Edward is a landscape painter who paints in both oils and watercolour. He likes to paint scenes by the River Thames or cityscapes near where he lives in SW London.
He is a retired Chartered Engineer who took up painting in the 1990s and trained at local art schools in Richmond, Putney and Chelsea. He regularly exhibits at local art exhibitions in SW London and at the b Gallery in Toddington. His paintings are popular - being part-traditional, part-contemporary.
In 2011 he aims to try some different styles and to experiment with acrylic paints in addition to oils and watercolour. But he will continue to paint his figurative landscapes – usually en plein air – as well.
This evening we will look at some of the techiques, such as Chiaroscuro, Camera Obscura and Vanitas, used by the Dutch Masters to depict both the 'modern' and tradional ways of thinking in everyday life.
For more infomation please phone b Gallery on 01525 877770
b Gallery Member and Artist to the Stars Paul Stillwell will be exhibiting a solo show at the centre’s Exhibition Gallery from 5 October – 4 November.
Originally from Luton and now living in Poole, Paul’s talent is credited by A-List stars including Dustin Hoffman, Al Pachino, Johnny Depp, The Dalai Lama, Jennifer Lopez, Pamela Anderson, Joanna Lumley, Cheryl
Cole, Roger Moore and many more. Paul uniquely creates stunning portraits then documents the stars signing them. His collection is rare and valuable as well as breathtakingly beautiful.
Elephant Appreciation Weekend: 24-25 September 2011
Elephant art, behind-the-scenes tours and up-close encounters – get ready for a mammothweekend of fun at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo’s Elephant Appreciation Day.
Celebrating all things jumbo, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is hosting Elephant Appreciation Day to raise money for its worldwide elephant conservation projects, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.
For the first time ever, the keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo will be proudly exhibiting paintings produced by a very talented artist; Karishma, the Asian elephant. The pachyderm-Picasso’s handiwork (or rather, trunk-work) will be on display for art-lovers to admire for the duration of the weekend only.
Exclusively available for Elephant Appreciation Day, visitors who make a donation to the elephant conservation work can enjoy a guided tour of the elephants’ barn or meet one of the Zoo’s friendly eles for a mega photo opportunity.
Elephant Appreciation Day visitors can also enjoy a special ‘Elephantastic’ demonstration, get their faces painted as elephants and join the Zoo’s herd of heavyweights on their daily stroll around the 600-acre site.