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Arabella Shand studied at Colchester Institute, Kingston Polytechnic, and City and Guilds of London Art School. She has lived and painted in East Anglia for 20 years. Her work focuses mainly on flowers, family life and domestic interiors. Arabella's major influences are Picasso, Ben Nicholson, Mary Fedden, and John Nash.
Edward Bawden was a successful and prolific English printmaker, graphic designer, illustrator and painter. He studied at the School of Art in Cambridge (1919-22) and at the Design School of the Royal College of Art (1922-6), where he was a contemporary of Eric Ravilious and was taught by Paul Nash.
Joseph Southall was born in Nottingham in 1861. His father, a grocer, died a little over a year later, and the young Southall and his mother moved to Edgbaston, Birmingham to live with his mother's family. After an education in York, Southall returned to Birmingham in 1878 and trained with the leading local architects' practice Martin & Chamberlain, while studying painting part- time at the Birmingham School of Art. Southall became frustrated by his architectural training, feeling that an architect should have a broader understanding of craft disciplines such as painting and carving. With this in mind he undertook several tours in Europe. The following year he left Martin & Chamberlain. Southall painted a variety of subjects during his career, including mythological, romantic, and religious subjects, portraits and landscapes. He was known for his mastery of the colour red, the clean and clear light in his works, and for his paintings on the theme of Beauty and the Beast.
James Cairns was born in the East End of London in 1933. He completed his National Service in the RAF from 1952 to 1957 working as ground crew in Oakington on Meteor and Vampire aircraft. Following his retirement James now finds the time to concentrate on his love of Painting, a passion since his early school years. With an eye for colour, light, and shade his style reflects Suffolk life in a unique way. He now lives on the Essex coast and keenly supports local art groups.