Highbridge & Burnham Artists

Bringing art to the community

THE ARTISTS

Cora Angela Stock

    Children playing, A section of a mural in terra cotta clay

The inspiration for Cora’s work comes from the natural environment: figures or animals in harmony with trees, water, peat moors, forests and old buildings; the emphasis is on pattern, texture and contrast of form &shape. She has a special interest in depicting the unspoilt environment in preservation & conservation.  She incorporates these elements in her printmaking and ceramics.

Cora will be showing her work at The Princess from 14thApril

To see more of Cora’s work click the link

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/node/3703

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Margaret Micklewright.

    

I’m on Facebook as      Margaret Micklewright.

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Margaret is a painter and sculptor who also works as a Forest School Leader in a local school. She also runs art workshops for children and adults in a wide range of media. A graduate of Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, her landscape paintings are influenced by her understanding and experience of the effects of weather from her upbringing on the Isle of Arran and observations of local landscapes. Margaret exhibits her work in the West Country and Scotland. She has lived in Somerset for 11 years and has been involved with HaBA for 5 years, creating sculpture for the sculpture trail and helping to run the free art workshops. As a sculptor she works in clay and willow, occasionally dabbling in papier mache where her work is more figurative – horses mainly!

My website    www.minigallery.co.uk/Margaret_Micklewright/

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/node/4190

http://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/margaret_micklewright

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Lesley Filce

BALI  grey bucket front 1

Lesley lives near the coast in Somerset, her inspiration comes from the local area. She has been crafting for many years and likes to re cycle and up cycle whenever possible, using buttons within her work.

Lesley worked in the embroidery industry for 2o years eight as a factory manager working on MOD contracts and 12 in higher education, part-time teaching and part-time technical on BA and MA courses she achieved a PGCE  whilst at the university.

Lesley specialises in original handmade bags, accessories and sketch books using quality fabrics and threads, using interfacing to give strength, structure and stability to her designs.

Lesley’s bags are stylish and individual in design using a combination of fabric manipulation techniques including quilting, patchwork and embroidery.

http://www.folksy.com/shops/BoobooBags

http://www.folksy.com/shops/booboocraft

http://booboocraft.wordpress.com/

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/artists/lesley-filce

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Clive Hammond-Lovatt

 

Born in Fenton ,Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, he graduated from the North Staffordshire Polytechnic with a degree in Sculpture. He gained a PGCE from Bretton Hall, West Yorkshire and was Head of Art for a number of years at a local school. He has lived and worked in Somerset for many years and has taken part in Somerset Art Week open studio events since 1996; his work has been exhibited in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Germany and France. He has been making Sculpture for some 30 years and works in a wide range of materials and methods.

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/node/3192

brentviewstudio.wordpress.com

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Sue Hammond-Lovatt

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Sue studied Fine Art and Modern Art History at Lancaster University, the Bristol School of Adult Art Studies and the Open University. When she began teaching art to adults she gained a PGCE and MA in Further and Adult Education from Bath Spa University. She has worked as an artist and teacher in Somerset for many years and takes part in Somerset Art Weeks regularly. She is well-known for her large, bright abstract paintings although recently she has used trees, boats and land & sea scapes as a starting point for her work.

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/node/3191

sue.hammondlovatt@virgin.net

brentviewstudio.wordpress.com

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Geraldine Boley

  

HaBA member Geraldine Boley, creates animal and human portraits to commission and is currently developing a new style of animal art. The mixed media, loose style of the recent work is the perfect foil, to the traditional, detailed portraiture that has been her trade mark since starting out as a self-employed artist  5 years ago.

The new work has been prompted by her work based degree course that culminated in a final show in June 2012, Geraldine achieved a BA Hons in June 2012.

Living in Somerset, surrounded by the natural beauty of the landscape she is never short of inspiration, and never without a camera when walking her Jack Russell Terrier on the river bank or donning wellies for a trek around the Somerset levels.

Holidaying in the UK adds to her large animal reference library, Cornwall and South West Ireland, being the favoured destinations.

Normally drawing and painting from sketches and photographs, recent paintings have been created sometimes with no pre-drawing, and often with an illustrative, story book quality and slightly abstracted style, the essence of the subject demanding to be captured, rather than the more, realistic, representational style of the pet portraiture.

“I am constantly challenged by the need to experiment with media and style, and the two sides of my practice are the perfect complement to each other, the one having the discipline of working to set specifications and the other the freedom to learn and grow using my own concepts.”

TO SEE MORE OF MY WORK PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW

http://smallcatdiary.wordpress.com/

http://www.somersetartworks.org.uk/artists/geraldine-boley

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-by-Geraldine-Boley/223403380386 /

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David Filce          Committee 

  http://foamlineproducts.wordpress.com/

foamline@btinternet.com

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Michelle Hurl

committee

michelle pic

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Michelle works in learning Support at King Alfred’s School. Michelle runs the after school club in the art department currently working on the Lighthouse project with students from the school, she is in her first year of a four year course studying at Creative Glass at degree level.

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Sarah Berryman

Chair

Sarah is studying for a BA Hons in contemporary Art and Professional Studies

Linda Gee

Committee

Linda has a background in the study of fine art but as her interest in colour developed, textiles started to take on a much more significant role. Her inspiration comes from a variety of sources both real and imaginary, colour playing a major role. She exhibits locally and holds workshops in her studio through the year.

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Sue Meads

 My love of wood was imparted to me by my father-in-law but I also admit that wood has always been special to me.

As a primary school teacher I loved getting down and dirty with the children and sharing their artistic creations, on approaching retirement I wondered what hobby to take up to fill my time. Woodturning was suggested and I haven’t looked back. My basic training was through the Burnham-on-sea woodturning club of which I am secretary.  I also made use of the abundant resources available in books and on the Internet.

As my skill has developed I have found wood to be one of the most rewarding mediums available to an artist. Each piece has its own unique personality and beauty. Each time I turn a piece it is like opening that surprise package – I never know what I will find until it is exposed. The nature and range of woods also means that some lend themselves to colouring,  with paint flying everywhere hopefully producing that WOW factor that every artist aims to create.

Check out some of my work on  www.burnham-on-sea-wtc.co.uk

Sue 1 Sue 4

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One comment on “THE ARTISTS

  1. habartists
    April 29, 2012

    What a talented bunch of people

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