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 →

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 →

Heidi Magdalen artist heidi@heidimagdalen.com www.heidimagdalen.com fb Heidi Magdalen Heidi Magdalen. I have been living in the Telford area for 10 years now but I grew up in the Welsh mountains with very few modern distractions, I soon developed a vivid imagination and an inherent need to try to record my minds meanderings. I use a technique called ‘Automatism ‘ first developed by the Surrealists in the early part of the twentieth century. It is to create without conscious self censorship. The images appear projected on to the clay or page. I just have to keep it truthful and try not to control the image tooRead More →

Who I am Katherine Soutar (Caddick) 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 whenRead More →