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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...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK JUDY TATE

This week, our artist of the week is the Dorset based Judy Tate! 'Peaceful Day at Sandybanks' ‘Peaceful Day Sandbanks’ is a semi abstract painting of vibrancy and immediacy.  Can you tell us more about how you created this painting and explain the importance of colours to...

Artist of the week Göran Hahne

The River Tarrant 'The River Tarrant, Tarrant Crawford’ is a beguiling watercolour full of light, movement and detail. Can you tell us more about your use of watercolour and the development of your technique?" I love to paint water – sea, rivers, lakes, ponds and waterfalls. I...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK JILL PRESTON

  "Lining up the view" This week the artist of the week is the Somerset based artist Jill Preston. "What are the biggest influences on your work?"  I am often inspired by the landscape of Britain, especially the South West and Scottish coasts with their fishing villages and harbours....

ARTIST OF THE WEEK PATRICK WHITEHEAD

        "Ema (Prayers) at the Meiji Shrine" Your works depict incredible locations from Japan, New York and Italy.  Can you explain more about the importance of travel to your work, particularly how it influenced 'Ema at the Meiji Shrine'? I first started travelling whilst I was studying for my degree...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK JOAN MONCRIEFFE

      Joan Moncrieffe (Prowse) is a professional artist designer, and works in many different media, watercolour, pencil, pastel, wool, metal and wood to mention a few. She specialises in needle felting, wildlife illustration and three dimensional creations. She is based in Exmouth, Devon. We began by asking...