Suzanne Phillips born to an Irish family in London in 1970 was an artist from the word go, hearing many words of encouragment as she grew from her grandmother who always found time in a busy day to sit and listen to the stories unfold behind every drawing, painting or sculpture put on her lap.
Born in the heart of Cornwall contemporary artist Jon Tremaine has been inspired by Cornwall’s natural beauty and in particular the wealth of wildlife that resides in the county. His unique escapism style of Pen and Ink illustration captures the beauty of animal and plant life in the most amazing way.
Capturing the essence and spirit of the subject is my overriding consideration and challenge when painting wildlife. Sometimes it is in illustrative details other times it will be in heavy impasto and when out sketching watercolour and ink is the preferred choice. I sketch on my tablet and even create sculptures if I feel that better represents the subject in front of me or within.
Catherine paints human and animal figures. Her favourite subjects are beach scenes and adaptations from period drama. For many years Catherine painted miniature porcelain which was sold nationally. Catherine moved on to paint portraits in oil and has also developed her skills in acrylic and pastel. A major influence on her work has been the Newlyn School of Artists. Her work is sold as both originals and high quality Giclée prints. Prints can be purchased by individuals or retailers gallery wrapped for retail sale.
Born in 1947, Robin Armstrong has been painting Wildlife since he sold his first picture of a Prairie Falcon to the milkman at the age of 12. A move to the West Country in the early 1970’s saw his style move away from the more traditional to what Tom Quinn in his book “Angling in Art” described as “Romantic and vaguely impressionistic”. Frequent exhibitions in both London and in the West Country have brought his unique style to the attention of collectors from Europe, the United States and Canada.
I studied graphic design for 4 years in the 1970’s and gained Associate Membership of the Society of Industrial Artists & Designers and of the Society of Typographical Designers. I went on to work in London for companies including IPC Magazines and Royle Print Ltd.
Dick Twinney has loved the Westcountry’s wildlife and countryside for as long as he can remember. Originally from Devon, he has lived and worked in Cornwall for over 35 years. Although his paintings, prints, collectors plates and giftware have spread worldwide and many of the books he has illustrated are American he still thinks of himself as a local artist, passionate about Cornwall, its’ scenery and its’ wildlife.