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Brian Shields

Elected to the Society 2015 Born on the North East coast of Yorkshire, Brian headed South in 1977 to study art at Wimbledon School of Art. After spending 35 years living/working in both London and Brighton he recently ‘came home’ to the North and is now happily settled just outside Armathwaite. His work encompasses portraiture, still life and in particular …

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Hideyuki Sobue

Elected to the Society 2008 Sobue has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and Japan. Notable exhibitions include “Wordsworth and Basho: Walking Poets” at the Itami City Museum Kakimori Bunko (Japan), the Royal Scottish Academy Open (Edinburgh), the Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize (London), Discerning Eye Exhibition (London), Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open (Birmingham). Among other public collections, his work is …

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Alan Stones

Elected to the Society 1999   “I make oil paintings, drawings (usually in charcoal) and original prints (usually lithographs).  Generally my pictures are to do with ‘people’.  In some there is a suggestion of a narrative – perhaps implying that some incident (great or small) might have occurred.  When I depict subjects other than people these are likely to be …

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R. Martin Tomlinson

Elected to the society 1971 Born in 1945, Martin moved to the Lake District with his family when he was thirteen. On leaving Art College he spent some years teaching at Brathay Hall Outward Bound Centre on the shores of Windermere. He then went on to run his own Gallery and Art Shop with his wife in Ambleside. For many …

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Sally Toms

Elected to the Society 2014 Sally Toms was brought up on a farm at the head of the Great Langdale Valley. From the Lakes School Troutbeck Bridge, she attended Carlisle Art College for a Foundation year. After achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Ceramics at Loughborough College of Art and Design, she was offered a place at the Royal …

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Annie Luke Turner

Elected to the Society 2023 Annie has been working as an artist and teacher for 20 years since gaining a First Class degree at Cheltenham School of Art. She now lives in Kendal. Annie exhibits and sells her work both in the UK and internationally and has completed residencies in England, Scotland and Italy. Annie’s paintings are rooted in an emotional …

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Graham Twyford

Elected to the Society 1984 Graham Twyford trained at Goldsmith’s College, London, graduating in 1979 with BA (Hons) Fine Art. In the 1990’s he designed and illustrated for Wedgwood, Danbury Mint, Bradford Exchange and Royal Worcester. Graham has exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute (Oil Painters) and his work is reproduced worldwide. Graham works in most painting and graphic media, …

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Elisabeth Walsh

 Elected to the Society 1997 Visitors are welcome to telephone and arrange a time to visit her studio. Elizabeth also exhibits with the Isle of Man Art Society, the Mannin Art Group, the Carlisle & Cumbria Group of Artists and the Upfront Gallery, Unthank.Elizabeth Walsh was born in Carlisle in 1946. She studied at Cumbria College of Art, Waltham Forest …

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Ian Walton

Elected to the Society 2007 Ian has exhibited nationally and internationally and has lectured here and abroad. He has collaborated on sight specific installations with artists writers and musicians, involving sound, light and sculpture. His work is primarily land based and explores through processes and experimentation the relationship between nature and man. With the physicality of the surfaces, combined with …

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Ralph Wardle

Elected to the Society 2007 Ralph Wardle was born at Skellow, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, May 17th 1939. He commenced art training in 1955 at Doncaster College of Art, followed in 1956 by Special Art Exhibition under Maurice de Sausmerez, Head of Fine Art, University of Leeds. In 1956 he was Sunday Pictorial National Exhibition of Children’s Art First Prize Winner, …

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Michael Wilson

Elected to the Society 2018 Michael was born in Colne, Lancashire where he started to draw and paint at an early age.  While never having any formal training he has continued to paint and follow his intuition, wanting to express the “feel” of his surroundings.  In Colne, the dark mill town and the wild surrounding moorlands were a lifelong inspiration. …