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

Contact The Artist

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.

Bridge at Arles – River Rhône South of France – Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers – Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting –

Bridge at Arles – River Rhône South of France – Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers – Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting –

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Artist: Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Bridge at Arles - River Rhône South of France - Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers - Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting -

Image Size: 40cm x 50cm
Art Medium: Oil on Board painted en plein air
Original Painting: Not Available
Limited Edition Giclée Prints: £650 Framed

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Biggin Hill near Tatsfield, Kent

Award-Winning Artist and Tutor

Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, mostly in a "post-impresssionist" style

Phone: 07710 392758

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: RichardWaldron39@gmail.com

Website: richardwaldron-art.com

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About The Artist

For most of my life I lived in Surrey. I loved painting from a young age (see oil painting, aged 8 below).

I studied at Croydon College of Art from1960-63 and then worked as a graphic designer until 2007, giving one day a week to teaching in Colleges of Art; Hull, Norwich, Epsom, Croydon and Reigate.

I taught drawing and painting to adults at Ruxley Lane, Epsom and also practiced as a portrait photographer. In 2009, I concentrated on fine art, photography and teaching.

I was a member of the Dorking Art Group and I also still tutor a group in Caterham, where I was born. Now I have moved to Biggin Hill in Kent, just a few yards from Tatsfield.

I paint landscape, portrait, still life; telling a story or expressing an emotion, emphasising light, tone and colour.

I work in a varied style, but mostly "post-impresssionist", or "academic" rendering.

I work both in my studio or 'en plein air'.

Decanter and Glasses - Aspiring Artist Richard Waldron Aged 8

Artwork by the talented Richard, Aged 8!

Awards

  • Won Best Professional Still Life in SAA Artists of the Year 2020
  • Bronze Frame in the ArtisTTable still life competition "Be Still"
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence by ArtaVita for their annual competition and invited to hang work in New York
  • Shortlisted for the Pastel Society exhibition in the Mall Galleries
  • Won a Special Recognition Award for the 10th Annual Landscapes Online" in 2020

Art Tutor

Some are born with a natural talent, (for instance Picasso could draw beautifully at age 7); that applies in all walks of life. However, drawing and painting is often not well taught! My structured methods can bring out the best in any budding artist.

Media

Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Oil Pastel, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Pen & Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil, Water Soluble Pastels

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Ex-Member Dorking Group of Artists.
Current Member Bromley Art Society
Member of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Arts and Crafts Group (Freeman of the City)

SAA Artists
Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers
Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers

Galleries

Otters Pool Gallery
Denbies Wine Estate
Betchworth Hall
Painters’ Hall
Guildhall Art Gallery
Saatchi Art

Gondola Venice Canal – Passing Through – Guildford Surrey Photographer Sue Roche

Gondola Venice Canal – Passing Through – Guildford Surrey Photographer Sue Roche

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Gondola Venice Canal - Guildford Photographer Sue Roche

Image Size: Various sizes from £30
Art Medium: Photograph on Aluminium or on quality photographic paper
White textured mount
Please contact Sue for further details

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Travel Photographer: People, Landscapes and Architecture

Phone: +44(0)7910 642199

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sue@suerochephotography.co.uk

Website: suerochephotography.co.uk

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About The Artist

'An Alternative View'

Based in Guildford, Surrey, Sue is a quirky travel photographer. Her images reflect her passion for travel and photography, capturing the simple beauty and juxtapositions of people, landscapes and architecture.

Using mirrorless cameras, one of which is converted for infrared photography, Sue's contemporary images are printed directly onto aluminium or onto quality photographic paper.

The direct prints onto aluminium, provide a matte, glare-free finish with an edge-to-edge contemporary style. They are light, colour and water resistant, which makes these photographs suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and even sheltered outdoor areas.

Exhibitions

"Exhibiting mainly in Surrey and London, I especially enjoy working in the galleries, meeting art lovers and appreciating the warm response and interest in my travel photography."

Further Information

Sue has the following collections which can be viewed on her website:

London; Rural Italy; Venice; Coast; Flowers and Trees; Architecture; Photo Fringe 2020; Best Sellers and New Releases.

Mid Atlantic Fine Art Print – Painting of boat in high swelling seas

Mid Atlantic Fine Art Print – Painting of boat in high swelling seas

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Mid Atlantic Fine Art Print - Painting of boat in high swelling seas

Mid Atlantic

It’s the adventures in life
That make us strong,
That rouse our spirits
And hearts with song.

Poem by Diane Cooke

Size: Approx 51cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Acrylic
Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints with Poem
Framed and Unframed Prints Available

Contact The Artist

Derek Cooke

Artist in Watercolour and Acrylic

Fine Art Prints with Poem for sale

Phone: 01932 566535

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: info@derekcookeart.co.uk

Website: derekcookeart.co.uk

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About The Artist

I went to sea at 15 with the Royal Navy and came ashore again 12 years later having experienced typhoons in the Pacific, hurricanes in the Atlantic, the deep freeze of the Arctic and monsoons of the tropics; but such beauty everywhere.

Then after 3 years in commerce which was illuminating but boring, I became a Financial Adviser for the next 47 years, which on balance I found wonderfully fulfilling.

Even after all that time, salt water still flows through my veins but I love the dry land and all its surprises too.

I have had no formal training but had been painting in water colour on and off for about twenty years. After trying acrylics in about 2015 the bug bit: I had to become a painter!

Derek Cooke - Shepperton Artist - Fine Art Prints Of Original Paintings For Sale

Poems

Each of the prints of my original paintings comes with a thought provoking four line verse, written by Diane Cooke who has taught and inspired KS2 children for many years, with a special interest in developing their creative writing skills.

Prints and Framing

Limited Edition
Each print is Limited Edition and comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist.

Print Quality
Our Giclee fine art prints use pigment based none fade inks which typically last for 100 + years and offer the best possible reproduction of colour and hue. They are printed on slightly textured Museum Heritage 310 gsm Fine Art Paper.

Print Sizes
The standard sizes are shown with each picture but should you prefer larger or smaller prints please ask for a quote. Please remember measurements are in centimetres and approximate to within a very few millimetres.

Package & Postage
P&P is included in prices for the UK. Outside the UK please ask for a quote.

Framing
Framed prints are available on my Etsy Shop.

Unframed Prints
Unframed prints from my website are delivered rolled in strong tubes.

Websites For Artists

The Derek Cooke website has been created by Surrey Artists. If you are an artist in need of a website, please Contact Us.

Artist website for Derek Cooke by Surrey Artists

Art WebsiteTestimonial

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

Art Website by Surrey Artists

Fine Art Prints – Royal Navy Ship At Sea On Patrol – HMS Monmouth – Black Duke

Fine Art Prints – Royal Navy Ship At Sea On Patrol – HMS Monmouth – Black Duke

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Fine Art Prints - Royal Navy Ship At Sea On Patrol - HMS Monmouth - Black Duke

On Patrol (HMS Monmouth)

Named the Black Duke, and maybe a rebel
But carried more honour than any,
Chased pirates and smugglers and other foes
And her rescue missions were many.

Poem by Diane Cooke

Size: Approx 51cm x 40cm
Art Medium: Watercolour
Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints with Poem
Framed and Unframed Prints Available

Contact The Artist

Derek Cooke

Artist in Watercolour and Acrylic

Fine Art Prints with Poem for sale

Phone: 01932 566535

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: info@derekcookeart.co.uk

Website: derekcookeart.co.uk

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About The Artist

I went to sea at 15 with the Royal Navy and came ashore again 12 years later having experienced typhoons in the Pacific, hurricanes in the Atlantic, the deep freeze of the Arctic and monsoons of the tropics; but such beauty everywhere.

Then after 3 years in commerce which was illuminating but boring, I became a Financial Adviser for the next 47 years, which on balance I found wonderfully fulfilling.

Even after all that time, salt water still flows through my veins but I love the dry land and all its surprises too.

I have had no formal training but had been painting in water colour on and off for about twenty years. After trying acrylics in about 2015 the bug bit: I had to become a painter!

Derek Cooke - Shepperton Artist - Fine Art Prints Of Original Paintings For Sale

Poems

Each of the prints of my original paintings comes with a thought provoking four line verse, written by Diane Cooke who has taught and inspired KS2 children for many years, with a special interest in developing their creative writing skills.

Prints and Framing

Limited Edition
Each print is Limited Edition and comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist.

Print Quality
Our Giclee fine art prints use pigment based none fade inks which typically last for 100 + years and offer the best possible reproduction of colour and hue. They are printed on slightly textured Museum Heritage 310 gsm Fine Art Paper.

Print Sizes
The standard sizes are shown with each picture but should you prefer larger or smaller prints please ask for a quote. Please remember measurements are in centimetres and approximate to within a very few millimetres.

Package & Postage
P&P is included in prices for the UK. Outside the UK please ask for a quote.

Framing
Framed prints are available on my Etsy Shop.

Unframed Prints
Unframed prints from my website are delivered rolled in strong tubes.

Websites For Artists

The Derek Cooke website has been created by Surrey Artists. If you are an artist in need of a website, please Contact Us.

Artist website for Derek Cooke by Surrey Artists

Art WebsiteTestimonial

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

Art Website by Surrey Artists