Mothers’s Gift – Floral Painting by The Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Mothers’s Gift – Floral Painting by The Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Gary Meeke

Mothers's Gift - Floral Painting by Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Mother’s Gift

This acrylic painting on canvas took me weeks to paint and is a real talking point, especially its size and the pretty colours.
I used an impasto painting style which means that the paint raises above the canvas giving a 3D effect on the flowers which is lovely to touch as well as to view.
It will most certainly brighten up any room or cheer up your office.

Image Size: 59″ x 39″
Art Medium: Palette Knife Impasto using Acrylic Paint
Brass D-rings to rear with brass wire, so ready to hang on your wall. If you wish me to sign the rear of the painting, please let me know prior to posting.
Even though it’s such a large painting, it’s still very light as painted on canvas with a light wooden inner frame.
Free UK p&p
Original Painting Price: £795

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Gary Meeke

Reigate, Surrey

Abstract Paintings and Artworks

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: reigatedecs@gmail.com

Website: garymeeke.art

Instagram: @happypebbleshop

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

A little about me and how and why I paint.

When I see a canvas, I never get artist's block, I see my next great adventure starting. I'm on a journey without a plan that is constantly evolving. Each brush or palette knife stroke turns into something wonderful that eventually turns into a painting. That Is true art to me, rather than planning every step of the way, but who am I to say?

I am new to painting compared to many other artists and totally self-taught. I never studied at art school and have no art qualifications, but does that make my art unworthy? Can I even call myself an artist? I guess we all have to start somewhere but at least I'm honest enough to admit it and still place great love and passion into every painting I paint.

I have used every painting medium available but found my true love in acrylics. I started painting all sorts of things including trees, waterfalls, fields, sunsets etc. until my wife asked me to paint her a flower painting.
"Paint flowers!" I said, but I gave it a go, and surprisingly my wife was pleased. Since then, I have developed a unique way of painting flowers which I absolutely love. I mix my own heavy-bodied abstract paint and paint Impasto-style impressionist flowers.

Dandelion design on carved pine - Reigate Surrey Artist Gary Meeke

Dandelion painting cut from solid pine wood and finished with a clear varnish.

Dandelion design in close up

Dandelion painting - close up

After selling my art at various fairs and shows around the UK, I have decided it's now time to build a website to display it in a much easier fashion. I truly hope my paintings bring you as much pleasure as they did for me painting them.

I will post free within the UK. If you live outside the UK and wish to purchase my art, please contact me and I will be happy to find out shipping costs for you.

Please visit my website to view all of my artworks.

Blessings Gary

Flower Painting - Nana's Treasure - The Art Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Flower Painting - Golden Sunset - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Abstract Pebble Art Painting - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art Group / Exhibitions

Gary is a member of The Arts Society, Reigate.
"The Mayor of Reigate loved one of my paintings so much that I donated it to her to have on her office wall. A very proud moment for me!"

Cows in the Field – Moo – Painting by The Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Cows in the Field – Moo – Painting by The Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Gary Meeke

Cows in the Field - Moo - Painting by The Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Art Medium: Acrylic
Brass D-rings to rear with brass wire, so ready to hang on your wall. If you wish me to sign the rear of the painting, please let me know prior to posting.
Original Painting Price: £95

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Gary Meeke

Reigate, Surrey

Abstract Paintings and Artworks

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: reigatedecs@gmail.com

Website: garymeeke.art

Instagram: @happypebbleshop

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

A little about me and how and why I paint.

When I see a canvas, I never get artist's block, I see my next great adventure starting. I'm on a journey without a plan that is constantly evolving. Each brush or palette knife stroke turns into something wonderful that eventually turns into a painting. That Is true art to me, rather than planning every step of the way, but who am I to say?

I am new to painting compared to many other artists and totally self-taught. I never studied at art school and have no art qualifications, but does that make my art unworthy? Can I even call myself an artist? I guess we all have to start somewhere but at least I'm honest enough to admit it and still place great love and passion into every painting I paint.

I have used every painting medium available but found my true love in acrylics. I started painting all sorts of things including trees, waterfalls, fields, sunsets etc. until my wife asked me to paint her a flower painting.
"Paint flowers!" I said, but I gave it a go, and surprisingly my wife was pleased. Since then, I have developed a unique way of painting flowers which I absolutely love. I mix my own heavy-bodied abstract paint and paint Impasto-style impressionist flowers.

Dandelion design on carved pine - Reigate Surrey Artist Gary Meeke

Dandelion painting cut from solid pine wood and finished with a clear varnish.

Dandelion design in close up

Dandelion painting - close up

After selling my art at various fairs and shows around the UK, I have decided it's now time to build a website to display it in a much easier fashion. I truly hope my paintings bring you as much pleasure as they did for me painting them.

I will post free within the UK. If you live outside the UK and wish to purchase my art, please contact me and I will be happy to find out shipping costs for you.

Please visit my website to view all of my artworks.

Blessings Gary

Flower Painting - Nana's Treasure - The Art Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Flower Painting - Golden Sunset - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Abstract Pebble Art Painting - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art Group / Exhibitions

Gary is a member of The Arts Society, Reigate.
"The Mayor of Reigate loved one of my paintings so much that I donated it to her to have on her office wall. A very proud moment for me!"

Wildflowers Painting by Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Wildflowers Painting by Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Gary Meeke

Artist: Gary Meeke

Wildflowers Painting by Arts Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Wildflowers

In painting, Impasto (Italian for dough) describes highly textured areas of the surface of a painting which are heavily built up with paint layers. Palette knife marks are clearly in evidence. I used very bold and heavy abstract paint so each colour really lifts off the canvas giving a 3D effect that is lovely to touch as well as to view.

Why not add floral artwork to your home or office. It’s also the perfect gift for your loved ones, relatives, and friends. I never paint the same painting twice, so you will have a one-of-a-kind original painting.

Image Size: 23.5″ x 16.4″ x .7″
Art Medium: Palette Knife Impasto using Acrylic Paint
Brass D-rings to rear with brass wire, so ready to hang on your wall. If you wish me to sign the rear of the painting, please let me know prior to posting.

Original Painting Price: £125

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Gary Meeke

Reigate, Surrey

Abstract Paintings and Artworks

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: reigatedecs@gmail.com

Website: garymeeke.art

Instagram: @happypebbleshop

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

A little about me and how and why I paint.

When I see a canvas, I never get artist's block, I see my next great adventure starting. I'm on a journey without a plan that is constantly evolving. Each brush or palette knife stroke turns into something wonderful that eventually turns into a painting. That Is true art to me, rather than planning every step of the way, but who am I to say?

I am new to painting compared to many other artists and totally self-taught. I never studied at art school and have no art qualifications, but does that make my art unworthy? Can I even call myself an artist? I guess we all have to start somewhere but at least I'm honest enough to admit it and still place great love and passion into every painting I paint.

I have used every painting medium available but found my true love in acrylics. I started painting all sorts of things including trees, waterfalls, fields, sunsets etc. until my wife asked me to paint her a flower painting.
"Paint flowers!" I said, but I gave it a go, and surprisingly my wife was pleased. Since then, I have developed a unique way of painting flowers which I absolutely love. I mix my own heavy-bodied abstract paint and paint Impasto-style impressionist flowers.

Dandelion design on carved pine - Reigate Surrey Artist Gary Meeke

Dandelion painting cut from solid pine wood and finished with a clear varnish.

Dandelion design in close up

Dandelion painting - close up

After selling my art at various fairs and shows around the UK, I have decided it's now time to build a website to display it in a much easier fashion. I truly hope my paintings bring you as much pleasure as they did for me painting them.

I will post free within the UK. If you live outside the UK and wish to purchase my art, please contact me and I will be happy to find out shipping costs for you.

Please visit my website to view all of my artworks.

Blessings Gary

Flower Painting - Nana's Treasure - The Art Society Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Flower Painting - Golden Sunset - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke
Abstract Pebble Art Painting - Reigate Artist Gary Meeke

Art Group / Exhibitions

Gary is a member of The Arts Society, Reigate.
"The Mayor of Reigate loved one of my paintings so much that I donated it to her to have on her office wall. A very proud moment for me!"

St Aldelm’s Head, Dorset Coast Path – Landscape Artist Simon de Kretser

St Aldelm’s Head, Dorset Coast Path – Landscape Artist Simon de Kretser

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

St Aldelms Head - Landscape Painting - Inks and Watercolour - 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

Gallery Of Art

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.

Oilseed Rape Fields and Rain Clouds – Hog’s Back, Guildford Surrey – Landscape Artist Simon de Kretser

Oilseed Rape Fields and Rain Clouds – Hog’s Back, Guildford Surrey – Landscape Artist Simon de Kretser

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Oilseed Rape Fields and Rain Clouds - Hog's Back, Guildford Surrey by Landscape 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

Gallery Of Art

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.