Adam Barsby was born in Leicester in 1969. After graduating in Illustration at The Kent Institute of Art and Design with a first class honours degree in 1992, he began his artistic career as a freelance illustrator. At the same time he began working in galleries in and around London. This is where he saw painting and fine art as a vehicle not only to successfully finance himself, but as a means to express his creativity.
Since turning fully professional in 1996, Adam has been awarded a number of accolades which include Best Up and Coming Artist 1999, Best Selling Artist of the Year 2000, and no less than three nominations for Best Published Artist.
Colin Brown has an established and ongoing record of research and creative practice. Over the past twenty four years he has built up a strong international career profile, with regular exhibitions of his paintings throughout the UK, Europe and America. His paintings have received a number of awards, most notably a major Artist's Grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York in 1996.
My working process involves a range of materials including acrylic and oil paints, collage, glazes and varnishes. The paintings are created on wood panels and utilise more urban colours than the colours of nature. Ultimately they aim to celebrate the spirit of modern culture, the pleasure of finding and using, and the Dada-ist ideal of looking at society in fragments.
Janice McIlwain was born in 1963, brought up in Durris and now lives in Ballater in the Heart of Royal Deeside.
The inspiration for her finely detailed oils and watercolours comes from the magnificent scenery that surrounds her, from the deer inhabited glens and mountains to the burns and winding River Dee.
John Cannavan DA BA Hons studied drawing and painting at Gray's School of Art before gaining an Hons degree in Art History. John qualified as an art teacher, and taught in Scottish schools for 33 years. He has a house in Glenlivet, the inspiration for so many of his paintings which have been exhibited widely, and can be found in many private collections.
Original artwork by the artist and TV personality Timmy Mallet. Don't be misled by the madcap public persona this is a serious artist. As he becomes known for his art the prices will certainly increase markedly. We are buying ourselves both because of the quality of the artwork but also because we view them as having significant investment potential