Great Bookham : Surrey

19th, 20th & 21st Century Artists

Mary Remington ROI NEAC NS ARCA
(1910 - 2004)
"Study in Blue"
oil 14 x 18 ins

Mary Remington ROI, NEAC, NS, ARCA (1910 - 2004)
Mary Remington was a painter of landscapes, coastal scenes, still-life and portraits in oils. She was born in Reigate (nee Beard) and educated privately, she studied at Redhill School of Art under William Todd-Brown. She was awarded a scholarship at the Royal College of Art under Sir William Rothenstein and later at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. She exhibited at the RA from 1939 to 1978 and at the Royal Society of Marine Artists, the ROI and the RBA. She was elected member of the NEAC in 1954 and ROI in 1962. Public Galleries in Kensington, Tower Hamlets, Brighton and Blackpool hold examples of her work. She had a studio in Stanley Road, Sutton for many years. Mary Remington has work in private collections throughout Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Mary Remington stopped painting in 1993 and she died in Sutton in 2004. She was known as the "Copper Queen" because of her ability to paint copper objects in her paintings.

Edward Wesson RI RBA RSMA
(1913 - 1983)
"Arundel from the River"
watercolour 10 x 14 ins

Edward Wesson RI RBA RSMA (1910 - 1983)
Edward Wesson was a painter in oil but mainly watercolour handling a variety of subjects with an assured wash technique. Born on 29th April 1910 in Blackheath, southeast London, he learned "from reading of the methods of such masters as E W Haslehust and Adrian Hill and by bitter experience". Edward Wesson spent 20 years perfecting his technique before exhibiting, then he was a prolific exhibitor at the Royal Academy, National Society of Painters, Sculptors and Gravers/Printmakers, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour as well as provincial galleries. He was a member of the Wapping Group of Artists. He contributed to the Leisure Painter and Artist magazines and painted posters for British Rail and the National Savings Bank. He lived locally in Guildford and the Borough hold some of his work.

Anne Mortimer RMS SBA
"Santa's Snow Cat in the Snow"
watercolour 10.5 x 7 ins

Anne Mortimer (1958- )
Anne Mortimer is recognized as one of the finest contemporary painters of cats in the world today. In addition to her impressive collection of cat illustrations, Anne is also an accomplished painter of birds and botanics. She has won an honourable mention from the society of Miniature Painters for her work in these subjects. Anne's work has been reproduced as home decor products including fabrics, china, collector plates, tinware, needlecraft and stationeary. Her licenses include Wedgwood, Danbury Mint, Coverleaf, R.S.P.B, W.H Smith, Marks & Spencer, and in the U.S.A., companies such as Mosaic Designworks, Hendostone Products, Santa Barbara Ceramic Design, Sunsout Puzzles and the Toy Works. She has exhibited with the Society of Illustrators U.S.A., best children's books of the year 2002/2003 Bonhams Auction house London, The Royal Miniature Society (R.M.S) and the Society of Botanical Artists. Since 1990 Anne has worked with Harper Collins book publishers & Hyperion Walt Disney children's books U.S.A.

Frank Sherwin RI RSMA
(1896 - 1985)
"The Thames at Maidenhead"
oil 20 x 24 ins

Frank Sherwin RI RSMA BWS (1896 - 1986)
Frank Sherwin was born in Derby on 19th May 1896 son of Samuel Sherwin (Exh 1884 - 1899) Marine and landscape painter in oil and watercolour. He studied at Derby School of Art and Heatherley's in 1920 under Henry Massey. He was elected RI in 1950 and RSMA in 1967. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour and the Royal Society of British Artists. His work is held in National Maritime Museum, Derby Gallery and has been reproduced by Frost and Reed, British Rail and the Medici Society. He lived in Cookham in Berkshire for many years and published articles in The Artist. He died on 1st July 1986.

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