ARTIST OF THE WEEK JANE BRANCH

      "Grand Central Station". Charcoal on watercolour paper. Devon-based artist Jane Branch is this week's 'Artist of the Week'! Jane is inspired by the Cornish and Devon coast and the human figure. We asked her about three of his most intricate works:  In your work ‘Grand Central Station’ we see the use of...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK GORAN HAHNE

"Fish Barrel" Original Lithograph print This week our artist of the week is Goran Hahne. Goran is an acclaimed artist all over his native Scandinavia but less well-known in the UK. He lives in Dorset in a village near Blandford. We asked him about three of his most...

VAL WEBBERLEY ARTIST OF THE WEEK

      "Venice to the Lagoon" Painting in stitch. This week our artist of the week is Dorset-based artist, Val Webberley. We asked her about three of her works. 'Venice to the Lagoon’ is part of your series of works featuring Venice.  Can you tell us more about Venice as inspiration in your work? "I...

FEATURED ARTIST ANDREW LUSCOMBE

  "Evening Rain"   This week our artist of the week is Andrew Luscombe. We asked him about three of his most intricate works: Can you tell us more about your choice of subject for Evening Rain and the technical difficulties of painting the reflections of light upon water? "Evening Rain is a...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK MARTIN MAXIM

Boats at Portscatho, watercolour and gouache Our artist of the week this week is Martin Maxim.We asked him three questions about his work Can you tell us more about this composition and your preoccupation with ‘seeing’, in particular how you capture light and shadow? “Seeing these boats on...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK HELEN GORICK

    Can you tell us more about your artistic background and your route into lampworking? I’ve enjoyed arts and crafts from an early age and I have memories of making posting boxes using empty cat biscuit packets and miles of cellotape when I was about 5/6 years...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK CAROLE IRVING

          When did you decide to become and artist and why? I don’t remember making a decision to become an artist! during my childhood my Mothers family had several generations of artists who made their living from their creativity so it felt natural to paint and be...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK URSULA RADFORD

How would you describe your work? It's called childlike. You are a member of the Association of Naive Artists. Can you explain more about the characteristics of naïve art? Naive means innocent. Not having to be natural or perfect. Can you tell us more about the importance of the...

ARTIST OF THE ALISON WEBBER

    Your photographs are predominantly monochrome.  Can you explain why this form appeals to you and the characteristics it lends to your work? I have found that monochrome allows me to express more creativity in the images I produce. Without the distractions of colour, there is more...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK ZEE JONES

      ZEE JONES ARTIST   I started by asking Zee about her artistic background. "I started painting following my redundancy in 2010. I had formal art eduction began with an art foundation and has continued through a series of art classes, courses, and experimentation. I am largely self thought, but significantly...