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Artists

Simon Alford

       

After a long break of 30 years Simon rediscovered art in the form of Life Drawing at Queens Park Centre in Aylesbury where he furthered his exploration of the human form. Pastels and charcoal are his preferred media, representing his interpretation, with particular reference to colour, of the model before him.

George Boyter

        

George graduated in Drawing & Painting from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, in 1972.

There, he studied under Alberto Morocco and James Morrison but the greatest influence was exerted by Bill Cadenhead, his drawing tutor.

After a career in advertising, George has once again taken up pencil and brush, choosing to work in watercolour in the main but continuing his first love of drawing.

He has exhibited at the popular Pittenweem Arts Festival in Fife, Scotland, which also happens to be his home town. He now lives in Postcombe, Oxfordshire and devotes his time to his family and art.

Graham Brant

Self portrait by Graham Brant         Sitting Contemplating - female nude charcoal drawing by Graham Brant

As well as completing an apprenticeship in stained glass, Graham studied art and design for one year and painting for three years with OCA, before completing a BA(Hons) degree in Fine Art.

His work has been shown by a number of prominent galleries and also exhibited at many of the major art fairs.

He works mainly in oil paint, largely from memory and imagination. His painting is expressionistic and is inspired by medieval art and early 20th century expressionism. Life drawing and painting are a continuing passion and discipline. 

Harriet Brittaine

        
Harriet Brittaine is a self taught artist, who specialises in charcoal drawing and oil painting, mainly of the human form. Originally trained in biomedical science, she uses this knowledge underpin her drawings of the figure.  
She teaches Life Drawing at South Hill Park and Oil painting and Life Drawing across Berkshire. She has exhibited across the UK and internationally and is Co-director of the award winning social enterprize Art on The Street.

Stewart Clough

         

I was born in Lancashire where I studied Fine Art and Illustration and have since worked in design for the retail sector in the southern counties.

My passion for art has motivated me to teach adults/children weekly at 6 different venues (including 4 Schools), as well as ‘Art Days’ at Telefonica Digital and Chestnut Lane School in Amersham.

I exhibit my work in local galleries and produce many illustrations for a variety of clients including the National Portrait Gallery. 

​I mainly work with collage that merges into acrylic paint. I find working with collage succours spontaneous reactions to how I observe and feel the World around me. It keeps me away from realism yet still portrays those fundamental qualities. More importantly collage depicts a great sense of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience as well as unusual visual angles.

Sally Fisher

Sally trained in Fine Art at Amersham College of Art, Bucks. Born to artistic parents, she has worked all her life as a painter, illustrator and cartoonist.

She has taught art since 1998 and is a qualified Adult Art Tutor. She taught first at Camden Working Men’s College, London, and Marlborough College Summer School and many other art institutes in London and Devon and now at The Phoenix Studios in Towersey near Thame.

She does workshops and demonstrations in all media and specialises in Life Drawing. She has written eight articles published in ‘The Artist’, and a chapter on watercolour nudes in Harper Collins ‘Water Colour Problem Solver’.

For Sally, painting and drawing is about energy, discovery, excitement response and a lot of risk taking.

Molly Hitchcock

        

I find the human form the most inspirational of subjects, and so I have been attending life drawing or a few years now. The main body of my work consists of portraiture and figurative and painting, but I love life drawing as a means of exploring the dynamics of the human body, and the potential for conveying feeling through posture and movement.

I'm doing a degree in art at Falmouth School of Art. 

Diana Noel

        

 

I trained at Nottingham College of Art and Design.

A love of drawing has always influenced my work though I am primarily a painter.
My work has changed greatly over time, as I like to explore and experiment with different materials, styles and approaches. The result is a constantly changing and evolving eclectic mix, from figurative through to abstract.

I have had a varied Art teaching career from City & Guilds Diploma Courses to teaching on Cruise Liners. I now run private classes in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and Summer Schools at home and abroad.

Exhibitions include Mall Galleries London, Montesson France, Obsidian Gallery Buckinghamshire, Open Studios.

Nigel Sims 

Nigel is 66, retirement age, but still working. He trained as an engineer, not an artist.

He does not paint abstracts but believes all figurative art is abstractive - pulling out and arranging the things that matter most. This is true whether it's a landscape, a portrait or a sketch: what do I see? What makes me understand what I'm looking at and what shape it is? What's significant to me?

Like engineering, it's a way of understanding what's around us.

Malcolm Sparkes

Malcolm trained at Bath Academy of Art and has exhibited regularly since then, including shows at the Christ Church Picture Gallery and the Green College Gallery in Oxford.  His work includes commissioned portraits, mostly in oil or pencil, still life images in a range of media and street pictures in watercolour.  He is an active member of the Queens Park life group in Aylesbury.

Paul Trewhela

`Paul Trewhela     Thoughtful Man with Tang Horse - oil painting by Paul Trewhela

 

Journalist in native South Africa, then political prisoner succeeded by work as a school teacher in London, Dublin, Aylesbury and Watford. Wildlife drawing in South Africa followed 40 years later by landscape and portrait with Miles Richmond in North of England, London, Rome and Ronda, Andalusia. Intensive Drawing & Painting in Life Studio at Queens Park, Aylesbury.