David Shepherd (1931-2017)

David Shepherd was born in Hendon, London on 25th April 1931. He attended Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. Shortly after leaving school, David travelled to Kenya with an ambition of becoming a game warden, but his dream was not to be and was refused the post due to lack of experience. Upon returning the UK David […]

Harry Rutherford (1903-1985)

Harry Rutherford was born in Denton, Manchester in 1903. Harry displayed an early talent for art and was encouraged by his father, William Rutherford a hatter by trade but also a keen amateur artist. Harry studied at Hyde School of Art and after leaving secondary school enrolled at Manchester Art School under the guidance of […]

Sally Anne Fitter Paintings - Carnes Fine Art

Sally Anne Fitter

Sally Anne Fitter is a full-time professional artist working from her home studio in Norfolk. Sally initially studied ceramics at Bristol Art School gaining a first-class honours degree then later went on to teach art and ceramics at Latymer Boys School, London. Sally set up and ran Digby Morton Designs in London, her designs have […]

Hilary Burnett Cooper

Hilary Burnett Cooper is a Yorkshire based artist. Hilary studied Graphic Design at Jacob Kramer Art College in Leeds before becoming a full-time professional artist. Hilary’s works take much inspiration from the British coastline and her passion for European cities including Venice. Hilary’s paintings are full of vitality, vibrant colours, luminous light and evoke fond […]

Gary Benfield

Gary Benfield was born in Birmingham in 1965. He studied at Stourbridge College of Art and later at Wrexham College of Art. From 1986 Gary worked as a professional illustrator and later set up a studio in London to further concentrate on becoming a full-time artist. Gary is an incredibly talented artist, he can work […]

Simon Gudgeon

Simon Gudgeon was born in Yorkshire in 1958. He grew up in the countryside on the family farm.  This gave Gudgeon an early understanding of nature and the surrounding wildlife and became a core part of his sculptural works. Before becoming a professional artist, Gudgeon studied Law at Reading University and later became a solicitor. […]

Sir John Kyffin Williams (1918-2006)

Sir John Kyffin Williams was born on the 9thMay 1918 in Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales. He was educated at Moreton Hall School and then at Shrewsbury School before becoming a land agent in Pwllheli between 1936 -1939. Williams enrolled at London’s Slade School of Art between 1941 -1944 and later was awarded the Slade Portrait Prize […]

bronze sculptures

Decorative Arts

Carnes Fine Art is delighted to offer a collection of fine bronze sculptures and decorative arts from some of the UK’s leading artists. Bronze works are limited edition and are produced in low numbers, in some cases one-off pieces. We also stock a variety of collectible decorative arts ranging from traditional to modern pieces. Enjoy […]

Maurice Empi

Maurice Empi was born in St-Étienne, France on the 31st January 1933. Empi studied under French artist Gen Paul (1895-1975). In 1949 Empi enrolled in the ‘Ecole Technique Supérieur de Art et Publicité’ in Montparnasse, Paris. Empi held a number of successful exhibitions in Paris (1953), Stockholm (1955), London (1959) and Tokyo (1971). In 1995 […]