Affordable Art Exhibition
12Artists — 100+ pieces of work
In 1994 Anna Pinkster was awarded a first class BA degree in Fine Art by the West Surrey College of Art and Design. Since then she has exhibited largely in London, Bath and Somerset. In 2018 she was awarded the Prince of Wales portrait drawing prize at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition and was elected a member of the Bath Society of Artists. So far this year (2020) she has been selected for the SWA (Society of Women Artists) annual exhibition, the NEAC annual exhibition, and the Pastel Society exhibition where she received the Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award.
“My work reflects my obsession with drawing and painting the human figure and my fascination with observing and describing people in their environment.
I am most inspired by working from life where subjects are captured in a moment of expressive movement and shape and form are captured in a fluid simplicity of line.
Frances Watts is a British artist inspired by the shifting colours and shapes of the landscape. Often working en plein air, Frances paints quickly, invariably using a palette knife or a large brush to respond to her surroundings with vibrancy and texture. Frances holds a BA in Fine Art from Byam Shaw School of art and has spent several years working as an illustrator.
Henrietta Charteris is a Scottish-born, contemporary figurative painter. She was born in 1979 in Aberdeen, grew up in the Highlands of Scotland, and has lived in California, Switzerland, France, Singapore, and The West of England. She has since returned to Scotland, where she paints out of her log cabin. Her imaginative paintings are born from memories of the people and places from her past and present, such as Californian camping trips as a child.
Daisy Carver is a Scottish painter & sculptor. She graduated with BA Hons from Grays School of Art in 2003.
Daisy describes herself as a self- motivated artist, activator & philospher.
There is a home-made, hands-on, interpersonal experience in the creation and completion of each piece that carries the human helical information internally and inter-relates with our environment.
“My practice explores a self-generated mythic language. It is the beginning of an old conversation. Facilitating our senses with an unconditional remembrance of our human journey.”
Camilla’s talents as a painter and sculptor are in her blood: her grandmother, Tonie Brignall, trained under John Skeaping and exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, while her father trained as an illustrator and cartoonist.
After attending Bournemouth Art College, Camilla spent two years in Florence, where she studied at the Charles Cecil School. Here she learned and mastered the atelier technique of sight-size, as employed by the likes of Reynolds and Sargent. She returned to England and the Cotswolds, where she started out as apprentice to the legendary Philip Blacker. Amongst other projects during this time she helped sculpt the life size bronze of Best Mate which can be seen at Cheltenham race course.
Camilla then moved to London, living on a cargo boat and working from her studios in the Gasworks in Parsons Green. During this time her work was exhibited on several occasions, included at a solo show in Cork Street.
She divides her time between Dorset,Gloucestershire and London. Camilla is available for commissions, be they portraits, horses or pets, rendered in charcoal, oil or clay.
Catherine Cazalet is London born and raised. Encouraged by her artist mother, she cultivated an early interest in art, inspired also by forays into more rural territories in the UK and Europe.
Prior to undertaking a degree in Fine Art at Newcastle University, Cazalet completed a Foundation Course at Byam Shaw (now a part of St. Martins, UAL) and took a year to study at the prestigious Studio School in New York. Here, the focus was on the figure, but was entirely free from technical restraints.
Her rich and varied studies led her to an apprenticeship at the Sterling Studios, London: a specialist decorator’s workshop – where she explored working with materials – from metals to mirrors, glitter to gold leaf.
These experiences combined and an interest in colour, composition and history and origins of design have led Cazalet to develop a unique style. While her classical training underpins Cazalet’s creative investigations, she longs for the abstract – and these dialogues are evident in her often vibrant and geometric output.
Cazalet takes inspiration from Hockney, Picasso, Peter Doig, Henri Rousseau, Basquiat and Matisse.
Nick Carrick uses nature and the representational world as a springboard intoabstraction for his paintings. The subject matter is diverse, ranging from newspaper clippings, old photos, personal memories both poignant and insignificant, and things that capture his attention on a walk or train journey. “Abject beauty to me often lies within the mundane and banal that is so often overlooked in everyday life.”
Eleanor Campbell trained for four years at Glasgow School of Art and achieved a Degree in Fine Art.
During her foundation course she also studied textiles, ceramics, bookbinding and photography, she decided to follow graphic design as a profession upon graduating.
This role eventually led her to London where she became Creative Director within the design field, focussing on branding / packaging design, she ran a large design studio. She became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers.
After 10 years in London she moved to the Cotswolds to set up her design business Campbell Aylin Design, working with large blue chip, mainly food and drink companies and their branding design and development.
She also instigated and helped to run a premium quarterly food and drink market 'The Cotswold Table' in Kingham for several years.
Today, Eleanor now enjoys painting from her studio in the garden. During this time she has painted many dog and animal commissions, she also enjoys painting semi-abstract landscapes and still life.
Jane Brun is a Landscape and Portrait painter.
“As a student I studied in Florence but recently I have just finished a Diploma course with The Norfolk Painting School based in Syderstone, North Norfolk. - we have spent the last year learning the different techniques of oil painting - I love to paint the countryside and have found oil paint to be my perfect medium. I love to create collections on themes - at the moment I am making tracks, a collection of Norfolk paths and tracks where I regularly walk with my dog.”
Fred Ingrams was born in 1964. He studied at Camberwell and later expelled from St. Martins School of Art. For ten years he painted above the Coach & Horses pub in Soho, whilst exhibiting in various central London galleries. He has worked as a graphic designer and art director on many magazines including: Sunday Times, The Field, Tatler, Vogue and House & Garden. In 1998 he moved to Norfolk where he lives with his wife and too many children. He now devides his time painting in the Fens and The Flow Country.
July 1987 Group show – Christopher Hull Gallery, Motcomb St. London
August 1987 Group show – Birch & Conran Gallery, Dean St. London
Sept 1987 Group show – Diorama Gallery, Regents Park, London
January 1988 One man show – The Groucho Club, Dean St. London
June 1988 Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St. London
July 1988 One man show – The Albermarle Gallery, London
August 1989 Group show – Richmond Gallery, Cork St, London
July 1989 Group show – Takeaway Gallery, Portobello Rd, London
July 1991 One man show – Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Windmill St, London
April 1992 One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London
May 1993 One man show – Bruton Street Gallery, London
April 1996 One man show – Park Walk Gallery, London
October 2009 Group show – Hampshire Art Fair
May 2010 Group show – Art in the Park, Norfolk
March 2011 Inspirations 2011 – Group show, Norwich
June 2011 Group show – Group Eight, 18|21 Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk
May 2015 One man show - VANISHING LINES - Art Bermondsey, London
Feb 2016 One man show - FLAT EARTH - Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Dec 2016 One man show - DITCH - Art Bermondsey Project Space, London
April 2017 One man show - NEW PAINTINGS - Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Feb 2018 One man show - NEW PAINTINGS - On Paved Court Gallery, Richmond, London
October 2018 One man show - A YEAR IN THE FENS - Lynne Strover at Stapleford Granary, Cambridge
June 2019 One man show - EDGE OF LANDSCAPE - Nick Holmes Fine Art, Iris Studios, London
Dec 2019 Residency - Snape Maltings, Suffolk
Oct 2020 Group show - Tales from the Colony Rooms - Dellasposa Gallery, London
Lizzie Black is a landscape artist living in Mousehole, Cornwall. Rooted in a tradition of plein air painting her work follows the changing patterns of the day, season and weather scape.
“I strive to capture transitory moments of light, colour, tide and time, and to communicate its beauty and magic on canvas. Painting within the landscape is an utterly absorbing art practice. By working out in the landsacpe my aim is not to copy, but to find a way of communicating experience. This might be the physical activity of movement, sound, wind or light changes. In some respect I seek to unlearn what I know and describe the subject objectively and without prejudice.”
Martha Holmes is a landscape painter. She makes plein air and studio works that respond to the coastal environment of Cornwall, and that are inspired by the abstract and Modern style of many of the St Ives School artists. Fascinated by the shifting identity of both the north and south coastlines, her work is a response to the changing light, structures and colours that surround her as she paints.
A small percentage of the proceedings will be going to 'Tree Sisters'. "TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation. We are growing a global network of women who donate monthly to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care.”
Postage and packaging is clearly marked alongside the work and is dependent on weight.
All works are sold unframed unless stated.
Laura launched Laura Long Contemporary in 2017.
She promotes exciting contemporary artists and showcases new works for display or investment.
Laura brings new & exciting artists to the buyer and introduces collectors &
connoisseurs to their work. She hosts exhibitions at galleries throughout the region. More recently she has
moved to Somerset where she hopes to embrace the wealth of talented artists on her doorstep.