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Artist Spotlight : Beryl Cook

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Beryl CookArtist1926 - 2008 Beryl Cook, OBE was an English artist well known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings. Often comical, her works pictured people whom she encountered in everyday life, including people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls on a night out, drag queen shows or a family picnicking abroad. She was born on...
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Artist Spotlight – Graham Illingworth

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Graham IllingworthArtist1953 - Born in Brighouse in 1953, Graham Illingworth developed his prodigious talent during a childhood spent between mining roots of his home town, the lush green wilderness of the Kent Estuary and the spectacular architectural glory of the ancient city of York. Three years of formal art training and eight years in publishing...
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Artist Spotlight – Luis Royo

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Luis RoyoArtist1954 - Luis Royo is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as Heavy Metal and various other media including book and music CD covers, video games and Tarot Cards. Born in 1954, he began working as an illustrator for publishers in the United States. As his reputation...
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Artist Spotlight – Mandy Shepherd

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Mandy ShepherdArtist Mandy Shepherd was born in 1960. Her  art education began with a foundation year at the Byam Shaw, London. This was followed by three years at Brighton to complete her honours degree in Fine Art and Illustration. After she completed her degree, she travelled to Africa to work in Zambia, Zimbabwe and South...
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Artist Spotlight – David Kelly

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David KellyArtist Born in Mulanje, Malawi, David Kelly was educated in Zimbabwe, finishing his education in 1975. He went on to pursue a more conventional career first in Insurance and then as a sports teacher. After six years of realising that he was dissatisfied with his career choices, David decided to become a full-time artist....
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Artist Spotlight : Fletcher Sibthorp

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Fletcher SibthorpArtist1967 - Fletcher Sibthorp is a British based artist, well known for his large scale figurative pieces, mostly in oil and usually depicting movement in the form of dance; ranging from contemporary dance through to classical ballet and flamenco. Born on 7th March 1967, in Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, he studied illustration at Kingston University,...
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Artist Spotlight – Margaret Clarkson

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Margaret ClarksonArtist1941 - Born 13th August 1941 in Rotherham, Margaret Clarkson worked as an art teacher for many years in South Yorkshire, after training at Rotherham School of Art and Bromley College of Art. She has held several exhibitions; done commissions for book illustration; her prints have been used in regional and national magazines; her...
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Artists Spotlight : Andy Warhol

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Andy WarholArtistAugust 6th 1928 - February 22nd 1987“I'd prefer to remain a mystery. I never give my background, and, anyway, I make it all up different every time I'm asked.” Andy Warhol was the most successful and highly paid commercial illustrator in New York even before he began to make art destined for galleries. Born...
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