Quarterly Collection 3 at the Gallery
Opening weekend Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th August
featuring Michael Chaplin RWS, Rowland Hilder OBE and Jeremy Sanders
Michael Chaplin originally trained at Watford School of Art (Graphic Design), and after teaching art in Hertfordshire schools (his original home) carried out a postgraduate course in printmaking at Brighton College of Art. Whilst still a student at Brighton, he was elected (one of the youngest ever) Associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE), became a fellow in 1971 and subsequently served as Honorary Secretary and later Vice-President.
Mike’s work, both in painting and printmaking, has made him one of Britain’s most well-known painters, and he is represented in many public and private collections worldwide, including those of HM The Queen, ex-King Constantine of the Hellenes, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, The Ashmolean Museum Oxford, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Daily Express (mural for the Boardroom).
Rowland Hilder OBE was born in 1905 at Great Neck, Long Island USA. His parents, of Kentish stock, brought him back when they finally returned to England in 1915.
He trained at Goldsmiths' College School of Art and during his career he has been recognised world-wide as the ambassador for British landscapes. Since his death in 1993, the Hilder family have released a small number of both oil and watercolour paintings to us and happily we are also in a position to offer some earlier pieces for re-sale. Having sold Rowland's work since the 1960's we are delighted to be able to continue the tradition and have many Rowland Hilder paintings for sale through our gallery and website.
Jeremy Sanders has a love of colour and light that has taken him all around the world. His paintings all have a dark, orange gesso base, which when painted over gives an incredible depth of colour and luminosity to his work. Using fragments of credit card to paint with like a palette knife, he saturates colour into his subject, and his use of light and shadow emphasises the drama of his work further. Influenced by Edward Hopper’s atmospheric landscapes, Jeremy too is a master story teller, drawing on strong emotions and memories.
Born in 1969, he studied at St Martins School of Art, graduating with a first class honours degree. A Prince’s Youth Business Trust gold medal winner, he now mentors for the Prince’s Trust. As well as an appreciative public, his work has been commissioned and collected by NatWest, Fat Face, Saga and Cunard.