Buffy Kimm takes inspiration from the obscure and unusual, using both nature and architecture as her medium through photography. She is fascinated by light and shadow and likes to experiment with different media to explore innovative solutions to her work. She tries to find what others leave unnoticed, and uses her photographs as a springboard to create works that reflect the magic that is there to be seen but is often relegated to the forgotten.
Buffy has a BA Honours Degree in Three dimensional Studies, with interior Design as the main field of study, from Kingston Polytechnic, a PGCE in Design and Technology for Secondary Education, from the Roehampton Institute.
Buffy’s Exhibitions include: BBK Galerie, Oldenburg, Germany (2019), National Open Art Competition (2015), Art in Transit, Oldenburg, Germany (2014).
Rachel Pearcey’s work is about drawing and repetition, and stitching. She makes marks –small, sometimes tiny, rarely big, marks. She starts with a very simple theme and explores the ways it can be changed without straying from the ‘first principles’ of short straight marks, strokes, scratches. For some time now she has been working with stitch, by hand or machine, reworking previous pen and ink drawings. Using thread her works take on a very subtle and delicate 3D quality. And in spite of how slow the process is and how considered the placing of every stitch, each work moves and develops in its own way, takes on a life of its own.
Rachel Pearcey has an MA Drawing as Process, Kingston University, London, a BA Fine Art, University of Plymouth and City & Guilds Cabinet Making, Bristol. She lives and works in Kingston Upon Thames; in 2013 was awarded the Benton Purchase Prize, ING Discerning Eye.
Jane Ponsford is an artist and papermaker whose work is concerned with materiality and process in response to place. An Arts Council England grant in 2007 for a twelve-month project developing and making work in relation to landscape has influenced the course of her research ever since.
Jane has a BA Fine Art, Painting, Kingston, and lives and works in Esher, Surrey. Her work is held in private collections in the UK and USA. She was Shortlisted for ARC Craft Award, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth (2009), Selected by Arts & Business for Visual (2008), Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, South East (2007) , Prizewinner, Truth Dare Promise, Gillingham Open, Gillingham (1993), Travelling Scholarship, Stanley Picker, Florence (1982 ). Jane has held the following residencies: Terrain, Surrey Unearthed, residency in the Surrey Hills (2018) , Track Changes with Figure Ground, onboard LV21, a decommissioned Lightship on the Kent Coast (2011), The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey (2008), Papertrails, Elmbridge woods and commons, Surrey (2007).
Richard Tomlin’s fascination with people and the inspiration of the work of Lucian Freud, Andrew Wyeth and Alison Lambert, amongst others, led him to focus on the human figure and portraiture. His work is the result of long periods of observation. Recently his work has taken a new direction, and he has undertaking large narrative drawings commenting on today’s society and the dark side of social media.
Richard studied at Portsmouth College of Art and subsequently practiced as a graphic designer in London. He ran a creative consultancy working for international brands and small businesses. Recently it has taken a new direction with him undertaking large narrative drawings commenting on today’s society and the dark side of social media.