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Colleen Vaux

I first saw Colleens work at an art fair where the energy and vibrancy engulfed the narrow aisle – I knew immediately I wanted to see more. I am delighted that Colleen has agreed to exhibit at Art at Home, a long way from her Yorkshire base and hope that everyone else will enjoy her gorgeous colour palettes and energetic canvases.

An accomplished artist. Colleen paints sea, landscapes and still life, her work is bold and cheerful and captures the essence of the places and things she paints.

Her works begin as sketches in the landscapes she adores and she uses these sketches as reference for the finished paintings when back in her studio. She works with charcoal, acrylic, pen, ink and oil often combines them all in the same painting and on a variety of surfaces including paper, board and canvas.

When the weather is not kind enough to sketch outside, Colleen gathers flowers and favourite things from her garden and house and draws and paints them in her studio.

Colleen also teaches mixed media painting from her studio and her students are producing some wonderful work. Colleen exhibits throughout the UK and has regular open studios in North Yorkshire where she lives. Her work has also been featured in House and Garden magazine.

Marissa Weatherhead

Marissa Weatherhead

Marissa has exhibited widely in Europe and the UK .
She was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship and John Minton Award and gained an MA from The Royal College of Art and a BA from The Gloucestershire College of Art and Design with 1st Class Honours in Painting.

These paintings use familiar objects to investigate space, colour, form and composition. They do not deal with direct observational representation; instead they use and concentrate on what we know about an object through knowledge and visual understanding. This approach enables me to play on visuals by flattening or fragmenting the images or simplifying them at will, pulling and pushing space and form. This evolution of the painting is evident in the build up of paint and use of mark making. By continually pushing the painting around it forms layers and textures until finally it reaches its conclusion

Sara Ingleby-MacKenzie

Sarah is not exhibiting at Art at Home 2019

Sara trained under Ken Hughes, a pupil of Henry Moore, at Bath Academy of Art graduating with a First Class Honours degree in sculpture and printmaking. Between 1980 and 1982 she was awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship, the Gane Travelling Scholarship and won the Irish Distillers Merit Award.

Working in a variety of scales, commissions have included public sculptures for The Royal Hampshire Regiment at the National Memorial Arboretum Staffordshire and Khandahar Developments for Droitwich Spa. Other commissions include pieces for Volkswagen, the Nordic Swimming Federation and the iconic “Spirit of Flight” sculpture for the O A G ‘Airline of the Year Awards’.

Bjőrk Haraldsdóttir

Bjork is not exhibiting at Art at home 2019.

Björk Haraldsdóttir is an Icelandic Artist and Architect living and working in West Dorset. She graduated with Masters in Architecture from The Mackintosh School of Architecture (Glasgow School of Art) in 1991.Björk has worked for various high profile Architects including Richard Rogers.

In the last few years Bjork has combined Architecture with Ceramics but lately has focused exclusively on her art. Architectonic forms as well as organic, feature strongly in her work. In her pattern making, Björk takes inspiration from ancient Celtic and Viking crafts such as stitching patterns and wood-carvings.

Miranda Berrow

Miranda started her artistic life with a BA in fashion at St Martin’s School of Art, London in the 1980’s. She worked in Dorset for 10 years before recently moving to Wiltshire.

Miranda’s ceramics originate by being hand coiled in white earthenware and worked until remarkably fine, a considerable amount of her work is now taken hand made for moulds at an artisan factory where it is fired and then hand painted. Self-taught she learns by her mistakes and draws influences from her many travels. Subtle yet vibrant, her works are intended to be used yet their delicacy makes them as beautiful to look at as they are to use.

Sally Derrick

It was in the mid 1980’s that Sally first had the opportunity to pursue her interest in sculpture. She joined an inspiring group in Oxford led by the late Polish Sculptor, Kostek Wojnarowski. Over the next few years she mainly modelled the human form from life including portraiture. She also studied the techniques of creating and casting sculptures. In 1995 she moved to the South West. This wonderfully varied area has rekindled her interest in other species, in particular she is interested in observing animal behaviour and depicting this in her work. The alertness of animals to predators, the creation of new life in spring and the life and death struggles played out everywhere we care to look, are subjects which now excite her interest. She tries to create a variety of habitat in her wildlife garden

She has sold extensively through private commission, galleries and major exhibitions in London, Oxford and the South of England, including the Royal West of England Academy. She produces small editions (usually 9) of works in Bronze and Bronze Resin and also one-off works in Fired Clay.

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.

Laura Pentreath

Laura has exhibited with art at Home since the beginning and continues to delight. She has learnt her craft in the ever popular studio’s of local sculptress Clare Trenchard but Laura has her own unique way of capturing her animals attributes.

Her love of animals gives her work a unique place in the home and as a busy mother of four she has no doubt looked after more than her fair share and she has certainly got to know them. This year Laura’s work has been shown in galleries and at Dorset Art Week’s.

Helen Lloyd Elliott

Helen studied at Harrow College of Art, then in Shanghai with a master painter of Chinoiserie, murals and silk wallpapers and later at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, where she undertook a diploma in portraiture. More recently she has been studying painting with Atul Vohora. In 2012 she showed at The Mall Galleries at the Royal Society of Portrait painter’s Annual Exhibition and in 2013 she exhibited at the King’s Place Gallery in the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition. This year her work was included in the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries.

Between 1988 and 1998 she lived in the Far East, travelling extensively throughout the area, sketching and painting in Laos, Burma, Mongolia, Vietnam and china, where she developed her passion for colour, light, shape and nature. Her clients included the Mandarin Oriental hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai and Bangkok.

She currently lives in Somerset with her family and paints landscapes ‘en plain air’, as well as portraits.