We are proud to present the artists exhibiting in 2019…
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I’ve been a professional artist and designer for twenty-five years, working in such diverse fields as book illustration, stationery, toy design and textiles. My paintings of the seascapes and landscapes of Britain have been published worldwide and I exhibit in several galleries from the West Country to Scotland. I live in Stratford-upon-Avon, but head to the sea as often as I can!
I am a fine artist living and working in Sutton Coldfield.
Claire is a self-taught artist working from her studio in Stratford-upon-Avon, where she produces quirky colourful acrylic paintings of houses, animals and people. She also creates 3D works of art using reclaimed objects. Old wooden trays and cigar boxes become frames for rows of painted driftwood houses, with nails for chimneys and needle felted trees.
My work is inspired by a nostalgia for childhood and easier times when we played and explored in our own imagination, unobserved and far from the adult world. I try to evoke certain moments – the freedom and energy, the determination and glee.
I work mainly in wax and clay and cast into bronze. Several of my Wee Souls collection are also available as life-size bronzes and can be seen at RHS Chelsea in May
Ann Donnelly has a small kiln fused glass studio in her cottage garden in the village of Pebworth near Stratford upon Avon. Following thirty years working as a museum professional, she started working in fused glass in 2011. Ann is very much influenced by the wildlife in the local landscape and in her garden, especially the birds that nest and feed there. She specialises in making small glass sculptures and delicate, hand finished gravity-drop vases and bowls.
I was a teacher of art for many years and am now a full time mixed media and textiles artist living and working in Stratford on Avon. I explore colour and texture through a range of materials and am particularly fond of the forgiving and tactile qualities of recycled fabric.
I love to work in either oils or pastel. My subject matter varies from the coasts of Cornwall and Yorkshire to the canals near my home in Staffordshire. More recently, I have developed a new interest in flowers and still life, and also in ‘plein-air’ work using portable easels in the great outdoors.
I am represented by galleries in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Leicestershire and have also exhibited with The Royal Society of British Artists at The Mall Galleries in London. I also give demos for art societies and enjoy talking with people about my work and process.
Paint and collage
Huxley-Edwards is a British artist based in Stratford-upon-Avon. She graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic with a BA (hons) in Textiles and went on to gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Manchester. Her career has included teaching, lecturing and working as a professional artist. Her work often explores the theme of Still Life in a contemporary semi abstract way. She says of her work, “I am constantly trying to draw with a pure line. I want to describe objects sensitively from a minimal perspective”. She works predominantly in mixed media and collage.
I am a ceramic artist living and working from my home in Glasgow, Scotland. I graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 1996 with a first class honours degree in ceramic design and after years of working in retail, getting married and raising my family, I finally took the plunge and purchased my first kiln three years ago. The main influence on my work is the beauty in everyday, mundane objects and I am inspired by the way our environment can evoke different emotions. I explore these themes in all my work but they can particularly be seen in my ceramic houses which are my signature pieces. Everything I produce is individually handmade using earthenware and Scottish brick clay.
Hilary Stock is a photographic artist, based in Wiltshire. She always travels with a camera and uses her images to make artwork. Her subjects range from the detail on wooden boats to the inner depths of a forest. Her aim is to share that moment of observation. The pattern of the pictures and the precise presentation, with hand-cut and folded art paper, is designed to catch the eye in the same way as the image originally caught hers. More recently, she has moved to new and different formats with the same attention to detail. Hilary sells her work through galleries, to designers and as commissioned projects.
My pots are made from porcelain, burnished, fired twice in an electric kiln and then smoke-fired in sawdust. I have a real passion for smoke firing as I feel it makes the pots look so ethereal. I love the connection it makes to the natural world. Everyone is individual and they all seem to have their own character. My jewellery is really light and comfortable to wear and the pendants can be adjusted to any length. I try to make them very individual for those who like me something different.
My pictures come from all over the world – and from my home studio. A huge range of subjects inspires me – I look for beauty, strangeness, striking colour, amazing texture or the perfect light. I remove unwanted elements, add others and apply different, often ‘painterly’ effects to enhance the finished image.
Alison Vickery is inspired by her garden and our beautiful countryside. Working intuitively with a wide range of media she aims to capture the character and essence of her subject and is particularly interested in colour and how it is affected by light. Alison is well known for her floral paintings and her work sells Worldwide as originals through galleries and published as stationery, textiles and giftware.
My paintings are a way for me to explore the wonder of the world around me, everything from exotic wildlife and the intrigue of places and people far from home, or simply the shadows cast across a sunlit street right outside my front door. What fascinates me most is the way light brings the subject to life.
I am a professional artist living in Kineton, Warwickshire. I exhibit in various galleries throughout the UK and hold regular events and exhibitions throughout the year. My work is profoundly influenced by beautiful landscapes and seascapes across Britain. I enjoy working with a variety of mixed media to create colourful, textural pieces of art. Within my works, I strive to give my audience the romance or memory of a scene/landscape which is recognised as real but does not always have a physical location. I seek to tap into a positive nostalgic memory.
A painter and printmaker, Joanne received a BA Hons in Painting followed by an MA in Illustration. Having worked as a freelance illustrator for over 20 years Joanne now devotes her time to creating original lino cut prints. She is currently exploring the diverse and often complex characters in Shakespeare. Based in Stratford upon Avon, she has recently exhibited at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Houses of Parliament as well as local venues.
Ros gained a first class degree in ceramics and printmaking from Wolverhampton university in 1999. She balances a career as a freelance art teacher and sculptor selling her work in galleries throughout the uk and Europe. Ros is known for creating fish and bird sculptures which combine highly glazed porcelain with found objects.
My training as a textile designer is evident in my work which is influenced as much by a love of colour and pattern as it is by the English countryside. I apply oil paints directly to the surface, moving it around with brushes, combs, and my hands looking to capture the effect of light, weather and the seasons on the landscape.
Born in Lowestoft in 1966, John grew up on the Suffolk coast. After studying Architecture in Brighton, he worked for many years with exhibition design, interiors and illustration. Painting and drawing had always been of great interest but it wasn’t until 2002 and moving to Sweden with his young family that John began painting and exhibiting more actively. In his paintings, he explores landscape and seascape through its patterns and textures, attempting to trigger a memory or a sense of place and ignoring conventional rules of perspective along the way. In his still life studies, John tries to tease something extraordinary out of his everyday surroundings.
I’m originally from Essex, in the east of England, but I have recently relocated to Mid-Wales to be amongst the mountains and moors. The wild, windswept tracts of the Cambrian mountains, Radnor hills and the Brecon Beacons are now my major source of inspiration. However, thoughts of the East Anglian coastline are never far from my mind.
Christopher Townsend creates metal sculpture for the home and garden. Based in the heart of The Oxfordshire Countryside near Burford, his work is inspired by nature and the surrounding countryside. Christopher graduated from Liverpool University with a 1stclass honours degree and has been a professional sculptor for 19 years. Mainly making sculpture from steel, Christopher also incorporates some found objects into his pieces. Each sculpture is handmade and unique. He also accepts commissions.
Christopher’s work has been exhibited in London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.