Woodlands Upper Halliford Shepperton Surrey – Peaceful Glade

Woodlands Upper Halliford Shepperton Surrey – Peaceful Glade

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Artist: Derek Cooke (Shepperton)

Woodlands Upper Halliford Shepperton Surrey - Peaceful Glade

Woodlands, Upper Halliford, Shepperton

Peaceful Glade

Discover a secret glade,
Listen to the murmuring wind,
Breathe in the calm of solitude,
Find contentment and peace within.

Poem by Diane Cooke

Large Size: Approx 51cm x 40cm
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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Garden Party – Iain White – Surrey Artist – Portraits and other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Garden Party – Iain White – Surrey Artist – Portraits and other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Iain White

Garden Party - Iain White - Surrey Artist - Portraits and other Paintings in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Image Size: 40cm x 50cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Iain White

Portraits and other Paintings
in Acrylic, Pastel and Conte

Phone: 01372 373 260
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: iwhite731@btinternet.com
Website: lindastenner5.wixsite.com

Gallery Of Art

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About The Artist

“I have concentrated on the portrait, as for me, the face is an endlessly interesting subject to paint, and one to which we can all relate.

I work from photographs, as they provide an accurate foundation upon which the painting can develop, whilst still keeping the subtlety of a moment’s expression. Most of my portraits are Acrylic on Canvas or Board but I also use Pastel and Conte on Tinted Paper.

For a further selection of my work and details on prices and ordering, please visit my website.”

Happy Mum with Commission of Milo

‘Thanks for the portrait of our lovely boy Milo! It’s one thing to capture the facial elements of a person accurately, it’s another to portray something of the metaphysical/spirit of the subject. You do both… in spades. Thank you so much for investing so much care and intelligence into every stroke. We love it!’

Artist Biography

“Drawing and painting have been important to me since childhood. My best presents were cartridge pads, tins of crayons and paintboxes. The simple pleasure of making ‘pictures’ was so much more fun than maths homework or Evensong choir practice with all those psalms; but then, what isn’t?

At school I had a wonderful art teacher, Pat Adams, who encouraged me to explore different media and study painters past and present. So a new world opened up and with it, dreams of being an artist. I took a Foundation Course in Art and Design in Epsom and then started a Fine Art Degree in Bristol. I continued to paint during my spare time from work and gradually concentrated on portraiture.

The human face and form crosses all boundaries and is therefore the most familiar and accessible of subjects. I had painted family and friends from life over the years, but once I started working from photos, my confidence grew. To start with this made me uneasy, until I found that painters – Sickert, for example, had used photos as a starting point. From those early efforts I began to get commissions from family, friends and then by word of mouth. I look to the portraits by artists such as Degas, Sargent and Freud to help me with ideas about brushwork, composition and colour.”

Chiddingfold Cricket Club – Surrey – England – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

Chiddingfold Cricket Club – Surrey – England – Mark Dorsett – Watercolour and Oil Paintings – Littleton Artists Group

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Mark Dorsett

Artist: Mark Dorsett

Chiddingfold Cricket Club - Surrey - Mark Dorsett - Watercolour and Oil Paintings - Littleton Artists Group

Chiddingfold Cricket Club – Surrey, England

Image Size: 55.5 x 36.5 cm
Art Medium: Oil on Board
Private Commission

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

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

Gallery Of Art

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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

Children Paddling in River Lyn near Lynmouth, Exmoor – David Fisher – Commissions – Landscape Artist – Surrey Gallery

Children Paddling in River Lyn near Lynmouth, Exmoor – David Fisher – Commissions – Landscape Artist – Surrey Gallery

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: David Fisher

Artist: David Fisher

Children Paddling in River Lyn near Lynmouth, Exmoor - David Fisher - Commissions - Landscape Artist - Surrey Gallery

Children Paddling in River Lyn near Lynmouth, Exmoor

Image Size: 30″ x 20″
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Private Collection

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

David Fisher

Detailed Caricatures,
Portrait and Landscape Artist

Phone: 01372 459 772
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: davidfisher99@virginmedia.com

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About The Artist

I am a self-taught artist, recently retired from my business UK Caricatures but continue to paint for my own pleasure. In a leisurely way, I am currently producing a collection of paintings of scenes along the River Wey with a view to exhibiting them as a collection when I have enough to do so.

I've been painting at home in Bookham near Leatherhead in Surrey since 1986, after a career as a cartographic draughtsman. All of my work was commissioned by businesses and private individuals. I work mainly in gouache watercolour, but I occasionally use graphite pencil and oils.
I rarely exhibit my work but have had one exhibition in Leatherhead Theatre, where 2 of my paintings were stolen! The first and only time it has happened at that venue in 25 years.

For the previous 25 years, I had been concentrating on producing 'caricature' or humorous portrait watercolour paintings for businesses around the UK. My 'caricatures' are NOT really caricatures in that I do not exaggerate the facial features of the person and they are not quick sketches or drawings.

My clients have always preferred to see the subjects being instantly recognisable. Each one takes me several days to complete so I DO NOT attend functions, weddings etc. where a quick sketch artist is required. I am happy to undertake a painting or drawing on any subject, providing a nice clear photo reference is supplied. Occasionally, if the photo/s are not of sufficient quality, I take the photographs myself, if it's feasible to do so.

Corporate and Portrait Caricatures

Businesses and private individuals around the country have been delighted with David’s paintings and drawings since 1986. His corporate caricatures have graced the walls of many homes and offices for over 25 years. Over that time, his work as a caricature artist has brought a wealth of experience, acquired to meet customers' needs.

Each picture is normally supplied mounted and framed or unframed if preferred. His role as caricature artist has won him many corporate commissions. Satisfied corporate customers to date include: Agfa, BP, GlaxoSmithKline, Biwater, Sainsbury Savacentre, Thorn Lighting Ltd., Lafarge Roofing, British Army and many more.

On the Basingstoke Canal – Summer – Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P. Professional Artist, Art Tutor and Art Society Demonstrations

On the Basingstoke Canal – Summer – Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P. Professional Artist, Art Tutor and Art Society Demonstrations

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Surrey Artists

Artist: Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P.

Artist: Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P.

Impressionist Landscape On the Basingstoke Canal - Summer - Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P. Professional Artist, Art Tutor and Art Society Demonstrations

On the Basingstoke Canal – Summer

Art Medium: Mixed Media

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Liz Seward S.W.A. S.F.P.

Professional Artist, Art Tutor
and Art Society Demonstrations

Phone: 01276 476 070
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: sewardart@serwardart.co.uk
Website: sewardart.co.uk

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About The Artist

Born into an artistic and theatrical family in 1943, Liz has been painting and drawing all her life. She spent an unconventional childhood living in St. James’s Palace, where her father was a member of the Royal Household. After studying art to A level at school, she worked for four years at the Natural History Museum, where her duties included illustrating the publications and lectures of zoologists researching there. This was followed by several years of part time study at various colleges and with a number of eminent artists including Edward Wesson.

After qualifying as an Adult Education tutor in 1979, Liz followed a successful career teaching weekly classes in drawing, watercolours, and mixed media for Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire County Councils from which she retired in 2003.

Liz now concentrates on a busy schedule, demonstrating to Art Societies throughout the country and teaching residential courses at Dedham Hall near Colchester, Essex, Earnley Concourse in Sussex, and other centres.

She has also contributed to several books including ‘The Artists’ Sketchbook’ and ‘Watercolour Plus’ and writes regular articles for ‘The Artist’ magazine. In addition, Liz is a well-known authority on artists’ materials and has demonstrated for most of the major manufacturers.

liz seward still life strip

Art Groups / Exhibitions

During a career spanning over thirty years, Liz has taken part in numerous exhibitions, both solo and with other artists, at galleries and other venues throughout the country. As a result, her work is held in many collections both public and private, at home and all over the world.

In London, she exhibits regularly at Mall Galleries with the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and The Society of Women Artists to which she gained elected membership in 1993. In addition, she is a full member of the Society of Floral Painters with whom she exhibits twice a year. An active and committed member of many local Art Societies, she has recently been elected President of the Arun Art Society.

Liz has a widespread reputation for still life and floral and landscape paintings (many of which have been regularly reproduced as greetings cards and prints by major companies). Her main inspirations are light, colour and the heathland landscape around her home in Lightwater, Surrey.