Animal Portrait – Hampshire Art Gallery – Scotish Highland Cow – Jennifer Thorpe

Animal Portrait – Hampshire Art Gallery – Scotish Highland Cow – Jennifer Thorpe

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Artist: Jennifer Thorpe

Artist: Jennifer Thorpe

Animal Portrait - Hampshire Art Gallery - Scotish Highland Cow Shirley - Jennifer Thorpe

Portrait: Shirley

Scotish Highland Cow

Art Medium: Pastel
Original Painting: Sold
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Jennifer Thorpe

 

Award-Winning Pastel Artist

Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink

Phone: 07962 176546

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: jenniferthorpeart@gmail.com

Website: jenniferthorpeart.com

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About The Artist

"I only found my love for painting five years ago, I’ve always been creative in one way or another but never in my wildest dreams thought I was capable of producing a painting that others would appreciate, let alone win an award in a pastel exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London in my first year.

Free from the rigours of any formal training I’ve spent many hours perfecting my skills with soft pastels and love painting on large pieces of paper, the bigger the better. You get a real sense of being immersed in the moment if a painting is big and commands your attention. I love painting water; its multifaceted properties keep me curious and addicted to exploring my ability to capture it.

My inspiration is fuelled by nature and its cycles, from day to day, month to month, it never fails to disappoint. I am very lucky to live by the beach in Hill Head on the South Coast of England. I walk every day come rain or shine and each time I’m filled with excitement and anticipation; camera in hand, I take hundreds of photos every week. I already have a lifetime of material, but I just can’t stop collecting moments.

I’m always looking up or looking intently at the colours emerging through the crest of a wave, or at a sunset reflecting in wet sand. There’s always something wonderful to see and this, I think, is why I love to replicate what I see realistically. I feel like I’m cheating nature if I don’t get the exact exquisite colours. I harness my ability to see the subtle changes in colour and pick them out in my paintings. This is not to say I don’t go mad with colour and produce some crazy abstracts from deep within occasionally."

Abstract - Hampshire Art Gallery Acrylic and Ink - Jennifer Thorpe
Hampshire Pastel Artist Jennifer Thorpe - Golden Path
Hampshire Abstract Art Gallery - Jennifer Thorpe - Tendrils

As a child, Jennifer spent a lot of time with her family at the beach, not in the water with the others, but hunting for treasures in the rocks and sand. Her fascination with nature then was in the detail of a shell or the pattern on a feather. Now, her passion for the natural world runs much deeper and she wants to share what she sees with everyone. Art touches and reaches people more than we realise and Jennifer hopes that she can give pleasure whilst stirring a deep passion in people to cherish, be grateful and thankful for the amazing planet on which we live.

Living by the beach on the south coast of England, Jennifer has a fascination and an insatiable desire to paint water in all its forms (clouds, water and ice). Light provides the ever-changing ingredient to enhance and display water in all its glory, so whether it's the sea providing the biggest mirror to reflect and flaunt the magnificent colours in a sunset, or light illuminating the neon blue in icebergs, or the sun shining through the crest of a wave, Jennifer loves to capture all these beautiful images with her unique way with soft pastels.

Technique

"When I prepare for one of my pastel paintings, I take a long time blending colours together on test paper to get the right tones and won’t begin the painting until I’ve at least got the colours for half the painting ready. I then take a mid-tone pastel on my white paper and begin drawing and mapping out the painting, filling in the respective darker and lighter areas carefully so I don’t lose the light of the white paper in the areas where I want maximum light. This very first thin layer is rubbed in well and creates the base layer to build on. I then go in with a second layer of pastel and build up the depth and colour, finishing with the final layer which picks out the detail and highlights. There’s not much room for error, once the tooth is full, its full and you can’t apply any more colour.

For the very detailed parts of my work I break the pastels into tiny shards and use the edges for the fiddly bits. Pastel pencils at this stage just slide over the top and don’t make an impression. To seal the finished painting I use a supermarket own brand hairspray. Because it’s a cheap version, it doesn’t have any additives and is basically a spray glue. In my experience some expensive fixatives tend to darken the painting.

I think I’m drawn to soft pastels because it’s an immediate medium, there is no mixing on a palette, no brushes to find, you just pick them up and off you go. I get stuck in with my hands, I use my palms for the larger areas that need blending and my fingers to rub, dab and manipulate the pastels on the paper. You have to be careful with soft pastels not to mix the light and dark colours if you want vibrancy, it’s a delicate process which takes patience, some days I have loads and other days I get distracted easily. I tend to have a podcast or an audio book playing in the background."

Art Groups / Exhibitions

Royal Society of British Artists, The Pastel Society and Bursledon Art Society.

Jennifer exhibits her work in a number of locations.

Past Exhibitions

Harbour Lights, Solo Exhibition 31st January - 26th February 2020
Hampshire Open Studios 17th - 26th August 2019
The Accessible Art Show - Day of Art - Southampton 23rd March 2019 - The Spark (Solent University Conference Centre) Live Auction and Art Exhibition.
Hampshire Open Studios August 2018
The Royal Society of British Artists Exhibition, Mall Galleries 2018 presented by Philip Mould
Oxmarket Gallery Chichester 2018
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2018 Mall Galleries London presented by Rupert Maas
Oxmarket Gallery - Open Art Exhibition, October 2017
New Forest Centre- Open Art Exhibition, October 2017
Hampshire Open Studios - August 2017
The Pastel Society 118th Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London, Award winner, presented by Michael Portillo (Unison Colour Award) London - March 2017

Vicar Scene from Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood – English Artist – William Rochfort

Vicar Scene from Dylan Thomas – Under Milk Wood – English Artist – William Rochfort

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Scene from Dylan Thomas - Under Milk Wood - English Artist - William Rochfort

A Perfect Line

‘This painting was completed for coursework, when I studied Illustration for a year at Kingston University in Surrey, UK. It was to illustrate a scene from Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’. My Granddad posed as the vicar who has just thought of such a brilliant line in his poetry that he doesn’t look where he is dipping his pen.’

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
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William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

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Phone: 770 228 7351

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Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

About The Artist

Born in 1985, Will Rochfort grew up in Lymington on the south coast of England and, apart from his time studying Illustration and Fine Art at Kingston University, he has lived there all his life. Since graduating in 2008 his focus has been primarily oil painting. Will’s main reason for becoming an artist is from a passion for creativity.

“There is rarely any strong meaning or message behind my work – narrative takes a large role because I like the work to be emotive through what is being portrayed, but creativity is the driving force behind all of my paintings”

From 2008 to 2010 Will Rochfort worked as an Official Artist for the 2012 London Olympics, working with Olympic Gold Medalists, producing paintings in support of the Games and its associated charities.

As well as completing several portrait commissions, Will Rochfort is always searching for new ideas for paintings and usually finds this in books or cinema. With influences ranging from Degas to Rockwell, to the films of Steven Spielberg, it is narrative that really interests Will and he always aims to have a story within his work.

“I am a very visual painter and with the public being my target audience over the art establishment, I always aim to depict scenes that, through the characters portrayed, I hope people can relate to and enjoy”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

Career / Exhibitions

• 2004 - 2005 Foundation Course in the Arts at Bournemouth Arts Institute

• 2005 - 2006 Completed a year studying Illustration at Kingston University before changing to Fine Art

• July 2006 First Exhibition of work at the New Forest Show with Lloyds TSB Private Banking

• October 2006 Displayed at Christies South Kensington in aid of The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

• January 2008 Exhibition at the Fountain Gallery in Hampton

• February 2008 Appeared in the Fine Art Trade Guild magazine ‘Art Business Today’

• May 2008 Appeared in Artist and Illustrators magazine

• June 2008 Final Degree Show at Kingston University

• July 2008 Producing work for the Henley Rowing Regatta

• July 2008 3rd Prize in Artist and Illustrators ‘Artist of the Year’ competition

• July 2008 Exhibiting at ‘Art in Action’

• August 2008 Producing work for The Edinburgh Festival

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Boys Playing with Guns – Cowboys – Too-Few Role Models – Artist William Rochfort

Boys Playing with Guns – Cowboys – Too-Few Role Models – Artist William Rochfort

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Boys Playing with Guns - Too-Few Role Models - Artist William Rochfort

Too Few Role Models

‘This was the easiest of paintings in that it worked from start to finish. I took influence from Bill Watterson’s brilliant ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ series, where two characters play ‘war’ and when they have both been shot, the game is over.’
William E. Rochfort

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
Available in a range of sizes and formats
Painting Price: Please contact the Artist

Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

and Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Phone: 770 228 7351

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

About The Artist

Born in 1985, Will Rochfort grew up in Lymington on the south coast of England and, apart from his time studying Illustration and Fine Art at Kingston University, he has lived there all his life. Since graduating in 2008 his focus has been primarily oil painting. Will’s main reason for becoming an artist is from a passion for creativity.

“There is rarely any strong meaning or message behind my work – narrative takes a large role because I like the work to be emotive through what is being portrayed, but creativity is the driving force behind all of my paintings”

From 2008 to 2010 Will Rochfort worked as an Official Artist for the 2012 London Olympics, working with Olympic Gold Medalists, producing paintings in support of the Games and its associated charities.

As well as completing several portrait commissions, Will Rochfort is always searching for new ideas for paintings and usually finds this in books or cinema. With influences ranging from Degas to Rockwell, to the films of Steven Spielberg, it is narrative that really interests Will and he always aims to have a story within his work.

“I am a very visual painter and with the public being my target audience over the art establishment, I always aim to depict scenes that, through the characters portrayed, I hope people can relate to and enjoy”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

Career / Exhibitions

• 2004 - 2005 Foundation Course in the Arts at Bournemouth Arts Institute

• 2005 - 2006 Completed a year studying Illustration at Kingston University before changing to Fine Art

• July 2006 First Exhibition of work at the New Forest Show with Lloyds TSB Private Banking

• October 2006 Displayed at Christies South Kensington in aid of The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

• January 2008 Exhibition at the Fountain Gallery in Hampton

• February 2008 Appeared in the Fine Art Trade Guild magazine ‘Art Business Today’

• May 2008 Appeared in Artist and Illustrators magazine

• June 2008 Final Degree Show at Kingston University

• July 2008 Producing work for the Henley Rowing Regatta

• July 2008 3rd Prize in Artist and Illustrators ‘Artist of the Year’ competition

• July 2008 Exhibiting at ‘Art in Action’

• August 2008 Producing work for The Edinburgh Festival

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Hampshire Portrait Artist William Rochfort – Man in Turban

Hampshire Portrait Artist William Rochfort – Man in Turban

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Artist: William E. Rochfort

Artist: William E. Rochfort

Man in Turban - Portrait by William Rochfort

Man with a Turban

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints
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Commissions Invited

Contact The Artist

William E. Rochfort

 

Fine Art Oil Paintings

and Limited Edition Fine Art Prints

Phone: 770 228 7351

Please mention the Hampshire Artists website

Email: willrochfort@gmail.com

Website: williamrochfort.com

About The Artist

Born in 1985, Will Rochfort grew up in Lymington on the south coast of England and, apart from his time studying Illustration and Fine Art at Kingston University, he has lived there all his life. Since graduating in 2008 his focus has been primarily oil painting. Will’s main reason for becoming an artist is from a passion for creativity.

“There is rarely any strong meaning or message behind my work – narrative takes a large role because I like the work to be emotive through what is being portrayed, but creativity is the driving force behind all of my paintings”

From 2008 to 2010 Will Rochfort worked as an Official Artist for the 2012 London Olympics, working with Olympic Gold Medalists, producing paintings in support of the Games and its associated charities.

As well as completing several portrait commissions, Will Rochfort is always searching for new ideas for paintings and usually finds this in books or cinema. With influences ranging from Degas to Rockwell, to the films of Steven Spielberg, it is narrative that really interests Will and he always aims to have a story within his work.

“I am a very visual painter and with the public being my target audience over the art establishment, I always aim to depict scenes that, through the characters portrayed, I hope people can relate to and enjoy”

Will Rochfort - Hampshire Artist

Career / Exhibitions

• 2004 - 2005 Foundation Course in the Arts at Bournemouth Arts Institute

• 2005 - 2006 Completed a year studying Illustration at Kingston University before changing to Fine Art

• July 2006 First Exhibition of work at the New Forest Show with Lloyds TSB Private Banking

• October 2006 Displayed at Christies South Kensington in aid of The Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy

• January 2008 Exhibition at the Fountain Gallery in Hampton

• February 2008 Appeared in the Fine Art Trade Guild magazine ‘Art Business Today’

• May 2008 Appeared in Artist and Illustrators magazine

• June 2008 Final Degree Show at Kingston University

• July 2008 Producing work for the Henley Rowing Regatta

• July 2008 3rd Prize in Artist and Illustrators ‘Artist of the Year’ competition

• July 2008 Exhibiting at ‘Art in Action’

• August 2008 Producing work for The Edinburgh Festival

"In February of 2020, I embarked on a journey to paint 100 portraits. The subjects were sent in through my followers on social media and I’m slowly working my way through the eclectic list of names, usually when I’m in between bigger projects. I’m pleased to share the collection on my website."

Horse Portrait – New Forest Artist – Equine Art – Jean Baylis

Horse Portrait – New Forest Artist – Equine Art – Jean Baylis

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Artist: Jean Baylis

Artist: Jean Baylis

Horse Portrait - Baylis Listening - Equine Art by New Forest Artist Jean Baylis

Horse Portrait: Listening

Image Size: 12″ x 9″
Art Medium: Pastel on Paper
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Jean Baylis


Oil, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Landscapes, Seascapes and Equine Art

Phone: 01202 820203

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Email: jeanbaylis@btinternet.com

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About The Artist

Jean M. Baylis (née Hearsey) born 1950 and educated in London, thoroughly enjoyed painting, with pictures exhibited whilst at school.

Although her heart was always in the countryside and painting, life took her away from that path for many years until fate took a hand. A move to Berkshire, where Jean found two wonderful horses and started long distance riding. A later move to the New Forest / East Dorset border with her family and horses, offered Jean many long hours out in all weathers, riding in the hidden depths of the countryside and over the spectacular Dorset coastline.

In such a natural environment, the artist in her suppressed all those years before, rose to the surface. She saw pictures everywhere she looked, in the dark skies over the sea, in the depths of the forest and in wonderful landscapes. The urge to paint could no longer be ignored. She studied Mixed Media & Visual Techniques City & Guilds at adult education and was referred to study Art & Design at the Art Institute, Bournemouth University, followed by traditional painting methods and life studies at The Prince’s Drawing School, Kensington Palace, London.

Jean Baylis - Artist at work - A cold day at Picket Post , Ringwood

Jean Baylis - Artist at work - A cold day at Picket Post, Ringwood.

Landscape and marine subjects using oil or acrylic media are Jean’s favourite, but occasionally the use of mixed media comes to hand, or pastel, particularly for equestrian subjects. Jean enjoys the spontaneity of working en-plein air, painting what the landscape and weather offer and allowing the atmosphere and paint to create. Her journey of discovery in oil, acrylic, watercolour or pastel are also created at home in her farm studio overlooking grazing fields, on the border of the New Forest.

Art, like life, is a continual learning curve, over which we have no real control. Each mark, thought, word or line adds to, or deviates from the experience on the journey.

Art Group

Ringwood Art Society

Painting en-plein air - Linwood, New Forest - Oil on Board

Painting en-plein air - Linwood, New Forest - Oil on Board.