Boat Ashore – Southwold Harbour by Guildford Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

Boat Ashore – Southwold Harbour by Guildford Surrey Artist Simon de Kretser

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Artist: Simon de Kretser

Artist: Simon de Kretser

Boat Ashore - Southwold Harbour by Guildford Art Society 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

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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.

Bridge at Arles – River Rhône South of France – Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers – Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting –

Bridge at Arles – River Rhône South of France – Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers – Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting –

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Artist: Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Bridge at Arles - River Rhône South of France - Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers - Artist Richard Waldron Oil Painting -

Image Size: 40cm x 50cm
Art Medium: Oil on Board painted en plein air
Original Painting: Not Available
Limited Edition Giclée Prints: £650 Framed

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Richard Waldron FCSD FISTD

Biggin Hill near Tatsfield, Kent

Award-Winning Artist and Tutor

Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, mostly in a "post-impresssionist" style

Phone: 07710 392758

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: RichardWaldron39@gmail.com

Website: richardwaldron-art.com

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About The Artist

For most of my life I lived in Surrey. I loved painting from a young age (see oil painting, aged 8 below).

I studied at Croydon College of Art from1960-63 and then worked as a graphic designer until 2007, giving one day a week to teaching in Colleges of Art; Hull, Norwich, Epsom, Croydon and Reigate.

I taught drawing and painting to adults at Ruxley Lane, Epsom and also practiced as a portrait photographer. In 2009, I concentrated on fine art, photography and teaching.

I was a member of the Dorking Art Group and I also still tutor a group in Caterham, where I was born. Now I have moved to Biggin Hill in Kent, just a few yards from Tatsfield.

I paint landscape, portrait, still life; telling a story or expressing an emotion, emphasising light, tone and colour.

I work in a varied style, but mostly "post-impresssionist", or "academic" rendering.

I work both in my studio or 'en plein air'.

Decanter and Glasses - Aspiring Artist Richard Waldron Aged 8

Artwork by the talented Richard, Aged 8!

Awards

  • Won Best Professional Still Life in SAA Artists of the Year 2020
  • Bronze Frame in the ArtisTTable still life competition "Be Still"
  • Awarded Certificate of Excellence by ArtaVita for their annual competition and invited to hang work in New York
  • Shortlisted for the Pastel Society exhibition in the Mall Galleries
  • Won a Special Recognition Award for the 10th Annual Landscapes Online" in 2020

Art Tutor

Some are born with a natural talent, (for instance Picasso could draw beautifully at age 7); that applies in all walks of life. However, drawing and painting is often not well taught! My structured methods can bring out the best in any budding artist.

Media

Acrylics, Acrylic Inks, Coloured Pencil, Drawing, Gouache, Mixed Media, Oils, Oil Pastel, Pastels, Pencil/Charcoal, Pen & Ink, Pen & Wash, Watercolour, Watercolour Pencil, Water Soluble Pastels

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Ex-Member Dorking Group of Artists.
Current Member Bromley Art Society
Member of The Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers Arts and Crafts Group (Freeman of the City)

SAA Artists
Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers
Fellow of the International Society of Typographic Designers

Galleries

Otters Pool Gallery
Denbies Wine Estate
Betchworth Hall
Painters’ Hall
Guildhall Art Gallery
Saatchi Art

Gondola Venice Canal – Passing Through – Guildford Surrey Photographer Sue Roche

Gondola Venice Canal – Passing Through – Guildford Surrey Photographer Sue Roche

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Artist: Sue Roche ARPS CPAGB

Gondola Venice Canal - Guildford Photographer Sue Roche

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.

Down To The Sea – Malcolm Surridge – Artist – Landscape Paintings – Surrey Artists Gallery

Down To The Sea – Malcolm Surridge – Artist – Landscape Paintings – Surrey Artists Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Malcolm Surridge

Artist: Malcolm Surridge

Down To The Sea - Malcolm Surridge - Surrey Artist - Landscape Paintings - Surrey Artists Gallery

Down to the Sea

Art Medium: Pastel on Card
Image Size: 40cm x 18cm
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

Venice Lamps, Italy – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

Venice Lamps, Italy – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Mark Dorsett

Artist: Mark Dorsett

Canal - Venice Lamps, Italy - Mark Dorsett - Watercolour and Oil Paintings - Littleton Artists Group

Venice Lamps

Image Size: 50cm x 34cm
Art Medium: Oil on Board
Price: Please contact the Artist

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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