TREVOR CHAMBERLAIN ROI RSMA
Trevor was born in 1933 and worked as an architectural assistant until 1964 when he was able to devote all his time to painting professionally. He paints figure, town and landscape in both watercolour and oil. Trevor has won many awards including the Lord Mayor of London’s Award, Six different awards at the ROI Exhibitions, The Chris Beetles Award at the RWS and the Laing Painting Competition. He exhibits regularly in London, (including the Royal Academy), the provinces and abroad and has had 20 one-man shows. Trevor has published books on art and featured in British and US television. He is the Vice President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Member of the RSMA, Past President of the Wapping Group of Artists and the Chelsea Art Society. His work is in many public and private collections including Guildhall Art Gallery, London; Hertford Museum; Lord Healy; Lord Hanson; Marks & Spencer; National Westminster Bank, National Maritime Museum Falmouth; Esther Rantzen and many more.
Jack Merriott was born on 15th November 1901 in New Cross London to John Boultwood Merriott (Railway ticket collector) and his wife Eleanor and studied art at Croydon School of Art and St Martin's School of Art. On 18th June 1932 he married Hilda May Bridger the daughter of Harry Bridger. Jack painted landscapes and portraits in oil and watercolour. He started work as a shipping clerk in a company exporting heavy machinery to South Africa but soon painted full time for a living. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of British Artists and Royal West of England Academy. He was elected RI in 1944, PS in 1951, SMA in 1954, ROI in 1959, President of the Wapping Group of Artists from 1947 to 1960, member of the Langham Sketch Club and the St Ives Society of Artists. He lived in Shirley in Surrey and Storrington in Sussex before moving to Island House, Polperro in the early 1950's. Jack moved back to Storrington, as travel to his many commitments throughout Britain was difficult. It was in 1968 when he was driving home to Storrington he skidded on black ice and was seriously injured. He never recovered from his injuries, dying later in that year. One of his hobbies was sailing and he also designed and painted posters for British Rail and other tourist agencies
Edward Wesson was a painter in oil but mainly watercolour handling a variety of subjects with an assured wash technique. Born on 29th April 1910 in Blackheath, southeast London, he learned “from reading of the methods of such masters as E W Haslehust and Adrian Hill and by bitter experience”. Edward Wesson spent 20 years perfecting his technique before exhibiting, then he was a prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy, National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers/Printmakers, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour as well as provincial galleries. He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists. He contributed to the Leisure Painter and Artist magazines and painted posters for British Rail and the National Savings Bank. He lived locally in Guildford and the Borough hold some of his work.
Ken Moroney 1949 - 2018
Ken Moroney’s paintings are in the impressionist tradition. He is largely self taught and his techniques evolved through close study of the experience and experiments of earlier artists he admires. Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London at the Summer Exhibition in 1977 and 1984. He specialises in small oils studies which are swiftly executed often compared to Sir Alfred Munnings and Edward Seago. He has had many mixed exhibitions in London and the provinces, a series of sales and shows including Duncan Miller Contemporary Arts in 1991. He sometimes uses the pseudonym JJ Bellman.