in 2009 with The Royal Society of British Artists where he won the Daler Rowney painting award.
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Chris Daynes .... a series of events making up my life.
Born Hove in 1946, Chris was educated in Norfolk and later at Leeds College of Art gaining a degree in Fine Art Painting. After three years teaching , he spent two years in the USA working as a graphic designer in the sign and printing industry. He returned to teaching thereafter until 2001, with marriage and two children along the way. Chris has painted full time since then, and lives in Tenterden Kent.
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American artist Tim Deibler has been painting since childhood. He was motivated to paint landscape after watching the 1956 movie ‘The Mountain’ and now paints large landscapes from his photo reference files and location studies. Tim’s love of travel provides him with inspiration and enables him to capture the beauty of nature through observation. Tim has his own gallery in
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Roger is a member of the ROI, the RI and The Pastel Society. He is also a member of the highly prestigious group of painters called the Wapping Group who meet each week at an agreed location. He has exhibited widely and is a popular tutor and demonstrator, teaching in England, Greece, Italy, France and USA.
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Aine is originally from Count Cork in
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Joe Francis Dowden
Joe is a Landscape and Seascape Painter who has exhibited at the Singer & Friedlander/Sunday Times Exhibition, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Laing Art Exhibition, Chichester Open, Barings ING - Platform 100, World of Drawings and Watercolours, British Modern Masters, Royal Society of Marine Artists. Author of books and magazine articles. Published worldwide. Presents TV, DVD’s, seminars and demonstrations.
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Brian progressed from drawing down the back of the classroom as a child to the East Sydney College of Art, which used to be the old Darlinghurst Gaol. He found this most ironic, studying the freedom of art in an underground dungeon. Maybe that's when he started to think like a cartoonist! He worked in the advertising industry in Brisbane and Sydney, at Myer, Woolworths, MP Advertising and Berry Currie Advertising from where he was headhunted to set up G.J. Coles Queensland advertising operations as the company's first Qld State Advertising Manager. He later opened his own specialist cartoon oriented advertising agency and still works for selected clients, but his true passion now is working with children in schools. He is dedicated to do everything he can, to share his skills, experience and enthusiasm for drawing with as many children as possible.
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Marion is a qualified portrait artist based in the north of England. She specialises in painting people and animals, but enjoys painting a variety of subjects from landscapes, to florals. Marion also teaches regularly, running mini-courses on portraits and oil painting. She took a London Art College Pet Portrait Diploma and was awarded a Distinction, and she began taking commissions for pet portraits. It wasn’t long after that she was approached to do people portraits as well. Marion completed a Valerie Stewart Portrait Seminar in 2010 and took her studies further by completing an Alexander Certified Art Instructor Course in the early part of 2011.
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Charles Evans is one of
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Margaret Evans is one of
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Miles Christopher Fairhurst studied art with his father the artist and art dealer Joe Fairhurst and privately in Aix in France but is mainly self-taught. He has held numerous one man shows in the last 10 years and a strong following has grown for his work. His work sells regularly through the major London sale rooms, and he is internationally collected and exhibited far from his Suffolk home. Influenced by East Anglia and East Anglian artists, light and mood predominate in his impressionist approach to the big skies and the scenes beneath. He has also painted abstracts.
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Glenn has been actively involved with the Interior Design industry for the last eight years, working closely with many Australian Designers. Glenn has been creating artwork for a variety of installations ranging from multi million dollar developments to private and corporate projects. Through his step by step guidance Glenn aims to uncover the hidden artist within home decorators and renovators around the globe.
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Watercolorist Joyce Faulknor’s still life paintings capture the elusive nature of light and form. Her vibrant use of color and glowing reflections of light passing through crystal and glass objects are the signature elements of her style. Her work has been featured in The Artist's magazine, Watercolor Artist magazine, and, American Artist magazine.
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Mary Fedden RA
Mary studied at the Slade School of Art and taught at the Royal College of Art. She was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1994, has held numerous one-man exhibitions and has paintings in all the major collections.
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Keith Fenwick is one of the UK's leading teachers of landscape painting. He enjoys a tremendous following among leisure painters who flock to his seminars and workshops at major fine art and craft shows. His eight books have become best sellers and his 20 plus teaching videos/DVDs have benefited students worldwide. Keith is a Chartered Engineer, a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Advisory Panel member of the Society for All Artists and holds several professional qualifications including an Hons Degree. Keith has appeared on BBC and Cable Television, presented Granada TV's Art School and his series on Sky TV - 'The Art Doctor' proved to be very popular with budding artists of all ages. His expertise in landscape painting, his writing, teaching, video -making and broadcasting ensure an understanding of student needs. He finds great satisfaction in encouraging those who have always wanted to paint but lack confidence to try, as well as helping more experienced painters to develop their skills further. Keith regularly appears on the Painting and Drawing Channel 166 Sky TV.
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Tim has won numerous art awards. He was short listed from 12,000 entrants for the first Daily Mail Not the Turner Prize competition. His pastel entitled “Pink Hydrangeas” has subsequently been displayed at the Mall Galleries,
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Helen is an experienced artist and teacher. She holds degrees in Applied Science and Art Education and has studied overseas at the University of Vienna and the University of Perugia (Italy). Born into an artistic family in Sydney, Australia, her artistic career started quite early. She was nineteen when her first painting was accepted for the Wynne art exhibition in Sydney. Helen taught senior art at Kambala School in Sydney in 1966-67 before going overseas to work and study for three years. Helen has had numerous solo shows and her commissioned works hang in France, Canada, U.K., Germany, USA, Finland, Japan and Italy, as well as Australia. She has illustrated five books on flora and fauna of the Australian Capital Territory and Alpine flora.
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James Fletcher-Watson, who sadly died in June 2004, was a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artists. He exhibited widely in Britain, France, Australia and the Unites States, held regular exhibitions in his studio in the Cotswolds and was the author of several highly popular books.
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Jeremy Ford lives in Ackworth near Pontefract in West Yorkshire, U.K. He studied Graphic Design at Southport College of Art, in the North of England (1972-5) and Illustration at Harrow College of Art, London (1975-8) and has been a professional Artist and Illustrator since then, illustrating a wide variety of books, magazines, and greeting cards. He has had work commissioned by The Royal Horticultural Society, Bradford Exchange Limited Edition Plates, and American Express Travel Guides amongst others. Jeremy teaches his own private drawing & painting classes in Lancashire and Yorkshire to over a hundred people each week in the six regular classes. Jeremy is a Fellow of the International Guild of Artists, a member of the British Watercolour Society, and has a Certificate in Education.(Post 16.)
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Chris Forsey RI
Chris Forsey has exhibted on numerous occasions with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. He is a tutor of painting and runs his own watercolour classes in Surrey and Sussex and in the Greek Islands. He endeavours to re-appraise his style and technique on a regular basis and this has led him towards a mixed-media approach to his work, combining watercolour, acrylic, pastel and gouache. Chris is exhilarated by colour and surface and enjoys creating textured layers of dry-brushed colour that allow hints of complementary hue to glow through, thus creating an exciting surface of scattered, broken colour. He specialises in landscape subjects, exploring the themes of man-made alongside the organic: buildings by water; structure emerging from a rocky cliff, sometimes with figures contributing to this theme, inhabiting the middle ground between buidings and the wildness of nature. Chris is inspired by downland, coastal scenes of the Uk and the Mediternean, cafe life and townscapes. Chris was awarded the prestigious F DONALD BLAKE AWARD for a contemporary watercolour by the LINCOLN JOYCE gallery in 2006 at the RI spring exhibition and also THE MATT BRUCE MEMORIAL AWARD for light and colour at the 2007 RI exhibition
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Soraya French is one of the most in demand teachers and demonstrators in the acrylic medium in the UK, thanks to her vibrant, dynamic and exciting work.
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Established artist, Trudy Friend, attended Brighton College of Art, where she attained her teaching degree. Her time is now mainly taken up through teaching drawing and painting courses. In the past she has produced illustrations for children’s books, Television South, Greeting Cards and EMI Record tokens to name but a few. Trudy is also a regular contributor to national art magazines.
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Gerald J Fritzler Fritzler watercolors have been featured in a number of fine art
magazines including American Artist, Artist of the Rockies and the
Golden West, The Artist's Magazine, Southwest Art, and Art of the West.
His work has been published in numerous books including "Best of
Watercolor", "Splash III, IV, and V", "A Gallery of Marine Art",
"Contemporary Western Artists", "Watercolor Expressions", "A Simple
Secret to Better Painting", and others.Gerald is a member of the
National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America,
California Art Club, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society,
Northwest Rendezvous Group and a signature member of the American
Watercolor Society and Plein-Air Painters of America (PAPA).
Gerald Fritzler's skills and love for watercolor were developed during his studies in Chicago at the American Academy of Art under the instruction of Irving Shapiro and Bill Parks. After completing his studies at the Academy, he became an Illustrator at an art studio in Milwaukee where he continued to hone his skills and talent on a commercial level. After a few years he decided to leave the commercial art field and pursue his goal and dream to become a full time watercolor artist and paint the world over as he responded to it. Today, living with his family in Western Colorado, Gerald has achieved many goals in his career as one of the countries top watercolor artists. He travels every year in search of new and exciting subject matter, painting on location as in the studio. His extensive travels have taken him to China, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tahiti, Italy, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Switzerland, Mexico, and locations throughout he United States. At home he continues to paint the splendor of the Rocky Mountains and the red rock canyonlands near his home. Gerald says that his watercolors are a "slice of my life", a very personal view of the world that he experiences wherever he travels, both at home and abroad. "Plein air painting on location has helped me approach my watercolors in a very spontaneous and colorful way, boldly responding to each exciting subject with great emotion." Gerald’s maturity and self-confidence in this respect has taken him to that level.
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Fritzler watercolors have been featured in a number of fine art
magazines including American Artist, Artist of the Rockies and the
Golden West, The Artist's Magazine, Southwest Art, and Art of the West.
His work has been published in numerous books including "Best of
Watercolor", "Splash III, IV, and V", "A Gallery of Marine Art",
"Contemporary Western Artists", "Watercolor Expressions", "A Simple
Secret to Better Painting", and others.Gerald is a member of the
National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America,
California Art Club, The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society,
Northwest Rendezvous Group and a signature member of the American
Watercolor Society and Plein-Air Painters of America (PAPA).
Born in Sydney 1948 Warwick is a Plein air painter with a career spaning over 35 years. A Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW he has paintings hung in private, corporate and institutional collections in Australia and overseas and is represented in prominent galleries in Sydney, Blue Mountains and London. Warwick has had numerous awards and over thirty one-man exhibitions. He is an occasional art judge, advisor and teacher and lives in Little Hartley, west of the Blue Mountains, NSW.
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Noel Gregory was born in Ealing England on Christmas Day 1944 and moved to Buckinghamshire in the early fifties. His interests were always directed to the arts rather than academic subjects and his acceptance into High Wycombe College of Art in 1960, was the start of four years training for the National Diploma in Design and Art Teachers. Having finished his training with the Art Teachers Diploma in Bournemouth Noel then taught painting at Newlands Park teacher training college.
He then started picture
restoring and for over twenty five years dealt with what was to become
the huge growth market of Victorian Water Colours, using his own art
gallery in Farnham Common Buckinghamshire for this purpose. In the late
1980's the economic problems of investment painting, antiques and the
housing markets were such that to continue in the art field he started
painting and producing images and prints to be sold in the gallery. The
interest produced in the these works was sufficient to promote them at
fine art shows, Ideal Home Exhibitions and craft fairs and to develop a
large American market with the juried street fairs of the Sunshine
Trail in Florida and Alabama. He
is now running art courses in Bedar, Almeria in Southern Spain where he
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Ron was born in Te Kuiti in 1949. Ron began his art career when his art teacher “bullied him into painting” during his School Certificate year. He trained as a commercial artist, but loves most of all to paint the natural landscape, as God created it, but in a bold, painterly style. It should look at its best when viewed from four to six metres away. Oils would be his medium of choice, but he has won awards in Acrylics, Water Colours as well as Oils. He has won or been placed in thirteen national art competitions since he began painting seriously in 1978.
His paintings have been reproduced in the form of hand signed limited edition prints, place- mats, coasters, and calendars. As the result of successful exhibitions, Ron’s work can be found in many countries in the world. Ron is the author of an instructional video, “Painting in Oils, with Ron Gribble.” This has sold many copies in his native New Zealand, and under license in the U.K. and Australia. He has, as a result, become a sought after tutor, and judge.
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John Hammond studied at
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Charles Harrington is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and the International Society of Acrylic Painters (formerly the National Acrylic Painter's Association). His work has been shown in the American Watercolor Society, National Acrylic Painters Association, The International Society of Acrylic Painters, The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (Silver Medal), The American Artist's Professional League, Allied Artists of America, Watercolor USA, The National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, Arts for the Parks top 100, and numerous regional exhibitions.
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For 20 years Len travelled
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Read architecture at Cambridge and Brixton School of Building. Studied drawing and painting under Ruskin Spear R.A. Draughtsman in several archeological digs in Italy and Iran. Began painting full time in 1980. Lived at first in the Cotswolds and then, from 1987, in South Molton. Specialises in architecural subjects but also paints landscapes, marine and floral studies. He has his own gallery in East Sreet, South Molton, where he holds two exhibitions a year whilst also displaying his work in galleries in England and Ireland. John won first prize for watercolour in 1988, the Donald Blake prize in 2003 and theLincoln Joyce prize, at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, in the same year.
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Paul Hogarth OBE
Paul Hogarth, who very sadly died in December 2001, was one of the most distinguished painters of our times with a unique talent for illustration and reportage which was allied to his love of travel. This led him to produce drawings and watercolours recording events and places all over the world. As an illustrator he worked with a number of eminent authors including Robert Graves, Graham Greene, Brendan Behan and Lawrence Durrell. He was elected an associate member of the Royal Academy in 1974, a full member in 1984 and was awarded the OBE in 1989. His work is held in collections worldwide, he exhibited regularly in the Francis Kyle Gallery in London and his lithographs are available from Contemporary Art Holdings, Cirencester.
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James Horton PRBA
On Leaving the Royal College of Art in 1974 James Horton has pursued a career as a professional Painter. A few years after leaving the RCA he was elected to the Royal Society of British Artists.
The constant theme in his work is working from life, whether portrait, landscape or interiors. Much of what he does centres around travelling and working on location. Anything that is produced on the spot is rarely adjusted back in the studio, preserving the essence of a time and a place. However, very often work made direct from life will provide the basis for producing larger scale paintings done in the studio.
James Horton has always been an active portrait painter but believes likeJohn Singer Sargent that to be a good portrait painter one should produce a variety of work made from life. He works mainly in oil and watercolour but also in pastel, one of his books being 'Pastel Techniques'. Apart from his own books, James Horton has written numerous articles for a variety of magazines and his work is also featured in many other books and articles. As a teacher he taught part- time in several different art schools until 1990 and now has occasional classes in his studio along the lines of the old atelier system where students can study with a working painter. In 2002 he accompanied HRH Prince Charles with ' The friends of Mount Athos' as artist in residence with a special brief to draw and paint the monastery architecture. Currently he works a great deal in India and since 2000 he has been taking groups to India and also accompanies painting groups to other locations that include Tuscany, Venice, North Africa and Jordan.
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Ken Howard RA
Ken Howard R.A. studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art. He was the official artist in Northern Ireland 1973-80 and became an elected member of the
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Patrick Howe had his first one person show in the lobby of a bank show at age 15. Then later, after art school, he tried to make it as an artist but ‘reality’ soon set in, so he worked during the day and painted at night. Eventually he worked in the advertising field for many years and learned many of the skills that most artists lack, such as marketing, public relations, and branding. But in 2002 he left that and returned to painting full time. In 2004 the Patrick Howe Gallery opened in Seattle, where he shows his art, hold classes, and paints.
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David Howell was born in 1939 and is based at his studio in North Yorkshire, England. His paintings are primarily of landscape and marine subjects, but he is also well known for his Equestrian racing pictures. He works in watercolour, oils and pastels, and is a regular exhibitor at both national level and with regional galleries in the UK, USA, the Middle East and Australia and is the current President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists. David's approach to painting is very much concerned with capturing atmosphere and a sense of time and place but above all he is concerned with producing good paintings rather than topographical accuracy. He works outside as much as possible and over the years has travelled widely and he is still just as likely to be found sitting by a canal in Venice as dragging an easel through the Arabian desert. His paintings hang in corporate and private collections in diverse locations that range from city boardrooms to royal palaces and he is currently the President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
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Sharon Hurst is a popular professional Artist and tutor who is renowned for her watercolour animal, fantasy, figure, landscape and portrait paintings. She holds regular classes, courses, workshops, demonstrations and painting holidays. Sharon's work is regularly exhibited around the world. Her enthusiastic and engaging style puts fun and excitement into painting and her refreshing approach has helped many aspiring artists to try their hand at something new.
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Amanda is a member of the prestigious Twenty Melbourne Painters Society and has exhibited widely in Australia and in New York. She has won numerous art prizes, is a popular tutor and has contributed many articles to art magazines.
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avid was tutored privately by the well known marine painter and former lecturer at Slade School of Art, Robin Goodwin, for landscape and seascape painting. For portraiture he studied privately with Derek Fowler, head of City of London Public School and Water colours with Stanley Gibb. At the age of 25, painting became his sole profession. Each painting takes months of working in stages from sketches made on the spot. He is a technical expert whose work has true depth and great feeling and communicates his love of the countryside.
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Andrew James R.P.
A wonderfully passionate artist, Andrew James has been painting for over 25 years, capturing incredible likeness and energy of his subjects, through his sumptuous, rigorous & painterly approach. Based in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Andrew James is a highly sought after Artist, who has worked on many prestigious commissions of public figures. Winner of the Carroll Foundation Award in 1998 and of BBC's Star Portraits with Rolf Harris, Andrew was elected Vice-President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2008.
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Wendy Jelbert is a very popular and experienced artist who teaches and works in watercolour, pen and ink, pastels, oils and acrylics. Having studied abstract art, sculpture and pottery, Wendy often brings her wide ranging experiences to her paintings. A regular contributor to the leisure art magazines and an author of eight instruction books and a number of videos and DVD’s, Wendy Jelbert is a joy to be taught by.
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Pamela Kay was a student at the Royal College of Art and Canterbury College of Art. She is a member of the New English Art Club, her work has been shown at the
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Jenny Keal paints predominately in Pastel and her main interest is in vernacular architecture but she also draws her inspiration from the rich history of the landscape and the atmospheric effects of the weather.
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Renowned artist, Thomas Kegler, is a self-taught painter, producer, and certified teacher residing in Western New York. He is internationally recognized as an Associate Living Master by the prestigious Art Renewal Center, Master Roycroft Artisan, member of the NYC Salmagundi Club, Painting Instructor for the Grand Central Academy in New York City, and Senior Fellow with the Hudson River Fellowship. Kegler's traditional oil paintings of landscapes, still life, and figures draw from the Masters' approach to the canvas. Revisiting the processes and techniques of the “Old Masters” in light of classical and contemporary subjects guides his expression of life's subtleties. Kegler's work has been shown internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions at many distinguished galleries and museums. His paintings reside in several prominent collections throughout the world. His work and processes have been featured in notable magazines and publications including American Arts Quarterly. Kegler is committed to the consistent growth and development of his skills and to the promotion of art education with an emphasis on classical techniques. He has self-produced an instructional documentary video focused on traditional plein air painting approaches. Kegler regards the act of painting as an opportunity to celebrate the beauty of God's creation - portraying temporal experiences as poetic statements.
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A full time artist, Linda Kemp frequently instructs and lectures at national symposiums and watercolour workshops throughout Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom. She was the recipient of the 2005 Woman of Distinction Award for Arts and Culture and in 2008 received the AJ Casson Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Watercolour, the top award for the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour National Juried Exhibition. Linda is internationally recognized for her unique contemporary watercolours and innovative use of negative painting. She is the author of Watercolor Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting and the accompanying video by the same title. Kemp is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, The Ontario Society of Artists and The Society of Canadian Artists and was given honorary membership in the Society for all Artists (UK). This artist is profiled in Canadian Who’s Who, Who’s Who of Canadian Women, The Dictionary of International Biography, The 20th Anniversary Edition of Trivial Pursuit and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century. Her award winning paintings are in private, public, and corporate collections around the world, including The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, and the private collection of HRH The Prince of Wales.
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The English landscape throughout the seasons offers wonderful opportunities to experienced watercolour artists such as Geoff, who works from his studio in Darley Dale in Derbyshire’s Peak District, but travels further afield for inspiration from time to time. Geoff is now in demand as a teacher for beginners and improvers and runs regular painting holidays in Derbyshire and
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Ian was born in
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Erik Koeppel (b.1980) is a traditional New England based landscape painter who has become a leader in the revival of the techniques and philosophy of the Hudson River School. Koeppel studied extensively in museums, and in nature to arrive at the determination that the powerful methods of the masters, are in fact an urgently needed voice in contemporary culture. In mastering these techniques, this assertion has been proven by the extensive success his work has found nationwide, in the form of awards, publications, academic recognition, exhibitions, and collectability. His highly naturalistic paintings are created without the use of photography.
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Ed Labadie’s current creations combine colour, contrast, dynamic composition, and abstraction to entice the eye and intrigue the mind. Geometric shapes pull viewers into paintings initially, and further study rewards them with hidden subject matter coupled with a sense of discovery. Equally comfortable in both watercolour and oil, Labadie uses each medium to its maximum. Ed Labadie’s works are notable for their vibrant colours, creating memorable impressions with viewers, elevating his art from simple depictions to personal visions. He is an award-winning artist and his contemporary abstracts, scenic outdoor images, and wildlife works hang in corporate and private collections in the
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Michael is passionate about Botanical Art and a keen gardener. Combining the two was a natural progression and his studio is surrounded by a well tended garden that provides much of his inspiration and specimens. Michael's first one man exhibition was in 2003, held in Melbourne, Derbyshire, was almost a complete sell-out. His work was selected for the annual exhibition in the Society of Botanical Artists in London in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and was awarded the Highly Commended Joyce Cummings Award for his portrait of Red Onions. Michael has been elected a full member of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA) and is also a member of the Society of Floral Painters (SFP).
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Hazel's work is strongly influenced by her travels — the bustle and colours of the souks of Marrakesh... the temples and forests of India... the savannahs and wildlife of Africa... the cafes and milongas of Buenos Aires... the familiar seascapes of our island's edge — places that become a part of the weave of dreams and memory she draws on. She has exhibited in many one-woman shows, in the U.K. and internationally. Among the exciting things that have happened to her was a recent invitation to show alongside an established fashion designer during the London Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Hotel, Park Lane. This is the first time that London Fashion Week has invited an artist to exhibit. For the past few years Hazel has exhibited in a prestigious San Francisco Gallery, which has led to several major international commissions.
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Roy Lang is an award winning artist who doesn’t consider himself to be an artist at all … rather someone who has learnt to portray the sea’s moods, colours and movements with paint on canvas! His love of the sea, gleaned mainly from his youthful angling days led him to make this subject his main genre – and his ability to capture its magic has earned him many admirers as a teacher and demonstrator up and down the country.
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Carolyn Lewis began painting at a very early age, from day one her preferred medium has been oil and she hasn’t looked back since. Carolyn has subsequently developed a wealth of talent and knowledge for her chosen medium which can be seen clearly within her work. A commendable quality of Carolyn’s work is the feeling one experiences of actually being in the scene while viewing her strongly designed landscapes. The art of Carolyn Lewis is inspired by nature, wildlife and people. It is sensitive without being overly sentimental. Her commissioned portraits of individuals and animals, and her powerful landscapes, are steadily gaining acclaim in international art circles. Along with several solo exhibitions, Carolyn has been selected to exhibit in local, regional and national art competitions spanning throughout the
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Arnold Lowrey has been painting for 30 years and now teaches the subject in his hometown of
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Georgia grew up in California and moved to Australia in 1984. Having completed a BA in Communication Studies at CSU Sacramento, Georgia feels painting is another level of communication that goes well beyond words. She is a popular tutor and teaches painting workshops all around the world, including Australia, Italy, France, Portugal, Croatia, USA and the UK, She has work in public and private collections worldwide.
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A prolific and versatile artist, Rosie excels in a variety of disciplines including botanical art, textiles, landscapes and figure drawing. She trained at St Martin's School of Art in London, gaining a first class Honours degree in Art and Design. She won a scholarship to Parsons School of Design in New York and was later awarded a travel scholarship to paint landscape in Europe. As a botanical artist, Rosie holds a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gold medal for botanical watercolour portraiture and was elected to the Society of Botanical Artists. She produces a limited number of plant portraits annually, most of which are commissioned or sold privately.
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Carole Massey was born in Hertfordshire and completed a foundation course at St Albans School of Art, where she was tutored by the distinguished artist and print maker John Brunsden. Following a career in advertising and managing her own graphic design company, Carole returned to her first love, as a full time figurative painter. Carole regularly teaches at her studio and holds weekend workshops in drawing and painting as well as organizing painting holidays in
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Pip McGarry is internationally recognized as one of
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I was born in a small village just outside Cambridge, and while at school, the only subject I was really interested in was art, particularly relief sculpture. I have done a variety of jobs throughout my life, none of which fulfil the creative side of my nature, and that’s probably why thirty years or so after leaving school, I thought I’d take up art again. I began with acrylics and then moved on to oils, but I was never happy with my efforts. I realised I needed to learn the art of painting from the beginning again and enrolled in an art course at the local college. However, the only course available was for watercolour, so I thought I’d give it a go! From there on I was hooked on watercolour and I now paint exclusively in that medium. My style is direct application of paint with no overlay of washes as I believe this gives the finished painting the transparency so desired by many watercolour artists. I believe that anyone who is passionate enough about painting can learn to paint. It’s a continual learning experience, but very rewarding when it all comes together and you finish up with a painting you’re happy with. I run a weekly watercolour class, and also do occasional day workshops for art groups.My subjects are taken from everyday life, from the UK to France, Spain, Greece – anywhere there’s a moment to be captured in watercolour.
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June Mendoza is one of the worlds most emindnet portait painters of her genereation. June has painted famous figures from all walks of life from celebrities to politicians and the Queen. Portrait painting is a fascinating, hard but hugely rewarding profession. You work with so many different people from every walk of life in so many different parts of the world." She drew as a child and, aged about twelve, became conscious that she was already on the portraiture road. Since then she has continued without break doing commissions but always tempering this work with self-generated and non-commissioned projects. The latter are her 'pickups' - faces she sees and pounces on to sit for her.
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Originally from England, Hilary went to the USA in 1966 after graduating from Drama school in London. Her portfolio of costume and stage designs won her a job at a commercial art studio in Indianapolis where she also attended a couple of evening classes at the John Herron School of art. Later Hilary taught elementary school in New York City! After a hiatus for marriage and children, she returned to her artwork. Residing in Houston, Texas Hilary became known for her acrylic murals in homes and businesses and was featured on several television shows in this regard. At this time she began watercolor painting and for a time served as Administrative Director for the Watercolor Art Society-Houston. Hilary started teaching watercolor in the early 1980's. Hilary still lives in Houston with her husband; and with the kids now grown she divides her time between painting, writing and teaching workshops. Hilary also likes to work in the garden while her three cats play, surf the internet for art sites and listen to the BBC world service radio!
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Watercolour painting has always been Matthew Palmers' passion. Matthew has been painting seriously for 20 years.. he loves painting landscapes, still life and animals in fact any subject that takes his fancy. Matthew says, "you cant beat sitting there and painting from life". He lives in the small mining village of Langwith (Derbyshire), where he was brought up and over the years has painted all the local collieries. He has been teaching watercolours for 10 years and currently teachs over 150 people per week at his six watercolour classes whichhave been established since 1999. Over the years Matthew has held many personal exhibitions, along with participating in several art shows. His key areas of expertise are working with students, art groups giving talks and demonstrations and working with children in the local area at historic places such as Creswell Crags. He has had a number of series on UK TV.
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Ross Paterson has been painting since the age of 16. He worked as an art teacher before becoming a full time painter in 1994. He has won numerous painting prizes, is a member of the Twenty Melbourne Painters group, is a much sought after tutor and has exhibited widely all over the world.
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Fiona Peart is a professional artist who demonstrates at Art Shows and exhibitions throughout the country and has appeared on SKY TV. Fiona has written two books on watercolour.
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Herman Pekel was obsessed by art from an early age. He studied Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and held his first one-man exhibition at the age of 17. He has won numerous awards and his work is found in many private, municipal and corporate collections throughout Australia and overseas.
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Aubrey Phillips is a member of the Pastel Society and the Royal West of England Academy and was a Gold Medallist at the Paris Salon. He is a regular exhibitor in London and the provinces and runs his own art courses.
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The path to the beach was well worn in l971 when Byron Pickering made his home on the
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Richard studied at the Canterbury College of Art and the University of London. He was elected to the NEAC in 1974 and became of member of the RWS in 1997. A winner of several awards and a frequent contributor to art magazines, he exhibits widely and his paintings hang in many private and public collections.
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He has been painting landscapes since he was 11. For many years he painted exclusively in watercolour concentrating on East Anglia landscapes and particularly marine scenes. He now paints with equal facility in both watercolour and oil and has greatly extended his range of subject matter. Although he has remained a figurative artist, his oils exploit the full potential of the texture of the paint and his aim remains to get a painterly image, which captures the essence of the subject. Andrew is well known for his loose, fresh approach to watercolour and the simplicity of his style has made him much in demand as a tutor in this medium. He has had 15 one-man exhibitions since 1980 and contributed to numerous mixed shows. He is a frequent art club demonstrator and workshop/painting holiday tutor. Andrew's pictures are in many private collections in Britain as well as Canada, Holland, North America, New Zealand, Slovakia and Australia.
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Ron Ranson known for his "fast and loose" style of painting and his infectious enthusiasm, exhibits widely. He enjoys a worldwide reputation as a tutor, and is a best selling author of a large number of books.
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An exceptional artist, John Raynes trained at the
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Charles Reid is an artist, teacher and author known around the world. He has authored eleven books on painting which are directed toward students at all levels. His use of beautiful clean color and his capture of light creates a look of freshness and spontaneity that immediately grabs your senses and brings you into his work. His drawing skills are masterful. He was born in Cambridge, NY and studied at the University of Vermont and the Art Student's League in New York. He is a member of many prestigious organizations including the National Academy where he has won numerous awards. Charles Reid's paintings are in private and corporate collections, and educational institutions throughout the United States and the world. He is represented by the Munson Gallery in Chatham, MA, and the Stremmel Gallery in Reno, NV
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Tricia Reust was born in Sydney, NSW, Australia. She attended the Newcastle Art School for over two years, holds a Basic Art Certificate from the Art Instruction School in Minnesota, USA , and is a graduate with Distinction from the Open College of the Arts, Queensland. Tricia exhibits regularly in regional shows and competitions, since moving to Queensland from Michigan in 1987. She is active in the art community, coordinated the Redcliffe Regional Youth Art Awards with artist and friend John Robinson, 1997-2007, and was the inaugural Chair of the Scarborough Fair Arts Association Inc. Tricia teaches, and presents workshops at various art societies throughout the State of Queensland. Memberships: the Portrait Society of America; Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia (PSA) Inc.; Artists in Redcliffe; Redcliffe Art Society; the Bribie Island Art Group and the Moreton Bay Arts Council.
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Eric Rhoads is a career entrepreneur, with 30 years of launching companies and media brands, creating startups, and building businesses, including over 40 years’ experience in the radio broadcasting field, 25 years in the publishing business, and a decade in the art industry. Rhoads serves as chairman of the board of Streamline Publishing, Inc., a company he founded in 1986. He also serves as a consultant and adviser to companies in media, technology, digital media, and art. Rhoads is also a painter whose artworks appear in two art galleries.
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Cecil Rice is a British artist living and working in the UK. He paints, mainly in watercolours and oils. Cecil exhibits regularly in the UK at galleries in London and the South of England. Exhibitions have included solo shows in Cork Street, London. He also exhibits each year in the Brighton Festival.His paintings and limited-edition prints are widely collected. His subjects include the city of Venice, Mediterranean light and landscape, the sea and shoreline of his home town, Brighton. Cecil's focus as an artist is on portraying light and atmosphere through subtle use of colour whilst underpinning his paintings with well-planned composition, mainly achieved through drawing. He often draws and paints out of doors, on location, because he feels that this discipline supports his studio-based work.. He develops his subjects further in the studio.
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Paul is a professional painter who exhibits widely in the UK, Europe and worldwide. He is the author of several highly successful books, writes for art magazines and runs very popular art courses at his home at Coombe Farm Studios in Devon
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E. John Robinson was born on April 14, 1932 in Grants Pass, Oregon. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California and his Master's degree from San Francisco State College in San Francisco, California. He taught in the public school system for 12 years before becoming a full-time artist. During his art career, he painted over 4,000 seascapes and had 30 one-man shows since he began painting.
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Richard Robinson has been a professional painter since 2001. His claim to fame is only that he makes a living as an artist and is doing pretty well - something which is not so easy to do and takes a lot of work, but it's work that he loves doing. Richard has been teaching painting nearly as long as he's been learning, and enjoys helping other's along the path as much as he enjoys learning from other artists.
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Born in Kyogle, New South Wales in 1954, Richard Rogers is known for iconic Australian imagery and the vibrancy of his painting style. His art education has been largely informal. During the 1980's he learnt the technique of batik from South Australian artist Jeremy Keyte, which led to his first solo exhibition, held at the Underground Gallery in Coober Pedy in 1985. Dissatisfied with the colour fastness of the dyes he used, he switched to painting with more traditional mediums, watercolour, acrylics.and oils. He now paints primarily with acrylics. Meeting and spending time with an aboriginal artist, John Evans, inspired a desire to create an art style that is identifiably Australian, one that combines the rhythm, patterns and colour of indigenous art with Europeon art techniques. Richard's last exhibition sold completely and his work has been featured in the Artists Palette and Australian Artist magazines. His paintings are found in collections throughout Australia and overseas.
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Brian Ryder moved to Wells in
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Michael Sanders is an entertaining and very popular artist and teacher. Michael studied graphics at college in
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In his early childhood in Cuba, Cesar, always interested in creative arts, built mud sculptures in the rain and used his imagination to invent toys. At the age of 12, after immigrating with his family to Miami, he dreamed of a future as an artist. Even while participating in the sport of boxing and attending a magnet high school for architecture, his first love was always fine art. After attending art school and learning a contemporary view of post-impressionistic principles, Cesar wanted to understand the scientific aspects of painting, so he set off to the Angel Academy in Florence to learn more. He took that knowledge and, combining it with what he had learned earlier, developed his own unique personal style that reflects both modernism and traditionalism.
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After leaving school and completing a foundation course in Art and Design, Fraser set about creating a series of paintings based upon the Lincolnshire countryside as he viewed it, literally from his own doorstep. This series of 25 works formed the basis of Frasers first solo exhibition 'Lincolnshire' in the summer of 2007 and helped to generate a new interest in Landscape art within the county. Since this exhibition Fraser has continued to paint the Lincolnshire landscape, exploring new areas of interest and new and exiting viewpoints. After moving his studio to Lincoln at the end of 2007, Fraser began looking for a new challenge that would connect him with the history and culture of the city itself and at the start of 2008 Fraser was awarded the title of 'Artist in Residence' at Lincoln's famous Cathedral.
As artist in residence Fraser's aim is to get as many people within the county involved with art as possible. 2009 will see two large community art projects, organised by Fraser, taking place in Lincolnshire that aim to do just that. The residency also promises exiting new directions for Fraser's own work, as he interprets an entirely new subject matter. Fraser's landscape work has resulted in him being award the title of SAA 'Artist of the Year' for 2008. Only just starting his career, Fraser Scarfe promises to be an exiting talent to watch out for in the future.
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Nick lives and works in Upper Basildon, Berkshire, together with his wife Ann Schlee who is a writer.
1931Born in Weybridge, Surrey
1947Won both Gold and Silver medals for under 18's given by the Royal Drawing Society
1955Studied part-time at the Art Students League, New York
1956Studied part-time at the Central School, Morely College, Putney Art School and The Slade.
1989Exhibited at various ILEA exhibitions, The Spirit of London and the Royal Academy
Nick Schlee has had numerous one man exhibitions and his pictures are in many public collections
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Siriol grew up in Hampshire and studied textile design at Winchester School of Art , obtaining her degree in 1977.After graduation she worked in the textile industry and as a freelance designer producing many floral furnishing designs for the world market.In 1986 she began to exhibit her watercolour flower paintings and has exhibited continuously since then. She was elected to membership of The Society of Botanical Artists in 1988 and regularly shows at their Westminster Gallery exhibitions.Her work has been shown in The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour ( RI ) Exhibition and in solo shows at The Sir Harold Hillier Gardens Arboretum and The Kew Gardens Gallery.She is President of The Society of Floral Painters. Siriol has been awarded three Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medals and two Silver Gilts and is a member of the Picture Committee which judges botanical art at the RHS shows.She has been commissioned to paint rare plants for Curtis's Botanical Magazine and The New Plantsman as well as for several eminent botanists.Her book 'Exploring Flowers in Watercolour - Techniques and Images' , published by Batsford was voted 'Best Art Instruction Book of the Year' in 1988. Although she is well known for her botanical work , Siriol considers herself to be 'a watercolour artist who paints flowers' She rarely uses a pencil and likes to paint with fairly large brushes loaded with wet washes to capture the freshness and translucency of the living plant.
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Billy is a botanical artist and illustrator. She has exhibited her work across Britian and is in constant demand for private commissions. With her eye for detail and creative compositions, her pictures are both beautiful and botanically accurate. Billy's illustrative cartoons are also growing in demand for logos, magazines, cards and for individual commissions. She has taught both in the UK and Australia. Billy has had numerous shows, awards and has several books published.
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Reg Siger is a self-taught artist who, for the last 30 years has specialised in depicting old cottages, farmhouses, village and town scenes. Reg's work concentrates on the historical aspect of the subjects, reflecting his fascination for old architecture. His paintings rarely feature cars, traffic signs or any other modern paraphernalia, giving the scenes a flavour of times gone by. He exhibits mostly in East Anglia, UK, in churches, church halls and village hall art shows, plus a few selected craft fairs. His working technique is unorthodox (so they say!) and consists of a strong drawing executed with a brush and black waterproof ink, which is then filled with acrylic paints. Reg seems to be one of the very few artists painting rainy scenes. Some of these are almost colourless as he uses only three shades mixed to produce interesting greyish tones, giving these paintings a lot of atmosphere. He does take commissions if the subject is compatible with his style of work.
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Jackie Simmonds is an award-
Karen Simmons who sadly died in the autumn of 1996, was trained at the
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Australian Artist Charles Sluga has been a professional artist for 25 years and won many awards including the prestigious AME Bale award. He spends his time painting, teaching workshops, running overseas tours and exhibiting. His work has appeared in numerous books and magazines.
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Ray Campbell Smith
Ray Campbell Smith FRSA, FBSP, BWS is a well known and prolific professional artist and teacher. He has had more than forty one-man shows both in Britain and overseas, and his work is represented in collections world wide. Regularly contributing to leading art magazines, Ray was recently appointed Editorial Consultant to Leisure Painter.He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Founding Fellow of the re-formed British Society of Painters, and an Associate of the British Watercolour Society. Ray is on the advisory panel of The Society of Amateur Artists, and the selection panel of the Autumn Art Show. Has been voted Painter of the Year by the Society for all Artists.
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Hazel was born in Woking and grew up in
always loved the written word and
began writing articles and books about painting in the
1990’s. Analyzing visual
practice became an interesting challenge. She has now written 10 books,
on watercolour, almost all published by HarperCollins. She currently
bi-monthly article for ‘Kunst for Alle’, one of
1996, with a desire to communicate her
passion to a wider audience, Hazel took up the offer of her own
series ‘Splash of Colour’ with Anglia TV. This
propelled her into the public
eye and later brought her the role as an Art Expert on Channnel
popular painting programme ‘Watercolour Challenge’.
Her natural enthusiasm and
engaging personality won the hearts of millions of viewers and her
talents as a
communicator made her much in demand for lectures, workshops, painting
and demonstrations, taking her from the QE2 to the
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Graemes work hangs in galleries and many private collections throughout the world. His work has appeared in various publications and he has also lectured to many groups on art and wildlife. Graeme's work has been bought by a number of celebrities and well known people through out the world. In 2003, Graeme completed two shows in the U.S, both of them designed to help other people in our society. One was in New York, where the Vice President, Dick Chaney, and Senator Hillary Clinton phoned to congratulate the artists. The show was called the 'Ripple Effect Project', and Graeme and two other artists worked for almost two years to produce a series of paintings that were sold to generate funds for various charities. Money was raised for Aids research, MS research and children's cancer research. This year the rest of the work will be sold to once again help children in Australia. The Highlight of the show was the acquisition of three paintings by President Bill Clinton. Graeme has donated much of his work to assist wildlife and charities over the years. Graeme is currently working with 'The Celebrity Shopping Network' in Los Angeles. He is on the show about three times a year and sells his work to a potential audience of 70 million viewers.
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Since graduating from university, Haidee-Jo has won many awards. She is an associate member of the ROI and exhibits widely, including with the RSMA, ROI and the NEAC. She writes regularly for the Artist magazine and a book VIBRANT OILS will be published in 2017 by Search Press.
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"The physical art of drawing is no more difficult than writing" is what Ronald Swanwick believes in. A confident teacher in many mediums, Ronald trained at Portland House School of Art and Burslem College, winning a number of awards and prizes along the way.
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Bryan Mark Taylor
A world traveler and an accomplished landscape and cityscape painter, Bryan Mark Taylor is currently working out of his San Francisco Bay Area studio. Bryan has won numerous top awards at the nation’s most prestigious plein air invitationals and his work has been shown in museums across the USA. He has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur, Plein Air, Southwest Art, American Art Collector and American Artist Workshop magazines. Bryan has had many successful one man shows and has been featured in numerous group shows including the Coors Western Art and California Art Club’s Gold Medal show. Bryan is represented by galleries in California, Colorado and Utah and his work is found in private, corporate and museum collections around the world. Bryan is a sought after teacher and lecturer has taught courses around the USA including the Academy of Art University, Pixar and the Scottsdale Artists School. Bryan has also been a featured speaker at the 2012 and 2013 Plein Air Convention. Bryan has also developed a premier outdoor painting system called the STRADA Easel which is used by plein air artists around the world. Bryan has traveled extensively carefully observing and capturing nature’s everyday miracles. Bryan was born in Portland, Oregon. He received his BA from Brigham Young University in 2001 and his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2005. He lives with his wife and three children in Lafayette, California.
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David Taylor exhibits widely and is the winner of many prestigious awards. He is also a highly accomplished tutor, teaching and conducting workshops in
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Tricia saya 'The beauty and serenity of creation is what draws me to paint. I love to capture the feel of the moment whether that is the warmth of the light, the velvet feel of a petal or the fold of a cloth. As a seascape artist I enjoy capturing the movement of the waves and the play of light on the sand. There is something quite spiritual and musical in the ocean. It is the light, the rhythm and the emotion that entices me to paint no matter what the subject. I am a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia since 2010. The way the pastel becomes your brush and the paper your pallet is immediate and exciting to paint with. The subtle colour effects you can gain by glazing one colour over another gives a great depth to the artwork. I have won awards in the areas of flower, still life, portraits, landscapes and seascapes. However seascapes are my passion. My artwork can be seen at Seaview Gallery Moffat Beach Queensland 7 days a week. Being on duty at the gallery twice a month feel free to drop in and have a chat!'
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Winner of the First Place Prize from the American Society of Portraits in 1996, Joy Thomas is a premier portrait painter of international recognition. Her still life, landscape and portrait paintings have garnered awards in many juried shows including the historic Salmagundi Club and the National Arts Club of New York City. In 2001 Joy Thomas was commissioned to paint the official portrait of the Secretary of the Navy for the Pentagon and is currently painting the official portrait of the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard to be unveiled in 2006. The art and career of Joy Thomas has been featured in numerous periodicals including The Artist’s Magazine, American Artist, International Artist and in the book, The Best of Portrait Painting. A popular workshop instructor, she has been a featured guest artist for many art organizations and academies.
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Meriel specalises in botanical illustration using watercolour and has been inspired by working at the Lost Gardens of Heligan and later at the Eden Project, where she was a pivotal member of the Friends team. Meriel holds an RHS Silver Lindley medal for her exhibit of Fungi Found at the Eden Project, and a Bronze medal for watercolours of potatoes. The eight potato paintings have recently been hanging in the offices of a local company that packs potatoes for Tesco!
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Nancy Tichborne is a New Zealand watercolour artist with an international following. She received a scholarship to train at the St Martin's School of Art in London and has lived and worked in Great Britain and Hong Kong. Back in New Zealand she spent several happy years working as a landscape designer. Currently Nancy lives on a 4 hectare (11 acre) rural property on Banks Peninsula in the South Island of New Zealand, where she and her husband Bryan have a large garden. Over 500 people have attended the watercolour workshops she ran for some years. In addition she has illustrated four stamp issues - commissioned by the postal authorities of Bhutan, Pitcairn Islands and her native New Zealand.
Nancy's style of watercolours is quite
unique... Her uncompromising technical ability and the way she captures
the effects of light on her subjects, has made her one of the world's
leading watercolorists. Her work has universal appeal and has found
favour in many countries.
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During the mid sixties, John trained at Sir John Cass School of Art,
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Shirley Trevena can truly be described as a watercolour master. Shirley is not only one of the leading British watercolour artists of her generation but she is also a gifted communicator with several books to her credit. Her DVD takes the form of a workshop where Shirley explores some of her completed paintings as well as teaching the techniques used to achieve them. This is a rare opportunity to learn from one of the modern watercolour greats.
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Though now a resident of Sweden Elizabeth Tyler was born in England and educated at art college there. She has been a professional artist for four decades and exhibits her artworks regularly at galleries and art museums in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
She is the author of “Akvarelbogen” (The watercolour book) published by Gydendals publishing house in Copenhagen, 2005. She has received many awards and prizes for her work and is represented in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA.
Elizabeth Tyler often finds her subject matter in a small area of a stony beach and the borderline between the sea and the shore is a symbolic and important source of inspiration for her. As well as a professional Artist, Elizabeth is also a solo sailor - see and hear about her art and interesting life on this Swedish radio interview (2014 with English subtitles): http://youtu.be/Cxpi0QDVdjI also, after the death of her husband in 2013, Elizabeth gave this short inspirational talk about life and art: http://youtu.be/WIHJEEJSIz8
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Robert Wade lives in
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Mitch Waite has been a professional painter for over 20 years and has extensive experience in teaching art. As well as being the principal tutor in his art school he is a popular and successful art group demonstrator.
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Awarded artist Mark Waller has had numerous solo exhibitions around Australia and in New York. Mark has appeared in International Artist Magazine and the Australian Financial Review. Mark lives and paints on the North coast of NSW.
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John Ward CBE RA
John Ward CBE R.A. was born in 1917 and studied at the Royal College of Art. His reputation has led to many prestigious commissions including several from the Royal Family. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1956 and appointed CBE in 1985. He very sadly died in June 2007.
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Barry Watkin has exhibited with most of the major London Societies including the ROI, RBA and the Pastel Society as well as several one man exhibitions. He runs very popular and successful painting courses from his studio in Somerset.
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Patricia Watwood is an amazingly talented artist whose work has been exhibited in galleries and collections all over the world — from New York and San Francisco to Paris and Shanghai. Patricia earned her MFA with honors at the New York Academy of Art and has studied with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and Ted Seth Jacobs at the Ecole Albert Defois in France.
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Pat Weaver is a Signature Life Member and Past President of the Florida Watercolor Society and Signature Member of Georgia Watercolor Society. Pat is a National Watercolor Instructor and also teaches workshops in France, Italy, England and the Virgin Islands. She has a direct and spontaneous approach to painting with transparent watercolour. Her workshops are very popular and the students are always eager to have her return for a repeat class. Her simple and inspirational method to painting is a breath of fresh air.
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Jenny is a member of the NEAC and the RWS and has held numerous one person exhibitions. She has work in public collections, runs highly successful painting trips and workshops and was the painting expert on Channel Four’s ‘Watercolour Challenge’.
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Janet Whittle is a professional artist and qualified teacher who specializes in flowers and landscapes in watercolour and pastel. She exhibits regularly at the Westminster Galleries in
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Peter Wileman PROI, FRSA, is President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and is one of the most exciting landscape painters in Britain today.
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James Willis is a popular teacher and demonstrator and is a regular contributor to The Artist
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Jake Winkle studied at Bournemouth College of Art and Design and at Brighton Polytechnic. After a spell in industry, he became a full time professional artist in 1993. Jake exhibits widely in the south of England and in 2004 he was a finalist in the Daily Mail's 'Not The Turner Prize' competition and successfully exhibited in The Mall Galleries in London. In 2007 Jake's work was selected for the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition and since early 2008 he has been contributing articles about his painting style for The Artist magazine.
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Maxwell Wilks lives near
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With the Peak District on his doorstep, Peter is never far away from inspiration for his landscape sketches and watercolour paintings. Painting mainly in Yorkshire, his loose, traditional and pure watercolour style is perfect for capturing the beauty of the English countryside. Always a sketcher at school, Peter was influenced greatly by his art teacher, Wilfred Ball. Now he claims walking as the excuse for his painting - it gets him out into the landscape, and the landscape keeps him inspired and interested. Peter exhibits regularly, mainly in Yorkshire in Hawes. He also runs weekend workshops in the summer when he takes groups sketching in the countryside and then teaches them to paint in watercolour from life and their own sketches.
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Susie Wynne has painted many well-known pets – including those of Michael Bond (author of Paddington Bear). She has also written articles for Leisure Painter and Artists & Illustrators magazine, and features regularly in the Weekend Daily Mail. Draw and Paint your Pet has also been serialized in the Weekend magazine. Susie Wynne will help you develop your skills in drawing animals and give you the confidence to try different techniques.
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John Yardley R.I. is a member of the Royal Institute of Painters and Watercolour and has exhibited widely throughout the world. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions, won several prizes, is the author of a very successful book and his paintings are in collections throughout the world.
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Liu Yi Jiang Nan was born in Shanghai. He is an associate professor and Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design in Shanghai Institute of Technology, and member of the Chinese Artists Association teacher. At this moment, is considered one of the best watercolor painters of the world. He has received many awards painting landscapes, but for some years, is painting with great success portraits and figures in watercolor
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Lian Quan Zhen
Lian Zhen was born in Canton, China, and started sketching and painting when he was 10 years old. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Masters degree in Architecture from MIT in 1996. His art teaching experience includes eight years at the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught watercolor outdoor sketching. He also teaches watercolor and Chinese painting workshops internationally.
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