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A beautiful landscape garden in Cobham, Painshill is a living artwork full of dramatically placed follies and stunning views. One of its key features is a 2 acre vineyard with beautiful views over the Serpentine Lake and Surrey Hills. Originally planted by the designer of Painshill Charles Hamilton in the 1740s, it was restored in the 1990s and has been producing wine again for almost 20 years.
The grape varieties include Pinot Noir, one of the varieties grown by Hamilton, as well as modern varieties Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc and Pinot Grigio. For the last three vines on each row the 18th century single pole ‘Burgundian’ method is demonstrated.
A local product from a small vineyard, Painshill Sparkling Wine is completely unique. Its sales help preserve and restore the 18th century garden for current and future generations.
John's current work shows a blend of two styles, a contemporary take on the classical. Traditional materials and techniques punctuated with exciting modern flair, influenced by rural surroundings his recent paintings reflect an emotional state as much as pictorial accuracy, atmospheric and emotional are two words that are synonymous with John's paintings.
Helen Parsley has exhibited widely across the UK and internationally. She became an established artist following a successful career in illustration, working for six publishers covering three continents, including the BBC Last of the Summer Wine. Her work is wonderfully realistic, whilst remarkably loose and free.
Gill's passion lies with painting and drawing. She adores working outside 'en plein air' capturing the atmosphere and quality of light on location. Gill brings her inspiration together from her Surrey based studio. She cleverly crafts materials found on location into her canvases giving her paintings a more personal connection to the subject matter.
Ayla's favourite mediums are black pen and lino printing and she is inspired by everything we see around us. She is also a PhD researcher, studying UK honey. She combines both worlds of science and art to understand our world better and spread the love for our natural world.
Fiona studied Art at what was then known as the West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham. Painting mainly in acrylic, applying thick layers with credit cards and occasionally a brush. Fiona's goal is to make her paintings come alive, using colours that bring her energy on to the canvas.
First studied at West Sussex College of Art, before completing a BA at the Central School of Art in London. In 1988 began a career in textile design and taught part-time at London's St Martin's College of Art. Later had a partnership in product design. Now paints full-time from Lewes.
Emily Penfold is a British multidisciplinary artist, recently graduated with a First Class Honours from Central Saint Martins. Emily is interested in the hybrid between fine art and performance practices. She delves into our human fragility and internal energies and aims to explore subjects that are both personal and universal.
Elena Peresvetova is an artist who incorporates in her art her passion for impressionistic painting and contemporary conceptual thinking, exploring the ideas of traditionalism in the contemporary art world. Her vivid still lifes seem to jump to life through nothing but simple oils. Find her on Instagram @Elena.Peresvetova.Fine.Art and discover more on www.peresvetova.com.
Through his lifetime love of photography, Richard uses both colour and black and white to capture the beauty, atmosphere and emotion of the location or subject to pass on to others so that we can enjoy what nature has given to us all.
Jane is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us. She experiments with natural powdered pigments found throughout her travels in Africa, India and France and has created her own individual style of water-colour on canvas, looking for those spontaneous 'happy accidents'.
As designer, filmmaker and painter Frank keeps trying to find opportunities to tell stories through his art. Frank's purpose is to take a snapshot - through images and sound - that explains what it is like to be alive at this time and in this place ...
Anjali is a marketer by profession but an artist by choice. Born in India, she specialises in intricate ink drawings inspired by Asian folk arts. Her work has been exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, India and UK. She creates visual stories composed entirely of vocabulary of patterns.