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Surrey Artist of the Year 2019
Pippa's art looks at man's inevitable impact on nature by using reclaimed plastic bags, discarded bottle tops and found beach plastic ... ubiquitous and disposable materials and objects that do untold damage to our environment if discarded and used carelessly. Plastic's unimaginably long lifespan coupled with how casually we treat it becomes a perfect metaphor for our blind overconsumption of the material.
Taking inspiration from landscapes and nature - from close to her home in Surrey to the Devon and Cornwall coast and beyond - Catherine enjoys trying to capture something of the atmosphere and moment, in mainly abstract form, exploring colour, light and composition with bold gestural mark making. Catherine has been voted Surrey Artist of the Year 2018.
Karen Welsh, born in Surrey in 1962. Trained as a commercial sign painter, her profession until moving to Wiltshire in 2011 when she began to paint full-time. Experimenting with gestural marking with other abstract painting techniques she strives to create work that has energy and inspires an emotional response.
An independent gallery based in Godalming, Surrey that features an eclectic mix of modern, contemporary art and sculpture. Established in 2010 by Clare Richards and Julie Pugh Jones who have over 40 years experience in art galleries and publishing. Delighted to be a member of Own Art scheme where payments up to £25,000 can be spread over 10 months at 0% interest.
Currently Hampshire based, Kim is an observational artist and teacher, fascinated by drawing and painting 'en plein air'. She made the final of Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year despite entering as a wildcard, is a winner of Pintar Rapido and teaches at The Art Academy in London.
I have always drawn (I worked in engineering design) but after a serious illness in 2012 I decided to put some effort into creative drawing. I draw Edward Hopper influenced realist pictures. I have won some prizes here and there and had a picture in the 2015 RA Summer Exhibition.
Lynne is a professional painter of 30 years. She studied Painting in Sheffield and has lived in North Yorkshire and the US. Her work is about a sense of place. Lynne has embarked on a long term project touring the British Coastline, studying the beach structures she encounters. She has also worked in NY exploring the waterfront area of Brooklyn. She has exhibited widely in the UK and is represented in New York.
Currently working in watercolour, Jessie explores the mix of history and modernity, human communication and urban life by creating city scenes that include figures, buildings and graffiti. Jessie was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Watercolour competition 2019.
The Rebirth of The Figurative Form
The renaissance of figurative art has a new protagonist in Brighton born, London based artist Steve Yeates. He explodes the concept of the traditional aesthetic by his innovative use of today's waste paper into socially aware yet sensitive explorations of the human soul.
Born in Yorkshire, I create all paintings entirely using a knife, mixing only on the canvas in a 'contemporary realism' style. Influenced by the romanticism of my favourite post renaissance Masters and their timeless masterpieces, I aim to capture the passion and emotion of the performance in a frozen realism