Category Archives: The Artists – Rectangle

Catharine Strong

Catharine is a hugely powerful artist whose hours spent as a whale-tour guide on the worlds most rugged coastlines have inspired her works to reflect the oceans power and beauty. Largely self-taught she has attended workshops and having tried her hand at numerous different styles and mediums is currently working very successfully on landscapes and still life.

Judy Thompson

Judy work is humorous, vibrant and her brushwork wonderfully free.  A busy mother, grandmother and businesswoman in her own right,  Judy’s painting reflects her good humour and love for life – while incorporating her travels and unique vision of the landscapes around her.

Liz Somerville

I am hugely exhibited at hLiz has agreed to exhibit with Art at Home – Her work is highly  respected and  has interested me for many years.

Liz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with a degree in Textile Design. In London she freelanced for print design agents whilst continuing to develop her paintings and prints.

She moved to Dorset in 2004 to concentrate on her printmaking and painting, and has taken part in numerous open studios and group exhibitions since. Inspired by Ravilious, Nash and Bawden, her imagery concentrates on landscape and the incidental forms and structures found within it.

Walking forms a major part of Liz’s work and life. She does most of it in winter, a perfect time to see a landscape, really see it; it’s bare bones, hard contours, un-obscured structures and un-adorned trees. Once back in the studio she draws what she’s seen, using sketches, photos and memory. These drawings form the backbone to her linocuts. From them she is able to really define her subject before refining and translating into a linocut.

She combines relief print with painting which allows her to re-work a single image many times, changing its appearance in each case. She works in a studio attached to her house in a small village in the heart of west Dorset.

Rosie Tatchell

Rosie was born in 1986. It was a busy happy start in life and as the youngest of three girls Rosie showed from a young age a natural ability to get in and out of trouble and also loved art. Art has always been a huge part of Rosie’s life.
Rosie studied portraiture and still-life painting at Charles H.Cecil studios in Florence from 2008 to 2011. This school is one of only a handful worldwide teaching traditional methods of painting in oil.

Her work is unique in its traditional style with a vibrant modern take – it will draw you in and delight as you discover both humour and beauty within.

Caroline Barnes

Caroline specialises in creating an exquisite range of handmade porcelain products from buttons to framed collections.

Each piece is handmade from porcelain clay, glazed and then decorated using platinum and coloured decals created from Caroline’s illustrations and photographs. Inspired by vintage prints, botanical drawings and the beach finds from nearby Lyme Regis Caroline has created a highly contemporary ceramic collection.

 

Peter Rush

Peter worked for many years as an illustrator – perhaps familiar to many of us for his numerous illustrations accompanying our childhood afternoons watching Jackanory.  Many years as an art teacher finds Peter retired in the north Dorset countryside where he has access to stunning landscape and wonderful coastlines where his works delight in his love of sea and sky.

Robin Leonard

Robin moved to Cornwall in 1981 where the lack of a studio led him to paint in the plain air tradition out of necessity.  Studying environmental science at university gave him a deeper understanding of the world he painted and and also led him to travel to France and Switzerland painting all the time.  In 2006 he returned to Cornwall where the variety of form, colour and mood, where land meets sea continues to inspire him.

Robin’s work is bright with  freedom – he believes in applying paint in a natural way to express the nature it represents. By adopting a variety of techniques and subjects he feels his artist sense has become more attuned, and he has thus avoided becoming branded as some artist may.  He embraces new subjects and learns through discovery taking risks and spending hours painting for paints sake to master his technique.

Meriel Ensom

Having been brought up in Dorset, Meriel started painting birds and fish on driftwood after moving to the Essex coast in 1987.  She is mainly self taught and draws upon her love of wildlife and the sea to create her hugely popular and beautiful pieces.  She now lives in Seaford in East Sussex.

 

 

Phyllis Wolff

Phyllis Wolff studied art at Goldsmiths’ College and St Martins School of Art, and taught at Kingston School of Art before moving to Dorset. Since then she has built a reputation as an important Dorset artist, represented in private and public collections, as well exhibiting widely in galleries in England and abroad.

Sometimes working in watercolour, charcoal, or making prints, Phyllis’ preferred medium is oil on canvas. Most of her work is figurative: portraits, still lifes and of course landscapes.

Phyllis is a vibrant colourist, with a fluent handling of her material somewhat reminiscent of Kokoschka, though she would probably say that she owes more to Matisse.