Visit artist's studios and venues in Peterborough and the surrounding areas

Through her unique drawing style, printmaking and painting Yasmin C Bradley expresses her delight in discovering extraordinary stories of people and places. Her long-adopted home is Folksworth, a small village located, however, close to a junction with the mighty Great North Road, the Great Fen project and Peterborough's historical county, Northamptonshire. She celebrates the wonder of ancient trees; of much maligned fungi and often tiny but powerful native flowers commonly known as weeds. And growing her own vegetables! Her work is informed by her German/Czech maternal roots and the study of other languages and cultures.

Tutorials and demonstrations on request. Art-making. Community cafe with homemade cakes at the Village Hall. Open Gardens and a Flower Festival st St Helen's (1st weekend)

Yasmin C Bradley – Folksworth Art Group

Through her unique drawing style, printmaking and painting Yasmin C Bradley expresses her delight in discovering extraordinary stories of people More

I paint landscapes and portraits in traditional style in acrylic and watercolour. I'm experimenting towards oils too! After a career in commerce, I am starting out as I always wanted as an artist. Learning all the time. That also means I need to try new things out so I enjoy abstract work too. But my main buzz is in accuracy of depiction, not for everyone but it is my touchstone. My landscapes are often local scenes of our wonderful rural landscape. Sometimes ancient churches are depicted, mellow and nestled after hundreds of years in their village setting.

Come and see my paintings and enjoy a coffee or cuppa with me. I have limited edition prints and greeting cards available too. Lots of unframed browser original paintings.

Will Thompson

I paint landscapes and portraits in traditional style in acrylic and watercolour. I’m experimenting towards oils too! After a career More

I’m Steph, a self-taught potter based just outside Stamford.

My pottery started as a hobby, that turned into an obsession, and is now my job! Each piece is handmade on my potter’s wheel. I work with black, grey and speckled stoneware clay as well as porcelain. I like clean lines and enjoy showing the contrast of the raw unglazed clay with simple glazes.  I have recently started working with willow and love the smoothness of the clay against the rough rustic willow.  Together, clay and willow have taken over, it has all got a bit out of hand, and I couldn’t be happier!

Please come and join me, along with other artists, at Bainton Reading Room. It is a lovely location with easy access.

Steph Bowden Hughes

I’m Steph, a self-taught potter based just outside Stamford. My pottery started as a hobby, that turned into an obsession, More

I explore the potential relationships between colours, forms and mark-making. A variety of materials and tools are used to portray the emotions of serenity and stillness resulting from my Japanese cultural experience. In creating a piece of art, the surface is often created by pasting a collage and overlaying it with colours to produce a sense of depth. The whole process is executed intuitively in order to avoid complicated details.

Sanae Dvorjetz

I explore the potential relationships between colours, forms and mark-making. A variety of materials and tools are used to portray More

Philip a British abstract artist studied Technical Drawing and won two school prizes at 'O' & 'A' Level. Went into Structural Engineering when art was literally 'put on the back burner'-'becoming an artist a pipe dream...' But in 1993 some life drawing classes in Cambridge changed everything. "I began to love the freedom of just making marks, the symbology in line work, my own designs and precision."

Pip Steel is my given artist's name and I produce limited edition prints from extensive digital artwork, selling original works at shows which are inspired, reflective and always involves a lot of recycling.

During the venue open hours I aim to create or complete some pieces and will be available to discuss my working methods.

Philips Art Space – Pip Steel

Philip a British abstract artist studied Technical Drawing and won two school prizes at ‘O’ & ‘A’ Level. Went into More

I specialise in handmade silver jewellery pieces, using traditional methods working either in sheet and wire, or through wax carving and lost wax casting, to create original pieces by hand. I love working with stones, and have picked up some lovely examples over my years in the trade which make each piece unique. I carry out all work from design sketches to setting and polishing the pieces myself in my Glinton workshop, where i also undertake commission, alteration and repair work in gold, silver and platinum.

Oakland Jewellery

I specialise in handmade silver jewellery pieces, using traditional methods working either in sheet and wire, or through wax carving More

Award-winning landscape artist Nick Tearle remains focused on the beauty of the fenland landscape. Nick sells original paintings, limited editions and books from his home studio.Working in oils, watercolour and charcoal Nick presents his romantic vision of the fens and welcomes you to spend a while under the spell of the region’s desolate yet inspiring beauty.

Having recently moved to Spalding, Lincolnshire - known locally as the heart of the fens - Nick opens his home and upstairs studio hoping that you will visit and discover a new perspective on the local landscape.

"This is our landscape, let's take pride in its unique beauty" - Nick Tearle, Fenland Artist

Nick Tearle Fenland Artist

Award-winning landscape artist Nick Tearle remains focused on the beauty of the fenland landscape. Nick sells original paintings, limited editions More

I make items based on nature such as Bull rushes & Birds in addition to traditional Boxes, Tables, Mirrors and Clock Kits. I source English Hardwoods locally and use recycled wood when possible.

Keith Tobin

I make items based on nature such as Bull rushes & Birds in addition to traditional Boxes, Tables, Mirrors and More

My Studio is at the rear of 39 Church Street, Northborough -accessible via Pingle Lane.
For those who haven’t visited my studio before, you’ll find a working printmaker's studio with exhibitions, explanations and demonstrations of different print techniques-screenprinting, drypoint, intaglio and relief printing.
For me, Open Studios is not about selling but to communicate to you my joy of working in my chosen media.

This year I'm pleased to donate sales  to Cancer Research UK.

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/johns-great-big-printmaking-sale


Here's shot of the studio with all the processes going on.

Although my prints are not expensive, I've put together a collection of proof prints that start at £5.

2023 was a very busy year for me with big exhibitions in Northampton and Peterborough. Open studios is the only time you'll get to see much of my work in 2024. But, if you want to see the range of my work take a look at my website.
http://www.johnmcgowanprintmaker.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/JohnMcGowanPrintmaker

John McGowan

My Studio is at the rear of 39 Church Street, Northborough -accessible via Pingle Lane. For those who haven’t visited More

I paint still life and landscapes where possible directly from the subject, in my studio or en plein air in oils using the alla prima technique. I strive to capture the essence of the subject in as few marks as possible. My primary focus is rendering the fleeting quality of light in the atmosphere and in reflections on challenging surfaces.

Our venue offers a garden, refreshments, classic cars, good parking and a friendly welcome. Demonstrations will take place and textile workshops will be offered.

Jerome Hunt

I paint still life and landscapes where possible directly from the subject, in my studio or en plein air in More

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Jelena Kalmane is a Contemporary and Embroidery Artist, who is based in Peterborough. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere which is inspired by nature.

Landscapes, waterfalls and flowers, forests and parks, and farmers tending to their fields are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colours and bold compositions.

As the artist explains, “Art-is a path to my soul. My landscape paintings are connected to the places where I have been happy or sad. It is part of me, part of my life and my history”.The artist not only paints with acrylic paint but also, uses embroidery and mixed media in her work. She applies the strengths of her medium to achieve rich velvety surfaces. Her mixed media technique makes her artwork look volume and textured.

 

Her practiced technique conveys a sense of immediacy and harmony that we feel with our natural environment.With utmost proficiency, she invites us to view the world the way how she sees it, with bold bright flowers and powerful waterfalls where you will find a piece and harmony.

 

Jelena Kalmane

https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/LaBluett Jelena Kalmane is a Contemporary and Embroidery Artist, who is based in Peterborough. Her distinctive personal style emanates joy More

Comic Book, Horror and Sci-Fi Illustrator.

An interactive installation, come marvel at my shed/portal to other worldly horrors!

Graham George

Comic Book, Horror and Sci-Fi Illustrator. An interactive installation, come marvel at my shed/portal to other worldly horrors!

Water colour and Mixed Media

I began my watercolour journey during lockdown, through online tutorials. (Thank you to Jean Haines).   I’m inspired by colours, light and texture, and constantly searching for the best way to depict them on paper. I never tire of watching the unpredictable nature of these pigments as they react with water.   I prefer to paint without any preliminary pencil sketch, letting the painting dictate what is needed.
For me Watercolour is about the process,  and discovering what works, and most often what doesn’t!    I’m a bit of a magpie, in that I’m easily distracted by  shiny new techniques and  approaches.  Wanting to try them all.   One day I might find what my actual style actually is!     I have made a number of greetings cards, using the different techniques I have been exploring



I love to inspire people and invite you to my garden studio to look at and discuss my work.   Are you interested  in having a try  with these paints?    Let me know, as I’m  considering organising some taster sessions.   I don’t offer tuition, as I’m still very much learning,  but I  can certainly  offer  the chance  to experience  some of the  properties  of these amazing paints.
 


Open other times by appointment
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Demonstrations available
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Tuition offered
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Garden open for visitors
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Refreshments served
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Commissions accepted
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Georgina Mason

Water colour and Mixed Media I began my watercolour journey during lockdown, through online tutorials. (Thank you to Jean Haines). More

My work ranges from the conventional portrait or layered image to a more narrative approach. Realism is fundamental to all my work.

You can see more of my work at my website:

 https://www.geoffgoddard.co.uk

Or check out newer works on my Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/geoffwgoddard/

The Gidding Group are Paul Joseph-Crank, Krystyna Wojcik, Sue Jarvis, Geoff Goddard, Justin Capp. We are exhibiting in Luddington, next door to the PAOS artists Carry Akroyd and Gordon Monk.

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Geoff Goddard – The Gidding Group

My work ranges from the conventional portrait or layered image to a more narrative approach. Realism is fundamental to all More

I am an artist and designer working in traditional fine art mediums like acrylic on canvas and pen and ink on paper as well as digital art and design. My art tends to be whimsical cartoon and quasi-pop art.

Daniel Lucey

I am an artist and designer working in traditional fine art mediums like acrylic on canvas and pen and ink More

I am a designer and a mixed media creative.I work with papermache, watercolours and digital media.My characters are naive and reflect every day life.Inspiration comes from anywhere and anybody so I am constantly sketching my ideas to bring them to life in my creations.

Gabriela Gentile

I am a designer and a mixed media creative.I work with papermache, watercolours and digital media.My characters are naive and More

After many years working as an illustrator in publishing I now enjoy creating images for my own pleasure. My style is photographic but in recent years I have become a loose woman! Colour has always been the main focus for me...seeking out those reflected highlights and shadows. I work primarily in acrylics but also enjoy oil/chalk pastels, Caran d'ache pencils and water soluble wax crayons (a new discovery for me!) I sell originals and prints, including some limited editions. I also undertake private commissions, specialising in animals and landscapes.

I shall be exhibiting with other artists from the Deepings area.

Elaine Anderson

After many years working as an illustrator in publishing I now enjoy creating images for my own pleasure. My style More

Quirky ceramic outdoor and indoor stoneware sculptures and decorative stoneware and porclain wall hangings inspired by landscapes, nature and my own pretty garden.

I use nature printing into clay for some of my decorative work.

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For more information see www.deiceramics.com

Dawn Isaac (dei ceramics)

Quirky ceramic outdoor and indoor stoneware sculptures and decorative stoneware and porclain wall hangings inspired by landscapes, nature and my More

I am a photographer and mixed media artist. I have recently got back into art after a long break due to focusing on my Photography Business.

In the last two years I have fallen in love with painting again. My inspiration can come from absolutely anything. I work in acrylics, collage and inks on canvas, mixed media paper and birchwood ply boards. I work predominantly intuitively as I just love to see where the journey takes me.

I will be exhibiting with a fellow PAOS artist in our village of Orton Waterville and plan to serve Tea, coffee and cakes on arrival.

Dana Al-Gharabally

I am a photographer and mixed media artist. I have recently got back into art after a long break due More

Barney's works are mainly 3d/sculptural in wood, metal and stone. They are an eclectic mix of forms and images, mainly figurative, based on personal whim. There is no concept or intellectual content, just joy! Barney trained at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s and has been around art and design all his life. The image shown is "A Long Ride!" and is 3/4 life sized and predominately carved Oak.

Barney Broadbent

Barney’s works are mainly 3d/sculptural in wood, metal and stone. They are an eclectic mix of forms and images, mainly More

I paint silk scarves and create designs on clothes for both adults and children. I make jewellery. I work with polymer clay, create various decorations. I also create acrylic paintings. I like to try something new and inspiring, new techniques, new directions. There are still many things I would like to learn...

Baiba Trankale

I paint silk scarves and create designs on clothes for both adults and children. I make jewellery. I work with More

I paint with acrylics and also work in the technique of sculptural painting. These three-dimensional elements of the picture are made of durable decorative plaster. I like to experiment in my work, to come up with something new and unusual

Alla Kamenieva

I paint with acrylics and also work in the technique of sculptural painting. These three-dimensional elements of the picture are More

I have long been inspired by the power of botanical illustrations to highlight the intricate beauty of plants and convey a feeling of peacefulness and tranquility. I explore this power in my work through the use of creative photographic techniques. A light box is employed to bring out the fine details in plants and I digitally paint in elements from multiple exposures to create compositions which blur the lines between photography and illustration.

Alex Hadwen-Bennett

I have long been inspired by the power of botanical illustrations to highlight the intricate beauty of plants and convey More

I use gouache and ink on my pieces. They range from cartoonsto the surreal. Influences include Van Gogh, Alex Grey and HR Giger.

Andy Goodfellow – Folksworth Art Group

I use gouache and ink on my pieces. They range from cartoonsto the surreal. Influences include Van Gogh, Alex Grey More

Hi, welcome to my artist page on paos, I am a mixed media artist who also provides tuition, I hope you enjoy the images and will consider visiting my PAOS venue on weekends 1 and 2.

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Jane Paige of Kings Cliffe has inspired my art and we both studied botanical illustration and did work for the Chelsea Physic Garden. I have been painting for about 25 years.

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Sally Hammerton Art

Hi, welcome to my artist page on paos, I am a mixed media artist who also provides tuition, I hope More

I enjoy working with a variety of mediums including acrylics, inks, print and collage to explore the forms in nature . Experimenting with textures and marks I try to capture the light and invite the viewer into my work, to walk in a meadow or observe the beach from a vantage point.

Yvette Halewood

I enjoy working with a variety of mediums including acrylics, inks, print and collage to explore the forms in nature More

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Exhibiting this year as part of the Gidding Group, I use watercolour, oils, acrylics, graphite and charcoal to interpret  the natural world and am constantly exploring different approaches.The Gidding Group of artists are Paul Joseph-Crank, Krystyna Wojcik, Geoff Goddard, Justin Capp and myself and we are exhibiting in Luddington, next door to PAOS artists Carry Akroyd and Gordon Monk. You'll have a warm welcome and will be able to see a wide range of different work in the small but charming St Margaret's church. Delicious refreshments available too!

 

Sue Jarvis, The Gidding Group

        Exhibiting this year as part of the Gidding Group, I use watercolour, oils, acrylics, graphite and More

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson is an experimental print maker and painter. Her original linocuts are printed on an 1856 lithograph press from her home studio in Stamford.

After studying Combined Arts at Newcastle University, Ruth went on to train at the Chelsea School of Art and the Leicester Print Workshop. Her work is influenced by her previous career working in Interior and fashion magazine production. She is inspired by German Abstract Expressionism and Bauhaus Aesthetics. Ruth has produced prints of many local landscapes including Burghley House, Normanton Church, Oakham Market Square and distinctive buildings in an around Stamford. Ruth uses the 'reduction' method of printmaking, favoured by Pablo Picasso who coined the term 'suicide printing'. Her work is often bold and graphic and hopes to reflect current trends and, quietly, offer a form of social commentary.

Ruth also holds Beginners lino print workshops throughout the year. Her next event will take place on 6th June at The Blonde Beet in Stamford http://www.blondebeet.co.uk

You can subscribe to Ruth's newsletter to be the first to know about forthcoming events and workshop via http://www.rhprints.com

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson also screen prints a limited edition t shirt and sweatshirt range using her original prints. Using eco friendly inks, the designs are printed on to organic ethical cotton. Ruth is hoping to have her new collection ready in time for the Peterborough Open Studios.

http://www.rhprints.com

[caption id="attachment_22154" align="alignnone" width="478"] An original linocut print[/caption]

Visit my Garden Studio in Stamford. 2nd, 8th and 9th July. You can see my 1856 press and there will be lots of original prints and greeting cards available. There will also be an opportunity to print your own greeting card to take home with you. Refreshments will also be provided.

https://paos.org.uk/visitors/

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson Linocuts

RH Prints aka Ruth Hudson is an experimental print maker and painter. Her original linocuts are printed on an 1856 More

Urban landscapes, figurative compositions and still life in oil, acrylic and mixed media.

Exhibiting this year with The Gidding Group, I studied fine art in Manchester before taking up a career in graphic design and illustration. I work from sketches and photographs, using them as a drawing aid to create images in paint or print. Over the years I have been represented by galleries across the UK and exhibited in Art Fairs in the UK and Europe.

The Gidding Group of artists are Krystyna Wojcik, Sue Jarvis, Geoff Goddard, Justin Capp and myself who are exhibiting in Luddington, next door to PAOS artists Carry Akroyd and Gordon Monk.

We warmly invite you to visit. Together with our PAOS fellow artists we have parking, wonderful home baked cakes and refreshments in a beautiful garden - and loos!

Paul Joseph-Crank

Urban landscapes, figurative compositions and still life in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Exhibiting this year with The Gidding Group, More

Exhibiting this year with The Gidding Group, I paint landscapes and cityscapes in watercolour and acrylic and I enjoy trying to capture colourful fleeting moments, though I do find that I'm drawn more and more to the beautiful mood stirring colours of dusk evening light.



I most often paint with artists’ watercolours, because I love the transparency of the colours, and the challenging unpredictability of the process suits my temperament!

The Gidding Group of artists are Paul Joseph-Crank, Sue Jarvis, Geoff Goddard, Justin Capp and myself who are exhibiting in Luddington, next door to PAOS artists Carry Akroyd and Gordon Monk.

We warmly invite you to visit. Together with our PAOS fellow artists we have parking, wonderful home baked cakes and refreshments in a beautiful garden - and loos!

Krystyna Wojcik

Exhibiting this year with The Gidding Group, I paint landscapes and cityscapes in watercolour and acrylic and I enjoy trying More

A love of gardening and my job as a freelance garden journalist are the inspiration for my paintings, prints and textile designs, which are usually based around plants and flowers. I love colour, and this is always reflected in my work, as I think it can be very uplifting. I have paintings (oils and Japanese watercolours), prints, cards and a range of organic cotton tea towels. The colourful theme continues in my small town garden in the middle of Stamford where I try to grow as many flowers as I can fit in.



 

At this year's open studio, I'll be serving coffee, tea, cold drinks and some delicious homemade cakes. Last year the coffee and walnut sponge, lemon polenta cake and mixed berry slices were the best sellers. Donations for refreshments, on a pay as you feel basis, will go to the Crohn's & Colitis UK charity. Visitors are very welcome to sit and enjoy our tiny garden, which I have redesigned and planted recently. Last year it was very popular and I was delighted to see so many people.

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The pop up gallery looks something like this!

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I'll be opening on Saturday and Sunday of the first weekend of PAOS, and Sunday of the second weekend. Please do join me and the other artists in Stamford who are opening their doors. You will be very welcome.



 

 

Fiona Cumberpatch

A love of gardening and my job as a freelance garden journalist are the inspiration for my paintings, prints and More

Blossom Brooks is a multimedia artist based in Crowland. Inspired by magical creatures, she focuses on the anthropomorphic, most pieces taking the form of rabbits. Blossom illustrates in ink, colour pencil and digital mediums, she also creates mixed media sculptures to fully explore her unique imagination. Her work appeals to all ages, online she often accompanies her works with short stories to draw the eye to the details hidden within.

Blossom Brooks

Blossom Brooks is a multimedia artist based in Crowland. Inspired by magical creatures, she focuses on the anthropomorphic, most pieces More

Emily is an artist who is deeply inspired by the natural world. Through observing the world around her, often through drawing from observation, she works to capture feeling and a sense of a place in her artwork. Emily is spending time reconnecting with her art practice this year so there will be lots of exploratory workings and new work to see!



She is currently working with a mix of different materials including printmaking and drawing on her iPad.

Emily Bowers

Emily is an artist who is deeply inspired by the natural world. Through observing the world around her, often through More

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Dehlia Barnard-Edmunds is a printmaker/creative, exploring the diverse and exciting world of print. Currently enjoying the process of linocut printing, monotypes and screen printing on paper and textiles from her home studio in Market Deeping
 	




Dehlia has displayed her work at venues across the country, including, most recently, the prestigious Hepworth Gallery Wakefield.

Taking her inspiration from what excites and interests her in her surroundings, Dehlia's  sketches and drawings form the basis of designs that are transferred onto lino, carved and printed by hand.

Dehlia is an experienced teacher offering classes and tutorials, which can be discussed on your visit. The garden is open and refreshments offered.

Dehlia Barnard – Edmunds AKA The Merryweather Artist

Dehlia Barnard-Edmunds is a printmaker/creative, exploring the diverse and exciting world of print. Currently enjoying the process of linocut printing, More

I am a contemporary Artist, my work is inspired by travel, nature and current affairs. I paint in mostly acrylic and in bright bold colour, my paintings are as large as I can get away with! I take commissions and love people to visit my studio to look at and discuss my work.

Sarah Adam

I am a contemporary Artist, my work is inspired by travel, nature and current affairs. I paint in mostly acrylic More

Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often embellish my work and develop new storylines.

The techniques used in my textile rarely depart from a blend of slow handstitching and intense machine embroidery to accentuate forms and structures.I occasionally experiment with eco dyeing and use these pieces as focus areas in my work related to landscapes.

I work intuitively with the observed ancient landscape, often drifting into memory and impressions. Soft colours,  hand dyed fabric  and threads inspire me to create images that recall places and events.

I am an exhibiting textile artist with the 'Exquisite Heritage' mixed media group . We had exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, the latter at Peterborough Cathedral, and were working towards our next exhibition when the pandemic slowed us down.

I work in a studio at home, but my handstitching is portable and follows me everywhere, travelling with it brings change of perspective, colour and the freedom to change ideas when faced with new imagery is always a delight. I keep sketchbooks with drawings and samplers to refresh ideas. This  year I am a member of Textile.org and have a piece in their archive after working through one of their workshops. I enjoy teaching, and inspiring others has been a joy during the difficult pandemic time. As a result of this I have textile slow stitch friends in a community that is now world wide to exchange ideas with.

 

The rhythm, pattern and repetition of hand stitching has accompanied me through the years ,taking various forms in creative textile pieces; in 2D, 3D , costume design and garment construction. My formal background is a Fine Art degree with a PGCE in teaching. I finished my teaching career as a Head of Department that specialised in Textiles.

Liz Hunt

Inspired by the natural landscape and ancient sites, I create constructed textiles using hand and machine embroidery.  Found objects often More

Handmade chairs from green wood

Teas and cakes in the garden

Gordon Monk

Handmade chairs from green wood Teas and cakes in the garden

A Scottish artist specializing in painting, drawing and print making.My work is largely figurative, I use symbolism and depictions of the every day to tell stories and communicate ideas. I am interested in what can be read and implied from an object, a face or a place and the resulting assumptions and imagined narrative. During the first lock down I began to explore portraiture, rediscovering acrylic paint. I have since continued to use acrylic paints to depict more ambitious compositions and narratives, alongside daily drawing. I take inspiration from current affairs, popular culture, my own experiences, music,literature and art itself-often depicting or referencing other artists and artworks.

Chris Wells

A Scottish artist specializing in painting, drawing and print making.My work is largely figurative, I use symbolism and depictions of More

My work consists of painting, textiles and woodcraft inspired by the countryside and coastline. Where possible I like to use recycled and

sustainable materials.

Carol Richards

My work consists of painting, textiles and woodcraft inspired by the countryside and coastline. Where possible I like to use More

My background is in jewellery and metalwork. I turned to beadwork while working in Amsterdam where I found amazing bead shops lined with

jars like old sweetie shops.

Carol Clark

My background is in jewellery and metalwork. I turned to beadwork while working in Amsterdam where I found amazing bead More

I design handmade jewellery in a range of styles using semi precious stones. Each piece is unique and I enjoy working with customers to make bespoke pieces for special occasions.

My names Bridget and I am a jewellery designer. I have been a lover of design all my life and I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to indulge in my passion and make jewellery for others to enjoy! I started my business over 10 years ago and have loved expanding it over time. I use a wide variety of materials but my main love is the use of semi-precious stones. I look forward to meeting new people each year at this fabulous open house event

Semi precious jewellery designer-offering everything from necklaces through to bag charms, all handmade, one off pieces, to suit all budgets

Bridget Bradley Designs

I design handmade jewellery in a range of styles using semi precious stones. Each piece is unique and I enjoy More

Welcome to Open Studios 2024.

I'm exhibiting with Jeni Cairns and we can't wait to see you. Life has no meaning for me without creativity. Illustration is what I love. For the past ten years I've sat on hundreds of Peterborough benches illustrating life as it happens. I'm a bit obsessed but love it. My work is very loose, illustrative and distinctive.

2024 will see my 10th Anniversary of my first Bench View illustration so please celebrate with me and I'm also in the middle of a new series of bench views so there will be lots to see and talk about.

Jeni's garden is amazing, come have a cup of tea in a relaxed and comfortable space, not forgetting other refreshments and cake.



Looking forward to another great open studios.

Best wishes, Lynne

Lynne Collins

Welcome to Open Studios 2024. I’m exhibiting with Jeni Cairns and we can’t wait to see you. Life has no More

I have been creating for many years.
I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poland. There I began to see the beauty in nature.
I started designing gardens. I have painting deep in my soul, and I started painting here in England. I see joy in a colorful garden and want to bring the same mood to the gardens. Many call my style as close to Abstract Impressionism. During my studies, I began to explore Europe in search of inspiration. The German Black Forest, the French Montmartre in Paris, vast fields of tulips in the Netherlands, the Basque culture in San Sebastian, the world of art galleries in London, and finally, the artistically sensitive society of Artists in Peterborough - all of this influenced my charming way of treating colors as a reflection of my mood at the moment. Painting is one of the elements of the sensitive person's environment. Added to it are the plants in the garden, their scent and shape. Sculptures upon which a curious robin always perches, showing off its reddish breast. And woven into all of this are the Lilliput Line cottages, which I collect - completing the enchantment. I invite you to visit my paradise.The mentioned painting works best in the environment of people seeking tranquility and understanding of their surroundings and themselves. In the disorderly colors and techniques, they can find their own memories and solace for their souls. That's why over 20 of my paintings are a constant therapeutic element on the walls of the Central Medical Centre in Peterborough. They immerse patients in contemplation and surprise. Such is also the aim of my life: to provide people with art in a form that makes them feel good. This ensures a well-designed environment both in the garden and at home or work.
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Jaroslaw Jacek Sokol

I have been creating for many years. I graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Poland. There I began More

Leatherwork studio. Handmade leatherwork and classes

Work for sale, tutorials and workshops in creative leatherwork, belts and bag making.

Justin Capp

Leatherwork studio. Handmade leatherwork and classes Work for sale, tutorials and workshops in creative leatherwork, belts and bag making.

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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.

I have always loved the feel and texture of oil paint on the canvas. In recent years I took the opportunity to learn more about the history and classical approach to oil painting and enrolled for a one year course at the Norfolk Painting School. I have drawn inspiration from artists, such as Caravaggio, Turner, Sorolla, Joan Eardley and the Scottish Colourists.

[caption id="attachment_23375" align="alignleft" width="526"] Dancing Trees[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23374" align="alignright" width="329"] Tulips[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23377" align="alignright" width="293"] Spring Tulips[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23376" align="alignleft" width="338"] Idle Gaze[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22708" align="alignright" width="283"] Urban Peterborough 1[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23383" align="alignright" width="534"] The Mist[/caption]

For PAOS 2023 we are centrally located in Peterborough, close to other PAOS exhibitions.

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, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doodles of flowers. Group exhibiting at the Norman Cross gallery.



 

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doodles of flowers. Group exhibiting at the Norman Cross gallery. More

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY - HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY
Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Bullimore or Dee,  back in 2008. I have been designing and creating silver jewellery for over 15 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 form the wire to encase gemstones within, thus creating completely unique one-of-a-kind pieces using only my hands 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, each piece of jewellery I create is made completely by hand. Setting stones within intricate wire swirls and wraps, I focus on the detail and one-of-a-kind design using master wire sculpting techniques, making every piece truly unique.

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 an Inclusive 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  skills and techniques, or even brushing up on their current jewellery making skills. Almost all classes run on weekday evenings or weekends and prices start from just £10.

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.



 
INCLUSIVE CLASSES
We also run a selection of workshops which are called 'Wellbeading'. There are a range of groups that these workshops focus on.
Jewellery making for mental health, a therapeutic beading class that will have you relaxed and in the moment in minutes.
Sensory workshops for people with learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, ASD and 'just because'. These include aromatherapy workshops, chewy bead workshops and emotion bracelets.

With numerous Health and Social care qualifications and training, Dee-zyn jewellery is able to provide extra special support to our extra special students enabling everyone to have a go at making their own amazing jewellery. Support examples we can offer include;  'Hand under Hand' support, providing symbol cards, using basic Makaton or BSL signs among others.

Find out more on the website or call for more information.

 
JEWELLERY MAKING TASTER WORKSHOPS DURING POAS
Each day of PAOS, there will be taster sessions where you can have a go at making an item of jewellery.  These are all at discounted prices which include all materials, tuition, and use of tools. Beads and Gems available to purchase on the day

Taster sessions last for around 30mins to an hour, and will be held on:

 

June

 	Saturday 29th
- Rose Ring Making                                                              12pm             30 mins ish
- Beaded Earring Making                                                     3pm               30 mins ish
 	Sunday 30th
- Mini Cabochon Pendant Making                                     1pm              30 mins ish- Bookmark Making                                                                                                                         3pm              15 mins ish

July

 	Saturday 6th   - Crystal Ring Making                                2pm               1 hour ish
 	Sunday 7th      - Double Spiral Earrings                           2pm               1 hour ish
 	Sunday 14th    - Dainty Drop Gem Pendant                    6.30pm          30 mins ish

 

Please contact me to ensure your space and to find out more on 01733 265249 or go to www.dee-zynjewellery.com/workshops to book online or email me at: dee-zyn@hotmail.com.

There are 10 seats around the jewellery bench and once the spaces have gone they've gone!

 
PARKING in Sacred Heart School car park, PE3 9XD at back of House, Entrance through back gate, look for the Green Sign.
Or put    52°35'11.3"N 0°17'00.9"W    into google maps to get exact point in car park near entrance.




 

 

Dee Bullimore – Dee-zyn Jewellery

DEE-ZYN JEWELLERY – HAND DESIGNED UNIQUE JEWELLERY Dee-zyn Jewellery was created by myself Deanne Bullimore or Dee,  back in 2008. 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.

The way light strikes the clouds, an atmospheric scene, sheen on water all inspire me to paint. To capture these lucid effects I mainly use oil and water colour paints.

[caption id="attachment_21834" align="alignnone" width="560"] Blue Lagoon[/caption]

I exhibited this year at Stamford Contemporary Arts Gallery with Stella Poole. We are in a central Peterborough location, close to other PAOS venues, and will be offering light refreshments.

Cherry Hadley

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

[caption id="attachment_22775" align="alignleft" width="389"] Bark like vases in stoneware. Hand formed with slip and sodium silicate to make broken bark type texture[/caption]

I am using lots of mixed media. Pottery thrown and handbuilt pieces. Sculpture. Painting in Watercolours and Acrylic and a small amount of Pyrography. I take my inspiration from nature and animals around me.

 

[caption id="attachment_22748" align="alignleft" width="577"] Fenland sunset[/caption]

Liz Davies

I am using lots of mixed media. Pottery thrown and handbuilt pieces. Sculpture. Painting in Watercolours and Acrylic and a More

Welcome to my artist page on PAOS. I originally ran my own graphic design business for twenty years before a change of career to counselling. Combining both passions, resulted in delivering art therapy workshops for five years to rough sleepers, refugees and care leavers.

Living in the Fens I am surrounded by the geometry, shapes and colours of the flat plains of the landscape which has inspired my current projects and works in progress. I am also enjoying painting with acrylics on rustic, reclaimed wood.

I hope you enjoy the images and will consider visiting me at my PAOS venue on Weekend 1: Saturday 29th June and Sunday 30th June 2024.

I am excited to be exhibiting at Baytree Owl and Wildlife Centre, Spalding. It is free entry to see the Art, but if you wish to stay and explore the Owls and Widlife please consider making a donation to the centre.  Bring the family and see the birds up close and personal!

** FREE ENTRY ** To the Wildlife Centre for the first 10 PAOS visitors who show their 2024 brochure!

Look out for me later in the year, exhibiting in the Peterborough Museum.

Originals and Bird Prints for Sale. Commissions Taken.

 









 

 

Karen Harrison

Welcome to my artist page on PAOS. I originally ran my own graphic design business for twenty years before a 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

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 make jewellery specialising in chain maille and wire work. I use silver plated copper wire to make all of the component parts including all the jump rings which are weaved together to make the final piece. I find it fascinating that such lowly ingredients can make such beautiful jewellery.

 

 

Jenny Sheldrake

I make jewellery specialising in chain maille and wire work. I use silver plated copper wire to make all of 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 am a self taught artist and enjoy creating figurative art and landscapes. Mostly working in oil paints and pastels, I also love using new mediums.
My art is constantly evolving, and I like experimenting with various effects that invoke emotions and bring back memories.
I'm really interested in human connections and physical body shapes, exploring a wide range of issues with a distorted sense of realism. I paint using texture and colour, working with oils, mediums and different surfaces 
I have studied with award winning artist, Martin Kinnear, exploring classical and modern oil painting, referencing painters throughout history to discover how they created their work.
This year I am exhibiting with 5 other artists at Bainton Reading Room.



Selected to participate in this exhibition Peterborough. Motherhood and Feeling Safe, collage and oils on canvas



Pleased to be included in this Cambridge exhibition, Trio, oil on board

 My study of Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Maria Munk


These are my studies of “girl in a green dress” by Gwen John and “ old man” by Rembrandt. Using the same methods as the artist would have from ground to top glaze.



My study after Keith Vaughan using a limited palette.

Study after Raoul Dufy

 

Modelling example after “Old Duff” by Samuel Peploe



Impressionist studies

 

studies of techniques used by artist Bertha Morisot, the unsung female hero of Impressionism.



I have completed an oil painting Diploma and now excited to be developing my own paintings style from all the knowledge I have gained. Follow me on social media to see my journey Instagram

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



 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Quinnell

I am a self taught artist and enjoy creating figurative art and landscapes. Mostly working in oil paints and pastels, More

[caption id="attachment_22936" align="alignnone" width="484"] Jill Colman 23) Velvet with metallic foils embellished with stitching[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22928" align="alignnone" width="537"] Jill Colman 25) Paper and stitch collage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22934" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 26) Notebooks with print/stitch covers[/caption]

I trained as an artist/designer and now simply love designing and making jewellery. The excitement comes from working in a variety of materials... glass, copper, silver, polymer clay and semi-precious gems stones. I also take great pleasure in working and developing ideas with textiles and mixed media. My garden and the natural world offer me great inspiration.

[caption id="attachment_6478" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 1) Sculpted copper pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6469" align="alignnone" width="362"] Jill Colman 2) Sculpted copper pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6467" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 24) Mixed media collage[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6463" align="alignnone" width="457"] Jill Colman 22) Polymer clay ‘liquorice allsorts’ necklaces[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22914" align="alignnone" width="367"] Jill Colman 16) Malacite pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22912" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 8) Dichroic glass and wire work pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22904" align="alignnone" width="291"] Jill Colman 7) Dichroic glass and silver wirework[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22903" align="alignnone" width="282"] Jill Colman 6) Silver pendant and earrings[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22902" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 5) Silver and glass pendants[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22905" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 4) Forged and beaten copper cuffs[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_6462" align="alignnone" width="333"] Jill Colman 15) Labradorite and silver wire pendant[/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.


[caption id="attachment_5972" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 3) Beaten copper and Turquoise pendant and earrings.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5974" align="alignnone" width="424"] Jill Colman 17) Coloured Pearls and wirework neck piece[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5975" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 12) Shibori silk cuff[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5979" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 21) Polymer clay pendants[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4991" align="alignnone" width="316"] Jill Colman 13) Shibori silk and glass pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5980" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 14) Amber and wirework pendant[/caption]

Amber pendant


[caption id="attachment_4999" align="alignnone" width="300"] Jill Colman 18) Pearls with silver wire weaving[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4993" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 20) Ceramic hand-painted beads[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4996" align="alignnone" width="533"] Jill Colman 19) Serpentine and silver wirework pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4983" align="alignnone" width="450"] Jill Colman 9) Glass Landscape pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_4997" align="alignnone" width="450"] Jill Colman 10) Dichroic glass pendant[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_5000" align="alignleft" width="450"] Jill Colman 11) Shibori brooch[/caption]

 

Jill Colman

I trained as an artist/designer and now simply love designing and making jewellery. The excitement comes from working in a More

I am a mixed media, self taught artist, with a passion for Polymer Clay, although I work with many mediums, polymer and other clays are my favourite mediums to work with.

My work is very much intuitive and process led.   I take inspiration from abstraction, bold shape & colour, organic forms and definitive textures. I find absolute joy and emotional connection in the art of creating, that nothing else can give.

 

[caption id="attachment_24949" align="alignleft" width="382"] Polymer Clay - Texture and relief work in progress...[/caption]

 

Amy Wright – Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Artist

I am a mixed media, self taught artist, with a passion for Polymer Clay, although I work with many mediums, More

[caption id="attachment_7510" align="aligncenter" width="299"] Klimt and the Kiwi[/caption]

I took early retirement after 30+ years as a primary school teacher where one of my roles was invariably art co-ordinator - I have always had a bit of an arty streak!

I became interested in mosaics when my head teacher asked me to make one for the school with some lovely tiles which had been donated. Having only ever made mosaic patterns using paper squares in the classroom, the task of proper mosaicking was rather daunting. However after a lot of thought, problem solving and help from some children, a lovely mosaic was conceived and produced which still hangs outside the school. That was in 2006.

Since leaving teaching I still find the whole process of designing, sorting, gluing, grouting, cleaning and finishing a piece to be extremely therapeutic, rewarding and addictive. I now have my own "studio", attend regular craft fairs and take on big and small commissions.

My inspiration comes from where I am "at the moment". My fish and all things seaside happened after a trip to Southwold. The birds and flowers came after a walk through our local bluebell woods. I love scouting around charity shops and vintage markets - always on the lookout for that something special I can use! Quirky glass beads are a favourite find.

 

[caption id="attachment_6074" align="alignnone" width="536"] Beach Huts[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23922" align="alignright" width="256"] Water Lilies[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_21757" align="alignleft" width="389"] Feature Window Commission[/caption]

 

Alison May Parry – Mayimosaic

I took early retirement after 30+ years as a primary school teacher where one of my roles was invariably art More

Self taught artist, working in Acrylic and oil paints,covering all subjects but I love nature, so tend to paint animals, birds and flowers, due to the amazing colours nature has to offer.

Ali-marie Black

Self taught artist, working in Acrylic and oil paints,covering all subjects but I love nature, so tend to paint animals, More

I create contemporary functional ceramics using traditional techniques. My forms are hand-thrown using stoneware clay and the glazes I apply play with the interaction of the glazes when fired to high temperature.

Open garden

Refreshments offered

Petra Wright Ceramics

I create contemporary functional ceramics using traditional techniques. My forms are hand-thrown using stoneware clay and the glazes I apply More

Designer and maker of jewellery using freshwater pearls, gemstones, handmade glass beads and crystals. Sourced from my extensive collection that I have gathered over the years worldwide. Unique designs, commissions a speciality to provide jewellery for any occaision.

Patricia Nieburg

Designer and maker of jewellery using freshwater pearls, gemstones, handmade glass beads and crystals. Sourced from my extensive collection that More

Fundamentally my work is all about drawing and mark making; I find it difficult to separate myself from their vitality and importance whether I choose painting, collage, printmaking - or a mixture of the three, ‘Drawing’ is what it continues to be about. ‘Drawing’ with a paintbrush or in collage ‘drawing’ with shapes of paper and colour. Setting in motion the development of an idea plus a sense of renewal and continuation.

Exclusively for Open Studio 2024 'Postcard Exhibition' A collection of postcard size pieces in a variety of media with hidden stories and secrets.

Julie was awarded as one of the six winners in the 41st Mini Print International de Cadaquès 2021/22. The exhibition in Cadaquès Catalunya, has been running for over 40 years and brings together works from over 640 artists worldwide who each submit 4 pieces of work using printmaking and it's tendencies.
As a winner Julie was given a solo exhibition in Gallery Taller Fort in the beautiful town of Cadaquès, famously the home of Dali and a draw to artists from across the globe.The exhibition which ran throughout August 2022 was a great success and & she will be showing similar pieces at her open studio exhibition this

Julie says,

"I am delighted to be, once again, opening my studio, garden & home gallery this year The Miniprint win meant an awful lot to me and I am really excited to share similar works and the process behind the making of them in my studio"

Julie's work is shown and collected internationally

 

 

 

Julie Reid

Fundamentally my work is all about drawing and mark making; I find it difficult to separate myself from their vitality 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.

Showing 50 years of my painting and poetry.

"Travelling Shoes-My Story" (2018) is a book showing 20 years of my art & poetry, oil painting themes include Jamaican portraits and idiosyncratic characters like Nobby the Tramp.

Painting/ Drawing/ Poetry.My Book Travelling Shoes is available for £15. Cash payments only.

My second book ''Last Orders''(2024) ''50 Years of my art and poetry in Peterborough''  is available now £15. If you would like one contact me 01733 239351 or by my email.



 

[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

Handbuilt decorative ceramics including jewellery and small hanging pieces which may incorporate wires and chain links.I'm still working with oxides and have incorporated this technique in the recent development of tiles accenting with subtle glazing,



Disabled access, car parking, open garden and food & drink all available.

Cheryll Cadman

Handbuilt decorative ceramics including jewellery and small hanging pieces which may incorporate wires and chain links.I’m still working with oxides More

 

An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour, using a variety of media. My paintings are inspired by my surroundings which are captured in a loose and free style. Some of my work is in an abstract style which allows me to experiment with texture, shape and moods.

I am currently showing my work in a solo exhibition in the Stamford Arts Centre, Anteroom for the month of March. All the artwork is for sale and may be viewed at any time when the Stamford Arts Centre is open. Purchasing of paintings may be done by arrangement directly with Deirdre, or via the Art Centre reception desk.

 

 

 

Deirdre Blackburn

  An experimental artist who loves to capture light and colour, using a variety of media. My paintings are inspired More

I am unable to exhibit in the Peterborough ArtistsOpen Studio event this year. Instead I will be holding an Open Day on Saturday 17th August. Please check back for more information soon.

To see more images of my work and Fenland farming life please search @denisebrownceramics  and @ecbrownfarms on Instagram.

www.denisebrownceramics.co.uk

 

Denise Brown

I am unable to exhibit in the Peterborough ArtistsOpen Studio event this year. Instead I will be holding an Open 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

Valued and much missed member, the late Sue Keen was an artist and maker and had stitched ever since she could hold a needle. For many years Sue was on the committee of Peterborough Artists’ Open Studios and she exhibited with PAOS for well over a decade. Sadly Sue passed away last year, and it’s at the wish of her daughter Kerry that some of Sue’s work will be shown during PAOS for one last time. Her work in textiles and mixed media took inspiration from nature and what she saw around her. Her love of combining different techniques and materials included beading, collage and both hand and free machine embroidery. She liked to experiment and enjoyed learning different ways of working and also found joy in helping and teaching others to find their own way within craft and art.

Sue’s work will be on display at her friend Prue Pye’s venue.  Any money raised from sales of Sue’s work will be donated to charity.

In Sue's own words:
'Fabric forms the base of much of my work along with stitch and embellishments to create art works based on nature. I also manipulate fabric and stitch to create wearable art, continually developing processes for unique items.

I have developed bead work incorporating goldwork embroidery. I am still basing work on natural forms with the use of colour and texture in the forefront of my work. It is a time consuming process as each bead is sewn on individually to form wearable pieces of art, in this case brooches.



 

 

 

 

 

 

[caption id="attachment_23092" align="alignleft" width="291"] Otter, animal portrait in coloured pencil[/caption]

 

 

Sue Keen’s Works

Valued and much missed member, the late Sue Keen was an artist and maker and had stitched ever since she More

Looking forward to welcoming you back to PAOS 2024
Decorative and functional ceramics and evocative semi-abstract paintings will be on display.
My paintings and ceramics investigate structures, shapes and colours inspired by our natural world. The detail and pattern often overlooked in our busy lives is of special interest. I love how texture allows a play of light and shadow on the surfaces of my work. My aim is not to attempt to mimic nature but rather describe the qualities of a subjective experience intuitively, thereby encouraging the viewer to ‘feel’ their own interpretation of what they see in my work. My garden has become a bigger canvas for my artistic expression and is open for you to explore and enjoy.
Delicious homemade treats available which can be enjoyed in the picturesque garden where mosaic will be on display. Proceeds from refreshments donated to Sue Ryder.
“Hand-building clay into objects inspired by nature’s forms and structures is an extension of my textured, atmospheric painting".

I strive to create a beauty in imperfect harmony known in Japanas Wabi Sabi: Enjoying the moment and life’s simple pleasures...I hope these hand-built objects bring simple pleasure.

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.

[caption id="attachment_24881" align="alignnone" width="438"] Ceramic Wall Art[/caption]

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

www.reneviner.co.uk

 

 

René Viner

Looking forward to welcoming you back to PAOS 2024 Decorative and functional ceramics and evocative semi-abstract paintings will be on More

[caption id="attachment_24971" align="alignnone" width="278"] Of People - oil[/caption]

 

Prue’s Paintings
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."

Collaged pieces have become a renewed addition to my current work. I use painted pieces torn from my own work, or monoprints prepared on tissue. These torn pieces are added and worked over or through into the background usually towards an abstracted landscape

 

About Prue
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
AS level – 3D Art and sculpture - Jun 2001, Grade A
BTEC Diploma; Foundation Studies: Art & Design; Specialism, Fine Art - Jul 2000, Distinction
A level - Art and Design; Fine Art - Jun 1998. Grade A

 




Walk with me to the Blue Horizon - small acrylic collage on board

 

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

 

 


Into The Void - acrylic collage
 

Prue Pye

  Prue’s Paintings Prue Pye’s life paintings contain a quiet presence reflected in earth colours and are the main body More

[caption id="attachment_23261" align="alignright" width="250"] The Chestnut Tree at Burghley House. Near the shop.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_22130" align="alignnone" width="250"] Flower Display at Burghley House. near to the Orangery restaurant.[/caption]

Paul's work can be seen and purchased if desired on https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/paul-saunders-photography/

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 straightforward 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, and 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 comes 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 you won't see the hours spent getting everything as perfect as possible. Paul's restoration experience comes in very useful during the post-processing of the image.

[caption id="attachment_23256" align="alignleft" width="126"] A large, 20 x 16 inch photo before restoration. This image was in many pieces, dry and crumbling.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_23257" align="alignright" width="160"] The restored image. This was an oval image, so the black edges were removed.[/caption]

 

 

Paul will be happy to assess photographs for restoration, commissions accepted for photo restorations. Although he is not exhibiting this year photos can be sent by email for evaluation.

 

Paul also has work displayed on,

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

Paul Saunders - YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Saunders

Paul’s work can be seen and purchased if desired on https://www.artintheheart.co.uk/store/paul-saunders-photography/ Paul, a Peterborough-based photographer, produces traditional, art photography and More

I paint mainly in oils and acrylics and inspiration comes mostly from places I have visited in the UK and abroad. I prefer variety in what I do but, however hard I try to vary my work and not have a "style", I always revert back to landscapes.  I do like to have fun with the occasional abstract, though.

Visitors can expect a warm welcome at our Open Studios weekends. We like to provide a friendly atmosphere while you enjoy the art and garden and maybe even a glass of Pimms!







 



 

Linda Dalton

I paint mainly in oils and acrylics and inspiration comes mostly from places I have visited in the UK and More

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. 

I just love experimenting with colour and its interactions in my mosaic and textile work and both feed off each other. In 2002 I did a 5 day intensive mosaic course under the tuition of Luciana Notturni at www.mosaicschool.com in Ravenna Italy. Although based on traditional methods it gave me confidence to experiment and find my own style. I love mixing glass with old ceramics, anything really that makes a piece cohesive. With textiles I layer silks and sheers and create new surfaces which I then free machine stitch.

Kay Hall

I am a mosaic and textile artist working in Peterborough. In mosaics I use hand cut patterned, plain and mirrored More

Inspired by true tales of nature, place, history & people. 
A warm welcome to my garden studio! You'll be able to see miniature sculptures inspired by sea-creatures of The Wash, skeins of wool dyed with local plants, handmade greetings cards and much more... plus a host of true stories about our local area!

Plus my 'Meadow and Sea' porcelain decorations.

About Kathryn...

I create sculptures and other artworks that share little-known stories of nature and place, working alongside wildlife charities, experts and museums. My work is often shown on-site. It's research-based, and I select the materials and techniques that best tell the story. 

I also create beautiful handmade treasures for people's homes, and run workshops that nurture creativity and delight in nature. Workshops include NatureCraft online creative gatherings.

Currently Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust, much of the work you'll find in this year's Open Studio is inspired by Langdyke's nature reserves and the wider 'John Clare Countryside'. For the last two years, the site of an ancient forgotten meadow has been the focal point of this work - Westings Meadow is now a place of nature reserves and gravel extraction. Neolithic families once gathered here and Victorian poet John Clare walked and wrote about this place.

If you can't come to any of my Open Studio dates, please get in touch to try and find another time.

 

Exhibitions, Awards, Events & Workshops...

I have exhibited at The National Centre for Craft & Design (solo and group exhibitions), and created site-specific artworks for Burghley House, University of Leicester, John Clare Trust, Derby Museum’s porcelain gallery and on nature reserves. In 2012 one of my artworks was selected for “Inspired by…” exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. I'm a selected member of ArtCan,  Artist in Residence with Langdyke Countryside Trust and member of GroundWork NetWork based at GroundWork Gallery, Norfolk.

Subscribe to my mailing list to receive news of exhibitions, inspirations, local history research, workshops & more!

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

 

Kathryn Parsons

Inspired by true tales of nature, place, history & people.  A warm welcome to my garden studio! You’ll be able More

[caption id="attachment_23550" align="alignnone" width="600"] Tryptych[/caption]





I am still really enjoying experimenting with mixed media and the effects I get in a semi abstract way. My intention last year was to use watercolour like that, but I keep reverting back to acrylic!!

Judy Horman

I am still really enjoying experimenting with mixed media and the effects I get in a semi abstract way. My More

I draw, print and paint figures and objects in exterior and interior spaces. I'm still experimenting with materials and techniques, continuously looking at colour, light, form, shadows, depth, texture 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.

[caption id="attachment_14084" align="alignnone" width="600"] Figs and phones, acrylic on canvas[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13624" align="alignnone" width="487"] Texting, acrylic on card[/caption]

Monotype printing demonstrations on request.

[caption id="attachment_1035" align="alignnone" width="372"] Trapped, Monotype print[/caption]

 

Josephine Kelly

I draw, print and paint figures and objects in exterior and interior spaces. I’m still experimenting with materials and techniques, More

Jeni creates metal sculptures and intricate filigree metal panels depicting the beauty and fragility of nature. Some inspiration will be from recent adventures in Namibia and Shetland. Jeni often uses reclaimed metal in her garden as well as her sculpture.



 

Please follow the A605 to Coates village and follow the art studio signs. Garden will be open. Come and relax, chat about art. Refreshments available.

Jeni Cairns

Jeni creates metal sculptures and intricate filigree metal panels depicting the beauty and fragility of nature. Some inspiration will be 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 was 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 Artivity), 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

I’m a children’s book author and illustrator- I work predominantly in watercolour, soft pastel and collage, and love to draw More

[caption id="attachment_863" align="alignnone" width="600"] Christine Withall ceramic pinch pots[/caption]

My clay journey last year paused but this year I will begin to explore some ideas and forms that have been in my mind’s eye from experiences and viewed images. Always a pleasure to return to Grange Farm with Denise Brown, there will be Raku and Pit firing demonstrations on both days to enjoy along with cakes and refreshments. Lots of space for parking too. If you feel like a stroll there is a beautiful meadow with a mown path to amble through, with wild flowers, grasses,insects and butterflies. You might even find some treasure.



Tablet Boxes



Porcelain Hearts

 

Christine Withall

My clay journey last year paused but this year I will begin to explore some ideas and forms that have 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.

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

 

This year I hope to revisit some of my previous ideas that were put onto the back burner last year, plus I hope to explore a couple of newly emerging techniques. Colour remains a main influence to my pieces, with interlocking effects of different glass textures. Weather permitting pit firing and Raku demonstrations will take place using previously bisque fired pieces and will be available for sale if the kiln gods allow!! Also a re-wilded meadow trail at the front of the house where a path has been prepared to view the indigenous plants and insects. Refreshments and cakes will be available, ample free car parking at the venue.

[caption id="attachment_13443" align="alignnone" width="300"] Eggbe Brian Withall[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13441" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kiln formed letters Brian Withall[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_13442" align="alignnone" width="300"] Kiln formed numbers Brian Withall[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14440" align="alignnone" width="404"] Alphabet letters Brian Withall[/caption]

Brian Withall

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

Pictures about how I see life.

To get more of an idea of what I do please have a look at anniebellamy on Instagram or Ann Bellamy pictures on Facebook

 



 

 

 

Ann Bellamy

Pictures about how I see life. To get more of an idea of what I do please have a look More

This year for PAOS, I'm running a large format charcoal drawing workshop, come along there will be the opportunity for people to have a go working from a model.

When:   29th June 2024, 10am - 4pm

Where:   Howe Room, Peterborough Museum.

[caption id="attachment_25083" align="alignnone" width="800"] James Tovey artist, Peterborough. Tablet drawing portrait, work in progress 2023/24[/caption]





James Tovey One Summer Day 2023

[caption id="attachment_23697" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Battlelines Peterborough, September 29th 2023, a collaboration between Cur_5 and Flourish, two artists drawing about food , here is James Tovey's finished peice, Posca pens on painted board, 4ft x 3ft.[/caption]

During lockdown I made an instagram account @tufiarts with over 550 posts and highlights from my artwork, covering the period 1987 to 2023. 

You also can click on the website button on this page: www.toveyarts.co.uk

About James Tovey Artist and Craftsman

I love painting, drawing, making and building things, from visual 2d images through to large wooden structures. I try and draw everyday, noting my ideas and exploring where next my work will take me.  I make drawing and paintings to commission, offer private tuition and also run a craft business manufacturing and repairing bespoke wooden items and boats; see one of these new build projects that also incorporates my artwork at PAOS 2023.

For commission, tuition or business inquiries please call me on: 07908794691. Open normal office hours.

 
About James Tovey: Artist and Craftsman, born 1971.
see my profile on Instagram: tufiarts

Education:Byam Shaw School of Art
Universities of Hull and Exeter
International Boatbuilding Training College Lowestoft 
Some examples of my exhibitions and events:
Digital drawing translated onto glass using Posca pens 2023.



Made for the launch of an exhibition curated by Lauren of Flourish Peterborough. Drawing about the real food available in Peterborough.
The Growing Together exhibition continues until the end of September 2023 with a display at the museum, ten specially decorated windows around the city and city centre and a series of talks and events - pick up a brochure from Peterborough Museum to find out more.

https://www.flourishpeterborough.co.uk/

@flourishpeterborough #posca #windowdisplay #realfood #jamestovey #toveyarts #peterboroughmuseum #foodhall

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. Exhibition organised by Peterborough Cathedral Education team and Peterborough Environment and City Trust. Located at new building, 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.‘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.

with Milly Tovey at Peterborough Museum & Vivacity Heritage.

Plastic, Native, Temple

Vivacity Unit, Queensgate Peterborough, PE1 1PU

7th - 20th May 2018


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.

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

Buy my work at:

https://www.saatchiart.com/Tovey

https://www.stateoftheartmarketplace.co.uk/en/tufiarts

see more at:

James Tovey Artist

https://www.instagram.com/tufiarts/



 

 

James Tovey

This year for PAOS, I’m running a large format charcoal drawing workshop, come along there will be the opportunity for 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.

 

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Tony Nero

  My work is very diverse in subject matter and I work in a variety of mediums such as pencils, More

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