Wendy Winfield studied at Kingston School of Art and at the Courtauld. In the 1970s she was a pupil with the abstract expressionist painter Abraham Rattner in New York, and later with the Bomberg influenced artist Roy Oxlade. After a career in advertising she turned to full time painting. Besides taking part in numerous mixed exhibitions over the last 17 years she has held solo exhibitions at Ozten Zeki(1991, 1994, 1995), Coningsby(2000) and Piers Feetham Gallery (2003 and 2007).
Wendy Winfield’s work is figurative and takes its inspiration from a study of motifs including landscape figure and still-life. It is informed by Matisse and American and European Expresionism. The importance of drawing from observation is an important feature of the work, and most summers she generally spends time around the Mediterranean – in France, Italy, Morocco – working outside both drawing and painting directly from nature.
First as a newspaper planning correspondent and then as a consultant and writer, Judy Hillman has researched and written extensively about cities, especially London. She loves photography but began to sketch and paint to try to capture more of the elusive multi-faceted nature of its people and character.
Our great friend and fellow artist Ivor Kamlish died on Wednesday 30th October at the age of 88. Read our tribute to Ivor who died on 30th October 2019.
Ivor Kamlish’ work
Studied at Leeds College of Art and at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London, where he specialised in graphics and exhibition design. His teachers included Maurice de Saumarez, Keith Vaughan, Paul Hogarth, Herbert Spencer and Anthony Froshaug. After National Service, he joined Carter & Co in Poole, Dorset, designing ceramic and mosaic murals, as well as being responsible for the companies corporate print. In 1963 he started his own design practice, which continues to this day. His work has been exhibited in London and abroad.
Shelby Dawbarn spent two years at the Bartlett School of Architecture and two at the Liverpool School of Art. After a long gap she began again in the 80s at Islington Art Classes, Mary Ward Queen Square and the Prince’s Drawing Studios, all in London. She has exhibited with the Islington Art Society, North One Artists, Mary Ward and the Society of Graphic Fine Art, where she is a committee member. Architectural subjects and portraits are her chief interests, and watercolour her preferred medium.