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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

Mixed Media Artist and Maker.

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

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

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

Sarah Heather

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

Mixed Media & Textile work inspired by colour, texture and a touch of metallic sparkle.

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

Kim Moore

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

My work is quite diverse and generally leans towards abstraction.

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

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

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

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

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

 

 

 

Jayne Ross

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

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

Visit my site on Instagram @janemehmedgarner

Jane Garner

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

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

Daisy Hayward

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

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

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

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

Awards & exhibitions:

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

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

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

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

November 2019:

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

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

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

Elected provisional member of Institute of East Anglian Artists;

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Margaret Mallows

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

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

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

ARTISTS STATEMENT

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Julie Reid

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

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

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

Sanae Dvorjetz

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

 

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

The Art

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

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

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

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

Development

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

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

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

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

Outlets

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

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

Kay Clark

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Prue Pye

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

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

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

Josephine Kelly

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

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


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


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

Number 8 of the Houghton Trestles series
Screenprint


Maxey Cut
Drypoint and Carborundum print

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


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

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

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

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

The Garage gallery

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

Where can see the work now?

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

Carriages , Fen Drayton

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

Print Wins John Art Award

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

See John McGowan Printmaker on Facebook

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

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

John McGowan

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

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

Art Stars Children’s Art School

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

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