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SORAYA FRENCH
A versatile artist, Soraya works in watercolour, oils,pastel, acrylics and mixed media in a variety of subject matters such as musicians, cafe scenes, african markets, flowers, seascapes and many others. Light and colour are the two important elements in her paintings together with semi-abstract passages and a sense of ambiguity where she allows to viewer to make up the story. Soraya has been a full-time artist since 1999. She is a regular contributor to The Artist magazine and has hadinternational recognition with her Art Books for Harper Collins. Her paintings are in private collections both in the UK and abroad. Soraya has her own studio where she teaches in Andover and is in great demand as a tutor for local art groups and societies.
http://www.sorayafrench.com

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CHRIS FORSEY
Chris trained in Bristol as a graphic designer going on to work as an illustrator in publishing and advertising. Turning to watercolour he became an accomplished artist expanding into acrylics and mixed media. He has exhibited, and won major prizes, with the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters and is a full memmber of the RI. Chris enjoys creating textured layers of dry-brushed colour that allows hints of complementary colour to glow through creating a sense of excitement. His work sells both in the UK and abroad. Chris is a popular tutor and is much sought after for local art societies and groups. He runs his own classses and painting holidays in Greece and Cornwall.
http://www.chrisforsey.com

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JULIE KING
After graduating with a first class degree in textile design, Julie worked as an in-house designer of household textiles before freelancing for several years creating fabrics, wallpapers and designs for ceramics; all inspired by her love of flowers. Julie lives in Kent, England where she now paints to commission, contributes articles to Leisure Painter magazine and runs watercolour classes in venues varying from National Trust Gardens to cruise liners. Julies love for flowers and the natural world shines through in her paintings. Her style is varied, from delicate translucent watercolours to a free style bold ink and watercolour interpretation, for which she received the SBA Certificate of Botanical Merit. Julie was awarded the Elizabeth Smail memorial prize 2014 (Florum)for colour and composition. Sheteaches in venues ranging from National Trust gardens to cruise liner and runs her own classes in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Julie is an inspirational, patient and kind tutor who gives regular workshops for art sociteties and groups.
http://www.juliehking.co.uk

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HASHIM AKIB
Hashim has always painted since a child with the encouragement of his parents. He began his career in illustration gaining commissions for globally known brands but his vision was always to create his own original paintings. Starting to tutor workshops and classes he slowly evolved his inimitable style and soon began to win prizes for his work. He now regularly exhibits with the Institue of Oil Painters at the Mall Galleries and he has published his first book recently by Search Press. Hashim has an exciting, vibrant and different approach using acrylics with huge energy and enthusiasm, creating beautiful paintings full of life, atmosphere and colour.
http://www.hashimakib.com

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SERA KNIGHT
Sera has been drawing and painting since childhood. She paints mainly in watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Tackling human figures and perspective has always been her favourtite subjects but she enjoys anything that is a challenge! Regardless of the subiect she uses light cleverly creating a mystical atmosphere together with technical and emotional strength. Sera has exhibited with the Society of Women Artists and the RI in the Mall Galleries, London and regularly exhibits in Norway and Turkey. Her work is in private collections in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Sera teaches adult education classes and local art groups and societies. Her exuberant style and enthusiasm make her a popular tutor much in demand.
http://www.seraknight.co.uk

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ROGER SWAN
Roger was trained at the Sutton School of Art and went on to become Creative Director of a leading London advertising agency.He then started his own graphic design studio and worked extensively as an illustrator. His versatility covers all media and subjects with much of his work being towards the abstract and experimental. Roger is a captivating and inspirational teacher leading his students towards original and highly creative work. He teaches and demonstrates in all media and his work has been widely exhibited. Roger has his own studio and art gallery in Canterbury where he lives and teaches with his wife Lindsay.
http://www.swanart.co.uk

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ROGER DELLAR
Roger Dellar is a professional figurative artist who works in oils, pastels, mixed media, acrylics, and water based media. He is a member of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, The Pastel Society, and is an Associate member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and his work is in major exhibitions in London and the UK. Since 1996 he has been an active member of The Wapping Group. His interest is in observing people in their environments which has influenced him to record and interpret them, capturing light effects. Roger is a keen sketchbook enthusiastic, a patient and kindly tutor and in great demand from local art societies and groups.
http://www.rogerdellar.com

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STUART STANLEY
Stuart studied art and theatre design at Eastbourne and Wimbledon School of Art before becoming a successful theatre and events designer and professional artist. His work is exhibited throughout the South-East and in Italy and France. Stuart has used his knowledge and understanding of artistic practice, history of art and theatrical design to create his own personal, painterly style. His skilful drawing underlies the freedom of expression and masterly brush strokes he uses to create paintings full of light, colour and atmosphere. Inspired by the beauty and shape of trees, the changing skies, open landscapes and dramatic coastline he successfullyconveys all this to his students. He is chairman of Surrey Figurative Artists and Leatherhead Art Club, a member of the Dorking Group of Artists and an associate member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art. He and his wife run the Studio Art House Gallery in Leatherhead.
http://www.stuartstanley.co.uk

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SANDI GRAY
Sandi's chosen medium is watercolour and her pictures are inspired by her love of colour. She feels colour as some people feel music and the versatility of watercolour allows her to exploit this to the full. Her work has been published by the Medici Society, Colour House Graphics and the Artists and Illustrators magazine. She has written articles for this latter publication and was awarded the Winsor and Newton prize for Artist of the Month. Sandi exhbits with the Society of Women Artists and is a professional Associate of the Society for All Artists. A very popular and skilled tutor she teaches local art groups and societies and runs her own Watercolour Workshop which she was invited to take on board cruise liners.
http://www.watercolourworkshop.co.uk

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KAREN PEARSON
Karen is a well established artist tutoring art Groups and organisations in London and South of England. She was a practising Chartered Physiotherapist for 22 years, then turned to develop her artistic skills around 20 years ago. Although primarily self taught, she gained full distinction for an HND in Fine Art and completed a BA(Hons)degree in Fine Art Sculpture at Wimbledon College of Art in 2013. Her bronze work was selected for exhibition at the Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2013. Karen is a guest tutor for Art Safari, leading and tutoring painting holidays.
She is an active member of the Dorking Group of Artists, having been Exhibition Secretary 2000-4, Winter Programme co ordinator 2003-04 and Chairman 2004-2008.
Annually, Karen has had work accepted for exhibition at the Mall Galleries with The Society of Women Artists and at Westminster Central Hall with The Society of Botanical Artists and has sold at both. She also shows her work successfully at local club exhibitions and galleries in London and the South East. She also opens her garden studio to the public as part of the Surrey Artists Open Studio week.
For the past few years, Karen has hosted and organised charity painting days, exhibitions and 'Art4Kids' workshops raising over 16,000 for children with special needs. She lives and works in Dorking.
http://www.karenpearsonart.com

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TIFFANY BUDD
Tiffany is an award winning British establised fine artist specialising in acrylic painting, coloured pencil and pastel drawing. She studied at Wimbledon School of Fine Art and University of Plymouth gaining a degree in Textile Design. Subsequently she began her career as a full-time artist with a unique style mainly with florals and collage, fractured paintings and coloured pencil realism. Her work has been published all over the world and reproduced onto ceramic tiles. Her clients include Derwent Pencil Company and she is published by Bentely Publishing which sells her prints. She has won many prizes and developed her own 'Fractured' style inspired by the Cubists and Russian Constructivism focusing on perspective and light. This has been in great demand and sold to clients world-wide. Tiffany is a member of the Society for All Artists, the UK Coloured Pencil Society and the Fine Art Trade Guild.

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MARGARET EGGLETON
Margaret has been a member of the Society of Women Artists since 1998 and has exhibited with the society every year. In 2009 she won the 01784art.com Award for the most original painting - “ Shadwell Dock”.She is also a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and the Society of Graphic Fine Art. She has exhibited with the RI at the Mall Galleries and the RWS at Bankside Gallery. Margaret qualified as a teacher in North London and taught for many years in Surrey schools. She continued to draw and paint in her spare time and exhibited with local art groups. All her work has a strong emphasis on drawing. She now teaches watercolour painting and drawing to adults in Sutton, Surrey, demonstrates to art groups and takes workshops in ink drawing and painting.
http://www.margareteggleton.co.uk

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JAMEL AKIB
Jamel Akib was born in Leigh-on-sea, Essex, England, on the 4th November 1965 to mixed English and Malaysian parentage. He moved to Sabah, North Borneo at the age of five and returned to England to pursue further education at the age of thirteen. He gained a BA honours Degree in Illustration in 1989 and began working for the London Observer newspaper while still a student at art college, and has since become an award winning artist involved in many exhibitions and commissions. He has so far illustrated the covers for three booker prize finalists. Jamel is represented by Illustration Ltd. in London, New York and Singapore
www.jamelakib.com

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IAN HENDERSON
Whilst studying in London at Heatherley and the City and Guilds Schools of Art Ian worked with artist Spencer Churchill on a series of portraits of Winston Churchill for American clients. He also worked for many years with Royal Portrait Painter, Bernard Hailstone. During this time he exhibited paintings in the Royal Portrait and Wildlife Societies as well as the Leardi Gallery. Ian moved to Germany where he lived for over 25 years working as a full time artist and teacher specialising in portraits, animals and the British Military. He recently returned to live in the UK where he tutors and gives demonstrations to local art societies. His studio is in Salfords a village in the borough of Reigate and Banstead in Surrey.
www.surreyartists.co.uk

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LAURA REITER
Laura is a contemporary, semi-abstract artist who has successfully shown and sold her work for a number of years, having first gained a BA in painting and an MA in print-making. She describes her work as a journey, enjoying the activity of making her artwork so that the process of this journey is as important as the finished piece itself. She loves colour and likes to play with the interaction of colour and also textures on the surface of the painting. Her inspiration comes from both travels to exciting and exotic places such as Morocco, Vietnam, India and South Africa and also closer to home, working from drawings and many photographs which provide a memory of the sights and visual excitement she has felt. She also likes to work with still life, being attracted to quirky, colourful and patterned objects and also natural forms such as flowers. She composes as she goes, stylizing objects and creating strong and dynamic compositions which she says allows the paintings themselves to become the object rather than the objects themselves. She has also written two books Learn to Paint Abstracts and Painting Accessible Abstracts.
http://www.laurareiter.com

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JO LOUCA
Jo gained a B.A Hon in Fine Art at Farnham College University and exhibits widely in galleries around the south of England. Her approach to painting is contemplative and intuitive in an attempt to portray the essence of the land.Always concentrating on the elemental power of light, atmosphere and mood of an area rather than a figurative representation of it and celebrating the sublime beauty of light itself. For her workshops and demonstrations Jo uses a visualiser/document camera which projects an image of her painting on to a screen as she paints, thus enabling students to see clearly each stage of the development of the painting.
http://www.jolouca.com

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DEANNA SERGEANT
Deanna was born in London but educated in Canada where she studied Graphic Design at the Ontario College of Art. She ran in-house design studios and worked as a freelance artist designing her own range of greetings cards and working as an illustrator. She is self-taught in fine art painting discovering her unique loose style which is always underpinned by accurate drawing. Working in watercolour and mixed media Deanna has been giving workshops and classes for the past 12 years in the UK.

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JAKE WINKLE

Inspired by light and movement Jake'a paintings are reflections of the world around him. As well as exhibitions in London and the south Jake has undertaken many fine art commissions for individuals and notable orgainsiations including the National Trust. He is a contributing artist to The Artist magazine, has made two DVDs for Town House Films and his book 'Light and Movement in Watercolour' was released in 2012. Jake also gives demonstrations, teaches all over the country and runs his own workshops and masterclasses in Dorset.


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