Sherree Valentine-Daines

Sherree Valentine-Daines (1956-) Sherree Valentine-Daines was born in 1956 in Effingham, Surrey. She came from an artistic family; her father was a sculptor and stonemason. Following on from her early education, Valentine-Daines went on to study at the Epsom School of Art and design between 1976-1980. Shortly after graduating art school, she won a number […]

Bob Richardson

Bob Richardson Bob Richardson was born in 1938 in Salford, Lancashire. He studied for five years at art school and thereafter, embarked on a career in advertising.  Whilst in full-time employment, Bob enjoyed a run of successful exhibitions and in 1975 decided to become a professional artist. Richardson is a proud member of the Pastel […]

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  Michael Jackson was born in Lancashire in 1961. He studied Natural History Illustration at Blackpool and Flyde College and later went on to establish a career as an advertising illustrator and part-time teacher. Five years later, Michael made the decision to devote his life as a fulltime wildlife and portraiture artist. Jackson’s passion […]

Joan Gillchrest (1918-2008)

Joan Gilchrest (1918-2008) was born in Westminster on the 2nd November 1918. Her father was a pioneering radiologist and accomplished caricaturist, her mother was gifted pianist. Both encouraged her to paint from an early age. Joan later went on to study at the Grosvenor School of Art and exhibited works at the Royal Academy and the […]

William Henry Hamilton Trood (1848-1899)

William Henry Hamilton Trood (1848-1899) was born in 1848. Trood lived in London and was distinguished animal painter, specializing in dogs. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists and exhibited between 1879-1898 at The Royal Academy, Grosvenor Gallery and The New Watercolour Society. His paintings were usually given sentimental titles such […]

Horatio Henry Couldery (1832-1893)

Horatio Henry Couldery (1832-1893) was born in Lewisham, London in 1832. An accomplished painter of genre scenes and animals. Couldery was apprenticed to a cabinet maker but his love for painting led him to give up his career and enroll as a student at the Royal Academy in London. Couldery had a number of successful […]

Claude Cardon

Claude Cardon (1864-1937) was born Claude Lorraine Clark in London 1864. His Father was the artist Samuel James Clark. Claude would later use the surname ‘Cardon’ probably to distinguish himself from the Clark family name. Claude’s artistic composition centered around rustic landscapes and the idyllic countryside scenes, especially rural farming life, animals and livestock. Cardon […]

John Cyril Harrison (1898-1985)

John Cyril Harrison (1898-1985) John was born in Tidworth, Wiltshire in 1898. Harrison began drawing at a tender age, learning from taxidermy and birds of prey. After later studying at the Slade school of Art, he moved to Norfolk, settling in a studio in Haynford. He was greatly admired by his peers and collectors of […]

Nadia Benois (1896-1975)

Nadia Benois (1896-1975) Nadezhda Leontievna Ustinova better known as Nadia Benois was born in Russia 1896.  Her father, Leon Benois came from a prominent 19th Century Russian family of artists, musicians and architects.  Nadia studied art at the St Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts.  In 1920, Benois moved to London with her husband Jona Benois. Nadia […]