Artists

Polly Skye

Polly Skye is a Devon based artist who is inspired by colour and pattern. Her paintings are bursting with vibrancy and vivid hues. Her canvases are largely sea or tree based and her work appears on a variety of products from aprons to mugs. Her favourite colour is blue, daffodil blue.

Susan Prail

Susan Prail is a Derbyshire based artist whose oil and water colour paintings show off the beauty of the British landscape and people enjoying it. Many of her works are small and feature on greetings cards and coasters. Previously painting in Derbyshire, the Lakes and along the south coast, Susan is excited to be creating work based on the North Devon coast and moors. Her favourite colour is green, Spring green.

Tamsin Levene

Tamsin is a wheel-based potter working mainly in stoneware and porcelain. Her present work is defined by simplicity and purity of form; it possesses an organic quality which creates a sense of quietness and calm.

Tamsin has a first class degree in ceramics from York St John’s University and has returned to the studio after taking time out to raise her four children. She is based in Oxfordshire and her favourite colour is turquoise, the turquoise of the quietly bold.

Richard Clare

Richard Clare has been a professional artist for over 13 years. Throughout that time his subject matter has extended from painting the Northern landscape of England to now covering France and Italy where he spends most of his time. He has studios both in Delph, a village on the edge of the northern English Pennines and Barga, a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany where paintings are developed from sketches, photographic reference and memory. In recent years, urban landscapes, particularly at night time have become a fascination.

One of the most important aspects of his work is the confident use of vibrant colour even though he is is colour-blind!

Stuart Akroyd

Stuart Akroyd is an award-winning studio glass designer-maker recognised nationally and internationally. He creates forms in vibrant colours and organic shapes.  Instantly identifiable, his work possesses a sense of movement and grace within the solid form.

Stuart has been making glass for over 25 years.  His glassmaking career began in the North East of England and he opened his own hot studio in Nottingham in 2000.

His favourite colour is purple.

Sue Fawthrop

Sue Fawthrop is a Dorset based artist interested in form and colour. She runs courses and classes from her studio where she inspires people to create exciting images with a sense of mystery. Sue exhibits locally and nationally and her work is held in collections in Europe, Asia and South America.

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Gerry Dudgeon

Gerry Dudgeon is a Dorset based artist who is inspired by the rich colours of the landscape both in the UK and further afield: India, Morocco and Greece. He leads painting holidays to France.

Jane Vaux

Jane is an Oxfordshire and Devon artist whose style varies from quite realistic to abstract. Acrylics are the medium she likes best and there is lots of texture and movement in her work. Jane runs workshops and art-breaks and also undertakes commissions. She loves working with all colours.

Val Jones

Val Jones is a Devon-based artist who works from her studio in Dartington. She taught art before becoming a full-time artist. her special interests are print-making, oils and acrylics. Her favourite colour is blue/grey.

Graham Mant

Graham is a Cotswold based potter whose beautiful tomato red glazes are a signature look. He creates a range of crockery as well as decorative pieces in all sizes. His favourite colour is green.

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Jo Thompson

Jo is a Teignmouth based artist who uses a variety of different media: water colour, oil and acrylic. She likes to recycle material into her works. She exhibits in Devon.

Richard Thorn

Richard is a highly regarded watercolour artist whose books on improving your watercolour technique are a valuable reference point for artists. Richard’s work has been exhibited all over the country and he is praised for his landscapes and sea scenes.

John Foker

John is a Durham based artist and shares his studio with three other artists who together formed the Bearpark Artisits’ Cooperative more than twenty years ago. His linocuts are striking in their form and simplicity, while his oils are vibrant and exciting. He exhibits his work nationally and specialises in birds.

Janet Jopson

Janet is a North Devon based artist exhibiting in the South East, Somerset and Devon. She studied at Harrow Art School and the University of London where she discovered an enthusiasm for Batik and Lino Cuts. She has now added painting to her repertoire and has worked on theatre sets and public murals. Her favourite colour is orange.

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Sue Allen

Sue is a Somerset-based artist specialising in British birds. Her delicate paintings use a range of techniques. She has a large range of greetings cards available in the gallery.