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

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

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

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

Paul Joseph-Crank - Urban landscapes, figurative compositions and still life in oil, acrylic and mixed media.
Exhibiting in the Peterborough Artists' Open Studios 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.

Recently I have been concentrating on still life drawings and paintings. Set up in the studio they allow me to work from 'real life' and to experiment with light and composition. Visit paulcrank.co.uk to see more work and for latest exhibition updates.

Paul Joseph-Crank - The Gidding Group

The Gidding Group of artists are Krystyna Wojcik, Sue Jarvis, Geoff Goddard 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

Paul Joseph-Crank – Urban landscapes, figurative compositions and still life in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Exhibiting in the Peterborough 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

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

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

[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

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.

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To see more or get in touch...
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Kathryn Parsons

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

James Tovey

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

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