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I’m totally hooked on Acrylic Pour, I just love how the colours pop.

I re-purpose pots, vases and canvases to match your decor.

My other passion is watercolour.

I believe strongly that everyone benefits from colour in their life.

Pauline K Wheatley

I’m totally hooked on Acrylic Pour, I just love how the colours pop. I re-purpose pots, vases and canvases to More

Emily is an artist and illustrator who is inspired by the natural world. She is currently working with a mix of different materials including printmaking

and drawing on her iPad.

Emily Bowers

Emily is an artist and illustrator who is inspired by the natural world. She is currently working with a mix More

Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially

those whose beauty or complexity are only appreciated close up.

Yasmin Bradley

Using the vibrant colour and fluid lines of her heritage German Expressionism, Yasmin celebrates local stories and natural forms -especially More

I am a self taught artist. I paint a wide variety of subjects on canvas, wood and furniture using acrylic and oil paint.

Stephen Kulczak

I am a self taught artist. I paint a wide variety of subjects on canvas, wood and furniture using acrylic More

I paint on both paper and canvas, I use Acrylic paint and other mediums. My work is devised from a lifetime of painting and drawing. I hope
you like it!

Sarah Adam

I paint on both paper and canvas, I use Acrylic paint and other mediums. My work is devised from a More

Rose is a local artist, owner/tattooist at Rose InkHouse. Working with oils, acrylics and digital art. Paintings/prints available.
“Welcome to all art lovers and tattoo enthusiasts alike!” - Rose

Rose InkHouse

Rose is a local artist, owner/tattooist at Rose InkHouse. Working with oils, acrylics and digital art. Paintings/prints available. “Welcome to More

Pedro aims to show that art can give you a sense of piece and contemplation often compelling the mind to travel far away or compelling through meaning and message.

Pedro began making portrait cartoons at the age of 9 using his school friends as subjects and later in high school satirized his teachers on the back of math test papers. His early education was in Art & Design both in Highschool in the 80’s in Portugal and on a foundation course in London in 1996. In 2000 he went onto study Architecture for two years and subsequently worked in Technical Drawing for nine years, of which four was self-employment in London. He completed a Postgraduate Certificate in 2004 at the University of Westminster and in 2021 graduated with a BA (hons) in Popular Music from the Anglia Ruskin University and a Prize for best major project.

His notable events include; achieving 4th. place in the 2007 EUROCLAD drawing competition, being an Illustrator for a young novelist book ‘Zoe Evan’s Possible Worlds’ by Valentine St. Aubyn contributing with over 20 line drawings in 2010.

Pedro C Goffe

Pedro aims to show that art can give you a sense of piece and contemplation often compelling the mind to More

I graduated with an Fine Art degree from the University of Derby. My artistic interest includes portraiture and the human body in both 2D and
3D forms.

Melissa Lopez

I graduated with an Fine Art degree from the University of Derby. My artistic interest includes portraiture and the human More

Hello I am an artist dealing with painting. My favorite subject is landscapes. I like to work in warm colors and I often use golden shades.

Katarzyna Martynkien

Hello I am an artist dealing with painting. My favorite subject is landscapes. I like to work in warm colors More

Jacs Harris is an artist based in the Lincolnshire Fens. She makes contemporary landscape paintings, drawings and prints. Her current work is about exploring the landscape surrounding her home studio. She also teaches classes and workshops at Unique Cottage Studios, Spalding.

Jacs Harris

Jacs Harris is an artist based in the Lincolnshire Fens. She makes contemporary landscape paintings, drawings and prints. Her current More

My art is inspired by the natural world around me. I endeavour to encapsulate the feelings of that moment through layers of soft pastels or various printing techniques.

Jackie Woods

My art is inspired by the natural world around me. I endeavour to encapsulate the feelings of that moment through More

I love nature and realised that nature journalling was bringing joy, so I started painting from wildlife and nature. I mostly use watercolour but
occasionally dabble in acrylic and oils.

Hannah Ganderton (Gandyfloss Art)

I love nature and realised that nature journalling was bringing joy, so I started painting from wildlife and nature. I More

Freelance illustrator with an interest in portraiture, music, symbolism, printmaking, ceramics and typography. Graduate of MA Illustration at
Camberwell, UAL & BA (Hons) Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.

Hannah Bigley

Freelance illustrator with an interest in portraiture, music, symbolism, printmaking, ceramics and typography. Graduate of MA Illustration at Camberwell, UAL More

Inspired by nature I manipulate photographs to being an abstract element to my artwork/ceramics, bringing them to life.

 

Applying this technique across many media has created my signature style.

Gurdeep Matharo

Inspired by nature I manipulate photographs to being an abstract element to my artwork/ceramics, bringing them to life.   Applying More

Specialising in ink pen drawings, I have always taken inspiration from historical architecture and reflects the texture, experiences of

historical buildings and streets in my artworks.

Eda Ozlem Sipahi

Specialising in ink pen drawings, I have always taken inspiration from historical architecture and reflects the texture, experiences of historical More

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to mixed media painting using various

materials using vibrant colours.

Dacia Stroud

As an artist I don’t like working in just one medium, my work can be anything from figurative sculpture to More

A Scottish artist specialising in painting, drawing and printmaking.

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 lockdown I began to explore portraiture in different forms, rediscovering acrylic paint, I tried to communicate something of the personality of the subject. 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.

 

Christopher Wells

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

Self taught, armed with imagination & coloured pencils, I create weird and wonderful drawings in my spare time.

Chris Sancaster

Self taught, armed with imagination & coloured pencils, I create weird and wonderful drawings in my spare time.

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

Creating magical designs inspired by nature, fantasy & folklore...
Bespoke hats & fascinators
Bridal headwear
Jewellery
Sparkly decor
Painted canvases
Set & Prop design
Creative Direction for Photoshoots

Amanda Caroline Couture

Creating magical designs inspired by nature, fantasy & folklore… Bespoke hats & fascinators Bridal headwear Jewellery Sparkly decor Painted canvases More

My art is about noticing. I see something - if it lingers I give it voice through acrylics, collage, digital, animation, photography and poetry.

I'm also a Registered Art Therapist.

Alison Hawtin

My art is about noticing. I see something – if it lingers I give it voice through acrylics, collage, digital, More

A brief synopsis of my creative life to date..

I graduated from Art School in 1990 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art painting at Staffordshire University under the tutelage of Terry Shave. I then moved to Derry in Northern Ireland and started working for the North West Artist's Association as an administrator to work with local artists and children's workshops in conjunction with the Orchard Gallery. My role was Arts Council funded and also gave me a free studio space to carry on painting. After a couple of years I'd built up a body of work to have a one person show at the City Library. It was great experience though sadly the funding was removed and employment became tough so I returned to Peterborough to start work in an art shop. Work and family commitments consumed my time and aside from the odd commission, some mural painting and various crafting exploits, I hadn't found a way back to painting until a few years ago. I'm now fully focused on painting as much as possible and have been encouraged by how much work I've sold in the last 18 months. I use paint and colour in a bold expressive way and my subject matter can be anything from jazz musicians to completely abstract. I work mainly in acrylics and integrate spray paint and stencils on occasion to create various textures and surfaces in the paint. I also love drawing in charcoal in an expressive style with the subjects being figures and animals. Although much of my work is intuitive and gestural I do find it important to engage in the discipline of looking whether in life drawing or portraiture. Music is a major influence in my work and I can't paint without listening to the likes of Miles Davis or John Coltrane. The music I'm listening to totally affects the marks and gestures I make whilst painting or drawing, its completely infused in my work. I have had my own bespoke framing business since 2009, Complete Framing in Woodston and my studio is in the back of the workshop. I welcome visitors at any time to see finished work and work in progress.

Colin Chapman

A brief synopsis of my creative life to date.. I graduated from Art School in 1990 with a BA(Hons) in More

Lynne is exhibiting at Jeni Cairns Studio and has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since 2014. Between Aug 2019 - Sept 2020 Lynne drew from 190 benches creating the Bench Views Revisited series, many of which will be available to view this Open Studios 2022. Lynne is also inspired by Peterborough Cathedral where she volunteers as a tour guide.

Lynne Collins

Lynne is exhibiting at Jeni Cairns Studio and has been illustrating Peterborough life as it happens, usually from benches, since 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

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, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers.

Garden open and refreshments available

Lisa Helin

Mixed media artist, painting, sculpture, taxidermy, bell jars and many doddles of flowers. Garden open and refreshments available

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with ceramics and jesmonite to reflect the complexities of her experience.
At Open Studios 2022 I look forward to welcoming visitors to engage in conversations about my artist process, my works, their concept, and creation methods in a tranquil environment, whilst observing COVID-19 precautions. There will be access to the garden where some items will be displayed and refreshments will be available. Donations will be accepted for Cancer Research.

Commissions accepted.

Desrie Thomson-George

Through the creation of figurative sculptures I tell the story of  the African woman and her journey. I experiment with 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

Please note due to a recent tragedy Margaret is not exhibing this year, 2022. All of us at PAOS send her family their thoughts and best wishes.

Margarets PAOS entry:

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 23 different countries worldwide.

You can more of my work at www.artfinder.com/margaret-mallows and work in progress on my Instagram page margaret.mallows

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 New English Art Club exhibition at The Mall Galleries London.

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

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.

July 2020 - Exhibitor - TALP Exhibition - Patchings Festival online this year

August 2020 - Exhibitor - Curated Summer Open Exhibition Babylon Gallery Ely.

Sept 2020 – Winner of The Artist magazine online monthly calendar challenge competition.

Sept 2020- Exhibitor – Society of Women Artists 159th open exhibition.

Nov 2020 - Article published for The Artist magazine online website Painters Online.

April 2021 - Two works shortlisted for IEA exhibition, Holt

 

Margaret Mallows

Please note due to a recent tragedy Margaret is not exhibing this year, 2022. All of us at PAOS send 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 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

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

CHANGE of opening times:
 
2 July visits  Only by prior appointment (please text 07904499779)
9 July - open as normal 10 -4pm
 
3 July, 10 July - CLOSED
 
 
Original paintings in oil, acrylics and its merchandise, Graphic Design, prints
Parallel state education I have always attended art schools, courses and private tuition, Design College then The Art Academy of Latvia and finished with the degree from University of the Arts London
My work reflects beauty of the nature where you can meet fantasies mixing with realism
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Martina K

CHANGE of opening times:   2 July visits  Only by prior appointment (please text 07904499779) 9 July – open as 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. Come and see me at my own studio, Art Studio Q.

2022 I am a student at the Norfolk Painting School and am working on  a Diploma in oil painting.

 

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



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

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

I am a self taught artist who is drawn to colour mostly, I love painting all different types of subjects in either oil or acrylics.

Ali-marie Black

I am a self taught artist who is drawn to colour mostly, I love painting all different types of subjects More

    
[caption id="attachment_14352" align="alignright" width="353"] Frost. The inspiration for this painting were the patterns of frost on a window and the shapes and patterns that could simultaneously be seen through the window. Oil on stretched canvas. 1metre square.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14353" align="alignnone" width="533"] Kimmeridge Bay. We visited this Bay when holidaying in Dorset between lockdowns. The formation of rocks are strange and fascinating. Embedded in them are dinosaur fossils famous over the world. Oil on stretched canvas.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14354" align="alignleft" width="533"] Yard's End Dyke, Yaxley. One November morning in 2020 mists hung over the fields. They floated like ghosts in my direction and came to rest as a sheet across the dyke. It was magical. Oil on stretched canvas.[/caption]
                 
[caption id="attachment_14355" align="alignleft" width="265"] Portrait of a male model.[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_14356" align="alignright" width="320"] Portrait. Captain Tom.[/caption]

 
 
[caption id="attachment_14358" align="alignleft" width="394"] The Trinity. After a sermon on Trinity Sunday at our local church I was inspired to paint this representation of the words I'd heard. Sorry the picture is the wrong way round![/caption]
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_6206" align="alignleft" width="373"] 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 on 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]

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

[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]

 

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="alignright" 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

                           SANDRA HARPER www.artharper.com I STARTED PAINTING with relish More

You've no idea how excited I am to be back exhibiting for this year's Open Studio. Shelagh Brady mosaic artist is showing with me again and we look forward to welcoming you with open arms.

My new paintings focus a lot on the Norfolk coast and the Derbyshire countryside.  They vary from small works, ideal for starting an original art collection or as a gift , to larger works to furnish the living room.  I've also included prints and my ever popular greetings cards.

I'm making sure the garden's at it's best and refreshments are ready. WELCOME!

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  

 

 

Mary Kemp

You’ve no idea how excited I am to be back exhibiting for this year’s Open Studio. Shelagh Brady mosaic artist More

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

Julie has been awarded as one of the six winners in the 41st Mini Print International de Cadaquès 2021. 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. 
Julie will be showing similar pieces at her open studio exhibition to the winning piece entitled The Moon and the Poet. Just two weeks after PAOS she heads off to Spain for her 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.

Julie says,

"I am delighted to be, once again, opening my studio, garden & home gallery this year after a two year break. The Miniprint win means 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"

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's work is shown and collected internationally

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

[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

My main body of work is driven by my desire to offer Afro Caribbean centred art and make it readily available to the everyday consumer in various product forms.  As black people, we sometimes struggle to see ourselves represented in films, books and in mainstream media, in a positive, non-stereotypical way. We also sometimes struggle to find products that reflect our skin colour and heritage, so I'm happy to be able to do something towards improving this problem.

In addition to the quite personal work described above, I enjoy exploring alternative themes and experimenting with a wide variety of media.

I began exploring abstract art because of the freedom to concentrate on shape, line, colour and pattern, without necessarily feeling the need to reproduce a likeness of an object, landscape or person.  I use watercolour paint as my main medium plus acrylic paint, gouache and ink, as it helps me to come up with fresh ideas and new work.  My use of sketchbooks to play around in is also an important part of my process.

Mixing traditional art mediums with digital techniques is also something I occasionally dabble in, and I use the Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer software for this work.

I offer many of my original works of art for sale as well as gicleè art prints, greeting cards and notebooks.

website: www.staceyanncole.com

email: info@staceyanncole.com

instagram: @sacoleart

facebook: Stacey-Ann Cole Art

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Stacey-Ann Cole

My main body of work is driven by my desire to offer Afro Caribbean centred art and make it readily 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

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.

Will also be exhibiting at The Yarrow Gallery, Glapthorn Road, Oundle PE8 4JF.  With 17 other artists as part of the Creative Oundle International Festival.   On display will be paintings, pottery, sculpture textiles, jewellery, photography, printing  and mosaic.  Dates of the exhibition are 9th to 16th July - opening times 10am-4pm.

 

Deirdre Blackburn

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

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

Ann started painting seriously in her late teens, and has been a professional artist since 2008. Using a range of media, she mainly portrays the natural world - seeking to capture the emotional essence of a scene.

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. As she spends more time in the Lake District, much of her more recent work reflects that region's mountainous scenery and atmospheric weather.

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 also 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. She is happy to work from photographs of a favourite landscape, and also takes portrait commissions.

Ann Ardron

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

 Looking forward to welcoming you back.

 

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

www.reneviner.co.uk

 

 

Rene Viner

 Looking forward to welcoming you back.   Sea, Sky and lanscape inspire my work. These richly textured  and atmospheric paintings are 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]

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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

Having painted with watercolours and acrylics for a long time, I am now enjoying working mostly with oils. However hard I try to vary my work, maybe  with the occasional  abstract or playing with inks, I always come back to landscapes and the colour blue. Recent travel restrictions have meant that inspiration has had to come from the UK rather than further afield.

 

We are so pleased to be back with Open Studios this year and look forward to welcoming visitors again. We will do our best to keep everyone Covid-safe and hope that all our visitors will be considerate of each other. There is plenty of space to keep distanced especially in the garden.

Linda Dalton

Having painted with watercolours and acrylics for a long time, I am now enjoying working mostly with oils. However hard More

The majority of my paintings are acrylic as I enjoy working with bright colours and textures. I have been trying to paint watercolours again in a more semi abstract way.

Judy Horman

The majority of my paintings are acrylic as I enjoy working with bright colours and textures. I have been trying 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.

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 finds the medium of metal a perfect way to express her ideas on nature, there’s a delicacy yet enduring strength and resilience in nature as there is in metal.

Jeni Cairns

Jeni finds the medium of metal a perfect way to express her ideas on nature, there’s a delicacy yet enduring 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

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

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, 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 www.artivitystudios.co.uk

Artivity

Artivity is an art school in Market Deeping for children and young people, and each year as part of Open 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

I have been building a science-arts project in a mature garden just outside Peterborough in Ailsworth during 2021 and the first part of 2022.

Visitors will be able to view the finished observatory build as well as see some of the ideas that went into the visual artworks incorporated into the structure. 

 I will be taking part in the first two weekends of PAOS 2022 and also have some work in the RA Summer Exhibition this year.

During lockdown I made an instagram account @tufiarts with over 550 posts and highlights from my artwork, covering the period 1987 to 2022. 

You also can click on the website button on this page and it will take you through to my new website which is being made at the moment: www.toveyarts.co.uk

About James Tovey Artist and Craftsman

I love 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 projecst that also incorporates my some of my artwork at PAOS 2022.

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


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

Education:Byam Shaw School of Art
Universities of Hull and Exeter
International Boatbuilding Training College Lowestoft 
Some examples of my exhibitions and events:
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

I have been building a science-arts project in a mature garden just outside Peterborough in Ailsworth during 2021 and the 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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