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

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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

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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.

Post Box and Telephone Box – Book Swap – Onslow Village Guildford – Ink and Watercolour Painting – Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Post Box and Telephone Box – Book Swap – Onslow Village Guildford – Ink and Watercolour Painting – Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Post Box and Telephone Box - Onslow Village Book Swap Guildford - Ink and Watercolour Painting - Surrey 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.

High Street, Guildford – Malcolm Surridge – Artist – Landscape Painting in Pastels – Surrey Artists Gallery

High Street, Guildford – Malcolm Surridge – Artist – Landscape Painting in Pastels – Surrey Artists Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Malcolm Surridge

Artist: Malcolm Surridge

High Street, Guildford - Malcolm Surridge - Artist - Landscape Painting in Pastels - Surrey Artists Gallery

High Street, Guildford

Art Medium: Pastel on Card
Image Size: 30cm x 38cm
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints available from £40
Pen Drawings from £120
Original Paintings from £250

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Malcolm Surridge

Surbiton Art Studio: 10 Pyne Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7BN
Paintings in Pastels and Drawings
Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Phone: 0208 399 1252
Mobile: 07908 366 061
Email: malcolm.surridge@sky.com
Website: malcolmsurridge.co.uk

About The Artist

I specialise in creating bright, vibrant pastel paintings, using intense colour, lighting and atmospheric effects, which enable me to transform simple subjects into the magical. I focus on Italian, Mediterranean and English themes, from landscape to more close-up studies of windows, doorways, floral and still-life subjects. I also enjoy working in pen and wash

Born in 1952, I come from a long line of artists and can trace my ancestry back to Richard Wilson, the well-known 18th century English “romantic” painter. I studied at the City of London Polytechnic and the Wimbledon School of Art before embarking on a career as freelance artist and illustrator.

In addition to book-jacket illustration, I have produced work for television, films and museums, and have painted murals for commercial companies, and more recently, as a Lecturer in Art and Design.

My first love, however, has always been landscape painting. Capturing the effects of lighting and atmosphere, enables me to turn simple objects into the magical, always with the intention to convey the very essence of the subject, rather than just merely state the obvious.

Work has been exhibited in various galleries in London and the South East.

Solo Art Exhibitions

• 2016 – Arthouse Gallery Surbiton – Exhibition of pastels, watercolours and pen drawings
• 2014 and 2015 – The Greene Room, Cobham. Exhibition of local views
• 2012 – The Greene Room, Cobham. Exhibition of local scenes
• 2011 – The Greene Room, Cobham. Summer exhibition
• 2011 – Pastoral Centre, St Joseph’s, New Malden. Exhibition of original paintings and prints
• 2007 and 2008 – Open Studio and exhibition
• 2006 – Open Studio and Exhibition, Artist Studio, London
• 2005 – Solo Exhibition, Surrey County Council, County Hall, upon Thames, Surrey
• 2005 – Open Studio and Exhibition, Artist’s Studio, Surbiton, Surrey
• 2004 – Open Studio and Exhibition, Artist’s Studio, Surbiton, Surrey
• 2004 – Solo exhibition, Surrey County Council, County Hall, upon Thames, Surrey
• 2003 – Spring and Autumn Open Studio and Home Shows
• 2002 – Surrey County Council, County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
• 2002 – Spring and Autumn Open Studio and Home Shows
• 2001 – Spring Exhibition – New Paintings of Italy, John Arthur Art Gallery, Dorking, Surrey
• 2001 – Spring and Autumn Open Studio and Home Shows
• 2000 – Spring exhibition recent paintings of Italy, John Arthur Art Gallery, Dorking, Surrey
• 1997 – Aspects of Italy, Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Group Art Exhibitions

• On-going from 2009 – Arthouse Gallery, Surbiton. On-going exhibition of work
• 2010-2018 – Artists and prints at Arthouse Gallery Surbiton
• 2014 to date – Framers Gallery, Wareham. On-going exhibition of work with other gallery artists
• 2009 to date – Multiple commissions for private clients and commercial companies
• 2009 to date – The Greene Room, Cobham. On-going exhibition of work with other gallery artists
• 2012 – Mulberry Tree Gallery, Swanage, Dorset. Joint exhibition
• 2010 to 2011 – The Gentle Gallery, Dorking. Joint exhibition
• 2009 – John Arthur Gallery, Dorking. Joint exhibition
• 2009 – Knapp Gallery, Regent’s Park, London. Joint exhibition
• 2008 – Surbiton Open Studios event
• 2008 – Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London SE1. Joint exhibition
• 2007 – 2008 – Advocate Art Gallery, Wimbledon. Joint exhibition with other gallery artists
• 2007 – John Arthur Gallery, Dorking. Joint exhibition
• 2007 – 8 Proprietary Orders for Open Edition Prints, Encore Art Group, Canada
• 2007 – 4 images for Open Edition Fine Art Prints, Encore Art Group, Vancouver
• 2006 – Open Edition fine art prints of 6 images, Canadian Art Prints, Vancouver
• 2006 – 6 greeting cards for fine art range, Sunrise Greetings, Indianapollis, USA
• 2006 – Sub-licensing of images for calendars and tableware, Gallerie La Facette, Canada
• 2005 – Greeting Cards, Paperhouse Group, Gloucester
• 2005 – Open Edition Fine Art Prints, Canadian Art Prints inc, Vancouver, Canada
• 2005 – Greeting Cards, Sunrise Greetings, Bloomington. Indianapolis, USA
• 2005 – Restaurant scene designs for coasters, Thirstystone, USA
• 2005 – Framed resin shadow boxes of restaurant scenes, New View Gifts, Philadelphia
• 2004 – Cover design and illustrations for wine catalogue, The Wine Society, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
• 2004 – Christmas Cards, Ling Design, Bath, Somerset
• 2004 – Open Edition Fine Art Prints, Canadian Art Prints, Vancouver, Canada
• 2003 – Fine Art Prints, Canadian Art Prints inc, Vancouver, Canada
• 2003 – Cover design and illustrations for wine catalogue, The Wine Society, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Guildford High Street – Pirbright Art Club – Watercolour Gallery – Surrey Artist David Harmer

Guildford High Street – Pirbright Art Club – Watercolour Gallery – Surrey Artist David Harmer

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: David Harmer (Woking)

Artist: David Harmer (Woking)

Guildford High Street - Pirbright Art Club - Watercolour Gallery - Surrey Artist David Harmer

Art Medium: Watercolour
Image Size: 30cm x 40cm
Price: Original Painting Sold
Originals from £75

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

David Harmer

Watercolour Artist

St. John's Village, Woking, Surrey

Phone: 01483 767 200
Mobile: 0750 036 5463
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: davidrpharmer@gmail.com
Website: www.davidharmerwatercolour.co.uk
Blog: www.offtoafineart.com

About The Artist

I have been painting in watercolour now for about twenty years. Most of what I have learned has been through observation and tuition at workshops, and through art clubs. I live now in St. Johns Village, not far from the Basingstoke canal, which in itself is an inspiration, offering up endless subjects changing throughout the year.

This gallery is a showcase of some of my watercolour paintings. For a full set see my website. Some of them are recent, and some are not so, but just retained because I like them. Some of them were sold long ago, others are still available. Waterways are a constant favourite, either local or from my travels. There is nothing quite like watercolour for depicting water, however, the gallery does show quite a mix of subjects and as you can see, elephants have fascinated me for some time.

David Harmer Woking Surrey Artist

Watercolour is my chosen medium. It can be infuriating, but rewarding when successful. I have come a long way with it, but there is always more to do, so am unlikely to change to another medium. Occasionally I add some ink for a particular effect, otherwise I depend on the purity of watercolour.

Painting is for me a pleasure, and exhibiting is part of the experience. I usually exhibit locally four or five times a year, with regular venues in Guildford and Pirbright.

Sales enquiries are are gladly received. I don't as yet produce prints, maybe I will one day, but so far have only sold originals. I have sent pictures all over the globe, and can go into detail if you want to enquire about any particular painting. At the time of writing this, the paintings which I have sold are widely distributed not only across the UK, but also hang in collections in France, Eire, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I am always very pleased to receive commissions.

Art Groups

Full exhibiting member of Woking Society of Arts
Exhibiting member of Pirbright Art Club

Art Exhibitions

Denbies Art Gallery, Dorking from 21st to 27th June 2021.

Websites For Artists

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

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Art WebsiteTestimonial

"This is the second website that Chris and Colette from Surrey Artists have designed for me and I am delighted with the result. They put in an amazing amount of work collating a large amount of detail to ensure my paintings are professionally displayed.
The finished website has already attracted a large number of serious enquiries some of which have been converted"

David Harmer

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Guildford – River-Wey – Surrey Art Gallery

Guildford – River-Wey – Surrey Art Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: David Harmer (Woking)

Artist: David Harmer (Woking)

Guildford - River-Wey - Surrey Art Gallery
Art Medium: Watercolour
Image Size: 30cm x 40cm
Price: Original Painting Sold
Originals from £75

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

David Harmer

Watercolour Artist

St. John's Village, Woking, Surrey

Phone: 01483 767 200
Mobile: 0750 036 5463
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: davidrpharmer@gmail.com
Website: www.davidharmerwatercolour.co.uk
Blog: www.offtoafineart.com

About The Artist

I have been painting in watercolour now for about twenty years. Most of what I have learned has been through observation and tuition at workshops, and through art clubs. I live now in St. Johns Village, not far from the Basingstoke canal, which in itself is an inspiration, offering up endless subjects changing throughout the year.

This gallery is a showcase of some of my watercolour paintings. For a full set see my website. Some of them are recent, and some are not so, but just retained because I like them. Some of them were sold long ago, others are still available. Waterways are a constant favourite, either local or from my travels. There is nothing quite like watercolour for depicting water, however, the gallery does show quite a mix of subjects and as you can see, elephants have fascinated me for some time.

David Harmer Woking Surrey Artist

Watercolour is my chosen medium. It can be infuriating, but rewarding when successful. I have come a long way with it, but there is always more to do, so am unlikely to change to another medium. Occasionally I add some ink for a particular effect, otherwise I depend on the purity of watercolour.

Painting is for me a pleasure, and exhibiting is part of the experience. I usually exhibit locally four or five times a year, with regular venues in Guildford and Pirbright.

Sales enquiries are are gladly received. I don't as yet produce prints, maybe I will one day, but so far have only sold originals. I have sent pictures all over the globe, and can go into detail if you want to enquire about any particular painting. At the time of writing this, the paintings which I have sold are widely distributed not only across the UK, but also hang in collections in France, Eire, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I am always very pleased to receive commissions.

Art Groups

Full exhibiting member of Woking Society of Arts
Exhibiting member of Pirbright Art Club

Art Exhibitions

Denbies Art Gallery, Dorking from 21st to 27th June 2021.

Websites For Artists

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

Art Website Builder - Surrey Artists site for David Harmer Watercolour

Art WebsiteTestimonial

"This is the second website that Chris and Colette from Surrey Artists have designed for me and I am delighted with the result. They put in an amazing amount of work collating a large amount of detail to ensure my paintings are professionally displayed.
The finished website has already attracted a large number of serious enquiries some of which have been converted"

David Harmer

Art Website by Surrey Artists