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.

Digital Art – The Inner Light – Anthony McNamee (aka blamo) – Master Silkscreen Printer – Contemporary Surrey Artist

Digital Art – The Inner Light – Anthony McNamee (aka blamo) – Master Silkscreen Printer – Contemporary Surrey Artist

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Anthony McNamee (aka blamo)

Artist: Anthony McNamee (aka blamo)

Contemporary Digital Art - The Inner Light - Anthony McNamee (aka blamo) - Master Silkscreen Printer - Surrey Artist

The Inner Light

Image Size: Available as Prints, Cards and Posters: Range of sizes and formats
Art Medium: Digital Art
Digital art images available as:
Framed, Laminated or Canvas prints – S M and L
Cards – 200gsm
Posters – A2, A1, A0
Matte print set – 20″ x 16″

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Anthony McNamee (aka blamo)

Digital Artist
and Master Silkscreen Printer

Phone: 01483 856 910
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: blamomc@googlemail.com
Website: blamo@redbubble.com

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About The Artist

Anthony McNamee, aka blamo, is a master silkscreen printer of 38 years and is a long-standing member of the Screen-Printing Association (FESPA) and PRISM – Digital Association.

He studied Art and Design at Jasper Jacobs Design Associates and PRISM Digital Association.

Camel Estuary Padstow Cornwall Painting – Art Gallery – October Light

Camel Estuary Padstow Cornwall Painting – Art Gallery – October Light

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Melanie Cambridge

Artist: Melanie Cambridge

Camel Estuary Painting Cornwall Art Gallery - October Light

Artwork For Sale
Painting Medium: Oil on Canvas
Framed Size: 57 cm x 82 cm
Painting Price: £ 620

Contact The Artist

Melanie Cambridge

Contemporary Professional Artist; Landscapes & Seascapes
Art Tutor, Art Workshops, Residential Courses & Art Group Demonstrations

Purley, London Studio: 0208 660 4982
Mobile: 07970 432 348
Please mention the Surrey Artists website.

Email: mel.cambridge@tiscali.co.uk

Website: melaniecambridge-fine-art.co.uk

Instagram: Artist's Instagram Page

YouTube: Artist's Youtube Channel

Commissions Invited: If you wish to discuss commissioning a painting, then I am happy to travel (within a 50 mile radius) to meet you (free of charge or obligation) to discuss your ideas before taking this further. Please email me to arrange this.

About The Artist

Melanie’s work is based on light and colour. She loves to capture the fleeting effects of light on her subjects, especially where it sparkles on water. In order to do this she paints on location all year around.
As well as painting views of the River Thames, other favourite locations include the Surrey Downs, the River Wey and the Blackwater Estuary in North Essex. Working mainly in oils, she is available for commissioned work, but specializes in landscapes and coastal views of locations personal to her clients rather than portrait work.

Art Groups / Societies

Melanie is an active member of Guildford Art Society, Caterham Art Group and the SAA (Society for All Artists).

Mel Cambridge Purley artist painting at easel en plein air

Art Tutoring

As a tutor, Melanie is a regular visitor to Art Groups around the South East giving demonstrations, running workshops and hosting painting holidays for individuals. She has written four art instruction books for Collins and more recently launched her own range of artist oils, gouache and brushes all of which are available via her website: melaniecambridge-fine-art.co.uk

Art Courses & Online Learning

I teach at residential art courses, which in 2022 include the following;

Art Courses at Dedham Hall Suffolk by Purley Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge

Success with Oils at Dedham Hall, Suffolk

5-Day Painting Break - 9th to 14th May 2022
Join me next year at the wonderful 15th Century Dedham Hall in Constable Country. Enjoy plenty of demonstrations, structured learning within the studio as well as time to sit and paint either within the grounds or out on location around the picturesque Dedham Vale.

Art Courses - Marlborough Summer School - Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge - Purley London

Oils Fast & Loose - Marlborough Summer School

5-Day Residential Courses in 2022
All Summer School courses have been transferred to 2022 alongside new courses.

Full dates and course information will be in the brochure, due out in the New Year. If you would like a copy, please email me with your postal address.

Art Courses - Marlborough Summer School - Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge - Purley London
Art Courses at Dedham Hall Suffolk by Purley Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge

Art Group Demonstrations & Workshops

I can be booked to deliver various demonstrations and workshops. All are available on-line or in person. Here is a selection of what I can offer. However, do please contact me to discuss your ideas and if I can create a bespoke event for your society, I will.

Big Skies over the North Downs - Oils: Let me show you hove to capture skies and clouds on a big scale. Working fast and loose to create a lively painting and incorporating impasto medium for the foreground downland.

Seascapes - Oils: I love painting seascapes and beaches. Working from sketches and photographs to create an atmospheric beach scene under a large open sky, incorporating figures or boats to give a sense of scale and interest.

How to Paint Horses - Gouache, Oils or Oil Pastels: I painted horses as a child, not being very good at riding them! In this demonstration I show how to get the proportions right for both a head and whole horse before moving on to paint a horse head portrait or a whole one in a simple landscape during the second half of the demonstration.

Interpreting Photographs - Gouache, Oils, Mixed Media or Oil Pastels: Many of us paint from photographs. During this demonstration I show you how to use several images to create a planning sketch. Using this sketch with the supporting images to then create a finished painting. If you wish, I am happy to use photographs supplied by the group, unseen by me in advance.

Use those Sketches! - Gouache, Oils, Mixed Media: Taking ideas from my sketchbook, sometimes combining more than one, to paint a landscape, woodland view, river scene, boats in the estuary, or indeed anything else from my sketchbook.

For all enquiries about demonstrations or workshops, please email me or call me (contact details above).

Comments from Art Groups about my On-line Demonstrations

Peterborough Art Society
"Last nights demo was absolutely marvelous. I have had lots of feedback from members to the same effect. It has inspired quite a few of us. I also have had messages from some who could not attend the live meeting and they are pleased that a video will be coming out for them to view. A couple of them had already heard how good it was. How great is that? Thank you once again."

Charnwood Drawing & Painting Club
"Thank you so much for the fine demonstration you gave last evening. We all loved it, and I am sure the demo and the video will convince many of our ardent watercolourists to try oils in the future. In the meantime it was a 'win-win' for all of us."

Downland Art Society, Sussex
"Thank you so much for yesterday it was great and all the feedback received was very encouraging, people love to have their demos at home as they are stuck at home some even professed to prefer it!"

Harpenden Art Club
"Thank you so much for the excellent demonstration you gave for HAC. I think you could tell, from the silence, that everybody was totally absorbed in watching and learning new techniques! It was interesting to see the way you used gouache, the artist's putty and the oil pastels, and to hear your commentary on how you were achieving the effects you wanted."

Beach and Sea – Morning Light Painting – Guildford Art Society Artist Melanie Cambridge

Beach and Sea – Morning Light Painting – Guildford Art Society Artist Melanie Cambridge

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Melanie Cambridge

Artist: Melanie Cambridge

Morning Light Painting - Guildford Art Society Artist Melanie Cambridge

Morning Light

Walk on the beach, enjoying the rolling waves and the view

Artwork For Sale
Painting Medium: Oil on Canvas
Framed Size: 49 cm x 64 cm (in a traditional cream frame with inner slip)
Painting Price: £ 350

Contact The Artist

Melanie Cambridge

Contemporary Professional Artist; Landscapes & Seascapes
Art Tutor, Art Workshops, Residential Courses & Art Group Demonstrations

Purley, London Studio: 0208 660 4982
Mobile: 07970 432 348
Please mention the Surrey Artists website.

Email: mel.cambridge@tiscali.co.uk

Website: melaniecambridge-fine-art.co.uk

Instagram: Artist's Instagram Page

YouTube: Artist's Youtube Channel

Commissions Invited: If you wish to discuss commissioning a painting, then I am happy to travel (within a 50 mile radius) to meet you (free of charge or obligation) to discuss your ideas before taking this further. Please email me to arrange this.

About The Artist

Melanie’s work is based on light and colour. She loves to capture the fleeting effects of light on her subjects, especially where it sparkles on water. In order to do this she paints on location all year around.
As well as painting views of the River Thames, other favourite locations include the Surrey Downs, the River Wey and the Blackwater Estuary in North Essex. Working mainly in oils, she is available for commissioned work, but specializes in landscapes and coastal views of locations personal to her clients rather than portrait work.

Art Groups / Societies

Melanie is an active member of Guildford Art Society, Caterham Art Group and the SAA (Society for All Artists).

Mel Cambridge Purley artist painting at easel en plein air

Art Tutoring

As a tutor, Melanie is a regular visitor to Art Groups around the South East giving demonstrations, running workshops and hosting painting holidays for individuals. She has written four art instruction books for Collins and more recently launched her own range of artist oils, gouache and brushes all of which are available via her website: melaniecambridge-fine-art.co.uk

Art Courses & Online Learning

I teach at residential art courses, which in 2022 include the following;

Art Courses at Dedham Hall Suffolk by Purley Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge

Success with Oils at Dedham Hall, Suffolk

5-Day Painting Break - 9th to 14th May 2022
Join me next year at the wonderful 15th Century Dedham Hall in Constable Country. Enjoy plenty of demonstrations, structured learning within the studio as well as time to sit and paint either within the grounds or out on location around the picturesque Dedham Vale.

Art Courses - Marlborough Summer School - Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge - Purley London

Oils Fast & Loose - Marlborough Summer School

5-Day Residential Courses in 2022
All Summer School courses have been transferred to 2022 alongside new courses.

Full dates and course information will be in the brochure, due out in the New Year. If you would like a copy, please email me with your postal address.

Art Courses - Marlborough Summer School - Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge - Purley London
Art Courses at Dedham Hall Suffolk by Purley Surrey Artist Melanie Cambridge

Art Group Demonstrations & Workshops

I can be booked to deliver various demonstrations and workshops. All are available on-line or in person. Here is a selection of what I can offer. However, do please contact me to discuss your ideas and if I can create a bespoke event for your society, I will.

Big Skies over the North Downs - Oils: Let me show you hove to capture skies and clouds on a big scale. Working fast and loose to create a lively painting and incorporating impasto medium for the foreground downland.

Seascapes - Oils: I love painting seascapes and beaches. Working from sketches and photographs to create an atmospheric beach scene under a large open sky, incorporating figures or boats to give a sense of scale and interest.

How to Paint Horses - Gouache, Oils or Oil Pastels: I painted horses as a child, not being very good at riding them! In this demonstration I show how to get the proportions right for both a head and whole horse before moving on to paint a horse head portrait or a whole one in a simple landscape during the second half of the demonstration.

Interpreting Photographs - Gouache, Oils, Mixed Media or Oil Pastels: Many of us paint from photographs. During this demonstration I show you how to use several images to create a planning sketch. Using this sketch with the supporting images to then create a finished painting. If you wish, I am happy to use photographs supplied by the group, unseen by me in advance.

Use those Sketches! - Gouache, Oils, Mixed Media: Taking ideas from my sketchbook, sometimes combining more than one, to paint a landscape, woodland view, river scene, boats in the estuary, or indeed anything else from my sketchbook.

For all enquiries about demonstrations or workshops, please email me or call me (contact details above).

Comments from Art Groups about my On-line Demonstrations

Peterborough Art Society
"Last nights demo was absolutely marvelous. I have had lots of feedback from members to the same effect. It has inspired quite a few of us. I also have had messages from some who could not attend the live meeting and they are pleased that a video will be coming out for them to view. A couple of them had already heard how good it was. How great is that? Thank you once again."

Charnwood Drawing & Painting Club
"Thank you so much for the fine demonstration you gave last evening. We all loved it, and I am sure the demo and the video will convince many of our ardent watercolourists to try oils in the future. In the meantime it was a 'win-win' for all of us."

Downland Art Society, Sussex
"Thank you so much for yesterday it was great and all the feedback received was very encouraging, people love to have their demos at home as they are stuck at home some even professed to prefer it!"

Harpenden Art Club
"Thank you so much for the excellent demonstration you gave for HAC. I think you could tell, from the silence, that everybody was totally absorbed in watching and learning new techniques! It was interesting to see the way you used gouache, the artist's putty and the oil pastels, and to hear your commentary on how you were achieving the effects you wanted."