Crab and Shrimps – Oil Painting and Giclée Prints by Coastal Artist Karen Davies

Crab and Shrimps – Oil Painting and Giclée Prints by Coastal Artist Karen Davies

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Artist: Karen Davies

Artist: Karen Davies

Crab and Shrimps - Oil Painting and Giclée Prints by Coastal Artist Karen Davies

Crab and Shrimps

Coastal Still Life

Image Size: 24″ x 16″
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painting Price: £250

Commissions Invited

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Karen Davies

Landscape and Animal Artist using Oils and Acrylics

Phone: 01628 520579

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: info@karendaviesart.co.uk

Website: karendaviesart.co.uk

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About The Artist

I live in Cookham, Berkshire and tend to paint landscapes and animals using Oils and Acrylics.

My work has become looser and more painterly over time, using thicker layers of paint. I am happy to work from good photos and accept commissions. The starting price for my artwork is £180 for smaller works. I also have high-quality Fine Art Giclée Prints of some of the paintings, which cost £40.

Karen Davies Cookham Art Studio
I have been painting in oils since I was 15. In 2003 I completed a HND in Fine Art at Reading College of Art and Design (now TVU), which allowed me to explore other mediums such as etching, ceramics, photography and screen printing. I prefer to work in oils and like being able to see the brush strokes in a painting, because I think this makes it more powerful and enhances the composition.
Daffodils - Spring Still Life - Maidenhead Artist Karen Davies
A Spring lockdown Still Life, ‘Daffodils’ (Oil on Board, 30 cm x 40cm). I thought the creamy yellow of the flowers contrasted well with the blue of the tablecloth. I made up the green background though; it just reminded me of Spring.
Kitchen Table ...Prints ready to go!

Kitchen Table...Prints ready to go!

Another Bottle – Restaurant scene Painting by North Hampshire Open Studios member David Cotton

Another Bottle – Restaurant scene Painting by North Hampshire Open Studios member David Cotton

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Artist: David Cotton

Artist: David Cotton

Another Bottle - Oil Painting by North Hampshire Open Studios member David Cotton

Another Bottle?

Restaurant Scene

Image Size: 50cm x 50cm
Art Medium: Oil on Box Canvas
Painting Price: £395

Commissions Invited

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David Cotton

Oil and Acrylic Artist

Art Studio in Spencers Wood - Visits by arrangement

Telephone 07768 923234

Phone: 01189 886993

Mobile: 07768 923234

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: davidcottonart@gmail.com

Website: davidcottonart.co.uk

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About The Artist

I work in Oil and Acrylic and am always looking to exploit the medium – the crispness of acrylic and malleability of oil – sometimes I use both. I try to look for the highlights and emphasise them. Shadows and reflections intrigue me and I look to tell a story. Being a little colour-blind means I see shades more clearly and I try to take advantage of this.

I usually work from my photographs and just enjoy experimenting with subjects and ways of mixing and layering colours on and off the paper. I use big brushes and rollers and at the outset usually have a clear idea of the picture I am trying to achieve; although this is not a rigid plan and I am often surprised!

David Cotton, Spencers Wood, Berkshire Artist

Art Groups / Exhibitions

I am a member of several local Art Groups and have exhibited at many local exhibitions in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire including Reading Guild exhibitions, The Reading Art Exhibition, AppART, THAT Gallery and The Reading Contemporary Art Fair.

I am part of the West Berkshire & North Hampshire Open Studios, a member of the Reading Guild of Artists and organised The Reading Art Exhibition for 7 years.

Chinese officials order vegans’ salads (9,3,5,4) – Newspaper Crossword – Oranges Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member Richard Cave

Chinese officials order vegans’ salads (9,3,5,4) – Newspaper Crossword – Oranges Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member Richard Cave

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Artist: Richard Cave

Artist: Richard Cave

Chinese officials order vegans' salads (9,3,5,4) - Newspaper Crossword - Oranges Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member Richard Cave

Chinese officials order vegans’ salads (9,3,5,4)

A Still Life of spherical objects and an exercise in direct and reflected light and how this defines spherical objects. The main subject is the mandarins and their brilliant colour provides the focus of the picture. The title is a simple crossword clue, the purpose of the crossword in the picture and the picture in the visual clue.

Image Size: 39cm x 31cm framed
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: £300

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Richard Cave

Watercolour Artist

Art Tutor

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Email: richardccave@btinternet.com

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About The Artist

I have been painting watercolours seriously for over 30 years, initially as a facility to illustrate my own work as an Architect which developed into providing that service for others. An interest in the built environment, landscape and setting focussed interest of early paintings on buildings in landscape and townscape, inevitably leading me to a traditional taste in subject matter. Although such subjects from real life are still an inspiration, my work over the last ten years has been orientated toward effects of light and the development of a technique which captures this.

Subject matter is often the depiction of life ‘en plein aire’, instigated by the quality of light and form. To capture the moment, watercolour is the ideal medium and my approach has been traditional, even to the extent of not using white body colour (this is a personal preference, because of the ‘alien’ effect of body colour in a transparent medium rather than a criticism of those who use it). I also try to avoid the use of masque but this is mainly because the essence of ‘plein aire’ is usually a fleeting quality of light which does not allow the time necessary for the use of masking mediums.

Studio paintings are different, but even in in these circumstances I prefer to preserve white surfaces while painting or to lift colour in the process. I also tend to use natural earth colours as much as possible; this is partly because they best suit my normal subject matter but also because, unlike a staining colour, they can be lifted when dry to create ‘whites’. I also tend to use a heavy, rough watercolour paper as my support, which lends itself to techniques for manipulating colour including scratching to produce highlights.

One cannot practise watercolour painting and be unaware of the many great practitioners of the art, both alive and dead. One can admire some, such as John Yardley whilst recognising his approach would be impossible for me, whereas examples from John Blockley, Trevor Chamberlain, Lucy Willis and even Russel Flint and Rowland Hilder have all contributed to my own technique.

Richard Cave, Berkshire Artist

Art Groups / Exhibitions

I have occasionally submitted works to national exhibitions and have had works accepted on several occasions by the Royal Society of Marine Artists. This is valuable as a means of getting work seen by a wider audience, but the high percentage of sale taken by the gallery does not make this financially advantageous. I therefore prefer to exhibit where my work can be presented for what I consider to be a fair price, without the need to overprice to meet the gallery commission. I also provide watercolour tuition to local groups and occasional commissions.

Garlic String Painting by Berkshire Watercolour Artist Kusum Shabong

Garlic String Painting by Berkshire Watercolour Artist Kusum Shabong

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Artist: Kusum Shabong

Artist: Kusum Shabong

Garlic Bunch Painting by Berkshire Watercolour Artist Kusum Shabong

Garlic in a Bunch

Using a limited palette of colours

Image Size: 9” x 12” unframed
Art Medium: Watercolour on cold pressed paper
Painting Price: £90

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Kusum Shabong

Watercolour Artist

Phone: 0785 8105577

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: kusum.shabong@gmail.com

Website: kusumshabong.weebly.com

Instagram: kusumshabongart

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About The Artist

Kusum Shabong is a self-taught Watercolour artist living in Reading, Berkshire. Although she has enjoyed painting from a young age, she has only seriously started pursuing it for the past six years. She enjoys the medium because of its immediacy and wonderful luminosity. She likes to try different styles and techniques and enjoys painting different subjects, primarily relating to nature, flora and fauna and architecture. A subject of deep contrast attracts and inspires her to paint. Currently she finds herself drawn to the human form and its various emotions and is experimenting with it. She is constantly learning and enjoying her art journey tremendously.

She likes to work from photo references, although she enjoys 'plein air' painting too. She takes some time to study the subject and break it down to its different stages and finds herself painting mostly in a loose, impressionistic style using the medium in transparent washes. Watercolour painting has given her immense pleasure and satisfaction and she feel inspired by watercolour painters of today- like Chien Chung Wei and Thomas Schaller.

Art Group / Exhibitions

Kusum is a member of Art Societies in her area (Reading Guild of Artists and Wokingham Art Society) and these are thriving and active societies and have frequent exhibitions and demos and workshops. She has exhibited with them and is also represented by some online galleries. Her recent achievement has been being one of the winners in the Diversity Exhibition hosted by Doncaster Art Fair.

Borough Market, London – Reading Berkshire Mixed Media Artist Therese Lawlor

Borough Market, London – Reading Berkshire Mixed Media Artist Therese Lawlor

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Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Borough Market, London by Reading Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

Borough Market, London

This image is part of a ‘concertina book’ about Christmas markets undertaken in 2019. The book includes paintings from Winchester, Brighton, Reading Farmers Market and Borough Market and Covent Garden in London. Thérèse’s concertina books have been given as birthday presents, special gifts or retirement presents and she is happy to work with clients on the content of their books.

Image Size: A4
Art Medium: Mixed Media
Not For Sale

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Thérèse Lawlor

Mixed Media Art

'Concertina' Sketchbooks

Greetings Cards

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: Therese@tight-five.com

Facebook Page - Therese's Paintings

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About The Artist

Thérèse has lived in Reading for over 30 years and uses the town and her allotment as two of the inspirations for her work.

She develops paintings from sketches she makes on location and some of the scenes captured become greeting cards, with the history of the place on the back. Some of her work has represented Reading with its twin town of Dusseldorf and she has been commissioned to depict many local buildings for promotions or as presents. She is very happy to discuss commissions.

Video

Enjoy this video of Thérèse Lawlor in her studio letting us know about her cards available at Reading Museum and showing us examples of her wonderful concertina books. You can use the controls on the video to enlarge it to full screen size.

 

Greetings Cards

'My cards carry the history of the image on the front in the case of local places, or recipes on the back of my food pictures, or gardening advice on my allotment cards.'

Art Group / Exhibitions

Thérèse is a member of the Reading Guild of Artists, Woodley and Earley Arts Group, Reading Urban Sketchers and Mixed Media Monday Group. She exhibits at Whiteknights Studio Trail, The Henley Arts Trail and at many local arts events in Berkshire.

Paintings Exhibition at Reading Hospital - 25% of sales to the hospital’s voluntary services charity

Paintings Exhibition at Reading Hospital - 25% of sales go to the hospital’s voluntary services charity.