Renowned Skylark artists at Windsor Art Fair November 2021

Renowned Skylark artists at Windsor Art Fair November 2021

Three renowned Skylark Artists will be exhibiting at Windsor Art Fair this November. Claire Thorogood, Nicolette Carter and Vivien Phelan will all be displaying their works at this prestigious at fair being held at Windsor Race Course from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th November.

Claire, an accomplished animal painter, has previously painted live at both Crufts and at Royal Ascot, and both Vivien and Nicolette, on separate occasions, were first choice winners in the BBC series Home is where the Art Is with Nick Knowles. Claire is exhibiting at Windsor Art Fair for the first time, the other two were there once before in 2019.

Personalised ceramic portrait by ceramic artist Vivien Phelan

Vivien Phelan specialises in quirky ceramic figures that portray a particular English saying such as “Swims like a Fish” or “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”. She also does personalised versions such as her “Self Portrait” above. From this portrait we can see that Vivien wears red rimmed glasses and has a dog called Cas.

What else can you guess about Viv from her portrait?

Viv has been very busy making commissions following her winning appearance in Home is Where the Art is.

Leaning In (3) by Claire Thorogood Acrylic on wooden panel 32 x 32 cm including tray frame £840

After 30 years as a fashion and textile designer, Claire Thorogood decided to apply herself to painting. She now confidently captures most subjects. Landscapes, florals, portraits (including animal portraits) and dancers, are among her favourite subjects.

At Windsor Art Fair Claire will be showing mostly dancers and nudes, such as “Leaning In (3)” above.

Live Painting Demonstration with Claire Thorogood

Claire has previously painted live at both Crufts and at Royal Ascot. On Saturday 13th November between 1-2pm Claire will be doing a live demo at the fair entitled “How I use lively loose brushstrokes to add movement and expression into my paintings”

Double Happiness a commissioned painting by Nicolette Carter

Nicolette Carter has been a very committed and successful Skylark member artist since 2001.

Following her winning appearance on BBC’s Home is Where the Art Is, Nicolette is currently taking a break from her gallery duties in order to have time to devote to all the commissions she has received since then. The beautiful Double Happiness pictured above, is one of these.

The Pink Peacock – a talk about the book Nico wrote and illustrated

At Windsor Art Fair, as well as displaying a delightful selection of original paintings for sale, Nicolette will be giving a talk about “The Pink Peacock” the children’s book she wrote and illustrated. On Sunday 14th November from 11am to 12 midday. She will talk about the process of making the book from the initial ideas through to creation, editing and publication.

The Windsor Art Fair was launched in 2005 and is now well established with over 50 artists exhibiting. It is held in the Royal Windsor Racecourse on the Maidenhead Road SL4 5JJ.

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