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ARTIST OF THE WEEK RAE MELODY

"Sugar and Spice" This week our artist of the week is Rae Melody "Hearts and flowers appear as key motifs in several of your works.  What particularly draws you to these as subjects?" I seek inspiration from environments and nature and have had a love of being outdoors since...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK JEANNINE ALLEN

Telephone box Can you tell us about your abstract painting 'Telephone Box', what inspired you to paint this subject? Telephone Box” was  originally inspired by a clump of trees on the horizon on the road from Saltash to Callington. Then, like all my paintings it grew into...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK PIP WILSON

A sunny wall at Hestercombe House Gardens "Can you explain more about the steps you took in creating your watercolour painting 'A Sunny Wall at Hestercombe"? I belong to the Chandos Art Society in Somerset and,this year, instead of a plein air painting day at Hestercombe...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK TRACEY PLATT

Sea of Tranquility . What was your inspiration for ‘Sea of Tranquility’. How does this work reflect the preoccupations of your practice? The Cornish waters can vary so much, from clear, calm azure to the depth of darkness and white horses on a windy day. Blues...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK SUE SMITH

Moonlit Stour This week our artist of the week is Dorset based artist Sue Smith Your landscape painting ‘Moonlit Stour’ was produced using pastel.  Can you explain more about what drew you to this scene and why did you choose pastel for this work?‘ Moonlit Stour is a...

Artist of the week Carol Burns

Unfinished Blue 111 This week our artist of the week is Cornwall based abstract artist Carol Burns. "Can you tell us about your abstract work and more generally the artistic influences upon it?"Abstract art is about having a strong emotional reaction to colour and texture....

ARTIST OF THE WEEK MARY VANDERPLANK

To the slopes ( Wellington Monument ) This week our artist of the week is Somerset-based artist Mary Vanderplank. "Paintings such as 'To the Slopes (Wellington Monument, Somerset)' and 'Floods X (North Curry Moor Somerset)' depict the rural beauty of Somerset. Do you have a particular favourite...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK GEORGIE KILLINGBECK

Perpitch Bay, Isles of Scilly This week, our artist of the week is Bristol - based Georgie Killingbeck. The Scilly Isles are a very special place to Georgie, therefore many of her paintings are based around these beautiful islands. " What inspires you to paint? "   Painting for...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK CLAIRE KINSEY

This week the artist of the week is Devon based artist Claire Kinsey "Your bold, abstract work ‘The Bay/Shelter Devon’ shows a real appreciation of colour.  Can you tell us more about the importance of colour both to you and your practice? " For me colour...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK EMMA MARTIN

This week our artist of the week is Emma Martin! Home made I love the strong narrative element that runs through your paintings such as in ‘Home Made’.  How is narrative important in your work? Narrative, for me, is everything. Stories play an enormous role in the lives of...