Bush Sunrise – African-inspired Artwork – Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks

Bush Sunrise – African-inspired Artwork – Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks

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Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Bush Sunrise - African-inspired Artwork - Kent Landscape Artist Sally Banks
Image Size: 36cm x 26cm
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting: Sold
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Sally Banks

Figurative, Landscapes, Floral and Portraiture in Acrylic and Watercolour

Phone: 077061 44544

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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.

Summer Hedgerow Guildford Art Society member, Ash Artist Ingrid Skogland

Summer Hedgerow Guildford Art Society member, Ash Artist Ingrid Skogland

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Ingrid Skoglund

Artist: Ingrid Skoglund

Summer Hedgerow Guildford Art Society member, Ash Artist Ingrid Skogland

Summer Hedgerow

Cow parsley blossom gleams
in waves of flowery foam
against the quiet wayside
end-of-summer hedge

Poetry by the Artist

Image Size: 24″ x 20″
Art Medium: Acrylic, unframed
Original Painting Price: £250

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Ingrid Skoglund

Ash near Guildford, Surrey
Contemporary artist working in Mixed Media
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Email: ingridskoglund@me.com
Website: artbyingridskoglund.me

Gallery of Ingrid's Art

About The Artist

Ingrid Skoglund is a mix of German and Swedish, although born in Ash in Surrey where she still lives and paints.

She has had a lifelong passion for watercolour although her main focus for over 20 years was as Managing Director of a demanding business. Selling out a few years ago, allowed her finally to take up painting full time.

Ingrid is pretty much self-taught, so doesn't have too many rules and loves trying to push watercolour to its limits - in particular to mix it with dye and foil to give a chaotic vibrancy . She also like to mix botanical accuracy with the abstract . She is currently building her portfolio of galleries and exhibitions and is amazed by the interest in her work.

Ingrid's website includes galleries of her paintings of views, animals, flowers, portraits and figures, acrylics and abstracts.

"I work unconventionally with various media to produce unexpected and unpredictable effects. I rarely use a brush and am currently working with the toxic fumes of alcohol ink and isopropyl although the beautiful translucent effects are worth it. A photo of the work just can’t capture it so if you like the image – the real thing is even better – just beautiful. I also often work with acrylic and silicone oil – pushing the mix around with a hot hairdryer and finishing off with a blow torch.

I don’t do cards or prints and I can’t replicate a piece of work . If you buy one of my pieces it’s not just original it’s totally unique. "

Awards

Winner of the Chairman's Award for the public vote at autumn 2016 Woking Art Society Exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery in Woking.

She is seen below receiving the award from the Chairman below for her painting A Day at The Seaside.

In 2017 Ingrid was named 'Artist of The Year' by Pirbright Art Club.

She was also shortlisted by West Of England Royal Academy for her painting We’re Not Afraid Of Anything.

Winner Of The Alliott's Award for Best Contemporary Work at Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2017 for Yep Tide’s Out, pictured below.

Ingrid Painting - Winner of the Chairman’s Award for Woking Art Society Exhibition at The Lightbox for A Day At The Seaside
Ingrid receiving Chairman’s Award for Woking Art Society Exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery
Winner Of The Alliotts Award for Best Contemporary Work at Guildford Art Society Autumn Exhibition 2017

Art Group / Exhibitions

Member of Pirbright Art Club, Guildford Art Society (Exhibitions Coordinator), Village Artists and West Surrey Artists.

As well as exhibitions with these art groups, artwork is also exhibited in London and the South of England;  on occasion with The Royal Watercolour  Society at The Bankside Gallery, The Gosport Hampshire Open and frequently at Denbies Art Gallery, Dorking.

Art on Display at Hartley Witney, Hampshire Gallery

Work regularly on display and for sale at the Peter Richardson Gallery, 65 High Street Hartley Witney, Hampshire RG27

Autumn Approaching – Cornwall Art Gallery – Woking Surrey Artist Elisabeth Carolan – Guildford Art Society

Autumn Approaching – Cornwall Art Gallery – Woking Surrey Artist Elisabeth Carolan – Guildford Art Society

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Elisabeth Carolan

Artist: Elisabeth Carolan

Autumn Approaching - Cornwall Art Gallery - Woking Surrey Artist Elisabeth Carolan - Guildford Art Society

Autumn Approaching

Cornish Coast View

Art Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Size: 56 x 56 cm
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Elisabeth Carolan

Woking

Artist In Acrylic & Mixed Media

Mobile: 07796 825 206
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Email: ielisabethc@hotmail.com
Website: www.elisabethcarolan.co.uk

About The Artist

Elisabeth began painting in 1999, attending weekly classes for nearly five years, led by a professional artist.

She works mostly in acrylics and mixed media, with special emphasis on light and using vibrant colours as well as interesting textures, so creating vivid movement in her paintings.

Her favourite subjects are flowing landscapes in all seasons and strong seascapes.

Elisabeth is represented by the Francis Iles Gallery and through them has had her work successfully exhibited at the prestigious Affordable Art Fair in London.

Allotments Painting Tony Todd

Art Groups

Elisabeth is a member of various Art Societies, with whom she exhibits regularly, amongst them Guildford and Woking Art Societies, West Surrey Artists, as well as Lloyd’s of London Art Group. She has won several awards for her paintings.

Elisabeth’s work has been shown within the Society of Women Artists (SWA) exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London on various occasions.

Allotments Painting Tony Todd

Cornwall Memories – Wild Flowers and Sea View Painting – Cornish Art Gallery – Woking Surrey Artist

Cornwall Memories – Wild Flowers and Sea View Painting – Cornish Art Gallery – Woking Surrey Artist

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Elisabeth Carolan

Artist: Elisabeth Carolan

Cornwall Memories - Wild Flowers and Sea View - Cornish Art Gallery - Woking Artist

Cornwall Memories

Art Medium: Mixed Media
Framed Size: 69 x 51 cm
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Elisabeth Carolan

Woking

Artist In Acrylic & Mixed Media

Mobile: 07796 825 206
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: ielisabethc@hotmail.com
Website: www.elisabethcarolan.co.uk

About The Artist

Elisabeth began painting in 1999, attending weekly classes for nearly five years, led by a professional artist.

She works mostly in acrylics and mixed media, with special emphasis on light and using vibrant colours as well as interesting textures, so creating vivid movement in her paintings.

Her favourite subjects are flowing landscapes in all seasons and strong seascapes.

Elisabeth is represented by the Francis Iles Gallery and through them has had her work successfully exhibited at the prestigious Affordable Art Fair in London.

Allotments Painting Tony Todd

Art Groups

Elisabeth is a member of various Art Societies, with whom she exhibits regularly, amongst them Guildford and Woking Art Societies, West Surrey Artists, as well as Lloyd’s of London Art Group. She has won several awards for her paintings.

Elisabeth’s work has been shown within the Society of Women Artists (SWA) exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in London on various occasions.

Allotments Painting Tony Todd