John Tookey PS

 

Artist's Statement:

I am concerned with capturing the feeling of a subject rather than a topographical likeness. The subjects I look for and find visually exciting tend to be everyday, ' slice of life' subjects- the ordinary excites me! This can be a dilapidated set of buildings or a crowded interior with interesting light effects.

Biographical Details:

Trained at Sir John Cass School of Art, London during the mid sixties in fine and graphic art.
Elected a member of the Pastel Society '82.
Became a full time painter/ tutor '88.
Works in pastel, watercolour, oil and acrylic.

Society Memberships

Pastel Society
Institute of East Anglian Artists
President of the Essex Art Club.

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes

Brandlier Prize (RWA)
Pastel Soc of Canada Award (PS)
Frank Herring Award (PS)
Buzzacott Award (PS)

Exhibitions:

Bacons Gallery 87, 88, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97.
Denis Taplin Gallery 90, 93, 94, 95.
Southwold Gallery 2006, 2009, 2011.
Snape Maltings Gallery 2002, 2003.
Aubrey Gallery 2015.
Newport Gallery 91, 90.

Group Exhibitions:

The Alresford Gallery
The Wykeham Galleries
Linda Blackstone Gallery
Bank Street Gallery
The Hunter Gallery
Rowley Gallery

Publications:

Series of travel books for Gordon Fraser Books( 86-88),and
Andr'e Deutch (89). Contributions to several art publications;
Houses & Buildings, The Encyclopaedia of Watercolour Techniques,
The Encyclopaedia of Pastel Painting. Contributions to many art magazines

Website:

http://www.eastanglianartists.com/john-tookey.php 
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/artist/john-tookey-ps 

 

 

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Jenny Halstead
Halstead Jenny Afternoon Doze La Gomera sized

 ' Afternoon Doze '
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Jenny Halstead

Jenny Halstead PS FMAA

Biographical Details:

After studying Art & Design at Sutton & Cheam School of Art and a guest scholarship to the Royal Academy Schools, Jenny went on to train as a medical artist, illustrating surgery and anatomy. She worked in London Teaching Hospitals, before turning freelance and publication work in both medicine and natural history.

Breaking away from this discipline over a decade ago to return to the freedom of painting and developing her own work as well as teaching.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Chelsea Arts Society

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

Caran D'Ache Award 2017

Exhibitions:

Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London
Reading Guild of Artists
Henley Guild of Arts & Crafts
Whiteknights Studio Trail
Art in Hospital RBH
Chelsea Art Society
Regatta – Henley
John Noott Gallery, July 2017

Solo Exhibitions:

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading – 24 May - 30 June 2013

Silchester – Life on the Dig
at the Old Fire Station Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Saturday 24 October - Tuesday 3 November 2015

Articles & Publications:

Pushing the Limits – Jenny Halstead
by Anne Hevener, The Pastel Journal (USA) – December 2011

Large, Loose and Colourful – Jenny Halstead
by Ken Gofton, The Artist - March 2012

The Not So Secret Garden – Jenny Halstead
Berkshire Life – May 2013

An Artist in the Garden – Jenny Halstead
The Artist – May 2013

'The Artist's Year in the Harris Garden' – published by Two Rivers Press – May 2013

Invited Artist in Residence – Silchester excavation
(The Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum)

Silchester - Life on the Dig
by Jenny Halstead & Michael Fulford
published by Two Rivers Press, October 2015

Artist invited to record a year in the life of The High Sheriff of Berkshire 'A Chain of Office' 2016/2017

Website:

http://www.jennyhalstead.co.uk/ 

     


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