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MEMBERS ONLINE

This MEMBERS ONLINE gallery contains examples of the talents, styles and mediums used in the society. Click on a picture to see more work by the artist together with contact details and sales information.

ASA ONLINE MEMBERS' DIRECTORY
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ASA ONLINE MEMBERS' BIOGRAPHIES
Below are the artists exhibiting in this online gallery. To see more paintings by a particular artist click their photograph, text or sample painting.


Susan Allen

SUSAN ALLEN

I am a Cheshire based artist who enjoys using many different mediums, styles and subjects. I love an opportunity to face challenges with my work. Commissions are always welcome and I donate most of the proceeds to charity.

Susan Allen sample painting
Mary Atherton

MARY ATHERTON

I am primarily a landscape painter based in Cheshire. My paintings are an emotional response to my immediate surroundings, be it urban, coast or country. Wales is a particular source of inspiration. I sketch and paint on location and in my studio, in watercolour, acrylics or oils. However I like to experiment with different media and subject matter, and often attend painting breaks to extend my experience. If you would like to commission a painting, please contact me.

Mary Atherton sample painting
Joan Davis

JOAN DAVIS

After teaching lacemaking to adults for 30 years, on retirement I decided to have a go at art, something I had never done before. I joined an Open College course in Wythenshawe. After a shaky start I started to enjoy the freedom of painting and in due course joined the Art Society. My chosen medium is oils, I find them most forgiving .

Joan Davis sample painting
Peter Dawson

PETER DAWSON

I am a landscape, wildlife and portrait painter and I paint mostly in acrylics. My portraits are inspired by family, friends and celebrities that I admire. My landscapes are selected from my travels, holidays and those of family and friends.

Peter Dawson sample painting
Liz Fallon

LIZ FALLON

I’m not a professional artist nor a fine arts graduate I’m just someone who enjoys painting. I find it relaxing and enjoyable and what more can you ask of a hobby.
These are some of the things I have done over the years, some better than others, but I have enjoyed doing them all.

Liz Fallon sample painting
Anne Farquhar

ANNE FARQUHAR

My name is Anne Farquhar and I have been a member of ASA for many years. I first started painting about 45 years ago, after joining a painting class in my village.
I have had no formal art training but have attended many residential courses over the years both in this country and abroad.
I have been a member of the Grosvenor Art Society for many years and as well as being a member of the ASA I have been painting with groups of friends on a regular basis. It is fair to say it has been a major part of my life and I have made some wonderful friends who share my passion for painting.

Anne Farquhar sample painting
Lizzie Fisher

LIZZIE FISHER

I am landscape artist working in a variety of media. My inspiration is taken from the natural landscape and cityscape, particularly trees, as I am fortunate to live close to Tatton Park. This forms the basis for many of my works. I have studied the Japanese garden at Tatton closely and consequently also learned Japanese painting techniques which influences some of my work.

Lizzie Fisher sample painting
Linda Fitton

LINDA FITTON

I am a Manchester-based artist and love painting in different mediums. I take inspiration from wildlife, nature and my local area. I sell work at local exhibitions and sell prints online. You can contact me by phone (01617485045) or email me (lindafitton17@hotmail.com).

Linda Fitton sample painting
Jane Fraser

JANE FRASER

I work in various media including oils, acrylics, pastel and mixed media. My main inspiration is the landscape, both rural and urban, though I also paint seascapes, flowers and still life. I love to observe, interpret and record my surroundings, from the Peaks, Lake District and North Wales to the spectacular cityscapes of Manchester. I'm an enthusiastic outdoor painter and member of Manchester Urban Sketchers. Profits from paintings go to local charities (see my website for details).

Jane Fraser sample painting
Mavis Gibbs

MAVIS GIBBS

For many years I have been a miniature portrait artist and have my miniatures in collections in various countries throughout the world. But having now contracted osteoarthritis I am unable to use the very thin handled brushes. I am now working primarily in pencil; painting coloured pencil portraits with polychromous pencils. This is an exciting medium, and produces paintings that sit happily alongside watercolour, gauche and acrylic portraits. My portraits are not only of people but have had several commissions for pets and other animals. But I have to admit that I get the greatest joy out of painting children, and very often those children happen to be our great-grandchildren, as seen from this website. If you would like to commission a drawing or painting then please contact me on mavisgibbs@gznet.co.uk I charge £50 for a pencil drawing and £100 for a coloured pencil painting; both being mounted but not framed.

Mavis Gibbs sample painting
Michael Gillespie

MICHAEL GILLESPIE

What catches my attention more that anything is the effect of light in a "scape": land, sea or town. I also make regular forays into portraits and still life. I work mainly in oils though I also use charcoal pastel and watercolour, and I work mostly from photos taken locally or on travels, very often the west country or Italy. I am very happy to discuss a commission.
For sales or commissions email mikespictures@btinternet.com

Michael Gillespie sample painting
June Hall

JUNE HALL

Retirement brought me the opportunity to try new and often dreamed of pursuits, painting being the first, since when it has become my ‘No.1’ enjoyment.
Colour has always attracted my attention, which I try to bring into my art.
Primarily a watercolourist, with a love of all media, I enjoy painting coastal scenes, boats but then equally as happy with the obscure, rust, old tyres, even still life.

June Hall sample painting
Gill Hamilton

GILL HAMILTON B.Ed, M.A.F.A.

Working from my studio in Cheshire I paint primarily still life and portraits.
I have been a member of the Altrincham Society of Artists for over 10 years and was recently elected to the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.
I exhibit locally as well as nationally and in the USA.

Gill Hamilton sample painting
Hilary Harrison

HILARY HARRISON

I am never happier than when I am outdoors. I love the countryside, the sea, mountains, and all those wonderful skies. It was therefore natural that I gravitated towards these subjects when I started to paint. Apart from using watercolours at the outdoor sketching days which I love, in my studio I generally use pastels and, latterly oils. They blend so well and are perfect for skies, mountains, trees and seas....I just love them.

Hilary Harrison sample painting
Mike Harrison

MIKE HARRISON

To me, retirement offered new challenges and the opportunity to draw and paint without pressures of work. Joining the ASA provided me with a new perspective and the best thing I could have done. Being an avid photographer also provides me with a library of my own reference subjects and start images. I prefer to paint in my studio working under controlled conditions. I enjoy all mediums: pen & biro, oils & acrylics, watercolours, but my favourite remains pastels.

Mike Harrison sample painting
Jane Hawnaur

JANE HAWNAUR

I am a hobby painter living in Timperley, Cheshire, UK. I enjoyed art at school, getting an "O" level, but subsequently had to focus on the sciences; a busy career then took over my life and my only creative outlet was photography. Since retiring I have rekindled my interest in art and crafts, and have enjoyed messing about with various art materials, subject matter and techniques. I favour watercolours and coloured pencils and am inspired by the beauty of the natural world, especially animals, birds and flowers. Colour and pattern also excite me, and challenge me to interpret what I see onto paper. I can be contacted at jhawnaur@hotmail.com.

Jane Hawnaur sample painting
Clare Qing Hirsch

CLARE QING HIRSCH

I started painting 10 years ago and experimented with several mediums before deciding to concentrate on oils applied using palette knives. I love the natural splendour of the British countryside, especially the rich and varied landscapes of the north west. Trees, water and mountains particularly inspire me and I construct my works from a series of photographs recorded during regular walks outdoors and travel.

Clare Qing Hirsch sample painting
Shirley Horwich

SHIRLEY HORWICH

My name is Shirley Horwich and painting is my hobby. I have experimented with several different mediums and enjoy using oil paint the best. I have been fortunate to have travelled quite a lot and have taken numerous photos on my travels, they have become a source of inspiration for my painting. You can see my travel photos on my blog; www.grandmashirleyh.com

Shirley Horwich sample painting
PAULINE HOWARTH

PAULINE HOWARTH

My love of painting came after I took early retirement from my job at Manchester University as a Research Group Administrator. “So a big change for me” I had not taken up a paintbrush since I left school, where art was always my favourite subject. I really enjoy painting and have made many new friends and have had some success selling a few of my paintings and entered into exhibitions.

Pauline Howarth sample painting
Viv Johnson

VIV JOHNSON

I enjoy portraiture and figurative art and try to capture the spirit of the person I'm painting, or have my picture tell a story. I am fascinated by the fact that although humans have the same individual features, we all look different and that the challenge of producing a likeness requires close observational skills.

Viv Johnson sample painting
Juliet Jones

JULIET JONES

I studied at Manchester College of Art and Design rather a long time ago, and I've been involved in art ever since, either teaching or designing theatrical sets and costumes. I'm a practising artist, too, using a variety of media, my subject matter mainly being landscapes, flowers and life drawing.
I joined the Society in 1988, was Chairman from 2005 to 2012 and am currently President. I can be contacted via email: jmmjones@sky.com

Juliet Jones sample painting
Leri Kinder

LERI KINDER

I am a watercolourist living in Cheshire. I grew up in Wales where I was captivated by the older buildings there and continue to be interested in stone walls, old oak doors or ones with peeling paint and rusting latches. I try to reproduce the many textures found on these architectural features.
I have a selection of paintings, greetings cards and prints for sale on my website www.lerikinderart.co.uk. If you are interested in my work or would like to commission a painting please contact me by email or via my website.

Leri Kinder sample painting
John Law

JOHN LAW

Based in in my studio in Hale, I like to paint a range of themes depending on my mood, whether the sun is out or a storm is coming, or what is in the news at the time. I also enjoy interpreting 'the greats' as its an invaluable way of learning and helps me find and develop my own style.
Having not painted for years due to family and work commitments, I now have more time to indulge my passion.
Select paintings are for sale or contact for commissions. johnlaw@snagworks.com

John Law sample painting
Veronica McDermott

VERONICA McDERMOTT

Oil, watercolour, pencil drawing, charcoal and ink have all been used at some stage or other in my life as an artist. I am still learning after a life time of painting, changing styles, media and subjects. And long may it continue.....!
If you would like a commission from me, please contact me by email:vronmcdermott@hotmail.com

Veronica McDermott sample painting
Don Mclaren

DON McLAREN

I am a retired architect living in Sale and have been a member of the Society for 33 years. I run a small informal drawing Group usually in the Studio but due to lockdown now on Facebook. I paint in various media but my preferred is line and wash. I like to sketch the local scene and I am quite famous for my obsession with hatching!

Don Mclaren sample painting
David Mitchell

DAVID MITCHELL

I am a leisure painter from Cheshire. I have always enjoyed travel and started sketching and painting as an adjunct to taking photographs. I enjoy the process of looking that drawing demands, more so than photography and having paintings of past travels on the wall is much better than old photos gathering dust in albums. I have primarily worked in watercolour for its portability but have recently started using oils and acrylic. I do not sell my work.

David Mitchell sample painting
Mike Raithby

MIKE RAITHBY

I am a watercolour artist living in Sale. I have an architectural background which is reflected in my work, much of which is inspired by the rich architectural heritage in Manchester and surrounding areas. The juxtaposition of rural and industrial past in the Peak District and South Pennines also provides inspiration. The watercolours are produced in the studio, frequently working from sketches prepared on site.

Mike Raithby sample painting
David Reid

DAVID REID

I began painting on my retirement first in watercolours and pencil. Today I am focusing on painting in oils. The nemesis for a colour blind student is colour itself, and I am finding it a greater issue with oils than watercolour.

David Reid sample painting
Ann Roach

ANN ROACH B.A.

After studying Fine Art, for over 40 years, I have been a practising Artist and tutor.Drawing is very important to me and I like working from life, especially en plein air. Responding to a variety of subjects, I aim to evoke an energy, mood or a specific sense of place, figure or flower and use a variety of media best suited to that choice. Often mixed media is employed, with the image frequently spilling over onto the mount.

Ann Roach sample painting
Chris Robertshaw

CHRIS ROBERTSHAW

I enjoy painting in both watercolours and acrylics, focussing on landscapes, boats and coastal scenes, particularly North Wales and the North West of England. Recently I have been developing my style using line and wash and creating pen and ink drawings. Further examples of my work can be seen on my website www.chrisrobertshaw.co.uk

Chris Robertshaw sample painting
Jackie Saxton

JACKIE SAXTON

I work mainly in pastels, watercolours, mixed media, acrylics and occasionally oils. I studied art and design in Ayrshire, Scotland and now live and work in Cheshire. Although I work in my studio I love to paint on location. I especially enjoy painting in the countryside but equally I’m comfortable painting urban and industrial subjects.

Jackie Saxton sample painting
John Spanton

JOHN SPANTON

I am a landscape painter based in Cheshire. I mainly use oil paints, and enjoy painting and sketching mountain and coastal scenery. I have been on many painting trips to The Lake District, Snowdonia and the Pembrokeshire coast.

John Spanton sample painting
Will Swindlehurst

WILL SWINDLEHURST

I am a keen urban sketcher, and also a member the Society of Architectural Illustration (SAI).

Will Swindlehurst sample painting
Georgia Taylor

GEORGIA TAYLOR

I studied art in Bristol where I focused on sculpture, but always kept drawing and painting. After working as a teacher, I have returned to painting and teaching watercolour to beginners at Open Studios in Altrincham. I love mixed media, working with different materials and experimenting to create different textures. During lockdown I have returned to oil painting and I'm inspired by the lovely light this great weather has given us.

Georgia Taylor sample painting