Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and Slade Schools of Art in London. In 2003 she was elected president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Her paintings, like her prints, are often autobiographical, incorporating reoccurring themes such as angels and wine or humorously celebrating the small moments in everyday life. She has enjoyed more than 40 one-woman shows in the UK, the USA and Australia, with paintings, drawings and prints in many private and public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain.
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Hilke MacIntyre grew up in North Germany where she studied at the College of Art & Architecture in Kiel. In 1996 Hilke moved to rural Scotland and concentrated on linocutting, painting and ceramic. She combines a simplified figurative style with strong abstract pattern. Particular influences are primitive art, the artists of Europe in the early 20th century and contemporary design. She exhibits throughout Great Britain and has been selected many times for the Summer Show of the Royal Scottish Academy.
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John Dilnot studied Graphic Design before choosing Fine Art and Printmaking at Camberwell School of Art. He employs craft techniques and different forms of media to explore our relationship with nature, how we label, classify and represent it, and ultimately impact our environment. His stylised, striking visual art is often combined with a wry humour. His work is in many eminent public collections, including, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery Library, the British Library and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Elizabeth Morris trained as a painter at Goldsmith’s College before specializing in etching at Morley College, London. She was one of the founding members of the Greenwich Printmakers. Now living by the coast in Essex, Elizabeth is inspired by islands and the sea, using etching to capture the ever changing moods of the shore, with its wildlife, mystery and atmosphere. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, the Barbican, and other prestigious public and private galleries in the UK and USA.
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After graduating from Manchester College of Art and Design, Peter Clark became an illustrator and designer of animation for television before turning to fine art. Working with found objects, he uses collage to create wonderful three dimensional images that exude humour, character and wit, carefully manipulating materials to create features and tonal effects, interjecting puns and jokes. With media attention from the likes of Vogue, Peter enjoys an international reputation, notably exhibiting in the Paul Smith Shops in Milan and New York and the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London.
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Robert Gillmor studied fine art at Reading University. One of Britain’s leading ornithological illustrators, he has illustrated around 150 books as well as creating artwork for the BBC series Life on Earth. He co-founded the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and in 2001 was awarded the RSPB medal in recognition of outstanding contribution to bird conservation. More recently he has returned to print making, using linocutting to capture the essential character of the wild life living in his surroundings, the north Norfolk coastland and marshes. Robert exhibits internationally, including Africa and the USA.
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Susie Brooks studied Illustration at the University of West England before taking a Masters Degree in Printmaking. She is inspired by her emotional attachment to people and places. She combines her love of pen and ink drawing with screen printing to capture the essence of a place, creating that perfected vision that we can only hold in our memories. The use of flat colour gives a fresh contemporary feel to her work. In 1995 she opened the Brooks Smith Gallery in St Ives with her husband Rick Smith.
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Geoffrey Robinson is a widely collected artist who attended Bournemouth College of Art but waited to begin his painting career until 1990, after many months spent filming and editing a video documentary of the eminent artist Gillian Ayres RA OBE. His own work beautifully combines geometric abstraction and figuration with an innovative perspective and a two dimensional composition and is in numerous private and public collections including: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum; St George’s Healthcare Trust; Paintings in Hospitals, The Royal Bournemouth Hospital; Lord David Puttnam cbe; George Michael; Quentin Willson.
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James Doddsinitially trained as a shipwright before studying painting at Chelsea and the Royal College of Art. His love of boats and the craftsmanship has continued and he expresses his passion for boats, boat building, ship yards, maritime history and the coast through painting, printmaking and publishing hand-printed books. James is now a well-established artist both nationally and internationally. He enjoys regular ‘one man’ shows in Cork Street, London, exhibiting at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions, and has also exhibited in Russia, New York along with Maritime Museums around the country.
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Charles Bartlett is one of Britain’s foremost talented watercolour artists and printmaker in etching. As an outstanding student at Eastbourne School of Art he gained a scholarship to The Royal College of Art. From 1987 to 1992 Charles was elected President of The Royal Watercolour Society. He is inspired by the light in East Anglia, where he’s lived for many years, its flat landscapes, big skies and ever changing colours. Bartlett captures its poetry with a sense of pleasure and awe of the elements. He has enjoyed numerous solo exhibitions in prestigious galleries and his works are in many eminent public collections.