Meet the Artists

BeckySwanPhotos
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: analogue photographer, specialising in portraits and documentary photography.
Long Description of what you do:

Commercial portrait and event photographer with specialism in analogue photography. whilst my commercial practice is often in digital format due to the requirements of the work my personal projects are exclusively analogue.
The unique aesthetic and potential that analogue photography holds is something that continually surprises and captivates me in new ways everyday.

I find great comfort and peace working in this medium, particularly within the processes of dark room printing. As an artist Film photography allows me to work in a much more controlled way, following the intricate steps required to produce a good quality print is a methodology that soothes my busy mind, focusing my thoughts which in turn strengthens my practice.

Nile Crocodile - Pen and Ink
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: Predominantly pen and ink illustrations of anything and everything
Long Description of what you do:

I mostly do small pen and ink illustrations, and have recently focused on animals drawing a different animal each day for 100 consecutive days. I draw anything and everything normally from landscapes and buildings to people and pets. My style varies a lot between graphic and realistic.

Your website address: Instagram Page
Salcey Forest Winter Walk
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I work mainly in acrylic but also oil and watercolour. I take on many commissions per year ranging from pet portraits to client visions brought to life through a brief description. My style is mostly figurative but I can also interpret other styles depending on client wishes and love taking on a challenge. I am particularly keen on animal portraits and have had several horse and dog paintings commissioned. I also love landscapes, the more dramatic the better.
Long Description of what you do:

I live and work in the beautiful South Northamptonshire countryside with a view of the River Nene and fields around me. I find this very inspirational and feel very fortunate to have such lovely surroundings while I create. I originally studied in Cornwall under the tutelage of Rod Walker, Jason Wason and the late Colin Scott among others. I particularly love the impasto style of working - Fred Yates is one of my favourite artists. I mostly work in acrylics but can also do commissions in oils or watercolour. I have had works shown in galleries in the county and also in the Isle of Man where I lived until recently.

Your website address: Justclarajane website
Near Litchborough
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a painter, primarily landscapes and an illustrator. I frequently paint outdoors 'en plein air' as well as in the studio.
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A keen mountain explorer I also paint "en plein air" locally to my home and in the Peak District and Lake District, as well as the Welsh Hills and the Scottish Highlands
A full member of the Northampton Town & County Art Society, I am also a member of the Northampton based Network Arts Group and the Rugby & District Art Society.
I provided the illustrations for a book on Wainwrights 'Pennine Journey' - edited by David Pitt, with maps by Ron Scholes, published by Francis Lincoln June 2010 and I featured in 'Inside out - Cumbria & the North West' - BBC TV. Now available by the same team is a similar volume on the Howgills Fells published by Lincoln Press in 2013.
I am currently working with Ron Scholes on a further Wainwright book publication due 2018

Your website address: http://www.colinbywater.co.uk
The Blue Hour
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am an artist and oil painter producing high quality portraits and landscapes.
Long Description of what you do:

A well established Northampton based artist, my portraits and figurative work is strongly influenced by the classical atelier techniques of Caravaggio, Velazquez and Singer-Sargent. My work is developed from my extensive use of life drawing sketches, my own imagination and digital media, and this includes my landscape paintings, where I focus strongly on the light, colours and shapes of the English countryside.
Working mainly in oils, I also use acrylics and charcoal for my art and paintings. I am a member of the Northampton Town and County Art Society, and I am available for commissions whether in oils, acrylics or pencil/charcoal drawings.

Your website address: http://www.cordellgarfield.com
Flight Line Photography
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: Aviation Photographer
Long Description of what you do:

I am a Northamptonshire based photographer, with a main interest / specialty in all things aviation.
This includes military and civilian aviation, both on the ground and in the air.

Ziggy oil on canvas 30x40cm
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a painter in all mediums, I paint equine, pet, and wildlife portraits for commissions.
Presently my work is towards semiabstract paintings in relation to found objects rust and decay.
Long Description of what you do:

My Artistic vision historically to JMW Turner by loose expressive brush strokes and the diverse use of colour and light. Some of my recent paintings are abstract expressionism and some are semiabstract works relating to found objects within the landscape and the historical layering revealing histories they evoke,I continue to research relevant artists to evoke new works and findings

Your website address: helenyorkart
Emily in soft pastel
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: Illustration & Portrait Artist
Long Description of what you do:

Illustrations and portraits of men, women, children, wildlife, pets, landscapes & still life, depicted on an array of items, such as stationery and textiles. Private commissions offered also. Mainly work in my favourite medium: soft pastel, but able to work in watercolours, acrylic, pen and ink, with fabric pens & pigment markers. Love Art and colour and beauty.

Dad, 2016 Acrylic on canvas, 20\" x 16\"
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: Painter of both portraiture and the outdoors.
Long Description of what you do:

My visual attractions are both people and the outdoors. Whether that be separate within my work or together. I began as a portrait painter and have always used this subject in my practice. My work on nature has come from a want to bring the outside in. These two fuel my need to create visual art being it drawing, painting, print making or mixed media. 
I love giving everyday people of all ages an opportunity to be creative. Creativity helps you see things differently and makes life infinitely more interesting and fulfilling.

Your website address: https://www.jackbradbury.com
James Cufaude
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: Watercolour paintings of Seascapes, Landscapes and Portraits
Long Description of what you do:

The main medium which I work in is watercolour, but I also sometimes work in graphite. I have mostly experienced in portraits, but my current focus and interest is creating paintings of seascapes and landscapes.

Your website address: http://www.jameswatercolours.com
Jane Denton
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I sketch and draw in ink and paint in watercolour and oils.
Long Description of what you do:

I live in Northampton and I have been painting with watercolours for several years, and love the delicacy and transparency of the medium. I like to experiment with different subjects, styles and techniques’, expressing whatever inspires me in the moment. I also paint in oils and enjoy drawing with ink. I enjoy sketching locally and when on holiday, and I belong to Urban Sketchers Northampton.

Your website address: https://www.janedenton.net
Jenna Green
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I create realistic portraits of both pets and wild species in pastel, charcoal and coloured pencil.
Long Description of what you do:

I am completely self taught, and started drawing in 2017. Since then I have fine tuned my skills to specialising in both pets and endangered species. I aim to create realistic artworks in either pastel, coloured pencil or charcoal.
Using the proceeds from sales, I work with conservation organisations to raise funds and awareness for the protection of wild species.

Your website address: http://www.jennagreenart.com
A rustic Oak burr wall hanging
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a contemporary woodturning artist. I make artistic sculpture, bowls, vases, hollow forms and wall hangings from wood and resin
Long Description of what you do:

I am an artist from East Northamptonshire that uses wood and resin as a medium to create contemporary art. I first started to create wooden art in 2016 with simple wooden bowls. I combine colour, texture, and form to create exquisite pieces of art. I am often seen mixing materials, applying gold or other metal and even fire to the wood. I have sold my pieces in France, Spain, USA and in the UK. I am open to discuss commission work. Please visit my website to see more of the items that I have created.

Your website address: http://www.johnclothier.co.uk
Leavon Bowman
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a visual artist who works primarily with oil paint and graphite pencil. I'm inspired by nature, people, and their engagement with nature and the forces of nature.
Long Description of what you do:

My desire as a visual artist is to create images that evoke meaning and stimulate a response that allows the viewer to ponder their own existence and the origin and sustaining force behind all that exists, to reflect on our actions and how it impact nature and people around us. However I do believe as an artist I should be able to cover any subject matter and so I accepted commissions, whether its portraits, landscape or any painting or drawing tailored to your specification. My style or painting or drawing is realism and representational.

Your website address: http://leavonbowman.co.uk/
Lindsay Tempest
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a female artist and illustrator hoping to inspire emotional connection. Finalist in inaugural Art and Illustration Award Womankind Magazine 2019.
Long Description of what you do:

I live on a boat in Northamptonshire with my family and Moog the dog.

I have a BA In Fine Art Painting, am qualified in Mental Health and as a HE Tutor (Painting and Drawing).

Apart from teaching art to adults, traditionally I have sold my paintings to private clients, but I now offer services in illustration. With a strong leaning toward emotions and mental health, my work is diversely metaphorical.

I was shortlisted in the top 5 inaugural ‘Womankind’ Magazine Art and Illustration Awards in 2019. In 2020, Octopus energy are using my work for their ‘Portraits from the Precipice’ campaign.

Your website address: https://www.lindsaytempest.co.uk/
Lisa Downton
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I create unique designs and digitally print them on to gifts, cards, prints to frame and soft furnishings.
Long Description of what you do:

I have currently six different unique designs lovingly created and digitally printed and personalised often on to items made to order. My latest 2019 design is a champagne bottle and balloons to be a celebration theme that can be personalised for that special someone or event.

Your website address: http://www.lmddesigns-uk.co.uk
The snow dragon
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I am a artist and illustrator
Long Description of what you do:

Mark Duffin was born in 1960 and grew up in Tilehurst near Reading in Berkshire .

At that time all around was countryside and it was a quick walk to the River Thames where he spent most of his time as a child with his two brothers in this most English of landscapes .
He always loved to draw as a child , even going so far to draw on the households walls and after leaving school was accepted into Berkshire college of Art & Design where he spent four years studying graphic design and illustration .

Upon graduating he then embarked on a career as a freelance illustrator working for design consultancies, advertising agencies and publishing companies in the UK and overseas.
At that early period he worked with traditional media, mainly airbrush & acrylic due to the tight deadlines but in 1996 ,with the onset of computers he changed to the digital media for his commercial work while still painting for private work in oils .

These are the works that he produces today , trying to convey a sense of calmness and quiet with his subtle use of colour and keen eye for detail, aiming to create the feeling of an old photo that vaguely recalls memories of a distant time and place all inspired by the English landscape.

Your website address: http://Www.markduffin.net
"Hollow Man"
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: painter, photographer, poet, film maker, installation artist, composer using traditional and contemporary media, exploring the properties of materials, looking for ways to subvert materials, and divert the viewer/listener wherever possible
Long Description of what you do:

Born in Kent in1948, I've always had the creative impulse to express myself via the arts, mainly influenced by artists from the postwar period, but admire the greats, Rembrandt, Velasquez, Vermeer, Van Gogh. Those that made breakthroughs, Duchamp, Pollock, Warhol, the post war St.Ives artists...
In recent times I've been experimenting with pastel on canvas to make abstract and figurative work, casting, playing with found objects to make 3D works. These works are responses to music, history, and life in general, but not always in that order. In recent years I've been venturing deeper into making music, my own style being a kind of 21st Century Blues infused with beats, noise, and sound effects, using guitars, synthesisers, samplers, and the spoken word. His musical collaborations include, “The Mighty Pandl”, “The Slackstring Band”. I usually publish my music on my YouTube Channel with visuals

Olivia Wilson
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I create textile sculptures using a variety of fabric manipulation techniques.
Long Description of what you do:

My Name is Olivia and i live in a small town in Northamptonshire called Kettering.

I live very close to some of the country's most beautiful countryside which is where i get a lot of my inspiration from.

I have always been an artist and i currently specialise in Textiles sculpture. I also teach Art and Design

My pieces come from a world i have always imagined since i can remember. A world that exists deep within an ancient British Woodland.

Small animals and insects have always fascinated me and i have always been interested in their little world and Eco systems.

Rachael A Martin Photography
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do: I take photos for a living
Long Description of what you do:

My main job is taking photos at weddings but I also enjoy macro photography, object photography and some architecture photography.