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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

Printmaking in all its forms has intrigued me for a long while, but my practice and explorations began in earnest during the lockdowns.

Observations of my rural world mainly linocuts.

The Merryweather Artist

Printmaking in all its forms has intrigued me for a long while, but my practice and explorations began in earnest 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 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

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

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 & 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

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 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

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

[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

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

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

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