The fine quality of our country Christmas Cards starts with superb artwork. For this we thank our partners, the artists, all of whom are leaders in their particular fields. There are none finer in Britain today.
Elizabeth M Halstead
has become widely recognised as a sporting artist par excellence with important commissions from many of the greatest estates in the land. Her dynamic studies of British game and fauna come from personal experience in the field and are highly prized as true representations, whether deer on the hill or pheasant in the woods. http://www.elizabeth-halstead.com
has the gift to create beautiful watercolours of typical working countryside scenes that seem so familiar. Based in Yorkshire, his paintings blend the beauty of northern winters with the warmth of everyday human activity. The Wood brothers, John and Kevin, have a gallery in Barnsley. Tel: 01226 249281.
is a native of Northumberland and specialises in capturing the unique atmosphere of landscapes in the Northumbrian moors, the Lake District of Cumbria and the romantic splendour of Scotland with its mountains and glens. His watercolours, oils and acrylic paintings have been featured at exhibitions in the North East of England and his time given as a painting tutor is greatly treasured.
Rosemary Sarah Welch SEA is without doubt the leading British painter of heavy horses. Her passion for these gentle giants is depicted in all her work. Nostalgia coupled with respect for the animals and the time they worked the land are keynotes on Rosemary’s paintings that are greatly sought after around the world.
Nigel Artingstall is principally a bird artist, professional since the age of eleven. Now, years later, he has achieved the status of selling his work at the Royal Academy of Art. He prefers working with gouache to give airbrush backgrounds with the subjects being painted with a fine sable brush to create an almost 3D image. Nigel’s highly details paintings are now in collections at home and abroad.
Nigel Hemming is a dedicated dog artist from rural Staffordshire whose distinctive style reveals the true character of his canine subjects. His work is in great demand, both as originals and prints.
Geoff Rollinson hails from Lancashire. An ex-gamekeeper, Rollinson favours acrylic and gouache for the fine detail of his work - the birds, mammals, flowers and landscapes of the countryside around his delightful village studio gallery.
Bernard Willington for many years studied painting and the history of art whilst conducting a career in engineering in Wales. He then came to professional status when his magnificent painting of St Andrews entered an international art collection. His subjects now vary from sporting events and personalities to countrylife which Willington paints from his studios in Wiltshire and America.