Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Roger Birchall
Dartington 1973 - 1984

'Moving to the North East has surprised me by its combination of natural grandeur and a post-industrial landscape that has stimulated my increasing desire to “just paint”. The steep sided dales, the miles of stonewalls, the light and the man-made geography are very exciting and to my delight I am starting to get things finished.

It occurs to me that over thirty-five years late I am completing some of the opportunities that were put in front of me at art school.'

Image copyright Roger Birchall

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Paul Binder Elmhirst

Paul spent his working life as a solicitor in Yorkshire and took up sculpture in retirement!

Image copyright Paul Binder Elmhirst

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Anna Raven

'My painting is about a synthesis of the experience of the land in which we live with the inner landscape of the self. I am committed to finding a visual equivalent for our internal landscape as seen and experienced in our external world. Having finally achieved the ambition of living on the West Coast of Scotland I have now embarked on a process of submission. I want the place to work on me so that I can find a voice to represent what it has to say. '

Image copyright Anna Raven

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Briony Eastman

Religious Buildings linocut

Bee on honeycomb necklace

Based in London Briony is another artist from Dartington who is talented in more than one field.

Image copyright Briony Eastman

Monday, 17 January 2011

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Simon Tozer

'A predominant theme in my work is the idea of the journey or quest. There is a lot of anthropomorphism – animals and objects stand in for people and visa-versa. I am interested in storytelling and metaphor;the act of drawing is a kind of search,and sometimes during this process a narrative is found.'
Simon is a member of Snap an artists' cooperative in Bristol
Snap, 20-21 Lower Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5BN
Image copyright Simon Tozer

Friday, 14 January 2011

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Grizel Luttman-Johnson

Handmade books
'There are lots of different processes involved in making books – marbling the papers is the most thrilling part. I am currently obsessed by blobs, especially recurring cellular forms. I work in my shed dripping inks and enamels into trays of water. I always experiment. Individual colours have different behaviours, some are very active and antagonistic, others too passive. I generally make a print when the colours are still in motion. I wash surplus ink off with a watering can filled from the water butt.You have to be quick. I often work in a frenzy and tend to end up green.'
David Highet


David is also an architect practising in Axminster, Devon

Image copyright David Highet

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Monday, 10 January 2011

Liz Elmhirst

Tuscan landscape, Watercolour

Image copyright Liz Elmhirst

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Sarah Whittington

African scene, Watercolour

Sarah also has a lovely B&B in Totnes so if you're in need of a bed at the reunion in September.....
Ben Rowlandson

Ben is one of the few photographers around who still uses film.

Copyright Ben Rowlandson