Bonsall Arts Trail Preview of our 57 Derbyshire Artists and Groups
Inspired by nature and landscape, I produce pit fired and wood fired tactile forms in porcelain and stoneware.venue: 18
I see my sculptures as a dialogue with the stone itself. Influenced by nature, mythology and Buddhism. Pieces of contemplation.
Interior and fashion accessories using wet felting techniques and hand dyed shibori and slow stitch accessories and wall hangings.venue: 19
Billowing Sails 2 Derbyshire
artist working in acrylics and watercolour. A diverse range of brightly
coloured Seascapes, landscapes and some unique small artworks. venue: 17
Fragile fragments looks at our vulnerability and a way to self heal the work represents difficult times and embracing ourselves.venue: 10
Pictures in fabric, paint and stitch inspired by wild Derbyshire corners. Prints, stitched books, vessels, dragonflies and smaller gifts.venue: 23
Inspired by the natural world and travel, Susan creates original mixed media textile artworks, paintings, photographs and limited edition prints.
AllestreeStriking and highly original semi-abstract paintings that are rich in colour, texture and depth. venue: 15
Artwork in various mediums. venue: 11
‘Place Setting’ by Pauline Wright
Enthusiastic group of potters/ceramic artists sharing a studio in Wirksworth.
Functional and decorative ware. Wheel-thrown and hand-built.venue: 14
Hand built ceramic animal sculptures, inspired by nature, folklore and storytelling. Each creation has a charming character and unique narrative.venue: tba
Sue’s ceramics are inspired by marine life and natural forms in the landscape including seahorses, seed heads, fossils and fish.venue: 17
Ian’s photography captures the beauty of our landscape, showing you grand panoramas and the details within. venue: 1
Evolution II Arnstrude Roche Claire Limestone .
Series of work inspired by the subtlety and delicacy of bone fragments.
Framed original watercolours, oils and photographs of landscapes, flowers and birds, with a range of greeting cards. venue: 13
piece of Firetree Jewellery is individually handmade in the Derbyshire Dales.
Designed with nature in mind. venue: 24
jewellery, highlighted by gold, enamel or precious stones. Influences include
weathered textiles and industrial dereliction reclaimed by nature.venue: 15
School Gate Long RowArtist, tutor conducting art demonstrations and painting workshops for Midlands art groups. Original acrylic artworks inspired by local heritage.venue: 23
SunflowerKiln crafted glass hand made locally by Miranda Griffiths.
Realistic oil paintings on canvas and wood, that capture the characters of the animal kingdom in all their glory. venue: 5
Caroline Hallett paints Derbyshire places and people, reaching for emotional resonance and combining a momentary experience with the subject’s essence.
Fox and Cub
I take inspiration from the Derbyshire countryside and produce colourful animal and landscape paintings from my home in Wirksworth. venue: 2
I paint in both oils and watercolour. I mainly paint landscapes and I am inspired by the different seasons and light cast over our beautiful and diverse countryside.
Amanda is a free-spirited artist who enjoys creating bold and vibrant artworks in her Off-grid, Eco-barn in historic Melbourne
Colourful oil painting and watercolours capturing local panoramic views and rocky crags, combined with beautiful atmospheric skies.venue: 19
Fallow Deer, Cannock Chase
I paint wildlife (domestic animals too) in watercolour, atmospheric landscapes, old buildings mellowed into their environment, insects; mainly traditional with some contemporary.venue: 12
Stained-glass artist creating bothfigurative and abstract leaded panels and smaller decorative gift pieces exploiting the vibrant colours of glass.venue: 11
I work in all forms of textiles with the occasional addition of ink and paint, making useful and decorative items for home and to wear, using a wide range of colour schemes taken from nature.venue: 16
We make hand-turned wooden pens using British native woods & garden prunings, ensuring unique quality writing instruments.
I create collages, draw and paint to capture varied subjects in indoor and outdoor elements working in abstract form, using sketchbooks and photographs collected on my adventures.venue: 5
I create images using card-cutting techniques with textiles for colour and contrast, no paint.venue: 2
Essex Hawthorn Linocut prints featuring Derbyshire stonewall and hedgerow boundaries plus watercolours of pressed flora discovered within the pages of secondhand books.venue: 7
PeacockLaura creates vibrant 3D embroidered creations. Inspired by her travels, her contrasting colour combinations bring her statement jewellery to life.venue: 24
Using both digital and traditional techniques , Zoë creates semi-abstract landscapes using handmade ceramic tiles, wire and recycled materials.venue: 12
Girl in a Blue Jumper
Principally a portrait artist, Caroline’s work also encompasses figurative composition and landscapes. Caroline will be drawing pencil portraits at the event.
Digital prints in two distinct styles; Stark black and white abstract introspective pieces, and vivid full-colour, semi-real landscapes.venue: 12
A Rainy Day in Amsterdam
I am a local artist and my preferred media is watercolour. I enjoy painting landscapes, people and street scenes. venue: 22
Inspired by transience Clare creates screen prints depicting figures that emerge from texture showing imperfection, movement, energy and strength.venue: 3
Exclusively designed hand painted and machine embroidered textiles inspired by some of nature’s most delicate and beautiful creations.
Mainly landscapes with a strong focal point. Monochrome and Colour. Emphasis on powerful compositions to engage attention.venue: 22
Lesley creates porcelain wall pieces, vessels and jewellery. Terry throws functional multicoloured glazed stoneware both inspired by the Derbyshire countryside.
Snow Picture 2The free brushwork in my paintings, portraying the textures in landscape, contrasts with the precise brushwork in the foreground objects.venue: 1
A Derbyshire jeweller whose inspiration comes from textures working in silver, gold with gemstones using traditional jewellery making techniques.venue: 9
Watercolour paintings of Derbyshire Dales retaining recognisable elements of the lived-in landscape in a sketchy style. Reproductions, cards and mugsvenue: 22
Modern animal art & pet portraiture using acrylics on canvas. Original artworks, prints & homewares will be available.venue: 12
DipperA collection of detailed watercolour illustrations of British birds and flowers. Prints and cards of the images are also available.venue: 12
For me, painting watercolour studies on site, not only captures the moment, it helps me to really see and remember.
I am essentially a landscape artist drawn to wild, isolated places. My hope is that the paintings will stir feelings of recognition or evoke emotions that the language of words cannot.venue: 20
I am intrigued by trying to capture the essence of the world around me; this can be facial expression, gestures, or movements. venue: 4
Mixed media pictures, using hand torn paper collage and acrylic paint, inspired by landscapes and images of angels.venue: 11
Chris is influenced by the Derbyshire Dales with all its beauty and dynamism have been the source of inspiration for over 20 years. Techniques include oil painting and egg tempera.
Interpretations of Derbyshire’s varied landscapes. Acrylic paint is layered & textured to convey the atmosphere, rather than specific places.
Knitted copper wire necklaceHannah Watson makes ethereal contemporary knitted textile art and jewellery, inspired by the intricate forms and patterns found in nature.
Etched Silver Pendants
Handmade sterling silver and copper jewellery decorated using various textures. Also a range of jewellery made using sterling silver cutlery. venue: 17
Work by various artists uses the media of pencil drawings, acrylics, decoupage, embroidery and flowers. venue: 26
Wabi Sabi is a group of people living with dementia who meet together to make pottery. They are lively and creative, both in their art work and their attitude towards life.
venue: 7 – Village Hall
venue: 7 – Village Hall
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