A member of The British Moroccan Society, the artist has a long held interest in Islamic Art and Culture, believing that a greater understanding and acknowledgement of the Islamic contribution to Western civilization would be of benefit to all concerned and a great unifying factor.
Pat Castle has work in private collections on the continent of Europe, in America where she was one of the stable of artists at the Heritage Gallery in Lafayette, the state capital of Louisiana; she has also been the featured solo artist for the Boulogne Festival sponsored by Pfizer Inc., taken part in the Southwark Festival, had work shown by the Welcome Trust, Lloyds of London and Price Waterhouse, exhibited with the Royal Society of British Artists and The Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Pat Naylor has recently returned to painting and drawing after years working in the music industry and studying medieval history. Much of the current work is a personal exploration of our place in the English landscape; a landscape glimpsed from cars and trains and bisected by roads, tracks and water.
I'm a maker and I enjoy the physicality and mental challenge of changing rock to sculpture. I discovered stone carving nearly 30 years ago and found my passion.
There are three strands to my practise - Public art, private commissions and my own personal explorations. My first public work was for Homerton Hospital since then for St Katharine's Dock, London, Lee Valley Park, Canterbury Council and many more in Britain and Europe.
The research and site specific nature of this work is very important to me.
Peter Wardle studied at Leicester School of Art and the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford. He has been a professional portrait painter and sculptor for more than 30 years, working in Oxford Toulouse and London.
His portraits can be found in many Oxford and Cambridge Colleges, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the National Portrait Gallery in London. He regularly exhibits with the Royal Portrait Society and has held one-man exhibitions in London, Oxford, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Paris and Lisbon.
Priyantha Weerasuriya is an artist from Nitambuwa, a small agricultural village in Sri Lanka.
Weerasuriya attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Colombo and, while working an artist in Sri Lanka , he had a series of exhibitions in Colombo between 2002 and 2005 at Barefoot, the Harold Pieris and Lionel Wendt galleries among others. He has been commissioned by several major hotels in Sri Lanka and a series of panels was bought by the Australian High Commission.
His first piece portrayed The Buddha on canvas. In that painting, he explored meditation but used a totally different approach. Unlike conventional paintings of the Buddha which tend to use traditional colours such as gold, he chose different colours and it was this change of style which attracted attention. Most of Weerasuriya's work explores Buddhist themes.
Weerasuriya moved to London in 2006 to continue studies at St Martins College of Art in London . Throughout his work, Priyantha Weerasuriya wants the viewer to more readily understand who the Buddha was and reflect on what his life means while he himself embarks on a personal journey of discovery. Buddhism and Hinduism are embedded into his spiritual culture. Buddha started as a young prince, an heir to a kingdom and a throne but he was never happy, until he reached enlightenment