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Carolyn King and Phil.Clayton

PHILIP trained at Sir John Cass, Central St. Martins’ and holds a PGCE from Bucks. Chiltern University.

Working from his Studio in the depths of France, Philip records the environment in exciting and unique ways; using oil - mostly en ‘plein-air’- capturing the atmosphere of the moment both physically and emotionally. His use of colour is paramount to his practice.
His current study has been to record the ageing of buildings and their surroundings as time and memory leave traces.
More recently these traces have woven into abstraction, as past and present fuse.

Recent exhibitions include the RCA, The Mall Galleries, and several successful solo shows both locally and abroad.

Philip is also a regular exhibitor and supporter of Art for Youth. the London based charity and throughout his career he has lectured and been instrumental with innovative, dynamic changes in educational establishments where he has headed several departments of Art and Design.

As well as finding time for his own practice and running a teaching development programme, Philip now runs the Town Mill Galleries in Lyme Regis giving opportinities to both local and established artists in a truly professional space.

CAROLYN trained at Sir John Cass, Central St. Martins’ and Chelsea Schools of Art and Design. and her narrative work often shows a serious sense of fun. She also holds a PGCE and has written and lectured on art in several colleges both in the provinces and London where she and Philip ran a successful teaching studio and gallery.
Her influences and love of the figure come mainly form Paris, Manchester, Cornwall and London. where she lived for many years and its the interaction of people with places which excites....

Exhibitions include Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The RWA (selected painters) and Association of Illustrators.
clients include Oxford University Press, Transworld and several public venues.

Carolyn is member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic; where Salisbury and Litchfield Cathedrals saw her large glass mosaics made to enhance her children’s stories:

THE FISH LIZARD OF LYME an authentic rhyming tale made in partnership with Lyme Regis Museum and the Arts Council of England, is already a great favourite with schools and adults alike. ALONG CAME A SEAGULL, inessential guide for any seaside visitor, was launched summer 2015 and ABOUT A BEE new for 2017 is creating quite a Buzz!

Carolyn works mainly in Egg Tempera and graphite for her illustrations and oil, wax and charcoal for her paintings, and travels with gouache and ink, constantly exploring their uses....

Over the past 15 years both Artists have used 'Hidden France' (as well as the timelessness of the 'seaside' for Carolyn) as a constant source of inspiration.for their work

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