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I’m returning to my passion, evoking emotion through my images. I have created since being a small child and love fairytales which always opens up vivid imagination.

The Cloud Walking Artist

I’m returning to my passion, evoking emotion through my images. I have created since being a small child and love More

Rowena Roberts, artist in her 30’s (36 or 37 she’s not sure) creating papercut art inspired by her love of family and the natural world.

Ret Row Art

Rowena Roberts, artist in her 30’s (36 or 37 she’s not sure) creating papercut art inspired by her love of More

I am an emerging self taught artist working predominantly with acrylic and ink on canvas. I also like mixed media and printing My style is colourful, quirky, intuitive and fun.

Sarah Heather

I am an emerging self taught artist working predominantly with acrylic and ink on canvas. I also like mixed media More

Pete Scott bespoke water colourist producer of Wonky Paintings, my commission are mainly of memories, places that means the world to you . Your house, the place you got married or other memorable location.

Peter Scott Wonky Paintings

Pete Scott bespoke water colourist producer of Wonky Paintings, my commission are mainly of memories, places that means the world More

Textile artist using wool, silk, vintage fabrics and natural fibers to create 2D art & 3D sculptural forms inspired by the wildlife,  flora & fauna on mt own doorstep

OkieFolky Fibre Arts

Textile artist using wool, silk, vintage fabrics and natural fibers to create 2D art & 3D sculptural forms inspired by More

I am a textile artist based in the Cambridgeshire fens. I am influenced by the nature that surrounds me. I make original textile pictures and cards.

Lykkelig Design

I am a textile artist based in the Cambridgeshire fens. I am influenced by the nature that surrounds me. I More

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy and many doddles.

Garden open and refreshments available

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy and many doddles. Garden open and refreshments available

Mixed Media & Textile works inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic magic.

A fusion of conventional and unconventional creativity through collage, print, fusing, boning, layering and stitch.

Kim Moore

Mixed Media & Textile works inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic magic. A fusion of conventional and More

My work is quite diverse and generally leans towards abstraction.

Often inspiration is drawn from things that evoke a powerful visceral response - the ground beneath our feet and the sea.

I like to experiment with style, media, colour and scale, and sometimes even let the paint dictate the subject matter. This often results in some surprises. Digital media is also something I enjoy, and I’m hoping to have prints of some of my digital works available for my open studio weekends.

I have been painting, drawing and creating art ever since I can remember - I was the child who wanted sable brushes and turpentine for Xmas, when all my friends asked for a Cindy Horse! I grew up in North Yorkshire, and attended Harrogate College Of Arts, during which time I worked in theatre as a scene-painter, before starting a career as a stage manager. I have been working in live events production since 1993.

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work is primarily but not exclusively concerned with what lies beneath us - the subterranean layers of every moment in time, now obscured in abstract strata and passages of sea which hold mystery, comfort, primal power, sustenance, energy, dreadfulness, awe, the fantastic, the macabre. Liminality, where the passage of time perpetually forms everything that ever existed into the intermingling of rock, water, precious minerals, gases, and, inevitably, where all life ends up. I seek to explore concepts of underground caverns and waterfalls, oceans, great cathedrals of secrecy, stable, fragmented and volatile abstractions formed by the incessant pressure of time. This is where history dwells, in a world we cannot see or touch, but we know exists beneath our feet.

 

 

 

Jayne Ross

My work is quite diverse and generally leans towards abstraction. Often inspiration is drawn from things that evoke a powerful More

Mixed Media Artist, I start with a pencil, paint, and add print, stitch, collage. I capture environments, creatures, feelings, moments through drawing using all types of equipment.

Visit my site on Instagram @janemehmedgarner

Jane Garner

Mixed Media Artist, I start with a pencil, paint, and add print, stitch, collage. I capture environments, creatures, feelings, moments More

Welcome to Graham George's shed of horrors! Unearthly creatures and hideous nightmares abound. Come and see what lurks inside.. discretion advised.

Graham George

Welcome to Graham George’s shed of horrors! Unearthly creatures and hideous nightmares abound. Come and see what lurks inside.. discretion More

I focus on subjects that fill my soul with joy. Through art I desire to share on canvas beauty and life through colourfulness, light and love.

Felicity Racham Kidd

I focus on subjects that fill my soul with joy. Through art I desire to share on canvas beauty and More

It is a sheer joy to paint life as I see it with all the skills I have acquired over a lifetime!

Eileen Sidnell

It is a sheer joy to paint life as I see it with all the skills I have acquired over More

Using the West African Griot tradition of storytelling I create figurative sculptures in ceramics, jesmonite and bronze, telling stories of the struggles and journey of the Black woman.

Desrie Thomson-George

Using the West African Griot tradition of storytelling I create figurative sculptures in ceramics, jesmonite and bronze, telling stories of More

Working mostly in acrylic on canvas, my work could be described as slightly comic pop art and abstract constructions and bright neon coloured motifs.

Dan Lucey

Working mostly in acrylic on canvas, my work could be described as slightly comic pop art and abstract constructions and More

A Biomedical Science student at The University of Sheffield, who achieved an A* in A Level Art in 2019 her work is inspired by science, people, and nature.

Daisy Hayward

A Biomedical Science student at The University of Sheffield, who achieved an A* in A Level Art in 2019 her More

I paint in many mediums depending on the subject and I experiment using different textures. I decorate eggs in the style of Faberge and more modern designs. Garden open. Refreshments.

Cilla Marseglia

I paint in many mediums depending on the subject and I experiment using different textures. I decorate eggs in the More

Come and see the inspirational art work of our artists at the Cancer Wellbeing Service. While there is a therapeutic element to art sessions that build confidence, provides distraction, relaxation and fun for those affected by cancer, there is also fantastic uplifting work produced and on display.

 

 

Cancer Wellbeing Service

Come and see the inspirational art work of our artists at the Cancer Wellbeing Service. While there is a therapeutic More

I am a self taught artist and in love with fluid art. It is my pleasure to share these colourful vibes for your home which can be practical or just as a lovely blissful decoration for you or as a gift idea.

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Blisscohan

I am a self taught artist and in love with fluid art. It is my pleasure to share these colourful More

My favourite painting technique is watercolours. I like this media because of the transparency and luminosity I can achieve with them.

Classic style rarely shows up in my pieces because I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate reality. Painting techniques I could not live without is watercolours and acrylics.

Ziedune Kusk

My favourite painting technique is watercolours. I like this media because of the transparency and luminosity I can achieve with More

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin and I am a self taught metalsmith. I make Copper Things. In my home studio and workshop in Stamford, Lincolnshire I work with copper sheet and wire and handcraft Sculptures, Giftware & Jewellery.
For several years I have collaborated with Felt Artist Eve Marshall and make sculptures and giftware. As a result of our art collaborations we now regularly exhibit together at events too.
I also collaborate with my husband who took up palletwood upcycling during the first lockdown in 2020 when he could not go to work. I make components for his pieces and also use a lot of palletwood stuff in my work.
During Peterborough Artists Opens studios Eve and I will be exhibiting and demonstrating at a venue possibly in Stamford. We will confirm the venue once Covid restrictions end and we are able to speak to venues again.


[caption id="attachment_5865" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Artisan Felter Eve Marshall & Coppersmith Shalini Austin with their collaborative sculptures 'Seagull and 'Arthur the Dodo'[/caption]

Shalini Austin

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin and I am a self taught metalsmith. I make Copper Things. In my home More

Painting is one of my hobbies. My inspiration comes from nature and travel and my style is colour

 

Michael Mitchell

Painting is one of my hobbies. My inspiration comes from nature and travel and my style is colour  

My work is mainly abstract, mixed media - Landscape, Flowers, Animals, the Skies; Also, Flight, humanity, and the environment, are passionate subjects.

Llyan McClelland

My work is mainly abstract, mixed media – Landscape, Flowers, Animals, the Skies; Also, Flight, humanity, and the environment, are More

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my happiest when I find vintage items that can be incorporated into my work whether that be an old book, fabric or haberdashery.  In the current climate where we are all keen to help the environment and move away from the throw away society that the world has become my interest has turned to altering disused items from their original purpose into art works.

 

Lindsay McGinlay

I am a self taught artist who loves the freedom of  using various medias in art. I am at my More

Painting with melted wax allows me to create vivid fantasy and dream like artwork. Each piece is unique, mystical and can stand the test of time.

Lexy Wells

Painting with melted wax allows me to create vivid fantasy and dream like artwork. Each piece is unique, mystical and More

ONLINE COUNSELLING, PERSON-CENTRED ART THERAPY, VIDEO CALLS & PHONE CONSULTATIONS

BACP & BUPA Registered Counsellor

I am available for skype and telephone consultations Monday to Sunday, 10am - 7pm. In addition to talking therapy I am also incorporating Mindful Art for Emotional Wellbeing sessions online. FREE initial consultations.

I use a range of counselling techniques tailored to each individual client, including Person-Centred Art Therapy using art, painting, drawing and collage as a medium of expression.

Consultations are currently remote via skype video or telephone call. In addition to the regular pre-booked session, email and text support in between sessions is offered if required.
Karen Harrison from Artbeat runs Art Therapy Workshops and Pop-up Art Studios at Home, in central Peterborough and the surrounding areas, Stamford, Spalding, Huntingdon; for anyone inspired to work with art and crafts to encourage personal insights into their emotional and mental wellbeing. The process of art-making is a proven non-invasive way of relieving stress and anxiety. Workshops last two hours and are facilitated by Karen, an experienced counsellor and graphic artist. Anyone is welcome, from beginners to accomplished artists, for a fun and creative workshop.  Art Therapy activities include; Hands Collage, Vision Boards,  Destiny Cards, Tie-dye T-shirts, Dream Catchers, Decoupage Pots and Reminiscence Memory Boxes.
Artbeat Therapy has worked with various charities to bring therapeutic art to those who may be disadvantaged and unable to access art groups. Recent collaborations have been with Light Project Peterborough, Red Cross, Parca, Extended Hands and The Salvation Army Lifehouse.
Individual one-to-one counselling and art therapy sessions are available at the Crowland consulting room. Karen is BACP registered and also takes BUPA referrals. Karen also offers private group workshops and Vision Board and Pop-up Art Studio Parties at Home. Please contact for more details, Tel: 07961 444101, karen@artbeattherapy.co.uk.
 

Artbeat Therapy

ONLINE COUNSELLING, PERSON-CENTRED ART THERAPY, VIDEO CALLS & PHONE CONSULTATIONS BACP & BUPA Registered Counsellor I am available for skype More

I have a passion for Art, looking and doing, I'm really enjoying mixed media with all it's unusual exciting twists

I am a self taught artist and have rediscovered my love of creating art after many years of doing none at all. I love looking at art, all kinds, and a couple of years ago went along to a local art exhibition where I met an artist named Wendy who persuaded me to go along to a new art group and here I am ... I have recently completed a brilliant drawing course with a local artist, Paisley Art, which gave me back my passion for mark making.

I prefer experimenting with media and mixing  different ones together to see what evolves sometimes magical and sometimes…..  Well you can always paint over it. Come and see me and other PAOS artists at Unique Cottage Studios Spalding  www.uniquecottagestudios.co.uk.

 

 



 

 





 

 

 

 

Janette Olive

I have a passion for Art, looking and doing, I’m really enjoying mixed media with all it’s unusual exciting twists More

Drawing inspiration in the countryside and seascapes, I paint in a loose, impressionistic style.

 

Chris Jose

Drawing inspiration in the countryside and seascapes, I paint in a loose, impressionistic style.  

I have been painting for 25 years. For a number of years I have run an informal art group in the area and enjoy helping folks to love painting as much as I do.
I enjoy exploring different ways of painting with mixed media and helping others to do the same

Sally Hammerton

I have been painting for 25 years. For a number of years I have run an informal art group in More

[caption id="attachment_6481" align="alignnone" width="533"] Polymer clay beads[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6480" align="alignnone" width="269"] Sculpted copper pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6478" align="alignnone" width="533"] Sculpted copper pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6469" align="alignnone" width="362"] Sculpted copper pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6467" align="alignnone" width="300"] Mixed media collage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6466" align="alignnone" width="418"] Mixed media collage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6463" align="alignnone" width="457"] Polymer clay ‘licquorice allsorts’[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6462" align="alignnone" width="333"] Labradorite pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6465" align="alignnone" width="402"] Mixed media collage[/caption]

I make one-off pieces of jewellery in glass, silver, copper, silk and semi-precious stones. Interested by the materials and their varying and fabulous qualities of colour, texture and form, I take my inspiration from the natural world and historic art movements.

At Art School I trained as a designer and now specialise in Jewellery Design and Mixed Media work.

         

Shibori pendant


[caption id="attachment_4999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Pearls with silver wire weaving[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4993" align="alignnone" width="533"] Ceramic handprinted beads[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5003" align="alignnone" width="300"] Silver leaf pendant[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_4983" align="alignnone" width="450"] Glass Landscape[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_5000" align="alignleft" width="450"] Shibori brooch[/caption]

 

Jill Colman

I make one-off pieces of jewellery in glass, silver, copper, silk and semi-precious stones. Interested by the materials and their More

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I create a wide variety of art and sculpture across several mediums, my favourite being, polymer clay.

Amy Wright

Focusing on colour and textures hidden in everyday life; inspired by abstraction, bold shapes, natural forms and definitive textures, I More

As a self taught artist I discovered that nature can offer an enormous amount of material. I have tried to capture this in my work regardless of the subject.

I enjoy life and colour. I have tried to catch this in my art. All the emotions that life offers through colour and image.

Ali-marie Black

As a self taught artist I discovered that nature can offer an enormous amount of material. I have tried to More

Mixed media work with a strong focus on the natural world, the human impact upon it and environmental issues. Julie Reid's work is shown and collected internationally.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

Continually learning, observing and absorbing; drawing energy from my particular surroundings to evoke a sense of place and contemplation is my aim.

Initially I draw in sketchbooks wherever I may be; beach, land or woodland, visually and literally note taking; plus although I do not work directly from photographs, the camera, photography and digital manipulations of an image are becoming an increasingly more important aspect of my work. It enables me to study the minutiae of nature and the usually unobserved, the structure of a seedhead, the line and texture within a rock or pebble; looking deeper and deeper into the surface to discover the abstract.

Primarily I choose collage to interpret my thoughts and drawings. It enables me to use a variety of media including recycled and handmade papers, water based inks and paints, charcoal and found objects.

Words are a vital part of the work though they are often hidden deep into the piece asking the viewer to look for them & the hidden meaning of what can initially appear to be a very quiet work. Inside it is shouting 'really look at me, I have so many stories to tell.'

It is a given that artists draw on nature: how can we not? As humans we are nature, it is all around us, it feeds us physically, spiritually & emotionally. This then begs the question why are we as humans, increasingly taking it for granted, ignoring it's vitality, destroying it and the climate that supports it and us by the overuse of man made materials, fossil fuels and unsustainable living. Finding ways to express this are of growing importance to me as time moves on. I intend that my work becomes an extension to my voice. However quiet they may both be in this world of sensory pollution.

 

 

 

Julie Reid

Mixed media work with a strong focus on the natural world, the human impact upon it and environmental issues. Julie More

My ambition is to create art that features Afro Caribbean faces and figures and then make that art readily available. With this in mind, I offer original art, prints, greeting cards and more. I particularly enjoy depicting characters whose natural afro hair is a main feature.

Apart from this personal work, I enjoy exploring other themes and using a variety of media including acrylics, lino printing, digital art, abstract art and pattern design.

email: info@staceyanncole.com

instagram: @sacoleart

facebook: Stacey-Ann Cole Art

twitter: @sacoleart

Stacey-Ann Cole

My ambition is to create art that features Afro Caribbean faces and figures and then make that art readily available. More

Mixed media works that range from paintings to recent explorations into 3D work.

Faye's creative drive is fueled by her love of textiles both modern and heritage, inspiring mixed media paintings and Lino cuts, mixed media sculptural works following the same inspirational theme are also made and use hand made paper, oils and resin to create Faye's panels and 3D works.

Faye Gagel-Panchal

Mixed media works that range from paintings to recent explorations into 3D work. Faye’s creative drive is fueled by her More

My current work derives from Zen philosophy and Haiku poetry. I strive to interpret the true nature of existence with lines, colours, and textures which are integrated in order to demonstrate harmony.

Using everyday objects as a starting point for my subject and observing them in new ways, I transform them from a familiar to an unfamiliar condition

Sanae Dvorjetz

My current work derives from Zen philosophy and Haiku poetry. I strive to interpret the true nature of existence with More

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on nature.  My work is continually evolving and changing and now experimenting with goldwork embroidery. I also manipulate fabric and stitch to create wearable art, continually developing processes for unique items.
These small items are made from Shibori pleated silk ribbon attached to small pieces of slate collected whilst on holiday.  The silk is embellished with hand beaded detail using natural gem stones and glass beading.  The are small pendants or brooches.

Sue Keen

Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on More

Sea, Sky and lanscape inspire my work.

These richly textured  and atmospheric paintings are semi abstract and expressionistic. Rather than mimic nature, I prefer to describe the qualities of a subjective experience.

Ceramics is an exciting and natural progression of my work. Hand-building and manipulating clay into objects inspired by nature’s forms and structures is an extension of my textured, atmospheric paintings. Latest work includes ceramic Wall Art, currently showcased in galleries around the UK.

Previous and current exhibitions include:
V&A London in the ‘Inspired by…’ Exhibition
 Cecelia Colman Gallery, London
 VK Gallery, St Ives, Cambridge
Ferrers Gallery, Ashby de la Zouch
Atholl Gallery, Perthshire
Dotty Gallery, Twyford, Leicestershire
Doghouse Gallery, Comber, Northern Ireand
Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Solo Gallery, Sheffield
Strathearn Gallery, Crieff, Perthshire
Neil's Gallery, Filey, North Yorkshire
Inspired by Gallery, Danby, North Yorkshire Moors
 Stamford Arts Gallery
Art in the Heart, Peterborough
Rutland Open Art, Rutland County Museum Oakham
 Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery 
 Atelier East, ‘Best in Show’ 2011

 

Rene Viner

Sea, Sky and lanscape inspire my work. These richly textured  and atmospheric paintings are semi abstract and expressionistic. Rather than mimic nature, More

I'm totally hooked on Acrylic Pour and love how the colours pop. I re-purpose pots, vases and L.P's with this medium to match your decor.
My other passion is watercolours.
Fused glass pendants are another string to my bow.
I believe very strongly that everyone benefits from a bit of colour in their lives.

visit my online shop at Mademe

http://mademe.co.uk/shop/artbypauline/

 

My facebook address is       pauline.wheatley.39@facebook.com

Pauline K Wheatley

I’m totally hooked on Acrylic Pour and love how the colours pop. I re-purpose pots, vases and L.P’s with this More

A unique collaboration of ceramic into artworks by 2 sisters. One creating a range of porcelain and the other creating unique one-off pictures, using found materials and intricate stitching techniques.

Keramika Creations has evolved further this year. Kerry has expanded into precious metal clay and new artworks. The combination of 'lustered' porcelain with other materials has created new artworks.

Keramika Creations

A unique collaboration of ceramic into artworks by 2 sisters. One creating a range of porcelain and the other creating unique one-off More

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member of the British Association for Modern Mosaic. Garden open.

Kay describes her practice as:

'I am a mosaic and textile artist working in Peterborough. In mosaics I use hand cut patterned, plain and mirrored glass with recycled ceramics. I create panels for indoors or outdoors, mirrors, vases and hangings. My textile work encompasses layerering silks, sheers and paper with free machine and hand stitching'.

 

Kay Hall

Kay loves to experiment with colour and its interactions in her mosaic and textile work. She is a professional member More

Inspired by small details of nature - exquisite miniature mixed-media moth sculptures and #SolaceInNature macro photography.
 
This year I'll be opening my studio 'virtually' with a live online Open Studio via Zoom - I hope you'll be able to join me!  Email me or see the website for a link nearer the time.


 
About Kathryn...
I am a visual story teller and mixed media artist.  I create intricate hand-modelled sculptures that weave together tales of people, places and the natural world.

It is the small details of nature that inspire me. Whether I’m looking at a fragment of lichen-encrusted bark or through a lens at a piece of coral, natural structures, textures and forms delight me.

As I explore these treasures, and delve into the history of the places in which they are found, I find myself wanting to share their stories. Through sculpture I select and combine the elements that most fascinate me. Sometimes new species emerge… new wonders of the natural world that have been waiting to be discovered.

The materials I choose to use depends on the story to be told; from porcelain plants and ephemeral chlorophyll photographs to wildflower-shoes made of sugar. Hand modelled porcelain is currently at the heart of my practice, often combined with found natural and vintage objects. Porcelain’s preciousness, fragility and strength say something of how I perceive the natural world, and I enjoy the challenges of modelling this demanding clay using simple tools. Whatever the material, each sculpture is created by hand, each one is unique, each one is a treasure.

Hand modelled porcelain is currently at the heart of my work.  I enjoy the challenge of modelling this tricky clay with simple tools, and porcelain’s preciousness, fragility and strength say something of how I see the natural world.  Whatever the material, each sculpture is created by hand, each one is unique, each one is a treasure.
Exhibitions, Events & Workshops...
My work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), City Gallery Peterborough, and as site specific interventions at Burghley House, John Clare Cottage, Northampton Museum and Derby Museum.  Please see my website for more information about exhibitions, events and workshops.

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To see more or get in touch...
Visit my website, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

Kathryn Parsons

Inspired by small details of nature – exquisite miniature mixed-media moth sculptures and #SolaceInNature macro photography.   This year I’ll More

My paintings evolve from an aim to get a contemporary and vibrant painting, I paint in a semi abstract way, trying different paints, mediums and surfaces for diverse effects.

Judy Horman

My paintings evolve from an aim to get a contemporary and vibrant painting, I paint in a semi abstract way, More

Artist and garden creator, taking inspiration from the nature and wildlife that surrounds her. Jeni often uses reclaimed materials in her sculptures, and also uses steel, corten steel, copper, bronze and stainless.

Jeni Cairns

Artist and garden creator, taking inspiration from the nature and wildlife that surrounds her. Jeni often uses reclaimed materials in More

I have been painting now for twenty years starting with drawing and then oils and on to watercolour and now mainly mixed media. In love with the natural surroundings, mostly landscapes, especially trees, my recent paintings are predominantly trees in different forms. Painted in an impressionistic style, I like colour and atmosphere.

Do come and see my new work.

Jean Edwards

I have been painting now for twenty years starting with drawing and then oils and on to watercolour and now More

 

[caption id="attachment_6289" align="aligncenter" width="562"] Mixed Media (Commissioned by The ADHD Foundation, Liverpool)[/caption]

A mixture of new locally inspired pieces alongside my recent award winning work celebrating the gifts/talents  of the ADHD community.  Varied and purposefully random as ever.  My artwork is for sale via my website www.heartwork.co.uk and https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/marketplace/

My featured artwork 'Reigning ADHD' was commissioned by the national charity, The ADHD Foundation.   Limited edition prints are still available (25% proceeds going to the charity).   The artwork was inspired by the 'Umbrella Project' which is an installation created annually in Liverpool (and now Manchester also) to raise awareness surrounding neurodiversity.  I was  over the moon to have won the charity's  2018 national 'Artist' award.

I am very passionate about the cause behind the ADHD charities as I was diagnosed myself with ADHD in 2009 whilst employed as an Art Teacher.  My life has improved significantly since my diagnosis and I rely on my creativity heavily as one of the strategies to keep my ADHD 'symptoms' at bay.   I was one of the first adults in the UK to be diagnosed with the condition and my work has become entwined with reducing the stereotypes and stigma surrounding this most misunderstood of conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacki Cairns

  A mixture of new locally inspired pieces alongside my recent award winning work celebrating the gifts/talents  of the ADHD More

I'm a children's book author and illustrator, currently working on my eighth picture book (my seventh was published in January by Hodder Children's Books). I work predominantly in watercolour, soft pastel and collage, and love to draw animals!

Having spent much of my time at school doodling covertly on the last pages of my exercise books, I went off to do a degree in Graphic Design at Bath Spa University, specialising in illustration, followed by a Master’s degree in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. After graduating in 2007, I began to write and illustrate picture books alongside teaching art classes in a primary school, during which I invariably managed to get more paint on myself than the children did!

Now fully freelance, I create books and run children’s art classes from my studio (see Art Stars), ably assisted by my basset hound, William.

You can see more of my work on my website, http://www.elliesandall.com or my Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/EllieSandall

Ellie Sandall Illustration

I’m a children’s book author and illustrator, currently working on my eighth picture book (my seventh was published in January More

Art Stars is a children's art school based in Deeping St. James, and each year as part of Open Studios we have a celebratory exhibition of our talented students' work! We offer quality term time art tuition, holiday workshops and Arts Award courses for 4-16 year olds, and our classes are designed to complement the Early Years and Key Stage 1-4 art curriculum. We work with small groups, covering a wide variety of arts activities including drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking and textiles. Our aim is to inspire and enable creative children and young people in the Deepings and surrounding areas to further their engagement with the arts. Come along and see what we've been up to! Find out more at http://www.artstarsdeeping.com

Art Stars Children’s Art School

Art Stars is a children’s art school based in Deeping St. James, and each year as part of Open Studios More

A selection of my favourite pictures drawn over the last year.

While I am not opening my studio during POAS 2021, you can follow me on Twitter: @_annieb  or Instagram: Annie B

Ann Bellamy

A selection of my favourite pictures drawn over the last year. While I am not opening my studio during POAS More

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the working studio and talk about ideas in development.
Initially taking a BSc in Zoology, Anita followed a career in IT, as a software developer and analyst, but after graduating with a first class degree in Stitched Textiles  she left IT, her career having gone from Science to Technology and finally Art.

This unusual path undoubtedly explains the content of her work - a fascination with the delicate balance of the natural world, the cycle of life. It reflects her concerns about the exploitation of nature and the earth's resources by man, disrupting this balance and resulting in habitat loss and accelerated climate change. This has a major impact on biodiversity, a lifelong passion. Her work with structures and forms symbolises this fragile web of connections.

Anita's process revolves around constructing sculptural forms from thread. She uses looping and knotting processes such as knitting and non traditional materials such as wire and paper thread. Research develops a narrative, another layer. For instance, her knitted plankton developed from the zoological background and computational algorithms to generate new 'mutated' life forms, representing evolutionary development. They were widely exhibited with the 'Hyperbolic Crocheted Coral Reef' despite being neither coral or crocheted.

Anita has also undertaken site-specific residencies in museums and heritage sites. Detailed research identifies stories and ideas that connect to personal themes, but the process has to be more flexible - calling on a wider skill set to make work appropriate to the site. This has included digitally printing over-scale feathers for Burghley House and a flock of birds screen printed with the poet John Clare’s handwriting for his dovecot. Although the work has a different impetus, subject matter recurrs – creatures of the sea, birds, moths, hedges, trees, text - and connections becoming increasingly visible.

Anita Bruce

Textile and mixed media artist exploring art and natural history, with particular reference to biodiversity and environmental issues. Visit the More

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