GUEST ARTISTS - PAINTINGS

GUEST ARTIST - ALLISON SYLVESTER

ALLISON SYLVESTER
Following a productive foundation course in Devon and a degree in Jewellery and Metalwork from Loughborough College of Art and Design, Allie moved to London and set up a successful stationary business in the 1980s. A change of direction and scale led to extended studies in the form of a Masters degree in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. Her artistic career merged with bringing up children and a post as primary arts coordinator in Southwark for five years.

Since returning to Devon with her family, Allie has continued to work in education as an Art technician, whilst continuing her own printmaking and painting practice. She currently runs workshops and evening classes and exhibits locally. Her work is available online and to commission.


GUEST ARTIST - STEVE KENNA

STEVE KENNA
Following a career in architectural and interior design, Steve made an early decision to move back to South Hams and practise art full-time. Working mostly from his home studio in Salcombe. Steve favours the use of several different media, including watercolour, pen-and-wash, acrylic, oils, pastels and charcoal, although a lot of his work features traditional print-making techniques using 400 year-old 'Intaglio' techniques of metal plate etching / aquatint and 'drypoint' but also exploring contemporary means of non-toxic etching print production. His professional training was in architecture and much of his subsequent development as a professional commercial designer in Central London meant mastering a broad range of modern creative tools. These architectural and creative skills are very visible in his work, giving it uniqueness and definition.


GUEST ARTIST - SUSAN STEELE

SUSAN STEELE
Living in the South Hams, Sue has recently retired from her role as Head of an Art department in Plymouth. During her Art career, both as an artist and a teacher, her main interest has been exploring the human form. Her work focuses on observational drawing using the nude as her source and inspiration. All her work is a direct response from the life model. Line is an essential part of Sue’s work and in her current body of work she is developing a brief and expressive use of mark making. In order to achieve this she employs drawing with alternative media such as Inks and a straight edge which necessitates a correct mark as all gestures are seen.


SPECIAL COLLECTION BY ANNA VENTURA - MINERAL ABSTRACTS

ANNA VENTURA - ABSTRACTS
One off collection of abstract works by Anna Ventura. For biography see Anna Ventura's profile on main artist's page.