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

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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

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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.

Carshalton Ponds and All Saints Church at Dusk – Oil Collage and Gold Leaf – London Artist Penny Smith

Carshalton Ponds and All Saints Church at Dusk – Oil Collage and Gold Leaf – London Artist Penny Smith

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Penny Smith

Artist: Penny Smith

Carshalton Ponds and All Saints Church at Dusk - Oil Collage and Gold Leaf - London Artist Penny Smith
Image Size: 20″ x 20″
Art Medium: Oil Collage and Gold Leaf
Original Painting Price: £600
Limited Edition A4 Prints – £40.00
Cards of Paintings For Sale £2.00 each

Commissions Invited

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Penny Smith

Carshalton

Colourful Vibrant Paintings - Mixed-Media
Limited Edition A4 Prints
A4 Prints of all Paintings also Mounted - £75.00
Murals on Commission and Greetings Cards

Phone: 07768 453276

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: pennyjanesmith84@gmail.com

Website: pennysmithartist.com

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About The Artist

Born in India, I moved to London and went to the Central School of Art. I then worked as a designer in TV and Film - started with film director Ken Russell. I then returned to my art.

Avenue of Birch Trees in Autumn - Sold Art by Carshalton Artist Penny Smith

Avenue of Birch Trees in Autumn - Sold Art by Artist Penny Smith

Art Group / Exhibitions

Penny is a member of Chelsea Arts Club, Carshalton and Wallington Art Group and is a Royal Academy Friends Member.

She has held exhibitions in Cornwall, Italy and London. Please refer to Penny's website for details.

Battersea Power Station before development – Photographic Artist Sue Roche – Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

Battersea Power Station before development – Photographic Artist Sue Roche – Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Battersea Power Station before development - Photographic Artist Sue Roche - Associate of the Royal Photographic Society

Battersea Power Station

Illuminated on a still September evening in 2013, before redevelopment.

Image Size: Various sizes from £30
Art Medium: Photograph on Aluminium or on quality photographic paper
White textured mount
Please contact Sue for further details

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Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Travel Photographer: People, Landscapes and Architecture

Phone: +44(0)7910 642199

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: sue@suerochephotography.co.uk

Website: suerochephotography.co.uk

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About The Artist

'An Alternative View'

Based in Guildford, Surrey, Sue is a quirky travel photographer. Her images reflect her passion for travel and photography, capturing the simple beauty and juxtapositions of people, landscapes and architecture.

Using mirrorless cameras, one of which is converted for infrared photography, Sue's contemporary images are printed directly onto aluminium or onto quality photographic paper.

The direct prints onto aluminium, provide a matte, glare-free finish with an edge-to-edge contemporary style. They are light, colour and water resistant, which makes these photographs suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and even sheltered outdoor areas.

Exhibitions

"Exhibiting mainly in Surrey and London, I especially enjoy working in the galleries, meeting art lovers and appreciating the warm response and interest in my travel photography."

Further Information

Sue has the following collections which can be viewed on her website:

London; Rural Italy; Venice; Coast; Flowers and Trees; Architecture; Photo Fringe 2020; Best Sellers and New Releases.

Fine Art Prints – Moonlight Seaside Coast View – Shepperton Artist Derek Cooke

Fine Art Prints – Moonlight Seaside Coast View – Shepperton Artist Derek Cooke

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Fine Art Prints - Moonlight Sea View With Dramatic Cloud And Sky - Shepperton Artist Derek Cooke

Moonlight Fantasy (Swanage Dorset)

Moonbeams enchant the water
Radiating magic
Dispelling sadness
Bringing dreams to life.

Poem by Diane Cooke

Large Size: Approx 80cm x 60cm
Art Medium: Acrylic
Limited Edition Giclee Fine Art Prints with Poem
Framed and Unframed Prints Available

Contact The Artist

Derek Cooke

Artist in Watercolour and Acrylic

Fine Art Prints with Poem for sale

Phone: 01932 566535

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: info@derekcookeart.co.uk

Website: derekcookeart.co.uk

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About The Artist

I went to sea at 15 with the Royal Navy and came ashore again 12 years later having experienced typhoons in the Pacific, hurricanes in the Atlantic, the deep freeze of the Arctic and monsoons of the tropics; but such beauty everywhere.

Then after 3 years in commerce which was illuminating but boring, I became a Financial Adviser for the next 47 years, which on balance I found wonderfully fulfilling.

Even after all that time, salt water still flows through my veins but I love the dry land and all its surprises too.

I have had no formal training but had been painting in water colour on and off for about twenty years. After trying acrylics in about 2015 the bug bit: I had to become a painter!

Derek Cooke - Shepperton Artist - Fine Art Prints Of Original Paintings For Sale

Poems

Each of the prints of my original paintings comes with a thought provoking four line verse, written by Diane Cooke who has taught and inspired KS2 children for many years, with a special interest in developing their creative writing skills.

Prints and Framing

Limited Edition
Each print is Limited Edition and comes with a certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist.

Print Quality
Our Giclee fine art prints use pigment based none fade inks which typically last for 100 + years and offer the best possible reproduction of colour and hue. They are printed on slightly textured Museum Heritage 310 gsm Fine Art Paper.

Print Sizes
The standard sizes are shown with each picture but should you prefer larger or smaller prints please ask for a quote. Please remember measurements are in centimetres and approximate to within a very few millimetres.

Package & Postage
P&P is included in prices for the UK. Outside the UK please ask for a quote.

Framing
Framed prints are available on my Etsy Shop.

Unframed Prints
Unframed prints from my website are delivered rolled in strong tubes.

Websites For Artists

The Derek Cooke 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

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

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London – Tower Bridge – English Landmark – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

London – Tower Bridge – English Landmark – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Mark Dorsett

Artist: Mark Dorsett

London - Tower Bridge - English Landmark - Mark Dorsett - Watercolour and Oil Paintings - Littleton Artists Group

Tower Bridge, London

Image Size: 90cm x 70cm
Art Medium: Oil
Original Painting: not for sale
Limited Edition Prints available

Commissions Invited

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Mark Dorsett

Painter In Oils and Watercolour
Landscapes, Portraits, Equestrian and Still Life

Phone: 01784 457 719
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: mark@surreyartists.co.uk
Website: www.markdorsett.com

About The Artist

Mark is a self-taught artist, and began painting in 1992 after attending classes by Alan Hume, a Staines artist whose draughtsman skills in watercolour and Pastel inspired Mark to start painting in watercolour.

Subsequently, Mark joined the Sunbury Art Group for a few years, but due to business commitments, discontinued painting until some 15 years later. In 2007 he joined the Littleton Artists Group, where he learnt to paint in oils under the tutelage of professional artist John Green.

Mark has exhibited at the Chertsey Gallery and exhibited at the Bank Gallery, Chobham in July 2010.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Littleton Artists Group: Contact John Green 01932 854 443
Please mention Surrey Artists website when you contact Littleton Artists Group