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Member Artists: United Kingdom and Ireland

Mike Bell  
Northumberland, England

Mike works in mixed media, using many materials to create a strong textured layed surface on the canvas. Inspirations mainly come from the wild Northumbrian coast where he lived for 25 years & now from its wild Borders region of hills, lakes, dales & wild Moorland. Mike says “The land of Far horizons”, Northumberland, has light which enhances the tactile quality of the landscape no matter what the season.

Texture, light, & the effect of man on the  natural environment are the main sources for his current work.

Born in Newcastle, England  1942.
Dip AD [Hons] Sunderland College of Art & Design 1962-66.
Awarded Queens Award   Student Scholarship to Italy 1965.

After teaching & Lecturing  for 30 years , Mike took early retirement  to concentrate on his painting . He has exhibited in Galleries throughout the UK, also in Hamburg & Leipzig.

Painting by Mike Bell

"Low Tide Beach Rhythms and Textures"
50x50cm, mixed media

Painting by Mike Bell

"Winter Rhythms and Textures Series - Redesdale"
70x70cm, mixed media

Ken Bushe   Charter Member
Broughty Ferry, Scotland

My aim is to interpret the outdoor environment in whatever way suggests itself when I am present in it. My starting point is always the actual scene at a specific time, and I tend to focus on elements within a landscape that are constantly changing like the sky and light, or movement in water to make a statement about this one moment.

My interest in building a web site initially arose from a strong desire to actively represent myself as an artist through the “new” medium of the internet rather than the traditional, more passive route of relying on artist’s agents, galleries, or fate. What started as an experiment is now established and I intend to continue representing myself in this way as the internet becomes increasingly accepted as a gateway to viewing and purchasing art.

"Scotcraig Breaker"
16x18in, Oil on canvas

"Falls at Reekie Linn"
30x36in, Oil on canvas

Angela Drysdale
Fife, Scotland

"The true artist, searching for new expressions, will find them in abundance on the face of Africa where the exquisite beauty and peace of great open sun-kissed spaces abound, contrasting with a turmoil-laden land where primordial life commenced." Monty Brown

Angela comes from Austria and after living in Sweden, Germany, CAR, East Africa and Myanmar (Burma) she now resides in Scotland. After a commercial education she attended art-schools and works in Oil, Pastel, Watercolour, Pencil and Charcoal. First-hand experiences of deep jungle, vast grasslands, open plains and bush savannah inspired her to extend her colour palette in an expressionistic style. The barren regions of the Sahara, Kalahari and Namib deserts, in contrast to the lush green areas of the Okavango Delta and the serene game filled plains of the Serengeti assisted to produce her portfolio.

Painting by Angela Drysdale

"Crater Gold"
19x25in, Pastel on board

Painting by Angela Drysdale

"Serengeti Awakes"
18x26in, Pastel on paper

C. C. G. Edwards 
Dorset, England

I have painted landscapes and non-figurative ideas for fifty years and have been exhibited by innumerable galleries including the Paris Salon, RoyalAcademy and Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Trained in the studio of a professional landscape painter of the NorwichSchool who was himself the product of Slade training before the First World War, I became heir to techniques and attitudes directly traceable to Constable. It was at the great 1991 Tate exhibition that this became directly apparent to me. By an odd co-incidence I have painted another Stour valley these forty years so far.

Locations that feature strongly in my work are Epping Forest and the RodingValley in Essex and the Dorset Stour and its mills between Hinton-St Mary and Shillingstone.

Painting by Clive Edwards

"Autumn Mist"
24x36in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Clive Edwards

"Bluebell Time"
11x7.5in, Oil on panel

Margaret Evans   Charter Member
Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland

Margaret Evans is one of the UK's leading art tutors, and holds numerous workshops & painting holidays around the world. She is a fully qualified graduate of Glasgow School of Art, DA, and teaching graduate of London University, ATC.

Renowned internationally for her pastel work she also tutors watercolours, oils and other media, she is internationally known for her portraits in oil and pastel. She is the pastel advisor and past President of the Society of All Artists (SAA). Her numerous teaching videos and DVDs are available worldwide. She has written articles for mainstream art magazines in Britain and overseas, as well as 'Italy' Magazine, and books e.g. "Painting Figures & Animals With Confidence" published by David & Charles and "Flowers in Pastel" by Search Press.

"Loch Tulla"
12x16in, Gouache and pastel

"Red Boats Burano"
12x12in, Pastel

Annabel Greenhalgh   Charter Member
Narberth, Wales

Annabel Greenhalgh was born on the Wirral in 1955 and now enjoys the rural isolation of the cottage she shares with her partner in Pembrokeshire. Here, she is surrounded by beautiful countryside within easy reach of the sea and wonderfully wild Preseli Hills. In Pembrokeshire, being surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside, it is easy to see where her inspiration comes from.

"I hope to convey, through my landscapes, the thrill and foreboding of an impending storm, the beach in solitary stillness, the memories of bluebell paths, the sheer joy and wealth of fulfilment to be found in the world around us."

Annabel's paintings are available at various galleries and also from The Greenhalgh Studio.

"Sun and Sand"
12x11in, Pastel on board

"Cader Idris"
11.5x19in, Pastel on board

Rosemary Hale  
Billington Bank, Stafford, England

Rosemary is passionate about painting wilderness subjects and travels to remote parts of the world in her quest to find subjects not yet tainted by man’s influence. Her current project is the Arctic following an expedition to Svalbard earlier this year.

Her watercolours in particular, are sensitive, atmospheric and subtle, depicting the natural world as she sees it. The love she feels for her subject shines out in her paintings which emanate beauty and light. Several years ago, Rosemary discovered a love for teaching art, and she is now kept busy running courses and painting holidays, deriving much satisfaction from bringing out talent in other people. She has also had her work published in several national magazines and now writes regularly for Leisure Painter.

Rosemary has not exhibited recently as she has concentrated all her time on teaching, but now she is established, she plans to exhibit again soon.

Painting by Rosemary Hale

"Caribbean Sunset"
18x24in, Watercolour

Painting by Rosemary Hale

"Across the Flooded Serrano, Patagonia"
27x20in, Watercolour

Lisa Ingrey  
Spalding, Lincolnshire, England





Anthony Lewis  
Swansea, Wales

Anthony Lewis was born in Wales 1942. His interest in art began at an early age whilst at  Boarding school in England. Given plenty of encouragement by his art teacher, he went on to attend `The Cardiff College of Art` 1964-68. Well travelled throughout Wales, he moved to Swansea in 1980 where he lives today.

He says  "I am fortunate to live high on a hill over looking the Bay. I see spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and ever changing seas. Also within easy reach is the Gower peninsula, declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and part of the National Trust.”

He paints using both Oil and Watercolour. Lewis is traditional in his approach, yet always aiming for fast and loose statements. He is ever mindful of past Masters, and is one of many painters conveying the `Heritage of Landscape`, helping to keep alive the spirit of painting.

Painting by Anthony Lewis

"Big Sky Over Clyne #1"
10x14in, Oil on canvas

Painting by Anthony Lewis

"Bannau Sir Gaer"
11x15in, Watercolour

Keith Salmon  
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

I originally trained and worked as a sculptor; constructing pieces from steel, wood and cement fondu.  When my sight started to fail in the early 90’s, I decided to put all my efforts into drawing and painting – using the sight I had while it lasted.  Thankfully I’ve retained a small amount of vision and have, over the intervening years, developed ways of using this very limited sight to paint and draw.

My work has developed along two paths; the organised scribbles that are my drawings and the bolder, broad marks in oil or acrylic.  Most of the works are based on my experiences while out walking in the Scottish Highlands.  Over the last few years I’ve combined the scribbled pastel line with the painted acrylic marks to try and captures a little of how I experience these wonderful wild places.

Painting by Keith Salmon

"Mists, Am Bodach"
30x30cm, Acrylic and pastel

Painting by Keith Salmon

"Cool December Light, Glen Lyon"
45x46cm, Acrylic and pastel

Annie Taylor   
Dorset, England and France

Landscape artist Annie Taylor works in oil. The drama and sensuality of two contrasting landscapes influence her work: the rugged scenery of the French Pyrenees and the soft downs of Cranbourne Chase, Dorset, England. With elements of abstraction, the paintings attempt to delve beyond a superficial impression into the spirit of each environment.

PAinting by Annie Taylor

"Le Pic du Canigou"
100x80cm, Oil on canvas

Painting by Annie Taylor

"Hidden Depths"
100x100cm, Oil on canvas



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