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Caroline Lowe

Caroline Lowe

My expressive abstract paintings are an interpretation of how I encounter the world, combined with my desire to explore the painted surface. With each layer, I focus on creating the illusion of light and movement, eluding to a feeling of landscape or architecture. ...

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Caroline Hallett

Caroline Hallett

My practice includes drawing and painting from life, imagination and memory. My subjects are people and places that have special meaning for me. I am always reaching for an image that has some emotional resonance – a combination of a momentary experience and an...

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Corrina Rothwell

Corrina Rothwell

I am a professional artist based in Nottingham, a painter with a background in textiles and illustration. My current work represents a culmination of elements that have been present in my work over many years, a sort of melding of past and present. I combine a...

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David Mitchell

David Mitchell

Lattice Labyrinths are  mathematical art, patterns repeating like wallpaper designs. Each  is based on just two numbers (e.g. your birthday) and yet can be dazzlingly intricate. Applications have included giftwrap, fabric design, household tiling and a spectacular...

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Geoffrey Slater

Geoffrey Slater

I paint mostly using oil paint on canvas but also use watercolour, acrylic and pastels. My paintings are usually based on realistic subjects but I like to experiment with colour, perspective and layout to add emotion and rhythm to the painting. Inspirations,...

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Kathy Little

Kathy Little

Inspired by memories of familiar places, seasons, the weather, light and sense of place, my work aims to capture the innate qualities in the landscape, reflecting how it has been altered and reshaped over the passing of time.  Using a process of layering and...

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Laura Parker

Laura Parker

Artist Statement For me, art making involves stepping into the unknown with a sense of curiosity and experimentation. My work is abstract using acrylics and other mixed media. I work on wooden panels and use paper from my childhood encyclopedias  to build layers...

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Liz Salter

Liz Salter

The inspiration for my paintings comes from walking the land especially remote hilly areas. I enjoy exploring wild, undiscovered places where weather, time and the rhythms of the seasons mould and change the landscape. I record these experiences in my sketchbook....

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Lottie Adams

Lottie Adams

Lottie Adams is a 2D artist residing in the Derbyshire Dales. Her work is inspired by but not limited to this beautiful environment. She is an established lino print artist creating mainly reduction prints made of many layers of colour to give a softer finish than...

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Lucy Stevens

Lucy Stevens

Lucy Stevens is a multidisciplinary British contemporary artist whose work explores our relationship with the natural environment. She draws inspiration from ornithology and colour theory. Her projects often include working in collaboration with experts including...

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Lyn Hodnett

Lyn Hodnett

My work explores elements of female experience and archetypes: Maiden, Mother and Crone. I take inspiration from universal and personal stories, using symbolic imagery from the natural world, a sense of women’s strength and ‘wild’ nature is never far away from the...

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Mark Langley

Mark Langley

I am inspired by the local Derbyshire environment near my home in Belper and my work reflects the landscapes, buildings and animals of the area. Although I am best known for my highly detailed and realistic pencil and colour pencil drawings of architecture and...

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook

Some of the imagery in my paintings and drawings is an imaginative distillation of memories and sensations of the gardens, orchards, fields and lanes of my childhood in Derbyshire. This work has obvious links with British Neo-romanticism; wandering figures on long...

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Oliver Lovley

Oliver Lovley

I have been exploring various methods of mark making and media over the last 10 years. I currently work in oils on board or plywood. My paintings represent a continuation of location drawings from my sketchbooks. These images are usually figures observed from...

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Olivier Leger

Olivier Leger

I explore the wonder of life in our oceans in intricately detailed paintings and drawings. A keen scuba diver, I draw upon my experiences underwater to inform my imaginative compositions. My fine liner pen drawings and colourful ink paintings celebrate the...

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Pam Smart

Pam Smart

I create vibrant architectural paintings which are intricate and graphic in style. My work combines abstracted elements and decorative architectural patterns with a striking colour palette. The rich architectural heritage of my home town of Buxton is a constant...

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Pat Shenstone

Pat Shenstone

I work in both oil and water colour. My main concern is with Narrative Figurative images. The people I paint are not real but imagined. I use observation, sketchbooks, photographs and collected images to compose collages, on which I base my paintings. I currently...

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Paula Kemp

Paula Kemp

I am an artist based in Staffordshire and I hope to provoke an emotion, create a connection or stimulate a memory through my paintings. I paint intuitively with oil and cold wax, exploring colour, abstract and the landscape. My approach is to freely apply the...

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Peter Wheatcroft

Peter Wheatcroft

I am passionate about exploring the future of cities and promoting the use of traditional architectural drafting techniques. In my artwork, I strive to create compelling visions of what the cities of tomorrow could look like, incorporating elements of advanced...

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Roger Allen

Roger Allen

I am a painter whose main inspiration is the British landscape and how it is affected by human activity, seasonal change and associated light conditions..Working en plein air where possible my watercolour method is the traditional technique of overlaid washes...

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Sarah Millward

Sarah Millward

Artist Statement Sarah C Millward I was Born and Bred on a farm at Millers Green in Wirksworth in 1976. At the age of 5 I declared “ When I grow up I am going to be an Artist”.  I never changed my mind.  I am self-taught and I paint what inspires me, be it the...

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Sarah Parkin

Sarah Parkin

I paint landscapes using mainly watercolour. I aim to retain a sense of place with recognisable elements. I look for unusual vistas, working outside and in the studio. I am inspired by the Derbyshire Dales with its undulating shapes and ‘lived-in’ views where green...

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Stephen Jon Cooper

Stephen Jon Cooper

Drawing is the central tenet of my practice and for the past five years I have  worked on large drawings (150 c.m. square), each developed over several months, being visual meditations on Time, Memory, and our place within nature.  In a search for simplicity, I...

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Tim Ball

Tim Ball

My artwork is a mixture of traditional landscapes together with a more abstract view as seen in hedgerows, woodlands and other wild places. These interpretations are often derived from ideas and observations whilst out walking. As the seasons change our visual...

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Val Carman

Val Carman

Transition This work has an un-prescribed narrative, and is a response to wider observations. Shape, colour and space unite alongside layered and intricate patterns. With influence from Japanese and Byzantine aesthetics, gold and silver are used to embellish the...

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Val Hudson

Val Hudson

Much of our experience, our being, is wordless, intangible, transient and this mystery moves me to create abstract oil and wax paintings as objects of contemplation. The movement of a mark or gesture, the layering of paint and wax, the scribed line, all point to...

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Veronica West

Veronica West

‘Moments/ Where do we go from here?’ In March 2021 I moved to Belper from Derby. I have always made work which relates to the place I am in, whether living or regularly visiting. Since moving, what caught my attention was the colour, interwoven movement, and moiré...

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Vicky Prince

Vicky Prince

I am continually inspired by the beautiful land and seascapes of the British Isles. My acrylic and mixed media paintings are expressive and colourful, with loose gestural mark making that create a sense of atmosphere. Whether it's the windswept beaches of...

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Vitor Azevedo

Vitor Azevedo

Vitor Azevedo Painter and curator, Studied Fine Art at the University of Derby. His work is inspired by his own personal history, stemming from a background of religious symbolism, family values, a love of the sea and the traditions of Portugal. His desire to...

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Wendy Merry

Wendy Merry

My work has always been influenced by my surroundings. My main influences more recently include the coastal areas around my home town of Lymington, the beautiful New Forest and the Peak District and occasionally I can’t resist the old steel works in...

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William Vaudin

William Vaudin

Recent bandes dessinées inspired work includes a full length comic book featuring my creation Herman Rickety, an undeservedly successful sleuth. Other subjects are classics of folklore, literature, including science fiction, and caricature: political, often retro,...