Yucca – Oil Painting sold by Wokingham Art Society member – Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett

Yucca – Oil Painting sold by Wokingham Art Society member – Berkshire Artist Fred Bennett

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Artist: Fred Bennett

Artist: Fred Bennett

Yucca - Oil Painting sold by Wokingham Art Society member Fred Bennett

Image Size: 14″ x 10″
Art Medium: Oil on Board
Original Painting: SOLD

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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

Poppy Fields – Oxfordshire – Reading Guild of Artists member Clare Buchta

Poppy Fields – Oxfordshire – Reading Guild of Artists member Clare Buchta

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: Clare Buchta

Artist: Clare Buchta

Poppy Fields - Oxfordshire - Reading Guild of Artists member Clare Buchta

Summer Fields 1

Shades of Summer: The delightful Oxfordshire poppy fields that burst into flower during the summer.

Image Size: 35cm x 35cm
Art Medium: Oil on Cradled Board
Painting Price: £80

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Clare Buchta


Landscape and Seascape Artist working in Print,

Oil, Gouache and Mixed Media

Phone: 07773481679

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: clarebuchta@yahoo.co.uk

Website: clarebuchta.artweb.com 

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About The Artist

Clare is an award-winning artist who has recently been featured in Artists and Illlustrators magazine as one to watch.

Clare is a Landscape and Seascape artist who uses innovative methods and media to produce unique landscapes and seascapes. She enjoys painting in a semi-abstract style, including monotypes using oils, mixed media and print methods. The British coast and countryside are the inspiration for these original works of art which although semi-abstract, retain a recognisable sense of place.

Clare has developed a unique style of painting in oils, which uses thin layers to allow light to move through the painting. These works are framed behind glass. Clare also paints on an aluminium-based surface which allows the painting to be hung flat to the wall with no frame necessary. There are also paintings on cradled board which can be left unframed, or presented using a floating frame. She also specialises and tutors in Monotypes, a printing technique, to produce beautiful landscapes.

Beach Sketching - Clare Buchta Berkshire Artist

Beach Sketching - Clare Buchta Berkshire Artist

Cosy evening in the studio - Berkshire Artist Clare Buchta

A cosy evening in the studio

Beach Sketching - Clare Buchta Berkshire Artist

Beach Sketching - Clare Buchta, Berkshire Artist

Cosy evening in the studio - Berkshire Artist Clare Buchta

A cosy evening in the studio

Solitude - Berkshire Artist Clare Buchta
Field with Thistles - Berkshire Art Gallery - Clare Buchta
Sussex Coast Abstract Art - Berkshire Artist Clare Buchta

Art Group / Exhibitions

Clare is a member of the Reading Guild of Artists and regularly exhibits with them and at other venues in the south of England. Her work is in collections in the UK and abroad. For example, in the Obsidian Art Gallery and in the Bygillian Gallery

Clare's art has been selected for many awards, including the SAA National Award for Abstract Painting.

Ken Bromley Cover Competition finalist 2019

Wraptious finalist 2019

Marie Dyson Award 2017

Best in Show RGA Summer Exhibition 2018

Best in Show RGA Summer Exhibition 2017

Best in Show Wokingham Art Society

Meconopsis Blue Poppy – Watercolour – Henley Arts Trail Artist Maria Meerstadt

Meconopsis Blue Poppy – Watercolour – Henley Arts Trail Artist Maria Meerstadt

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: Maria Meerstadt

Artist: Maria Meerstadt

Meconopsis Blue Poppy - Watercolour - Henley Arts Trail Artist Maria Meerstadt

Blue Glory

Meconopsis Blue Poppy

Image Size: 15cm x 15cm
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: Please contact the Artist

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Maria Meerstadt


Landscape, Floral and Animal Artist

Painting in Oil

Art Tutor - All Art Mediums

Classes in Maidenhead

Phone: 07525 160306

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: mariameerstadt@yahoo.co.uk

Website: mariameerstadt.com

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About The Artist

Maria has always loved to paint and feels immensely privileged to be a full-time artist.

The ideas for her work are influenced by colour. She never sees a blue sky – only shades of blue, with hints of pink, apricot, maybe grey! Trees are colours created on the trunks and leaves by sunlight, or times of the day.

Maria comes from the beautiful Channel Islands and has been lucky to have traveled extensively, always absorbing different cultures and scenery. Thirty years ago, she discovered Scotland and her main joy is capturing the beauty of the Highlands and Islands.

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Maria is a member of Artists at Goring, Cookham Arts Club and is a Henley Arts Trail Artist. She exhibits regularly.

Maria Meerstadt Art Classes in Maidenhead

Maria is also an Art Tutor and runs regular classes in Maidenhead.

She teaches all the main mediums to adults, regardless of what stage they are at in their learning. Details are available on the website www.artalivemaidenhead.com

Four Winter Geese – Park Life -Reading Artist  – @Studio21 member Michael Norcross

Four Winter Geese – Park Life -Reading Artist – @Studio21 member Michael Norcross

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: Michael Norcross

Artist: Michael Norcross

Four Winter Geese - Park Life -Reading Artist - @Studio21 member Michael Norcross

Four Winter Geese: Christchurch Meadows

Park Life 2

Image Size: 100cm x 100cm
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Original Painting: Not for Sale
Giclée Prints available from £65-£200
Extra large print size available on commission
Please contact the Artist

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Michael Norcross

Caversham

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.

Garlic String Painting by Berkshire Watercolour Artist Kusum Shabong

Garlic String Painting by Berkshire Watercolour Artist Kusum Shabong

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

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

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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.