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Stevie Mitchell

Stevie Mitchell

I’m an artist and illustrator from Leeds, living and working in Derbyshire. My INKY CONDITIONS combine ink drawings with words; fragments of stories, monologues and mumbled asides. These ‘one-frame storyboards’ elevate and celebrate the ordinary and everyday:...

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Paula Kemp

Paula Kemp

Based in Staffordshire, I specialise in abstract landscapes. My hope is to evoke an emotion, create a connection, or awaken a memory in viewing my work. Using oil and cold wax, I explore the interplay between colour, abstraction, and the natural world. I paint...

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Jo Polmear

Jo Polmear

My work is a reflection and reaction to the places I love, hidden corners of ancient woodlands, concealed rivers and ponds under tree canopies. I often work outside in a loose expressive with watercolours and charcoal, gaining much from being in nature and the...

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Catherine Kleeli

Catherine Kleeli

I graduated with first class honours in Fine Art in 2007 since when I have worked as a painter and printmaker alongside running my own greetings card publishing business, from which I have recently retired.  Now concentrating on my painting practice I am focusing...

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Oliver Lovley

Oliver Lovley

My paintings represent direct continuations of location drawings from sketchbooks. These images are observed in places like cafes, pubs and other public spaces. I work initially in pencil on paper, then in oil on board. Often a single figure will be an amalgamation...

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Michael Cook

Michael Cook

My paintings and drawings shift between the Neo-romantic (wandering figures on long journeys, aspects of nature as metaphors for human joy and sorrow, animal and human figures expressive of mystery and spiritual longing) and pieces that seek to image theological...

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Wendy Merry

Wendy Merry

Born in Sheffield, I spend most of my time between Derbyshire, The New Forest and the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland. This gives plenty of inspiration for my art which covers subjects ranging from seascape, countryside and the industrial heritage of the North...

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Geoffrey Litherland

Geoffrey Litherland

Litherland examines our relationship to the natural world by exploring the interconnected threads between painting and the environment He has used slow, pre-industrial craft processes to create natural canvas materials grown from the land and explored using...

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Damian Callan

Damian Callan

I am a practising figurative painter based in Edinburgh. I work in oils, charcoal, pastel and ink - my subject is the moving figure; drawn and painted in strong tonal contrasts. I also teach drawing and painting classes for adults and art classes for children at...

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Edwina Kung

Edwina Kung

I'm Edwina, a visual artist from Hong Kong, currently based in Nottingham, UK. Drawing and illustrating have always been my means of sharing stories and expressing thoughts. My works are inspired by both the stories of others and my own experiences. I create in a...

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Liz Salter

Liz Salter

My paintings reflect the landscapes that I enjoy exploring, especially wild remote hills and moors. I trudge these places armed with a sketchbook and a few basic drawing materials. Back in my studio I flick through the sketchbook until a drawing or series of...

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Pam Smart

Pam Smart

I am a professional fine artist based in the historical town of Buxton. Through the use of vibrant colour, intricate pattern and detailed decoration, I explore and celebrate the richness of our architectural heritage. I believe that my background in design, a keen...

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Corrina Rothwell

Corrina Rothwell

I’m a Nottingham-based artist creating evocative, powerful paintings infused with rich colour. I use acrylics on board, canvas and paper, often incorporating other mark-making media, collage and image transfers into my pieces. I have a deep love of process and am...

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Maggie Hargreaves

Maggie Hargreaves

The romantic sublime in nature is a theme I frequent; our place in the grand scheme of things, connection to nature, the power of natural forces. I delight in exploring new processes and materials. Working from photographs and sketches made while walking, as a...

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Janet Brady

Janet Brady

I often sketch here. Then I work on my ideas back in the studio. So my work is essentially of the landscape. Inspiration: It's the rocks and the drama of natural and man-made action at work. Also I love the local architecture and the maze of countless footpaths....

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Alex Boyd Jones

Alex Boyd Jones

My work develops in distinct series but commonalities exist around a sense of ‘place’; whether found in woodlands, valleys or hills, former industrial sites, abandoned buildings, temporary shelters or even from a story. Discoveries arrive through physical...

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Rebecca Morledge

Rebecca Morledge

My paintings show town and city streets in a new light, from above, where we don’t normally get to see them. I like to paint the hidden parts, the rooftops, and those very top floor windows that you would never normally notice. My degrees are in illustration and I...

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Olivier Leger

Olivier Leger

Artwork exploring the wonder of life in our oceans! Using ink, I create intricately detailed paintings and drawings that celebrate the biodiversity and interconnectedness of our blue planet whilst drawing attention to the threats it faces. I believe art can be a...

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Nansy Ferrett-Paine

Nansy Ferrett-Paine

I'm Monster Nip and I paint cats in foliage with a limited palette of acrylics (two blues, red, yellow and white). I love the amount of colour I can achieve from these few paints. For me, painting is like a puzzle which you have to crack by finding which colour or...

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Tracey Keeping

Tracey Keeping

Childhood is a recurring theme throughout my work. The starting point may be an imperfect familial snapshot, an Edwardian postcard or a detail from an old painting. I like to experiment with oils and pastels and various ideas that surface as I paint. Playing with...

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Judith Croft

Judith Croft

I have recently become a full-time painter after a long career in the theatre as a set and costume designer. I paint landscapes, flowers and still life, usually working in situ with my subject before me. I love to find the beauty in simple things such as the...

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Val Hudson

Val Hudson

I layer oil and wax on canvas and then scrape-back to create pieces that are contemplative, meditative and mysterious. The paintings are textural, intimate, paradoxical and poetic, engaging with the potential of emptiness and silence. I usually start with a...

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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 personal and universal stories, using symbolic imagery from the natural world, birds, animals and plants. A sense of women’s strength and ‘wild’ nature...

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Steph Trethowan

Steph Trethowan

Artist Statement I am a Midlands based Contemporary Artist. I paint in oil and am drawn to using line and colour to convey my experience of my subject. My work is influenced by fauvism and expressionism; being able to convey my connection to my chosen subject is...

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Tim Ball

Tim Ball

My Paintings have always been a response to my immediate environment. It has always been important for me to immerse myself in the landscape, to linger in the edgelands and overlooked spaces. To wander through the spaces and try and represent the essence and energy...

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Laura Parker

Laura Parker

For me, art is an exploration into life’s richness. Working on wooden panels I build layers of paint and collage, which will then be broken through at some stage. Using colour and texture the main theme is often about what is revealed beneath, an uncovering or...

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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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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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Michael Claxton

Michael Claxton

Living in the UK, I am fortunate to be surrounded by a diverse range of coastal environments. From rugged cliffs to expansive sandy beaches, each location possesses its own unique character, influenced by the ever changing moods of the sea. It is these shifting...

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William Vaudin

William Vaudin

I’m an aspiring Cartoon and Comic Arts student, working in digital and conventional pencil to create images with vivid colour and strong lines. My subjects are wide ranging with a recent return to retro caricatures and quirky early film inspired greetings cards. My...

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Michael Susko

Michael Susko

Born in Detroit, I felt so passionately about being an artist that I ran away from home to go to art college. Along the way, I experienced the vast beauty of the American Southwest, I experienced homelessness and poverty, and learned how to live and create with an...

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Pat Shenstone

Pat Shenstone

I take a lot of photographs, I collect images from different sources.  Over the years I have developed a method of constructing a painting by collaging different images together, this allows me to invent a story, I consider my work to be narrative / figurative, my...

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Fiona MacDonald Holt

Fiona MacDonald Holt

Informed by my previous career as a nurse, I explore the nature of time and tide, focusing on life's never-ending circle and our place in it. The earth-like texture of oil paints grounds my work. There's timelessness, but also change.  My still life paintings...

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Rory Pankhurst

Rory Pankhurst

My Artist statement: "Illustration is my conduit for emotions and thoughts that can't be expressed in words. My creative techniques have developed from traditional ink drawings into a vibrant range of tactile mediums as I aim to improve my visual language. I work...

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Anne Mathews

Anne Mathews

Anne Mathews - Artist’s Statement I work mainly in oil and acrylic paint, but also use a small printing press and sometimes combine the two. I believe that artists should aim to appeal to appeal to, and enhance, the viewers’ appreciation of colour, texture and...