ASHTON CHADWICK is a Royal Academy Schools Post Graduate, former Head of Putney School of Art and Former Principal of Blackheath School of Art. He is particularly interested in the qualities of lightin landscape, which he expresses in a variety of ways, from cast shadows to reflections. The Activity of mark making and layering of colours or tones is often the primary dynamic of his work.
The essence of watercolour will be explored with emphasis on a more intuitive approach to painting. Through demonstration, theory and practice, you will develop confidence with wet in wet techniques,become familiar with the characteristics of watercolour and discover how to make your paintings 'sing'. You will learn to loosen up, experiment and play with textural techniques using watercolour and mixed media to create expressive results.
We are a family run Company with a high street art gallery and picture framing workshop in the beautiful historic town of Totnes in Devon. We produce picture frames to the highest standards using allthe latest quality products and traditional techniques. We can supply a huge range of styles from our stocks, or in our catalogues.
We are an independent gallery which opened its doors in March 2005 with the aim of representing a small group of predominantly West Country based artists. Our mission was to select the most talentedartists in each medium and genre both living and deceased. To that end we specialize in the work of the late Brixham based artist John Chancellor (1925-1984) who is regarded as probably the finest marine painter of his generation.
White Space Art was established in the heart of the market town of Totnes in 2003. The gallery exhibits an everchanging collection of work by emerging and established British artists, predominantlyfrom the southwest of England. The gallery holds several exhibitions throughout the year and exhibits at various art fairs. Located in the beautiful South Hams region of Devon, Totnes neighbours the artistically renowned Dartington Hall Estate and is a short journey from the A38 and the M5.
I am passionate about the need for wilderness and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate thesuccess stories and are stylistically inspired by etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.
Lea Phillips makes a wide range of colourful individually hand decorated, wheel thrown ceramics, at her studio in Totnes, Devon. Everything for the home including tableware, tiles, lamp bases andone-off pieces, in durable high fired stoneware, available direct from the studio.
By that time I had already been working successfully with paints on silk and, following my formal studies, my interests expanded across various media and subject matter. Many of my inspirations stemfrom my detailed macro photography of the natural world. I am fascinated by the wealth of colours and textures nature provides, having lived near Dartmoor for many years. Movement, texture and colour are the main elements I look for in my landscape painting.
My work is mainly created using mono type and lino cut printing. Recently I have experimented with multilayered lino prints, however I also enjoy working with different media to create collages. Ioften work from literary sources including fiction, non fiction and poetry. Some of my work was inspired by the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop and was exhibited at 'New Designers' 2012, in London.
Situated on the English Riviera in Torquay, close to neighbouring towns of Paignton and Brixham. The Gallery has an ever changing exhibition of work by panoramic photographer Kevin Cowell. His localscenes of Devon and Cornwall are available to view. Periodically alongside Kevin's work throughout the year guest artists are invited to exhibit their work. To keep up to date please subscribe to the site for a newsletter.