Mart’s imagery is mostly derived from features of the natural world, imaginatively interpreted to express a very personal vision. Recent work increasingly uses this in an abstract context.
6 St Andrews Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3BG
Two minute walk up Barrack Street opposite East Street Car Park. Limited on-street parking if you drive via Sea Road North. Turn into St Andrews Road opposite Co-op and follow the road back towards the town centre.
Geraldine Claire Guest is a Sculptor, Letter Carver and Artist drawing in Pastel. BA. MA RCA/ V&A.
I trained in Stone carving with John Skelton (Eric Gills nephew) in Street, Sussex, Glynis Owen Jones in Highgate, London. Tom Perkins and John Skelton taught me Letter Carving and I attended courses with the Lettering Arts Trust, Snape Maltings,Suffolk.
I am self taught in drawing. I attended Art College doing Foundation and then a BA in Worthing, latterly, completing an MA at the RCA /V&A in History of Design and Culture, where Professor Chris Frayling was head of department, and Charles Saumarez Smith and Gillian Naylor CBE my course tutors. My dissertation was on Wax Anatomical figures. I also have a Diploma in Ceramic Conservation from West Dean College, Chichester, Sussex.
When Stone Carving I work from my intuition and dreams. Feelings are paramount. I watch carefully what my subconscious throws up once I’ve had my first idea for a new piece of work. Totems, symbols, votive images appear from nowhere capturing my attention.
It can take months of note making, sketching, making maquettes and jotting down or reading poetry, before I begin. Then I first let the stone speak to me, drawing on it with charcoal, encircling it like an animal snaring its prey. Thinking at this point is death to the imagination and process.
It’s visceral, rhythmic like blood pulsing through the arteries. I love the sound as my chisel hits the stone. When I teach a group to carve it’s orchestral, like cicadas starting up on a hot Mediterranean morning.
I come from a long line of direct carvers (no power tools), descending conceptually from Brancusi, through Hepworth, Moore, Underwood, Gaudier Brezska etc. My carving hero is Frank Dobson.
My work is figurative, anthropomorphic, and colour is important to me. Bold strokes of Charcoal and Pastel. I am strongly influenced by the German expressionists, and many early to mid C20 painters, including Bomberg, Auerbach, Keith Vaughan, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry, as for five years I was involved in the restoration of Charleston Farm House, Firle, Sussex, latterly becoming Curator until 1999.
I look forward to participating in this my first BOS, since moving from Sussex, Spain and Suffolk and welcoming you to my studio. This year especially, in support of those who lost everything in the fire at St Michael’s in July. Refreshments.
Unit 19, Crepe Farm, Symondsbury, DT6 6EY Entrance to Crepe Farm Business Park is on B3162, West Road, Bridport, DT6 6EY, just as speed limit changes 30<——>40. (Google Maps 50.7349390,-2.7764220) Continue up lane, left fork into Crepe Farm, follow signs.
My sculpture is inspired by my lifelong interest in wildlife and the outdoors. I focus on the overall essence and movement of animals and wildlife primarily, using strong gestural strokes in any material. Working directly from life, I produce bronzes for inside the home as well as larger garden pieces.
Cattistock House, Cattistock, Dorset, DT2 0HY From A37, turn into Cattistock, we are on the right, 100 meters before village shop. From Maiden Newton, enter Cattistock, pass Fox & Hounds on right, pass shop and we are 100 meters after shop on left. Plenty off road parking in driveway.
I work in pastel, pencil and charcoal to produce interpretations of the landscape, sea and sky in images from vibrant colour to monochrome. I use personal observation and imagination to portray an idea, sometimes working in a progressive series in order to reduce an idea to its bare essentials.
Unit 2, Mappercombe Farm, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SS
Farm based studio. From Bridport to Nettlecombe – on right, 300m before the village signboard and left turn into the village and pub. Easy flat clinker track with parking. Studio floor partially uneven.
Russ’s line work in ink and graphite is bold yet fine, subtle and stylised. His paintings of sea scenes are different and have boldness and strength. You can see originals and giclée prints, and buy cards etc…
Unit 6, Foundry Yard, off Foundry Lane, St Michaels Trading Estate DT6 3RR
The studio is in the yard behind the large red brick building at the centre of the Art & Vintage Quarter. From South Street turn down Gundry Lane, at the end cross to Foundry Lane and turn right into Foundry Yard.
Enter Caroline’s world of colour and inspiration with images that emerge from intuitive processes, observed reality and the imagination, realised in watercolour, soft pastels and charcoal. Originals, Prints and Cards available.
Cloud 9 Studio, 9 Gundry Lane, Bridport DT6 3RJ
Gundry Lane links Bridport’s South Street and the Art & Vintage Quarter.