Here’s our next selection of artists who will be exhibiting at Art On The Hill on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March. Enjoy!
Richard Ballantyne and Carol Read
Working closely together Carol and Richard specialise in raku ,when the work is pulled from the kiln at 1000 degrees and then put into combustable material. the work is mainly sculptural but often starts life on the potters wheel,prior to being manipulated into a final piece.Their work can be found in a number of galleries throughout the British isles.
I work part time as an Intensive Care Nurse and initially started painting as hobby, but has developed over the years. I have been selling my work in exhibitions, shops & galleries & undertaking commission work. I specialize mainly in pet & animal portraiture but also enjoy experimenting & doing a variety of subjects. If you would like so see more of my work please see my website www.ruthaslettart.co.uk
Having studied art at school, I started painting again when I joined Bicester Art Club a few years ago. I enjoy painting various subjects, but especially the countryside with its picturesque villages.
I have been a member of Bicester Art Club for 10 years and I get great satisfaction from painting the British countryside and historical villages especially in Oxfordshire.
Trained at the Ruskin school of Art, Carolyn is inspired by light and nature. Her atmospheric land and seascapes aim to convey a unique ‘sense of place’. She lives in Berkhamsted, and is a member of Bucks Art Society.
Robert James Clarke
Imbued with a sense of personality that ‘captures the essence of the dog’, Robert James Clarke’s drawings and paintings have attracted global attention. Clarke is regularly commissioned to portrait celebrities’ canine friends and has held exhibitions in both London and New York.
Born in Luton in 1963, Clarke showed early artistic promise by winning local art competitions and completing ‘O Level’ and ‘A Level’ art before the age of 16. After a foundation course at Barnfield, Clarke was one of the few to be accepted to study at St Martin’s College of Art: “my foundation course was a good one … but not many of us got into London schools.”
He has painted a number of well known dogs including Kate Moss’s Archie, Alan Carr’s Bev and Joyce, Tim Walker’s Stig, Fergie’s (Black Eyed Peas) Meatloaf as well as other dogs for Katie Hiller, Katie Grand, Bruce Oldfield and most recently Cath Kidston’s dog Billie.
Clarke tries “to capture the essence of the dog. […] Each dog has a different personality: I try to capture that in paint. […] Sometimes it all comes together like magic: other times, it’s the smallest detail like adding a dot to the eye that makes the dog spring from the canvas.”
Art was my favourite subject at school, but it wasn’t until I was posted to Lisbon, Portugal that I was inspired to paint by the bright light. My work is colourful and fun and I have exhibited and sold my work both locally and abroad.
I have worked mainly in Greeting Cards, book illustrations and pivate commissions. The Yokel cartoons I started doing back in September 2013, as some one coming from a town, its a gentle take on the joys of village life. The cartoons appear in several Parish/village magazines in the Bucks and Oxfordshire counties.
Pam has enjoyed painting for over 30 years. She has painted landscapes, seascapes, animals, flowers in watercolours, oils and is at present enjoying painting with acrylics. Pam lives in Bicester and is a member of the Bicester Art Club which she helped to form in 1987.
I am a member of The Chilterns Art group and enjoy painting in watercolour, particularly wildlife and landscapes
Emma Davis polkadoggies
For two years now I have been painting and exhibiting my multi-media polkadoggies canvases.I started with Mr scottie
and my little sausage dog and have expanded my collection to 11 breeds of dog, all designed by me and then printed out and carefully pasted on hand painted spotty or heart canvases.I have been designing greetings cards and wrapping paper for Soul and Really good since 1994, this is a new venture for me and I’m actively looking for exhibition spaces and retail outlets for my work which is proving to be a full time occupation! I am happy to take commissions based on colour, I love making my spotty backgrounds really show off my doggies and will overpaint if I feel that a canvas just isn’t working. All my work is on my website at www.polkadoggies.com
Alison Perkins is an accomplished Wildlife Artist.
Though almost entirely self taught,her work has come highly placed in many competitions and has been exhibited extensively,including the Mall Galleries in London where she was a finallist in the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011.
Though much of her work is in Watercolour, Alison now works in coloured pencil as it captures the mood and magic of wild animals.Alison lives in Buckinghamshire on a Narrow Boat with her wildlife photographer fiance.
If you wish to commission a portrait of your pet, or any other animal, please contact Alison on +44 (0) 7910 245 392 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vic paints in watercolour for relaxation and has exhibited around the county; often taking commissions. He regularly attended art classes in Worminghall, which helped develop his style.
Sue Cook is a self-taught artist working in a mixed media mainly of watercolour and ink. She combines brushwork with printing using various materials. She specialises in architecture.
Joy specialises in Watercolours. She produces work for many charities, and tutors many workshops including the National Trust, Art Groups and many organisations. Joy has held numerous solo exhibitions and her work shows many different styles and subjects. Her web site will be available to view shortly.
Completed a BA Hons at Camberwell College of Arts in 1992
I’ve worked as an animator in the computer games industry for the past twenty years although have done some modelling and texture work too for games too.
For so many years I had relied completely on computers to create anything artistic, I decided towards the end of 2011 that it was about time to dust off my paints. Something my Father as a Marine artist had been encouraging me to do for years.
Once I started painting again I suddenly became addicted and spend every spare moment I have glued to an easel.
I’ve been experimenting with varying subjects ranging from botanical to landscapes as I get back in to the swing of painting once again. I use both watercolours and oils.