Hilary Roberts has been involved in photography for about twenty-five years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and shares the distinction of Master of the International Federation of Photographic Art with around two hundred people worldwide.
Her work is very diverse, and amongst other subjects she enjoy flowers, people, nature, architecture and travel – and she also like to create unusual and amusing images.
Her pictures come from all over the world, and from her home studio. Something different inspires her almost every day. She looks for beauty, strangeness, striking colour, amazing texture or the perfect light.
Days, sometimes weeks, are spent removing unwanted elements, adding others and applying different, often “painterly” effects to enhance the finished image.
She produces giclée prints on a top quality printer using textured, archival and acid-free art paper, together with archival inks and framing materials.
Yvonne Morris has always loved experimenting with drawings, colours and textures. In 2000, she was lucky enough to have the opportunity to be a student on an art course with Neil Moore as her tutor before completing a fine arts degree at Birmingham City University. This followed with various commissions for portraits and figurative paintings which she fitted in whilst working in an art gallery. However, a few years back she began to create textured city and seascape paintings which she exhibited and sold in galleries in Newcastle, Chester, Stratford and London. More recently she has been experimenting with contemporary portraits which she is hoping to evolve to a style that, whilst challenging, will prompt her to stay with a genre that gives her the greatest challenge and enjoyment. She finds that working amongst other artists and like minded people in her studio at East Lodge has been inspirational and is much appreciated.