Paul J Best – Artist

LANDSCAPE REFLECTIONS Paul J Best – Landscape Architect and Artist Paul J Best studied and qualified in Landscape Architecture at Cheltenham Art College and in Fine Art (painting) at the Southampton Institute and is a fellow of the Landscape Institute. Paul has been practicing as a landscape architect in Hampshire for over 25 years, designing and creating a […]

Clive Meredith MPAS – Artist

Clive Meredith MPAS – Artist Based on the south coast of England Clive Meredith is an entirely self-taught artist and has been working professionally since 1993 specialising in detailed portrayals of wildlife from both Britain and abroad. Clive’s initial interest in wildlife and the countryside was fostered in his early years, brought up the son […]

Elaine Reed – Artist

Elaine Reed – Artist Elaine lives in Hill Head, Hampshire. She works primarily in watercolours, also teaching it, doing workshops and giving demonstrations.  However she trained as a graphic designer and illustrator and spent a few years working in the printing industry until fate took her to Italy for a couple of years and watercolour […]

Will Perrett – Photographer

Will Perrett – Photographer My photographs have very eclectic subject matter, including street photography, travel, landscape and so on.  But for this exhibition I have chosen in the main local (ish) scenes, though I have also included some foreign work from my travels as well.  I generally prefer to work in b/w (monochrome).  The prints […]

Linda Clifford – Artist

Linda Clifford – Artist My work is inspired by landscapes, sketched and experienced on holidays abroad or caravanning in Britain. The techniques used include painting, machine embroidery, textile collage and application. The addition of textiles makes the work three-dimensional and light falling on the fibres adds power to the work. I started using textiles to […]

Stewart Beckett – Artist

Stewart Beckett – Artist As a contestant on Sky Art Portrait Artist of the Year 2014 (Cardiff heat), Hampshire based Artist Stewart Beckett lives and works in Southampton and Fareham area, running art classes and workshops for students in painting and drawing.  Trained as an Illustrator in his early twenties he followed a career in IT until […]

Sarah Keen – Illustrator

Sarah Keen – Illustrator After living in Southampton for many years, in 2004 I moved to a cottage in Hampshire and rediscovered its beautiful countryside and shimmering seascapes. I never really saw things the same way again. Hampshire’s chalky fields and gentle countryside unlocked memories of my childhood growing up in the Chilterns where I […]

Hayley Restall – Artist

Hayley Restall – Artist I am a collage artist with a particular fondness for newsprint and coloured pens. I studied Fine Art at the University of Sunderland and have been drawing ever since, squeezing a museum career in between. I work mainly on commission, creating quirky family portaits, and also sell calendars, prints and notecards. […]

Ken Marshall – Artist

Ken Marshall – Artist Ken lives in Hampshire, uses both watercolour and oils depending on the subject. He prefers a loose semi-abstract approach to his painting. As both an artist and musician, he has travelled widely and his paintings are often a composite of different times and places with an added touch of imagination. Nature […]

Mark Chamberlain – Photographer

Mark Chamberlain – Photographer I’ve always had something of an artistic streak, and although I spent many a long evening closeted in a darkroom while my father developed and printed his own images, I never really took to photography. Then in 2011 I went shopping for an iPad and came out with a Canon digital […]

David Fright – Artist

David Fright – Artist I trained in London as a Graphic Designer and Ilustrator, subsequently qualifying for membership of The Chartered Society of Designers. ( MCSD ) My long and successful career took me around Europe and to America, designing for many High Street names and other prestigious companies, gaining many awards along the way. Now […]

Hurst Palfi Rinehart – Photographer

Hurst Palfi Rinehart – Photographer Hurst Palfi Rinehart studied fine art and photography at Wayne State University, Detroit. He was conscripted to the Vietnam War as a medic, he got through it by finding beauty in everyday images. He moved to Hampshire in 1971. He is an internationally acclaimed clown. He still likes finding beauty.  […]

Sian Reading – Artist

Sian Reading – Artist Sian has just moved to Hampshire from Macclesfield and is involving herself in local art groups in the area. She was a member of the Bollington art group and has exhibited at the Bollington art exhibitions, the Macclesfield open exhibition and had private exhibitions in the Macclesfield area. Sian has also […]

Helen Clifford – Artist

Helen Clifford Helen Clifford finds inspiration in the patterns, textures and colours of the natural world. The aim of her work is to share her delight in the beauty to be found in the small details all around us – in trees, plants, flowers and roots, rock, stone and water. She also enjoys working on animal subjects, trying […]

Alix Baker – Artist

Alix Baker – Artist PCAFAS AUA Alix Baker has spent the greater part of her art career as a military artist and historian, working on official commissions for military units and museums, for collectors worldwide and contributing to history books and specialist journals. She also paints many other subjects in several styles and media and exhibits widely in London, […]

Gemma Rustell – Artist

Gemma Rustell – Artist Gemma was born and resides on the south coast of Hampshire. She studied art, photography and graphics at college and went on to do a degree in Computer Visualisation and Animation at the National Centre for Computer Animation in Bournemouth. After a short career in London as an Architectural Visualiser she moved […]

Gary Miller – Artist

Gary Miller – Artist Gary Miller is a self-taught artist who specializes in Acrylics. His favourite subjects are Still Life and Trompe L’Oeil Murals, and he gives demonstrations and workshops in both subjects. He has paintings in private collections in several different countries and has been a professional artist for many years. You can see more of […]

Studio Blue Sea – Artists

Studio Blue Sea Upstairs at Darcey’s, 47 Village Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2LD Tel. 07402 332676 info@studiobluesea.com www.studiobluesea.com Studio Blue Sea have been traveling artists for many years, exhibiting and selling our work in countries from Africa to the West Indies and Europe. We opened our studio and gallery space in Alverstoke in November 2015 where we show […]

Jerry Smith – Artist

Jerry Smith Jerry is a landscape painter based in Swanmore, Hampshire. Originally from Southampton, he studied at Portsmouth College of Art and then at the University of Portsmouth. Jerry paints scenes of the Meon Valley and further afield in a vivid representational style, taking inspiration from the light and shadows cast across the rural landscape. […]

Little Love Art – Christian Dakin Brown – Artist

Little Love Art – Christian Dakin Brown After teaching Art, Design and Fashion for twelve years in the leafy Cheshire suburbs, Christian made the move to the Hampshire coast which her husband and little dog, Poppy. Memories, texture and pattern have all had a big influence on Christian’s artwork. From the delicacies of handmade lace […]

Natasha Dray – Photographer

Natasha Dray – Photographer Natasha was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in the former USSR. She studied at the City’s University where she gained an honors degree. After opening and running a successful photo-studio in her home city, Natasha went to the Serengeti, Tanzania for National Geographic and for 2 months in 2015, studied […]