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Christmas Exhibition 2017
“12 Artists in a Feast of Art”

New paintings in oil & watercolour

21 November – 3 January 2018 inclusive


Trained at the Norwich School of Art and a member of the Pastel Society, Liz Balkwill has a well established reputation as a  portrait and still-life painter with a remarkable ability to create harmonious compositions while fully and accurately describing the sensuous qualities of her subject matter. She has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the Society of Women Artists, the Armed Forces Society and the Pastel Society. She won the Frank Herring Easel Award at the ROI and the Unison Pastel Award at the Pastel Society, while her moving portrait of “The Veteran” – depicting a 93 year old soldier – was featured in the Sunday Telegraph.

Sue Bower’s unique talent was recognised by the renowned British artist William Selby who supervised her training over a period of three years, encouraging her “to paint what she felt and not what she saw”. Her work is the embodiment of her sympathetic take on her experiences of everyday life, frequently combined with a gentle humour and expressed through the language of shape, colour and caricature. She is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of British Artists. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the last sixteen years and in 2013 was personally chosen by Anthony Green RA as his selected artist for the Discerning Eye Exhibition.

Born in 1979 and brought up in rural Somerset, Holly Brodie turned to painting after initially studying English Literature at Oxford University. Her work is highly imaginative and thoughtful, reflecting her sense of wonder at the natural world, her profound respect for nature and her concern for the environment. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal West of England Academy and the New English Art Club. In 2014 she won the Windsor & Newton Painting Award at the Royal Society of British Artists and in 2015 her painting “Island” was selected for the National Open Art Exhibition at the Royal College of Art.

Elaine Fellows is one of the most distinguished English miniaturists painting today. Inspired by the Dutch Masters, she uses a dark background and controlled light effects to emphasize the textural and reflective qualities of the objects she represents, enhancing the illusion of reality and giving the spectator a rare opportunity to savour the full richness and splendour of the material world. A member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers, she has received a series of prestigious awards and exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, the Hilliard Society, the Ulster Society of Miniatures and the Miniature Arts Society of Florida.

A graduate of Canterbury College of Art and the Royal College of Art, Pamela Kay is one of Britain’s foremost figurative painters, specializing in flowers, still-life, interiors and gardens. The delicacy of her brushwork and the subtle beauty of her colour harmonies have won her admirers from around the world. She has exhibited widely and is a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Chris Kendrick trained at the University of East Anglia and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenst in Karlsruhe, Germany. A highly gifted young figurative painter working mainly in oils on canvas or canvas panel, he is best known for his realistic still lifes which evince a deep understanding of Spanish 17th-century painting in their stark simplicity, strong colour and dramatic use of light and shade.

Universally acclaimed as one of this country’s most gifted figurative painters, Peter Kuhfeld has risen to even greater prominence due to his recent series of portraits of members of the royal family and his paintings of royal events such as The Wedding of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton as Westminster Abbey. Working en plein air according to the method advocated by the French Impressionists, his landscapes capture the truth of the moment, preserving forever the freshness and vitality of the artist’s vision. Peter Kuhfeld is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and in 2004 was granted the Freedom of the City of London. An elected member of the New English Art Club since 1986, he has exhibited widely both in this country and abroad.

An American by birth, Andrew Newman was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Trinity College, Oxford. After making a successful debut as a lawyer in Washington DC in the 1990s, he took the decision to devote himself to painting full time and soon found critical recognition with an exhibition in New York in 1998. The critic and art historian Donal Kuspit observed:”There is a ghostly, dreamlike quality to Newman’s pictures, making their narrative all the more haunting and evocative…Newman’s pictures are on the emotional cutting edge.” These qualities form a distinctive feature of his highly idiosyncratic style and are well illustrated in the landscapes and townscapes in this exhibition. He has exhibited all over the world and his work can be seen in public collections in the Museu de Aqua da EPAL and the Biblioteca Gulbenkian, both in Portugal.

Born in Vancouver in 1953, Nancy Petley-Jones is the daughter of the well-known Canadian artist Llewellyn Petley-Jones. In 1954 the family moved to London, where she has lived ever since. After studying Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston College of Art, she went on to work for a number of major publishing companies while forging a successful free-lance career with the BBC Television Design Department. Turning to painting full time after raising a family, she specializes in panoramic views of London, the River and the South Bank. Especially adept at capturing the luminosity of London light, her pictures are wonderful portraits of the city in its various moods throughout the year.

Steven Outram graduated from Medway College of Art in 1973 and straightway took up painting as a full time career, enjoying immediate success with a series of exhibitions at the Mall Galleries in the 1970s with The Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the New English Art Club. His landscapes create an otherworldly mood of peaceful contemplation, frequently juxtaposing solidly modelled foreground features against a less substantial backdrop suggestive of the grandeur and mystery of nature. In 2003 he was a finalist in the Not The Turner Prize with a major work entitled “Eve – Look to Another Age”. He was shortlisted again in 2004 and was an invited artist to the Discerning Eye Exhibition in 2010. Steven is a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and his works hang in a number of private collections worldwide, including the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Born in Carshalton in 1968, John Stillman is entirely self taught, having painted and drawn since his earliest years. A successful professional artist, he is well known for his carefully painted landscapes and street scenes – frequently chosen for the human interest of the activities and events depicted. Effects of light and atmosphere are particularly well observed. He is a member of the Chelsea Art Society, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the Croydon Art Society and the Wapping Group of Artists, with all of whom he exhibits regularly.

Painting professionally since the mid-1990s, Bruce Yardley has an established reputation as one of Britain’s most highly regarded landscape painters. In his informal paint handling and the breadth of his subject matter, he is probably best described as an English Impressionist. Especially drawn to scenes depicting society at work or at leisure, his overriding interest is in natural light itself and its potential for creating effects of atmosphere and mood. He frequently visits New York, Venice, London and Oxford, thriving on the energy and buzz of city life. Winner of the Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Bruce Yardley has exhibited to great acclaim at prominent galleries in New Zealand, the UK and the United States. Articles on the artist and his work have been published in The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines.



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