peter heard
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Self-taught and a civil engineer by trade, Peter Heard began painting in the early 1970’s and quickly gained international recognition and a string of celebrity clients from his hugely successful shows at London’s Portal Gallery. He is best known for his quirky, naïve English village scenes and witty depictions of sporting people, but in the late 1990’s his work took a dramatic change of direction and he began a stunning collection of fabulously graphic lighthouse paintings. He sees these images as a culmination of his 30-year career and refers to the first 25 years as ‘an apprenticeship’ which has allowed him to perfect his technique.


Red and White Stripes

Peter Heard
 

martin leman view his work >
Martin Leman is one of the world’s most prolific painters of cats – a subject he has made his own through countless exhibitions around the world, huge publishing successes and book sales of over half a million. He also has the rare achievement of receiving critical acclaim as well gaining mass popularity. His work has been regularly exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Shows and in the past has hung in a group show with some of the greatest names in 20th Century British Art. His latest book ‘Martin Leman’s Cats’ with a foreword by Sir Roy Strong, has already sold-out and a second edition is in production.

Martin Leman
Forbiden Fruit
 

john morley view his work >
John Morley is one of Britain’s finest still life painters.
A former student of the Royal Academy Schools, he has had a long and distinguished career. His work has been exhibited in The Royal Academy Summer Show every year since 1964, and he has work in the permanent public collections of The V&A Museum, Ashmolean Museum, Glasgow City Art Gallery and The National Trust. A master at conveying the play of light and texture, Morley paints with great integrity, often returning to the subject he knows and loves best; his own rare varieties of Snowdrops and Auriculas.

Auricula 'Remus' John Morley
 

frank phillips view his work >
Frank Phillips’ beautiful evocative landscapes are inspired by the place he has now made his home: The Dordogne region of France. Formally a creative director with the BBC, Frank left behind a long and successful career in book publishing to move to France and realise his dream of living in and painting the beautiful and ancient landscape. He began producing his wonderfully idiosyncratic and rich watercolours six years ago and has quickly established himself through a number of exhibitions.

Frank Phillips St Felix de Bordeaux
 

andy bridge view his work >
An avid collector of kitsch, 40’s and 50’s memorabilia and Americana , Andy draws inspiration from this iconic and vernacular imagery of the past. He uses a wide range of interesting materials and techniques: painting or stencil printing onto pieces of scrap metal or found pieces of distressed wood. His simple graphic techniques belie great draftsmanship and economy of line. His images are quirky and curious but are always observed with great skill.

Life of Pi Andy Bridge