2a Childs Hall Road Great Bookham : Surrey KT23 3QG
19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists
Acconites oil 9.5 x 8 inches
Antony Pearce was born in 1933. He was educated in Sussex and Exeter Universtity. After National Service in the Royal Navy he joined an insurance firm in London. From 1961 - 80 he taught English in various schools, mainly in the South East, before relinquishing all teaching commitments to concentrate on painting. He played first class rugby in the 50's, 60's and early 70's for London Irish, and was a member of the fine Irish side of 1959/60. He captained the Sussex County side for several seasons and is still their most capped player. A keen traveller, he has spent time in Africa, India and long periods in the Amazon jungle. His love of walking takes him frequently to the Lake District and Scotland. These places, together with a great fondness for the Sussex countryside, are an unfailing source of inspiration. The artist is entirely self-taught, though his work is especially influenced by Edward Seago and Rowland Hilder. His concerns in watercolour deal with the contrasts of the light and dark, changing cloud formations and the way their shadows are cast on the landscape. Antony's paintings have an immediate appeal, an honesty of line and colour. When studied closely the diversity of technique becomes clear. The delicate washes overlaid with detail. The depth of colour and draughtsmanship combine to produce subtle and yet striking pictures.
Antony Pearce Wareham Quay
watercolour 11 x 15 inches
COOK OBE 1926-2008
Beryl Cook was born in Surrey in 1926, moving to London in 1943, she worked in a number of jobs from showgirl to the fashion industry, hence her interest in the way people dress. She married in 1946 to John and they left London for Southern Rhodesia a year later. In 1962 they moved to Zambia, returning to England to settle in Plymouth where she died in 2008. Her first exhibition was a great success and since that time there have been many books and articles about her work which now has a world-wide following.
Silk-screen prints are produced by making a different silk screen for each and every colour used. With Beryl's work that tends to be between 40 and 60 different screens. The paint goes onto the paper colour by colour to build up the print. Once completed, the print is numbered and signed by the artists as a mark of approval of quality.
Each edition is strictly limited in number
Silk-screens available in stock
Bathroom 27 x 14 ins Edition of 300
Staircase 19 x 19 ins Edition of 395
Bryant Park 19 x 23 ins Edition of 300
Girls in a Taxi 16 x 24 ins Edition of 300
Gare du Nord 28 x 17 ins Edition of 300
Girls in Satin Dresses 24 x 19 ins Edition of 200
Chartiers 32 x 32 ins Edition of 300
Beryl Cook A Bathroom
silkscreen 27 x 14 inches
Chamberlain ROI RSMA NS
Trevor was born in 1933 and worked as an architectural assistant until 1964 when he was able to devote all his time to painting professionally. He paints figure, town and landscape in both watercolour and oil. Trevor has won many awards including the Lord Mayor of London's Award, Six different awards at the ROI Exhibitions, The Chris Beetles Award at the RWS and the Laing Painting Competition. He exhibits regularly in London, (including the Royal Academy), the provinces and abroad and has had 20 one-man shows. Trevor has published books on art and featured in British and US television. He is the Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Member of the RSMA, Past President of the Wapping Group of Artists and the Chelsea Art Society. His work is in many public and private collections including Guildhall Art Gallery, London; Hertford Museum; Lord Healy; Lord Hanson; Marks & Spencer; National Westminster Bank, National Maritime Museum Falmouth; Esther Rantzen and many more
Trevor Chamberlain Dappled Sunlight, The Temple
oil 10 x 24 inches