8 Artists We Love
8 Artists We Love

8 Artists We Love

A great piece of art is often the finishing touch your home needs – but the right one can be hard to find. To inspire you in your search, we’re showcasing eight of our own favourite artists…

Alice Watt

London-based Alice is a graduate of both Chelsea College of Art and Central Saint Martins. Inspired by the drama of nature, her paintings are an atmospheric play between colour and light, capturing the intangible elements of the natural world. She creates sublime landscapes and abstract pieces in beautiful colours that evoke precious memories. 

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Claudia Legge

Claudia Legge is a British photographer specialising in underwater stills and moving images. Her work has been in numerous group exhibitions including the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery (2018) and the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy (2019). Claudia is one of the few photographers to have trained as a commercial media diver, which allows her to explore depths and scenarios few others can. As a result, her work is unique and magical, with surrealist compositions and beautiful depths.

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Alison McKenna

Having initially trained in fashion at Central Saint Martins, Alison McKenna now uses bold colour in sophisticated combinations to express energy, space, weight and movement in her paintings, often finishing off her work with a defining touch in graphite. Colours include soft pinks, mauve, ultramarine, greens, yellow, browns and deep reds combined elegantly to express a time and place. Abstract paintings comes from a figurative, landscape base – drawing you in as you search for meanings within them. 

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Fergus Hare

Brighton-based Fergus Hare’s paintings and drawings depict people and places that imbue a sense of familiarity while retaining an abstract quality. He made his name with moonscapes in oil but now focuses on scenes closer to home. In these pictures of everyday life – such as a day on the beach or at the races – faces are hidden and clothes are timeless. Working in pastels, acrylic or oils, Fergus prefers a restricted palette, using light and colour gently. 

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Jemma Powell

Jemma is known for landscapes drawn from a close contemplation of nature and her travels. Often painting ‘en plein air’, she evokes the sensory essence of the day, whether that be layers of intense heat, wind rushing through lush greenery or a promise of rain. Look for definitive, energetically charged brushstrokes with subsequent strokes following in conversation with one another.  

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Kathia Lagacé-Nadon

Kathia is a 34-year-old Canadian artist who has spent years studying and exploring the world, especially Europe and south-east Asia. Along the way she met Karim Guelmi, with whom she founded Anthology. Kathia began creating interiors with Karim that are distinguished by their warmth and harmony, while also delving into abstract painting, which allowed her to express her understanding of human emotions and experiences. She allows herself to explore abstract art without limits, guided by her thoughts and not seeking to conform to a particular style.

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Victoria Harrison

London-based Victoria depicts the beauty within the delicate balance of nature and humanity. She experiments with various media and techniques to create abstract works punctuated with colour and light. Over the past two decades, she has developed artistic processes including collage, gilding, spray-painting, colour-play and upcycling. She changes the histories of objects, repurposing discarded things to give them a new life to be loved again.

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Michaela Yearwood-Dan

Through a range of media – including paintings, works on paper, ceramics, and site-specific mural and sound installations – London-based Michaela endeavours to build spaces of abundance and joy. Her singular visual language draws on a diverse range of influences, including Blackness, queerness, femininity, healing rituals, and carnival culture. Her botanical motifs and rich brushwork create densely pigmented canvases in lush, bright hues. 

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