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

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Gary Meeke

Reigate, Surrey

Abstract Paintings and Artworks

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: reigatedecs@gmail.com

Website: garymeeke.art

Instagram: @happypebbleshop

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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!"

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

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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.

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.

Portrait of Grandmother – Commissioned Portrait – African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Portrait of Grandmother – Commissioned Portrait – African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Portrait of Grandmother - Commissioned Portrait - African-influenced Acrylic Artist Sally Banks

Image Size: 20″x 20″
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Commissions Invited
Please Contact the Artist

Contact The Artist

Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sallybanksart@gmail.com

Instagram: @artworksbysallybanks

About The Artist

The roots of my creativity are in Africa. The people, the vegetation and multifaceted landscapes of Zimbabwe were to me vividly bright and beautiful.

I moved to the UK in 2003, with one year away (2003-2004), accepting a visiting student opportunity in Jerusalem, Israel. I was based in Wimbledon up until 2009 and then moved to Surrey and now live in Kent. I have relished the cultural richness that is here and the beauty of the English countryside.

I look back at my mentors with gratitude. Beginning at primary boarding school, I remember with thanks the artist and teacher, Jean Peterson, who started an art club. My very first exhibition entry was done through her. From then on I thought of myself as an artist.

Trevi Fountain Rome Fine Art Prints
Estelle Byrne was my inspiring and gifted art teacher at secondary school. I notice on the Queen Elizabeth School Facebook page, she is often mentioned with affection. Her classes were the highlight of my week.

I mostly work in acrylic and watercolour. When I work from nature I prefer close up views, making the play of light the main ingredient. I am aware that I am drawing inspiration from my own story behind the subject, the ongoing script of everything observed.

I love the human form and face. I look for subtle expressions that reveal personality, the story behind the eyes.

St Georges Hill Weybridge Landscape Painting Commissioned

Awards / Exhibitions / Career

I studied at the School of Art at the Bulawayo Technical College. Under Adele Walters I discovered and developed my strength in life drawing and received the college’s Fine Art Award (1969). That same year, a class outing to the park to paint outdoors initiated my love for watercolours.

I went on to a long career in Harare, mostly within the textile industry. I took on painting commissions, sold my work through commissions, solo and joint exhibitions and in small local galleries. It’s a lovely thought that my work is all over the world in people’s homes.

In Zimbabwe I worked only in watercolour, and my subjects were predominately floral and landscape (see Bush Sunrise). Here in the UK, I have taken on private commissions and I have sold work at the Corner Gallery, Carlshalton (see Hydrangea Profusion) and through the studio of Jane Silk, the ceramicist (see Ornamental Orange Tree and Higginson Park).

I am exhibiting at Sixteen Gallery, Cheltenham in March 2022.

I’ve had exciting experiences as a mature student. I lived in Sweden for four years to study (BA European History) and during that time took 3 courses in Western Humanities under Dr. Torbjorn Aaronson, PhD Political Science, Uppsala (2002). As a visiting student for one year, I studied Jewish Art in Late Antiquity at the Hebrew University, Rothberg School, under Professor Lee I. Levine (2003-2004). I now live in Kent.