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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 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...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK KIRSTEN ELLSWOOD

Kirsten studied Fine Art in Exeter.  Her work centres around the environment, drawing on the colours, texture and drama of Devon and Cornwall landscapes. She uses different media, responding to different themes accordingly. She has exhibited widely throughout the South West.  "What is it about the...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK JO GOSLING

" Mirror Neurons: the Empathic Brain 1 Jo is a well known fibre artist, living near Totnes, weaving hand-made tapestries. She also teach Mindfulness Meditation, hence, her work is strongly influenced by mindfulness and neuroscience. We began by asking her. What are the main influences upon your work...

ARTIST OF THE WEEK CHRIS NEAVES

    Chris Neave's "Miro's Colmer's"   Chris Neaves is a Bridport based artist. In addition  to selling his work through London and West Country galleries, he has his own cloud9studio in Bridport where he exhibits his work. We asked him three questions regarding his work.   What was your inspiration for...