Bonsall Arts Trail
Easter Weekend 4-5 April 2021

Bonsall Arts Trail is an annual curated arts trail for Derbyshire artists held in the beautiful Peak District village of Bonsall. Its inaugural event in 2020 was postponed due to the crisis, however will be back in 2021 with almost all our artists and sponsors still on board. Each one of our artists is featured weekly as Artist of the Week. There will be a limited number of spaces for new artists in 2021 so please keep looking here for more information or join our facebook group.

Artist of the Week: 
Samantha Mullarkey
Textile Artist

I am a freelance Textile artist specialising in original hand painted textiles and machine embroideries. The inspiration for my designs comes through my love of nature, and some of its most exquisite and magical creations. Although I originally studied and worked in illustration, I always had an underlying passion for textiles, fabrics and textures and enjoyed both sewing and knitting as a child.

It wasn’t however until many years later after attending a Silk Painting course at West Dean College in Chichester that my love of textiles as a medium was reignited. Since this time, I began to diversify and venture more and more into Textile Art and although my artwork still has a strong illustrative content, I now use layers of hand painted fabrics, machine embroidery and applique as well as fabric manipulation to build up my three-dimensional textile creations and original artworks.

i: instagram/samanthamullarkey
shop: some of my work is for sale at the Belper Arts Trail shop until Christmas: