William Crozier
William Crozier

William Crozier William Crozier (1930-2011) was born in Glasgow to Irish parents and educated at the Glasgow School of Art between 1949 and 1953. On graduating he spent time in Paris and Dublin before settling in London, where he gained a reputation as the 1950s...

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Fiona Robinson
Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson PRWA Fiona Robinson, artist, curator, writer, is currently President of the Royal West of England Academy. She lives in Dorset. Robinson primarily uses graphite, combined with other media, on prepared support. Although her current work is made in direct...

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi CBE RA Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the UK's most significant artists/sculptors of the C20and is widely considered to be one of the pioneers of pop art. Born in Leith, in north Edinburgh, he studied at the Edinburgh College of Art...

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Hannah Palmer
Hannah Palmer

Hanna Palmer Hannah Palmer was born as Hannah Emma Hollow (Annie) in 1881. She was a Bristol artist. She marred Edwin George Palmer (1887-1940). At some point they emigrated to Ben Lomond, New south wales, Australia, where she died in 1956. Little is known about her...

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Lucy Ward
Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward In her artist statement Lucy Ward writes: I’m a printmaker based at Thames-Side Studios in London. I make my work in the print studio there and in my own studio on the same site, and I’m a member of Greenwich Printmakers, an artist-run gallery in Greenwich...

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Robin Frood
Robin Frood

Robin Frood Robin Frood graduated from Camberwell College of Art, London in 2002. In recent years she has been living and working in Venice as a printmaker specialising in Mokuhanga, a form of woodcut practised in Japan, using only water-based pigments, which are...

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Richard Pomeroy
Richard Pomeroy

Richard Pomeroy Richard Pomeroy lives and works in Bruton, Somerset. This print is from a body of work that explores the relationship between man and landscape - concentrating on the Somerset Levels and Glastonbury Tor. That work followed a series of paintings that he...

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Mike Nicholls
Mike Nicholls

Mike Nicholls Mike Nicholls is an artist from Ilminster, Somerset. He concentrates on contemporary mixed media styles, particularly seascapes and landscapes, and describes himself as an expressionist. This small and charming painting is a fine example of his work....

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Hana Lott
Hana Lott

Hana Lott Hana Lott is a Somerset artist. Her main subject is the landscape, the spectacular Exmoor landscape of hills, moorland and coastline, and also the Mediterranean landscape with its vivid colours. To record the structure of the landscape she works in charcoal...

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Christian Brechneff
Christian Brechneff

Christian Brechneff Born in the former Belgian Congo, Christian Peltenburg-Brechneff was educated in Switzerland, England and the USA. In 1975 he received his MA from the Royal College of Art. He travels widely and exhibits in Europe and the USA.    

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Ian Welsh
Ian Welsh

Ian Welsh Ian Welsh (1944-2014) began painting early in life, though there was more music than visual art in his background, and his determination to go to art school came as something of a surprise to his parents. His early training at Regent Street Polytechnic,...

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Bronwen Bradshaw
Bronwen Bradshaw

Bronwen Bradshaw Bronwen Bradshaw took a BA Honours Degree in Modern Languages at the University of London from 1963 to 1966. In 1972 and 1974 she studied at the Salzburg Sommerkunstakademie where she won a prize for her work. From 1970 to 1975 she was a lecturer in...

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Margaret Hunter
Margaret Hunter

Margaret Hunter Margaret Hunter was born in 1948 in Ayrshire, Scotland. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1981–85) and under Professor Georg Baselitz at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her exhibitions history is as extensive in the UK as it is in Germany:...

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Jo Welsh
Jo Welsh

Jo Welsh Jo Welsh fuses together an amalgam of objects and old engravings (mainly scientific in nature) with great skill and humour. Her box assemblages remind one of the work of Joseph Cornell though that is the only aspect they share. Her boxes are little bits of...

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Alistair Grant
Alistair Grant

Alistair Grant Alistair Grant (1925-1997) is best known as a printmaker who experimented in blending print techniques in the 1970s and 80s. Working in the print department of the Royal College of Art, London from the 1960s onwards, he taught printmaking to students,...

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Jane Brayne
Jane Brayne

Jane Brayne Jane Brayne is known nationally for her work as an archaeological reconstruction illustrator, drawing and painting places and people from the past for books and museums throughout the country.  

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D Y Cameron
D Y Cameron

Sir D.Y.CAMERON (David Young) is regarded as one of the great British etchers of landscape and architectural scenes and as a leading light in the British etching revival in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Glasgow in 1865 he trained at Glasgow School of...

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Michael West
Michael West

Michael West spent his early career working in film studios (Pinewood and Shepperton) before getting his MA in Fine art from Somerset College in 2010. He works both as a painter and as a sculptor. His work has considerable energy and passion., with imagery of which he...

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Graeme Todd
Graeme Todd

Graeme Todd is an artist and curator. As an artist, his work focuses primarily on painting’s relationship with drawing and employs a multilayered approach to landscape using an additive process to build up images of landscape that are layered, contested and culturally...

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Joumana Mourad
Joumana Mourad

Joumana Mourad (b. 1954, Manchester) is a London based artist who studied at Byam School of Art. In the 1990s  she was represented by Boukamel Gallery. Her 1998 show of paintings and monotypes exhibited there comprised a collection of vibrantly coloured images...

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Anja Percival
Anja Percival

Anja Percival is a very fine printmaker whose work combines collagraph and etching techniques to build up multilayered imagery with rich, textural surfaces. Her prints utilise both representational and abstract elements, to produce images that explore urban...

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Coryn Boel
Coryn Boel

Coryn (or Quirin) Boel (1622-1668)  was a Flemish artist born and died in Antwerp. He is best known for his etchings based on the drawings of David Teniers the Younger (who was godfather to one of his children) and the work of masters such as Jacopo Bassano.  

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Franz Edmund Weirotter
Franz Edmund Weirotter

Franz Edmund Weirotter (1733-1771), painter, draughtsman and etcher, was born Innsbruck. He trained Vienna before moving to Paris in, 1759-63; to Rome and then to Vienna where, in 1767, he was appointed as professor of engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts. He died...

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Jan van de Velde II
Jan van de Velde II

Jan van de Velde the younger (1593-c1641) was painter and engraver of animal, landscape and still-life subjects. He was the son of Jan van de Velde the Elder, the famous Antwerp calligrapher who had moved to the northern Netherlands in 1592 to escape religious...

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Aegidius Sadeler II
Aegidius Sadeler II

Eagidius Sadeler II (1570/75-1629) was a Flemish engraver, print dealer, and painter. Born in Antwerp he was most noted for his reproduction engravings of Renaissance and Mannerist paintings. Sadeler was born into a family of well-known engravers. Jan and Raphaël...

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Adam Perelle
Adam Perelle

Adam Perelle (1640-1695) was the son of Gabriel Perelle (1604-1677) .His work is impossible to distinguish from that of his father. The Perelle family, Gabriel, Adam and Nicolas, were prolific etchers of landscape – topographical and invented – in basically the same...

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Abraham Genoels
Abraham Genoels

Abraham Genoels (1640-1723), painter and etcher, was baptised Antwerp. His father was Peeter Genoels. He was apprenticed to Jacob Backereel by the age of 11 but left in 1655 to join Nicolaas Maerten Fierlants who specialized in perspective paintings. In 1659 Genoels...

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Paulus Bril
Paulus Bril

Paulus Bril (1554-1626) was a painter of landscapes, engraver and miniaturist. Born in Antwerp he was active in Rome most of his life, moving there with his brother Matthijs in around 1575.  Bril established a painting school in Rome and through his pupil Tassi was,...

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Jan Both
Jan Both

Jan Dirksz Both (c1610/1618-1652) was a Dutch painter, draughtsman, and etcher, who made an important contribution to the development of Dutch Italianate landscape painting. Born in Utrecht, he was the brother of Andries Both. According to Houbraken, the brothers...

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Nicolaes Berchem
Nicolaes Berchem

Nicolaes Berchem (1621/22-1683) was born in Haarlem. He was pupil of his father Pieter Claesz and of Jan van Goyen; of Claes Moeyart 1634 in Amsterdam (1634); and of Pieter de Grebber in Haarlem (1637-1639). In 1642 he became a member of St Luke Guild. In 1660 Berchem...

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Jan van Aken
Jan van Aken

Jan van Aken (1614-1661), painter and engraver, was born and died in Amsterdam. He has been frequently confused with the celebrated German painter Johann van Achen of Cologne. Not much is known of his paintings but Bartsch enumerates twenty-one etchings which are on...

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Sir Angus Stirling
Sir Angus Stirling

Angus Stirling comes from a family to whom the arts, especially painting, have for several generations had an important place. His mother, grandfather and great grandfather were accomplished artists. Painting and a spirit of delight and enquiry in the visual arts were...

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Toni Davey
Toni Davey

Toni Davey studied BA (1st Hons) Fine Art at Homsey College of Art (1966-69) and MA Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art (1970-71). She continued to work in London as an artist and college lecturer. During this period her experience as an architectural model maker had...

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Jill Barker
Jill Barker

Jill Barker is a relief printmaker living and working in Somerset. A wood Engraving is a print taken from an end grain block of hard wood, such as Box wood. The image is made by cutting fine lines beneath the surface of the block with sharp, steel hand tools known as...

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Rose Davey
Rose Davey

Rose Davey graduated from the MFA Painting course at Slade School of Fine Art in 2010, after completing joint honours in Fine Art and Art History at The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. Rose has delivered annual Art History lectures to...

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Andrew Davey
Andrew Davey

Andrew Davey is an artist based in Minehead. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and has worked as an artist and teacher in London and Somerset.  

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Simon Klein
Simon Klein

Simon Klein Simon Klein lives and paints in Richmond, Greater London. He graduated from the Slade School of Art with a B.A. Hons in 1982, and in 1997, gained a M.A. in Contemporary Fine Art Practice at Kingston University. Throughout his career Simon has been a...

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Day Bowman
Day Bowman

Day Bowman Day Bowman takes her inspiration from Britain’s industrial landscape. She created the touring exhibitions  The Urban Wastelands Project (2011/12), Edgelands (2016/17) and Getting Away! (2018). In 2012 Day was commissioned to produce a series of giant...

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Kenneth Lauder
Kenneth Lauder

Kenneth Lauder Kenneth Lauder (1916-2004) was born in Edinburgh. Between 1933-36 he trained at Chiswick School of Art and Chelsea School of Art where his tutor was Robert Medley. From 1936-39 he attended the Royal College of Art where his contemporaries included John...

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David Alexander
David Alexander

David Alexander David Alexander RCA (born 1947) is a Canadian painter, known for breathing new life into the landscape tradition of Canada as well as for working in a serious and ambitious manner to reinvigorate the contemporary practice of landscape painting. He...

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Ray Mead
Ray Mead

Ray Mead Ray Mead (1921–1998) was an Anglo/ Canadian abstract expressionist painter and a founding member of the Canadian artists group known as Painters Eleven. Born in Watford, Mead studied under John Nash and Randolph Schwab at the Slade School of Art in London,...

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Diana Hulton
Diana Hulton

Diana Hulton Diana Hulton was born in Cape Town, 1945, painted under the name of Kenton from 1974 to 1991 and now lives and works in Wales close to the Black Mountains which are often the focus of her painting. Of her work she write ‘These are the main concerns of the...

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Ian McLean
Ian McLean

Ian McLean Ian McLean (1973-2000) was one of the up and coming artists redefining figurative painting in the 1990s. His figures are striking and straight forward, the paintings sparse but not empty. This fine and very direct portrait I acquired from the exhibition...

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Gina Burdass
Gina Burdass

Gina Burdass Born in 1951, Gina Burdass she divides her time between studios in London and Dorset. For short period in the 1960s she was studio assistant to the Op Art artist Bridget Riley whose demanding and immaculately crafted paintings she worked on. However,...

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Elizabeth Earley
Elizabeth Earley

Elizabeth Earley Elizabeth Earley is an abstract colourist painter working in Taunton, Somerset. She is a graduate of Somerset College of Art, gaining a First Class BA honors degree in Fine Art (University of Plymouth). Since graduating Elizabeth has continued to...

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Chris Dunseath
Chris Dunseath

Chris Dunseath Chris Dunseath is a prize winning sculptor whose work has been seen across the UK and abroad. A graduate of the Slade in London, Dunseith's work is heavily influenced by ancient Egyptian art, the construction of functional objects and of time, space,...

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Anna Gardiner
Anna Gardiner

Anna Gardiner Anna Gardiner graduated from Royal Academy Schools in 1994. Her images illustrate chance encounters, small events and surprises that illustrate life in flow. Children were the subjects of her early paintings, often offset against abstract, strongly...

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Amanda Wallwork
Amanda Wallwork

Amanda Wallwork Amanda Wallwork paints history with images that reflect the marks and traces left behind by people, places and objects that are both deliberate and accidental. Her paintings are abstract interpretations that symbolise stories, places, journeys, rituals...

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Susie Needham
Susie Needham

Susie Needham Susie Needham lives in Somerset. She is one of the UK's leading photogram artists. Her images of fabrics - dresses, christening robes, blouses - old and new, have a haunting quality which gives them a visual edge. These are often sourced from families...

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Riduan Tomkins
Riduan Tomkins

Riduan Tomkins Riduan Tomkins was born in Dorset, UK, in 1941. He studied at The Royal College of Art in London. After he moved to New Zealand he became visiting Senior Lecturer and then permanent Senior Lecturer in Painting at the University of Canterbury’s School of...

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George Winter
George Winter

George Winter George Winter had a successful career as an actor before illness took his life in a different direction. He achieved a place at Bristol University as a mature student and studied for three years gaining a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. Since leaving...

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Fiona Bradford
Fiona Bradford

Fiona Bradford Fiona Bradford is a graduate of Somerset College of Art from where she received first class honours from Plymouth University, going on to achieve her MA in Fine Arts at The Arts University Bournemouth. Her work has been exhibited widely from London to...

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Mark Karasick
Mark Karasick

Mark Karasick Mark Karasick was born in 1959 and raised in Winnipeg, Canada. He left Manitoba in 1979 to attend the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and then Guelph University. It was there that he met Tony Scherman, who introduced him to encaustic painting. His...

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Antonie Waterloo
Antonie Waterloo

Anthonie Waterloo (1609-1690) is thought to have been born at Ryssel, near Lille. Little is known of his early life and as no records of any formal training as an artist have been discovered, he may well have been self-taught. In 1640 he married in Amsterdam, and in...

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Ione Parkin
Ione Parkin

Ione Parkin RWA Ione Parkin is interested in landscape in the broadest sense – in the primal dynamics of organic life and geological process.  Parkin’s artistic preoccupation with the deep history of earth formation and organic evolution evokes a time before the...

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Jay Zhang
Jay Zhang

Jay Zhang Jay Zhang is a London based artist working primarily with etching. When exhibited at the royal Academy Summer Exhibitions he has received great success with his prints. His images are remote wooded landscapes with misty atmosphere, quite other-worldly in...

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David Parfitt RI
David Parfitt RI

David Parfitt RI David Parfitt lives near Bath. He is a landscape painter and print maker, working with watercolours and water-based media.  He was elected a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 2011 and is currently serving on the RI Council...

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Jack Milroy
Jack Milroy

Jack Milroy Jack Milroy was born in Glasgow in 1938. He trained at the Scarborough School of Art and the University of London, and has been based in London, where he has taught and worked ever since. Over a forty year period he has exhibited throughout the UK and...

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Peter Hibbard
Peter Hibbard

Peter Hibbard was born in 1945 in Sheffield. He studied sculpture at Loughborough and in London. In 1968 he was awarded a post graduate research scholarship at Zagreb in Yugoslavia and in 1972 was awarded a coveted Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship (for...

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Wilhelmina Barns-Graham
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, known as Willie, was born in St Andrews, Fife, on 8th June 1912. Determining while at school that she wanted to be an artist she set her sights on Edinburgh College of Art where she enrolled in 1932 and graduated with her diploma in 1937. At...

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Jenny Graham
Jenny Graham

Jenny Graham was born in England but spent many of her formative years in the US both in New York and Los Angeles, an experience which she believes formed many of the ways in which she sees the visual world. She has been back in England for over 30 years now, mainly...

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Jenni Dutton
Jenni Dutton

Jenni Dutton based in Somerset is a graduate of St Martin's whose current work has evolved from a series of conceptual dress sculptures that began in the late 90's. This extends the concept of body wrappings in a series of sculptures using shop mannequins - either...

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Janette Kerr PPRWA
Janette Kerr PPRWA

Janette Kerr PPRWA Janette Kerr is a sea artist, dividing her time between Somerset and Shetland (where she was born). In her artist’s statement she writes, ‘My paintings represent immediate responses to sound and silences within the landscape around me; they are...

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John Hilliard
John Hilliard

John Hilliard was a self-taught artist working in West Somerset whose imagery was inspired by the North Devon and Somerset coastline where he walked with his dog. Working in a Turner-esque manner, his oils and pastels capture the atmosphere of reflected light off the...

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Pennie Elfick
Pennie Elfick

Pennie Elfick trained at Wimbledon School of Art. On first impression, her paintings appear very minimal. However, she draws many of her ideas from the landscape around her, particularly in her use of colour and her exploration of the transient nature of light. They...

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