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Donald Blake RI RSMA NEAC(1908 - 1997)|
Donald Blake trained at the Camberwell School of Art. Early in 1940 he was drafted into a small group of artists producing propaganda for the Ministry of Information. After the war he worked as a commercial artist but by the early 1960s he had earned himself a considerable reputation as a painter. During his lifetime he had one man shows in Belgium, Germany and the USA. He was a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the Wapping Group and was President of the London Sketch Club.
(1941 - 1999)|
Born in Northumberland in 1941, Edward studied Fine Art at Durham University and began to teach.In 1978 he relinquished his teaching to concentrate on painting. He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 1977. His intuitive feel for the atmospherics of the climate. His pictures are richly painted with direct brush strokes, capturing the subtle changes in light and mood. His work is in private collections all over the world.
Sturgeon RI RSMA FRIBA |
(1919 - 1999)
Josiah, or John to his friends was born in Essex. He grew up among tugs, sailing barges and fishing boats of the Thames and East Coast.He qualified as an architect in 1951 after serving in the Royal Engineers in North Africa, Iraq, Persia and Germany. From 1956 he was a member and eventually President and Chairman of the Wapping Group of Artists. He was elected RI in 1961 and RSMA in 1970. His work is held in many public and private collections
Jonathan Taylor was born in 1962 in Stourbridge, West Midlands and studied for his Diploma in General Art and Design at Worcester Technical College between 1981-1982 and a BA(Hons) Illustration at Leeds Polytechnic from 1984-1987. He has exhibited in many exhibitions, both solo and mixed in Malvern, Worcester, Hereford, Swansea, Bedford, Yorkshire, Ledbury and the Cotswolds. Jonathan has articles published in both 'The Leisure Painter' and 'The International Artist' magazine and has been featured in a book about painting water and seascapes which is published by 'The International Artist'. He won the Alexander Prowse award in 2004 at the Pastel Society exhibition, London, the Windsor & Newton award at The Patchings Open exhibition in Nottinghamshire in 2004 and the Lincoln Joyce / Rowland Hilder award at the R.I. Exhibition, London in 2008. Since becoming a professional artist in 1988, I have concentrated on trying to capture the impact light and weather can have on cityscapes and landscapes and the way they can transform a scene, using watercolours and pastels. I am always keen to convey mood in my paintings and like to use a full range of tones to create strong, atmospheric pictures.