Alex designs and makes unique furniture that harnesses the natural beauty of wood, combining both traditional and modern styles and techniques. Wood selection is very important in the making of furniture. Being an organic material, every section of wood is unique and carefully hand selected for each project. When making projects that aren’t confined to specific dimensions, Alex works the design to best compliment the wood. Alex has learned from … Continue reading
Paul’s work conjures up real or imagined places and creates three dimensional landscapes for the hand and eyes to explore. “I think the body is an endless source of inspiration. I like to capture it in strong dynamic poses that celebrates a careful balance between power and beauty” Paul’s work follows three main themes: figurative works studying the human form; abstracts looking at movement and shape; and maps where his … Continue reading
Iris Bishop is an artist and designer with an innovative approach to textile design, combining weaving, knitting and other ‘sculptural’ techniques. She loves to incorporate new, vintage and re-cycled materials into her work, making every garment and accessory a unique piece. The ‘Art Trail’ and ‘Art Fair’ present wonderful opportunities to show seasonal collections of ‘one-off’ studio designs and experimental pieces, alongside her more ‘classic’ range of garments. She has … Continue reading
Silver Bliss Designs now includes a small range of enamelled jewellery, plus some new editions to the pearl range. Each piece of jewellery, in all the ranges is individually designed by Denise, and no two pieces are ever the same, so you can take pride in the fact that any piece you purchase is totally unique and individual. All items are hallmarked with Denise’s mark (validated by the London Assay … Continue reading
Angela’ paintings are contemporary, narrative works in acrylic and oil. Currently, much of her work is inspired by unspoken communication between people and people and animals. Her paintings are colourful with a strong emphasis on design and are painted either in her studio in Horsham or Abruzzo, Italy. She exhibits in London and the south, Rome and Miami.
Esther loves any creative medium, in particular textiles and pen-and-ink; intricate details in drawings often translate well into fabrics. Esther’s favourite subject is buildings; she uses appliqué to recreate these in fabrics, adding individual touches like pearls for a 30th anniversary, a plane for a pilot, or a welcoming cat in the window, to make commissions as personal as possible. Esther uses the same technique to recreate cars in fabric; … Continue reading
Original pottery handmade in Maplehurst. A variety of earthenware and Raku, functional as well as decorative.
Also fused glass jewellery. Continue reading
My work is created using twisted and folded pieces of canvas and muslin laid onto the canvas. The surface of the fabric is textured which provides natural areas of dark and light. The folding of the fabric and application of paint create optical effects. I utilise areas of colour theory to create a ‘push and pull’ off the surface. Blue tones pushing back and red tones pulling forward. I play … Continue reading
Claire studied sculpture at Chelsea Art School in the seventies and has concentrated her career creating unique contemporary stone carvings for the home, garden and public spaces. ‘ Much of my work is inspired by the inherent forms contained in the materials, allowing the sculptures to emerge and develop throughout the carving. The sense of the elemental as you carve into a piece of stone can deeply stir the creative … Continue reading
Paintings and prints of countryside, sea and natural objects, figurative or towards abstraction, in an exciting mix of watercolour, acrylic, oil and mixed media. Continue reading
Edith’s textile based sculpture and paintings display a distinct psycho-social element. Talisman, totems and taboos are recurring theme’s imbuing a sense of mystery and otherness into her work. The textile sculptures are hand constructed from fabric and embroidered and embellished with thread. Standing alone or in familial groups, they are at once both intriguing and humorous, leading the observer to wonder at their inner thoughts and meaning…. Edith’s paintings explore … Continue reading
Lindsey loves the spontaneity, fluidity and beautiful colour ranges of both Watercolour and Earth Inks. These enable her to work wet in wet – fast and free . Lindsey loves working en plein air especially in her most beloved destination Venice, where the light and architecture provide endless inspiration. Recently Lindsey has been developing more abstract works and her ideas are evolving into new and exciting works.
I work in all mediums but find oils and acrylics the most pleasurable. My real passion is through Impressionism of my fascination of naturally occurring formations. I love the challenge of creating the atmosphere of the thoughts and experiences I perceive. These ‘mindscapes’ give me the prospect of making the work come to life and tell a story.
Joanna’s work comes in a variety of media from watercolour and ink, to charcoal and oils all of which are used freely to create expressive pieces focusing on gesture and character. Animals, figures and portraits are the main focuses in her work. She aims to capture the character of her subjects in her work rather than dwelling on precision and accuracy, believing that capturing the feeling or personality of a … Continue reading
Irma began her artistic career at a very early age and now, as she says herself, simply can’t imagine a day without creating. Found and recycled objects form the starting point for her work. These she leaves in her studio, allowing them to trigger ideas for sculptures. These are mainly figurative although she also creates wall art with a lot of texture. Since 2003 Irma has developed her use of … Continue reading
My work is best described as ‘up-cycling’. I’m driven by ‘the need to put things out of context’. I use pre-owned vintage and antique objects and transform them by totally altering their use turning them into bespoke lamps and home-ware, giving them a new lease of life. It’s the hoarder in me not wanting to see good things go to waste or no longer appreciated. I aim to inspire happy … Continue reading
Jo is an oil painter and lives in Mannings Heath, West Sussex. Light, colour and texture are captured in her contemporary landscapes while her life studies, largely of people, exhibit a graphic quality, focusing on tone and composition. Jo paints whatever inspires her, from flowers to woodlands, sunsets to coastlines, groups of children in a playground or a nineteenth century cattle market.