Kate Baker is a mosaic and glass fusion artist from Deal, Kent. Influenced by Nature and its beauty, her visual and tactile work draws inspiration from picturesque landscapes and seascapes within her locality. Working in two mediums and utilising picque-assiette style her pieces have a vibrancy where incorporating texture, colour, flow and movement is key. Each piece you view is handmade; crafted with passion and individuality, so is totally unique.
Mixed media artist, Paint, print and stitch.
Trained as a textile artist and worked in secondary education as an Art Teacher. In addition trained at Guys and St. Thomas’ University Medical School as an Art Psychotherapist, subsequently working with troubled children and young people using art as a medium to release inner turmoil. I am now a practicing artist who mostly works in mixed media and watercolour.
Figurative and experimental abstract paintings inspired by nature.
Painter / Textile Artist
Threads and fibres spark my imagination: nature provides my inspiration.
Trained Bath Academy of Art. Two
Paintings + mixed media prints.
87 Golf Road, Deal CT146QD
I have always had a love of the printed image. My earliest days I would have my head in a magazine or a newspaper transfixed by the type and photographs on the page. I studied lettering, typography and graphic design at Medway College of Art but always had a love of photography and enjoyed combining these forms together. My natural route was magazine design and I joined a publishers in 1972 as promotions designer. I learnt my trade quickly under the guidance of some talented designers. I finally found my dream job in 1976 when I became art director for a London publishers allowing me to combine my love for typography and photography. I now have the time to follow my passion, behind a Nikon camera creating images of my choice photographing the Kent coastline, stormy clouds, architecture or abstract composition. I hope you find my work intriguing, better still inspiring
Painter & Printmaker
His Art teaching qualifications were gained at Stockwell College of Education, Bromley,(1965-68) where he specialized in screen-printing fabrics. After a teaching career in Art Education, he is now painting and print-making in Kingsdown and West Cork. On retirement he returned to screen-printing and more recently uses a combination of woodblock prints on fabric, enhanced with vibrant oil-colour. This has produced a range of images reflecting his deep interest in Celtic, and other ancient cultures, together with the local heritage of Deal’s environs.
His landscapes illustrate vernacular architecture and the passing of traditional rural life. He has recently explored digital media to compose more complex collages and prints from original works.
After becoming seriously ill and having to stop work in the theatre, I decided to enrol in a local adult education Art Class. I soon discovered I could paint and I enjoyed it. Since then I’ve never looked back and have my own studio now in our new home in St. Margaret’s Bay.
Fine Art, Ceramics
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Oil painter of landscapes, seascapes and floral still lives. Having been brought up on the Kent coast, I love the sea and the changing moods and colours. I Also have a fascination for tree tunnels as so many country lanes in Kent are full of these wonderful tunnels of light and colour. I studied art at Folkestone and Canterbury art schools. Worked briefly for Kent artist John Ward learning so much about drawing from this wonderful draughtsman and painter. Then worked in Liberty design studio and later became a design director working with art schools, design studios and manufacturers. I returned to painting in last 10 years.
Helen studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Camberwell School of Art. Helen mainly works with
Oil & acrylic painting
Working in oil & acrylic on canvas, subjects mainly animals and people.
Mediums ..watercolour and mixed media
I have always had a huge passion for art and now am lucky to have the time to devote to it after many years of teaching in further and higher education.
Originally I am from Northampton, but have lived and worked in many parts of England including Harrogate, Sutton Coldfield and Holmfirth. After being landlocked all my life, I moved to Walmer on the Kent coast three years ago and was immediately inspired by the stunning seascapes and the beautiful coastal settings. These have been the basis for many of my creative projects.
I enjoy painting local coastal scenes and landscapes in watercolours. My latest project is a commission of a local building using this medium. Over recent years, my work has encompassed collaborating with local school children and adults in painting a commemorative banner for the new Kent Mining Museum. Recently, I have working alongside a specialist movement teacher to capture her own choreography. Much of this work has been portrayed using pastels and ink linocuts.
|Peter HAYES WATKINS
Painter and Illustrator
Impressions of walking through the English countryside, rendered in watercolour and gouache.
Constance Johnson is a printmaker who has studied in the USA, Japan, and the UK. She uses balance and movement through space to create depth so a small format appears to encompass an entire world.
Some of my watercolour paintings reflect my response to the weather, landscape and sea in and around the area of Kent where I live. Others are inspired by travels and scenes that catch my eye. I enjoy portraiture and have a deep interest in the human form, often painting subjects ‘unobserved’ in thought and motion, and working from photographs.
‘Inside Out” Mixed media on board 45 x 47cm
Deirdre Kashdan is an artist living and working in Deal, Kent.
I am a printmaker who sometimes paints. I did a mature fine arts degree at Falmouth after spending my adult life as a national newspaper journalist. I etch using sugarlift and aquatint, as well as drypoint using a dremel on plastic, collograph and monoprint.
Hand built Ceramics
Multi-media – painting, textiles, ceramics
Molly Lambourn is an Award Winning Kent based Artist. Her inspiration draws upon self-exploration, nature and poetry. She experiments with various mediums, ranging from illustration and painting to textiles and ceramics. Her art is raw, expressive and challenging. She critiques and analyses both her life and society and how art is a mechanism for escape and happiness in a world driven by profit.
‘Art is freedom, a cathartic method of expressing the brutal, beautiful and raw realities of life. Through illustration, painting, ceramic and textiles, art has allowed me to express my experiences with mental health, understanding of self and the contradictions between beautiful surfaces and unpleasant realities’
Embroidered textiles, celebrating life by the seaside.
I use a variety of medium for differing subjects, such as figure, Land and seascapes, and I am particularly drawn to coastal scenes. I like to work from life, and find using water-based paints especially apt for the diversity of washes and subtle effects possible; allowing spontaneity in the process.
Neil Pettie is a Scottish painter who has only recently moved from his home town of Edinburgh to spend his retirement years seeking inspiration along the beautiful Kent coast.
He has been painting seriously for around 18 years, having completed a three year painting course with the Open College of Art topped up with regular stints at Edinburgh College of Art Summer School.
He is primarily a landscape and seascape painter but before leaving Edinburgh became fascinated by the local flora in all its guises, particularly spring and summer poppies. Using his innate sense of composition and colour balance he creates semi abstract works which invariably are easy on the eye.
He has exhibited in such far flung locations as Essex, Surrey, Edinburgh, Inverness and Rome and has the distinction of having sold one of his paintings in a Royal Scottish Academy exhibition.
My glasswork usually incorporates glass fusing, with painting and
In addition to SEAS and East Kent events, my work is represented in
40 years in Deal area, man and old codger. More years than that drawing and painting, old school but abstract. Also serious efforts in the fields of silversmithing and ceramics.
My work celebrates the diverse textures and colours of nature.
Studied at The Royal College of Art
My work is influenced by my travels and where I live my house is set in the cliff at St. Margarets Bay where my studio is situated.
My work is inspired by London, New York, beaches, boats,
Watercolours and linocuts
Painter. Oil and watercolour
An artists of more than 50 years. working in many mediums for making art I am moving on to installation for 2020. “I CAN’T GET THROUGH MY DREAMS” is a piece of work reflecting on the aspirations we have when in early education. the bottom part of the work is an open school desk with polaroid portrait photographs of people in the open desk space. the middle is a pinboard where the public can show their own aspirations or poetry in writing. The top features the title of the piece in neon.
Julie Sumner lives near Deal and creates ‘Drawn Paintings’. Various techniques have been developed using a mixture of chalk pastel, graphite, charcoal and paint. The canvases are hand made by the artist from cutting the wood, to pinning and stretching the fabric over the frame. Paintings are often created in a series that is time based and are in response to the changes of light and weather in the local landscape and by the sea.
‘Sea Signatures: Breakdance [Deal, Feb 2019]’ (image shown) is made from a selection of sketches drawn directly in front of the sea in response to its flow and rhythm. If ‘drawing is taking a line for a walk’ (Paul Klee) then – in front of the waves the line goes for a hop, skip and a jump.
Julie Sumner graduated from the University of the Creative Arts (UCA) Canterbury in 2017 with a degree in Fine Art and won the Watts Gallery Winsor and Newton Painting Prize for her expansive, colourful and whimsical ‘Doodle Series’ paintings. These formed the basis of the ‘Flat Out’ series, exhibited in November 2019. She is currently painting ‘Sea Signatures’ paintings and ‘A Year of Skies’ 2020.
Painter / printmaker / mixed-media
Mike Tedder is a graduate of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, now based in Dover, with a passion for mixed-media collage, photography and design. His work is inspired by many stimuli such as a dream, an emotion, language, something suddenly remembered, a song, or the experience of a particular moment. Exploring a juxtaposition of reality, fantasy, aesthetic and sensation, he seeks to examine the transient moments of real life experiences within both shared and autobiographical contexts. He has been commissioned, published and has exhibited in solo/group events across the UK, Europe & North America.
I find the process of throwing enormously rewarding and exciting. I fire in a gas, electric and raku kiln, which give me constant headaches, mingled with delight. I throw stoneware and porcelain decorative and domestic ware, with gold, glass and oxide inlays, scraffito and coloured slips and clays.
Art made from recycled, found and deconstructed materials. Also ceramics.
I make pots in my oast house near Canterbury and enjoy playing with colour and texture.
Phone Number (+44) 790-0247874
Printmaker & Painter
My work focuses on local heroes and their true stories, particularly lifeboatmen, and their rescues from the Goodwin Sands and the seas around the East Kent coast.
More of my work can be seen at: www.nickivowls-artist.co.uk
Mobile: 07468 576399
Indoor and outdoor mosaic using colour and design to create a visual impact.
I was born in 1948. I studied Graphic Design at the West of England College of Art, (Bristol), and qualified as a teacher from the Institute of Education. I worked as a graphic designer in Cyprus for two years, and then taught art in London secondary schools for 31 years, retiring in 2005. I have been a member of the National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Printmakers since just before then, and became its President about eight years ago. I resigned that position last week, but am still a member. I have lived in Deal since Jan. 27th 2017.
|David C. WHITE
Potter, Tutor Ceramic Artist
Welcome to a brief biography of me, David White. Over forty years I have made various types of ceramics since I graduated from Ravensbourne College in 1962.
I thoroughly enjoyed the four years on that sculpture and ceramics BA course. There were extensive facilities then to use various media; clay, welded steel, bronze casting and stone carving.
On leaving Ravensbourne I completed a post graduate Art Teacher Diploma at Leicester which left me suitably positioned to begin teaching and to making ceramics to sell.
I developed a range of pottery thrown ware and sold it locally very successfully, often in craft shows or pottery party’s. The sculpture was created as handbuilt pieces using a coarse gritty clay, crank. I’ve also enjoyed many successful exhibitions in libraries, galleries and Open Studios.
My work has shifted as tastes and outlets develop. For a time I made production runs of commemorative mugs and pieces for English Heritage, tourist information centres and the occasional wedding. Jules Holland’s was one with 30 medieval jugs to adorn the venue at Cooling Castle.
My present work has two paths. I’ve developed a series of dishes depicting either swifts or mackerel. It’s quite intricate with various stages of decoration using coloured slips fired at stoneware temperature of 1280°C in my gas kiln. I am also making new sculptures of landscapes for Open Studios. I am enjoying participating in the Deal Festival and responding to live music with my ceramics.
Ceramics inspired by birds, boats, landscape and the sea.
I am a retired architect and have been painting for about 10 years, initially in watercolour and now in oils. My subjects are often inspired by the sea and sky, both around Deal and in Portugal.
TEXTILE ARTIST – “SEW BESIDE THE SEA”
I have been stitching since I was five! My love of travel and nature inspires a great deal of my work in my fascination with texture and colour, while the seaside atmosphere of Deal and its surrounding countryside is often reflected in my work. I create unique textile pictures, cards and a range of gifts with a seaside theme.
|Julia Marian WOODS
Dreamers – 30x40cm, oil on canvas
Oil paintings on canvas depicting crowds, identified by dress or uniform.