About our Artists

We are delighted to have local artists exhibiting their work at Tilefield Barn. Please get in touch with Amanda or the artist themselves if you are interested in any of the art you have seen.

Kathryn Dalziel Classical and Contemporary Painter

Kathryn studied Fine Art at university where she won two National design awards. Her passion for painting and classical portraiture led her to Florence to study the traditions of portraiture and she has worked for many years as a professional portrait painter.

In 1996 Kathryn introduced equine portraits into her portfolio, as a horse lover it was a natural progression and her horse paintings are considered to be some of her best works. Using the sight-size method her paintings are close, life-like portrayals of the subject.

Resident artist at the Spanish Riding School

During her painting career Kathryn was selected as resident artist at the Spanish School of Riding in Vienna where she spent the summer sketching and painting the fabulous Lipizzaner horses in situ. Inspired by the movement and ability of these amazing horses she went on to visit the Lipizzaner stud at Piber in the Austrian mountains to paint the horses running free in their natural environment.

 

Recently Kathryn has written and illustrated the Questairo children’s book series, released as an iBook and all about horses, albeit fictional characters based on life. The first book ‘Epona’ tells the story of a silver horse and the charming illustrations show the life-like characters of the different horses. 

Find out more at http://kathryndalziel.info

Celia Wilkinson

Celia is predominantly known for her bold representational landscapes. They are as much psychological as real. Moody, vibrant, bursting with energy, her paintings draw the viewer in and make them dart around over valley and nether dale. 

Celia’s brushwork is deft and swift. Weather and wildness is always prominent and despite their abstraction, certain landscapes will be familiar to those who beat the same paths around Niton and the secret garden at Knighton Gorges.
In November 2017 Celia went to Golega horse fair in Portugal and was lucky enough to have access to a Lusitano Stallion, Fadista, to ride to get the full experience of being part of it. Celia paints entirely from memory and on her return to her studio was compelled to recall her experience. 

She did a set of 5 paintings. Her aim was to really capture the atmosphere of the festival. She is going back this November and hopes to continue the series on her return.

Find out more about Celia at https://www.celiawilkinson.co.uk 

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