Inspired by nature and love. Original bespoke mosaics and fusions.
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.
Painter / Textile Artist
|Jayne BROUGHTON MA
My passion is for colour & texture. Inspiration comes from the sea & coast, sunrise & sunset, nature & landscapes. I use a diverse range of media to create a selection of art & craft works to realise unique designs or individual pieces. I like to make only one, or maybe two, of any one item. My work includes Paintings/Wall Art; Bookmaking; Luxury Knitwear; Handcrafted Felt & Silk items; Beaded Jewellery; Cushions, Silk Scarves & Bags made with hand-dyed fabrics; various Decorative Gifts.
Born in Dover, I moved to Maidstone when I got married and now – semi-retired – have moved back to the coast. This area is definitely ‘home’.
The last 16 years of my working life have been creating commercial leisure interiors for an architectural practice near Maidstone. During this time, I gained an MA in Three Dimensional Design in 2003/4.
Trained Bath Academy of Art. Two
Paintings + mixed media prints.
87 Golf Road, Deal CT146QD
Graphics, typography, photography.
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 design at Medway College of Art but always had a love of photography and tried to combine all these forms together.
My natural route was magazine design and I joined a publishers in 1972 as promotions manager. 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. Now, I have the time to follow my passion behind a Nikon camera and create images of my choice. The coastline offers exciting opportunities for the photographer whether it’s stormy clouds or images of Kent architecture or abstract composition.
I love colour. Some of my paintings are expressionist and some observational.
Painting, sculpture, printmaking.
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.
Fine Art, Ceramics
In many ways I think my current interest and involvement in creating original but useful things has grown out of being a mother and a home maker. For years my focus was on enhancing the ambience and comfort of the home.
Starting a small neighbourhood craft group, prompted me look further afield for ideas, but with a particular emphasis on creative recycling. Much of what I make is transforming the redundant into something useful and hopefully beautiful. Currently one of my favourite materials is shrunken woollens which morph into a lovely felt material, great for waistcoats, bags, gloves, and my favourite, crazy hats.
I hope you enjoy looking at the things I have made and that they might give ideas to stimulate your own creativity.
Oil & acrylic painting
Working in oil & acrylic on canvas, subjects mainly animals and people.
Textile – Art to wear.
|Peter HAYES WATKINS
Painter and Illustrator
Impressions of walking through the English countryside, rendered in watercolour and gouache.
Painter & Sculptor
Interested in the qualities of different mark making processes, I combine multiple methods within each work. Allowing the process to suggest the progression of each image, I give free rein to the subconscious and interpretative play.
Hand built Ceramics
Embroidered textiles, celebrating life by the seaside.
Mob: 07833 466488
I have always been drawing or painting and worked in the Graphic Arts for production of Newspapers, Books, Magazines, Commercial Advertising and eventually managed a Greeting Card company. I have more time now to indulge my passion for photography and painting in acrylics, watercolour and pen and ink.
My subjects are influenced by the countryside, the sea, dance and anything that captures my imagination. I recently finished some commissions which grace the walls in New York, Australia and The Channel Islands .
I hope you enjoy the work.
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
Painter. Oil and watercolour
1969/..1971…Folkestone school of Art. graphic design. Britains Painters 1989 and 1990. Royal Society of British Artists. 1991 and 1998. United Society of Artists.1998 1999. Best in show. Master of Watercolour. also 2000. Deal Library one man show. plus numerous group exhibitions in East Kent. O.B.E. 2007. C.B.E. 2012. with SEAS past five years. A painter in watercolour, oil and acrylic.
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.
Printmaker & Painter
Heroes from Deal and WW1 inspire my printmaking this year.
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.
The textures and patterns that lino and woodcutting produce help to add
drama and danger to the images, and I have explored rescues from Victorian times through to the First and Second World Wars, including rescues by Kentish boats from the
beaches of Dunkirk.
Some of my work is printed and stitched onto old sailcloth, and co
mmemorates real heroes and their bravery.
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.
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.
I have studied both hand and machine embroidery for City & Guilds; and was a stained glass artist when living near Guildford in Surrey. This combination of skills and technique influences some of my more colourful, vibrant work.
Currently, I am working on a series of pictures reflecting my love of Islamic architecture. At my studio here in Deal I stitch EVERY day – felting, quilting, machining – it is my lifeblood!
For any of you who would like to join me, I offer small informal groups of up to three at my house near the sea front. These classes can cover all aspects of stitch – please do contact me to find out more.
Dreamers – 30x40cm, oil on canvas
Oil paintings on canvas depicting crowds, identified by dress or uniform.