Artist Preview

Bonsall Arts Trail Preview of our 57 Derbyshire Artists and Groups

Claire Allam



Inspired by nature and landscape, I produce pit fired and wood fired tactile forms in porcelain and stoneware.


venue: 18

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Sue Allanson

Awakening

I see my sculptures as a dialogue with the stone itself. Influenced by nature, mythology and Buddhism. Pieces of contemplation.

venue: 18

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Anne Alldread



Interior and fashion accessories using wet felting techniques and hand dyed shibori and slow stitch accessories and wall hangings.

venue: 19

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Richard Allen

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

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Lee Ambrose-Smith



Fragile fragments looks at our vulnerability and a way to self heal the work represents difficult times and embracing ourselves.

venue: 10

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Heather Arbon



Pictures in fabric, paint and stitch inspired by wild Derbyshire corners. Prints, stitched books, vessels, dragonflies and smaller gifts.

venue: 23

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Susan Bedford



Inspired by the natural world and travel, Susan creates original mixed media textile artworks, paintings, photographs and limited edition prints.

venue: 27

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Lor Bird

Allestree

Striking and highly original semi-abstract paintings that are rich in colour, texture and depth. 


venue: 15

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Bonsall Arts Group



Artwork in various mediums. 

 


venue: 11

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Claywirks

‘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

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Fiona Cox


Hand built ceramic animal sculptures, inspired by nature, folklore and storytelling. Each creation has a charming character and unique narrative.

venue: tba

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Sue Crossfield


Sue’s ceramics are inspired by marine life and natural forms in the landscape including seahorses, seed heads, fossils and fish.


venue: 17

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Ian Daisley



Ian’s photography captures the beauty of our landscape, showing you grand panoramas and the details within. 


venue: 1

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Ross Danby

Evolution II

Arnstrude Roche Claire Limestone .

Series of work inspired by the subtlety and delicacy of bone fragments.

venue: 15

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Fiona Drake



Framed original watercolours, oils and photographs of landscapes, flowers and birds, with a range of greeting cards. 

 venue: 13

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Ann Gibbons, The Firetree



Each piece of Firetree Jewellery is individually handmade in the Derbyshire Dales. Designed with nature in mind. 


venue: 24

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Amanda Graham



Sterling silver jewellery, highlighted by gold, enamel or precious stones. Influences include weathered textiles and industrial dereliction reclaimed by nature.

venue: 15

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Ruth Gray

School Gate Long Row

Artist, tutor conducting art demonstrations and painting workshops for Midlands art groups. Original acrylic artworks inspired by local heritage.
venue: 23

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MG Glass

Sunflower

Kiln crafted glass hand made locally by Miranda Griffiths.



venue: 13

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Claire Groves, Wirelifeart



Realistic oil paintings on canvas and wood, that capture the characters of the animal kingdom in all their glory.

 
venue: 5

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Caroline Hallett


Caroline Hallett paints Derbyshire places and people, reaching for emotional resonance and combining a momentary experience with the subject’s essence.



venue: 12

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Rachel Hathaway

Fox and Cub

I take inspiration from the Derbyshire countryside and produce colourful animal and landscape paintings from my home in Wirksworth. 

venue: 2

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Carol Hill

Harpur Hill

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.

Venue: 15

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Amanda Hughes



Amanda is a free-spirited artist who enjoys creating bold and vibrant artworks in her Off-grid, Eco-barn in historic Melbourne


venue: 6

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David Hunns



Colourful oil painting and watercolours capturing local panoramic views and rocky crags, combined with beautiful atmospheric skies.

venue: 19

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Felicity Jackson

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

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Chantal Kelly



Stained-glass artist creating both
figurative and abstract leaded panels and smaller decorative gift pieces exploiting the vibrant colours of glass.

venue: 11

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Susan Knowles



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

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Fiona Laing

Scribblings

We make hand-turned wooden pens using British native woods & garden prunings, ensuring unique quality writing instruments.

venue: 24

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Julie Leggett


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

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Zaza Lewis

Sunflowers

I create images using card-cutting techniques with textiles for colour and contrast, no paint.


venue: 2

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Karen Logan

Essex Hawthorn 

Linocut prints featuring Derbyshire stonewall and hedgerow boundaries plus watercolours of pressed flora discovered within the pages of secondhand books.

venue: 7

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Laura Marriott

Peacock

Laura creates vibrant 3D embroidered creations. Inspired by her travels, her contrasting colour combinations bring her statement jewellery to life.


venue: 24

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Zoë Marsh



Using both digital and traditional techniques , Zoë creates semi-abstract landscapes using handmade ceramic tiles, wire and recycled materials.

venue: 12

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Caroline McFarlane

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.

venue: 3

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Richard McKerron



Digital prints in two distinct styles; Stark black and white abstract introspective pieces, and vivid full-colour, semi-real landscapes.

venue: 12

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Les Mooney

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

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Clare Morgan


Inspired by transience Clare creates screen prints depicting figures that emerge from texture showing imperfection, movement, energy and strength.

venue: 3

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Samantha Mullarkey


Exclusively designed hand painted and machine embroidered textiles inspired by some of nature’s most delicate and beautiful creations.


venue: 24

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Jenny Neale



Mainly landscapes with a strong focal point. Monochrome and Colour. Emphasis on powerful compositions to engage attention.

venue: 22

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Lesley & Terry Nason


Lesley creates porcelain wall pieces, vessels and jewellery. Terry throws functional multicoloured glazed stoneware both inspired by the Derbyshire countryside.


venue: 12

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Linda Orchard

Snow Picture 2

The free brushwork in my paintings, portraying the textures in landscape, contrasts with the precise brushwork in the foreground objects.

venue: 1

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Jane Orton


A Derbyshire jeweller whose inspiration comes from textures working in silver, gold with gemstones using traditional jewellery making techniques.

venue: 9

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Sarah Parkin


Watercolour paintings of Derbyshire Dales retaining recognisable elements of the lived-in landscape in a sketchy style. Reproductions, cards and mugs


venue: 22

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Sarah Perkins Art


Modern animal art & pet portraiture using acrylics on canvas. Original artworks, prints & homewares will be available.


venue: 12

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Jannice Read

Dipper

A collection of detailed watercolour illustrations of British birds and flowers. Prints and cards of the images are also available.

venue: 12

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Janet Scott



For me, painting watercolour studies on site, not only captures the moment, it helps me to really see and remember.


venue: 12

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Kim Sharratt



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

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Stephen Smith 



I am intrigued by trying to capture the essence of the world around me; this can be facial expression, gestures, or movements. 

venue: 4

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Lindsay Steele



Mixed media pictures, using hand torn paper collage and acrylic paint, inspired by landscapes and images of angels.

venue: 11 

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Chris Tkacz

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.


venue: 15

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Mo Walton

Interpretations of Derbyshire’s varied landscapes. Acrylic paint is layered & textured to convey the atmosphere, rather than specific places.



venue: 27

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Hannah Watson

Knitted copper wire necklace

Hannah Watson makes ethereal contemporary knitted textile art and jewellery, inspired by the intricate forms and patterns found in nature.

venue: 17

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Sarah Watson Jewellery

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

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Wesleyan Chapel Art



Work by various artists uses the media of pencil drawings, acrylics, decoupage, embroidery and flowers. 


venue: 26

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Wabi Sabi Group


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

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Wabi Sabi Group








venue: 7 – Village Hall

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Wabi Sabi Group








venue: 7 – Village Hall

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Wabi Sabi Group








venue: 7 – Village Hall

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