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Philip L. Hobbs

Elected to the society 1982 Yorkshire born artist, Phil Hobbs has lived and worked in The English Lake District for over 40 years. Working predominantly in pure watercolour he has participated in many national exhibitions and had a number of solo shows in the UK, USA and Europe. He has contributed articles to many of the national and international art …

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Janet Kenyon

Elected to the Society 2017 Janet Kenyon is an award winning watercolour artist who as gained an enviable reputation for her innovative use of watercolour. Over the course of her career, Janet has received an impressive number of accolades, including winner of the prestigious Sunday Times/Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize twice, first in 2009 with her painting entitled: ‘Northern lights, …

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Marion Kuit

Elected to the Society 2017 My current work uses imagery from abandoned buildings, waste materials, boarded up buildings- anything that smacks of disintegration. The intention is to evoke a sense of puzzlement or unease, although there is underlying humour. Starfish crowding together in their tank managed to be unsettling and beautiful at the same time. I work mainly in relief …

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David Macaulay

Elected to the Society 1993 DAVID MACAULAY was born in Bolton-le-Sands, Lancashire. He studied at the Lancaster & Morecambe and Liverpool Colleges of Art. After beginning his teaching career in Essex David returned to the north in 1963 when he joined the staff of Ulverston Victoria High School. From 1973 David continued his Art teaching at John Ruskin School, Coniston, …

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Catherine MacDiarmid

Elected to the Society 2014 Catherine’s work is figurative with a keen interest in expression, gesture and movement.  Working in oils, watercolours and charcoal she draws most inspiration from the people around her, playing with meanings and contexts which can be open to many interpretations. Catherine has a strong commitment to portraiture and has undertaken many private portrait commissions.  She …

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Angie Mitchell

Elected to the Society 2015 I am a multimedia artist living in South Lakes. I have a passion for pattern and colour and I am inspired by the natural world of the wonderful area in which I live, its flora and fauna and the ever changing landscape. In my printmaking I use various techniques of relief and mono-print and sometimes …

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Jenifer Moore

Elected to the Society 2005 Jenifer was born in south Devon and attended Kingsbridge Grammar School. She studied at art college for four years for the National Diploma in Design (N.D.D.), specialising in Textiles & Fabric Design for the final two years. After art college, she obtained a teaching qualification from Rolle College of Education, Exeter. She taught both general …

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Rebecca Payn

Elected to the Society 2014 Rebecca Payn works full-time as a painter and printmaker, making oil paintings and original prints.  Her home, studio and workshop are in the Eden Valley hamlet of Blencarn, on the eastern fringes of Cumbria – just below Cross Fell on the Northern Pennines. “The subject of my work is always personal to me – a …

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Annie Peaker

Elected to the Society 2012 Annie was born in England, but spent her early years living abroad. She returned to the UK to complete her education, graduating from Reading in 1978. After a period travelling, she settled in Sheffield, where she taught Art at Notre Dame High School and at Crossley Heath School in Halifax. In 2003 Annie moved to …

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Mark A. Pearce

Elected to the Society 2017  Mark has successfully shown work at The Mall Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London (2012), The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle Upon Tyne 2013-2017, Cumbrian Open, Up-front Gallery, Penrith, 2011 -2017, Brewery Arts Centre Kendal 2014-2016, Lake Artists Society Grasmere Summer Exhibitions, 2016 and 2017, in 2017 winning the Kent Valley award for best work on paper, Ulverston Printfest …

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Janette Phillips

Elected to the Society 2016 “The sparkling abundance of nature inspires me daily, working directly from life I see the colours transcend and change before my eyes. I distill my response through shape, colour and pattern. I am fascinated by the marks and traces I can make upon paper, board and canvas. My paintings are fluid and develop through the …

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Vivienne Pooley

Elected to the Society 1964 1      Membership of Lake Artists Society in 1965 aged 21 2      Gained  Art Degree in 1972 3      Exhibited with the Cambrian Art Society 1991-1999 4      Membership of Lake Artists resumed in 2000 5      Solo exhibition at Rheged in 200 6      Solo exhibition at  Rheged in 2006 7      Solo exhibition at Brantwood in 2007 8      Solo …

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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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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, …