Seagull Oil Painting by Animal Artist Karen Davies

Seagull Oil Painting by Animal Artist Karen Davies

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Artist: Karen Davies

Artist: Karen Davies

Seagull Oil Painting by Animal Artist Karen Davies

Seagull

Image Size: 12″ x 12″
Art Medium: Oil on Canvas
Private Collection
Fine Art Giclée Prints available

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

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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.

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 the painting more powerful and enhances the composition.

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Seascape – Faro-Algarve – Calm – Art Gallery – David Cotton

Seascape – Faro-Algarve – Calm – Art Gallery – David Cotton

Art, Painting Commissions and Prints from Berkshire Artists

Artist: David Cotton

Artist: David Cotton

Seascape - Faro-Algarve - Calm - Reading Artist David Cotton

Seascape: Calm

Faro, in the Algarve

Image Size: 106cm x 70cm
Art Medium: Acrylic 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.

The Mermaid in Dock – Harwich – Watercolour Painting by Royal Society of Marine Artists member Richard Cave

The Mermaid in Dock – Harwich – 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

The Mermaid in Dock - Harwich - Watercolour Painting by Royal Society of Marine Artists member Richard Cave

TH Mermaid in Dock – Harwich

‘Mermaid’ is one of two Trinity House boats based at Harwich, which at the time, were retrieving buoys from around the UK coast to change the power source to solar cells, one of whichcan be seen suspended from the ship’s crane.

Although the ‘Mermaid’ is the main subject of the painting, the activity in the foreground is introduced to provide context, by framing the subject and giving a sense of distance and scale – a necessary element in scenes with water, in which distances can be difficult to define.

Image Size: 67cm x 48cm framed
Art Medium: Watercolour
Painting Price: £400

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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.