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As Lonnie Donegan said
“When you get to my age it helps to pass the time”.

Peter Clay

As Lonnie Donegan said “When you get to my age it helps to pass the time”.

I'm Rose.  I am an Artist and Maker

Through varied work, I playfully explore and study the theory of colour and try to capture the simplicity of our love for the world we live in.
The Art I create aims to satisfy the simple human part of us that takes pleasure in small perfections like a beautiful Fallen leaf or a perfectly round stone.
I enjoy working with a number of different mediums, currently I most often with Acrylic Paint and Oil Pastels
 

 
My Website is www.rose-croft.co.uk
You can find me on:
Instagram  - @missrosecroft
Facebook - @missrosecroft
Twitter -  @missrosecroft
I am currently also selling some of my art as NFTs on Rarible.

I am interested in developing more large scale colourful art installations using various mixed media in the new year.

I run workshops and host events. I'm looking forward to being able to do this at Unique Cottage Studio this year.

I teach Forest School in a couple of Primary Schools in Peterborough, as well as teaching a regular Adult LD Art class.  In my spare time, when I'm not in my Studio in Spalding, you'll find me telling stories or body painting at Festivals across the country, or walking my dog down the River.



[caption id="attachment_13069" align="alignright" width="290"] - Chromacell from the Slices In Time Project[/caption]

Rose Croft

I’m Rose.  I am an Artist and Maker Through varied work, I playfully explore and study the theory of colour More

I make things in wood and metal according to whim or commission. My subjects are mainly figurative with a twist and often quite large and are neither intellectual or conceptual.

Barney Broadbent

I make things in wood and metal according to whim or commission. My subjects are mainly figurative with a twist More

Lynne has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since 2014. Lynne is also inspired by Peterborough Cathedral where she volunteers as a tour guide.

Lynne Collins

Lynne has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since 2014. Lynne is also inspired by Peterborough More

I am passionate about caring for the world around me and represent this through various mediums.
I aspire to help others to develop their creativity through workshops and classes.

Rachel Simmonds – Big Sky Arts

I am passionate about caring for the world around me and represent this through various mediums. I aspire to help More

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Visit my front garden for an outdoor exhibition of my bright colourful paintings, prints cards etc inspired by nature and flowers. #happyart

Charron Pugsley-Hill

: Visit my front garden for an outdoor exhibition of my bright colourful paintings, prints cards etc inspired by nature More

My artistic motto is: Create and Observe. If art is directed towards people, everything we create is a form of contact.

Jaroslaw Jacek Sokol

My artistic motto is: Create and Observe. If art is directed towards people, everything we create is a form of More

...a self-untaught loose cannon, his scattergun experimentations in art and photography incorporate collage, mosaic and broken cameras.

Chris Lovell

…a self-untaught loose cannon, his scattergun experimentations in art and photography incorporate collage, mosaic and broken cameras.

Creative leatherwork in a range of techniques and styles

Justin Capp

Creative leatherwork in a range of techniques and styles

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

My artwork brings out both the beauty of nature and the individual character of each creature it hosts. Just as we humans are unique so are the animals I paint.

Keerthana Sridhar – Artimal Ltd

My artwork brings out both the beauty of nature and the individual character of each creature it hosts. Just as More

Through my handwoven textiles I explore colour, texture and technique to create a variety of finished pieces for home and to wear.

Suzanne Townshend

Through my handwoven textiles I explore colour, texture and technique to create a variety of finished pieces for home and More

Modern, functional ceramics, made in my cottage studio, inspired by pretty things and made for everyday use.

Studio LP Ceramics

Modern, functional ceramics, made in my cottage studio, inspired by pretty things and made for everyday use.

Largely self-taught, I am inspired by nature and ordinary life around me. I work mainly in oils, but have ventured into watercolour and pastels occasionally.

Stella Poole

Largely self-taught, I am inspired by nature and ordinary life around me. I work mainly in oils, but have ventured More

Mixed Media Artist and Maker.

The intention of my art for you is to bring joy. I want you to look at it and like it for how it makes you feel. Joyful and vibrant.

I love colour, the combinations of colour,  bold in your face art, outlining, semi abstract art, and collage. These are the influences I try and bring to my work. I mainly work in acrylic and pastel (with some added collage for fun)

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram at Sarah Heather Art.

Sarah Heather

Mixed Media Artist and Maker. The intention of my art for you is to bring joy. I want you to More

Photography captures the moment, framing and telling a story and invoking an emotion is the art. The love of action, emotion and effort and human and nature.

Sailesh Panchal

Photography captures the moment, framing and telling a story and invoking an emotion is the art. The love of action, More

I strip old and discarded leather furniture and clothing and make a range of useful bags, plus lighting from bicycle frames and old copper pipes and much more

Paul Hunt

I strip old and discarded leather furniture and clothing and make a range of useful bags, plus lighting from bicycle 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

This is a presentation of the work produced by a group of individuals with Parkinson's, mostly new to art. Led by local artist Alex Patience.

Parkinson’s UK Artists Association

This is a presentation of the work produced by a group of individuals with Parkinson’s, mostly new to art. Led More

Paper2pearls sums up the two materials I work with most when creating my jewellery – though rarely do I use the two together, and sadly I have not discovered a way of turning paper into pearls!

Paper jewellery

Gilli's Flowers is my range of jewellery and gifts made by using paper from unwonted or "dead" copies of classic and well-known books.  What marks it unique is the range of books I use, designs related to specific books and how my customers are able to choose pieces made from books which are meaningful. I also make bridal headpieces and pieces from vintage sheet music. I hand fold the origami elements by hand and finish them using several coats of top quality waterproof varnish.

Cultured pearl jewellery

Glover and Greenwood celebrates the unique beauty of pearls and the variety of cultured pearls available today. Most of my pieces are made using Chinese freshwater pearls in all their amazing variety of types shapes and colours but I also have a smaller range of pieces using Japanese Akoya, Tahitian black and South Sea pearls. I design and make all pieces myself using a range of techniques including traditional hand knotting. I have a bespoke bridal range and I'm always happy to accept commissions.

I also offer a restringing or reknotting service.

I have my own jewellery studio in Yaxley handily positioned at the bottom of my garden. I am fully insured and a member of the Guild of Jewellery Designers.

 

Paper2Pearls

Paper2pearls sums up the two materials I work with most when creating my jewellery – though rarely do I use More

Local artists living in and around Oundle

 

Oundle Artist Group

 	Stuart Riley - painting - email address: stuart@planet-riley.co.uk
 	Adrian Duffin - painting
 	Yvette Halewood - painting
 	Lorraine Swift - painting & textiles
 	Penny Reading - painting
 	Sue Singlehurst - painting
 	Emily Duffin - painting
 	Rob Bibby - pottery - email address: robbibby@btinternet.com - telephone: 01780 470866
 	Uli Bankart - pottery

Oundle Artists

Local artists living in and around Oundle   Oundle Artist Group Stuart Riley – painting – email address: stuart@planet-riley.co.uk Adrian 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

Handmade silver jewellery inspired by nature.

Oakland Jewellery

Handmade silver jewellery inspired by nature.

Over the last year I have experimented with throwing bottle forms in all shapes and sizes. I love their elegant curves, echoing this simplicity with a limited glaze palette.

Maeve Lowings

Over the last year I have experimented with throwing bottle forms in all shapes and sizes. I love their elegant 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

I am inspired by living things, particularly plants, although I occasionally branch out into the animal kingdom. My medium is watercolour, but I am learning to enjoy acrylics and pastels.

Linda Willey

I am inspired by living things, particularly plants, although I occasionally branch out into the animal kingdom. My medium is 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 work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle.

Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered materials are creatively fused  through collage, print, fusing, bonding and/or stitch.

Kim Moore

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle. Guided intuitively by Reiki, layered More

John Mills Artist - Original Oil paintings and prints of the Deepings, surrounding area and also further afield. I welcome you to my studio where I will showcase my work.

John Mills

John Mills Artist – Original Oil paintings and prints of the Deepings, surrounding area and also further afield. I welcome More

Based in the South Holland area of the Fens, I work from my home studio where I love to make simple organic forms often inspired by the natural world. The latest work is influenced by the attitudes of mindfulness meditation and the equanimity which develops from regular practice.

Jen Callow

Based in the South Holland area of the Fens, I work from my home studio where I love to make 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

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY - HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY
Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Echarri back in 2008. I have been designing and creating silver jewellery for over 12 years now. After completing a silversmith course back in 2010, I decided to explore PMC (precious metal clay) and completed a diploma in this... However, I still felt as though I was not quite there with what I wanted to produce.

Finally I found Wire Sculpture Jewellery, creating twists and swirls to shape and forge the wire to encase gemstones within, thus creating completely unique one-of-a-kind pieces using only Silver wire and small tools. NO soldering!!!

Consequently I fell completely in love with this, and went on to complete 6 Master Class Courses learning the skills and techniques needed to become an expert in the field.

As a result, I now design and craft quality silver and copper wire jewellery using precious and semi-precious stones from around the world. Each piece is unique and crafted by hand using master wire sculpting techniques.

I am an international seller, selling online as well as at craft fayres, wedding fayres, trade fayres and galleries.

 
DEE-ZYN WIRE JEWELLERY SCHOOL
Dee-zyn Jewellery also runs a Wire Jewellery School, empowering other people to have a go and learn to create their own beautiful jewellery using the same techniques that I fell in love with. There are many different workshops and courses, providing the knowledge and physical skills needed to create different styles of jewellery.

My motto is that 'everyone can make jewellery' which I wholeheartedly believe. The classes are suitable for all ages and abilities from complete beginners to those looking at learning new techniques or brushing up on their former jewellery making skills. Almost all classes run on weekday evenings and weekends and prices start from just £15.

Dee-zyn Jewellery School is a fast growing independent jewellery training centre based in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. With over 30 classes running each year from beginners to Masterclass, there are plenty to choose from. The classes are run from our fully-equipped jewellery studio in a beautiful garden setting. There is something at Dee-zyn Jewellery School for everyone.

 
JEWELLERY MAKING TASTER WORKSHOPS
Each day of PAOS, there will be taster sessions at 13.00 each day where you can have a go at making an item of jewellery.  These will be £5.00 which include all materials (wire and gems), and include the use of tools.

Example taster sessions will be:

 	Earrings
 	Ear Climbers
 	Mini Wire Tree of Life
 	Crystal rings

Please contact me to ensure your space and to find out more on 01733 265249

or email me at: dee-zyn@hotmail.com

 

PARKING in Sacred Heart School car park at back of House, Entrance through back gate.

 

Dee-zyn Jewellery

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY – HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Echarri back in 2008. I have More

Dee Hunt combines her love of gardening with her ceramic skills. Her stoneware planter designs are frost resistant and make a strong focal point for beautiful outdoor spaces.

Dee Hunt

Dee Hunt combines her love of gardening with her ceramic skills. Her stoneware planter designs are frost resistant and make More

My impressionist images interpret light and colours, shapes and patterns in both landscapes and details, around the English coast, in Cambridge and locally, even in my garden.

David Townshend

My impressionist images interpret light and colours, shapes and patterns in both landscapes and details, around the English coast, in 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

In my work I use water colours for clarity and transparency, and pastels for animal portraiture. When painting land and seascapes I enjoy using both acrylics and oils.

Cherry Hadley

In my work I use water colours for clarity and transparency, and pastels for animal portraiture. When painting land and More

Jeweller, Carol Clift, has been creating stunning jewellery for over 30 years. Her dazzlingly beautiful and intricate work is hand-made using traditional techniques.

Carol Clift

Jeweller, Carol Clift, has been creating stunning jewellery for over 30 years. Her dazzlingly beautiful and intricate work is hand-made 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

I paint mainly in oils. Although I paint many subjects my main focus is to try and capture light and movement. My style is quite loose and I love working with a palette knife.

Susan Harper

I paint mainly in oils. Although I paint many subjects my main focus is to try and capture light and 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.
I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things.

Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford with my husband and rescue dogs.

In my home studio and workshop in Stamford, Lincolnshire I work with copper sheet and wire and handcraft Sculptures, Giftware & Jewellery.



[caption id="attachment_5865" align="alignright" width="300"] Artisan Felter Eve Marshall & Coppersmith Shalini Austin with their collaborative sculptures 'Seagull and 'Arthur the Dodo'[/caption]
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 pallet wood to mount my wall art pieces and as sculpture base.
During Peterborough Artists Opens studios Eve and I will be exhibiting and demonstrating at Riverside Beads in Market Deeping. We will be under a gazebo outside the shop.
A full range of my work will be available to view and buy. I will also be showing some steps of the making process of my decorative pieces and copper jewellery... may involve a hammer, an anvil and some noise!

Shalini Austin

Hello! My name is Shalini Austin. I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper things. Originally from New More

Award-winning artist making paintings of the Fens.
Must-see paintings catch the drama of the landscape in fleeting light beneath Fenland skies. Exhibitor of both LAS and WVAS

Nick Tearle, Fenland Artist

Award-winning artist making paintings of the Fens. Must-see paintings catch the drama of the landscape in fleeting light beneath Fenland 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  

After early success in my late teens, exhibiting and selling at the Mall Galleries in London life then became busy with work and family commitments. Forty odd years passed quickly without the time for much art, but I have been working full time on my art now for the last 3 years.

I taught myself lino printing and dry point etching. My speciality is hand made limited edition prints, also original paintings and drawings. These sell online, you can visit my shop to see my work at www.artfinder.com/margaret-mallows. I regularly publish new work. You can also find me on Instagram @margaret.mallows where I often post work in progress photographs - people like to see the process in making prints.

Inspiration for my art comes from life around me, and places I visit. I like to try different subjects and occasionally inject some humour into my work - art doesn't have to be serious! My artwork has sold to many countries across the world. Buyers have come back to me with fantastic feedback, and purchased more of my work, and my art is currently in 17 different countries worldwide.

Awards & exhibitions:

2018: Winner in Jackson's amateur artist competition, drawing and print making category;

March 2019: Two prints shortlisted for the Royal Academy summer exhibition 2019;

June 2019: Contributor of an online article for The Artist magazine, at their request;

August 2019: Awarded Best print in show at the Fellowship of Professional and Amateur Artists summer exhibition;

November 2019:

Winner of Editor's choice in The Artist magazine, and full page feature December 2019 issue;

2 prints shortlisted in a global art competition to raise public awareness of climate change;

Exhibitor of 3 prints, IEA open exhibition at Holt, Norfolk;

Elected provisional member of Institute of East Anglian Artists;

January 2020: 2 prints selected for exhibition at The Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition at The Mall Galleries London, exhibiting 20 - 29th February 2020.

March 2020 – 2 works shortlisted for New English Art Club exhibition at The Mall Galleries London.*

March 2020 – 1 print shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.*

*Both exhibitions postponed for now due to Covid-19 crisis and final selections not yet chosen.

March 2020 – Framed print sent to NHS North Middlesex University hospital to brighten a new room created for staff to use during shifts, following trauma.

April 2020 – 4 small prints donated for sale or the charity #feednhs, and sold online via Highgate Gallery; they sold within a couple of hours of the exhibition going live, and raised £200 for the charity.

 

Margaret Mallows

After early success in my late teens, exhibiting and selling at the Mall Galleries in London life then became busy More

My work is based on experimentation with materials such as inks, charcoal, marker pens and gouache. There’s an element of play, chance and unknown in this process. Most of the works are created on paper with pen and ink.

I was born and raised in India. Every year I create a series of work related to my roots. These arise on my annual visits.  My inspiration is the intense colours, architecture and sarees worn as traditional attire. One of these works is currently on display at city gallery, as part of Vivacity Open 2019.

I consider myself a doodler, hence the name madoodl.

BIO

MA Creative Technology  - DMU - 2018

Various drawing courses  - City College, Peterborough

Royal Drawing school, London

 

 

 

Madoodl

My work is based on experimentation with materials such as inks, charcoal, marker pens and gouache. There’s an element of More

I am a glass and enamel artist with a BA(Hons) in Design Crafts. Using enamel to paint glass and to make unique jewellery, as well as, stained glass windows, lamps and decorations.
Inspired by nature and the sea, I also use stained glass and glass enamel combined with print, painting, photographs, and often wood and other found objects.  So creating one off panels and sculptures.

DenneyDesign

I am a glass and enamel artist with a BA(Hons) in Design Crafts. Using enamel to paint glass and to More

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 started in watercolour. I sketch and love the vibrancy you can achieve in acrylic. I enjoy pottery and sculpture. Making objects for the house and garden that are quirky. Mixed media for landscapes, animals and abstract pictures. Hand built and thrown Pottery. I use Pyrography and Copper foil to create pictures in light and dark.

Liz Davies

I started in watercolour. I sketch and love the vibrancy you can achieve in acrylic. I enjoy pottery and sculpture. 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

Combining a passion for stained glass and textiles, Handmade by Joolz specialises in intricate glass decorations for the home. Each piece is handmade with love and care.
Custom orders welcome!
 

Julia Taroni – Handmade by Joolz

Combining a passion for stained glass and textiles, Handmade by Joolz specialises in intricate glass decorations for the home. Each More

I am a wood-turner using mostly local sourced hardwoods which I carve into intricate sculptures, adding texture and colour using spirit stains and pyrography.
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Jon Paine

I am a wood-turner using mostly local sourced hardwoods which I carve into intricate sculptures, adding texture and colour using More

I create jewellery with a combination of chain maille, wire work, beads and crystals, all with a modern twist.

Jenny Sheldrake

I create jewellery with a combination of chain maille, wire work, beads and crystals, all with a modern twist.

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

I work predominantly with old British china, silver and semi precious stones to make decorative mosaics and jewellery, finding texture, pattern and colour in the changing landscape around me.

Fiona Gurney – Box of Frogs Mosaics

I work predominantly with old British china, silver and semi precious stones to make decorative mosaics and jewellery, finding texture, More

Debbie creates individual handbuilt ceramics and uses them as a canvas for her love of drawing decorating them with a variety of methods including coloured slips, underglazes and sgraffito.

Debbie Davis

Debbie creates individual handbuilt ceramics and uses them as a canvas for her love of drawing decorating them with a More

Landscape based work in paint and ink on paper. Printmaking is mostly serigraphy (screenprinting).
Mostly landscapes with birds in. Access includes four well-spaced steps in garden

Carry Akroyd

Landscape based work in paint and ink on paper. Printmaking is mostly serigraphy (screenprinting). Mostly landscapes with birds in. Access More

I paint mainly in oils. I do enjoy painting most subjects and try and capture detail and depth, especially in coastal scenes.
From an early age I have always enjoyed drawing and painting but have now settled on working mainly with oil. My favourite subject is landscape.

Barbara Draycott

I paint mainly in oils. I do enjoy painting most subjects and try and capture detail and depth, especially in 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

Paintings in oil and acrylics and its merchandise, I love colour and order, information and dreams

with a degree from University of the Arts London, also studied in The Academy of Arts, Riga

Martina K

Paintings in oil and acrylics and its merchandise, I love colour and order, information and dreams with a degree from More

Vibrant artwork, highly individual in style by talented artists with a learning disability. Inspire by the artists everyday experiences.

 Sat 27th June 10am - 2pm Woodnewton Pottery, 43 Main Street, Woodnewton, PE8 5EB

United Arts Network

Vibrant artwork, highly individual in style by talented artists with a learning disability. Inspire by the artists everyday experiences. Sat More

I am a self taught artist and enjoy creating art of animals, nature and landscapes. Mostly working in pastels and coloured pencils, or oil and acrylic paints on wood, I also love using new mediums. I take commissions for pet portraits, scenery and buildings, murals, furniture painting and wooden signs. I work from clients' and my own photos, which I sometimes combine to get the final pose.

I have taken part in the Sky Arts programme, Landscape Artist of the Year 2021, as a wildcard entry at Chartwell House in Kent.



 

My work is on display and for sale at Fens and Coast in Spalding (https://www.fensandcoast.co.uk).

Follow me on my Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/wqartanddesign/

Throughout the year, I have been producing lots of landscape paintings in oils using palette knives and brushes. It has been fun to paint in 'plein air' and be outside. Alongside this, I have produced a lot of work on reclaimed wood, and have continued with my pet commissions.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Childhood Memories: Artwork in pastel pencils and oils of well-loved toys of past and present generations. I am happy to take commissions for this special theme.

[caption id="attachment_6101" align="alignnone" width="586"] Ted Ted in Pastel Pencils.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6102" align="alignnone" width="279"] Banana Monkey in Pastel Pencils.[/caption]



Vintage toys oils on wooden blocks



”Old chums” oils on canvas

Wendy Quinnell

I am a self taught artist and enjoy creating art of animals, nature and landscapes. Mostly working in pastels and More

I have been doing pottery for many years and love its versatility and the challenge of achieving the right finish for every pot.

Lindsay Wisniewski

I have been doing pottery for many years and love its versatility and the challenge of achieving the right finish 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

My illustrations stem from a fascination with connections in nature. I like to visually combine flora and fauna which share environments and often hide scenes within my animals.

 

Elly Eveleigh

My illustrations stem from a fascination with connections in nature. I like to visually combine flora and fauna which share More

I'm an art teacher, facilitator & print-maker. My work is inspired by many subjects such as Peterborough based buildings/nature & people.

Paisley Art

I’m an art teacher, facilitator & print-maker. My work is inspired by many subjects such as Peterborough based buildings/nature & 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

My designs are spontaneous reflecting inspiration coming from 'where I am at the moment'; all things seaside happened after a trip to Southwold. I love the textural effect that comes from using coloured glass and unusual beads.



 

Alison Parry

My designs are spontaneous reflecting inspiration coming from ‘where I am at the moment’; all things seaside happened after a trip 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

I am a part time mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy after a period of ill health. The therapeutic value of mosaic making is immense. However it does involve a lot of staring at colours and shapes trying to decide which ones to use in a piece! I try to make my pieces as colourful as possible, as I like to have artwork in my home that makes me feel happy and peaceful.

The mosaic picture below (from a series of 3 'Meadow' pictures all sold now) capture the sense of colour, light and tranquility that I want to create in my pieces :

[caption id="attachment_4842" align="alignnone" width="533"] Meadow I[/caption]

 

I love nature and animals; these influence my mosaic work hugely and inspire me to create colourful pieces centering around flowers, trees and the sea. I tend to work in quite an abstract way and my pieces are designed to give the sense of something through colour, shapes and textures. I particularly love using quite shiny or iridescent glass tiles as these reflect light beautifully. I often add little things, such as gem stones or little pebbles that I have found on trips to the north Norfolk coast. Such as the Seascape picture below:

[caption id="attachment_4774" align="alignnone" width="533"] Seascape I[/caption]

I also love and find inspiration from Folk Art. The following series of 3 pictures captures the style of North American Folk Art:

[caption id="attachment_4920" align="alignnone" width="400"] Barn Garden[/caption]



Spring Fields.

 

[caption id="attachment_4922" align="alignnone" width="400"] Sail Away[/caption]

I took part in PAOS last year and later had a stall at Peterborough Cathedral's Christmas Market- which I shall be attending again this year.

I sell my work online, through my Etsy shop: ShelaghHopeMosaics.

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/shelaghhopemosaics

and also through the Art In the Heart on line market place:

http://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/shelagh-hope-mosaic-art

I am very happy to accept commissioned pieces.

I also create lots of smaller items, such as coasters:

[caption id="attachment_4923" align="alignnone" width="533"] Coasters- set of 4 (commissioned in 2017)[/caption]

Small hanging birds, owls, cupcakes and hearts:

[caption id="attachment_4926" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging birds[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4927" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging owls[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4928" align="alignnone" width="300"] Small hanging hearts[/caption]

These all make lovely unique little gifts.

Thank you so much for looking at my bio- there are many more pictures that I could include- but hopefully you can visit me (and Mary Kemp) during the Open Studios to see more..... I look forward to seeing you then and may even make some cupcakes.....

Shelagh Jane Mosaics

I am a part time mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy More

SANDRA HARPER www.artharper.com
I STARTED PAINTING with relish in 2010. Now at every opportunity I have a paintbrush in my hand. Everything seems to demand exploration. Consequently content, size, technique and style are continually changing. 
            

[caption id="attachment_4494" align="alignright" width="236"] Lee Bay, North Devon. Oils on canvas. A small private beach with enormous rocks, beaten by the sea during winter months.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6206" align="alignleft" width="396"] Naomi's Family. This painting was a commission and is a metre square. I thought about the characters in the family and matched flowers to each of them. For example, the delphinium, just left of centre represents a strong, upright member of the family whereas the red amarylis is a family member who is flamboyant and loves Christmas.[/caption]

INSPIRATION can happen at any time, anywhere. As a result paintings range from splodges to naturalistic landscape; from portraits to body forms; from complex compositions based on text to simple emotion expressed on canvas.                                                           

 Take a look at my website for current work.

[caption id="attachment_6337" align="alignleft" width="404"] The Wave.  In Lee Bay, North Devon the waves crash against the rocks and opn the beach. Lying in the sea and looking along the wave, I saw an eye. This is my take on it.[/caption]

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="376"] Flood in Ferry Meadows.  In January 2018 Peterborough had downpours reminiscent of Mediterranean rain. The land in Ferry Meadows was completely covered in water. Amongst the trees I saw this fallen log. The light was blue/purple. It was a magical sight.[/caption]

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For some landscapes I've found the lightness of watercolours appealing especially subjects that include trees, water and clouds. 

[caption id="attachment_4496" align="alignright" width="177"] Walk in the Spinney. Watercolour. The spinney is in Yaxley and is an oasis of peace and quiet situated beside St. Peter's Church and surrounded by countryside.[/caption]

Although oils are my great love I do dabble in watercolours when a scene demands it.

[caption id="attachment_4508" align="alignleft" width="231"] The Girl with the Emerald earring. Oil on canvas. Grey floating frame.[/caption]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During this year my focus has been on portraits and landscapes. Both inspired by Renaissance artists and Impressionists. 
YOU CAN FIND MORE AT  www.artharper.com    sandray.harper@yahoo.co.uk

 

 

Sandra Harper Oil Paintings

SANDRA HARPER www.artharper.com I STARTED PAINTING with relish in 2010. Now at every opportunity I have a paintbrush in my hand. More

I create contemporary functional ceramics using traditional techniques. My ceramics are simple in form with a maximum of two glaze colours applied to underline this simplicity, often playing with the effect of the interaction between glazes.

 

Petra Wright

I create contemporary functional ceramics using traditional techniques. My ceramics are simple in form with a maximum of two glaze More

Designer / Maker of jewellery using freshwater pearls, gems, handmade beads and crystals collected over the last 30 years from all over the world

Pat Nieburg

Designer / Maker of jewellery using freshwater pearls, gems, handmade beads and crystals collected over the last 30 years from More

Stuck at home during lock down, but my studio is at the bottom of the garden so it's not all bad.

You might know me for my many paintings of dogs and the seaside based on the north Norfolk coast. And I still paint those things. But this year I have been working on a very new series of paintings, which I can't think of a title for so  it remains the Working Title series.

I've posted sneak peeks of this new work on my facebook  and instagram feeds , so do have a look. They are also on my website  

You'll find paintings related to all the wonderful things and places I've been privileged to experience recently. And yes, that does include the occasional seaside or two, plus arid places and leafy green rolling hills.

I look forward to opening my studio again in 2021 , so see you then!

Mary Kemp

Stuck at home during lock down, but my studio is at the bottom of the garden so it’s not all 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 oil paintings and drawings are of expressionistic themes of portraits and the Caribbean featuring prominently. Other portraits are of outsiders like clowns & tramps. Most oils are large size.

My book, Travelling Shoes, has been published during  2018 and contains a mixture of 100 poems and illustrations of my paintings in colour. Showing 50 years of my painting and poetry.

 

[caption id="attachment_4807" align="alignnone" width="533"] Graham Ward - The Red Tree 2015[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4832" align="alignnone" width="533"] Graham Ward Three Rockabilly Girls 1997[/caption]

 

[caption id="attachment_4824" align="alignnone" width="533"] Graham Ward Woman with Washing Line 2011[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4820" align="alignnone" width="300"] Graham Ward Paul the Horse Dealer and his dog[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4816" align="alignnone" width="246"] Graham Ward Slave to Love 1993[/caption]

Graham Ward

My oil paintings and drawings are of expressionistic themes of portraits and the Caribbean featuring prominently. Other portraits are of outsiders More

I make tableware, vases and gift items inspired by the shapes and colours around me. I really love swirls and curves and can’t help persuading my clay into these shapes.

Fiona Swepson

I make tableware, vases and gift items inspired by the shapes and colours around me. I really love swirls and 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

I am a full-time Artisan Felter & Teacher and am inspired by the countryside and my wacky brain. I create felted art pieces that are colourful and full of texture.

Shalini and I will be in a gazebo outside of the Riverside Beads shop in Market Deeping. We will be demoing our crafts plus selling our work there.

Eve Marshall

I am a full-time Artisan Felter & Teacher and am inspired by the countryside and my wacky brain. I create More

I am inspired by the colour and movement in most rural scenes and particularly enjoy painting the colour and form of farm animals such as horses, sheep and cattle. Primarily interested in figurative work - I also enjoy a more abstract approach to my work I work mainly in Oils and Acrylics and enjoy making figurative ceramics.

Carolyn Goodwin

I am inspired by the colour and movement in most rural scenes and particularly enjoy painting the colour and form More

Artist’s View

An adventure in paintings and fine ceramic bead jewellery inspired by our natural landscapes and ancient symbols.

Jane Catherine Sanders

Artist’s View An adventure in paintings and fine ceramic bead jewellery inspired by our natural landscapes and ancient symbols.

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

 

Kay Clark, mixed media artist and print maker. Passionate about her audience and gives great commitment to them by producing prints, cards at amazing prices alongside her beautiful etchings and vibrant paintings

The Art

I have developed a real passion for dry point etching. The process of creating illustrations and expressive sketches, from hard and soft feathery lines and enhancing with watercolour is fascinating. It is a technique I have developed and honed and has become one of my trademarks. I am concerned primarily with lines and shapes, and from these I go on an artistic journey, where images, art forms, textures and movements emerge. I have a keen sense of contrast and tone in my work, and this can create diverse moods and visual effects. I am impressed by the impact of dark on light.

I love the tools making marks, the scraping, ink in the grooves, blotting, and finally, from the squeezing and force of the printing press, witnessing the finished product transferred onto damp paper. Another image is created and born.

I also love acrylics and mixed media – the vibrancy, colour and fast drying time of course. I often blend colours on the canvas, using different ways to slow down the drying time to achieve the textures and effects I desire. I like the process of making my own canvas board, so as not to be restricted to standard sizes and limited surfaces.

My work has developed from more realistic interpretations to current exploration into the abstract. It is emotional and can be all consuming and even exhausting.

Development

Honing and perfecting my techniques and own unique style will continue to be a main preoccupation, in my studio and in art groups where we share ideas. I will continue to ‘get messy’ of course, experimenting and pushing forward my practice. I will always seek to create something unusual.
I will be focussing primarily on abstract painting, sometimes large pieces, and printmaking, in ways which are becoming particular to me as an established artist. More precisely, I am pursuing a series of work which is combining dry point etching, abstract and mixed media. I have also started to explore screen printing.

I desire an even deeper connection with the viewer, allowing further insights into my work. I want to share an experience rather than a picture. I am appreciating much more the value of story-telling in the creation of my art, and I believe this will inform my future work, and will reap more responses from my audiences.

For some years also, I have given more attention to the commercial aspects of my activities, increasing visibility in exhibitions and online, learning more about the world of social media and optimisation. Such a minefield but one I am prepared to tackle!

Selling to both new and known audiences gives me real pleasure and is for me the ultimate endorsement of my work. I have sold work regularly in my annual exhibitions and galleries and wish to build on that.

Outlets

My studio is open by appointment only. 162 Chestnut Avenue, Peterborough. M:07581 277721. E:kayclark63@yahoo.co.uk
My online shop: https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/kay-clark-painter-and-printmaker/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/kay.clark.549
Instagram: www.instagram.com/cromer123
Twitter: twitter.com/kayclark63

I'm not exhibiting during PAOS 2021. My artwork is for sale via my website kaymclark.co.uk and www.artintheheart.co.uk/marketplace/

Kay Clark

  Kay Clark, mixed media artist and print maker. Passionate about her audience and gives great commitment to them by More

Cheryll's ceramic work is hand built. She enjoys working with the clay to produce decorative curves and scrolls. Her work is often finished in black matt glazing. Some glazing with impressed designs, Cheryll also likes to incorporate wires and beading into some of her pottery, especially Christmas decorations.

Cheryll Cadman

Cheryll’s ceramic work is hand built. She enjoys working with the clay to produce decorative curves and scrolls. Her work More

An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour.  My paintings are inspired by my surroundings both at home and abroad.  I use various media including oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media and alcohol ink on a variety of surfaces.

My latest work can be seen in the exhibition at Peterborough Museum  - opening times to be confirmed, pending Government covid-19 guidelines.

 

Deirdre Blackburn

An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour.  My paintings are inspired by my surroundings both at home More

Ann specialises in landscape painting, focusing on light and mood. She concentrates on evocative scenery including forests, water and mountains.

Ann Ardron started painting seriously in her late teens, and has been a professional artist since 2008. Using a range of media, she focuses mainly on landscapes - seeking to capture the essence of a scene, in particular the light and mood.

Much of her work reflects her lifelong enjoyment of walking in the UK countryside, and many paintings show the local landscape in its various moods through out the year. Trees and forests are a frequent subject, often featuring a hint of the path ahead.

Ann’s passion for travel is also an inspiration, so the almost bucolic local scenes mingle in her studio with vivid portrayals of tropical seas and more distant scenery. In recent years she has started to focus on water as a subject, concentrating on the details of surface reflections from the unseen landscape above.

Please contact an if you would like to commission a bespoke painting from her.

Ann Ardron

Ann specialises in landscape painting, focusing on light and mood. She concentrates on evocative scenery including forests, water and mountains. More

My stoneware ceramic work draws inspiration from the British coastline and from my surrounding Fenland landscape. I hand build, using slabs and coils and my coastal and wildlife designs are incised into the clay by hand.  I have been developing new work over the last year, using warm red terracotta clay and decorating in a more abstract style, mark making on clay and using my own made coloured slips. The pieces are inspired by the fenland landscape, and the many farm drove walks that I have taken over the last year.  I also experiment with pit firing techniques, and we will be demonstrating this process over the Open Studio weekend. Christine and Brian Withall will also be in residence, with raku firing demonstrations outside all weekend (weather permitting).

Exhibiting from my spacious pottery studio which is located on our family farm in Benwick, we are surrounded by the rural open Fenland landscape. On your visit you are welcome to walk the re-wilded meadow at the front of the house, through which a path has been mowed to view the indigenous plants and insects.

This year I will be joined by Debbie Davis (www.debbieonthebrink.com) who will be showing her beautiful individual handbuilt ceramics, decorated in a variety of methods and demonstrating her love of drawing. Christine Withall will be exhibiting a selection of her stunning ceramics, including her African ladies and tactile pinch pots (www.sunspots.co.uk).  Brian Withall, will be exhibiting his exciting experiments in glasswork. Lesley Adolphson (www.Lesleyadolphson.com) will be showing her striking handmade silver jewellery.

Refreshments of tea, coffee, cold drinks and homemade cake will also be available. Plenty of outdoor seating should you wish to just come and watch the demonstrations.

 

www.denisebrownceramics.co.uk

Denise Brown

My stoneware ceramic work draws inspiration from the British coastline and from my surrounding Fenland landscape. I hand build, using More

My inspiration comes mainly from the infinite form, patterns & colours of nature.  Nature's palette with a pinch of the abstract, Islamic geometry - bright, vibrant and usually lots of swirls!  Designs incorporating glass and ceramic tiles, gemstones and beads, with an Islamic/Arabic influence.
Beginners/intermediate mosaic workshops offered - please contact me for details.




[caption id="attachment_4658" align="alignnone" width="300"] Community mosaic paving stone now installed in the Green Backyard gardens[/caption]




I have designed and coordinated several community mosaics in and around Peterborough.  The biggest & most recent one being the Froglife mural, commissioned by the charity Froglife and installed at the Green Backyard on Oundle Rd.  This 4ft by 8ft glass mosaic mural was created with the help of over 100 volunteers (most of whom were complete beginners in mosaic art) and took 5 months to complete through workshops held twice a week at The Green Backyard.  It is situated on the back of a sheltered bench, beside the pond and depicts images of plants and animals found in and around the pond.    The mural represents a celebration of the community who came together, braving some of the coldest winter months, to create a masterpiece!


[caption id="attachment_4656" align="alignnone" width="600"] The Froglife mural installed at The Green Backyard, Peterborough.[/caption]


 

Last year I was commissioned by the Uppingham In Bloom Committee to deliver a community mosaic project in Uppingham, Leicestershire.  We designed and created a beautiful mosaic flower-covered stone plinth to commemorate and celebrate 35 years of the annual 'Uppingham in Bloom' event.  This piece was installed in one of the flower beds in the town centre & Uppingham went on to win the East Midlands In Bloom Gold Award 2018



 

Mahemuda Arsalani

My inspiration comes mainly from the infinite form, patterns & colours of nature.  Nature’s palette with a pinch of the More

My painting is a celebration of my interest in still life, flowers, landscape  and texture.

The contemporary feel of my work is created in collage/mixed  media, acrylics and inks.

Gillian Durno Paintings

My painting is a celebration of my interest in still life, flowers, landscape  and texture. The contemporary feel of my 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

[caption id="attachment_7623" align="alignnone" width="540"] Yorkshire Cliffs sketched from rocks below Staithes ... during low tide and in very strong winds! Painted once back in ‘studio’[/caption]

Prue Pye's life paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body of her work. Abstracted landscapes described in sweeps and blocks of colour are also a favoured subject.

"My wanting to paint is a wanting to explore the ordinary and extraordinary of humanness. Drawing or painting in ways that communicate or speak of recognition and familiarity."

Born and raised in Africa, my fine art studies as a mature student led me to discover and develop life paintings with a contemporary feel. A need to express myself in colour gave me a language in paint. I had taught botanical studies and the modelling of flowers for many years and these tiny, fragile pieces later turned to the direction of larger, expressive painting.

Formal art training
A level – 3D Art and sculpture - Jun 2001
BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design - Jul 2000
A level - Art and Design, Fine Art - Jun 1998

Prue’s Work is held in private collections in
The USA - New York, Washington, York/Pennsylvania, Baltimore
Canada - Vancouver
The UK - London, Stamford, Rutland, Peterborough, Weybridge, Scotland - Glasgow, Yorkshire
South Africa and Zimbabwe

Please take a look at the Peterborough Gift Shop where you can see and purchase some of my current work. 

 

Prue Pye

Prue Pye’s life paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body of her work. 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

 

Although PAOS for 2020 has been postponed Paul's work can still be seen and purchased if desired on https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/paul-saunders-photography/. Highlight the web address and right click and follow the link.

Paul, a Peterborough based photographer, produces traditional, art photography and photo restorations. His  speciality is Art Photography and photo restoration. He has become known for his Edwardian actress restorations. A number of restorations for private clients have  been commissioned and completed to their delight . The restoration process can be either a straight forward tidy up of small marks or corrections. For instance from, say sepia toning back to black and white or vice versa. A tidy up or tinting, removing backgrounds, people, and adding new images of people or new backgrounds.

Art photography is his main interest at the moment. As he completes each image, his enthusiasm for probing further in this direction increases. Many people may think that photography is a poor relation to 'proper' art but Paul states, 'many hours over several weeks' can be spent setting up a photo, and there can be no certainty of a successful outcome, there are many failures, but Paul says there is a great feeling of satisfaction when an idea come to fruition..

Paul says that working with glass is especially difficult. However much it is cleaned before the image is taken it seems to attract any passing  dust. Working with glass and backgrounds with straight lines can also be a challenge. You will see the finished article in his exhibition but what you won't see are the hours  spent getting everything as perfect as  possible. Paul's restoration experience comes in very useful during the post processing of the image.

During the PAOS period Paul will be happy to assess photographs for restoration, but at this years venue will not be able to do demonstrations, however there will be before and after restoration photographs available to view. Commissions accepted for photo restorations.

 

Paul also has work displayed on,

https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/paul-saunders-photography/

Paul Saunders – Photography – peterboroughgiftshop

Paul Saunders - digital downloads & prints (picfair.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Saunders

  Although PAOS for 2020 has been postponed Paul’s work can still be seen and purchased if desired on https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/paul-saunders-photography/. More

Landscapes in acrylics and oils are my main focus, but I always like trying something new including the occasional abstract, playing with inks and using less blue!

Linda Dalton

Landscapes in acrylics and oils are my main focus, but I always like trying something new including the occasional abstract, More

[caption id="attachment_6016" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silver tassel pendant on a snake chain[/caption]

I have always spent time making things. As a child I made doll's clothes after learning to knit and sew alongside my  mother. As an adult I continued to make clothes, bags and jewellery. At Teacher Training College my personal study subject was ceramics. Skills I acquired back in the seventies are now in full use again in my work with metal clay.

I started making silver jewellery in 2009 when I embarked on a City & Guilds Silver Jewellery Making course. It wasn't long before I discovered silver metal clay. What an amazing material; I couldn't believe my luck - to be able to make pieces in clay, fire them and they turn into metal...fine silver. Wow! This material has inspired me!

I specialise in making free-form hollow beads and many of my pieces contain one or more of these bespoke beads. I use silver metal clay to make pendants and also charms for earrings and bracelets in conjunction with sterling silver wire and sheet.

I make jewellery that I would like to wear myself and what a joy to create striking individual pieces that others love too!

Take a look at https://www.peterboroughgiftshop.com/collections/lesley-adolphson-jewellery where you can see and purchase some of my work.

Lesley Adolphson

I have always spent time making things. As a child I made doll’s clothes after learning to knit and sew More

Kerry is a highly qualified designer jeweller, more recently she specialises in creating ‘one ­off’ pieces and uses recycled old, broken or out ­dated jewellery to create something special for her clients.

Amongst her collections are African inspired jewellery using precious metals and materials.

Commissions welcomed.

Ready to buy unique pieces of Kerry's jewellery can be purchased online from the Peterborough Gift Shop here.

I'm delighted to be sharing my venue during PAOS 2021 weekends with my dear friends and fellow artists Christine Withall and Brian Withall. 

Kerry Richardson

Kerry is a highly qualified designer jeweller, more recently she specialises in creating ‘one ­off’ pieces and uses recycled old, More

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. A range of porcelain is utilised into unique one-off pictures, using found materials and mosaique techniques.

 

Keramika Creations

Keramika Creations has evolved further this year. Kerry has expanded into precious metal clay and new artworks. The combination of 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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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

I draw, print and paint figures in spaces; rooms, tunnels and other places. Pictures of people and objects in interior and exterior spaces. I'm still experimenting with materials and techniques, continuously looking at colour, light, form, shadows, depth and line in my work.

Colourful acrylic and water colour paintings, plus monotype print sketches on display. I am inspired by the people and life around me in 2020.

Josephine Kelly

I draw, print and paint figures in spaces; rooms, tunnels and other places. Pictures of people and objects in interior and More

I shall not be opening in 2020
but I'm still working


You will be able to visit a working Printmaker’s Studio: Exhibitions, Demonstrations, Explanations,Workshops (Sunday Mornings). My prints feature Landscape, Still Life, Railways, Canals, Industrial remains. London, Local and European. Explore the mysteries of Printmaking. When we re-open in 2021 (hopefully).


Number 7 of the Houghton Trestles Series
Linocut and screenprint
based on the trestles that supported a Victorian railway  bridge

Number 8 of the Houghton Trestles series
Screenprint


Maxey Cut
Drypoint and Carborundum print

Take a Lockdown Walk with me
https://youtu.be/Mkjb04qHnqI


I've commissioned some giclee prints of two of my most popular prints in A3 and A5 formats
John is one of the few artists in the Peterborough area who works exclusively in printmaking. A lot of the work s are made using screen printing but recently the acquisition of a small etching press has led to works made in Lino, card and drypoint.

His Prints are designed and produced in his own print studio in Northborough. One print can take up to two months to produce, as he goes through an extensive process of proofing before starting to print an edition.  Editions are rarely more than 25 and are printed with acrylic based inks on high quality mould-made papers. They are available framed or unframed.
Work in progress
John has been making original prints for over 50 years. His printmaking practice developed radically in 1979/80 when he began a series based on images of the Northampton Arm of the Grand Union Canal. Prints are now produced in small editions in his own studio in Northborough.

He is mainly known for his screenprints of the British Industrial heritage: Dockside warehouses (now in the Museum of London’s collection), Signal Boxes and a recent Paper Mill Suite. He still continues to experiment with print techniques and subject matter, particularly through a 25 year long “cubist” series.

John taught Art in Northampton, Peterborough and Oundle. He has recently exhibited in Stamford, Northampton and has  recently had large scale exhibition of his prints in Alfred East Gallery, Kettering.

The Garage gallery

See my short film on YouTube
https://youtu.be/9D8V3lC7e_E

Where can see the work now?

You can see his work at:
The Pack Horse Pub, Northborough
Black Cab Studio, Deeping St. James.

Carriages , Fen Drayton

John's 2016 video on Print Techniques   https://youtu.be/jbRJFH7xfAY

Print Wins John Art Award

http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/our-region/peterborough/print-wins-john-art-award-1-7334793

See John McGowan Printmaker on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/JohnMcGowanPrintmaker/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

*Original Prints - An original print is a work of art created by hand and printed by hand, by the artist, from a plate, block, stone, or stencil that has been hand created by the artist for the sole purpose of producing the desired image. The plates or stencils it is printed from bear no resemblance to the finished work of art, which means it is not a copy or a reproduction of anything.  Each print produced is technically a unique work although produced as a signed and numbered multiple.  The original print is usually produced as a limited number of impressions, another word for print. The term for this group of prints is the edition. Although there are many of the same image in an edition, each print is an individual part of the whole, the whole being the edition. An original print is actually one piece of a multiple original work of art. (Bill Wheeler)

John McGowan

I shall not be opening in 2020 but I’m still working You will be able to visit a working Printmaker’s 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

Influenced by the play of light on pattern and colour , I design vibrant glass designs using copperfoil and leadwork construction. Stained glass tuition is available at my Studio.

Gillian Wing

Influenced by the play of light on pattern and colour , I design vibrant glass designs using copperfoil and leadwork More

I'm a children's book author and illustrator- I work predominantly in watercolour, soft pastel and collage, and love to draw animals! My eighth book, Balancing Bernie, features lots of dogs, and will be published in November 2021 by Hodder Children's Books.

Having spent much of my time at school doodling covertly on the last pages of my exercise books, I went on to complete 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- I work predominantly in watercolour, soft pastel and collage, and love to draw More

I continue to explore further shapes and forms. Adapting to change has altered how I react to the clay and textures. Still loving the abstract form I am now experimenting with alternative clays. Raku still excites and surprises me, and I enjoy the shared experience that Raku firing gives.

Please take a look at a selection of my ceramic pinch pots, maisons (small and tall) and African ladies that are currently for sale on the online Peterborough Gift Shop here.

During the weekends of 26th/27th June and 3rd/4th July I will be exhibiting with Kerry Richardson and Brian Withall. 

On the weekend of 10th - 11th July I will be with Denise Brown at her studio (Grange Farm, Whittlesey, Benwick,  Cambridgeshire PE15 9XU) demonstrating Raku with Brian Withall.

[caption id="attachment_863" align="alignnone" width="246"] Christine Withall ceramic pinch pots[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_10596" align="alignleft" width="200"] Christine Withall African Lady Diya[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_10597" align="alignnone" width="293"] Christine Withall's ceramic maisons[/caption]

Christine Withall

I continue to explore further shapes and forms. Adapting to change has altered how I react to the clay and More

Glass is a medium that I find has a wide range of colours that can be combined together in many form.

I have continued to develop kiln carving as a interest, and from this added effects within the carved space.  A recently attended course has shown me other avenues to explore.

During the weekends of 26/27 June and 3/4 July I will be exhibiting with Christine Withall and Kerry Richardson 

On the weekend of the 10th-11th July I will be in residence at Denise Brown's studio (Grange Farm, Whittlesey, Benwick, Cambridgeshire PE15 OXU) demonstrating Raku with Christine Withall.

 

Brian Withall

Glass is a medium that I find has a wide range of colours that can be combined together in many 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

About James Tovey
About James Tovey: www.jamestovey.co.uk. Artist and Craftsman.


Education:
Byam Shaw School of Art
Universities of Hull and Exeter
International Boatbuilding Training College Lowestoft

 

Follow the link for commissioning a portrait or other artwork:
http://www.jamestovey.co.uk/commissions/4595197266
 

About my recent exhibitions and events:
Angel Musicians Installation Christmas 2020, Main Street, Ailsworth.
Art Restart at Peterborough Museum and City Gallery Dec 2020

James Tovey and John Elson Pop Up Art Production Studio
The Vivacity Unit has been set up as a production studio for the week of live art. Visitors can get involved in the drawing experience as well as talking to John and myself about our methods and ideas. See the creative process from conception to the digital version ready to submit for publication. You could also get drawn...! Each of us makes very different work but both of us often use digital tablets to work on, we can also offer hand drawn portraits should a visitor want to sit for one. John’s speciality is caricatures which have proved very popular at many events around the country including last years Peterborough beer festival.When:From Saturday 1st February – Sunday 9th February 2020
10am - 5.30pm daily (Late night Thursday till 7pm)
10am - 4pm Sundays
Where:Vivacity Unit, Queensgate, Peterborough. (Guildhall entrance off Cathedral Square)Over the last few years Peterborough's leading cultural charity Vivacity has been donating their shop unit to artists from Peterborough Artist Open Studios to showcase their work. This February 2020, the unit will once again be set up as an art space, going live with art in action, demonstrations and the chance to get involved creating some new energetic designs, some even destined for digital output and online presentation.Open for a week, the space features work from two of Peterborough’s artists, James Tovey and John Elson. The two artists have worked together on numerous community projects including the successful Future Floodlands event held in Cathedral Precincts and a two week project at the Westraven Community Garden building Peterborough's first SolarPunk eco-constructivist sculptures as well as running workshops with the local community.You can also get details on how to become part of Peterborough's growing arts community in joining the yearly Peterborough Artists Open Studios event. www.paos.org.uk#solarpunk #cyberpunk#futurefloodlands #westravencommunitygarden#vivacitypeterborough #graphicdesign#collectgraphics #posterart#caricature #paos2020 #liveart

[caption id="attachment_7149" align="alignleft" width="211"] Mermaid with her Mahi-mahi and Oceanplastic 2019, oil on linen, James Tovey[/caption]
Mermaid with her Mahi-mahi and Oceanplastic
Oil on Linen 72 x 76 inch in a red oak frame.   Exhibition organised by Peterbourough Cathedral Education team and Peterborough Environment and City Trust. Located at the Peterborough Cathedral, August to October 2019 to coincide with the Luke Jerram Gaia installation.

The artwork idea was originated from bench ends and miserchord designs, particularly the Mermaid of Zennor.Framed in a large red oak frame and set up on a specially built temporary stand in the new building, the artwork received over 800 engagements many from Peterborough school children, The picture has been widely viewed and engaged with on the internet. 

A further note on the making of Mermaid with her Mahi-Mahi and Oceanplastic: I held all the seaplastic objects in my hand whilst painting them, there is no fixed view point or vanishing point in the painting. The objects were never arranged other than in the painting for the effect of pattern and the illusion of space. The depth and space in the painting comes from the scale compared to the viewer and the mermaid and her fish. Some objects are larger than life-size, others smaller. I purposely did not play with combining different viewpoints in a cubist manner nor reverse perspective in a David Hockney type way; but the floating placement without a single perspective position and the conscious play of scale does nod to Hockney in that respect. The original concept was to make use of black delineations in a cartoon/graphic manner consistent with my ink drawings but that would have then flattened to space and obstructed the content as I felt its method would have become too dominant. I was injured at the time and had to paint with my right hand as well as my left it slowed me down and I averaged about six pieces of plastic a day, overall the picture took about a month to make, the sea blues had to be painted a few times to help with the depth in the pigment.

 



[caption id="attachment_6434" align="aligncenter" width="566"] Drift - James Tovey - Indian ink on paper 2019[/caption]

‘Drift’, The Peterborough Open: 29th March 2019 – 26th May, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery #peterboroughmuseum

 
#pboromakefest 2018
Fifth Musician of the #Plastocalypse @#plastigeddon in the #plasticene . See the figure recently made during #pboromakefest 2018, by a gang of small and tall builders; on temporary exhibition in the Peterborough Museum Garden.

Understanding the sculpture is made easier by listening to David Attenboroughs speech to the United Nations:

https://www.theguardian.com/global/video/2018/dec/03/continuation-of-civilisation-is-in-your-hands-attenborough-tells-world-leaders-video— at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.
 — with Milly Tovey at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.
Previous Exhibitions -
Contemporary Peterborough
City Gallery, Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

19th July 2018 - 7th September 2018
7th - 20th May 2018
Vivacity Unit, Queensgate Peterborough, PE1 1PU
Plastic
Native
Temple



Plastic is now ubiquitous.
We’re living through the Plasticene. 
You can buy a 2.4m plastic cactus for your hallway; you won’t have to water a real cactus using tap water, that itself now contains plastic micro-particles.

[caption id="attachment_4697" align="alignleft" width="600"] Mermaid and oceanplastic 2018[/caption]

‘The plastic arts’ is a term that had existed long before plastic itself. I have wanted to try and look at the plastic objects I had collected over the last few years as naively as possible, as though life-drawn for the first time by an art student intent on learning through prolonged observation. Not interested in the Neoplastism of the De Stijl movement, instead my initial thoughts were of a metamorphosis and of bringing ancient mythology and plastic ¬- a 20th century invention - together in an uncomfortable way. However I found myself reluctant to go too far down the path of the collision of two plastic objects to transmogrify into a third construct - yet there is a definite modernist basis for some of the elements.

The mermaid painting backdrop idea came from a small toy figure found as sea plastic litter. It is actually the top half part of a small Barbie figurine, but I initially thought it to be Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I researched mermaid art and came across the mermaid of Zennor and was attempting to build a composition around that and some lines from Ovid but the plastic overwhelmed it.

Wood is an obvious counterpoint and natural contrast with which I have felt more at ease. The plastic components are essentially ready-mades although altered by collision with natural processes in the environment and some minor assemblage. Wood is also an ancient, relevant building material. In this installation, the wood forms a sanctuary, a natural structure and the plastic is an imposition on it and in it.

There is no doubt the terrible convenient addiction that societies have developed for plastic eases the struggle against decay in the short term. What now looks to be a permanent error is that plastic is with us for the foreseeable and has been injected into the human food chain. I can imagine a child born being described as a plastic native to perhaps a planet slowly choking at Plastigeddon,



[caption id="attachment_4574" align="alignnone" width="600"] Polystyrene skulls and accumulated plastic 2018[/caption]
AFTER THE FALL:
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th December 2017,

Castor Village Hall, Peterborough Road, Castor, PE5 7AX.

Open 10am - 10pm FREE ADMISSION

Castor Ales Brewery will be providing a bar for exhibition veiwers refreshment.

[caption id="attachment_3619" align="alignnone" width="600"] Castor Ales Brewery 2017. Running off, the liquid is separated from the hops and grain after the mashing and pumped into the brewing tank.[/caption]
Inktober 2017:
The Inktober drawings gave me the chance to renew my interest in illustration techniques I had learnt at school,  University and work, as well as refreshing my memory of technical ink drawing techniques and the many ways a drawing can be put together in preparation for publication
Crooked
[caption id="attachment_3618" align="alignnone" width="300"] Severely comminuted left distal radius[/caption]

I heard it bust when it hit the ground and the forearm was obviously out of shape but the skin was intact. I had managed to keep it held it to my chest despite rolling around on the floor swearing. Later the consultant said it looked like a bomb had exploded in my wrist.

[caption id="attachment_5445" align="aligncenter" width="822"] Expanded polystyrene skull with oceanplastic iroquois James Tovey Artist 2018[/caption]

See more of my work at:

https://www.saatchiart.com/Tovey
James Tovey Artist

James Tovey

About James Tovey About James Tovey: www.jamestovey.co.uk. Artist and Craftsman. Education: Byam Shaw School of Art Universities of Hull and More

 

My work is very diverse in subject matter and I work in a variety of mediums such as pencils, charcoal, pastels, oils and watercolour. The majority of my art being self-taught but I also undertook some formal fine arts training at the London Guildhall University.

Originally trained as a graphic designer, I worked in the music industry producing record sleeves and printed materials for a period that exceeded 20 years. Almost half of this time spent managing my own graphic studio.

 

Since my first solo exhibition in 2008 I have been showing my work regularly and is pro-active in promoting and documenting local art in Peterborough. As well as producing a small quarterly newsletter, I am also an active committee member of two local art groups.

 

Current exhibition, Defined Lines at the Norman Cross Gallery,on until end of March.

Up coming exhibition, 2020 Normal Sharpness at the Stamford Arts Centre. 27th March to 6th April 2020

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