Exhibitors 2020

Nola Bradley
Nola Bradley

Nola lives in Stinchcombe and has been part of a group of artists based in Breadstone for the last ten years. She paints a variety of subjects and likes to experiment with media and methods including acrylics, watercolour crystals and inks. (Methodist Church)

Pauline Chidlaw
Pauline Chidlaw

Working mainly with hand-rolled felt and machine embroidery, Pauline draws inspiration from the colours, textures and shapes of the natural world. (Methodist Church)

Christine Dack
Christine Dack

My work is based on moving through landscape, seeking a more enigmatic portrayal, feelings of light, shade and growth, making a satisfying visual experience and warm emotional connections. Although I trained in pottery and sculpture I have been painting for several decade. (Kingshill House)

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Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis

A stained glass artist and tuor who enjoys mixing traditional glass work skills with dynamic and colourful modern influences. (Methodist Church)

Rita Dee
Rita Dee

A contemporary take on elements of landscape using mixed media, watercolours and inks. Inspiration includes the seashore, rock formations, standing stones and plants. (Methodist Church)

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Departed Company
Departed Company

Departed Company is a design studio run by Rebecca, specialising in imagery with a strong graphic identity in the form of linework prints or acrylic paintings. Our artwork portfolio reflects the inspiration we find in the world around us - even the more macabre aspects. (Kingshill House)

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Jo Duck
Jo Duck

I have been working with clay now for the past five years. I have a degree in textiles and love bringing this into my ceramics with freehand painting of buildings, textures from fabrics and plants, making jugs, bowls, mugs jewellery and many more objects. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Lois Edmunds
Lois Edmunds

Lois is a theatre costume maker who has worked for over 30 years for companies such as Shakespeare's Globe, Welsh National Opera and other well known musical productions. During lockdown, Lois spent her time making NHS scrubs. She is now exploring a more personal creative venture by making casual, indigo cotton kimonos and up-cycled work wear aprons. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Richard Edmunds
Richard Edmunds

Over the years, Richard has worked in Theatre, Film, TV and Animation. Throughout his career he has always had a pencil to hand, to draw what he sees. He is particularly observant of the built environment and how areas are reclaimed by nature, once abandoned by humans. He also has an interest in trees and the natural landscape. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Sylvia Elsbury
Sylvia Elsbury

Moving from Chard a year ago. Sylvia has been getting back into painting and exhibiting. Having exhibited work in Axminster where she belonged to Axminster Art Society. Sylvia is now settling done in Dursley and will be looking to join the art scene once again. (Kingshill House)

Claire Failes
Claire Failes

Claire lives at the bottom of North Nibley and has her studio in her garden. Currently she almost exclusively works on landscapes of the local area. Her detailed work in acrylic captures the countryside in every season. (Kingshill House)

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Mary Grundy
Mary Grundy

Mary is a Local Artist established painter in both Oil and Watercolour. Inspired by impressionists painters and a love of vibrant colours. Painting Landscapes florals seascapes and anything that moves her ! Based in South Woodchester at her gallery studio. Member of Allaprima and British Impressionist Groups. (Methodist Church)

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Karen Hilliard
Karen Hilliard

Karen is an Irish artist living and working from her studio in Uley, she mostly works in ceramics, often combining a love of drawing and print. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Roz Hull
Roz Hull

I started The Lovable Leaf in 2018 and I am gradually increasing my ideas and designs. I draw and hand cut all my shapes, except the very, very tiny ones when I use a paper punch. This means no two pictures are ever really the same. My work is inspired by the beautiful shapes, colours and patterns in nature. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Noreen Jaafar
Noreen Jaafar

Always inspired by the natural world & a childhood growing up in Malaysia, which has given me a love of intense colours & patterns . This passion is reflected in my hand painted tile coasters - all using my own unique Persian glazes. (Methodist Church)

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Mel King
Mel King

Bold colours, bold lines. Mel likes to capture the feel of people and animals in her work, and enjoys experimenting with form. (St James' Church)

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La Lune Art Studio
La Lune Art Studio

Yvonne’s passion has always been animals and animalistic behaviour and capturing the beauty and emotion within a pencil drawing. Rose’s passion includes all things creative; from fine art to furniture, personalised crafts to photography. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Rose enjoys experimenting with a widewide range of materials and concepts including drawing on wood, graphite and double exposure photography. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Lynda Knott at TomatoJack Arts
Lynda Knott at TomatoJack Arts

Lynda, co-founder of TomatoJack Arts loves to experiment! From scientist to mosaic artist, she is constantly playing with new materials, intrigued by how they interact with each other. Inspiration springs from her immediate environment, often the forgotten or overlooked. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Meg Lansdowne
Meg Lansdowne

I am a stained glass artist and teacher of 18 years, who is lucky enough able to be able to turn my hobby into my passion. I create bespoke designs for all budgets and projects, as well as combining with my training as a teacher to guide others in this beautiful ancient skill. (Kingshill House)

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Jem O'Carroll
Jem O'Carroll

I been enamelling for two-and-a-half years. I started with simple copper stampings, making pendants and developed my technique in producing landscapes. I now complete narrative fine art pieces that aims to actively engage the viewer. The appeal is fuelled by the most profound creative and emotional challenges using the magical alchemy of vitreous glass enamels and heat. (Kingshill House)

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Judith Pemberton-Bennetts
Judith Pemberton-Bennetts

Creative dynamo Judith Pemberton-Bennetts is an artist living and working in acrylics from her studio at her home in Dursley. Judith's work is readily recognised for the vibrant colours of nature which we hopes brings a sense of opulence and happiness to the viewer. (Kingshill House)

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Sue Ptaszek
Sue Ptaszek

I am a retired teacher and bookseller, and a long time ago I studied fine art at Sheffield University. More recently I have been a volunteer art therapist at a Hospice and care homes. (Kingshill House)

Cherie Rimell-Faulds
Cherie Rimell-Faulds

After spending the last 30 years working in the creative industries, I decided I needed a change of direction and re-trained to be a silversmith. But the call of the canvas proved to be too strong and I took up my brushes again. Only this time getting up close and personel with my subjects or going bold and abstract. (St James' Church)

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Matt Rushton
Matt Rushton

Hi Matt Rushton here lover of black and white ink pen drawings of local buildings and landmarks also working in a variety of other mediums acrylic, pastel, oil including other subject matter : natural landscapes and sea scapes ,animals to name a few (Kingshill House)

Karen Schwamm
Karen Schwamm

I am a Textile and Ceramic Artist inspired by nature. I use applique and free motion machine embroidery to paint with thread to produce stunning and often quite detailed pictures. I also make hand built, botanical themed functional ceramics, each piece inspired by my favourite plants and flowers. (Kingshill House)

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Angela Scrivin
Angela Scrivin

I am not drawn to photographic reality and prefer to let water and pigment do what it will, with sometimes very little intervention on my part. My inspiration is mainly drawn from the beautiful riverside village in which I live and more particularly my garden, which is one of my other passions. (Kingshill House)

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Clare Stephens
Clare Stephens

Ceramicist. Pieces are largely inspired from nature and geometric shapes, with a range of thrown and hand-building techniques using different clays relevant to concept and context. Decoration is with a variety of glazes, coloured slips and oxides, to enhance each form and design. Clay, my chosen media, links humanity throughout our history and cultures. (St James' Church)

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Ronald Swanwick
Ronald Swanwick

Ronald will be exhibiting a number of new works developed over the past two years called 'Natural Abstracts'. A mixture of images in photography, oil painting and acrylic painting gathered from all over the world. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Sophie E Tallis
Sophie E Tallis

Sophie E Tallis is an oil, silk and acrylic painter who paints portraits, landscapes and still life compositions and has been an Artist-In-Residence for Oxford University. She is inspired by her profound love of nature, wildlife, natural landscapes and the fantastical and has most recently begun exploring the relationships between local landscapes and mythology. (Kingshill House)

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Darren Ward
Darren Ward

Just a builder picking up an old passion for painting (St James' Church)

Angela Williams at TomatoJack Arts
Angela Williams at TomatoJack Arts

I am a professional mosaic artist and co-founder of TomatoJack Arts, where we specialise in making mosaic artworks for public spaces, schools and communities as well as teaching mosaic at all levels through weekly classes and one-off workshops. In my own artistic practice, I explore the linear and architectural qualities of the forms and patterns found in nature and landscapes. (Dursley Tabernacle)

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Yvonne Wood
Yvonne Wood

After moving to the Cotswolds, with its rich history of the woollen trade, I became interested in using wool and needle felt as a medium for expression. My work explores the soft textures, subtle blends of wool combined with bold, bright colours and shimmering light effects. (Kingshill House)

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Ricky Woodman-Povey
Ricky Woodman-Povey

I am an Australian self-taught fibre artist living, working and inspired by the South West. The basis for most of my work is hand-felted wool, silk, cotton and various other fibres, with embroidery and embellishment added. I would like to push the boundaries to bring fibre to the masses and to make it a staple for fine art consumers. (St James' Church)

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Tom Woodman-Povey
Tom Woodman-Povey

Thomas is a person who likes to make things with glass. His work swings from the traditional to the absurd and sometimes he coasts happily somewhere in the middle. He is inspired by shape, light, colour and the aesthetically unusual. (Kingshill House)

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