Inspired by painters who have worked outdoors from the Impressionists onwards, all Bruce’s work is produced en plein air. The practical difficulties of working outdoors in all seasons are put to one side as the important thing for him is to react directly to the landscape and the particular colours, textures and light of the moment.
Born in Doncaster in 1948, David headed an engineering design team until 1988 when he became a full time painter. He was elected to the Royal Society of Marine Arts in 1983 and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1988.
I’ve spent many decades experiencing the highs and lows of trying to express in paint what I see and feel about the world around me but my primary aim is to produce work that captures a sense of time and place, the weather and the season. I’m not concerned with detailed accuracy and I reserve the right to re-
‘My work is a celebration of the effects of light revealed in rich and vibrant oil paint using my personal visual language of fresh and direct brushmarks. Painting en plein air is central to my practice, and I travel to seek new experiences and fresh inspiration to feed back into my studio work. I have a particular love of coastal locations and gardens, allotments and interiors, favouring intimate and busy subjects over grand vistas.
I strive for simplicity and economy and to make every mark count, walking the fine line between shape and suggestion.”
Pollyanna Pickering Foundation
Pollyanna was acclaimed as one of Europe’s foremost wildlife artists. The most published artist in the UK, her work continues to sell in over eighty countries world wide. She was patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, and the University of Derby awarded her an honorary degree in recognition of her outstanding achievement in the arts.
An atelier is a historic word for a studio run by a master artist or teacher, where artists learn from each other. Robin studied in ateliers in Florence (Italy), London and Salisbury and over time developed his painting skills across Europe. Now back in Nottingham, he runs his own atelier sessions on portrait, still life and landscape painting.
Roger Dellar is a professional figurative artist who works in oils, pastels, mixed media, acrylics, and water based media.
His interest in observing people in their environments has influenced him to record and interpret them, capturing light effects.