Naomi Frears Exhibition by Nigel Rumsey

Naomi Frears - portrait In September last year I had the pleasure of shooting a portrait session with St. Ives artist Naomi Frears. I've always been a fan of Naomi's work so it was a real pleasure for me to talk to her during the session and get an insight into the way she approaches her painting.

Now that work is going to see the light of day at an exhibition in the Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath. Obviously any art is an entirely subjective thing, but if you're in the area I would certainly recommend you try to get along. The exhibition runs until 11 May 2013.

Peter - stranger #13 by Nigel Rumsey

Peter Beeson, artist, eating lunch in St. Ives The Digey, St. Ives, Cornwall

I interrupted Peter eating a lunch of roast duck and roast potatoes outside this restaurant in St. Ives. He had a digital Leica sitting on the table and he kindly let me try it out. We got talking about film vs digital the pros and the cons - as you do.

Peter works as an artist, based in St. Ives, and shoots landscapes. I can't remember if he said he painted from life or the photograph. A really confident guy, I got the impression nothing would phase him!

Sorry about interrupting your lunch Peter.

Leica M6, Kodak Tri-x, HC-110 'B' - 7 mins.

Linda - stranger #12 by Nigel Rumsey

Linda Weir artist painting on the harbour arm St. IvesHarbour, St. Ives, Cornwall

During the summer Linda paints in her VW camper on the harbour St. Ives. A more beautiful place to paint it's hard to think of.

We had a great chat, Linda was explaining the differences in light on the water. As a photographer I think I see more than most but when you're painting the same scene over weeks and months you really see!

Thanks Linda.

Leica M6, Kodak Tri-x, HC-110 'B' - 7 mins.