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FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH CHRISTINE DERRICK

Christine Derrick has lived in North Somerset all her life and paints a variety of different themes. 'Pelargoniums' When and why did you first develop an interest in flowers as a subject matter? The interest developed as the result of back pains over twenty years ago, which...

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH: CHRISTINE ROGERS

Christine Rogers is a Dorset artist who works mainly with acrylics which she finds lend themselves well to the subtleties of the many moods and colours of the landscape. "WINDY DAY, WASHING LEDGE, KIMMERIDGE" What are the themes that most inspire you the most? I find anything in...

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH – TAMSIN DEARING

Tamsin Dearing is based on the south coast of Cornwall. She has had her beautiful detailed work selected for several exhibitions with the society of Women Artists and ING. "Goldfinch" pastel painting. "Goldfinch’ is a pastel painting of immense detail and complexity.  How...

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH – CHRIS WILMSHURST

Chris Wilmshurst is based in Wimborne, Dorset. She works in a variety of media and is inspired by landscapes and townscapes in Dorset. "Path Through the Allotments" "Can you tell us more about your work ‘Path Through the Allotments’, how does this painting reflect...

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH – IAN HEDLEY

Ian Hedley is a graphite artist based in Dorset. He is self taught and takes much of his inspiration from the beautiful natural landscape where he lives. His work is sold and exhibited across Dorset. Ian's portraits have gained national recognition from the Society for...

FEATURED ARTIST OF THE MONTH – JOANNE SPENCER

Joanne Spencer is based in Wiltshire. She specialises in beautiful reduction Lino print and takes her inspiration from the natural world and architecture. She presents her work in exclusive editions up to a maximum of 10 prints. "Clifton Sunset" "What would you say are...

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...