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Sidney Cardew is a painter in watercolour & oil Born in 1931 in the East End of London and educated at South East Essex Technical College. He was a senior design engineer for Ford Motor Company, he retired in 1986. Sidney is a self taught marine artist and has exhibited at Royal Society of Marine Artists, Royal Watercolour Society and various London galleries. He has works in collections internationally. He is a member of the Wapping Group, London Sketch, Essex Art and Chelsea Arts clubs.
Denis Pannett was born in Hove in Sussex on 7th September 1939 and educated at Uppingham School, Rutland. Denis served his National Service in the Devon and Dorset Regiment serving in Cyprus and North Africa. He worked for 20 years for De Beers in Africa, Belgium and the UK. Denis was taught art by his mother (a portrait painter of international standing), he has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Society of Marine Artists, City of London Art Exhibition, Painter Stainers Co., Singer & Frindlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and many private exhibitions including in Hong Kong and the USA. He is particularly known for his prints of golf courses. Denis is a member of the Wapping Group of Artists, President of the Arun Society and Chairman of Chiltern Painters and a member of the Guild of Aviation Artists.
Ivan Taylor was born in Staffordshire in 1946. His first source of artistic inspiration was in his early years by the local pottery manufacturing industry and with the Society of Staffordshire Artists. Ivan began painting at an early age, demonstrating his natural talent for structure, form and tone, and he was successful before the age of fifteen in having 40 pictures shown on Adrian Hill's BBC Sketch Club. His professional career took him first into industry and the public sector, he was Head of Graphics for Staffordshire Education Authority. However his first love was always for fine art and demand for his work encouraged him to become a full time professional artist in 1989. Working in the traditional media of watercolour and oil, Ivan's distinctive style has been influenced by the Masters of English landscape from John S Cotman to Edward Seago. He was elected President of the Society of Staffordshire Artists in 1999. His work has been successfully exhibited in public exhibitions and at galleries in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa and is now collected worldwide. His last three exhibitions in Dallas were sell outs. He was awarded the Lincoln Joyce - Rowland Hilder prize at the Royal Institute of Water Colour Painters in 2006
Margaret was born in Oxford and trained at the Wimbledon School of Art. Margaret was an illustrator before becoming a full-time painter in watercolours. Her illustrations were used for the Laing Calendar in 2002, she has been published by the Paper House Group and the Oxford University Press. Margaret has always loved painting landscapes with a passionate interest in coastal scenes with special emphasis on weather and light effects. She has exhibited regularly at the Institute of Painters in Water Colour, Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Society of Women Artists and many provincial galleries. She won the Rowland Hilder Prize at the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour in 1998. IKEA have bought the rights to sell and distribute her prints throughout their retail stores. Margaret was elected a Member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 2010.