We are thrilled to present, Jocelyn Horsfall, an award-winning fine art photographer, specialising in atmospheric and evocative images inspired by flowers, foliage and the natural world. ‘Nature is good for the soul, and I am looking to capture some of its beauty, serenity and harmony in my work’ says Jocelyn.
No ordinary photographer, her style is painterly and impressionistic, combining a strong sense of colour and form with an interest in textural effects and abstraction. She uses soft focus, multiple exposure, and camera movement to create images with a fluid, organic feel, and is drawn to the intimate details to be found in nature that are revealed beyond the normal viewpoint. The end results are contemporary, sophisticated and sensitive manifestations of the natural world that capture the imagination and would lend a modern tone of voice to any interior design scheme. Based in South West London, Jocelyn sells limited edition fine art giclée prints, framed and unframed, together with other media such as acrylic and metal prints. Jocelyn’s pedigree in photography runs back to her mother and her grandfather before that, who specialised in landscape and travel. Jocelyn takes the art form further; contemporising it for us. Her work is about interpretation and suggestion rather than a literal representation of the natural world. Jocelyn finds her inspiration comes from the Impressionist painters including Monet and Van Gogh. Georgia O’Keeffe’s sensual flowers and abstracts are another source of inspiration, as well as contemporary photographers Fay Godwin, Paul Kenny and Valda Bailey.
Jocelyn has an Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and has been a finalist/highly commended in the prestigious International Garden Photographer of the Year competition (IGPOTY) in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Last year she won 1st prize for a portfolio of images (one of which, Tropical Wonderland, is featured here). She has been exhibited at Kew Gardens with the other award-winning images.
What’s not to love?
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Using the traditional medium of pencil, Bristol based artist Martin Turner takes this medium to its limit. His hyper realistic pencil drawings are decisive, suffused with light and texture, and imbued with a confidence that comes from the technical mastery of his medium.
Working primarily on super smooth Bristol Board, Turner uses both traditional and mechanical pencils as well as graphite powder and blending stumps to create his unique style. Anyone who has seen his work up close will appreciate the incredible level of detail. Turner can often be seen using sandpaper to taper the end/lead of a pencil to ensure the finest of points!
Born in 1975, the astonishing fact that Turner only picked up his pencils in 2016 simply adds to the wonder of the story. Following a decade of award winning photography, Turner returned to his childhood interest of drawing. Although more used to creating images in hundredths of a second than the 40 to 180 hours that his pencil drawings now take he found that, despite the change in medium, his eye for detail remained the same. Turner is completely self taught which has allowed his work to be become distinctly recognisable up close.
Turner describes his current work as being more akin to taking the time to read a novel – investing in slowly connecting with the emotion, suspense and detail. These monochrome drawings capture a moment, a freeze-frame, engaging the audience with enough detail to be fully absorbed, while promising more in every viewing. It’s impossible to tire of Martins creations – there’s always something to appreciate that you missed the time before. Turners works of art lend themselves perfectly to the quieter zones of the house – a library wall, study or gallery. The perfect addition to a well thought through Interior Design scheme that is looking for images which require reflection.
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Architectural Interior Design is what we do. Simply put, it is the design of the home from the inside out – perfectly thought through so that the interior works hard to support the inhabitants lifestyles. Importantly, it also acknowledges the architectural form of the building, inside and out. Lakeside is a very good example of where we were able to do this effectively because we informed the style, character and form of the home at the outset.
So, what are the specific benefits of appointing a consultancy to consider your project from an Architectural Interior Design perspective?
So, don’t get caught into thinking that you need an architect for the outside and an Interior Designer for the inside. Why not work with a one-stop studio that has its eye on all touchpoint, and a real appetite to create exceptional homes, inside and out?
Working from her base in West Hampstead, we are proud to present artist, Jessie Woodgate. Jessie has been surrounded by creatives all her life, so feels becoming an artist was inevitable. Looking at her pieces, it’s obvious that painting for her is as natural as taking a walk outdoors is for the rest of us. Water colours are her preferred medium, and of all the mediums, this is the most unforgiving. Water colours don’t lie. There is no opportunity for ‘cover-up’s’, and that’s the point, there’s absolutely no need for a forgiving medium here, because Jessie’s underlying draftsmanship is effortlessly spot-on.
Interested in our social history, colonialism and cultural diversity, Jessie explores urban themes which are a natural mix of historical and modern settings. She focuses her lense on derelict, once grandiose buildings now covered in graffiti and street art. She introduces to this, characters, to show a snapshot of urban life and to record a non-repeatable moment in time. As a result, there is something quite poignant for us, the on-looker, as we get a small glimpse into these strangers lives and wonder what they may be thinking or saying, whilst they are sat in places we are all familiar with, one way or another.
Jessie’s mastery of watercolours is something to marvel at, there’s no doubt. That combined with her lense on contemporary society makes for personal, evocative and highly memorable creations. Simply no surprise then to learn that Jessie was shortlisted as a finalist for the Sunday Times watercolour competition 2019.
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Continuing with our Artists Appreciation Initiative, I am pleased to present David Gainford. I came across David at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair, and it was this painting of the South of France that drew me to his collection. David has been painting for over 30 years and his ability is unlimited, it seems as he has the ability to turn his hand to emulate many of the masters styles; Constable, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Singer Sargent, Leonardo and Michelangelo, to name a few. This painting, set in the South of France, and strongly reminiscent of Cezanne’s impressionist treatment of the canvass, evoke’s immediately a very strong sense of place; Aix-en-Provence, to be particular. This is the area that Cezanne was so prolific in and which I know and love so well. It literally stopped me in my tracks and transported me back there in an instant. How wonderful when a work of art can do that for you.
David will supply limited edition prints of his works, now hanging in homes all around the world. He is also happy to take independent commissions. Contact:
Tess Chodan is a self-taught artist working with antique entomological specimens. These are insects sourced from historical collections, which she painstakingly repairs and restores to create 3D pieces.
Her work also reflects on preserving the past – tiny pieces of history that would otherwise be long forgotten, or turned to dust, and is inspired by a deep connection with fleeting lives of the natural world.
Tess worked for some years as an antiques dealer, where she came across her first collection of moths – which were over a hundred years old. From that point her life changed and a passion ignited. Tess is now a full-time professional artist whose works have grown in complexity and deepened in intention over the past 5 years. She has spent time researching museum entomology collections in the UK and Australia, and has learned directly from professional entomologists, who have become her mentors.
Tess has exhibited her work in various group shows both in the UK and in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, Australia. In 2019 she was commissioned by the Queensland Regional Gallery (Noosa) to create the work “Still/ Life” for a show entitled “The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower”, an interstate project in which she exhibited alongside international artists. Her installation was funded by the Australian Regional Arts Development Fund for Individuals.
Currently she was work exhibited at the Hull City Art Gallery, in Somerset and Gloucestershire. She lives and works in Somerset.
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