June - July 2018
Michael has been painting still-lifes for several years. His work is inspired by the Dutch tradition of depicting objects in a realistic manner and he enjoys creating the feeling of depth in his paintings. He has exhibited across the UK and his paintings feature in many collections, both in this country and abroad.
Nancy paints in her garden studio in Dorset. Her delicate watercolours are inspired by the local landscapes and flora.
Having studied Illustration in Leeds, Nancy worked as a commercial illustrator for many years; in advertising, book illustration and as a greeting card artist.
Nancy exhibits locally, accepts commissions and has a range of greeting cards taken from her original artwork.
Sara Barnes uses cardboard and palette knife to create lively semi-abstract work in acrylics and oils. Her paintings are inspired by sights around Romsey and the Hampshire and Dorset coast.
Patricia was born in Leicestershire and moved as a child with her family to Ireland. Here, wonderful landscape and colours made a lasting impression, and she began to draw and paint early on. First studied drawing and commercial art at the National College of Art, Dublin, later, painting & printmaking at the City & Guilds School of Art, Kennington, London, where she later became a tutor of botanical drawing.
Patricia has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad; became a member of the Society of Botanical Art in 1991 and continues to exhibit with the Society at Westminster annually. She has had work with the Bridgeman Library and is represented in the Government Art Collection. She is a keen gardener and conservationist. Plants and landscape continue to be her main inspiration for prints, watercolours and pastel work.