Ytene Gallery Limited Editions
As well as selling original paintings, we offer a range of limited editions of work by Claire Wiltsher, Yvonne Coomber, Steve Shaw, Stewart Edmondson, Nagib Karsan, Will Rochfort, Kate Richardson and Marie Mills.
The instant, compelling reaction to Yvonne Coomber's paintings says everything you need to understand the talent she has for capturing feelings of joy and love. Once seen, you won't forget Yvonne's striking, vibrant canvases, each filled with rainbows of flowers.
A graduate of Brighton University, her reputation has spread far beyond the environs of her studio in the gentle rolling hills of Devon. Paintings inspired by her childhood in Ireland, her travels across the world and time living with a horse-drawn community in England are now hanging in houses as far flung as California, Australia, around Europe and all over the UK.
We show Yvonne's iconic canvases all year round. Join our mailing list for updates about new work.
Born in 1985, Will Rochfort grew up in Lymington on the south coast of England. Since graduating in Illustration and Fine Art at Kingston University in 2008 his focus has been primarily oil painting.
A passion for creativity is driving force behind Will's desire to paint. Eschewing the need to communicate a message or grand meaning through his work, he generally allows the narrative of the piece take a central role: 'I like the work to be emotive through what is being portrayed'. With influences ranging from Degas and Rockwell to the films of Stephen Spielberg, Will's highly accessible work typically has a striking filmic quality.
Will sums up his approach to painting: 'I am a very visual painter and with the public being my target audience over the art establishment I always aim to depict scenes that, through the characters portrayed, I hope people can relate to and enjoy'.
Will received national recognition for his talent when, from 2008 to 2010, he was invited to work as an Official Artist for the 2012 London Olympics. He worked with Olympic Gold Medallists producing paintings in support of the Games and its associated charities.
As well as original pieces, we also carry some limited edition prints. Limited to just 50 editions, these high quality giclee prints of Will's work are signed, numbered and titled by the artist. Available framed or unframed to conservation standards, these limited editions offer an affordable way to enjoy Will's brilliant work.
Stewart Edmondson trained as a Landscape Architect which combined his interests in biology, geography and art and design. His love of the environment took him to work for many years with children in environmental education. With the birth of his son Luis in 2002 the irrepressible urge to paint took over. His inspiration comes from the raw, alive landscape within a few miles from his home. He paints on location in all weather, with a fishing shelter at hand to keep the rain off and chooses whatever is most alive for him at that moment in time - fields of Buttercups at the peak of their flowering, threatening storm-clouds over the tors or the rivers. His style is energetic, which makes it difficult to paint on a small scale, scraping and splattering paint passionately in amongst more considered brushwork.
As well as originals, Ytene Gallery exhibits some selected works by Stewart Edmondson in a limited edition of 50. These works are carefully selected and published to provide an easier means of accessing Stewart's much saught after work. Produced on high quality 335gsm 100% cotton rag paper using lightfast pigment based ink, these prints are supplied framed or unframed. All sizes are approximate.
Since graduating in Fine Art from the University of Central England in 2003, Steve Shaw has quickly established a reputation for his playful and inspired wildlife and still life oils. In the process of creating a painting Steve employs two different techniques. He either uses brushes to generate a flat painted surface with a keen attention to detail or utilizes painting knives building up a textured surface with expressive strokes. Steve takes his inspiration from a wide range of wildlife and still life subjects.
When painting animals his intention is to capture the spirit and unique character traits of each individual. Working from photographs, he immortalises a moment from their lives on canvas.
"I perceive my artwork as a celebration of nature therefore I use monochrome backgrounds so the viewer's attention is not distracted away from the animal depicted".
By using bright positive tones Steve retains a playful and humorous edge to his artwork, which reflects his own personality.
"When someone walks away from having viewed one of my works my aim is for them to have had a positive experience and in future pay a little more regard to nature."
Steve Poole was born in London and has been a professional photographer since 1988. Completely self-taught, he began shooting local news stories and quickly rose to shooting global stories for the national newspapers. In the mid-90s his attention turned to portraiture for magazines, where he shot hundreds of celebrities and was often requested by rock stars, royalty and Hollywood actors. This period culminated in his work being exhibited in galleries including The National Portrait Gallery in London where 5 of his shots are still part of the collection.
For the last 10 years, Steve has lived in Lymington and has turned his love of the still image towards landscape photography. His recent work takes us around the South coast of England, along the rivers of Hampshire, through the woodland of the New Forest and on the Solent.
Steve has been published in many titles across Europe including: Condé Naste Publications, NME, Tattler, GQ and The Times as well as shooting a number of book covers. Steve has given interviews to magazines and has appeared on Channel 4 TV giving his expert view on photography. To find out more about Steve read the interview he recently gave to Hampshire Life.
Sandra Binney is a local artist who began her career working as a graphic designer. After attending an arts foundation course at Bournemouth College Sandra has gone on to paint full time.
Sandra is inspired by the wildlife and landscapes around her home in the New Forest and uses a variety of mediums and techniques such as collage to explore the character and essence of the subject she paints. She has a particular passion for animals and has completed many commissions of family pets.
Sandra has enjoyed success in regional art competitions and has previously had her work selected to be exhibited at the beautiful Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham.
We are pleased to now be exhibiting Sandra's work at Ytene Gallery.
Born in Tanzania, Nagib's childhood was split between his home in Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean and boarding school in the UK where, as a teenager, he was educated largely in Somerset. Here began his fascination with the West Country and its fishing villages, rugged coastlines and unpredictable weather, a fascination which continued throughout his life and which has provided much of the inspiration for his paintings in later years.
Although he enjoyed drawing and painting from an early age, Nagib was encouraged to pursue a career in business and has only recently been able to begin to fully realise his artistic talent. Now, with the luxury of time, he has slowly developed his technique from working mainly in watercolours to his present, loose style using mixed media and, very often, collage to capture the vibrancy and immediacy of his chosen scene. As well as continuing to paint coastal scenes, Nagib has also turned his attention to the city, responding to the bustling vistas of central London and Venice.
After leaving Art School with a Fine Art Degree, Michael Sanders moved to North Norfolk. At this time he painted landscapes mainly in watercolour and became a well-known local artist. As Michael began to travel more in Europe his painting style evolved and he worked a lot more in oils, He painted in Sienna, Florence and Paris and became more interested in texture and strongly contrasting light and shadow. He then spent a year living in Bangkok, working in watercolour and charcoal as well as oils. The work was vibrant, with bold strokes of charcoal, usually on paper. Michael Sanders won a prize in the Laing competition and his work was chosen for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition in the Mall Galleries. Michael then moved to the South of France, drawn by the light and atmosphere and set up a studio in Valbonne.
After six years of living abroad, Michael had a strong desire to return to England and put down his roots, in his words: "I felt a real urge to return to the UK where I now have two studios: one in Norfolk, and one in Cornwall. Both counties inspire me for different reasons and I enjoy the challenges both landscapes offer me. It is from my Cornish studio that new techniques have emerged, which have filtered through into my Norfolk landscapes. From the moment I could walk I held a paint brush, painting has always been a kind of spiritual crutch for me - always there to rely on. I paint almost every day - of course I take holidays but am always desperate to get back to my paints."
Lesley Birch was born in Glasgow in 1958. Today, Lesley resides in Yorkshire, where she can be found painting and sketching outside, before completing her works in her studio. Her work has been exhibited in galleries across Scotland and the UK, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Interested in conveying feeling and emotion, Lesley's paintings are notable for their sense of atmosphere and timelessness. She finds inspiration in the landscape and her responses to it, be it the wild West Coast of Scotland, the remote Yorkshire Moors, Ireland, Cornwall or Italy. Using the landscape as a starting point, her memory and imagination then takes over.
Kate is a self taught artist living and working in Penwith, Cornwall. She is drawn to paint colourful rock faces, springtime flowers and cliff tops, hedgerows and landscapes. Her work conveys the drama of the landscape with heavy skies behind windblown trees and often captures the unique patchwork quality of English farmland.
Like many artists, her work carries an emotional element which reflects her description of the process of painting as simultaneously cathartic, meditative, explorative and exhilarating. She observes that her most successful pieces are often borne from angst or elation. She is curious about the direction of her style and gains immeasurable satisfaction from developing her techniques and approach. Her latest work increasingly features gold leaf, suggesting those special moments when the sun breaks through and the countryside glistens.
Jan Nelson was born in Glasgow in 1956 and brought up on the east coast of Scotland. She is a self taught artist who studied for three years through the Open College of the Arts at Leith School of Art in Edinburgh and has been painting for 20 years on a part time basis, earning a living in the world of commerce until she took up painting full time in 2008.
Jan is now happily painting from her studio on the West Coast of Scotland where work is informed by her deep love of sailing. Whether you are a sailor or not, Jan's passion for the sport is obvious from her painting, which captures the tremendous movement, thrills and glorious colours of sailing both in a scenic and racing sense. Ytene Gallery has worked with Jan since opening, and shows her work in mixed shows all year round.
Claire Wiltsher creates semi-abstract, impressionistic landscapes inspired by our beautiful New Forest national park, the south coast and locations further afield. She combines oil with collage to create mixed media paintings that convey a deep sense of place whilst rejecting the need for total recognition.
Those who love Claire's work are absorbed into each landscape, finding that previously unseen details and suggestions emerge after careful contemplation. Her work has attracted much critical acclaim. In 2010 the Society of Women Artists recognised Claire's talent with the 'Rosemary and Co' annual award. Also that year the Royal Society of Marine Artists selected Claire's work for exhibition at the Mall Galleries. More recently, and following our successful submission to the House of Lords Works of Art Committee, Claire's paintings were chosen for acquisition by the House's permanent collection. We show Claire's work all year round so whenever you visit you will find examples in the gallery.