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Carolyn King and Phil.Clayton

PHILIP trained at Barnet college, Sir John Cass, Central St. Martins’ holds a PGCE from Bucks-Chiltern University and holds several professional development awards.

Working from his Studio in the depths of France, (or by the coast) he records the environment in exciting and unique ways; using oil - mostly en ‘plein-air’- capturing the atmosphere of the moment both physically and emotionally. His use of colour is paramount to his practice.

His current study has been to record the ageing of buildings and their surroundings as time and memory leave traces.
More recently these traces have woven into abstraction, as past and present fuse.

Recent exhibitions include the RCA, The Mall Galleries, and several successful solo shows both locally and abroad.

Philip is also a regular exhibitor and supporter of Art for Youth. The London based charity and throughout his career he has lectured and been instrumental with innovative, dynamic changes in educational establishments where he has headed several departments of Art and Design.

As well as finding time for his own practice and running a teaching development programme, Philip now runs the Town Mill Galleries in Lyme Regis giving a voice to both local and established artists in a truly professional space.

CAROLYN trained at Sir John Cass, Central St. Martins’ and Chelsea Schools of Art and Design . Her narrative work often shows a serious sense of fun.
She also holds a PGCE and has written and lectured on art in several colleges both in the provinces and London where she and Philip ran a successful teaching studio and gallery.

Her influences and love of the figure comes mainly form Paris, Manchester, Cornwall and London. where she lived for many years and its this interaction of people with places and the 'every day' which excites...
''That we revert to ourselves at leisure and especially by the sea' has further proved an endless source of inspiration

Exhibitions include Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. The RWA (selected painters) Association of Illustrators and the Mall Galleries
Clients include Oxford University Press, Transworld and several public venues including hospitals and museums.

Carolyn works mainly in egg tempera and graphite for her illustrations and oil, wax and charcoal for her paintings, constantly exploring their uses....
'I like my painting to have a sculptural feel, as if I have carved them from my imagination'

When a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaic; she exhibited widely with Salisbury and Litchfield Cathedrals seeing the large glass mosaics made to enhance her children’s stories:
THE FISH LIZARD OF LYME an authentic rhyming tale made in partnership with Lyme Regis Museum and the Arts Council of England, is already a great favourite with schools and adults alike. ALONG CAME A SEAGULL, an essential guide for any seaside visitor, was launched summer 2015 and ABOUT A BEE in 2017 is creating quite a Buzz!

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