Windsor Castle Painting – Barges on River Thames – Berkshire Art Gallery

Windsor Castle Painting – Barges on River Thames – Berkshire Art Gallery

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Artist: David Harmer

Artist: David Harmer

Windsor Castle Painting - Barges on River Thames - Berkshire Art Gallery

Painting Medium: Watercolour
Image Size: Approx 40cm x 30cm
Availability: For Sale
Original Paintings From £75 Upwards

Commissions Invited

This Berkshire Art is by an artist from the Surrey Artists Website

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David Harmer

Watercolour Artist

St John’s Village, Woking, Surrey

Phone: 01483 767 200
Mobile: 0750 036 5463
Please mention the Surrey Artists website
Email: davidrpharmer@gmail.com
Website: www.davidharmerwatercolour.co.uk
Blog: www.offtoafineart.com

Gallery Of Berkshire Art Scenes painted by Surrey Artists

For more work by these artists, see their portfolios on the Surrey Artists website

About The Artist

I have been painting in watercolour now for about twenty years. Most of what I have learned has been through observation and tuition at workshops, and through art clubs. I live now in St.Johns Village, not far from the Basingstoke canal, which in itself is an inspiration, offering up endless subjects changing throughout the year.

This gallery is a showcase of some of my watercolour paintings. For a full set see my website. Some of them are recent, and some are not so, but just retained because I like them. Some of them were sold long ago, others are still available. Waterways are a constant favourite, either local or from my travels. There is nothing quite like watercolour for depicting water. However, the gallery does show quite a mix of subjects, and as you can see, elephants have fascinated me for some time.

Windsor Castle Painting - Barges on River Thames - Berkshire Art Gallery

Watercolour is my chosen medium. It can be infuriating, but rewarding when successful. I have come a long way with it, but there is always more to do, so am unlikely to change to another medium. Occasionally I add some ink for a particular effect, otherwise I depend on the purity of watercolour.

Painting is for me a pleasure, and exhibiting is part of the experience. I usually exhibit locally four or five times a year, with regular venues in Guildford and Pirbright.

Sales enquiries are are gladly received. I don't as yet produce prints, maybe I will one day, but so far have only sold originals. I have sent pictures all over the globe, and can go into detail if you want to enquire about any particular painting. At the time of writing this, the paintings which I have sold are widely distributed not only across the UK, but also hang in collections in France, Eire, Spain, Italy, Greece, Holland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

I am always very pleased to receive commissions.

Art Groups

Full exhibiting member of Woking Society of Arts
Exhibiting member of Pirbright Art Club

Websites For Artists

The Derek Cooke website has been created by Surrey and Sussex Artists. If you are an artist in need of a website, please Contact Us.

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Art WebsiteTestimonials

"Dear Chris,
We are delighted with our art website. In addition to all the items we requested, you have added many artistic details that really enhanced the site.
We would also like to thank you for your patience, explaining and talking us through all the concepts we did not understand.
It has also been reassuring knowing that you are on the end of the phone ready to answer our queries as they arise.
It has been a pleasure working with you.

Best regards."

Derek and Diane Cooke

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"This is the second website that Chris and Colette from Surrey Artists have designed for me and I am delighted with the result. They put in an amazing amount of work collating a large amount of detail to ensure my paintings are professionally displayed.
The finished website has already attracted a large number of serious enquiries some of which have been converted"

David Harmer

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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

Commissions Invited

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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 travelled 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

Painters Confusion-Acitrezza – Watercolour Painting by Royal Society of Marine Artists member Richard Cave

Painters Confusion-Acitrezza – Watercolour Painting by Royal Society of Marine Artists member Richard Cave

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: Richard Cave

Artist: Richard Cave

Painters Confusion-Acitrezza - Watercolour Painting by Royal Society of Marine Artists member Richard Cave

Painters Confusion – Acitrezza

Painting was exhibited and sold at the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA) Annual Exhibition in 2018. The title is a play on words; the painters, or ropes create a confusion but also confuse the painter who chooses to depict them.

The boats harboured in Acitrezza in Sicily, were tied to the two available rings, creating a ‘cat’s cradle’ of painters and one can only presume their owners could disentangle them. The confusion of lines and their reflections makes this a rare but necessary use of masking compound.

Image Size: 43cm x 43cm
Art Medium: Watercolour
Original Painting: Sold

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Richard Cave

Watercolour Artist

Art Tutor

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

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.

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

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

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

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Richard Cave

Watercolour Artist

Art Tutor

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

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.

Al Jafar, Paceco, Sicily – Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member – Richard Cave

Al Jafar, Paceco, Sicily – Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member – Richard Cave

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: Richard Cave

Artist: Richard Cave

Al Jafar, Paceco, Sicily - Watercolour Painting by Reading Guild of Artists member - Richard Cave

Al Jafar – Paceco

This view across the fertile coastal plain of western Sicily shows a baglio surrounded by vines which represent an oasis in the late Summer heat. The clear day has a heat haze which gives distance to the Egadi Islands on the horizon. This painting is essentially a scetch done ‘en plein aire’ in one sitting and represents a temporal memory of a changing scene, on a hot Mediterranean afternoon.

Image Size: 36cm x 26cm unframed
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: £300

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

Richard Cave

Watercolour Artist

Art Tutor

Please mention the Berkshire Artists website

Email: richardccave@btinternet.com

Gallery Of Art

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.