Artists taking part include
Andy Tapper, Keith Bowcock, Diana Kleyn, Mike Wall, Maxine Adams, Emma Stanley-Clarke, Joyce Boyne, Clare Jenkinson, Jenny Day
Meet the Artists - 2 – 5 pm Sunday 7th
Andy Tapper, local born and bred: I have always been interested in art but only took it up seriously since retiring 5 years ago, I joined the Teignmouth Art Society which has been absolutely invaluable in developing my interest in this absorbing hobby. I tend to try and push my boundaries, applying different styles and techniques and look for subjects that interest me and as diverse as possible so not to get too stuck in a rut . I find the freedom and versatility of acrylics together with some inventiveness and experimentation can be fun and rewarding.
I am from a local Teignmouth family and married into another Teignmouth family both having earned their living from the sea and river. My husband has fished out of Teignmouth for the last 54 years; we both enjoy life around the river beach area.
About twenty years ago I joined a “Learn to Paint and Draw class” in Dawlish, I have been practising ever since. I particularly like to draw portraits from a live model; I use watercolour, acrylic and pastels at a regular portrait class.
Recently I have been painting seascapes in acrylic creating texture with the paint and effects by using brushes , pallet knives and any other things to hand for example old tooth brushes, rag, cardboard and feathers.
I have been a member of Teignmouth Art Society for the past nine years and regularly exhibit with the Society.
Maxine Adams is a new welcome addition to the Teignwich Village Artists this year and we are pleased
to feature her beautiful work.
She is best known for her animal paintings using complimentary colours and tones to create fur and feather textures and luminous eyes.
She considers herself to be an instinctive colourist and we also look forward to seeing her whimsical portrayal of animals such as hares and emus which are particularly popular.
From an early age I was captivated by the natural world, so that drawing and painting landscapes and flowers has always been my main focus and interest. I paint mainly in oils with an intense and vibrant palette, and a fascination for the interaction of colours. My style can be quite free and impressionistic if I am using a palette knife, but I also like to produce softer flowing sensations, using a mixture of brush and rag to apply and work in thin sequential layers. I am also a printmaker, and currently working on local scenes of Dartmoor and South Devon with linocut.
Emma started painting 11 year ago after a career in ballet which taught her self motivation and to strive for perfection.
It is important to her to provide visual detail and accuracy of the initial subject.
The sense of order acts as a shield against the unpredictability and lurking chaos of the outside world.
She won the SWAC People’s Choice Award 2017 with her painting of Haytor Quarry and exhibited the painting of Foggintor Quarry at SWAC exhibition in 2018.
Clare is currently working on some paintings based on the movement of waves and the line of the tide, and these images are from a session working on the project on Ness beach.
Clare says “I did get some funny looks!”