Kevin runs The Art Studio in Thetford and teaches art to all ages. He has had a passion for art since a youngster and is most comfortable with a brush or pencil in hand. Kevin produces a range of work and uses different medium from oils, pencils, acrylics, watercolours, pen and pastel. He is available to do commissioned artwork, please do contact him.
Kevin loves big cats, people, landscape and seascapes. He is a keen sports fan, especially cricket, football and rugby. He is married with 3 children and enjoys photography and chess.
This week Kevin has been running a number of classes including watercolours, drawing skills & general art classes for children to adults. He has been working on two pieces that are now almost complete, one a portrait of Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, the other, a child friendly piece on Sherman and Mr. Peabody!
Painting is an integral part of who I am, it is my primary form of expression which allows me to achieve a sense of belonging in the world. Painting is a way for me to investigate and resolve my place in areas of time and space in which I occupy.The environment I am most drawn to is nature. Being surrounded by forestry and vast mountainous spaces trigger my sense of place. It evokes a wonder that drifts between the relevance of humanity and the purpose of existence. When isolated by the surroundings of nature a dialogue emerges through self-awareness where a bond between humanity and nature is significantly felt. Back in my studio this dialogue has a strong hold on what happens when I paint and my aim is to bring these conversations to the surface turning them into something tangible.Photography is something that I would use as a type of journal, recording ideas and inspirations. I often bring my film cameras out with me to capture the things that interest me about a certain environment. I try to capture the atmosphere and mood of a place that mirrors my mood and emotion. I often put myself into the photo so I can become a part of it. When I study the resulting negatives and images I use the ones that bring visual narrative to my attention.
Martina Furlong was born in Co.Wexford, Ireland in 1974, moved to London in 1999 and returned to live in Ireland in April 2015. She received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art painting from Limerick School of Art and Design in 1996.
She has had solo and group exhibitions in London and Ireland and her work is in private collections across Europe, America, Canada and Australia.
She paints abstracts and landscapes and works in oils and acrylics. In her work she likes to exaggerate reality, mix it with memories and imagination and paint her interpretation of it.
Martina is based at The Paintbox Gallery and studio in Oulart, Co.Wexford
DAVID OATLEY 21-10-1950. Yes 63, Self taught artist. Originally from Shepton Mallet, Somerset. Educated at Wells Cathedral School where I developed a love of painting, especially architectural scenes and landscapes. I was lucky enough to be taught by Peter Coate, a well known landscape painter. After leaving school and college, I spent 38 years in the construction industry. In the year 2000, I started to become very ill and by 2008 had to stop work because of a very debilitating muscle wasting disease. From then on I took up water colour painting, and have, I think improved year on year. I have now sold painting, internationally, nationally and have become well known in the North Cotswolds, which is now very much my home. I am surrounded by wonderful architecture and beautiful rolling hills every one a painting. I am now very disabled and add to my limited income, by selling my, originals, prints, postcards, blank cards and very importantly commissions of landscapes and architecture, at the moment my commission rate is a very palatable £250.00. I hope to receive many commissions. I just can’t stop painting!
Tony painted in oils for many years but it was not until he retired in 1991 that he took up watercolours seriously. Since then, he has taught this medium at the College of Further Education, run his own Winter Evening Classes and Week-end Workshops, given demonstrations to local groups and societies, as well as provide work for his annual exhibitions.
In 1999, following an approach from the Guernsey Tourist Board, he embarked on an additional venture, creating WATERCOLOUR HOLIDAYS IN GUERNSEY for those who wished to combine a holiday in Guernsey with tuition in watercolour painting. He then extended his courses into the UK with regular visits to Cumbria, North Norfolk and Snowdonia. Due to health problems within his family he has been running his courses only in the island of Guernsey for some time and, reluctantly has recently taken a decision to retire from teaching watercolour in structured courses at the end of 2013 to enable him to spend more time painting for himself. He intends to continue providing Private tuition on a one-to-one basis in Guernsey, details of which may be found on his website, www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com.
Tony has held a number of successful one-man exhibitions locally and his work may be found in Guernsey Galleries and private collections. He would describe himself as a traditional landscape artist, having spent considerable time studying and following the work of the late James Fletcher-Watson, R.I., RBA. He is determined to continue to promote the great tradition of pure watercolour which his good friend James was so anxious to preserve.
Gill Bustamante B.A. – Artist and Art Tutor, Sussex. – I paint beautiful landscapes and life forms that promise better times and places.
I paint in oils on large canvases using thick luscious paint. The subjects are most often about Sussex fields and meadows, woodland scenes, animals and seascapes with mystical elements within them. They are affordable, expressionist, impressionist and slightly art-nouveau in style. They also tend to be attractive and multi-faceted to look at close up as well as from a distance.
I am not arty, deep, mysterious, tortured, ‘emerging’ or anything else artists are sometimes expected to be and neither am I remotely likely to get famous. I just like painting. I am inspired by music, cake and practically anything I look at. I plan to pretend I am dead at some point in order to sell more paintings.
I am a self taught artist with a love of animals and the natural world. Animals feature in much of my work, be they farmed, wild or companion. I do many pet portrait commissions and I aim to capture the essence and unique personality of the subject with each brushstroke. I would describe my animal art as realistic with a healthy dose of whimsy as I love to inject personality and vibrancy of colour in every painting.
As well as animals, I am inspired to paint the landscapes and seascapes of my beautiful surroundings in the far north of Scotland. The skies are massive up here where it is so very remote and they make for some spectacular sunrises, sunsets and even shows of the northern lights when the conditions are right. Nature’s own palette inspires the vibrancy and texture of my landscape work and I tend to focus on the colour and drama of the scene, endeavoring to capture the impression of a moment in time such as a sunrise or a stormy day and the effect that has on the landscape, rather than the specifics of the landscape itself.
I’m inspired by the perfection, colours and freedom of Nature and how we are affected by this. I am a self-taught artist and my greatest pleasure comes from creating paintings that make you feel good. Art can lighten up your soul and your world and can bring out the best in you and your environment. All my art is made with this feeling and this positivity is passed onto the buyer through that work.
The Fine art can lead us to different consciousness and can bring deep healing too. I love working with different mediums including oils, watercolour, pastels, pencils, tempera and acrylic. I enjoy painting landscapes, seascapes, wildlife, floral and portraits.