Jean Picton paints vibrant, colourful, joyful floral abstract paintings. Her beautiful works are the perfect statement piece for any room.
In 1954 Jean was invited to become a Windmill Girl at the famous Windmill Theatre in the West End of London. During her time there she worked with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth.
Jean worked on shows such as Hi-de-hi, EastEnders and appeared in many TV ads. At the same time Jean was working on the British cabaret circuit as an established performer.
Upon retiring from show business at the beginning of the 1990s Jean began painting as a hobby but quickly realised she had a talent for art. Jean decided to take her art seriously and this led to her attaining a BA Hons degree in Fine Art in 2002.
Since gaining her Degree, Jeans new found career as an artist has gone from strength to strength. As a professional artist Jeans work sells not only throughout the UK but also Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany and as far away as North America, Mexico, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. Jean is truly an international artist.
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Leigh was born and raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, where he resided for the first twenty years of his life. Leigh began to draw as soon as he could hold a pencil, with his family quickly recognising his artistic flair.
Leigh relocated to Warwickshire with his family in 1996, where he focused on the development of his technique. It was on leaving Newcastle that he began to appreciate the nature of his upbringing; what he had once seen as a concrete jungle now seeming strangely beautiful. Taking inspiration from his childhood, Leigh's pieces have a strong sense of nostalgia, evoking fond memories of a youth that many can relate to.
Working from his garden studio, the artist has achieved great success in recent years. In 2014 he was shortlisted as Best Up and Coming Artist in the prestigious Fine Art Trade Guild Awards, and consequently his works are hugely sough-after. Limited editions often sell out within weeks, and waiting lists are in place for those hoping to acquire original paintings.
One of Kimberleys earliest memories was her father, a great lover of impressionist art, taking her to a JMW Turner exhibition at the Tate Gallery. That was it - she was going to paint like this genius one day and ten years later in 2005, she gained a Diploma in Art and Design.
She re-ignited her passion for painting in 2014 after meeting a renowned artist who introduced her to oils and the palette knife.
Kimberley quickly developed her own signature style, focusing on the natural beauty of the countryside that she is surrounded by. With an emphasis on colour and light and how one affects the other at different times of the day, Turner's artistic inspiration is never far from her thoughts. The process of layering and blending the palette knife work to obtain the right tone, texture and light is what is important in Kimberley's stunning works.
To date, Kimberley has sold paintings all over the UK with several finding their way to the USA and Australia.
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