Ordinarily, during the month of May artists from across the region take part in Open Studios. We were looking forward to hosting an exhibition of the work of local artists Jane Skingley, Diana Barraclough and Paul Harvey at The Watermill and are delighted to be able to share an online exhibition of their work here for you to enjoy.
To see the online exhibition, please click here.
About the Artists
Jane Skingley is best known for her dramatic interpretation of seascapes and clouds. She also paints landscapes, birds and flowers. The common thread in her subject matter is a love of the outdoors and nature. The coastline and landscape of the South of England is a big source of inspiration.
She has exhibited work at the Royal College of Art, The Royal Society of Marine Artists and Glyndebourne opera house in East Sussex. In 2017 she undertook a large commission for the WWF on the subject of climate change which was exhibited at the Houses of Parliament.
Diana gained her degree at Bournemouth college of art in the late sixties.She set up her first studio in a stable near Newbury. Her journey through ceramics has been a long and varied one.Over the last few years, along side smaller works, she has been making pieces for courtyards and gardens. Totems, bird baths, pebbles and stacks.Environment influences much of her work and Artists such as Gaudi.
Paul has sold work all over the world, as well as to the Royal family, and has exhibited at Chelsea flower show on many occasions, his studio is set in the middle of the Hampshire countryside on the edge of a half acre pond , which over the past fourteen years he has with his wife turned into a small nature reserve, which in turn has encouraged many of the birds he sculpts to show themselves in their true and natural light.