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Artist Focus

Artist Focus

A work of art is possibly the key focus of an interior and the decoration of a room is often centred around a particular piece. We are very privileged to represent a talented collection of curated artists and would like to give an insight into some of these creatives and their work!

Jason Gathorne-Hardy

We are delighted to introduce our new artist, Jason Gathorne-Hardy. His dynamic graphite and pencil sketches of livestock are drawn with wonderful fluid lines to bring character and charm to familiar subjects. Jason spent his childhood in Suffolk on the farm where he still lives and works today. Having studied zoology at Oxford University and a tutelage under Maggi Hambling CBE at Morley College, Jason gained a unique perspective which allows him to playfully deconstruct forms and celebrate the longstanding link between livestock farming and the Suffolk countryside.

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Sonia Barton

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Artist Focus

Sonia’s recognisable still life paintings are generally rendered in a soft, muted colour palette. Sonia was born in Cornwall and is now living in West Dorset. The juxtaposition of shapes and forms is emphasised by a flattened perspective and a naïve distortion of the objects. Many layers of paint are added before certain areas are scraped back. Lines, marks, patterns and textures appear and disappear, leaving visible traces on the paper.

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Sophie Harding

Birdie Fortescue Blog | Artist Focus

Sophie Harding is an artist and illustrator who has exhibited extensively throughout the UK. We are thrilled to hold a selection of her still life paintings. Her work centres around ideas of simplicity, balance and the interplay between colours. Working mainly from life and observational sketches she paints moments from her life; she aims to create feelings of joy, escapism and stillness with a focus on the small and simple joys in life.

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To view our full collection of art, click here.

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