Lilium Faralito Floral Oil Painting by Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett

Lilium Faralito Floral Oil Painting by Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett

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Artist: Fred Bennett

Artist: Fred Bennett

Lilium Faralito Oil Painting by Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett

Lilium Faralito

These Lilies have to share garden space with Fuchsias, Columbine and Astrantia

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Fred Bennett

Wokingham

Still-Life and Flower Painting, Portraiture and Figure-Drawing

Phone: 07748 986019

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: fredbennett.art@gmail.com

Website: fredbennettart.co.uk

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About The Artist

Fred paints what is around him; that is still-lives of the jugs, bottles, fruit and such in the house, or flowers from the garden. For him, the best way to capture the nature of these things is to employ the expressive possibilities provided by oil painting.

Fred is also attracted to accuracy and detail which can often be achieved through drawing, so working in charcoal or pastel pencils is also important for him.

A concern for understanding the inner workings of things has always motivated Fred and this was evident in his studies. Gaining a B.Sc in Physics took him into the Aerospace industry and then looking for more insight, a Ph.D in Engineering took him into computing. On retirement, Fred wanted to take these concerns into the area of artistic activities and he realised that realistic painting in the traditional “atelier” manner would satisfy him best. This traditional approach to art allows a wide range of expression with great concerns for form,colour and tone.

Fred gained experience in painting and drawing by attendance on courses at various specialist Art Schools. These studies also created a fascination with both portraiture and figure-drawing, which he has maintained.

Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett - Morning Coffee in my Studio

Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett - "Morning Coffee" in my Studio

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Fred displays his works regularly at various shows and art-society exhibitions. He has recently exhibited successfully with the Mall Galleries-based ING Discerning Eye.

ING Discerning EyeExhibition 2020
AppArt Godalming
Chertsey Artists Ltd
Wokingham Art Society
Crowthorne and Sandhurst Art Society
ArtFest (Wokingham)
Jelly (Reading)
Rotary sponsored exhibitions in Pangbourne, Streetly and Reading

Courses Attended

The London Atelier of Representational Art
Heatherlies School of Fine Art
The Art Academy (London)
The Sarum Studio (Salisbury)
The Barnes Atelier
The Phoenix Studio in Towersey

Hedgerow – Original Painting and Pen and Wash Sketches – Cookham Art Club member Mohan Banerji

Hedgerow – Original Painting and Pen and Wash Sketches – Cookham Art Club member Mohan Banerji

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Artist: Mohan Banerji

Artist: Mohan Banerji

Hedgerow - Original Painting and Pen and Wash Sketches - Mohan Banerji

Hedgerow

Image Size: Approx 6”x 6”
Art Medium: Acrylic Inks
Original Painting: For Sale – Please contact the Artist
Pen & Wash Sketches from £50

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Mohan Banerji


Pen and Wash, Mixed Media, Acrylics

Phone: 01189 730479

Mobile: 07786 435464

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: mohanb.banerji@gmail.com

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About The Artist

I first picked up a sketch pen or a brush in 2016! I have no formal art education, which perhaps explains the lack of a ‘style’. I love to record what I see, trying to capture a sense of place and time, drawing and painting where I live and where I travel to.

Pen and ink, watercolours, acrylics, pastels and mixed media are my go-to mediums. I love to explore and experiment: mediums and subject matter vary, but the thread that weaves through it all is my love of lines, textures and colours. I can relate to Walt Disney’s quote : “I can never stand still … I resent the limitations of my own imagination.”

Mohan Banerji - Reading Guild of Artists and the Wokingham Art Society

Art Groups / Exhibitions

I am a Full Exhibiting Member of both the Reading Guild of Artists and the Wokingham Art Society. In addition to having my work published, it can also be found in homes around the UK, Australia, Singapore, India and the USA.

Black Walnut Tree – Caversham Court – Reading Guild of Artists – Michael Norcross

Black Walnut Tree – Caversham Court – Reading Guild of Artists – Michael Norcross

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Artist: Michael Norcross

Artist: Michael Norcross

Black Walnut Tree - Caversham Court - Reading Guild of Artists - Michael Norcross

Black Walnut: Caversham Court

Image Size: 80.5cmm x 65.5cm framed
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painting Price: £795
Giclée Prints available from £65-£200. Please contact the Artist

Commissions Invited

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Michael Norcross

Contemporary Artist

and Printmaker

Phone: 07734 441814

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: michaelnorcross@hotmail.co.uk

Website: michaelnorcrossart.com

Social Media: Facebook Instagram

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About The Artist

I create paintings and prints which draw on a wide range of subject matter, some of which involves views taken from nearby landscapes and parks and riverside local to the studio. My interests lie in contemplating a sense of place and colour relationships, through exploring such themes as: luminosity, mood and atmosphere, silhouettes and shadows.
Berkshire Artist Michael Norcross - Park Life
I make drawings and acrylic studies, however the majority of my work is created in oils, most of which are available as high-quality Giclée prints on acid free, archive-quality paper. These are in limited numbered editions at approximately: A3, A2, and A1 sizes and larger on commission.

Any of these can be ordered by contacting me by email or phone. All paintings are available as cards and I also produce hand-made prints using a variety of processes, including lino-cut and woodblock methods.

Art Groups

@Studio21, Reading Guild of Artists and West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios.

Allotments: Protecting Paul’s Brussels – Reading Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

Allotments: Protecting Paul’s Brussels – Reading Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

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Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Allotments_ Protecting Paul’s Brussels - Reading Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

Allotments: Protecting Paul’s Brussels

This painting is from a series about Allotments through the seasons and it depicts a frosty, wintery scene. Therese has had her allotment for 14 years and has many paintings of sheds, allotment plots, people working on their plots and food produced from fresh fruit and vegetables. She has a range of allotment and food cards with tips for ‘what to do’ each month and delicious recipes for you to try.

Image Size: A2, unframed
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: £200

Commissions Invited

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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.

Maiwand Lion – Forbury Gardens Reading – Sculpture by George Blackall Simonds – Art by Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

Maiwand Lion – Forbury Gardens Reading – Sculpture by George Blackall Simonds – Art by Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

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Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Artist: Thérèse Lawlor

Maiwand Lion – Forbury Gardens Reading - Sculpture by George Blackall Simonds - Art by Berkshire Artist Therese Lawlor

The Maiwand Lion, Reading

The iconic Maiwand Lion stands proudly in the Forbury Gardens and is one of Reading’smost loved monuments – even appearing on the shield of Reading football club. It was sculpted by George Blackall Simonds and erected in 1886.

The 31-foot lion commemorates the Berkshire men who fought in the Battle of Maiwand in the Second Afghan War, a battle described as one of the bloodiest battles in history.

Forbury Gardens sit on what was land shared by church and townsfolk, which was given to the public when the Abbey was dissolved in 1539 for recreation and grazing. By the 1840s it was virtually unusable, due to the disposal of rubbish and dead animals, but thankfully for us, the Borough Council bought it in 1854 and within 10 years the beautiful gardens we see today were established. The lion is glimpsed here from an unusual angle through the Forbury railings.

Image Size: A2, unframed
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: £150

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

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.