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Hotel Felix Artwork
The artwork around the hotel has been carefully selected to create an ambience and feel for the various interior spaces.
In Hyperion, the set of three back-lit canvasses were originally from Edward Muybridge’s photographic studies of ‘Animals in Motion’. This is a famous collection of early photographic studies done by Muybridge in the 19th century. The Tiger’s face and Dog’s face were also derived from these photographs.
Above the fireplace in Graffiti hangs a heavy mesh ‘Male Torso’ by Peter Osborne who works in the Midlands.
The artist Diane Epstein who has a Post Graduate Diploma in Art from St Martin's College has produced paintings which we display in Graffiti, Reception and public areas from a blend of contemporary styles using oils on canvas.
On the first floor of the hotel, there is a collection of six watercolour and pencil impressions of Rome by Julian Bray, in Atlas and Calypso and in Phoebe are pencil studies of horses by Julian Bray from the work of Theodore Gericault.
Robin Maunsel paintings can be seen in many of the bedrooms and on the first floor, his pastels combine strands of early modern art. Robin describes his work as taking landscapes and bending them to his will, he believes that serious art cannot ignore traditions of its past.
The Orangery is the location for James Mylne's work. Noted for his humble use of ballpoint pens to create photo-realistic artworks, James' artwork reflects an interest in the presentation of the female form, street art and the urban environment.
Some of our most stunning pieces of art can be found behind Reception. Living and working in Cambridgeshire, Chris Wood's work in aims to reveal the wonder and true magic of the phenomenon of light. Her canvas is dichroic glass and her medium is light and she uses one to manipulate the other.
Another Cambridge artist David Mitchell originally trained in Cambridge at the local art school before studying design at Bournemouth and then Fine Art & Glass at Central St. Martins in London. He spent over 20 years working in design and architecture before concentrating on fine art and architectural glass. Examples of his work can be found in the area we call our Gallery.
A member of the growing number of talented British watercolour artists, Mary-Clare Cornwallis, despite having had no formal training, has exhibited at the Sloane Club, the Lennox Gallery and The Gallery in Cork Street, London. Living and painting full time in South West Scotland and drawing on the beautiful natural surroundings of her home for inspiration, Mary-Clare has more recently developed her botanical work which can be found in a corridor on the first floor outside Atlas and Calypso, outside the Restaurant and in a couple of bedrooms.
One of our most popular artists is Hugh Durnford-Wood. An artist designer who was classically trained at the Ruskin School of Fine Art in Oxford he has worked as Artist in Residence at the Globe Theatre. Based in Lyme Regis he is a figurative painter who produces prints which create a mood like poetry - which feature in many of our public areas- to wallpaper. Several of these wallpaper designs can be found in our bedrooms.
Much of the artwork around the hotel is for sale - for prices please enquire at Reception.