Antoine-Louis Barye (1795-1895)

Antoine-Louis Barye was born on 24thSeptember 1795 in Paris, France. Barye initially worked as a goldsmith studying under French sculptor Guilaume-Joseph Biennais who was the chief goldsmith to Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1818 Barye gained a place at the renowned École des Beaux-Arts where he studied for five years. Barye began to specialise in the natural […]

Hamish Mackie

Hamish Mackie was born in 1973. He grew up on the family farm in Cornwall, England. He attended Radley College and Falmouth University and later studied Design at Kingston University. Hamish became a fulltime professional sculptor in 1996 and has gone on to have an illustrious career. He is one of the worlds most revered […]

Richard Burel

Richard Burel was born in Rouen, France in 1974. A self-taught artist, Richard explores his creative mind and conjures up a vivid world of quirky scenes from around the world, from exuberant Parisian life, the hustle and bustle of London town, the colourful streets of Havana, to the romantic charms of Venice. Richards’ artworks are […]

Mark Spain

Mark Spain is a British contemporary artist, he studied technical graphics at Medway College of Art and later set up a printmaking studio in Kent. After creating many high-profile commissions and a successful career in printmaking Mark then turn to oils and embarked on becoming a fulltime professional artist. Mark has worked with many forms […]

Norman Neasom

Norman Neasom was born near Redditch, Worcestershire in 1915. Neasom attended Redditch County High School where at the age of 16 he gained a scholarship at the Birmingham College of Art studying under Bernard Fleetwood Walker. During the Second World War, Neasom became a lecturer at the Birmingham College of Art and later became head […]

Keith Woodcock paintings

Keith Woodcock

Keith Woodcock was born in Yorkshire on the 19th April 1940. Keith was educated at Belle Vue Grammar School in Bradford and later studied at Salford School of Art. Keith initially trained and worked as a design engineer before becoming a professional artist in 1982. Keith has become a leading aviation artist, his works are […]

Lloyd George Higgins (1912-1980)

Lloyd George Higgins was born in 1912 in Mossley near Manchester. Lloyd won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art in Salford and in 1931 was awarded the first prize at the Royal Society of Arts Exhibition for poster design. Following on from his scholarship he received a first-class diploma from the Royal Society […]

Guy Taplin

Guy Taplin was born in the east end of London in 1939. A few years after leaving school he was employed as a bird keeper to oversee the protection and preservation of waterfowl in Regents Park.  This early experience gave Guy the inspiration to what would become a lifelong love for nature and birds. Guy […]

Carnes Fine Art

Robert Mouseman Thompson (1876-1955)

Robert Mouseman Thompson was born on the 7th May 1876 in Kilburn, North Yorkshire. Thompson initially trained as an apprentice engineer before returning to the family business under the guidance of his father but unfortunately tragedy struck when his Father died in 1895, leaving a young Thompson to run the family business. Regarding the iconic mouse […]