Maggie Le Conte and Valerie Travers
MAGGIE LE CONTE
“Maggie Le Conte was born in Natal, South Africa & came to Guernsey as a teenager.
From a very early age, she developed a great love of painting & drawing. Self-taught but mentored & encouraged her artist parents. In her final year at school Margaret Waller FIAL taught her & over the years has been tutored by various talented professional artists on Painting trips & Workshops.
Her love of nature, history, dance, music, sci-fi & fantasy is reflected in her “eclectic” art. She likes to paint widely different genres using different mediums to suit the subject & mood.
Her latest body of work is to be shown at the Coach-house Gallery showcasing Life & Figure Drawing. Using pastels & charcoal the Life Drawings show varied styles from delicate to bold figures. Also showing are a set of detailed pen & watercolour paintings depicting stylised dancing figures.
It was Guernsey born Sci-fi artist, Chris Foss who introduced her to the Coach-house Gallery & has encouraged her to show her work.” September 2019
Valerie Travers was born in Guernsey and has been painting for approximately 26 years. Apart from exhibiting locally during that time she has also exhibited in Houston, Texas and London. One of the paintings shipped to America was entered in an international competition, which won first prize and this led to the painting being included in American Art Collector magazine. She has also been published in several publications over the years.
For the past 12 months, she has been working steadily on several commission pieces for a yacht which was launched in the summer of 2019.
Valerie works from her home studio/gallery painting mainly in oils, but also in acrylic, mixed media and pastel. Her subjects are varied including seascapes, sunsets, landscapes, floral and also abstracts.
She is very sensitive to nature and her surroundings, capturing the beauty of her island home in her own personal style.”
Maggie le Conte’s Life drawings