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Alexandra takes her inspiration from countryside walks. She enjoys capturing the light, shadow and colour of her favourite scenery as hand printed reduction linocuts. Her work is popular on the Artfinder and Print Solo websites, where she has sold nearly 300 works internationally in just over two years.
Alexandra has been a full-time professional printmaker since 2012, creating a studio at her home in Bicester to enable her to develop her skills to the highest standards and teach her regular private lino printing workshops to novices and professionals alike.
Alexandra is committed to promoting printmaking in all its forms, but especially keen to demonstrate that lino cutting, although perfect as a simple beginner’s medium, can also be complex and technically challenging.
Alison Vincent is a UK based glass artist focusing on hot glass – both hand blown and sculpted. She has trained through individual tuition and hiring studios across the UK and by attending masterclasses with some of the UK’s best glass artists.
She came to glass from a prior 30+ year background in design and development and established a consumer goods packaging development consultancy which she ran for 18 years.
She favours substantial, statement art pieces.
Her inspiration comes from her love of nature, especially water and ice - coastlines, waves, oceans and ice bergs and mountains. In particular oceans and polar wilderness locations and the amazing life, sheer raw beauty and treasures they contain.
I am an artist who portrays the personality of places in watercolour and screen print.
I believe that art makes people feel better - by looking at it, by making it and by learning the stories behind it.
I've been making and teaching art for over 40 years and its brought me so much pleasure and made my life richer than I could ever have imagined. I live in Masham in the Yorkshire Dales with my artist wife Josie Beszant. The front of our home is the Masham Gallery (run by Josie since 1994 and the main outlet for my work). We share another part of our home with Happy House Masham. This is a space online and in real life where we examine and practice what makes humans happy.
Kathryn Acton is a printmaker specializing in screenprints and reduction linoprints. She takes inspiration from nature, British landscapes and places she has visited in Western USA, China, Greece and elsewhere and likes to abstract shapes and colours to create her distinctive prints.
Kathryn taught for many years and during her teaching career discovered with her students the joys and unexpected and surprising results of the printing process.
Together with her husband Paul, Kathryn runs Claydon Gallery at Claydon Estate, Middle Claydon.
Maria's early creative training and work was in graphic design, this was a time when the industry was changing from drawing boards to computers. As her work became more computer based she realised she missed using her hands and making things, that realisation led her to ceramics and eventually an MA in ceramic design at Bath Spa University. Since graduating she has exhibited nationally and internationally and now works from her studio in Bath.
She is quite experimental in her process and likes to explore different ways of making, constantly seeking new and better ways to achieve her ideas. She mainly hand builds and at the moment she makes cylinders, a geometric form, which she then cuts, slices, re-joins and shapes to create forms which are more organic. It is the process of working in this way and seeing the form emerge that holds her attention - it is important to her that this is a slow process giving her the opportunity to assess and make changes to shape and line as the piece develops. She use colour to divide and segment the surfaces - once bisque fired the pieces are masked and sprayed with vitreous slips, each colour having a separate firing.
After a career as a landscape architect and urban designer, including nine years as a member of the South-East Regional Design Panel, Paul discovered stone carving and has been committed to it ever since.
Paul carves mainly abstract, semi-abstract and occasionally figurative pieces in a range of stone types including limestone, sandstone, marble, soapstone and alabaster. He enjoys the act of carving, the ring of the stone, the feel and even the distinctive smell of different types of stone. It is a totally engrossing activity.
He loves stone and is endlessly fascinated by the challenge of carving it and revealing the hidden qualities of this hard old material that was created millions of years ago and will long outlast us.
Peter has exhibited in galleries throughout England including the Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Academy. Originally from Dorset he studied painting at Bournemouth College of Art. In 1962, following the award of a Travelling Scholarship, he went to live and paint in southern Sweden. In 2006 he ended forty year career in art education and returned to painting full-time.
Much of Peter Austin's work has been about places he knows well: the coasts of Dorset and Cornwall, Southern Sweden and also the Caribbean, but more recent work has been made in response to a wider range of subject matter, often prompted by memories of times, places and experiences.
About the work seen here he says:
"In early 2020 I had come to the end of a series of paintings and had begun the process of selecting and preparing for two exhibitions - which were subsequently cancelled!
This provided an opportunity for a lengthy period of reflection at the end of which I decided that I had come full circle and that if I was to avoid repeating the same images - as so many painters seem to do - I needed to think about a new direction. But I also felt it was important to retain some sense of continuity.
I have never been one of those painters who begins a work by drawing out a composition and then colouring it in. Neither do I keep a sketchbook by the side of my easel with a drawing to copy.
The paintings that I think of as the "Atacama" series happened simply because I saw that I had some colours that I had never used before. I though it would be interesting to see what happened if I did. I didn't begin by deciding that I would make some paintings about being in the Atacama desert in Chile.
The two "winter" paintings are a common theme. I have always enjoyed the melancholy of a bleak, desolate place. I enjoy the feeling of being quite alone in an empty landscape, of looking at a horizon and wondering what might be beyond. "
‘Watercolour painting is a perfect medium for capturing the energy and the drama of the landscape, I love its vibrancy and fluidity. Whilst it is extremely challenging, it is completely addictive as no other medium offers the same degree of spontaneity. Most of my work is inspired by memories, music and the elements of the landscape.'
Although Rod has painted since childhood, he switched to being a full time artist in 2010 after a long career in design. He now divides his time between Bath and Woodstock motivated by the contrast between city life and the Oxfordshire countryside. He has work in collections in UK, Germany and New York and exhibits regularly.