Nigel Glaze (M.A.) Fine Art Painter nigel.glaze@gmail.com https://nigelglaze.myportfolio.com                  website https://artbaazar.com/collections/nigel-glaze    online gallery https://www.artfinder.com/nigel-glaze               shop ARTISTS STATEMENT To notice something, something about the world outside creates an inner connection; a reflection, a feeling, a thought and a connected story or memory. I believe act of looking is a complex psychological process; my paintings explore looking and making connections with people and places. Looking whilst mark making generates interactions with memories and stories this then effects the looking. My desired goal is to inspire those who see my work to connect with the process of looking, being emotionally open, reflecting and noticing. I’ve always communicated throughRead More →

I just love paint. And I love to travel. And to teach other people to paint. That’s it really. In recent years I have studied with master painters from Italy and the USA, all the time searching for traditional skills and methods which can be applied to paintings of a modern world. I give workshops and classes on various aspects of drawing and painting and also painting holidays for those who want to work outside the studio. I have always been a painter, I graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and later studied for a teaching certificate specialising in post 16 education. MyRead More →

After starting a study in Architecture ill health forced me to reassess my future, I had always wanted to be a sculptor and architecture was just a pragmatic approach to future security, I gave myself a year to start making something of my art and it has just gone forwards from there. Being self taught has allowed me to gain mentorship from artists and sculptors across the country, who have successful full time careers. It has also given me the opportunity to forge working relationships with leading industry experts in metal fabrication, computer aided design and galleries. This informs my practice in a direct andRead More →

My name is Maisie, I am 24 and I’m an illustrator. I am passionate about creating imagery based on the small and simple things in life such as growing plants, botanics, wildlife and getting lost outdoors. I also have two cockapoo puppies called Chester and Oscar who keep me company at home while I draw away. I studied illustration at the Arts University in Bournemouth and since graduating I have created work using a combination of hand drawn and digital skills however I have focused my practice more recently on hand carving my designs onto Lino and printing them to make unique and one offRead More →

Hours spent drawing as a kid gave way to a career in fashion. Opening a boutique in Holmfirth in 1972, followed by Pink Cadillac in Altrincham and Huddersfield, led to a long involvement in the fashion industry where Penny was widely respected for her designs and retail flair. The story comes full circle in early 2014 when she found time to return to her love of art. Penny’s work ranges from pop art developed on an iPad to her current medium of acrylic on canvas. The present focus is figurative, often depicting girls experiencing life, but that may change..… One of Penny’s paintings (Jess – acrylic on canvas)Read More →

2018 series || U N T I T L E D ||  mixed media on board Painting and drawing onto MDF, glass, metal and other found objects allows the materials to behave in a variety of ways. Applying paint, scratching away, adding more and removing some, creates a repetitive, cathartic process until a balanced outcome is achieved. Much like the physical process of the installations (which can be seen on the website) the work is documented throughout using photography. In addition to visual elements, text is used in response to a variety of subjects. Some refers to a found diary from childhood, as does the naivety of repeated shapes. www.charlottebillingham.co.uk Instagram: @charlottebillingham.art Contact via website  Read More →

Rod Willis lives and works in Broseley Wood, and will be opening his studio for the 2018 Secret Severn art week. He has been a full time professional artist since 1992, having run his own studio galleries in Worcestershire and Ironbridge, and been resident artist at Ironbridge Fine Arts, who he still works along with. He has recently been taken on by Beckstones Art Gallery in Cumbria, one of the finest galleries in the north of England. The basis of Rod Willis’ artwork has always been his intuitive feel for light, atmosphere and mood, coupled with a natural eye for composition. Whether at first lightRead More →

We are collaborative textile artists living and working in Ironbridge Gorge we have been working together since 2014 when we discovered our individual interests came together to produce something mutually satisfying. Our different approaches, on the one hand freeform and big picture, and on the other perfectionism and precision, enabled something we wanted to explore. Currently we are producing larger scale wall hangings in applique and and handstitching which can be viewed in local cafe, Eighty Six’d where we have held a successful exhibition. We also like to work in paper collage and have submitted a piece to the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s community artRead More →

Having recently relocated from Lancashire, I am now fulfilling my dreams with a workshop and gallery at the Maws Craft Centre in the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge. Silversmithing is my passion, it’s in my blood! I love manipulating metal like my blacksmith ancestors before me. Under the name MIST Jewellery, I beat silver wire into organic shapes, such as stylised daisies and simplified butterflies, to create my distinctive hammered jewellery. I often combine these forms with freshwater pearls, using the irregular characteristics of the stones to compliment my unique style. I enjoy commissions, particularly for the bridal market that is always looking for something original andRead More →

ILLUSTRATOR & PRINTMAKER I trained as a graphic designer at Lincoln College of Art, and have worked for many years as a graphic designer and illustrator primarily in greetings, publishing and packaging for clients around the world. Recently, I have used lino printing as a medium in my work on heritage and specialist projects for clients such as The Canal & River Trust and Middleport Pottery. This interest has led me to produce limited edition linoprints inspired by the landscape and heritage around me – from the Ironbridge Gorge to the Stiperstones and beyond. I also enjoy sharing the skill of printmaking and hold monthlyRead More →

I graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design. I currently work at Madeley Academy teaching Art. Whilst I enjoy a variety of mediums in art, I especially enjoy using drypoint etching and mixed media to create prints that include strong line, bright colour and texture. I enjoy experimenting with working on different papers and fabric as this affects the media used in the print. I usually focus on portrait (human or animal) but I have also done still life and landscapes. I work from images that catch my attention due to colour or composition and allow me to use a range ofRead More →

Paper Artist Making pretty thing from paper.  I’m a paper artist living and working in Bridgnorth.   Since graduated with a BA (Hons) in Visual Communication from The University of Wolverhampton, I’ve worked principally as a paper artist. My interest in traditional craft and artisan methods produces pieces that are individually hand-cut using a scalpel, with a focused attention to detail.   Papercutting is a craft with a long and international history, intended to decorate and brighten the world a little. Much of my work is figurative, focussing mainly on women and female emotion. I tend to lean towards the beautiful; in a world thatRead More →

I’ve been working in clay for three years and still have much to learn. I’m trying to push my boundaries in terms of form and scale, learning by my mistakes and profiting from happy accidents—after all it’s only a piece of clay.  I find it fascinating and I’m having fun. For me, clay is a tactile medium and my pots are made to be handled as well as seen.  I hope that the pleasure I get from drawing up a form on the wheel flows through into the feel and appearance of the finished and fired pot. Although I’m also starting to sculpt in clay, myRead More →

I am an illustrator specialising in storytelling and folklore themes What I do I work for the History press and individual storytellers to make visible and bring to life characters and themes from the rich oral tradition of both this country and places further afield What inspires me I am inspired by stories and the way they speak to our hearts as well as our experience of the world. also the natural (and the supernatural) world I inhabit and which also inhabits me Why I do it I have a wish to show others what I can see when I close my eyes and listenRead More →

Elena is a live and visual artist whose work is concerned with site contextual or site responsive situations that are sensitive to time, place and people. Her work often examines the overlooked and obscure, tapping in to oral histories, collective understandings and forgotten truths. She creates narrative interventions that invite audiences to participate, comment and create. For this years art trail, Elena is exploring the often overlooked wildlife that can be found in abundance on brownfield sites. Join her on two afternoons during the trail, for flower and fauna folklore storytelling and add your own wildflower to a stitched brownfield.Read More →

I am a Shropshire born and bred contemporary abstract artist working mainly in acrylic and oil pastels. I use a process of building up and scraping back layers of paint and mixed media. Having left full time employment behind, I now have more time to dedicate to my love of painting exploring the balance of colours and textures. Contact: belleandrewsart@gmail.com Instagram: @belleandrewsart Facebook: Belle Andrews Art    Read More →

“A natural Artist, I have always had a dedication towards drawing with descriptive line being my strong point. I went on to predominantly use and gain some proficiency with Watercolours before being introduced to and learning how to use Digital media with which I can emulate natural Media like Watercolour, Oils, Acrylic and pencil marks. Working with software on a computer allows the Artist to take their work further depending on their own personal vision. I have specialised in creating 3D characters in a program called Blender which is well supported and is free to download”. email james.s.fitzpatrick@gmail.comRead More →

JEWELLERY Organic-shaped jewellery, with tactile textured surfaces, in recycled 925 and sterling silver, and gold / rose gold vermeil.  Mojo and the Maker jewellery is individually handmade locally by Sarah Jane Whittaker, former head tutor at the Sussex Jewellery School.  No longer able to feel things properly with her fingers due to a health condition, as sensation has slipped away, Sarah Jane has become fascinated by textures and worn surfaces in the landscape.  As a result, the beautiful jewellery that she painstakingly creates celebrates the joy of touch, with soft textured finishes, and semi-relief patterns drawn from nature. hello@mojoandthemaker.com www.mojoandthemaker.com www.notonthehighstreet.com/partners/mojoandthemaker/products 07939 696 465 f.Read More →

Maggie Humphry Royal Cambrian Academy Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Maggie was a successful ceramicist from her early twenties through to the end of the Millennium. She has many ceramic murals in Britain and abroad, and her distinctive smaller pieces exhibited in leading ceramics galleries. Over the past 15 years or so, Maggie has concentrated on drawing and painting. She’s constantly working with different approaches and experimenting with different media. She also ventured into print making, but she much prefers the excitement and challenge of painting and drawing. Every work takes her many, many hours (some take weeks, or months) of changing, tweaking, experimenting, addingRead More →

I trained as a textile designer (C&G) for 4 years followed by BA Arts degree at Wolverhampton. Worked as Art lecturer at Wolverhampton. I set up my retail business 16 years ago and have continued to sell my own work but now have more time to dedicate to my art. Much of my work is inspired by my travels and landscape plays a big part. My paintings are usually acrylic but often have the addition of textiles. My studio is in Fusion at The Tile Museum, Jackfield.Read More →

I grew up in Shropshire and graduated with a Fine Art Degree from Liverpool John Moores University in 1995. I have worked as an arts facilitator since 1996, project managing and delivering participatory arts projects for children and adults and I currently work in partnership with local artist Natalie Toplass under the company name of Octopus Arts Shropshire. As a qualified post 16 arts tutor I have taught art at Cardiff University, HM Prison Parc Bridgend, The Gateway Shrewsbury and Telford College of Arts and Technology (TCAT). I am based in Broseley and I currently teach a number of adult art classes locally in Broseley,Read More →

Richard produces dramatic, high quality images of Britain’s wilder places using both Large Format Film Cameras and Digital equipment with tilt/shift lens adapters. www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk  email@richardchildsphotography.co.uk www.facebook.com/RichardChildsPhotography/ Richard Childs Landscape Photographer, Writer, Tutor/ Tour Leader. Picture Framing. Six Seasons Gallery The Maws Jackfield TF8 7LS 07917808976/01952 885676Read More →

My preferred medium is ink but I also work in pastel, pencil and mixed media. My work covers a broad range of subjects, from places to peacocks. Through texture and detail, I aim to depict mood and atmosphere. instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sambrettatkin            Read More →

I am inspired and influenced by organic shapes and the beautiful Shropshire countryside. I am a printmaker and ceramicist. I work in paperclay, mainly porcelain but also chocolate clay. The strength of paperclay gives me the opportunity to hand build my vessels with a sense of the fragility of a flower or a leaf. I mainly leave the beauty of the fired clay in the final vessel, but a few are glazed, smoked or occasionally have the addition of kintsugi – an ancient Japanese method which uses gold as an enhancement. This year I will also be exhibiting some of my paintings. Mobile 07758363189 EmailRead More →

Rod has been a wild life enthusiast for many years and since retirement has had the time and resources to focus on his passion for photography. He has travelled extensively, especially in South America, and his photographs are used on a number of wildlife holiday websites. Although his particular passion involves photographing the natural world he has always had an interest in printmaking and how he might learn the techniques of making pictures from linocuts. Recently he has been working on the conversion of photographic images into the medium of linocut prints. Rod’s current work has gone in two directions; the industrial history of theRead More →

I’ve been painting, on and off, for over 40 years. I like to describe myself as an eclectic artist, as I am constantly experimenting with new techniques, styles and media. However, one enduring theme of much of my work has been the built and natural environment of the Ironbridge Gorge and the surrounding area, and I have several works o this theme. Prices of my work vary from £35 – £200 Acrylic, Oils and Watercolour impressionist, abstract or sometimes a little surreal.   https://ironbridgesteve.wixsite.com/stevevaughanartwork https://www.facebook.com/SteveVaughanArtwork/ Dale End Park Heart of the forrest. Autumn sunrise Pegasus print Industrial MagicRead More →

I am a designer, maker & collector where I live and work in Shropshire.  The heart of my work  involves hand stitching, traditional embroidery and collage work.   I  have been creating since a young girl,  home taught by my grandmother Lavinia who was a seamstress and experienced in many of the traditional crafts including hand stitching ,embroidery and knitting.    My inspiration & work stems from these early practises and I have continued since then, adapting and developing my own personal style along the way. Continously collecting found and forgotten objects are incorporated into my work. Fabrics old flower books & old worn paper is what inspires my creations. I oftenRead More →

I have always enjoyed painting and have now also taken up sculpting in clay which i find both exciting and relaxing! My work is usually based on wildlife which is very dear to my heart and never ceases to give me such pleasure to see. I hope i capture some of this in both my 2D and 3D work. I have also recently started paint dancers in acrylics and watercolour – trying to show their  grace and movement . lindleyfallon@gmail.com  Read More →

Water colour, oil and wire work. After a successful few years of painting animals I have recently been specialising in human portraiture. I took part in a portrait swap for the Virtual Art Studio which was great fun see more here  Virtual Art Studio For this year’s Art Trail I will be making a series of wire birds of various sizes. I am happy to accept commissions to paint animals or people. Contact me on the email address below. Jennytyler1@hotmail.co.uk Jennytylerartist.com 07971254406 f.Jenny Tyler ArtistRead More →

I paint in oils, acrylics and mixed media.  I also teach drawing and painting, and my purpose is to help people find their own creatiVibrant, colourful paintings in oils and mixed media. densemwinter@gmail.com www.sandydensem.co 01952 876417 07801413757 f.Sandy Densem Winter                                                                   Read More →

Coming from a fashion and textiles background I love colour and pattern. Cutting lino, building up layers, seeing what is evolving, it’s mostly planned, but with some lovely surprises along the way. By hand burnishing no two prints come out the same. I have a studio/gallery down at Maws. Linocut printmaking. email hazelbmcn@gmail.com web hazelmcnab.com mob 07791190171 facebook Hazel McNab Art instagram hazelmcn BA Fashion & Textiles St Martins MA Fashion & Textiles University of Central England see the story of ‘Pheasantries’ here hazelmcnab bearRead More →

  David Walton RBSA Abstract Artist davidwaltonart.co.uk davidedwardwalton@talktalk.net I am a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists where I exhibit regularly. This year my work has been in the RBSA group show at the Rye Gallery, the Open Portrait show at the RBSA, the Metropolis Exhibition, and several other RBSA shows. From July to August, my portrait drawings, alongside Nick Grew’s Sculptures and Charles Walker’s life paintings are on show at the Foxlowe Art Centre, Leek. In October my work will be shown at the Hall Gallery, Creswell Crags Museum. In November I am part of the Equivalent 8, abstract exhibition at theRead More →

Throughout my whole life, all I have ever wanted to do is create. From knitting with bits of string and pencils as a child, to crocheting, painting, printing and even playing with porcelain as an adult. Creativity is in my blood. I completed my degree at Wolverhampton university, as a mature student, graduating with a BA(hons) in 2017. I use various different techniques and practices in my work, such as print and textiles. Currently I am using porcelain and glass, to create insect curiosities, with an idea to expand this into textiles. www,janinealgerdesign.etsy.com www.janinealger.wixsite.com/mysite  Read More →

  I moved to Madeley 20 Years ago and was immediately struck by the wealth of living history all around us. The gorge is full of fascinating glimpses of our industrial heritage which is the main focus of my work. I love wandering around the local Museums and trying to capture a glimpse of a world that is rapidly disappearing.   I mainly work in monotones ink with a traditional dip pen or graphite with the occasional dabble into livelier coloured acrylics. I have had work displayed at Weston Park Gallery, Bear steps Gallery Shrewsbury, and locally and I split my time between trying to captureRead More →