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

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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.

Sculpture – Making Waves – Jesmonite, fibre glass, jesmonite pigments and twine Sculpture – Woking Sculptor and Artist Sally de Courcy

Sculpture – Making Waves – Jesmonite, fibre glass, jesmonite pigments and twine Sculpture – Woking Sculptor and Artist Sally de Courcy

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Artist: Sally de Courcy

Artist: Sally de Courcy

Sculpture - Making Waves - Jesmonite, fibre glass, jesmonite pigments and twine Sculpture - Woking Sculptor and Artist Sally de Courcy

Making Waves

The work was based on an antique Chinese vase from a museum archive. The vase was red and gold and had a fish detail in the glaze. The sculpture reflects the fish detail by simulating the sinusoidal motion of a fish through water.

The neck of the vase represents the fin of a fish oscillating in a different plane to its body. The bulb of the vase was reminiscent of antique glass buoys. The string is used as a play on this nautical theme representing the rope that links the buoys together. These were traditionally used to float fishing nets to catch fish in the same way that the fish detail was captured in the original vase. The colours are based on goldfish in the artist’s garden pond.

Size: 180cm H x 60cm W x 30cm D
Art Medium: Jesmonite, Fibreglass, Jesmonite Pigments and Twine
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Sally de Courcy

Woking, Surrey

Contemporary Sculptor, Artist and Installation Art

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Email: sadec@hotmail.co.uk

Website: sallydecourcy.co.uk

Facebook: sdecourcy1

Twitter: @SallySadec

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About The Artist

My work aims at challenging our perception of ourselves, our fragility and strength.

My sculptures evolve by manipulating multiple cast objects so that the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Using repetition as emphasis, the outcome has a decorative geometry and kinetic unity that expresses are shared human experiences and conditions.

Bones are emblematic in much of my work, and the contextually linked objects reveal a narrative. Although frequently ornate, my sculptures hide darker and often sinister subjects that when revealed create dissonance. The sum like an optical puzzle, oscillates between beauty and nightmare.

My work is not autobiographical in the figurative sense, but like many artists, explores the liminal space between conscious representation and unconscious influence.

Recently my work has looked at the humanitarian aspects of the COVID19 pandemic and the current crisis of refugees crossing the English Channel.

Artist and Sculptor Sally de Courcy exhibiting with @craftcontinuum @oxogallery London

Artist and Sculptor Sally de Courcy exhibiting with @craftcontinuum @oxogallery London

2 of my Pandemic Series on display, Dream or Nightmare? and Beached; autobiographical works about isolation of a shielded, immunocompromised artist during lockdown.

Art Groups

Member of International Association of Visual Artists (IAVA)

Member of Continuum

UCA MFA distinction 2016

Widely published, most recently in Flux Review Magazine and Artist Talk Magazine.

Current and Future Exhibitions

2022 5th June- 26th June, Fresh Air Sculpture,The Old Rectory, Quenington, GL7 5BN
2021 Nov 18th , Solo Exhibition. Geometries of Hope and Horror. Art Without Boundaries, Curator Walter Meyer. 
2021 Nov 30th Pandemic Art 1.0 virtual exhibition with Articulate Magazine 
2021 January 2nd 2022. Solo Exhibition. Repetition Talks Back. The Holy Art

Sally de Courcy, Woking Artist, Sculptor and Installation Artist - Reflection in Green Painting

Sally de Courcy, Woking Surrey Artist - Reflection in Green

To see the full range of Paintings, please visit my website.

Past Exhibitions and Awards

(Virtual exhibitions listed separately)

2021
Canvas Art Fair, The Forge, London
Continuum@OXO2021 Oxo Gallery,Oxo Tower London
Focus Art fair, Private View Saatchi Gallery, London
Focus Art fair, Fold Gallery, London
The Playful Turn, Espacio Gallery, London
Sentiment Exhibition, Bickerton Grace Gallery, London
Togetherness Exhibition, D31 Art Gallery, Doncaster
Mixing Identities, The Forge, London
Awarded Collectors Vision International Art Award, Contemporary Art Curator Magazine
Represented as Next Generation Artist, Vacant Museum
Represented by the Florence Contemporary Gallery

2020
Gifts of Art Exhibition at Divulgarti Gallery, Genoa, Italy
The Ty Pawb Open. Market Street, Wrexham,
Borders Exhibition, The Room Contemporary Art Space, Venice
Winner of Artist of the Month It’s Liquid platform
Reality and its Disorders, Espacio gallery, London
Beached, Art Limited International Art Exhibition, Bordeaux, France. Best Artwork in Sculpture category
Invited to attend International Artists zoom meeting, Hello World. Transcultural Exchange Boston
Highly Commended, Red Line Art Works Annual Awards - series of works about human rights

2019
Art Maze Exhibition. Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
Exhibition Declassified. Allen Gallery, Alton

2018
Exhibition Transform. Westbury Manor, Fareham

2016
MA Degree Show, UCA, Farnham
Menier Gallery, London.
Residency Ashvale Military Museum, Collaborative project - 'Case of Curiosities'
Telos Exhibition. Camden Image Gallery, London
Materials Matter Exhibition. The Bracknell Gallery, South Hill Park
Unleashed Exhibition, Menier Gallery London

Exhibition Misfit. Apiary Studios, Hackney, London
Shortlisted for Jon Bird Prize
Exhibition Human. Sticks Gallery, Fareham
Linear Gallery, Farnham
Exhibition Funny Ha Ha. Burghley House
Time Garden. Frimley Park
Exhibition Germination. Espacio Gallery, London
Exhibition, Weston Park

2014
Installation Metamorphosis. UCA Farnham
Assistant at Facing Extinction, Gustav Metzger, James Hockney Gallery, Farnham
Installation Metamorphosis. Woking

2013
Time Garden, Frimley Park
InstallationTake Two, James Hockney Gallery, Farnham
Public Installation at Horsell Common, Woking

Past Virtual Exhibitions

2021
Help 11, IAVA Virtual Exhibition
Rebirth, Florence Contemporary Gallery, 
Doncaster Art Fair Mental Health Exhibition
Flux Review V2 Virtual Exhibition
Fronteer Lockdown Online Gallery
Virtual Exhibition Phenomenon with The Holy Art
State of Repair, Vacant Museum
Tebbs Gallery Online Exhibition Movement
Far But Close, Florence Contemporary Gallery 

2020
Lockdown, Fronteer Online Art Gallery
Imprints, Past and Present - Online Exhibition at Vacant Museum
Creatures, Beasts, Myths. The Vacant Museum. Online Exhibition
International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Help" IAVA2020
Redline Artworks. Series of Pandemic Works
Sneeze 2020, featured in Quaranzine 04, Online Art Exhibition, Gaada Projects
Sneeze 2020 accepted at the Bickerton-Grace Gallery
Beached featured in Quaranzine 03, Online Art Exhibition, Gaada Projects
Hello World, Trans-Cultural Exchange, Boston. Online Exhibition
Accepted Online Exhibition, Confined Spaces 

2019
Redlines Artworks Online Gallery

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent – Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent – Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

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Artist: Peter Fodor

Artist: Peter Fodor

Viking Bay Broadstairs Kent - Coastal Watercolour Artist Peter Fodor

Image Size: 11.4″ x 15.35″
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting
Limited Edition Prints available
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Peter Fodor

Portraiture, Cityscapes, Landscapes and Coastal in Oil and Watercolour

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Email: pfodor78@yahoo.com

Website: peterfodor.art

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About The Artist

Peter was born and grew up in Budapest and although he was interested in drawing from an early age (inspired by his grandad), he pursued a career in sports. He went on to become a physical education teacher following in his parents’ footsteps.

Alongside his teaching career, Peter trained as a boxer and came second in the National Hungarian Boxing Championship. Although he never completely moved away from art, he only become passionate about painting in recent years.

He became interested in a variety of subjects including city and landscapes as well as portraiture. He enjoyed experimenting with oil and became fascinated by the reflection of light from wet surfaces expressed by minimal, often bald mark making. His portraiture is characterised by his subjects emerging from dark backgrounds.

Motivated by his travels, he became interested in watercolour, initially inspired purely by lack of working space. Peter became charmed by British landscapes and coastal towns. Through his paintings, he attempts to convey the atmosphere of a scene with simple mark making.

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Exhibitions / Art Groups

Where Dark Meets Light Exhibition - The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Surbiton October - November 2021

Peter is not currently a member of a Surbiton Art Group or Art Society.

Kingston Market – English Street Scene – Watercolour Painting by Contemporary Artist Peter Fodor

Kingston Market – English Street Scene – Watercolour Painting by Contemporary Artist Peter Fodor

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Artist: Peter Fodor

Artist: Peter Fodor

Kingston on Thames Market - English Street Scene - Watercolour Painting by Contemporary Artist Peter Fodor

Image Size: 11.4″ x 15.35″
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting
Limited Edition Prints available
Please Contact the Artist for details

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Peter Fodor

Portraiture, Cityscapes, Landscapes and Coastal in Oil and Watercolour

Please mention the Surrey Artists website

Email: pfodor78@yahoo.com

Website: peterfodor.art

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About The Artist

Peter was born and grew up in Budapest and although he was interested in drawing from an early age (inspired by his grandad), he pursued a career in sports. He went on to become a physical education teacher following in his parents’ footsteps.

Alongside his teaching career, Peter trained as a boxer and came second in the National Hungarian Boxing Championship. Although he never completely moved away from art, he only become passionate about painting in recent years.

He became interested in a variety of subjects including city and landscapes as well as portraiture. He enjoyed experimenting with oil and became fascinated by the reflection of light from wet surfaces expressed by minimal, often bald mark making. His portraiture is characterised by his subjects emerging from dark backgrounds.

Motivated by his travels, he became interested in watercolour, initially inspired purely by lack of working space. Peter became charmed by British landscapes and coastal towns. Through his paintings, he attempts to convey the atmosphere of a scene with simple mark making.

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Boats on the Beach - Watercolour Painting For Sale - Contemporary Coastal Artist Peter Fodor

Exhibitions / Art Groups

Where Dark Meets Light Exhibition - The cornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre, Surbiton October - November 2021

Peter is not currently a member of a Surbiton Art Group or Art Society.

Trevi Fountain, Rome – Acrylic Painting by Kent Artist Sally Banks

Trevi Fountain, Rome – Acrylic Painting by Kent Artist Sally Banks

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Artist: Sally Banks

Artist: Sally Banks

Trevi Fountain, Rome - Acrylic Painting by Kent Artist Sally Banks
Image Size: 80cm x 60cm
Art Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Commissioned Painting
Limited Edition Prints: Giclée Prints on Fine Art Canvas
Giclée Prints on Hahnemule German Etching ( 310gms) with white border
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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.