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Richard James Balman

Featured Artist BA Hons Fine Art Degree at Somerset College arts. His main practice is sculpting but he has retained a close relationship with painting, drawing and print making. ‘The reason I use wood in my sculptures is because I like taking found objects from nature; then using traditional hand tools to tease out the raw natural form.  I then place them back into an alien environment to provoke a reaction within the viewer, to make them question and take notice of the once...

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Jane Brossard

Featured Artist The subject of my paintings is generally recognisable but there often remains an element of abstraction (not always intentional on my part) with the possibility of creating space for conjecture and suggestion. Also, the balance or dynamic between the figurative and abstract imagery is something I want to develop and which pushes my work forwards. Recently, inspired by the field spaces of the Somerset Levels, my artwork has ventured into the more abstract simplified landscape territory of geometric planes. The ‘Field Patterns Series’ shuns the neatness and austerity of perfectly straight lines, and is a more natural...

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Lucy Lean

Featured Artist I work mainly with textiles and mixed media combining methods of manipulating fabrics such as stitch and deconstruction, with oil painting and layering techniques. A proportion of my work is 3D installation but I also work within a frame and in 2D. Recently I have developed methods of working within clear perspex box frames in order to increase the effect of natural light on layers of fabric. My principal area of interest and source of motivation comes from the natural environment, life on earth and beyond. I  am fascinated by the idea of a universal order that...

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John Gammans

Featured Artist In 1999 John graduated with a BA Hons degree in Three Dimensional Design from KIAD (now the University College for the Creative Arts at Rochester), having previously received two diplomas in art & design from the South East Essex College of Art & Design. Whilst at KIAD John expressed himself more and more through his love of painting and drawing. Shortly after leaving University, and with the absence of a studio, John started to paint en plein air. This helped to developed his style as he needed to paint quickly to capture his subject. My inspiration has...

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Tina Dodd

Featured Artist An emerging artist whose main interest is in the landscape. Tina’s inspiration comes mostly from the Mendip Hills, where she has lived with her husband and two children for over 20 years, and often involves working her way through lots of iPad photographs taken through the window on car journeys. This has become an important part of her creative process. “Colour can be a distraction for me and so I work from the images to produce monochromatic drawings in charcoal or graphite. These materials help me achieve the wonderful contrasts of light and dark that I see...

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