The Picturesque group of artists are:
Sue was born in Lancashire and attended Manchester Regional College of Art and Manchester University, gaining a Joint Honours degree in English and History of Art.
For many years she taught English and Art at schools in Lancashire, Somerset and Gloucestershire. She has lived in Gloucestershire since 1979 and enjoys painting the glorious Cotswold landscape and villages. The buildings of Cotswold stone and the ever-changing light on the hills and valleys provide an endless source of inspiration.
Her work is exhibited in Gloucestershire and the North of England. Sue works mainly in watercolour and sometimes in oils. Her paintings may be found in private collections as far apart as Japan, the Falkland Islands, Australia, the USA, the Caribbean and China.
I was born in Cheltenham and have lived here for most of my life.
I started painting in 2004 in watercolour, when I joined an Art Group at my local village Hall, having not painted or drawn anything since my schooldays (many years ago!). I quickly realised that pastels were my preferred medium and I was taught the basics in landscape painting, by the tutor. I soon found that animals were my forte and have since painted hundreds of dogs, cats, wildlife etc. I love all animals, especially dogs, so I never tire of painting them. I paint on (pastel) sandpaper and use soft pastels for the base and pastel pencils for the detail, as I’ve found that gives a more realistic look. I have had no formal training and have developed my own style over the last few years.
I exhibit at the Cheltenham Open Air Exhibition every year and I am a member of the committee. I also exhibit with the Cotswold Art Club, of which I am a member, and we hold exhibitions in various locations, throughout the year
I still attend the local village Art Group of which I am now the secretary. I also do a little tutoring on pastels, at my home, with fellow artists that want to give them a try.
Hello I'm Gwen a textile-and mixed media artist.....
I've loved fabrics and colour ever since I was a small child. My mum and grandma encouraged me to sew and use a sewing machine which I took to with great enthusiasm. I was always happy with a paintbrush in my hand and won children's painting competitions both local and national.
Textiles and machine embroidery are a real enjoyment for me and led me to complete a design and embroidery course in Cheltenham. I have exhibited at the Garden Gallery in Cheltenham and this has led me to join the textile art group 'Serecum' with whom I shall be exhibiting in 2009.
I have lived in Gloucestershire for most of my life and have always felt a close connection to our woodlands and rolling hills and vales. Living in the lovely Cotswold village of Alderton, and walking with my dog up our beautiful hill, has inspired this love of the countryside to emerge in my paintings. I have attempted to recreate some of the local scenes that often stop me in my tracks, to share the moment with others.
I exhibit all around Gloucestershire, and in Bath, and run children’s mural workshops at local festivals and events. I am an active member of the artdepot, a group of artists striving to open an Arts Centre in Tewkesbury.
In addition to landscapes, I also paint pet portraits, flowers, murals and abstract .
Born 1924. Educated in Prescot Grammar School, Sefton Park Teacher Training College, Liverpool School of Art and Oxford University. Played football for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Preston North End. A fully qualified FA Coach. Served in the RAF 1941 - 1946. Elected FRSA 1942. M.Ed degree 1966 Headmaster of Charlbury School (Oxford) 1956 - 1982.
The mellow cotswold stone is particularly appealing irrespective if this is dressed in houses or cottages or roughly shaped as in dry stone walling. There is something magical about sunlight on cotswold stone. Equally appealing are black and white timbered buildings whether the roof is thatched or finished in cotswold tiles... and of course stone mullioned windows and dormer windows add their little something to a painting
Since 1982 exhibited in Galleries in Stow, Broadway, Chipping Campden Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham as well as cartoons, murals and pantomime scenery etc.
The Gallery for Cotswold Artists
Unit 4, The Old Forge
Bourton On The Water
Tel +44(0)1451 822 933