Catherine is Director of East Devon Art Academy and teaches most of the regular courses.
She studied Architecture at University College, London and Fine Art and Printing at Middlesex
University. She has also studied at the Gage Academy in Seattle USA and at the Slade School of Fine Art, London.
For over twenty years Catherine taught Art and Design at various schools and colleges of Further and Adult Education. She is a practising artist who specialises in the human form and expressive landscapes. She works in all media but especially in oils, acrylics, watercolour and mixed media.
Catherine is represented by major galleries throughout the South West.
In addition Catherine has illustrated books and has had greetings cards published.
View more of her work at http://catherineosbond.co.uk/ and also at http://tritongalleries.co.uk/
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Matt is a practising artist and teacher who specialises in oils and acrylics. He works mainly from the landscape and is interested in the traditional form of oil painting. He has studied at the Florence Academy of Art and with various prominent British artists.
View his website at mattculmer.com
Hannah trained with Nicholas Beer at the Sarum Studio who is also Senior instructor at the Charles Cecil Studios, Florence and this traditional training filters through into her own teaching.
Hannah teaches adults and children in art, from complete beginners to more advanced artists. Her classes are friendly and confidence giving, with positive and clear advice, promoting techniques to help you draw what you 'see'. Hannah specialises in 'life forms' such as human portrait and animal subjects."
Hannah is unfased by most subjects and happily flits between portrait, wildlife and landscape works of art. Capturing light is nearly always a key feature and sound draftsmanship cements her work with an accurate looseness.
CHRIS FORSEY RI, SGFA
Chris Forsey has been a professional painter for 25 years after pursuing a successful career as an illustrator.
His main interests are in painting the landscape. He enjoys the pursuit and representation of fleeting light, atmosphere, weather and time of day and season in his work. He takes his inspiration mostly from coastal, countryside and architectural subjects.
He works in acrylic, mixed media and watercolour, on paper and canvas, using unusual tools and techniques to produce textures of broken and glazed layers in his loose,
representational paintings. He works quickly after careful planning of content,
composition and colour and he hopes to exploit the serendipitous effects of
water-based media to create exciting, spontaneous work.
His work is shown in many galleries in England and Scotland, and he was
voted a member of THE ROYAL INSITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATERCOLOURS,
the RI, in May 2010, and a member of THE SOCIETY OF GRAPHIC FINE ARTISTS,
SGFA, in 2009.
He has made 5 DVD’s for Townhouse Films and has a book published by
Batsford Publishing “MIXED MEDIA LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES.
Images by Chris Forsey
DAVID POXON R.I, N.W.S
David Poxon was born in the Industrial heartland of England, but now makes his home in the rural countryside of Shropshire. U.K. He is an elected member of the prestigious R.I. (The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours) and has served on the R.I. Council. He is also a signature member of N.W.S (The National watercolour society of America.
Over the years he has won many awards and accolades for the precision and craftsmanship of his paintings. He is the author of two books on drawing techniques and has contributed many articles to the Art Magazine press and has appeared in numerous art books.
His new 188 page book Watercolour Heart & Soul is now published (ISBN 978-1-9098 13-38-0) to worldwide critical acclaim.
Painting in pure watercolour medium he uses a painstaking multi glazing technique, with sometimes up to 20 layers of transparent paint, each in turn delicately modulating the colours beneath. There is no white paint used at all in any of his works preferring instead to preserve areas of the natural paper, his paintings can take many weeks in the making.
A recurring theme in his work is the reclamation by nature of that which man has created and abandoned, finding renewed life between object and environment. In 2018 David organised and curated the first International Watercolour Masters Exhibition in the UK. In 2022 he will present a much-expanded IWM featuring 42 of the world’s elite watercolour painters at Lilleshall Hall Shropshire May 16 to May 29
IWM Event info at InternationalWatercolourMasters.com
David has recently completed an online workshop course for Domestika which is now available worldwide.
David uses Schminke Horadam Artist watercolours, Bockingford NOT paper from St Cuthberts Mill & Escoda brushes.
AWARDS recent partial listing
London R.I. Royal Institute London, Critics Award
Pakistan Lifetime Achievement Award
San Diego USA AWS Global Award
Paris Salon International Alizarine Medale d’ honour
New Orleans USA International First Prize
London R.I. Winsor & Newton prize at the annual Royal Institute exhibition Los Angeles National Watercolour Society of America Presidents Prize.
Shanghai Biennale First prize of excellence
Paul Weaver is a full-time artist, tutor and demonstrator. His primary inspirations are light and atmospheric effects. Townscapes, markets and the bustle of the city are favourite subjects, as well as landscape, marine and coastal scenes. He specialises in watercolour, but also enjoys working in oil, acrylic and line and wash.
Paul has exhibited successfully for many years and won awards at Patchings Arts Festival, the SAA Artist of the year and has been a regular category winner in the popular 'Bath Prize' competitions. He is a demonstrator for St Cuthbert's Mill and is a regular contributor for 'The Artist' magazine. He is an elected member of the Pure Watercolour Society.
For further examples of Paul's work and details of his teaching DVDs, please visit his website at www.paulweaverart.co.uk
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Her work is expressive, loose yet
detailed, conveying feeling in every brushstroke. A trained draughtswoman, almost entirely self-taught in watercolour, each piece contains the keynotes of design and emotion.
Awarded Associate Membership of the SWA in 2014, following work regularly being selected for exhibition as a non-member in the prestigious Mall Galleries in London.
Stephie's work has been featured in a book on watercolour technique and in the International Watercolour Society catalogue. She was also a previous featured artist on Artists and Illustrators on-line.
Her work is regularly selected for exhibitions in the UK where she has achieved best in show and a solo exhibition. She teaches both home and internationally and her art is in private collections across the UK, USA, Europe and UAE.
Roger Dellar is a figurative artist who works in oils, pastels, mixed media, acrylics and water based media. His interest in observing people in their environments has influenced him to record and interpret them, capturing light effects.
He regularly exhibits in galleries in the UK and has several one man exhibitions. He is represented in America by the Peninsula Gallery, Delaware USA.
Roger has been in major exhibitions with The Royal Water-colour Society at the Bankside Gallery, The Pastel Society, The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The New English Art Club, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and The Royal Society of British Artists, all at the Mall Galleries, The West of England Academy (Bristol) and The Royal Academy London.
Roger is a member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and The Wapping Group. He is President of the Haslemere Art Society.