This is the Main Gallery Page for the Haven Artists.  It shows a slide show of a random selection of images that are on the site.

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Individual galleries for the artists are available below.


Rachel Baylis

Rachel Baylis

Rachel Baylis is a practising artist, tutor and course facilitator.  Her website can be found here :   Born in South Africa, and having then enjoyed a great childhood in Washington DC, Rachel’s family settled in the Fareham area, followed by a sixth form stint in Plymouth, where she started her artistic career attending Plymouth Art College. […]

Sian Reading

Sian moved to Hampshire and joined the group recently. Sian was always drawing and painting as a child but went to University to study Applied Biology. She never gave up her passion for art and attended courses for water colour painting as well as studying Sumi-e (Japanese Brush Painting) when living in Japan. She started […]


Davina Borrett

    Davina attended a local drawing class and migrated to painting with The Haven Artists through her tutor Rachel Baylis. Inspired by bright colours, Davina uses various techniques to paint flowers. She loves learning new techniques and is currently experimenting with multi-media and abstract art.

Clare Selerie Feature

Clare Selerie

Mostly self-taught, Clare Selerie was influenced and inspired by two people: her primary school teacher, the artist Josephine Trotter (who taught her to draw with a paintbrush) and her friend and mentor, the artist Rachel Baylis who showed her how to “look” more carefully and paint bigger. Clare responds to colour in particular, whether it’s […]

Julian Burrows

Julian Burrows

Julian is a Kent based artist, having lived in Gravesend most of his life. His biggest influences in his youth were the classical artists, ranging from the Renaissance through to the Dutch masters, which he copied extensively at the time.More recently he’s been drawn to the Impressionists, particularly Van Gogh, and Gauguin, and is now veering towards […]


Olivia Firth

After a working lifetime of teaching and directing plays, Olivia Firth first picked up a paintbrush five years ago.  Since then, she has decided that watercolours are not for her but she has learned to love working with acrylics and charcoal.  The varied interests and talents of The Haven Artists have opened her eyes to […]


Peter White

Peter White Peter White has been drawing all his life but came to painting relatively late, starting with watercolours and acrylics and now mostly using oils. He is very interested in contemporary portraiture and paints using an impasto technique with a palette knife. Peter is a great admirer of the portrait artist Tai-Shan Shierenberg. Peter […]


Wendy Powell

Wendy Powell was a member of a drawing class tutored by Rachel Baylis and together with some of the others who also wanted to paint on a more regular basis, became a founder member of The Haven Artists. Wendy’s original painting style was more realistic, often painting wildlife but gradually she became influenced and inspired […]

Sun Perspectives / Mike Parsons

Mike Parsons

  Mike Parsons is a geriatric retired doctor who has been painting on and off since retirement. Mike started as a watercolourist then used oils, painting rather too precisely, and so decided to join The Haven Artists because he wanted to free up his style and enjoy some Saturdays; also enjoys painting trompe l’oeils “as […]