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Carolyn King and Phil.Clayton
LEGASSICK STUDIO

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

Working from his Studio in the depths of France, (or by the coast here in Wessex) 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 aging 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 program, Philip now runs the NEW GALLERY AT SYMONDSBURY in the heart of Dorset. 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 a Masters Degree in Public Art, and has written and lectured in several colleges both in the provinces and London where she and Philip ran a successful teaching studio and gallery.

Her influences; love of the figure in diverse situations comes from her northern roots and later living in Paris, London and Cornwall helped to cement this relationship.
''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 favorite 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!

Both Carolyn and Philip are proud members of the South West Academy.
We hope you enjoy this selection.

Emails: p.clayton877@btinternet.com 0708 983 1760 . ( Philip can also be contacted at the Gallery, Symondsbury DT6 6HG)

carolynkingillustrator@gmail.com 07949 185 937 ( Carolyn's work can also be seen at the MARINE HOUSE GALLERY in Beer)

0044 (0) 1297 23115