Come and Exhibit With Us

Saturday 27th May to Monday 29th May 2023
Mentmore, Buckinghamshire LU7 0QF

Meet the Artists

Please take a look at the artists that will be exhibiting in the Church and Village Hall

Anna Aitchison

Anna AitchisonView Bio

My current work is a constant exploration for describing the energy and flow I feel when I am connected to the divine. Largely abstract in nature , I like to explore with a broad range of materials and to experiment with line, shape, colour and form.
The fluidity I find and feel when experimenting with media and materials feels organic and is about intuitive processes rather than a focus on the outcome. I love the spontaneity and freedom this creativity gives me, the immediacy and the joy.
I produce original, uplifting artwork that imbues an energetic imprint.

Email annalouiseaitchison@gmail.com

Alan Andrews

Alan AndrewsView Bio

Alan lives in Wing and has a passion for drawing architectural studies of buildings along with other works inspired by surrealism and nature.
Alan’s preferred medium is pen and pencil.”

www.alanandrews.co.uk
alanandrews1@gmail.com

Katy Blunt

Katy BluntView Bio

Katy has painted all her life and studied Theatre Design at St Martins and an Ma at The Slade University College, London. She then did a PGCE in Secondary Art at Roehampton Institute and taught for a while. Having been brought up in Bucks Katy returned home to live in Winslow, a town she is very fond of. Katy continues to paint every Tuesday at The Queens Park Centre in Aylesbury with a group of professional artists and exhibits locally. Her work is collected in Devon, London and locally. Her most recent exhibition was at Obsidian Art in September and at Aylesbury High School Christmas Show. Katy exhibited at Wendover for Bucks Art Weeks in June where she was at The Little Bird Told Me Gallery, which went very well. Katy also exhibits at Mentmore regularly. Her paintings are mostly of scenes from Devon and are colourful and jovial with a graceful originality that springs from her love of colour and the environment around her.

Please contact me on

katyblunt@icloud.com

01296 711151

Wendy Bird

Wendy BirdView Bio

Wendy Diana Bird 00447765452586
bird.wendy@btinternet.com
https://www.saatchiart.com/wendybird
https://www.instagram.com/wendy_arty/
My work is about being part of the natural world. I am fascinated by rocks and prehistoric art. I would like to be an owl or a fox for one night.
Nature sculpts the world through movement. Trees grow slowly, water runs fast. Each leaf, cloud, dragonfly’s wing… is unique. Light permeates the invisible air. Mind dissolves into the object – there is no separation.
Wendy studied Fine Art and Printmaking in England and Spain.
• I was at Amersham College of Art where I was taught painting by Sir Romeo di Girolamo RA and Lithography by Henry Trivick RA, (who also taught Stanley Spencer).

Tony Bowler

Tony BowlerView Bio

My introduction to pottery, along with many others in the 1970’s, was through school but as I approached retirement I rekindled my interest in clay by enrolling on evening classes. Once retired I attended daytime classes to develop my skills further, but an inspirational masterclass with Ashraf Hanna at the Clay College in Stoke-on-Trent led me to concentrate on hand-built ceramics.

My current work is hand formed allowing an intuitive exploration of form and texture and then finished using a simple colour palette.
bowleraj@outlook.com

Emma Bracken

Emma BrackenView Bio

I studied textile design at university, afterwards producing printed fabrics and paintings on silk. After a career break, (having children) I started up my own mural business. I have recently discovered a love for coloured pencil work and now this is my overall favourite medium. I find that if I have an emotional connection to the subject matter, I get more involved, work more in depth and produce lots of detail. My preferred subject matter are pets and wildlife, often contacting talented photographers asking to use their pictures. Commissions welcome.

T: 01296 680472
E: emmabrackenartist@gmail.com
F: https://m.facebook.com/emmabrackenartist/

Dorienne Carmel

Dorienne CarmelView Bio

Dorienne Carmel lives and works in Elstree Hertfordshire ; her way of working does not follow trends and fashions. Her professional qualifications are seen in her artistic inspiration.

Dorienne
Www.artdorgallery.co.uk
doriennejc@gmail.com

Mary Casserley

Mary CasserleyView Bio

My work revisits a classic era of 1930’s Railway poster design. Painted in gouache, my style has been influenced by the artists who were famous for creating the pre-war advertising posters. I particularly admire the work of

Norman Wilkinson, who I have recently discovered was an old boy of Berkhamsted School – where I worked in the art dept for 20 years.

E: mary_casserley@yahoo.co.uk
W: www.marycasserley.com

Sue Cosby

Sue CosbyView Bio

Hi, I’ve been painting now for about 20 years, I’m very passionate about my paintings and all the other crafts I do. This is my ninth time at Mentmore, I’ve had very little formal training, but have decided to make my own path into Arts and craft. Hope you enjoy my work.
sue.cosby@btinternet.com

Avril Stanley-Coles

Avril Stanley-ColesView Bio

Avril has studied Chinese art for several years and enjoys creating pictures using her knowledge of Chinese painting to convey her love of nature, expressing her ideas in delicate brush strokes and techniques reflected in thousands of years of Chinese culture.
Avril lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, who is a photographer.

E: charlescoles@btinternet.com

Charles Stanley-Coles

Charles Stanley-ColesView Bio

Time is mostly taken up with running a small family business publishing fine art greeting cards but whenever possible my interest and love of photography, a lifelong passion, comes first.

E:charlescoles@btinternet.com

Emily Crothers

Emily CrothersView Bio

I am a 17 year old local artist studying art at A Level at Berkhamsted Sixth Form. I mainly work in watercolours, oils, acrylics, inks and charcoal as well as exploring interesting textures. I like to create pieces with loose, bold mark making, highly contrasting tonal values and brightly coloured paint. I love to draw and paint a wide range of subjects including animals, portraiture, still life and landscapes and I recently began to experiment with ceramics, abstraction and distortion.
emilycrothers1@gmail.com

Debbie Crooks

Debbie CrooksView Bio

I find inspiration through walking and cycling in the Chiltern Hills for my landscape paintings. The intensity of light, colour and form through the changing of the seasons is of particular interest. Using photographs and sketching out in the field as a starting point, I develop my ideas using a variety of techniques and am at the moment focusing on using the medium of acrylic inks. Contemporary landscape painters such as, Margo Maeckelberghe and Kurt Jackson, have been an influence with their freedom of expression.
debbiecrooks.dc@gmail.com
debbiecrooks.co.uk

Amanda Curbishley

Amanda CurbishleyView Bio

Amanda Curbishley NAPA

I am a contemporary artist who works in acrylics and mixed media.
I am fascinated by the effects of light, by texture and natural forms, by shape and colour in nature. I like the effects of weather and age on natural or manmade surfaces. I try to reflect these in my work. I love the versatility of acrylic and by using acrylic and mixed media I try to incorporate bright colours and textures into my paintings, which lean toward the semi abstract.
I am a regular exhibitor throughout Buckinghamshire including at the Bucks Art Society Exhibitions, Mentmore Arts Festival, Bucks Art Weeks, Obsidian Gallery, Bucks County Museum and various art festivals.
I have exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye exhibition, both at the Mall Galleries in central London and at ‘Not the Royal Academy’ at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London. At The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives and The John Rank Gallery, Chichester I have exhibited with members of the National Acrylic Painters Association. I held solo art exhibitions at Claydon Estate Courtyard, 2018, and at the Three Hares Gallery in the Cowper and Newton Museum 2021. I have also exhibited with the Oxford Art Society and in ‘The People’s Landscape exhibition’ at Claydon House. I have had a tutorial published in ‘Paint’ magazine issued by the SAA.
I have sold to private collections both home and abroad.
I am an elected member of the Buckinghamshire Art Society, the Oxford Art Society, the National Acrylic Painters Association and member of the Visual Images Group. I teach a drawing and painting class at the Queens Park Arts Centre and guest tutor at other local groups.
To see more of my work, have a look at my website: www.curbiart.co.uk
www.facebook.com/curbiart www.instagram.com/curbiart_amanda

James Davey

James DaveyView Bio

Returning to Mentmore Arts Festival 2022, classically trained local artist,
James Davey is bringing with him the world of the traditional oil landscape.
A series of large oil landscapes will be on display.
All from his own reference, ranging from rural Hertfordshire and the Ashridge estate,
to the other side of the planet at the blue mountains of New South Wales
and the beautiful Sydney coastline.
Both Originals & Prints will be on display and for sale.

jamesdaveyart.com
jamesdaveyart@gmail.com

David Eaton

David EatonView Bio

David Eaton
After a long career as an illustrator and lecturer, I am starting to develop my own work. I like to create images based on places I have visited and events in the natural world. I am also interested in drawing the human figure, exploring various techniques to depict the human form.
David Eaton
eaton.david@hotmail.co.uk

Matt Ellis

Matt EllisView Bio

Matt Ellis is over 50 and still not dead. Some people find this rather irritating.

Whilst he has a day job, he’s also a semi professional photographer and member of the Royal Photographic Society.

Though wildlife is his preference, garden plants don’t run away quite so often as cute furry animals!

Being a big kid, he also likes photographing cars, which tend to complain less than people and almost never ask for money.

He lives with his long-suffering wildlife artist fiancée, Alison Perkins, who is also at Mentmore this year.

And he takes commissions, details of which are on his website.

Tel: 07910 077 616

Email: info@mattellisphotography.net

Website: www.mattellisphotography.net

Stephanie Fisher

Stephanie FisherView Bio

I completed a degree in Illustration many years ago, although I didn’t pursue a career in art at the time. Since becoming a mother 6 years ago, I have focused on building my career around my art, doing what I love. I have also been teaching art classes for the last year.
I work mainly in acrylics but I also like to try different mediums to experiment with and develop my style. I do not have a favourite subject as such, although I find a lot of my inspiration comes from animals and wildlife.
My painting style is quite bold – I love colour! Over the years my style has become more abstract and expressive. I use a palette knife to create the backgrounds, whilst keeping some detail on the subject.
I also enjoy graphite pencil drawing, where I tend to focus on rather more detail than I would with a painting.
s.lou.fisher@gmail.com

Yan Yun Gao

Yan Yun GaoView Bio

I am a self taught artist who started to paint with oil in 2013, having spent a year attending courses to learn different techniques and skills. I am passionate about all kinds of art and enjoy painting various different types of landscape, seascape, flowers, still life, and portraits.

E:yanyungao1972315@gmail.com

Catherine Golds

Catherine GoldsView Bio

I am inspired by nature and the endless possibilities of forging, texturing and manipulating sterling silver. I really love the variety and colour of precious and semi precious gemstones and I sometimes combine their beauty into my designs.

I use traditional silversmithing techniques and each piece is a labour of love and unique as they are hand-crafted. I strive to create beautiful, affordable jewellery that can be worn every day and statement pieces for that special occasion. I work from my studio in Buckinghamshire.
catherine.golds@live.com

Alexander James Gordon

Alexander James GordonView Bio

Alexander James Gordon’s paintings are inspired by the colour and light found in everyday travels. Drawing influence from the sky and imagining the possibility of colour to be used within his artwork. He will find colours from small marks on objects, especially if they are worn or are slightly damaged and play with these images and thoughts to create his next piece of work.

As an artist who is inspired by the ever changing sky and its influence on the colour in the world, he is very excited by the change of light which takes place in a very short period of time and the early rises of colour within the day.

Alexander works in oil paint with a palette knife to leave a visible mark on the canvas, this creates a texture to his work which adds a subtle layering to the piece. He is particularly fond of the marks made towards the end of the piece as he reveals the layers of paint beneath.

T- 07788920293
W- alexanderjamesgordon.co.uk
E- ajgartwork@gmail.com

Eddie Gosney

Eddie GosneyView Bio

After a career in advertising, Eddie has returned to his first love of photography which he studied as part of his graphics course at college. He has been concentrating on developing a portfolio of limited edition photographic prints of his work over several years.
T: 01296 615746/07803 721963
E: eddiegosney@btinternet.com

Tania Groombridge

Tania GroombridgeView Bio

I design a bespoke range of fashion and homeware items. This includes hand dyed silk scarves, ties and bow ties. I also make a range of felted items, such as purses, brooches, cards and a mixture of animals and characters. Alongside this there are examples of knitted and crochet fashion ware and decorations. All of my creations are handmade individual items using a wide range of materials and techniques that are suited to the piece.

E: tnormandesignss@hotmail.co.uk
W: www.tnormandesigns.co.uk

Michael Hartley

Michael HartleyView Bio

I was born in Tring where I still live. I like going out with my camera and taking photos of landscapes and then paint them I enjoyed art as a teen many years ago . And after retiring found I wanted to get back into it. So I spend a lot of time painting and learning different ways to approach the way I paint . I do most subjects. Landscapes, portraits, I use oils, acrylics, and I have just started trying watercolours. i.mpress@yahoo.co.uk

Melanie Harvey

Melanie HarveyView Bio

I am originally self-taught, and started painting in 2017.

After years of wanting to paint, I didn’t even know if I could. I was a little scared to try.

Art classes at school were a very long time ago, though I loved to draw as a child. I believe now, I had been afraid of failure. Since then one of my pieces won an award at the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition in 2019, and my work has appeared in Vogue, World of Interiors and Abode2.

My uncle was an artist, selling many intricate and beautiful paintings in watercolour of scenes, mostly around Kent. My mother is creative too, as was my grandfather. Painting and art should be in my blood.

I picked up a brush and some acrylic paint in August 2017, and, with kind and generous words from a successful local artist, I was encouraged and felt I could achieve something.

Following the work of Michael James Smith and studying his techniques, I now work primarily in oils. My portfolio has expanded, encompassing subjects from still life to landscapes and waterscapes, whilst still enjoying portraiture of people, animals and pets.

I love animals, birds, captivating mediaeval villages, sweeping landscapes, and the changing seasons.

Painting simply because I enjoy it, and relishing new challenges, I now paint more instinctively as my personal style emerges.

I am inspired by many things. Nature and travel, by childhood memories of beach holidays, and how humans have interacted with their surroundings over the centuries. Appreciation and recognition of our wonderful world, nature’s perfect imperfection, tone and texture, and the power play of light.

www.mh-gallery.art

enquiries@mh-gallery.art

melanie.harvey@thecomp.net

Jim Hetterley

Jim HetterleyView Bio

A retired art teacher, who paints mainly in acrylics and usually of local scenes and landscapes.

T: 01525 375455

Hannah Heys

Hannah HeysView Bio

Hannah Heys is a Textiles Artist with a keen eye for colour and a passion for contemporary Textiles.

Hannah creates hand tufted, punch needle and latch hooked wall hangings, rugs and cushions in her Cheddington studio. With a love for experimenting with texture, colour and composition, Hannah creates bold and contemporary designs, giving traditional Textile techniques a modern twist and luxurious handcrafted finish.

Hannah weaves sustainable practices in to all her pieces, from sourcing reclaimed yarns where suitable, British Wool where possible, off cuts from previous projects where practical and ensuring that each piece is made with longevity at the core.

W – hannahheys.com

E – studio@hannahheys.com

Ann Hoile

Ann HoileView Bio

I work with a wide variety of textiles both vintage and modern to create an interesting mixture of colour and texture. Inspiration for my work comes from the fabric from which I develop into a range of useful gifts. My main focus is bags of all shapes and sizes. I include patchwork, quilting and machine embroidery to enhance the fabrics and embellish, if needed, with beads, button and handmade flowers. Mostly items are individual works of art.

T: 01525 379921
E:annandjohn@hoile.plus.com

Jenny Hoole

Jenny HooleView Bio

As an award winning commercial designer in the fashion industry Jenny brings a sensitivity to the glass making process… Her inspiration is drawn from her fascination with colour, pattern and texture.
Each piece of glass jewellery is created by Jenny to be elegant, simple and contemporary.
The decor pieces are a modern statement for the home expressing pattern and form in functional vessels.
Each new glass piece is carefully tailored to ensure it is true to the original idea
Modern…..Timeless…..Individual…..
www.jhsglass.com
E: jenny.jhsglass@gmail.com

Susan Horler

Susan HorlerView Bio

CloakedInClay
A Buckinghamshire UK artist creating handmade ceramics, using sculptural, throwing, and slip-casting techniques and a variety of different glazing treatments and decorative styles, including the use of precious metals. In addition, creating individual fused glass art pieces with a variety of inclusions and artistic elements, as a result of wider interest and experience in stained glass and glass engraving.
www.cloakedinclay.co.uk IG: @CloakedInClay srahorler@gmail.com

Belinda Hunt

Belinda HuntView Bio

Biography

Having trained under Dennis Hawkins RA, Belinda studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw, and Figurative Sculpture at the Heatherley. She is currently studying for an MA in Art Therapy at UH, and works in London as an Art Historian.
Her greatest influences include the Paris School and Bloomsbury set, for their sensual use of colour and line. She specialises in figurative and organic forms in various media in 2D and 3D.
She has exhibited in London, Edinburgh and Buckinghamshire and commissions have included murals, portraits, floral miniatures and ceramics.
Belinda is happy to accept commissions.Please contact belindahunt8@gmail.com

Belinda Hunt
07951579398

Gill Johnston

Gill JohnstonView Bio

Hi my name is Gill Johnston,
I live in Cheddington .
I took up art just under 3 years ago, encouraged by my husband David, who bought me a combination art starter set. I quickly discovered my preferred medium to be acrylics, and joined a small art group locally, which has given me much inspiration and encouragement, and given me the confidence to exhibit my work here at Mentmore, for the second time.
I hope you like my work.
G.Jo Art
E: gillybean59@gmail.com

Rhodri Jones

Rhodri JonesView Bio

Rhodri was born in the Seychelles and educated in London where he now lives and works. He is a retired design engineer. He is self taught and started painting at an early age, making copies of the Renaissance, Impressionist, Post-Impressionists and French artists. He belongs to various art societies which keeps him in touch with other artists and provide opportunities to exhibit his works. He works in watercolour, acrylic and pastel.

https://www.facebook.com/rhodrijonesart

Sharon Korek

Sharon KorekView Bio

Sharon set up her own studio in Hitchin in 2014. Her work uses fused and cast glass techniques and includes both decorative and functional pieces. Her work is inspired by nature and the awesome power of the sea.

E: blossomglassworks@gmail.com

Doretta Matthews

Doretta MatthewsView Bio

Doretta comes from a family of artists and has trained in fine art in South Africa. She has travelled widely, and her powerful, atmospheric oil paintings reflect this. She now lives and works in Wendover

doretta@hotmail.co.uk
Phone 01296 622046
Mobile 07855 454684

Martin J McCormack

Martin J McCormackView Bio

Martin J McCormack

Martin is both a creative artist and photographer. He has worked as a Creative digital artist for some of London’s top agencies,

he creates art in Oil, Watercolour and Acrylics.

E: martin.j.mccormack@btopenworld.com

T: 07703 158944

Marion and Stuart Macrae

Marion and Stuart MacraeView Bio

Marion Macrae studied Art Education at Leeds and has taught art in schools and more recently in Adult Education. She now runs her own watercolour landscape classes at Heath and Reach. She also works in pen and wash, mixed media and silk.Her favourite, however, is watercolour flower painting. She has exhibited locally for many years and was chair of Leighton Buzzard art Society.

Stuart Macrae learnt drawing starting with cartoons and then represented his school with a pen and wash aged 12.The drawing was used extensively in his career as a Physics teacher and later in business presentations. He has attended various art course since retiring (including Marion’s) and sells work at local pubs and exhibitions. He works in watercolour, oil and acrylic, but his favourite is pen and wash.

sgmacrae@btinternet.com

Jenny Molloy

Jenny MolloyView Bio

I have been a local amateur artist for past 20 years, specialising in poultry, animals and general wildlife. I use watercolour paints and pastels . This is mainly a hobby but I am happy to take commissions too.
Thanks. Jenny

T: 01525 375893
E: jenny@bramblecottage.co.uk

Louisa Moran

Louisa MoranView Bio

I am a nature inspired artist and author, I love to take beautiful images and make them available for people to help them appreciate nature and the rush of good feeling when looking at a beautiful picture and hopefully inspire them to spend more time in nature.

I product The British Gardeners’ Diaries each year and provide a monthly blog on nature and gardening you can find on my website: naturnotes20.com
Louisa

07479 232488
inspire@Nature_Notes20

http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Naturenotes20

William Morello

William MorelloView Bio

William Morello is a self-taught landscape artist, working exclusively in the medium of watercolour. His paintings catalogue local scenes from the home counties and are concerned with story telling and capturing the transformative quality of light on everyday subjects.

Instagram: wrjmorello
Email: williammorello@googlemail.com

John Morris

John MorrisView Bio

John studied art at St Paul’s College, Cheltenham. After teaching for five years, John lived and worked in Hong Kong. Works were produced in watercolour, gouache and collage. Further travel has resulted in paintings from Europe, Middle and Far East, North America, Australia and Scandinavia as well, of course, as those of local interest in the UK. John’s work encompasses a wide range of subjects: street scenes, buildings, portraits of animals and children, woodlands and landscapes.

T: 01525 714995

Katie Nathan

Katie NathanView Bio

Katie Nathan is a local artist, passionate about painting wildlife, landscapes and sunsets. Mounted and canvas prints can be ordered, and her work is also currently printed on homeware such as cushions and mugs.

She sells her work in Picture Box, Tring and her cards in Fancy That,Tring, as well as through her website katieartist.com and her Instagram page @kkkkatieartist.

Caroline Newland-Smith

Caroline Newland-SmithView Bio

Caroline has turned to ceramics following a long career as a conservation architect and now works from her home studio in Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, crafting pieces with crisp forms that often have architectural inspiration. Her work tends to start with multiple wheel thrown sections, which are then combined and altered to make more articulated complex pieces. She likes everything to have at least notional usability and always enjoys hearing how her pots fund uses in their final homes.

Caroline’s pots are made in grogged stoneware or fine porcelain, decorated with slips, underglazes and oxides before being dipped in their final glaze. If you would like any more information or to commission a piece, please do get in touch.

email: Caroline@urbanomics.co.uk
web: http://thewinslowgroup.co.uk/
web: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/NewlandCeramics

Jay Nolan-Latchford

Jay Nolan-LatchfordView Bio

Jay studied illustration and design at Brighton and has been a professional artist for 30 years. Her work has been used for textiles, fashion, interiors, greetings cards and magazines. Returning to her first love of affordable, decorative art her large, bright, mixed media pieces now hang in homes and commercial spaces across the UK as well as Boston, Melbourne, New York and Beijing.
T: 07891 986817
E:jaynolanlatchford@yahoo.co.uk
www.jnl-art.com
FB: Jay Nolan-Latchford Artist

Stella Parslow

Stella ParslowView Bio

Stella Parslow is launching a range of new work, originals, prints, limited editions finished with high resin gloss and hand painted frames

T: 01908 648697
E: paint@stellaparslow.co.uk
W: www.stellaparslow.co.uk

Graham Pellow

Graham PellowView Bio

Graham Pellow has had a passion for drawing and painting since childhood, particularly watercolour landscapes. He works in most mediums, since all have their own strengths and weaknesses. More recently he has worked extensively in oils and mixed media.

Whilst traveling the world Graham loves to record the trips using sketch books, often in challenging locations. He now has an extensive collection, often using these sketches to work up larger paintings. These sketch books have become his prized possessions.

Creating a painting with atmosphere is always Graham’s ambition, capturing fleeting moments of light, often early in the morning or late evening.

Graham exhibited in USA for several years, completing many commissions varying from landscapes to horse racing events. He taught art privately for 15 years in his North London studio, however having recently moved to Leighton Buzzard he is exploring the rich local landscape for artistic inspiration. He is now Vice Chairman of Leighton Buzzard Art Society.

Graham demonstrates to art societies in the mediums of watercolour, oil, pastel acrylic and mixed media.
grahampellow08@gmail.com

Anja Penger-Onyett

Anja Penger-OnyettView Bio

As a ceramic artist I am largely self-taught, starting pottery as a hobby in evening classes over 30 years ago.
10 years ago, I decided to turn my hobby into a full-time profession.

My work is mostly thrown on the potters-wheel and then altered and sculpted. I like to make decorative ceramics either for display in the garden, on a balcony or on a patio or indoors. I also make functional ceramics, again thrown on the potters-wheel and altered to obtain unusual forms.

I am inspired by natural forms, flowers and seed-heads. When I make my pieces, I try to emphasize the characteristics of an instantly recognisable shape. For example, my poppy seed heads have large crowns which are even more pronounced by the vibrant colour of glass-frits in the middle.
I also get inspiration from my immediate environment for example the shape of my first ever handbag resulted in the line of handbag vases.

The use of white stoneware clay enables me to fire the pieces to high temperatures and it allows the colours of the glazes to come through.

All work is either fired in an electric kiln or under reduction conditions in a gas-fired kiln to stoneware temperatures. This makes the decorative pieces frost-proof and suitable for outdoors all year round.

I mix all my glazes from raw materials and the experimenting never stops!
I want to let the glazes tell a story inspired by nature, travel, landscape and environment: my way of painting with minerals and fire

W:www.ceramicsbuyanja.co.uk
E:anja_penger_onyett@ceramicsbuyanja.co.uk

Alison Perkins

Alison PerkinsView Bio

Alison is a self-taught wildlife and pet portrait artist from rural Bedfordshire. Working mainly in graphite and coloured pencil as it captures the natural essence of her subjects.

Alison has exhibited nationally and accepts wildlife and pet portrait commissions.

More details are on her website.

T: (07434) 672 279
E: enquiries@alisonperkinsart.com
W: www.alisonperkinsart.com

Elizabeth Piggott

Elizabeth PiggottView Bio

I have drawn, painted and created in many disciplines and attended various recreational art courses. I have a BA Hons. Graphic Design. I now have the opportunity to create for my own enjoyment and have a particular interest in silk screen printing. I am an associate member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative.
Elizabeth Piggott
elizabeth.piggott@btinternet.com

Lesley Pollock

Lesley PollockView Bio

Lesley Pollock- TagArt.
Forging, melting, milling and casting silver and gold into beautiful finished objects brings me pleasure and joy.
Nature cannot be improved upon but it is the inspiration behind ideas leading to adornments which can mimic in shape and texture natural objects like a leaf, shell or a starfish.
I do this by using a range of techniques, some ancient, including loop in loop Viking chains, fusing gold to fine silver and sculpting wax for casting in silver and gold.
lesleypollock@btconnect.com

Bev Ralphs

Bev RalphsView Bio

I moved into the lovely village of Marsworth about 5 years ago and my love for art that I discovered in my teenage years was reignited. I have not had any formal art training, but I do now attend a local art class which is tutored by a wonderful professional artist, who has helped me to develop my style.

I mainly work in watercolour, pastel, water mixable oils and graphite. My work is varied often based on the natural world and inspired by what I see, including some in abstract style. I love to play with colour enjoying being both bold and subtle.

I hope you enjoy my work.

E mail – Bev99williams@aol.com

Mike Ralphs

Mike RalphsView Bio

photographer, artist, writer and recycler.

Photography was my first love, but with the rise of smartphones to make taking photos easy and accessible.

Editing apps to make creative photos from the mundane.

The technical advances in cameras and software has for me, taken away the fun.

So now I am a creative writer, a creative artist in various media and a creative recycler, making old objects into something useful.

I have created a new persona, ‘brookesgrandad’ which is what I am.

I have launched a new website www.brookesgrandad.co.uk. where I showcase my writing, artwork and recycled stuff.

Life is fun, until technology or death takes it away from me.

email mike@brookesgrandad.co.uk

I am on facebook and instagram

Richard Roncon

Richard RonconView Bio

Richard Roncon

I am a local amateur artist previously trained as a graphic designer who has only found the time recently to concentrate on drawing and painting. Primarily a coloured pencil artist I also like to experiment in pastels and acrylics

I specialise in animal drawings but am particularly passionate about endangered species

Richardroncon@sky.com
Mobile 07751083240

Carl Russell

Carl RussellView Bio

I graduated from Chelsea School of Art with an honours degree in the late 80’s, and then, with 30 odd years’ experience in graphic design, covid happened. Like so many, I found myself with an awful lot of time on my hands, so started painting. I’m drawn to everyday street scenes from my hometown – the ‘bustling metropolis’ that is Leighton Buzzard. Scenes mundane on the surface, made extraordinary by the light. Either the piercing low sun of a contra jour, glimpsed through squinting eyes, atmospheric dusk when it’s neither day or night and everything begins to merge together, or the anonymity of a rainy snapshot nocturne.

www.carlrussellart.com | hello@carlrussellart.com | 01525 383707

Sarah Russell

Sarah RussellView Bio

Sarah uses printmaking, painting and collage to express herself. The starting point is usually the landscape around her although often ends in abstraction and mark making. Sarah participates in exhibitions locally and further afield throughout the year and delivers workshops in printmaking and abstraction.
www.sarahrussellfineart.co.uk

Eleanor Sidaway

Eleanor SidawayView Bio

I am a largely self-taught artist and over the years I have worked with a variety of media. During lockdown I found myself drawn back to working with textiles and hand stitching which I find a slow and soothing activity. I like to work with layered fabrics, sometimes translucent and sometimes on a batik background, then adding a further layer of machine and hand stitching. I love the resulting depth of colour pattern and texture. My usual subjects are flowers, landscapes and still life.
eleanor_sidaway@btinternet.com

Skevi

SkeviView Bio

Skevi is a self-taught artist working primarily with resin, inks and acrylic creating unique and colourful abstract creations and seascapes. She has exhibited across the UK and has participated in art fairs and pop-up shows in Singapore. She has worked on commissioned works for private yachts, residences and hotels around the world and has been featured in Tatler.
Her fluid contemporary works are truly iconic and are an instant feature, bringing vibrancy and character to any space. Her beautiful seascapes capture the true essence of the ocean and are often mistaken for photography.
Skevi is well travelled and spent many years living in the US and Asia where she managed a trading system for a major investment bank. She turned to art when she took time out from her career to raise her two sons. She draws inspiration from her travels along with her passion for the outdoors and the ocean.
Her works have raised money, via auction or sale, for a variety of charities such as Kick Sarcoma, Kampuchea Balopp, a non-profit organisation in Cambodia, the ATLAS Foundation, NHS Charities Together and the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust. Skevi has also helped raised funds for local clubs Tring Park Cricket Club, Tring Rugby Club and Berkhamsted Cricket Club during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Commissions welcome.
Website: www.YourAbstractArtist.com
Instagram: @SkeviYourAbstractartist
Facebook: @YourAbstractArtist
Email: Skevi@YourAbstractArtist.com

Jane Sleator

Jane SleatorView Bio

Handmade ceramics, thrown on the potter’s wheel.

Hidden details in nature play a major role in Jane’s work, together with a love of throwing as a means of making. Her work explores interesting contrasts between rough and smooth, natural and man-made, perfection and distortion. Each piece is individually decorated inspired by the texture and intricate designs found in nature.

Jane’s new contemporary earthenware range is both decorative as well as functional, adding a splash of colour to the modern home.
sleatorjtn@hotmail.co.uk
www.janesleatorceramics.co.uk

Suzy Southerton

Suzy SouthertonView Bio

Award-winning portrait artist Suzanne Southerton uses oil paint to reveal the beauty of nature in her captivating miniature series of bumblebees and flora.
After living abroad for 30 years she recently settled in Bedfordshire and has been working from her studio in Leighton Buzzard since 2021.
As a full-time professional artist Suzy finds it invaluable to take time out studying and reconnecting with nature.
“Literally everything I observe, from the flowers in the hedgerows to the honeybees collecting pollen, it will all feed back into my art-practice”.
sjsoutherton@gmail.com

Jo Stewart

Jo StewartView Bio

“Jo worked for many years in oil and watercolour, taking commissions for homes and pets. Now concentring on pastels, painting for pleasure our beautiful and inspirational landscapes.”

Jo Stewart
jo.stewart154@gmail.com

Colin Stokes

Colin StokesView Bio

Colin is a local Artist, working in Acrylics, mixed Media, Soft Pastel, Watercolour, Inks and Charcoal.

Originally from Cheshire, Colin Moved 18 months ago to Aylesbury after meeting the love of his life
Elizabeth.

Colin works full time running his business as a Bespoke Cabinetmaker. He first developed an interest in Art at the age of 11 after visiting the Louvre Art Gallery.

He has exhibited his art work in galleries and Juried Art shows both in the UK and America. Colin studied Art at Macclesfield college of Art before emigrating to America in 1997 , where he continued his studies briefly. He is predominantly self taught.

Colin is exhibiting at several venues throughout the year in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and Oxfordshire culminating in a three week Solo Exhibition at the Queens Park Art Center in Aylesbury.

His inspiration is drawn from people and places during his travels, and the Artists Hopper, Lewis, Seurat, Degas, and the French photographer Brassai

Commissions Accepted.
stokeseyart@gmail.com
www.Stokeseyart.com.com

Carol Summerfield

Carol SummerfieldView Bio

Carol studied Fine Art at Brighton College of Art and has recently left a career in the Library Service to follow her passion for painting full time.
Carol’s work is based on landscape nature and form and the abstract shapes that nature creates. Colour is a very important aspect of her painting, both the delicate and vibrant. She uses oil paint, pencil, ink and scratching with knives to explore har fascination with pathways and life’s journeys within her work.
Carol participated in Bucks Art Week and Obsidian Spring Exhibition 2019.
Commissions undertaken.
Please contact carolpatience@sky.com or 07769353722

Cathy Timbrell

Cathy TimbrellView Bio

Although trained as a scientist, I have been making jewellery for over 30 years, including enamelling silver pieces using wet inlaid vitreous enamels which ae kiln fired. I have now started to enamel on copper. In particular, high fired enamel on copper bowls and dishes and large pieces of jewellery, where the designs are built up with powdered enamels sifted onto the copper and fired in the kiln many times. I usually run the kiln at 950 o C and each firing takes only minutes. The results are unpredictable and magical as the enamels will interact with each other and the copper – but it’s very difficult to produce two the same! I am a member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild.
www.cathytimbrelljewellery.co.uk
Instagram@cathytimbrelljewellery
www.buckinghamshirecraftguild.co.uk

Alison Vincent

Alison VincentView Bio

I am a hot glass artist living and working in the UK. I came to glass in 2012 and practised as a hobby alongside my consulting career before focusing full time on glass in 2019.

I self-trained across the UK through hiring studios and the studio owner for one-to-one tuition and by attending masterclasses with some of the UK’s best glass artists.

My work is inspired by the beauty and life of oceans and wilderness.

I use glass to capture impressive details from nature.
My glass art is an ode to natural beauty and aims to raise awareness of the environment – the wilderness and the fragility of nature.

Making my work is tough – hot and heavy and extremely difficult to learn. I add additional adrenaline through quenching pieces in cold water and hammering them.
In in making my designs I need to accommodate the glass as it has a mind of its own and no two pieces are ever identical.

https://www.alisonvincentglass.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/AlisonVincentGlass

Kelly Vincent

Kelly VincentView Bio

Kelly is an abstract artist with a love for working with alcohol inks and resin. She was born in Oxford although she spent 10 years of her childhood growing up in Southern Spain. Kelly now lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two children.

After working in London as a Police Officer for 12 years, Kelly was diagnosed with PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. As a way to channel her nervous energy and boost her mood she started painting. Painting allowed her to switch off and for once in her life, be completely present in the moment. Painting has been an amazing therapy for Kelly, and it has helped her reach a place in her life where she is simply happy and exactly where she wants to be.
With a simple goal to hold on to that feeling of happiness, Kelly is now a full-time artist working from her home studio in Buckinghamshire.
M: 07487520609
E: kellyvincent@kellyvincent-art.com
W: www.kellyvincent-art.com

Jane Waller

Jane WallerView Bio

Jane trained at Hornsey Art College (BA Sculpture) and then at the Royal College of Art (MA Ceramics) and she has drawn throughout her life, concentrating chiefly on capturing movement.

One of the things she enjoys now is to attend Ballet Dress Rehearsals and draw ‘Dancers in Movement’ in the dark – the orchestra strikes up, the curtains open – and the auditorium lights go out. So she homes in on the stage, and just captures the movement the dancers make during each ballet. Often she adds colour very swiftly afterwards, but does not work on the drawings – or they stop dancing!

She is delighted to show her work at Mentmore and will bring some drawings from recent ballets.

Esperanza Walsh

Esperanza WalshView Bio

Esperanza Walsh is a visionary artist who imparts her thoughts and insights through her art. She is currently the Team Leader for Creative Ministries at St. Peter’s Church in Edgware and shares her artistic gifts with the community through art workshops and art for wellness sessions for adults, children and special needs individuals and groups.

Her artworks can be seen at www.the-artist-esperanza.com.

Among Esperanza’s celebrated works are “Picadilly Circus” featured in Average Art Magazine in August 2017, “My Countryside Paradise” based on M J Ford’s photo, ‘Along the Tissington Trail’ and “Field of Poppies” inspired by the poppy display at the Tower of London in 2014 both in SAA’s Paint magazine, September 2016 Issue.

Guantgao Zhang

Guantgao ZhangView Bio

My name is Guangtao Zhang,l am a self taught artist who started painting in 2017, using oil and acrylic.
I enjoy painting wildlife,animals,landscape and portraits.

My email: uklondon09@hotmail.com