DAVID FARRANT lives and works in Devon. He was born in London and studied art at Central St Martins college of Art. His early career was spent teaching art whilst also working very successfully as a portrait painter. He no longer paints portraits preferring to concentrate on his figurative painting. David works in oil and acrylic; he likes to work on a fairly large format and tries to hint at a story in the composition of the paintings. He gets his inspiration from observing people in everyday situations and the impact of light, especially sunlight, is very apparent in his work.
" I like to think my pictures work on two levels - firstly, and in a formal sense, as compositions in which strong tonal contrast, accents of colour and simplification of form are key elements. Secondly, and in a narrative sense, I hope they carry a mood and the possibility of an unfinished story which the viewer can share" David Farrant 2011
David is represented by The Marine House Gallery in Beer, Devon. His original paintings that are for sale can be seen at www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk
These are some examples of David's recent work.
JIM FARRANT was born in 1972 and currently lives in Somerset. He considers himself to be self-taught and has had some considerable success since he commenced painting full-time in 2002.
Jim is represented by The Marine House Gallery, Beer, Devon. His original paintings that are for sale can be seen at www.marinehouseatbeer.co.uk
"The painting process always begins with a photograph. From a substantial collection of digital images, I will make a composite picture. I could for eg have a street scene containing interesting figures and backgrounds that have been taken from a number of different situations - this allows me to create a definite composition which I will then sketch on to a panel and then the painting begins. I will also use models to create a theme which I will use for a basis of a painting. I use the same approach with my still lifes where I find real excitement in depicting shadows and reflections. I find the inspiration for my landscape paintings in the Quantock Hills, near to Taunton" Jim Farrant 2011
These are some examples of Jim's recent work.