Painting and drawing have been with me all my life.
Spending time with my artist father in his studio or out on painting excursions was how I developed my total love for painting.
My paintings are bright and colourful. I play with the colours, exaggerating and changing them. The completed artworks are a colour impression of my view of the subject.
I am inspired by the landscape that surrounds me: the textures and colours of the ever-changing fields and the wonderful big skies. The contrasts of light and shade in a still life or a landscape are captivating. The sun directs its light onto people doing everyday things, whether they’re just gazing, or sharing a split-second interaction.
Creating work is like being on a long and exciting journey, discovering new techniques, or being inspired by another artist.
Terry Kemp is a self taught artist who has never been without a pencil and brush in his hand.
After a modest success in selling his art in London where he worked, he moved with his family to Wiltshire to live and work by and on the Kennet and Avon Canal. This gave him the opportunity of living and working in the environment and countryside that inspires him.
Now living on the edge of Salisbury Plain and semi retired he can be found painting and also producing individual ceramic pieces and ceramic clocks having now added a potters wheel to his pencil and brush.
Terry says ‘The big skies of Salisbury Plain and the abundance of wildlife that enjoy its environment are an inspiration. Wiltshire hares are a favourite subject. From my sketch books of hare drawings my paintings and sculptures are developed. I always do hope that the special individual characters of these animals come through and give everyone the same pleasure they gave me in portraying them.’
If you see a bald headed bearded fellow with clay all over his artists smock, paint down his finger nails and a pencil behind his ear ask him if his name is Terry.
I am a self-taught British artist living in a small village near Salisbury.
I am currently experimenting with Fluid Acrylics and other mediums to produce my own unique style of organic abstract fluid art.
I am especially interested in creating delicate lacing and radial details within cells similar to those you might find in biological
and organic forms, and aim to create art with an aesthetically pleasing and mesmerising quality.
Originally, I studied Art and textiles but glass has captured my imagination.
Having worked with international glass artists through master classes and mentorships, I now have my own studio and workshop.
Here I create fused and cast glass for exhibitions and take commissions for both internal and external display.
My pieces are in private collections worldwide.
I am a member of various groups including the Cotswold Sculptors Ass.
The Contemporary Glass Society and Plain Arts Salisbury.
Tel: 01747 870390 / 07772 101084
I am David Walker and I co-ordinate Plain Arts.
If you need any further information or would like to discuss membership etc,
please do not hesitate to contact me on:
T: 07961 689159
C/O Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury SP1 3UT
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