Moonlit Clearing – Ink and Watercolour Art by Guildford Art Society Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Moonlit Clearing – Ink and Watercolour Art by Guildford Art Society Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Moonlit Clearing - Ink and Watercolour Art - Guildford Art Society Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

The Moonlit Clearing

This was inspired by an online drawing challenge prompt: ‘Sun and Moon’ and is a composition that I had tried before without success. After some experimentation with masking and techniques for creating the trees, I thought I would give it another go and was pleased with the outcome!

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.

Watercolour & Pastel Portrait – Contemporary Guildford Art Society Artist Aly Lloyd – Soul

Watercolour & Pastel Portrait – Contemporary Guildford Art Society Artist Aly Lloyd – Soul

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Aly Lloyd

Watercolour & Pastel Portrait - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd

Portrait: Soul

Image Size: A3: 11.7″ x 16.5″
Art Medium: Mixed Media (Watercolour and Pastel)
Limited Edition, Hand-Signed, Giclée Fine Art Prints only
Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Aly Lloyd

Guildford

Figurative and Portrait Artist

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: byalylloyd@gmail.com

Website: byalylloyd.co.uk

Instagram: byalylloyd

Facebook: byalylloyd

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About The Artist

I’m a figurative & portrait artist based in Guildford, Surrey. I’ve always had a fascination with life drawing, the human form and representing people, personalities and emotions through portraiture.

I am self-taught and have learnt my craft through years of practice and experimentation.

I am regularly commissioned for portraits, but also produce my personal work which tends to focus on representations of women. I like to play around with contrasting elements in my work by using different mediums, styles, textures and colours that create various layers and elements to a piece.

Aly Lloyd Guildford Surrey Portrait Artist

Guildford Portrait and Figurative Artist, Aly Lloyd

Black & White Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Monochrome Art - Guildford Surrey Artist Aly Lloyd
Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd
Dog Portrait - Guildford Animal Artist Aly Lloyd - Pet Portraits

Art Group / Exhibitions

I am a member of Member of the Guildford Art Society.

Recently 'Portrait Artist of the Week' 2020 - Sky TV, 3rd Place

Woman’s Portrait in Ink, Graphite & Pastel – Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd – Unmasked

Woman’s Portrait in Ink, Graphite & Pastel – Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd – Unmasked

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Aly Lloyd

Woman's Portrait in Ink, Graphite & Pastel - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd

Monochrome Portrait of Woman: Unmasked

Image Size: A3: 11.7″ x 16.5″
Art Medium: Mixed Media (Ink, Graphite and Pastel)
Limited Edition, Hand-Signed, Giclée Fine Art Prints available
Original Painting: Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Aly Lloyd

Guildford

Figurative and Portrait Artist

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: byalylloyd@gmail.com

Website: byalylloyd.co.uk

Instagram: byalylloyd

Facebook: byalylloyd

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About The Artist

I’m a figurative & portrait artist based in Guildford, Surrey. I’ve always had a fascination with life drawing, the human form and representing people, personalities and emotions through portraiture.

I am self-taught and have learnt my craft through years of practice and experimentation.

I am regularly commissioned for portraits, but also produce my personal work which tends to focus on representations of women. I like to play around with contrasting elements in my work by using different mediums, styles, textures and colours that create various layers and elements to a piece.

Aly Lloyd Guildford Surrey Portrait Artist

Guildford Portrait and Figurative Artist, Aly Lloyd

Black & White Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Monochrome Art - Guildford Surrey Artist Aly Lloyd
Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd
Dog Portrait - Guildford Animal Artist Aly Lloyd - Pet Portraits

Art Group / Exhibitions

I am a member of Member of the Guildford Art Society.

Recently 'Portrait Artist of the Week' 2020 - Sky TV, 3rd Place

Woman with Earrings – Portrait Painting in Watercolour Acrylic & Pastel – Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd – Enigma

Woman with Earrings – Portrait Painting in Watercolour Acrylic & Pastel – Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd – Enigma

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Aly Lloyd

Portrait of Woman with Earrings by Guildford Art Society member Aly Lloyd - Enigma

Portrait of Woman with Earrings: Enigma

Image Size: A3: 11.7″ x 16.5″
Art Medium: Mixed Media (Watercolour, Acrylic and Pastel)
Limited Edition, Hand-Signed, Giclée Fine Art Prints available
Original Painting: Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Aly Lloyd

Guildford

Figurative and Portrait Artist

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: byalylloyd@gmail.com

Website: byalylloyd.co.uk

Instagram: byalylloyd

Facebook: byalylloyd

Gallery Of Art

About The Artist

I’m a figurative & portrait artist based in Guildford, Surrey. I’ve always had a fascination with life drawing, the human form and representing people, personalities and emotions through portraiture.

I am self-taught and have learnt my craft through years of practice and experimentation.

I am regularly commissioned for portraits, but also produce my personal work which tends to focus on representations of women. I like to play around with contrasting elements in my work by using different mediums, styles, textures and colours that create various layers and elements to a piece.

Aly Lloyd Guildford Surrey Portrait Artist

Guildford Portrait and Figurative Artist, Aly Lloyd

Black & White Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Monochrome Art - Guildford Surrey Artist Aly Lloyd
Portrait of Woman - Contemporary Guildford Artist Aly Lloyd
Dog Portrait - Guildford Animal Artist Aly Lloyd - Pet Portraits

Art Group / Exhibitions

I am a member of Member of the Guildford Art Society.

Recently 'Portrait Artist of the Week' 2020 - Sky TV, 3rd Place

Moroccan Courtyard – Fine Art Prints – Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Moroccan Courtyard – Fine Art Prints – Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Jennifer Brown (Hampton)

Artist: Jennifer Brown (Hampton)

Moroccan Courtyard - Fine Art Prints - Hampton London Artist Jennifer Brown

Moroccan Courtyard

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Image Size: 70cm x 50cm
Original Art Medium: Acrylic
Fine Art Prints are limited to an edition of 10 and are signed by the artist
Print Price: £85

Contact The Artist

Jennifer Brown

Hampton London

Acrylic Paintings, Collage & Fine Art Prints

Phone: 07985 544 168

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: jenniferbrown56@aol.com

Website: www.jenniferbrownart.co.uk

Gallery Of Art 1: Recent Work

About The Artist

Self taught artist inspired by stained glass. Taught at adult education stained glass classes in Richmond and ran workshops.

Set up a millennial glass project at an old people’s day centre in Surrey before retirement when I started painting.

My background before that was in hairdressing and newspaper journalism.

I try to make my paintings thoughtful and current. During the Pandemic I have focused on the big issue of Climate Change and the tiny things in nature I had never thought about before Covid Lockdown.

Walking in Bushy Park, close to home, the changing seasons suddenly became more vivid and spectacular.

Seared Earth - Figurative Art Now Exhibition Mall Galleries London
Coronavirus Pandemic - Locked Down Figurative Art Now Exhibition London Mall Galleries UK
Earth Beneath My Feet - Figurative Art Now Exhibition Mall Galleries London

Art Exhibitions

Have shown work in Artists Magazine exhibitions, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham, and Richmond Arthouse studios. I have three paintings (shown above) selected by Mall Galleries London for the online exhibition “Figurative Art Now”.

Above paintings (from left to right) are ‘Seared Earth’ ‘Locked Down’ & ‘Earth Beneath My Feet’.

They are on display in the Mall Galleries online exhibition “Figurative Art Now” from July 20th to September 20th 2021.

Art Groups / Societies

Not currently a member of a local art group.

Art Gallery 2: Flowers