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 →

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 →

I am interested in nature and animals and the relationship between animals and humans that so often pushes animals to one side. Britain and of course Shropshire are rich with native wildlife; animal lives who live alongside us but also struggle to survive when human paths cross theirs. I am fascinated by the universe and concepts of interconnectedness, how we connect with the universe, each other and the animal kin on our planet, our environment and the trouble it is in. I often work with pencil and pen and ink, I love the immediacy and spontaneity of these media. I also work with digital toolsRead 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 →

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 →

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 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 →