I am a relief printmaker, recently returned to Northamptonshire after living abroad for 8 years. My work approaches topics of identity, personal history and memories, and I find inspiration in old belongings, found objects and listening to peoples' stories. My love for printmaking was born out of my time living in Mexico, where I learnt most of what I know regarding the technique and its' various applications. The images included here are from a series of prints, collectively titled 'The Debris of Miss Irene', where I reworked some old photographs I bought in what we would describe as a flea market, in a southern district of Mexico City.
I am able to provide "graphic migration" relief printing workshops (easily transportable and without the necessity of a printing press), and my work is also available for sale. If you would like to inquire about the workshops I can provide, the work I have on offer, commissions or anything else of interest, please feel free to contact me via my email address (email@example.com) or through my social media (Instagram) account.
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.
I am a landscape artist living and working in the county of Northamptonshire in the heart of the English countryside. My work is mostly in oil paint, but I also work in watercolour, acrylic and pastel. I have sold work internationally and also accept commissions.
Drawing on the work of my favourite masters and inspired by the varied land and coast of the United Kingdom, my images are a mix of Impressionist and Tonalist styles.
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.
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
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 President of the Northampton Town and County Art Society, and I am available for commissions whether in oils, acrylics or pencil/charcoal drawings.
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.
I mainly use acrylic paint but also like to use soft pastel, charcoal and watercolour pencil to create realistic wildlife and animal art. I use stretched canvas or art paper and offer art prints on some of my artwork.
On some of my bigger paintings I like to apply a colourful background to give it a modern feel and stand out.
Presently my work is towards semiabstract paintings in relation to found objects rust and decay.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Recurring themes within Kathrino’s work are: Feminism, anthropomorphism, and representing the under-represented. Her work aims to entertain and inform - whilst also making the viewer contemplate deeper themes.
Kathrino studied her Art and Design Foundation degree at DMU in 2017. Her intention in doing this additional study was to try out various art practices, to help to decide what degree she wanted to go on to study. Kathrino then went on to focus on photography and video, to drive a narrative - which ignited a passion to tell stories through a digital format.
She then went on to study Animation at DMU in 2018, which provided her with the key skills of storytelling through 2D and 3D animation. She learned how to generate narrative-driven ideas, and took those ideas through the whole production process to the final animation.
After University she went on to work at the indie animation studio, Kino Bino Limited in 2022 - initially starting as an Animation Assistant and later being promoted to Animation Designer within a year. In the studio, she demonstrated how to work as a valued team member, managed her projects, assisted the producer with scheduling/budgets, worked to tight deadlines, and took the creative lead on projects for clients such as: the BBC and NHS, while using/developing the skills learned during her Animation degree. Kino Bino taught Kathrino the skills of animation to then be able to work efficiently within budget constraints, while consistently creating work of which she remains proud.
I work in Acrylic and Digital, surreal and nature images.
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.
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.
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.
Reality: Is the world the way we think it is? In what ways might our version of reality be distorted? Does it matter? Is there Absolute Truth? Can the Truth ever be fully known?
Perception: Reflections and refractions play with our perception, as does our inclination to see patterns in the random. In what sense is what I’m seeing ‘real’?
Our natural instinct is to make sense of the world and our place in it. Towards that end, my work explores the tension between reality and perception, to create spaces where we can make up our own narrative in complete safety.
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.
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
BA hons QTS English Literature and Theatre Studies
I was a teacher for 27 years. When I was commissioned to paint for a hotel, my life changed. I retired from teaching to concentrate on becoming a full time artist. When I am not painting, I am training for triathlons. Having completed a full ironman distance triathlon in 2018, I believe anything is possible. I believe, now, me being an artist is possible.
Commissions for hotels, cafes, offices most welcome. I mainly use acrylic on canvas.
I am a versatile artist of landscapes and village scenes, and have sold many works over the years. I also take commissions to paint specific landscapes for clients own requirements. Country folk, sheep, cattle and horses often feature in my works. I lived in Crete and France for a few years and painted the local vineyards and countryside, where I exhibited in Cordes sur Ciel, in France. My works are available as originals or giclee prints, which can be supplied in mounts, framed or unframed. I am also a retired carpenter and enjoy working with wood. I produce frames, and canvasses from simple to bespoke in a variety of sizes and formats. I have enjoyed helping aspiring painters working on location, individually or small group basis in the Spring and Summer months.
Roger is a self-taught landscape artist using watercolours and acrylic-based mixed media. Roger studied Geography and Geology at Hull University, and then Landscape Architecture at Manchester University. After retiring from his own landscape architecture business, Roger has more time for painting. Roger’s paintings have been chosen several times for the national exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours at the Mall Galleries and in 2015 appeared on Sky TV’s Landscape Artist of the Year programme painting at Trelissick in Cornwall. Roger aims to express the underlying patterns in the landscape and uses acrylic mixed media combined with geological, Ordnance Survey and satellite maps to express the landscape. Areas of transition between lowland and upland are of particular interest. Typical subjects include Roger’s local area of Northamptonshire, but also extend to the Peak District, Cotswolds, Lake District, the Pennines and the north east and south west of England.
I produce my own collection or original oils as well as develop creative skills for business and leisure. I run on-line and in person beginners oil painting workshops. I believe everybody can be creative, my workshops are about enjoy yourself and learning a new skill
I use figurative and abstract elements combined to produce work based on emotion, secrets, and inner stories, in oil pastel and oil paint. I am drawn to the power and beauty of the masculine form and feel driven to express poetic visions of modern life, how advancements in living conditions have made us sadder and more lonely, exploring the world in which we live - not much physically, but emotionally and spiritually. This is reflected in my current male nude series, "In My Mind", which features interpretations of the figure from within the mind of the subject.
I produce illustrations of pets and caricatures of people , sketching and painting with Photoshop. I also perform live caricatures as entertainment for corporate and social events.
I’ve loved being artistic from an early age and take commissions for pet portraits in pen & ink, graphite pencil or acrylics. I began my professional career by teaching myself to signwrite in 1990 and have since been signwriting narrowboats, plus signs for shops, pubs & houses. Commissions for all sorts of weird and wonderful things have come my way over the years, all unique and individual.
Vicci Lee produces beautiful landscapes and detailed botanical oil paintings that are inspired by how nature and the local environment impact our mental health.
She grew up in a small village in Northamptonshire in the 80's. Often found walking the bridleways, making dens with friends on the edge of farmers fields, biking and walking this distinctive area. She developed a connection with the countryside and a passion for the outdoors.
Vicci enjoys sharing her artistic relationship with nature with the primary school children she works with. They all know if a worm needs rescuing, or are unsure of the name of a plant, they can depend on her for extensive knowledge. She understands that inspiring and educating the next generation to care for wildlife is an essential part of their education and well being. And in turn they inspire her work, getting her to rediscover that initial excitement of conker picking, daisy chains and the mini world at our feet.
Vicci has been exhibiting locally since 2016 as part of the Artist Trail in Northampton town centre and exhibited at Art in the Park every year since. She sells online internationally and locally.
I love the use of colour in healing and to make a statement piece that dominates or stands to attention.
My work is best known for the use of explosive colour and bold marks that create energy and narrative on the canvas.
I am an emotive painter using both movement flow from the body's energy source, emotion and nature to influence and inspire my work. I like to explores the battles between mind and body, energy that comes and goes, and light and dark, and the metallic and white elements often signify hope.
The work has a spiritual feel and I like to create work that brings joy, a moment of brightness, an emotion, or connection. The power of colour can change a room, a mood, a thought to the viewer.
The potential for chaos and for it to all go wrong on the page in that moment when colours are fused is what excites me. I enjoy taking risks with colour - always influenced by energy, place, atmosphere and environment. The idea that there is a conflict, something problematic that needs resolving on the canvas, something that needs hope and resolution - the outcome is an equilibrium of colour.
I consider myself self-taught but have attended Art College & have achieved A-Level Art in Art & Design, Visual Arts. BTEC Foundation in Art & Design & BA-Hons in Graphic Art & Illustration. I have been drawing and painting all my life, and can paint landscapes, street scenes, animals & portraits. I have an diverse & extensive portfolio of work spanning over 25 years.