Watercolour memories…

Liverpool artist Keith Francis Smith works mainly in watercolour, and has been described in Artist and Illustrators magazine as a ‘Master of Watercolour’. We concur! His paintings pack in a lot of detail, and are all architecturally correct. We love this one of our wonderful venue, St George’s Hall:

At this year’s Winter Arts Market (on Saturday only) you’ll be able to see many of his paintings of Liverpool buildings and parks, and you can be among the first to see his new work depicting the City of Chester. The paintings capture the beauty and elegance of both cities and are a real treat.

You can buy original watercolours and also limited edition prints which are always very popular and make for excellent gifts!

http://www.kfsmith.co.uk

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Variety is the spice of life!

Anna Cade 1

Anna Cade produces a wonderful variety of products, all inspired by a love of craft and contemporary illustration. 

Her work shows a keen eye for detail and ranges from handmade screenprints and paintings to children’s clothing and other textiles. We adore her paintings on wood pictured above. Beautiful!

Using illustration and print as a process of exploring colour, pattern and textures, she works with a variety of mediums such as paper, wood and fabric. All this combines to produce a very unique range of work.

These inspired creations are also either limited editions or one off runs. So get down early to this year’s Winter Arts Market to avoid missing out!

http://anacade.wordpress.com/

Making an Impression

Tall Ships painting by Stephen Collett

Tall Ships painting by Stephen Collett

Stephen Collett of Bootle, Liverpool has exhibited his impressionistic paintings across the globe. Having painted from the age of 5 it was clear he was destined for a career in the arts!

His work is mainly influenced by the French impressionists, finding Cezanne’s techniques and practises most fascinating, being centuries before his time. Whistler, Rothko, Van Gogh and Da Vinci also inspire him.

From 5th Avenue by Stephen Collett

From 5th Avenue by Stephen Collett

He says ‘My work is typically oil on canvas and I am currently inspired by cityscapes. I pride myself on painting light rather than form and as a consequence my work has taken on a very impressionistic form which is very effective when scaled down or viewed at a short distance. ‘

He has worked on projects with many business and charities such as the TUC, NSPCC and the NHS. Collett has also worked with the Walker Art gallery hosting Master classes in conjunction with the John Moore’s painting competition.
As well as several public art projects and artist in residence schemes, Stephen Collett has recently had solo shows in Liverpool, London, Berlin and New York, and is currently planning for future shows touring globally.
See his portfolio at www.stephencollett.com
Bruges Giclee Print by Stephen Collett

Bruges Giclee Print by Stephen Collett

Laura-Kate’s Illustrations

Look at Laura-Kate’s beautiful work!

'Here comes the circus' by Laura-Kate Chapman

'Here comes the circus' by Laura-Kate Chapman

 

What does she say? “I am a freelance illustrator and my work is a world of hand drawn quirky creatures and beautiful detailed patterns. As well as creating pictures and prints,  I print my images onto mugs, badges , gift cards and coming soon-T-shirts. All images are hand drawn using water colours, pencil crayons, felt tips and pencils, a computer is only used as a means to print my images. I believe very strongly in hand created art work”

'Punk Lion' by Laura-Kate Chapman

'Punk Lion' by Laura-Kate Chapman

“Enchanted and refreshingly bereft of cynicism”

Waving at Taxis by Claire McCarthy

Waving at Taxis by Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy is renowned for her Liverpool urban city paintings. Come and see her vibrant work first hand at the Winter Arts Market!

 

 Here’s what’s been said…
“McCarthy makes you confront the city with friction and ghost-like speed. Her work captures the life of buildings, the streets and the corners that we think never pass judgment. Here they decay and regenerate, torment and comfort continuously within the modern sub-conscious.
 
” The artist reflects the real ‘inner-city’ unlike any other. She delights in the sights, sounds and velocity of a changing provincial city. The dusky street, the windy dock, the rain like horizontal tears will wash the tons of stone, the brick and bitumen.  See how her rich colours unleash what is distinctive and atmospheric about Liverpool city. McCarthy’s work is enchanted and refreshingly bereft of cynicism.”

Tall Ship by Claire McCarthy

Tall Ship by Claire McCarthy