The latest duo of talented local artists to exhibit at The Guildford Institute with Guildford Arts...
Graduating from Canterbury College of Art in the late 60’s, David spent his working life in design and advertising. Starting out in the record industry designing album covers at Decca and EMI, he was a founding member of London-based design agency, Clinic, who’s clients included Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Megastores, Sky, BBC, ITV, Barclays and Network Rail.
In 2007 David has swapped his role as creative director for that of painter printmaker, photographer and chronicler of his travels. Much of his work continues to draw inspiration from popular culture, notably music, film and fiction. He has travelled extensively in the United States, producing books of photographs and written observations of his experiences.
Heather was born and bred in Guildford and now lives in Loxwood, West Sussex. Having been denied the opportunity to go to Art School she spent many happy years with Clare Hackney at her painting school and of recent years she has been painting in the summer in France under the guidance of David Tress, a nationally acclaimed artist. She paints mainly in acrylic and watercolour, media that suit her love of colour and the effects of light and shade on the landscape. When inclement weather forces her to paint indoors, she feels this is the time to experiment with new styles and subject matters and most of the work in this exhibition comes under this category. The main ingredient for her work she says is having fun.
Heather is a founding member of Guildford Arts and for many years she selected paintings and sculptures with Maggie Butler from local and national artists and students from Wimbledon School of Art for the continuous exhibitions at the head offices of lawyers Clyde and Co and accountants Baker Tilly in Guildford. She is an exhibiting member of Guildford and Farnham art societies and her paintings are in collections both here and abroad.