After graduating from Loughborough College of Art and Design with a BA Hons in textile design and art history I became a successful fabric and wallpaper designer/stylist for 'Harlequin Fabrics'.
My true passion in life is animals and nature and since my move to mid Wales, fifteen years ago, I have become established in animal portraiture. My portraits are professionally created using pastel and guache technique which enables me to create depth to my work with a high degree of detail. This professional technique combined with my love and compassion for animals sucessfully captures the subjects personality and the result is a timeless reflection of a beloved animal friend
My background in textile design combined with my present work as an animal portrait artist has led me to illustration work and I have enjoyed embelishing my imagination by executing a series of contemporary paintings.
Tel: 01591 620800 or 07887 401858
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Intermittent creator of paintings and poems, living the dream in Llanwrtyd Wells.
My paintings are multi-media, often mandala based and frequently for my own amusement. Limited wall space ensures regular donation of finished works to raffles, fundraiser auctions and charity shops.
I sold my first four commission slots in 2016 (one for each season) and hope to repeat this in 2017.
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Photographer and digital image maker
Born in the Midlands and moved to Wales 38 years ago. Taught myself to paint with watercolour and acrylics by following the teachings of Alwyn Crawshaw. I'm inspired by the works of JMW Turner and many modern day digital artists. Along with painting I have a passion for photography, so now I combine the two using a computer. The programs that I use are Affinity photo and Corel Painter X. I enjoy working on landscapes, buildings ( especially derelict ones ) and animals. The fact that I can create a new image from about 7 others is very rewarding. Commissions are taken for anything .... the only limit is imagination .. !
Sean Milne is a professional artist, illustrator and woodcarver specialising in natural history. He studied at Hornsey College of Art in London and has lived and worked in rural Mid Wales for over 25 years.
Based in the heart of the Cambrian mountains in one of the most picturesque parts of Wales, Sean's work is inevitably influenced by the beauty and isolation of his surroundings.
The local area is home to the rare Red Kite and many other interesting animals, birds and plants, all of which have become subjects of his paintings.
Sean works in various mediums (including inks, acrylics and pencil) but it is with watercolour that he has developed his true expertise. His paintings are beautifully detailed and show a true understanding of the medium. An esteemed artist, Sean has exhibited his work in various venues throughout England and Wales.
tel: 01591 610 246
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Sema A H Martin
My name is Sema Martin and I live in Wales, UK. I have always loved drawing and colouring since childhood and have drawn pictures for family and friends as gifts for Birthdays and Christmas. I loved seeing the look on their face when they saw my art and it was always so heartwarming how appreciative they were for my hard work. It’s a wondering feeling to be able to create pictures that people would love so much they would treasure them forever. Now I am a professional artist doing just that for everyone around the globe.
Visit Sema's Website: www.amesart.co.uk
I work in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, printmaking, digital art and photography. These are thematically linked by my love of landscape, the past, and the ideas and beliefs that infuse both.
Over the years, I developed a technique for building up sculptural forms using layers of paper. Using the same sets of imagery: bowls, niches, language, I am now starting to use carved wood to create enigmatic, quiet pieces suggestive of ancient meaning worn away by time and weather.
My recent photographic landscapes are characterised by a subtle manipulation of tones and contrast to create an effect reminiscent of the Northern traditions of landscape painting. I also enjoy more drastic photographic manipulation using layering of images to create a darker, more numinous ambience.There are a great many innovations in the area of digital art, but I am happy using a few simple processes. I usually begin with a painted image and then use multiple layering of imagery to build up a jewel-like intensity of colours that allows the eye to drift between the different perspectives in a quiet, meditative state.
My print works use block-printing techniques. Sometimes simple black and white, sometimes layered colours on a background of metallic, gold paste. Words are often included. They are influenced by medieval manuscripts and early printing methods.
My paintings take inspiration from those subjects that cannot quite be captured in the way I would like using any of the other processes.
I was trained at The University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. I have an MA (Honours)degree in Fine Art and a Post-graduate Diploma in Sculpture Studies.
Tel: 01591 610792
Sue lives in Cefn Gorwydd. She enjoys working with colour as a therapeutic tool using any medium available.
In the past she has used fabric, wool, light and plants but has recently returned to using watercolours, in a watercolour/batik style, to express the healing qualities of Nature.
Tel: 01591 610792