Category Archives: The Artists – Rectangle

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.

Colin Willey

Colin has exhibited frequently at the Mall Galleries in London with the Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Laing Landscape Exhibition and the New English Art Club, as well being included in the Art Class book by Harper Collins. His works are shown in galleries all over the south and London.

Colin’s work is about light and its effects. Fascinated by the ever-changing qualities of moving light, Colin endeavours to capture those fleeting moments in paint – his works are thus lively and atmospheric. Based in West Dorset his landscapes take in the glorious countryside and coastline, as well as further afield.

Sarah Hough

Due to Sarah’s many and varied commitments she will not be exhibiting at Art at Home this year – these include some exciting public art commitments as well as some moves away from her now familiar drawing style.  Do contact Sarah Sclater if you should wish to know more or to contact Sarah.

Sarah was born in Exeter in 1970.  She moved to the Piddle Valley, West Dorset in 1999 having gained a BA Honours degree in Visual Studies and Publishing at Oxford Polytechnic in 1991.  Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world, in particular insects, which have held a life long fascination and provide constant inspiration. She has long been an admirer of the work of unsung hero Alfred Russell Wallace and spend many hours studying his entomology collections.  “the beauty and importance of insects in our world soften overlooked, my creation of a ‘painted specimens’ collection aims to address this”.


Her landscapes are taken from frequent forays, some to St Davids, Pembrokshire and beyond to the North Cornish Coast, while others are closer to home, the beautiful footpaths and woodlands of Dorset, to the halcyon chalk stream valley of the river PIddle.  No matter what the weather, time of day or season, they are all a constant source of material.  her movement from one medium to another reflects her personal response and expression of her subject.