Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954)
A pioneer of the Fauvist Movement he unashamedly wanted his work to fill peoples lives with colour, lift them up and make them feel optimistic about life. Regarded as one of the defining artists of the early 20th century.
Kay is known for her exquisite drypoint etchings of animals, in particular cats and dogs
Bruce McLean (1944)
Initially a sculptor who likes to convey sculptural objects now mainly in 2D form. Best known for his bold atmospheric predominantly abstract compositions.
Helen is a watercolour artist best known for her fascination with organic pattern and especially her depictions of flowers. With a background of textile design having worked with Sandersons and John Lewis.
Sir Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)
He was best known for his semi-abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. The most famous British Sculptor in living memory, noted for his large bronze abstractions of the human figure, typically depicting mother-and-child or reclining figures.
Liz is a printmaker who enjoys islands and the sea. Sea and sand patterns, shapes of stones, textures, imprints in mud and tracks of birds, fish, gulls - and most recently – sea myths and biblical stories with sea references, are all used as starting points for her etchings