Meet the Artists

BeckySwanPhotos
What do you do?:
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analogue photographer, specialising in portraits and documentary photography.
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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?:
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Predominantly pen and ink illustrations of anything and everything
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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.

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Winter in Eydon, South Northamptonshire
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do:
Photographer
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I'm mainly an event photographer: weddings, music and equestrian but also enjoy all forms of photography - landscapes, candid, street, architecture.

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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.
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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.

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Near Litchborough
What do you do?:
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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

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The Blue Hour
What do you do?:
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I am an artist and oil painter producing high quality portraits and landscapes.
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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.

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Nemean Lion
What do you do?:
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I create fine art limited edition prints of my original mythological paintings
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Now based in Corby, I grew living in the shadow of Pendle Hill which inspired my early love of myths and legends. This inspired me to paint mythology and folklore from both the United Kingdom and from further afield. Taught to paint in acrylics at a young age, I have recently diversified into digital artworks, an am enjoying the challenge of learning a new medium.

The more untraditional the subject matter, the better – I love painting obscure mythology because of the lack of references. Whilst my original paintings are on canvas and finished with metallic paint to bring life to the subject, I wanted to make my work more accessible. This inspired my unusual approach to limited edition prints - there will only ever be 200 prints of a painting regardless of what sizes the prints are. This means that more people can enjoy fine art prints in their own homes.

Tiger, tiger
What do you do?:
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Award winning fused glass artist and tutors.
We deliver a variety of workshops at our purpose built studio in Rushden.
We supply accessory glass to other glass fusers and sell finished glass pieces.
We also welcome bespoke commissions.
Long Description of what you do:

Jill Tisbury is an award winning glass artist with a background in traditional mediums such as pastels and acrylics. John Tisbury is a professional photographer and videographer and together we run Firedglass from our purpose built studio in Rushden.

We are both qualified training professionals and deliver a variety of workshops to suit all skills and styles of learning.
We also produce content for our YouTube channel and have developed a range of accessory glass products such as murrini and stringers for supply to other glass fusers.
Our finished glass products can be purchased via our website or at local craft fares and we welcome bespoke commissions.

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Flight Line Photography
What do you do?:
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Aviation Photographer
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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.

Blue Dahlia
What do you do?:
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Nature Photography
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I’m a Photographer of all aspects of nature, specialising in landscapes and fine art florals.

As well as enjoying wildlife photography, I offer a dog portrait service.

Harlestone Firs, Northamptonshire
What do you do?:
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Northamptonshire based landscape photographer offering prints, bespoke wall art and 1:1 tuition
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I love the use of bold, vibrant colours in my landscape photos, aiming to produce shots that jump off the screen or page and convey the mood and atmosphere of a place.

The majority of my photography is UK based but I do occasionally travel further afield. I sell my work as both limited edition, signed prints and a wide range of bespoke wall art.

I really hope you enjoy my photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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

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Emily in soft pastel
What do you do?:
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Illustration & Portrait Artist
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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?:
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Painter of both portraiture and the outdoors.
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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.

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Jacqueline’s Pet Portraits
What do you do?:
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Local Northampton artist, specialising in Pet and animal portraits
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My name is Jacqueline and I am the owner of Jacqueline's Pet Portraits. I specialise in pet and animal portraits using high quality graphite and colour pencil. I have completed a colour pencil art course in which I gained a 'merit' and I am currently half way through a diploma in pet and animal portraits.

James Cufaude
What do you do?:
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Watercolour paintings of Seascapes, Landscapes and Portraits
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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.

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Jane Denton
What do you do?:
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I sketch and draw in ink and paint in watercolour and oils.
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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.

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Jenna Green
What do you do?:
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I create realistic portraits of both pets and wild species in pastel, charcoal and coloured pencil.
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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.

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A rustic Oak burr wall hanging
What do you do?:
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I am a contemporary woodturning artist. I make artistic sculpture, bowls, vases, hollow forms and wall hangings from wood and resin
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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.

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I see you (Jaguar)
What do you do?:
Short Description of what you do:
I am a Designer, Painter, Illustrator.
I work in Acrylic and Digital, surreal and nature images.
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Based a few miles outside of Towcester Northamptonshire. I work in a variety of mediums from Acrylic, Pencil, Charcoal and Digital.
I have worked as a designer for more years than I care to mention but have always liked to draw and paint both in my role as a designer but also for my own enjoyment.
At the start of the Pandemic in 2020 my design work dropped off so I decided to use my time to create more artworks. I hope you like the results.