Moira Gay Huntly ATC PS RI RSMA RWA
(1932 – )
Moira Huntly is an artist in acrylic, oil, pastel and watercolour. She is the President of the Pastel Society. Moira was born in Motherwell on 7th November 1932, was educated at Wirral County School for Girls, Harrow Weald County School, studied art at Harrow School of Art from 1948 to 1953 and Hornsey College of Art from 1953 to 1954. She exhibited at Young Contemporaries, Royal Society of Oil Painters, New English Art Club, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Pastel Society, Royal West of England Academy and the Royal Society of Marine Artists as well as in France and the USA . She married Ian Buchanan Huntly and her work is in many permanent collections and she has published many books.
Sheila Sanford RI, RMS, HS, MAA.
1922 - 2009
Sheila Sanford was born in Singapore in 1922 the daughter of Albert Edward Thornley Jones a shipping agent. She was married to Roy Sanford and had three sons. Sheila was educated at Brentwood School in Southport. Sheila Sanford studied at St Martin’s School of Art in London.
Apart from her association with the RI and the Royal Miniature Society (RMS), Sheila was also member of the Miniature Art Society of Florida, USA with whom she regularly exhibits.
As a watercolourist, Sheila Sanford’s paintings remain unsurpassed in their richly detailed execution. Her success at numerous galleries throughout England and the accolade of being elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour (RI) and the RMS are proof in themselves of Sheila’s ability and dedication.
So greatly is her work admired that in 1982 she began to produce work for limited edition prints to meet the ever increasing demand for her paintings. Today prints and cards are published by Skittle Prints, the company specifically formed to market her work. These publications, like her original watercolours, have been tremendously successful. A series of cards were recently commissioned by the National Trust.
Sheila has been a prize winner with the Miniature Art Society in Florida for many years and also a finalist numerous times in the Hunting Group Prize Exhibitions in London as well as at the Royal Academy. She also has exhibited at the Hilliard Society, Edwin Pollard Gallery and Llewellyn Alexander.
Sheila lived in Dorset and much of her work is based on the landscape around her home. The hedgerows and hills, the lanes and villages with their farms and cottages are all features in her exquisitely detailed studies.
Her work is in the permanent collections of the Miniature Art Society of Florida and Llewellyn Alexander Fine Art Ltd.
Pauline Fazakerley RI
Pauline Fazakerley has been a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour since 1997and has exhibit regularly at various and provincial art galleries. Pauline spent five years full time study at Camberwell School of Art gaining a first class honours and a silver medal. After graduating she worked as a professional designer for six years followed by twelve years as Head of Art in a private school, later teaching adult education in various Art colleges. She was awarded the Rowland Hilder / Kingsmead prize at the RI.
Shirley Trevena RI
Shirley Trevena has always tried to break the rules of conventional watercolour painting and over the years she has
developed a wonderfully loose way of painting using a dynamic palette of colours.
Her paintings have strong compositions, unusual perspectives and, above all, strength and vibrancy in her colour compositions.
She has an international reputation and is regarded as one of Britain’s most innovative artists in the medium.
She has been a member of the Royal institute of Painters in Watercolours since 1994 and in her first year won the prestigious Winsor & Newton Award. The Following year she won the Llewellen Prize and in 2007 the John Blockley Prize. In 2014 she was a finalist in the World Watercolour Competition. In 2017 she won the Winsor & Newton Award for the second time.
She exhibits each year at the Mall Galleries, London and at the Sussex Watercolour Society’s exhibitions. In 2010 she exhibited as a special guest at the 7International Watercolour Festival in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2011 she exhibited as one of 5 international watercolour artists at the St Cyr sur Mer Biennale in the south of France. In 2016 she exhibited as one of the ‘top 20 foreign watercolour Master artists of the world’ at the Qingdao-Jimo International Watercolour Exhibition in China. In 2018 she will be exhibiting as one of the ‘best watercolour artists from all over the world’ at the Masters of Watercolour 2018 exhibition in St Petersburg, Russia.
All pictures in this 5 x 5 series are in the same frames and are mounted with the same mounts - overall framed dimensions are 13 x 13.5 inches