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
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 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
Digital illustrator and printmaker
My watercolour and gouache paintings explore fluid line and vibrant colour. I also work with mixed media, sculpture and different types of print-making, including stone lithography. My current paintings are based on the figure in movement and I am also inspired by the natural world and the effects of light in landscapes both in the UK and abroad.
After completing a Fine Art degree at Kingston, I participated in group exhibitions in London and contributed to various Public Art projects. I took a degree in the History of Art at London University and taught portraiture and sculpture in adult education.
With a PGCE, I taught Art in secondary schools. I was interested in developing the artistic creativity of deaf and special needs children and became Head of Art in a school for dyslexic children. In 2004, Barrington Stokes commissioned me to write a series of accessible Art books on major movements of Art.
Walking in the Kent countryside and along the beautiful coastline has inspired recent work and I use photography to capture my observations of landscape and the natural world. I continue to deepen my understanding of the human form through life drawing and my practice of Yoga and Tai Chi.
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
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
Dominic studied art and design at Watford, Loughborough and the Institute of Education. He was a teacher and a developer for art and design qualifications and publications for schools and colleges. Since moving to Deal, he has served as a town councillor and joined SEAS, exhibiting at various events.
He has worked on portraits, set design, printmaking, photography, painting and animation. Drawing and painting from life has motivated recent work, for example participation in Deal Music Festivals, where he has enjoyed investigating the visual recording of musical phrases and narratives. Recent work includes photo-montages of public events, such as the Deal Boxing Day swim, winner in the Community category for the Portfolio competition 2019, organised by the Turner Contemporary and Christchurch University. The work was exhibited at the Turner throughout in 2019 and is on show at Kent County Council, Maidstone and at Canterbury Cathedral in February and March 2020.
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.
Painter & Sculptor
My Passions are dance and the landscape in painting, mixed media and sculpture.I have always been interested in movement since studying ballet and being a dancer. I love to bury myself in the subject and see where that takes me.
Living in Kent for over twenty years, I love the atmosphere of seaside towns, the power, movement and amazing colour of the sea, the cliffs and the rolling hills. I find inspiration in the ever changing beach, sea and the ancient landscape.
I have work in private collections in America, France and England and enjoy the interaction with people, who with their interest and insight contribute to the creative process.
If you are interested in my work and would like further information please do call or email me:
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.
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.
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
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.
Oil painting: surrealism, portraits, landscapes and animals.
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
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.
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.
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 make pots in my oast house near Canterbury and enjoy playing with colour and texture.
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.
I have been an enthusiastic amateur painter for forty years. I am inspired by local scenery and weather and the amazing colours that the sea scapes bring on a daily basis.
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.