Boat Ashore – Southwold Harbour by Guildford Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Boat Ashore – Southwold Harbour by Guildford Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

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Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Boat Ashore - Southwold Harbour by Guildford Art Society Artist Simon de Kretser

Image Size: 17.5cm x 17.5cm
Art Medium: Ink and Watercolour
Original Painting Price: Please Contact the Artist
High quality Giclée Print: £20 inc. delivery

Commissions Invited

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Simon de Kretser

Artist and Designer

Phone: 07515 393096

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: simon@thebigsky.studio

Website: thebigsky.studio

Facebook: @thebigskystudio

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About The Artist

I am a graphic designer and senior partner at FdK Design Consultants but I'm relatively new to the art world, so still have a bit of ‘imposter syndrome’ and shy away from calling myself an artist.

My mother is an architect and art and creativity were very much part of home life as a child, so perhaps it's not surprising that I knew I wanted to be working in the creative industries from an early age.

I was helped by going to a school with an outstanding art department that encouraged creativity and basic art skills and it seemed completely logical to go on to study graphic design at the University of the Creative Arts in Epsom.

I loved my time there - this was in the days prior to the Mac and as well as the principles of design and design thinking, there was a great deal of 'craft' skill to learn; including drawing and painting, typesetting, artwork creation and much more.

Once released into the real world, I worked in a local graphics studio in Guildford before setting up a design consultancy with a friend in 1989, just as the Macintosh computer and desktop publishing were arriving in the UK.

We were convinced that this would revolutionise the graphic design profession and were one of the first studios to set up completely equipped with Macs. The 30 years that followed have been a roller-coaster ride, with highs and lows aplenty and although now much smaller than in our heyday, we continue to produce commercial graphic and communication design for companies of all sizes.

St Andrews Church, Walberswick, Suffolk En Plein Air Painting in progress - Southwold Art Circle Artist Simon de Kretser

St Andrews Church, Walberswick, Suffolk En Plein Air Painting in progress - Southwold Art Circle Artist Simon de Kretser

However, over time, I have come to realise that in bringing undoubted efficiency to the design process, the Mac has also taken something away and it feels like we may have lost our connection with those 'craft' skills and too often creativity is being directed by the technology, rather than by the designer.

With that in mind, I decided that I wanted to go back to my roots and have an outlet for my own creativity; something that would allow me to design and create pieces for my personal satisfaction, using both digital and traditional tools.

Currently I work primarily in ink and watercolour, but I'm also experimenting with digital art, linocut and acrylic painting, so my full portfolio is very varied, whilst I work towards finding my own style.

Bridge over Venice Canal - Misty Evening - Guildford Art Society member Simon Kretser
Walk near Loseley Park - Guildford Art Society member Landscape Artist Simon de Kretser
Garlic - Pastel and Pencil Drawing - Guildford Art Society Still Life Artist Simon de Kretser

Art Groups

I am a member of Guildford Art Society and Southwold Art Circle.

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent – Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent – Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Peter Fodor

Artist: Peter Fodor

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent - Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

Image Size: 11.4″ x 15.35″
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting
Limited Edition Prints available
Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

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Peter Fodor

Portraiture, Cityscapes, Landscapes and Coastal in Oil and Watercolour

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: pfodor78@yahoo.com

Website: peterfodor.art

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About The Artist

Peter was born and grew up in Budapest and although he was interested in drawing from an early age (inspired by his grandad), he pursued a career in sports. He went on to become a physical education teacher following in his parents’ footsteps.

Alongside his teaching career, Peter trained as a boxer and came second in the National Hungarian Boxing Championship. Although he never completely moved away from art, he only become passionate about painting in recent years.

He became interested in a variety of subjects including city and landscapes as well as portraiture. He enjoyed experimenting with oil and became fascinated by the reflection of light from wet surfaces expressed by minimal, often bald mark making. His portraiture is characterised by his subjects emerging from dark backgrounds.

Motivated by his travels, he became interested in watercolour, initially inspired purely by lack of working space. Peter became charmed by British landscapes and coastal towns. Through his paintings, he attempts to convey the atmosphere of a scene with simple mark making.

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Exhibitions / Art Groups

Where Dark Meets Light Exhibition - The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Surbiton October - November 2021

Peter is not currently a member of a Surbiton Art Group or Art Society.

Freswick Bay, Caithness Coastline – Rocky Beach – Seascape Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones

Freswick Bay, Caithness Coastline – Rocky Beach – Seascape Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Anne Wake Jones

Artist: Sally Anne Wake Jones

Freswick Bay, Caithness Coastline - Rocky Beach - Seascape Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones

Image Size: 50cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Box Canvas
Original Painting Price: £750

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Sally Anne Wake Jones

New Haw, Weybridge

Contemporary Artist working in a variety of media: oil, acrylic, pastel and offering a wide range of subjects, including landscape and pet portraits.

Phone: 07471 108235

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Email: sallyannewakejones@hotmail.com

Website: sallyannewakejones.co.uk

Facebook: @sallyannewakejonesartist

Instagram: @sallyannewakejones_artist

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About The Artist

I am a landscape artist based in New Haw, Weybridge, Surrey.

I have always had a passion for painting and gained a Diploma in Art at a London University College of Education.

For many years, I have divided my time between my art, my teaching and our family publishing business, Guinea Pig Education, which sells educational material around the world.

Sally Anne Wake Jones - New Haw Weybridge Artist painting en plein air

Sally Anne Wake Jones - New Haw, Weybridge Artist Landscape Painting En Plein Air

My recent acrylic paintings tell stories inspired by my dog walks. I love to connect with nature. I immerse myself in the fabric of a place - the changing seasons, the cloud formations, the cycle of life and decay - keeping a visual notebook. I set out to capture these impressions, painting large spontaneous statements.

Where possible, I like to work on canvases, en plein air and with my husband, Peter, we have created a unique collection of paintings, portraying the historic parkland of Windsor Great Park, in varying moods throughout the seasons.

We frequently visit the South of France and the intense light of that region has influenced my bold use of colour and the scintillating light effects seen in my work.

Bluebells - Cucknell's Wood Shamley Green near Guildford Surrey - Landscape Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones
Horses - Equine Family Bond - Oil Painting - New Haw Weybridge Animal Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones
Chobham Common Surrey - Autumn Tints - New Haw Weybridge Landscape Artist Sally Anne Wake Jones

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition at the Century Gallery, Henley on Thames, 1997-1998

Paintings featured in R.E.G.A.R.Ds, Paris in 2009, 2010 and 2012

Summer Exhibition, 2019 at La Galleria, Pall Mall, London

Creates Gallery, Monmouth, Emerging Artist Finalist, 2020 and 2021

Solo Exhibition at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, 2020

Recently featured in Community Life, Runnymede.

Atlantic Way – Southern Irish Coast – Seascape Artist – Purley-based Maggie Jukes

Atlantic Way – Southern Irish Coast – Seascape Artist – Purley-based Maggie Jukes

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Maggie Jukes

Artist: Maggie Jukes

Atlantic Way - Southern Irish Coast - Seascape Artist - Purley-based Maggie Jukes
Image Size: 40″ x 20″ x 1.5″
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Original Painting Price: £700
Prints available

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Maggie Jukes

Purley, Surrey

Professional Artist - Oil Paintings of Landscapes, Seascapes, Flowers and Buildings

"My paintings are all about vibrant colours, light and shade and capturing a moment in time"

Phone: 0753 4252349

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: magjukes@gmail.com

Maggie Jukes Art (website): maggiejukes.com

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About The Artist

Maggie Jukes is a professional artist specialising in oil paintings of landscapes, seascapes, flowers and buildings.

She has over 30 years experience as an artist and started painting in her teens,going on to study Art and Design at Kilkenny and Waterford Art Colleges in Ireland. Maggie gets great inspiration from Ireland where she grew up, and also from the countryside in Surrey. She particularly enjoys painting seascapes and woodland scenes and loves bright vibrant colours.

Portmagee County Kerry Ireland - Wild Atlantic Way - Seascape Artist Maggie Jukes
Yellow Fields and Cottage - Landscape Oil Painting - Maggie Jukes
Summer Flowers in Boatstrand County Waterford Ireland - Landscape, Seascape and Floral Artist Maggie Jukes

Art Group / Exhibitions

Maggie has sold work privately and also at various art exhibitions in London. She paints originals and commission pieces. She has a permanent exhibition at The Woolverton Art Gallery near Bath, which is opening on the 1st June 2021.

Painting Commissions

Maggie welcomes commissions - please contact her by phone or email and she will be delighted to discuss your requirements.

Arniston Fishermen’s Cottages Painting – Western Cape – South Africa Art Gallery

Arniston Fishermen’s Cottages Painting – Western Cape – South Africa Art Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Jane Atherfold (Weybridge)

Artist: Jane Atherfold (Weybridge)

Arniston Fishermen's Cottages Oil Painting - South Africa Art Gallery

Arniston Fishermen’s Cottages, Western Cape

From Jane’s South Africa Gallery
Growing up in the Western Cape of South Africa, inspired by the surrounding beauty of both land and sea, I sketched and painted from an early age. My paintings here depict a few favourite haunts, some farther afield: St James, Hout Bay, Camps Bay, Scarborough, Cape vineyards, Cape Agulhas, Hermanus, West Coast, Arniston, Cederberg, Namaqualand, Drakensberg, Limpopo and the Karoo.

Art Medium: Oil on Board
Size: 40cm x 40cm
Painting Price: Please contact the Artist
Limited Edition Prints: Giclée prints available for some of portfolio

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Jane Atherfold

Weybridge Surrey Fine Artist

Email: janeatherfoldart@gmail.com
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Website: www.janeatherfold.co.uk

About The Artist

I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa, graduating from Rhodes University with a BA degree in Fine Art (Painting) in 1990, having been fortunate enough to study under George Coutouvidis. In 1995, we moved to England, and after many years in formal employment, I resumed painting full-time.

I paint a wide range of subjects, enjoying landscapes the most. Drawing inspiration from nature, I am especially interested in the influence of light. Capturing mood and atmosphere through establishing a sense of place; use of tone, colour, texture and line, elements intrinsic to painting, are what I strive to achieve in my work. Primarily using oils on canvas, I enjoy working in other mediums as well.

The English Romantic painters Constable and Turner, as well as the French Impressionists, Monet and Pissarro, are key influences in my work.

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For the last few years, I have been working on a series of South African landscapes and coastal scenes; British landscapes; Italian scenes of Venice and Tuscany; French landscapes and rural villages in the Dordogne region; as well as “London by Night”, a series of black and white paintings based on the evocative photos of London in 1920-1930s, taken by Francis Sandwith.

I welcome commissions and would be delighted to discuss the details of your requirements.

Original Art & Fine Art Giclée Prints

All of the paintings on my website are original works. Some of my work is reproduced in the form of giclée prints which can be obtained by contacting me by email.

Cawsands Beach - Cornwall Landscape Painting by Weybridge Surrey Artist Jane Atherfold
Farmers Cottage -South Africa Landscape Painting by Guildford Art Society member Jane Atherfold
Dordogne Village Landscape Painting - France Art Gallery of Weybridge Surrey Artist Jane Atherfold

Art Groups

Jane is a full, exhibiting member of the Guildford Art Society.
Former member of the Molesey Art Society and the Sunningdale Art Society.

Exhibitions

On resuming painting in 2011, I started building up a portfolio and had a solo exhibition followed by a number of shared exhibitions in 2013. Since then, I have relied on word of mouth and the internet to sell my work.

Solo Exhibition: Feb, March 2013 Robert Phillips Gallery, Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames Surrey

Guildford Art Society Spring Exhibition: May 2013 at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey
Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition: October, November 2013 at Guildford House, Guildford, Surrey