Scroll down to see: Jessamy Keily, Julia Manning, Clare Shepherd, Leo Davey, Pine Feroda, Merlyn Chesterman, Ian Phillips, Judith Westcott and Alan Halliday
If you wish to enquire about a commission or make a purchase please contact Celia at: email@example.com or telephone on : 07770325035 or 01932565841
Prices for commissions start at £350.-
Having studied fine art in Florence in the early 70s and afterwards at the Byam Shaw Celia then spent a few years following her other passion, food and cooking.
She then settled in Florence and started painting murals and trompe l’oeil which she has continued to do to this day with commissions all around the world including the Grand Hotel in Florence.
Celia is now concentrating on her canine and equine portraiture, taking commissions, the quality and character of which you will see below.
With access to good photographs she is capable of capturing a wonderful likeness of your ‘best friend’.
Having grown up in the depths of the Gloucestershire countryside, surrounded by dogs and horses which she loved, it is as if she has returned to what she knows best.
JESSAMY KEILY http://www.jessamykeily.com
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Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Jessamykeily/
Istagram : https://www.instagram.com/jessamykeilyart/
NEW TODAY – GRASSHOPPER LIFE
Four samples of Jessamys’ beach drawings below, all available as prints. Commissions taken.
JULIA MANNING R.E., S.W.L.A. http://www.juliamanning.co.uk
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Instagram – juliamanningartist
Julia Manning is a Somerset based artist-printmaker.
Julia’s Inspiration comes from drawing in the wild. The geology of islands. The colours and essence of different places. Rock formations on which birds nest. Rocky outcrops over which sea birds glide.
Looking and drawing the insect world found in my garden, just loving discovering and drawing the night world, lured into my moth trap
A colourful celebration of the natural world.
Full member of The Society of Wildlife Artists. Participated in the Wallasea RSPB residency 2015 Wadden Sea Denmark project 2019
Full Member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (Bankside Gallery 48 Hopton ST, London SE1 9JH)
A member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen (Bovet Tracey) and Somerset Printmakers
Was one of the 4 printmaker members of PINE FERODA 2015-2019
PRINTS IN THE COLLECTIONS OF of The British Embassy in Paris, Paintings in Hospitals, The Aberystwyth Print Archives, The British Museum and the House of Lords.
AWARDS – The Aberystwyth University Print Archives Award (2007) Originals Mall Galleries London
The Fenton Arts Trust Award (2008) Originals Mall Galleries London
The RE Award (2008) Originals Mall Galleries London John Purcel Paper Award (RE Annual Exhibition 2008) The Paintings In Hospitals Purchase Prize Award
Printmaker’s Printmaker Of The Year Printfest Ulverston Cumbria (2009)
Langford Press Printmaking Award The Society of Wildlife Artists 2016
Mascot Media Nature in Print Award The Society of Wildlife Artists 2018
AceArts Nature in Art 2018 The Peoples Choice Award
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2019 Twinletts’ Razor bills and Gillimots nesting on the cliffs of Skokholm.
Wells Contempoary International 2019 Wales Contempoary 2019
CLARE SHEPHERD http://www.clareshepherd.com
Clare lives and works on the Cranborne Chase in Dorset. She was born in Taunton and spent many weekends as a child trudging across Exmoor. She contends that we lay our internal images down in our early lives and that these images often represent perfection in terms of shape, colour, texture and emotional resonance. For Clare it was Exmoor and she was aware of it from very young.
Clare attended the Saturday Art School in Taunton as a six-year-old and for many years until she left school at 16 and went full time to the Somerset College of Arts and Technology. From there Clare went on to study for four years at The Slade School of Fine Art where she was winner of The Slade Prize on graduation.
Clare takes every opportunity to travel. She feels she knows a country only once she’s been able to experience its landscapes. To experience foreign landscapes is, for Clare, to measure them against the landscapes of Exmoor – not to find them better or worse but to understand the curves and textures and to compare them with Exmoor in the pictorial sense. She still travels and will have a collection of sketch books, watercolours and drawing things with her wherever she is.
Clare has exhibited widely and won many prizes since her graduation many years ago. She has work in many collections in many countries. She teaches in Dorset where she runs workshops and a summer school.
Clare comes to Exmoor, usually twice a year, to walk, draw and paint. She makes many sketches and brings them back to her studio where she banks them with her sketch books. It is from this bank of sketches that Clare will choose a drawing to build up into a painting. Every drawing has both the marks made in the process of drawing but is deeply imbued with the memory of that time and place – all this goes into the painting.
Clare works in a variety of media but particularly likes the negotiable and visceral quality of oil paint and will often add spray paint, enamel paint and other kinds of paint to the work. She paints also with watercolours which she loves for its ability to have the artist ‘see’ the world analytically but accept the accidental which occurs when working with the watercolour. For Clare, it boils down to ‘you cannot paint a light place, you can only reveal it’ and therefore one must be conscious of the shapes and positions of the light places, whatever and wherever they are, in order to know where not to put the paint.
If you are interested in purchasing any of her paintings then please contact Clare directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEO DAVEY http://www.leodavey.com
Leo studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art. He now lives and works in his hometown of Minehead on the edge of Exmoor where he has his studio/gallery.
As well as the West Country landscape, Leo paints all manner of subjects including birds, cityscapes, portraits and bridges.
In recent years Leo has won the “Evolver Prize”, he has regularly shown at the RWA both in the Drawn show and annual open, had paintings in “The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour”, “The Royal Watercolour Society” and was short listed in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2012, 13 ,14 & 17 at London’s Mall Galleries and went on to win 1st prize in 2019 and the competition’s Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize in 2015.
You can see more of Leo’s work at his website above, or visit him in his Minehead studio/gallery. All the sizes below are for the actual paintings, but the prices include a fine oak frame.
If you are interested in making a purchase please contact Leo.
instagram : leodaveystudiogallery email: email@example.com tel: 07816151433
PINE FERODA https://www.pineferoda.co.uk
A collaboration of three professional printmakers MERLYN CHESTERMAN, IAN PHILLIPS and JUDITH WESTCOTT all of who’s work, much of it recent, you will see below. All the works are for sale, mostly unframed for ease of posting during these difficult times. Please contact the individual artist if you would like to make a purchase. Ring Merlyn Chesterman if you are interested in Pine Feroda’s ‘Catching the Light’ below on: 07771610982
Pine Feroda is a well established group of relief printmakers who specialise in large-scale land and seascapes. Catching the Light (below) is their latest woodcut, which has been editioned since their very successful show at Lanacre Barn last autumn.
“We work together from the first drawings through the cutting of blocks and printing the edition, sharing all decisions.”
Martin Kemp made this short film about this particular print which gives a good flavour of the collaborative approach.
MERLYN CHESTERMAN https://www.merlynchesterman.com
Merlyn Chesterman is a woodblock printmaker. She trained in Fine Art at Bath Academy of Art. She has a Dip Ed and has taught at West Dean College since 2005. Merlyn has a studio in North Devon, and her woodcuts are exhibited worldwide.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, and in 2014 set up Pine Feroda, a group of 3 printmakers who work collaboratively to produce large-scale woodcuts. Merlyn has recently completed residencies in Hangzhou China, Hong Kong and Sweden, and is co-author of the book ‘Making Woodblock Prints’, published by Crowood Press.
IAN PHILLIPS https://www.reliefprint.co.uk/index.html
Ian has a BA (Hons) in illustration and worked for a wide variety of illustration clients before moving to Wales in 2001 to work on landscape printmaking.
Since then Ian has been creating large-scale landscape and seascape linocuts. Utilising all the inspiring mark making, patterns and techniques he has absorbed over the years from a wide variety of sources. Including a residency, with artists from the Torres Strait Islands, at Djumbunji Print workshop in Cairns, studying with Professor Wang Chou in Hangzhou, China and working with the Pine Feroda collaboration.
Ian now specialises in prints based on drawings done during long distance walks and exploring areas of iconic interest and lonely beauty.
JUDITH WESTCOTT https://judithwestcott.co.uk
Judith lives in north Devon, close to the sea and the moor. Ancient woodland, the ups and downs of Exmoor, the broad beaches, rocky coves and towering cliffs of the coastline all become her subject matter.
“At art college I was lucky enough to catch the final years of traditional print rooms. Learning to work with presses, inks, paper and processes reaching back centuries. Feeling part of this tradition and playing my part in keeping it alive is important.”
Complementing Judiths’ own work is her creative partnership with Pine Feroda, a small group of print- makers. “Working in this unique band for the last six years has enriched and broadened what I do, as well as being good fun”