• Anthony McCormack
    Anthony McCormack
    Using a multitude of discarded (but carefully selected) tin lids linked and placed with great skills and delicacy, Anthony McCormack produced astonishing monoprints that are quirky, idiosyncratic and totally unique. His colour sense was both subtle and highly sophisticated and his self taught technical skill astonishes professional printmakers. He was an outsider artist only in that he did not attend art school.
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  • Jimmy Dixon
    Jimmy Dixon
    Jimmy Dixon was born in England, but was sent away to a children’s home in Australia at the age of six. When Jimmy was twenty he returned to England and applied for a place at the Royal College of Art. He was not accepted. “They told me I would never be good enough.” Since then Jimmy has exhibited his work at St. Johns crypt in Waterloo and many other places. “In art rules can be broken too. I may do landscapes, I may use impressionist techniques but I am not a landscapist or an impressionist. My work is never of a particular place- it is universal”.
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  • Mike Hawthorne
    Mike Hawthorne
    Mike learnt at a very early age that he had a gift for drawing. Very soon he was receiving recognition for the quality of his creations and from this he took inspiration, continuing to draw and pint throughout his childhood, producing his first significant piece of art at just six year old.
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  • Bob Maurice
    Bob Maurice
    Bob only began to paint when his friends introduced him to the St Martin’s Art Group about thirteen or fourteen years ago. Since he joined, he feels his work has developed enormously. ‘The way I express myself has become much clearer and I am more confident – I feel safe working in a friendly, caring environment. My painting is important for its own sake, it’s a fun thing, but it is also a fulfilment.’
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  • George Westren
    George Westren
    George spent time in detox in 1999, one of many in his life. During this last time George was taken to an exhibition of Bridget Riley where he was encouraged to draw for the first time ever. He worked consistently, but his drawings were kept unseen for three years until December 2003, when they were shown in an exhibition at Publicis in Baker Street, London.
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  • Peter Allen
    Peter Allen
    Peter Allen's indisputable artistic gift has developed through a harrowing early life when he was orphaned, separated from his siblings and put into care. Homeless for several years, he recorded in masterful watercolours the people he met in day centres, hostels and on the streets. Now he is more likely to find his subjects in the happier side of life, in the tradition of the post-impressionist who first inspired him.
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  • John Hackney
    John Hackney
    When I was young in York I wanted to be a painter and went to Harrogate School of Art for a year (1961/2). I was then persuaded that I would never make any money, so I came to study architecture in London and ended up as a film editor.
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  • Maureen Grayson
    Maureen Grayson
    "My current work involves the use of paper as a painting medium. It has so many avenues yet to explore and its versatility is unlimited. I often work with crepe paper which has a wonderful 'bleed' effect on other surfaces within the composition. It also creates incredible textures which I like to build by over-layering and blending with pva and acrylic."
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  • Jeffery Rolph Richards
    Jeffery Rolph Richards
    On the 8th of September the London Lives exhibition organised by the Guardian Newspaper was opened at the Bankside Gallery. One hundred shortlisted artists are exhibiting their work until the 19th September 2010. Jeffrey, a versatile and prolific artist has been involved with SMart for many years.
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  • William Denison
    William Denison
    Born in Glasgow in 1951, William Denison learnt the evils of alcohol at a very young age. He had his first taste of prison at the age of 17 as a result of alcohol. By the age of 25, he was into LSD and most other drugs, except heroin.
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  • Anthony McCormack
  • Jimmy Dixon
  • Mike Hawthorne
  • Bob Maurice
  • George Westren
  • Peter Allen
  • John Hackney
  • Maureen Grayson
  • Jeffery Rolph Richards
  • William Denison
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