Lois is a photographer, potter and writer, living in the village of Uplyme just on the Dorset / Devon border on the SouthWest coast. She specialises in natural abstracts, seaside scenes and landscapes from West Dorset and East Devon, and further afield into Exmoor and Dartmoor. Her images sell well and attracted a lot of conversation and attention at our most recent exhibitions in London and Bristol. Lois finds it ‘a challenge to find new angles on familiar places, but one which I relish. Although some of the shots here are typical tourist mementos, I have also captured some of the little details and quirky corners of Lyme and its surroundings that others may have missed. I hope you enjoy seeing the world through my eyes…’ Yes, we do.
Fiona’s subject matter of her work is diverse, but recently it has been focussed on observations of the natural world drawing, in particular, on her experiences as a child growing up on a farm in the Lake District. Working mainly in oils, acrylics and mixed media, she often starts from sketches, photographs and, increasingly, memories. ‘I do not usually attempt to produce a photographically realistic representation of a place, but instead to portray the essence of, and the feelings provoked by the things that I see’. As we went to press we were eagerly anticipating her new submissions for the show. Fiona’s work is highly regarded and now collected, with successful exhibitions in Cork Street and Richmond.