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Coastal Gallery Lymington stocks a range of unusual greetings cards by a selection of the gallery’s artists.

Card designs include a selection from the Royal Academy of Arts, coastal interiors by leading magazine photographer, Nick Carter, coastal photomontages by RCA graduate, Claire Gill, and etchings by renowned Bournemouth-based printmaker, Sally Winter.

Each card is left blank for your own message.

Prices range from £2.50 to £3.50 per card, depending on size.

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Royal Academy of Arts

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The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects whose purpose is to promote the creation, enjoyment, and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education, and debate. The Royal Academicians are all practicing painters, draughtsmen, engravers, printmakers, sculptors, and architects and are elected by their peers. Coastal Gallery has selected designs by Sir Terry Frost RA, Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA, Sandra Blow RA and Grayson Perry CBE RA.

Sandra Blow

Sandra Blow was born in London in 1925 and entered St Martins School of Art in 1940. Shortly after the Second World War she studied at the Royal Academy Schools, and in 1947 lived in Italy for a year, where she met Alberto Burri, who was a significant influence on her work for the rest of her career. Blow was at the forefront of the Abstract Art Movement in Britain during the 1950’s. She won the Guggenheim International Award in 1960 and was awarded the second prize at the third John Moores Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in 1961.

Terry Frost

Terry Frost was widely recognised as one of the leading British abstract artists of his generation. Born in Leamington Spa in 1915 Terry Frost discovered his talent for painting as a prisoner of war in the Second World War. After returning to England Frost attended Camberwell School of Art. He went on to teach at Bath Academy of Art, Leeds University, and Newcastle University before being appointed Professor of Painting at the University of Reading. Terry Frost’s career as an artist spanned six decades and his work is held in museums and galleries worldwide.

Michael Craig-Martin

Michael Craig-Martin was born in Dublin in 1941 and educated in the USA, where he studies at Yale University. He returned to Europe in the mid-1960’s and was a key figure in the first generation of British Conceptual artists. As a tutor at Goldsmiths College, London, from 1974 to 1988 and 1994 to 2000, he had a significant influence on two generations of British artists. His work is held throughout the world and is included in numerous museum collections including Tate, London; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Sandra Blow

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Nick Carter

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Nick studied photography at Salisbury College of Art and is now based in Bournemouth.

Bev and Stewart met Nick when he visited Coastal Gallery to take photographs, and are delighted to stock a range of Nick’s cards and limited edition prints. Prices range from £3.00 for a card to £395 for a framed limited edition print, beautifully presented in a lime-washed white frame.

Nick specialises in interiors photography and has worked for most of the leading interiors magazines, including Coast Magazine, Country Living and World of Interiors.

Where possible, Nick likes to use natural light in his photographic shoots. This gives his images a quality of immediacy and freshness. Nick works closely with leading interiors stylist, Hester Page. Together they create wonderfully stylish but informal images of interiors, ranging from lime-washed seaside cottages to elegant urban apartments.

Nick is a member of the Association of Photographers and his work is published worldwide.

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Victor’s Bird

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Claire Gill

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Claire specialises in limited edition prints and greetings cards. She has an MA in Textile Design from the Royal College of Art in London, and designed knitwear for Alberta Ferreti and Valentino.

Taking a break to have a family, Claire recently returned to photography. Her camera has always been used to record inspiration for textile designs, but now Claire captures imagery for her digitally created photomontages. Quirky and eclectic, the montages convey Claire’s love of colour, surface texture and structure; each print creating a wonderful sense of place where nothing is quite as it seems…

Coastal Gallery stocks a selection of Claire’s unframed prints in two sizes. Please contact us for further details.

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Seascape 44

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Sally Winter

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Sally comes from a family of artists and works from a studio in her garden. Having been a radio presenter and journalist for many years, she began printmaking after moving to the South Coast.

Inspired by the sea and coastal landscape, Sally produces exquisitely detailed etchings and aquatints, and semi-abstract collographs.

‘For me, etching and aquatint have unique qualities with which to describe what and how I see’.

Coastal Gallery is delighted to feature a selection of Sally’s beautiful work. The prints are available in a range of sizes, unframed or framed in contemporary white or pale wood. Prices range from £75 to £295. Please contact us for further details.

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