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Just some of the Bursledon Art Society artists

Jenny Morgan artist

Colin Bowler

After leaving Portsmouth College of Art & Design in the late 60s Colin went on to pursue a career in graphic design and illustration. He moved to Bursledon over 40 years ago where he still lives with his wife. His landscape paintings have been inspired by the River Hamble and surrounding countryside. He paints in oil and his work captures the textures in rusty machinery, rotting wrecks and the wonderful old trees in the area.

Bron Stubbington artist

Bron Stubbington

Bron enjoys experimenting with new mediums and techniques. Her usual medium is watercolour and ink, individually or often combined, but she also uses graphite, charcoal, oil based colour pencils and occasionally acrylics. An enduring love of the British countryside and coastline inspires her to paint and produce her interpretations of some of our beautiful places.

Bron's website
Wendy Jelbert artist

Wendy Jelbert

Wendy is a member of the 'Society of Women Artists', the 'Society of Floral Painters' and the St Ives Society of Artists. She studied art in Southampton and has exhibited in many prestigious galleries. Wendy has written over 40 art books and has been featured in 13 art DVDs, all of which give valuable lessons in how to paint in a variety of media. She also writes articles for the Leisure Painter magazine.

Ron Moody artist

Melanie Gillett

Melanie Gillett is an artist currently living and practicing in Hampshire. Discouraged from making a career in the world of art, she went on to gain a master's degree in Physics from Oxford University and had a busy career in the Space industry. Life has started to become less busy, and Melanie now finds time to enjoy art again. Melanie loves creating art and enjoys pushing the boundaries of her painting style and techniques using both watercolour and oil paints.

Lynda Burke artist

Lynda Burke

Lynda graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1972, and later studied in London at the Accademia Italiana and Birkbeck College. Having lived and worked mainly in Venice, France with her paintings and linocut prints in private collections around the world, she returned to England in 2022, finding a new home in Bursledon where she is currently building a new studio. Lynda has been a visiting tour guide at Tate Modern in London and has lectured in the south of France about the famous artists who lived and worked there.

Chris Gillies artist

Jamie Sinclair

Jamie Sinclair is a local, self taught artist who has been airbrushing for 20 years and drawing for many more. Jamie is a versatile artist who paints wildlife, portraits, fantasy and figurative work. His work being very detailed and can spend 50 to 100 hours on a single painting. He predominantly uses an airbrush but some of his work has been done using pencils, charcoal and oils. He has been awarded several awards in local art exhibitions and has also been seen on TV painting on the Sky Arts Series Mastering the Art with host John Myatt.

Ros Jelbert-Ingram artist

Ros Jelbert-Ingram

With over 30 years experience in graphic design, Ros now works as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and artist. Based in Southampton, Hampshire, Ros exhibits in various galleries and exhibitions throughout the UK with artwork spanning many subjects from portraits to landscapes to campervans! She has written many articles on acrylics and pencil work for Leisure Painter Magazine with step-by-step tutorials.

Elizabeth Saunders artis

Jo Morley

Hampshire Artist and Printmaker Jo takes her inspiration from seeing beauty in the ordinary and everyday, sometimes stylising and abstracting what she sees. A qualified teacher and working artist with a ‘portfolio’ career, she combines teaching with her own creative practice.


JKate Richardson artist

Kate Richardson

Kate grew up with a strong outdoor lifestyle ethic, as part of a sailing family living on the River Hamble, just off the Solent. She now lives in Cowes and has an art studio situated on the river Medina. She enjoys the effect of using bright colours in all her works. The images are established using a firm line. The surface takes on a bold textured feel and gains a richness of depth and this combination expresses the energy and movement of the scene and gives an enjoyable visual experience.

Chris Gillies artist

Frankie Colling

Frankie is a therapy radiographer and keen artist. Recent lockdowns re-kindled her love of painting. She tends to paint quite small, usually from photographs I have taken on holiday. She seems to be drawn to painting fish (which her husband catches ), boats and coastal scenes. She work in watercolour with an occasional dip into acrylics.

Shane Vegas artist

Shane Vegas

Shane Vegas is a self taught artist from Kilburn in London . His passion growing up was urban/ graffiti art, being surrounded by it everywhere! Shane moved out of London to a seaview to be inspired and now can paint anything. He has experimented with different mediums and has done landscapes, animals, portraits , graffiti, commissions and is comfortable being out of his comfort zone to improve. He is now doing the best work he has ever done and is happy to share it with people.

Shane's website
Vic Bettridge artis

Vic Bettridge

Vic is mainly self-taught, having had no formal training except for some workshops and evening classes. His favoured paints are acrylic or watercolour, with either pencil or charcoal for drawings. He is influenced by Chinese art and endeavours to combine it with a Western style to produce paintings. He paints and draws a variety of subjects, including landscape, seascape, people and animals, and recently, galaxy styles based on cloud formations.

Kirstin White artist

Tania Wilkie

Tania Wilkie is an artist and maker of hand-made textile items. Tania paints primarily in watercolour and oils and also makes cushions, aprons and other gifts. Tania is an associate member of the Yellow Edge Gallery in Alverstoke. A keen traveller who loves animals,  nature and being by the sea, Tania is happy if she can incorporate these interests into her creative work in a colourful way.

Kate Cooke artist

Kate Cooke

Kate is based in Warsash where she works as a freelance textile designer and illustrator. All her designs start life as either a painting in gouache or acrylic. Her work often has a hand printed look, referencing her love of methods such as block and screen printing.

Nicky Heard artist

Nicky Heard

Nicky Heard graduated with a degree in Ceramics and Glass in 1988, going on to become the Head of Art in a secondary school in Hampshire and teaching a diverse range of mixed media to school students. After 25 years, Nicky left teaching to focus on her own art practise. She has, through experimenting with various media developed a fascination for close up details and texture. Working with wool has been a technique developed from interests exploring a more tactile and unusual method of 'painting'.

Nicole Phillips art

Nicole Phillips

Nicole is inspired by nature and local landscapes and seascapes. Her work is expressive and impressionist in style using acrylic, watercolour and screen printing. Her work tries to capture an emotional response to a scene, depicting a sense of the place rather than the absolute detail. Nature's forces such as wind, warmth, or chill, are often expressed using playful or loose brush strokes.

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