‘Art & Soul’ Exhibition

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Every year, usually for three long weekends in June, David stages an exhibition in conjunction with Surrey Artists Open Studios at his home, studio and six acres of lawns and wooded grounds in Haslemere.  It is called ‘Art & Soul’.  He brings together 20 or more artists and curates an exciting exhibition of sculpture and paintings – over 100 pieces of art to suit all tastes are on show and for sale.  Entry is free.  The 10th anniversary show was a great success, drawing over 800 visitors from all over the South of England.  We are excited to announce the new roster of guest artists for the 2022 exhibition which will run from 11th to 26th June.

‘Art & Soul’ Exhibition
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Featured Artists for 2022

Carol Orwin

A professional artist, Carol trained at St Martin’s School of Art under Sir Anthony Caro and Phillip King. She is passionate about the muscular form, movement, and power of the animals that she models. Her aim is to catch their vitality, nature and personality without compromising the anatomical integrity of the sculpture. She casts all her own work, as the process enables her to retain complete control over the finished sculptures including the surface finish and patination. Commissions include three Bronze Wolves at the University of Surrey and Sumatran Tigers at ZSL (London Zoo).

Feeling Mulish

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Feeling Mulish

Debra Sweeny

Debra studied at Bournemouth College of Art and Design and completed her fine art degree at Ravensbourne College in the 1980s. She has exhibited throughout the UK and internationally in particular as part of the time she lived in Norway. Debra draws upon the landscape, especially coastal regions, and the figure for inspiration. Her paintings are based on the quick charcoal sketches she does in situ. These are used as a framework for her mixed media paintings. Collage is an essential element to create form, together with a simple palette which achieves a refreshing and effective interpretation of the subject matter.

Sea Wall

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Sea Wall

Jonathan Hateley

Having created props for the musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and the English National Opera, Jonathan sculpted for models and effects in TV and film. In 2003 he began creating his own work, thus turning his passion into a career. All aspects of the natural world inspire Jonathan. Working in clay, he enjoys the challenge of creating from both the real and imagined. Through his close observation and manipulation of materials, Jonathan creates detail and texture or surface bas-relief on his sculptures, which are hand finished and painted to accentuate the relief. Jonathan’s sculpture has been exhibited widely, both in the UK and Internationally.

Moonlight

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Moonlight

Lizzie Crawford

Formerly a successful fashion designer, specialising in suede and leather outfits for prominent celebrities, and nominated for the Designer of the Year Award in 1982, Lizzie now directs her creative energy into painting. Inspired by her beautiful woodland surroundings in leafy Surrey, Lizzie tries to capture the organic shapes and movement of nature. Sometimes her paintings can replicate the knots and crevices found in trees or water weaving its way through a crevice in a rock formation. Much is left to the imagination as the power of the painting is not strictly representational but can mean different things to different people. Her technique is known as ‘fluid art’ in which she makes a variety of recipes with acrylic paint, mixed with different media to get the desired effect.

Golden Explosion

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Golden Explosion

Lynn Fitzwalters

Lynn is a local mosaicist who creates wall-hung pictures and garden art like stepping-stones, usually featuring wildlife. She seems to have endless patience, spending many hours cutting and fitting tiny glass and ceramic tiles to produce memorable images.

Stag

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Stag

Gemma Wootten

‘Early in my retirement from teaching, in 2005 I attended a course on using wire as a model making material and have been working with wire ever since that time. My main interest is in British wild and domestic animals, though I have been known to venture into more exotic realms on occasions. My galvanised wire creations are often in an animated position, just having caught sight or sound of something.
‘In differing lights, day by day, the pieces can appear very transparent and ghostly or very dense and solid. Sunlight makes lovely shadows as it shines through the netting. Galvanised wire takes enamel paint very well so colour can be incorporated into the piece.’

Heron

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Heron

Gary Boulton

Gary grew up in South Gloucestershire and studied welding and fabrication at the City of Bath college. This formed the basis of his career until he moved to New Zealand in 2007 where he began creating sculpture. Having moved back to the UK in 2017 and now based in the New Forest, he continues to create contemporary, kinetic, figurative sculpture. His chosen media are stainless steel, Corten steel and mild steel for both interior and exterior settings. Gary’s work can be found in many countries in private and corporate settings.

Stand Together

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Stand Together

Geraldine Mcloughlin

‘Working in glass, my imagination is captured as each piece is unique and of the moment. The material incorporates fluidity, beauty and reflection. It can be flamboyant and subtle, controlled yet contrary but always seductive. Glass has a magical element and I use two techniques: fusing and casting.
‘I am influenced by nature, especially water, ice, the sea, and all marine associations. Earth and evolutionary patterns are especially fascinating. They provide a gallery of ingenious designs from animals to plants, landforms to the stars. I am also interested in conservation and moving forward I want to create pieces that have a message.’

Roller wave

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Roller wave

Jackie Rennie

Jackie paints large canvasses using nature and landscape as a source of inspiration for her work. She works intuitively, slowly building up layers and allowing the painting to develop and change as it progresses. Often using acrylic to start and introducing other media along the way, it is important to Jackie to work with an open mind and not to be afraid of taking risks. Jackie graduated from UCA Farnham in 2009 with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art and works from her garden studio in Farnham.

Quiet Winter

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Quiet Winter

Jane Bohane

Jane is a materials-led artist who works predominantly with found objects & glass shards in a unique way. Pieces are often constructed within precise steel frameworks, but more recently Jane has been using cold cast resins to create distinctive frames, containing fragments of nature. The glass shards are all hand cut by Jane keeping the edge raw, exploiting its jagged beauty, whilst at the same time refracting the available light. The aesthetic is in the merging of the familiar alongside the unexpected, perhaps a reflection on the world of our time.

Curved Affinity

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Curved Affinity

Marie Ackers

Initially inspired by the old masters and the French animalier, French artist, Marie Ackers has gone beyond realism and tradition to capture a contemporary interpretation of animals. In her work, Marie deconstructs the movements, strips down to pure lines, simplifies the shapes and identifies the dynamic and the rhythms of the lines to produce contemporary and distinctively elegant sculptures inextricably associated with, but yet completely independent of reality.

The Three Riders

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The Three Riders

Michael Crook

After leaving Art college Michael moved to Surrey, setting up a studio and exhibiting at art and craft shows throughout the South of England, before a first gallery exhibition in 1991. Michael has been creating and developing his art constantly throughout his sculpting career and in 2020 appeared on BBC TV’s ‘Home Is Where The Art Is’ series.
‘When creating my sculptures I’m inspired by the simple line and movement of a chosen subject matter - utilising the unique qualities of both wood and stone to capture its fundamental beauty - committing myself to creating an individual piece of art, rather than accurate representation.’

Water Cascade

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Water Cascade

Nic Cowper

Nic is a landscape watercolourist exploring colour and mark-making. He has exhibited widely in the South of England, with the Emsworth Art Trail and Guildford Arts, selected for ‘Art at Clyde and Co.’ in 2018, the Summer Exhibition in 2019 and Guildford Institute in 2021. In Autumn 2020 he created ‘Lockdown’, a public two-man show with partner Jules Roper, and had two pieces selected for the 2021 Open competition, ‘Water’ at the Spring Arts Centre in Havant. Nic teaches weekly watercolours at the Spring Arts in Havant.

Sunset

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Sunset

Paul Harvey

Birds being an interest from an early age, having kept numerous species as pets, Paul was keen to carve them in wood. Their delicate features didn’t readily lend themselves to woodcarving, so the design had to be simplified - a style that, combined with his other great interest - Art Deco - forms his work today, even though working in bronze now gives an almost unlimited freedom of design.
Paul has sold work all over the world as well as to the Royal family and is a regular at Chelsea Flower Show. His studio is set on the edge of a half-acre pond/lake, which over the past fifteen years he and his wife have turned into a small nature reserve, encouraging many of the birds he sculpts to show themselves in their natural light.

Partridges

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Partridges

Richard Cresswell

‘My constant inspiration is in nature and the beautiful shapes and movement you find everywhere as you look at this world we inhabit. Recently, I have been developing new pieces which are large in scale but made up of small elements which, singly are light and easier to manipulate. I have again been inspired by the movement of water, but I have tried not to cross the line into making water features!
‘Creating large scale kinetic pieces which please me is what I love doing. This always seems to result in them having a calm and natural feel which, it seems, others also find appealing.’

Ripple

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Ripple

Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie

Sara has been sculpturing since 1982, when she graduated from the Bath Academy of Art and was awarded the Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship. Her work reflects the imaginary persona she gives to each sculpture. Her witty and glamorous ladies are at home in most settings. They are dressed to kill – or at the very least to create an impression. Their colouring, clothes, shoes, and hats are key to their characters. The result is magical - combining a sense of fun and curiosity, each figure tells a tale. Her pieces are widely exhibited in galleries in this country and abroad and she has undertaken numerous commissions for both private and corporate clients, ranging from the Mayflower’s Edward Winslow stepping ashore on to Plymouth Rock for Droitwich Council, The Airline of the Year Award, Diving with Dolphins for the Nordic Swimming Federation, and many more.

Maharani

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Maharani

Stavros Kotsireas

Born in Greece, Stavros was an athlete in his youth, competing in track and field at championship level. He then studied set and costume design, producing award-winning work for films including ‘Zorba the Greek’. Stavros studied for six years at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the Hague until 1990 where he achieved a Masters’ degree. He is now a Farnham based painter and sculptor showing his work internationally. He is also Artistic Director of the well-known Greek foundry, V&P Tassis.

Trojan Horse

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Trojan Horse

Yeside Linney

Nigerian born, Yeside Linney is a retired secondary school teacher turned artist. Largely self-taught, she regards herself as an eclectic art pilgrim whose six year and on-going journey is a process of self-discovery, using acrylics, mixed media and inks. She is predominantly a landscape painter, though is attracted to other forms of expression, often abstracted. She draws much of her inspiration from her natural Surrey environment, literature and travels. She was runner-up in the final of Surrey Artist of the Year 2021 at the New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham.

Cosmos

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Cosmos

Suzie Marsh

Suzie’s animal sculptures are well known both in the UK and abroad. She has undertaken many private and business commissions including sculpture exhibits for a museum in Taiwan and the public installation of Nelson the Seal at Looe Harbour in Cornwall. Her work reflects her fascination with an animal’s character and form and she often produces work to aid animal charities close to her heart. In this way she can give something back to the animals she loves and who inspire her. Her originals are made in clay and cast in resins, pewter or hot foundry bronze.

Suzie Marsh - Butch n Cassidy

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Suzie Marsh - Butch n Cassidy

Glenn Phur

Glenn has been a professional artist for the last 40 years. He produces small collections of paintings based on subjects that catch his imagination. He likes to work in oil or acrylic as his main medium. As Glenn says, ‘I have been working in the beautiful Hampshire countryside for the last 15 years and have recently moved to a studio based in Worthing, West Sussex. So, no surprise, this year I am taking the sea with its many moods for my inspiration.’

Smoking Man

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Smoking Man

Robert Truscott

Robert Truscott studied Sculpture at Winchester School of Art then the St Petersburg Academy of Arts. His chief interest lies in the portrayal of movement - finding the silhouette that most expressively conveys a state of mind; creating a multitude of expressive arresting angles is perhaps the main challenge in all sculpture.

Robert is interested in themes of conflict and how, especially, the Second World war is viewed. The pathos associated with defeat was the theme that won him the visitors choice award in 2012 at London’s Mall Galleries. Since the pandemic Robert has focused his attention on nature - in particular drawing and sculpting swans around his local river, the Itchen.

Water Carrier

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Water Carrier

Holly Hickmore

Holly has a passion for sculpture and this is equalled by her love of the countryside. After studying at Hartpury College, Holly trained at The Hungarian School of Art where she was exposed to a classical education with a strong grounding in anatomy. Holly strives to find the essence of her subject, to create a felt response through a continual dialogue between form, material and subject.

Roe Deer and Roe Buck

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Roe Deer and Roe Buck

Simon Probyn

Trained at Holme Lacey in rural Herefordshire, Simon creates original sculptures for the home and garden, either out of recycled or new steel. With collectors nationally and internationally, he has worked extensively with landscape designers, collaborating in the design of award winning gardens with members of The Royal Horticultural Society at Chelsea, Hampton Court Palace & Malvern.

Devotion

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Devotion