Come and Exhibit With Us

Saturday 23rd May to Monday 25th May 2020
Mentmore, Buckinghamshire LU7 0QF

Meet the Artists

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

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.
Alan’s preferred medium is pen and pencil.”

www.alanandrews.co.uk
alan@alanandrews.co.uk

Andy Bailey

Andy BaileyView Bio

Andy lives in Wing and will be exhibiting paintings, drawings and etchings.  Working chiefly from sketches and photographs, Andy’s preferred medium is watercolour and his favourite subjects are landscapes, seascapes and buildings of character.

A qualified adult education teacher, Andy has taught evening classes in landscape painting. He is happy to discuss undertaking commissions or one-to-one tuition for beginners and improvers in watercolour.

07762 174964

andybailey21@btinternet.com

Lorraine Benton

Lorraine BentonView Bio

w: www.lorraine.bentonweb.co.uk
e: lorraine@bentonweb.co.uk
Lorraine initially studied sculpture before moving on to concentrating on painting. Until recently, she has worked mainly using acrylics, and more latterly has been experimenting with oils. Lorraine is drawn to the landscape, and her work has become progressively abstract, as she is fascinated by the visual journey of expression and interpretation.

Katy Blunt

Katy BluntView Bio

It is with great relish that I bring my paintings to Mentmore again this year – my third showing here. I enjoy the variety of work here and hope that mine shines out at you! I will be at The Little Bird Told Me Gallery for the whole of June, a solo show after this, for Bucks Art Weeks in Wendover High Street, opposite Bugdens! Do come and see me, I am upstairs in the gallery.

My work is on the whole acrylic based for ease of use and transport and I like to paint Devon and the harbour at Noss Mayo, near Plymouth. The light and environment there begs to be painted and I go as often as I can. I also do watercolour and ink sketches , often in situ. I like to bring colour and happiness to my paintings.

Katy was brought up locally and went to London to study art at Central Saint Martins and the Slade. She then studied for a PGCE and taught for a while. Having worked for RTB for a number of years, and a short spate running a gallery in Burford, Katy took up painting full time. Last year she had four successful exhibitions at The Little Bird Told Me Gallery in Wendover, Mentmore Art Festival, Bucks Art Weeks at Stewkley at The Old Brick Farm with Tinei Mashaya, by kind permission of Mark and Caroline Roberts and Swanbourne Art Group in the village hall in Swanbourne. Katy also teaches art and crafts classes at The Whiteleaf Centre to disabled people. Enjoy the exhibition!

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).

Stephen Burgess

Stephen BurgessView Bio

For this years’ entry, I am showcasing three, turn of the 19th century Newlyn-style oil paintings, combining my love of portrait painting and seascapes. I have even painted myself in to one of the paintings. Building on my 2017 success, winning the NOA World Art vote with over 28000 votes from over sixty countries around the world, with my entry ”Refugee Rescue”.
P 07899903755
E stephenburgess@hotmail.co.uk

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 work in the art department.

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

Gemma Coates

Gemma CoatesView Bio

Gemma Coates (GCC Artworks) is a Fluid Artist with a newly opened studio/shop in Leighton Buzzard town centre. She works mainly with resin and ink but also incorporates various mixed media to add texture and depth to her work. She draws on nature for influences in terms of hues and composition, but does not restrict herself to one colour palette or style, preferring to continuously experiment with mediums, materials and substrates to create unique artworks that people simply wish to look at. Her aim is to bring Art to everyday life, not just for the walls, you will also find her artworks taking the form of home accessories, gifts and jewellery.
gccartworks@gmail.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

Veronique Cole

Veronique ColeView Bio

Véronique originates from Paris, France and is presently living in the United Kingdom. Her love of art started at a young age and was an important part of her university education.

Although her initial experience was with oil and acrylic, in recent years Véronique has experimented with watercolour and pencil as alternative mediums.

For Véronique, attention to detail is paramount and she will often spend many hours researching her subject before commencing the actual artwork.
www.veroniquecole.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: avrilcoles@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

Lynda Colley

Lynda ColleyView Bio

Lynda is an Award Winning self-taught artist. She loves to use the creation of her art as an emotional release with her vibrant and often highly textured art.
Water and particularly the sea have captured Lynda’s imagination for many years and she is very excited to have found a way of capturing this in her recent work with resin and the sculptural almost 3d effect of recycled glass and resin.

T: 07702 871562
W: lyndacolley.co.uk
E: lyndacolleyoriginals@gmail.com

Sarah Croucher

Sarah CroucherView Bio

Sarah grew up in Leighton Buzzard before
going on to study Theatre Design at
Nottingham Trent University. She went on to
win a place on the BBC vision costume scheme
and worked as a costume assistant on a variety
of television and film productions. More
recently she undertook several courses in
writing and illustrating children’s picture books.
sarahonanadventure@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.

Amanda Curbishley

Amanda CurbishleyView Bio

I am a contemporary artist who works in acrylics and mixed media.
I feel a connection to light, shape and colour in nature which is reflected 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. My subjects are varied but I tend towards marine art. I like to try out new techniques and to continue to develop as an artist.
I am a regular exhibitor around Buckinghamshire including at the Obsidian Gallery, Bucks Art Society Exhibitions, Bucks Open Studios, 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, at ‘Not the Royal Academy’ at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London and at The Crypt Gallery, St. Ives with members of the National Acrylic Painters Association. I held a solo art exhibition at Claydon Estate Courtyard, 2018. I have also exhibited with the Oxford Art Society and in ‘The People’s Landscape exhibition’ at Claydon House.
I have sold to private collections both home and abroad.
I am a member of National Acrylic Painters Association, Buckinghamshire Art Society 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.
W: www.curbiart.co.uk
E: curbiart@gmail.com www.facebook.com/curbiart

Mickayla Cuthbert

Mickayla CuthbertView Bio

I am a silversmith manipulating silver to produce individualistic jewellery. Echoing clean modern design in hand crafted items and specialising in, elegant statement pieces

E: mickaylac@hotmail.com

James Davey

James DaveyView Bio

James Davey is a representational oil painter, with a passion for traditional art. Working in Oils, he follows the core principles of painting, that have been used for centuries, whilst adding his own modern energy. Painting a wide variety of subject matters from Landscape to Portraiture, Narrative to Wildlife and everything in between. Lately he has focused on landscapes of the surrounding countryside of his home town of Tring, in the South-East of England. He also takes private commissions.

His work can be found at: jamesdaveyart.com
Any queries regarding artworks or commissions should be sent to: jamesdaveyart@gmail.com

Debbie Eden

Debbie EdenView Bio

Debbie is a qualified glass artist who studied glass at the renowned International Glass Centre in Stourbridge.
She now has a cottage industry creating kiln-formed glassworks and jewellery in her Leighton Buzzard home studio.

E: sales@debra-eden-studio.co.uk

Matt Ellis

Matt EllisView Bio

Matt Ellis is 46 years old and still not dead.

Whilst he has a day job, he’s also a semi professional photographer.

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

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

Tel: 07910 077 616

Email: matthew.ellis7@googlemail.com

Heather Fitz

Heather FitzView Bio

I trained as a Window Dresser in a north London Store and spent six years there before I married and came to Harpenden. I then spent the next three years window dressing in St Albans before having children.
It is only in the last few years that I have been able to devote the time needed to develop different techniques and am now happy to be painting and drawing animals & flowers. I enjoy experimenting with many different mediums, including watercolour, pastel, coloured pencils, inks and wax crayons. I have become well known for painting hares and I attribute this to my friend Richard Ansell, who will sit for hours waiting for the ‘right shot’ in the Suffolk countryside. I exhibit in many local art exhibitions around Hertfordshire and have had some my work chosen by a marketing company to reproduce as canvases and cards.

E: heatherjeanfitz@gmail.com
W: www.heatherfitz.co.uk

Jim Francis

Jim FrancisView Bio

Jim creates his unique Statues and Wall Hanging Sculptures using only the finest authentic metallic compounds including Pewter, Bronze, Copper & Brass.
Jim uses his own unique casting technique process that he has developed through many years of practical experience that reflect his passion for his work.
Using clay and resin in the origination of his works, the suspended melded metallic finish is fused to the sculpture, which is then hand polished.
Jim has been commissioned by the BBC, and has sold work into more than 25 different countries worldwide.
Being weatherproof, most of Jims wall sculptures and statues are also suitable for garden and outdoors locations.
jf222@hotmail.co.uk

Yan Yun Gao

Yan Yun GaoView Bio

I am a self taught artist who started to paint with oil in 2013, after a year self taught attending some courses to learn more different techniques and skills. I have lots passion about all kinds of art, I am trying to paint various different types of landscape, seascape, flowers, still life, portraits.

E: yanyungao1972315@gmail.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

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

Jane Harpley

Jane HarpleyView Bio

Jane Harpley has studied textile work for six years, achieving City & Guilds at diploma level in two different disciplines.

Inspired by the natural world, her work has taken her in many directions from machine embroidery through to contemporary mixed media designs. Some of her work combines watercolour and machine embroidery embellishment. Lately, she has moved into painting in acrylic, particularly enjoying the opportunities to emphasis texture.

Jane has previously exhibited and both her paintings and mixed media work have been well received.
07824448276
janeharpley@btinternet.com

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

My first year exhibiting at Mentmore Arts Festival, I am a self-taught artist who started painting in the summer of 2017 using acrylics. I primarily enjoy painting wildlife; animals, birds, and flowers and also take pet portrait commissions. Early in 2018 I started painting in oils and am expanding my efforts to landscapes and seascapes and hope to try some portraiture soon. My current aim is to reach a degree of photorealistic painting in landscapes, but I especially enjoy capturing the expressions of pets.
melanie.harvey@thecomp.net

Ken Haslar

Ken HaslarView Bio

Ken comes from a background of graphics having been in the print trade all his working life. As an artist he is mainly self taught and works mainly in acrylics with occasional forays into other mediums. Inspired by the beauty of the world around us, he has a definite leaning towards landscapes, trees and flowers as his pictures will show.

E: ken@kenhaslar.co.uk
W: www.kenhaslar.co.uk

Jim Hetterley

Jim HetterleyView Bio

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

T: 01525 375455

Ann Hoile

Ann HoileView Bio

I work with a wide variety of textiles. Some are vintage, some are modern, this creates an interesting mixture of colour and texture.

My inspiration is the fabric with which I develop a range of useful gifts. The methods I use include patchwork, quilting and machine embroidery. My sewing is then often embellished with items such as beads and handmade flowers.

By working with limited amounts of fabric my items become very individual.

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

Belinda Hunt

Belinda HuntView Bio

Having trained under Dennis Hawkins RA, Belinda studied Fine Art at Byam Shaw and has
exhibited in London and Edinburgh.
She specialises in portrait and image, in oils and charcoal.

She is currently studying sculpture under Gil Wyman at Chelsea and works in bronzed clay, producing figurative sculpture for home and garden.

Commissions undertaken. Please contact belindahunt8@gmail.com

Belinda Hunt
07951579398

Jeni Hurlock

Jeni HurlockView Bio

Jeni is a painter, printmaker and textile artist having come from an artistic family she has drawn and painted all her life. She studied Art & Design at Hertfordshire University and also studied for a Diploma in textiles with the Open University of Arts and now exhibits throughout the country and sells abroad online.

Jeni’s work shows her love of life, the world about her and about the joy of living, the people she meets and the accent is on colour and joyfulness. She is not interested in still life or materialism. As an animal love she also paints pet and child portraits – mainly for friends but sometimes for commission.

Her mantra is ‘I love life, I love nature – the world around us is full of beauty and intrigue. Nature draws a mask over the damage and atrocities that man has introduced, it has its own set of rules and all have a purpose in perpetuating existence. Man is too small to overcome nature – it is this belief that inspires me in my work.’ “

Gill Johnston

Gill JohnstonView Bio

Hi my name is Gill Johnston,
I live in Cheddington .
I took up art just under 2 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 first 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 is 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

Jean Langdon

Jean LangdonView Bio

“My interest in ceramics was early aroused by the shapes and styles of ancient clay artefacts – humans everywhere on earth discovered, quite independently, that useful articles could be fashioned from materials dug from the ground. So we inherit an enormously rich tradition from which we can draw our ideas for making objects both useful and decorative from the past.

Coil building gives me most satisfaction and enables me to explore a wide variety of shapes to interpret in whatever way i wish, and to experiment with different ways of glazing and finishing my work, hopefully to give pleasure to others.”
jean961@btinternet.com

Bert Mabane

Bert MabaneView Bio

Bert Mabane trained as an Architect and this was when he first became interested in watercolour painting. Following early retirement he has been able to return to the medium and his work has been exhibited widely in Northern Galleries as well as with The Royal Society of Marine Artists at he Mall Galleries, London.

Marion Macrae

Marion MacraeView Bio

Marion Macrae has exhibited with the Leighton Buzzard Arts Society for many years and is now the chairman. Her first love is watercolour which she finds perfect for painting landscapes and flowers. She also works in pen and wash, mixed media and silk.
She teaches privately at Heath and Reach near Leighton Buzzard.

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

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

Sarah Murrell

Sarah MurrellView Bio

Born and brought up on a farm, I naturally enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. Photography has always been a part of my life, whether on my travels or family get togethers.
I enjoy a diverse range of subjects including a passion for trees, Landscapes,Macro and using Abstract and Minimalistic techniques.
Hope you enjoy my work

T – 07505593596
E – sarah@thistlebrookfarm.co.uk
W – sarahmurrellphotography.co.uk

Kate Nathan

Kate NathanView Bio

Katie Nathan is a local artist living in a Buckinghamshire Village. She has a passion for painting in acrylics, oils and watercolours and prefers working on canvas.
Katie is inspired by the natural world, particularly nature, animals, water and the sea. Recently, Katie has begun painting animals; what started with a giraffe and a zebra turned into a full-scale project going on to paint many different animals, both domestic and wild. Katie sells her paintings and photographs locally in Tring and Wendover and through her website. She also takes commissions for pet and animal portraits.
Tel :07581088195
katiecornet.com
kkkk8tie@yahoo.com
Instagram- #katiecornetartandphotography

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.johnnyjohnstoneart.com
FB: Jay Nolan-Latchford Artist

Stella Parslow

Stella ParslowView Bio

Stella is a self taught artist who started painting with Enamel on Ivorine ( imitation Ivory) and Eggshells.
Her first exhibitions were The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (Miniatures Section) and the Medici Gallery, London. From these beginnings she has experimented extensively with techniques of watercolour and gouache, creating a unique collection of detailed fine work which has been widely published.

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

Catherine Peddel

Catherine PeddelView Bio

I love creating textile art which has special significance to me and my past. I first embarked on this medium some years ago when I gave my sister a special housewarming present.

I dyed old linen sheets that belonged to our Grandmother inspiration for the piece came from our father’s garden.

I loved making this and so the ideas have continued and evolved. I use a variety of printing techniques to create the background. Following this the fabric is then carefully selected and cut into the shapes I create, usually from nature. Then using multi-coloured threads, these are machine stitched into place.

I now exhibit and sell my work in a number of UK galleries

cpeddel@hotmail.com

www.catherinepeddel.com

 

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

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 commissions.

T: 07952 291340
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

Natasha Pitts

Natasha PittsView Bio

I am a self taught artist with a background in portraiture. When I am not
working on portrait commissions I enjoy creating paintings inspired by my
surroundings. Common themes are British wildlife and flowers.
My favoured media are coloured pencil and acrylic paint. In my coloured pencil
artwork I enjoy depicting very detailed and realistic images inspired by the
nature I see on walks with my dog. My paintings tend to be more insightful and
often combine both brush and palette knife work giving them a feeling of more
depth.
I have exhibited locally both at The Workhouse Dunstable and with Artist
Network Bedfordshire.
Website: www.natashapittsart.uk
Email: natashapittsart@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 07799 148207

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

Nathalie Pymm

Nathalie PymmView Bio

Nathalie Pymm Artist & Printmaker www.nathaliepymm.com
07747 691483
Nathalie is an artist and printmaker working full time in her garden studio in Amersham, Buckinghamshire.Her paintings and print work are inspired by Port Isaac, in Cornwall, her travels, architecture, her pets, objects as well as anything with bright colours. Nathalie is a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society, The Visual Arts Group and Beechwood Artists. She takes part each summer in Bucks Art Weeks where visitors can come and see her working and all of her artwork which will be available to buy.Nathalie has exhibited throughout Buckinghamshire as well as at the Mall Galleries as part of the Society of Women’s exhibition and also the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. She has sold work to buyers from the UK, Europe and also America.

Mike Ralphs

Mike RalphsView Bio

Film has always been my first love, when digital started I quickly embraced the new technology. As a professional photographer being able to see immediately the results of a photo shoot was a big leap forward.

 

Digital photography is now the norm. With cameras and smart phones technically advancing everyday, numerous editing software apps to quickly edit and alter images, has for me taken away some of the magic of photography.

 

I am old fashioned. I like to be in control, doing the work in the field or the studio, taking the time to compose the image, the exposure, focus and depth of field, being involved with the subject.

 

I print and frame my work on different mediums,

using acrylic panels, aluminium panels, canvas, glass ,

as well as laminating and mounting on MDF  and foam board.

www.mikeralphs.co.uk  07922 521049  mike@mikeralphs.co.uk

www.mikeralphs.co.uk

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

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

Jane Sleator

Jane SleatorView Bio

Jane Sleator
www.janesleatorceramics.co.uk

Intricate patterns and hidden detail in nature play a major role in my work, together with a love of throwing as a means of making.

My Earthenware vessels are hand thrown on the wheel and shaped to produce unique, naturally flowing forms, which combine elegance and functionality. The work illustrates interesting contrasts between rough and smooth, natural and
man-made.

Each piece is individually textured using lino print designs and coloured slips

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 self-taught, London-based, watercolour painter. She started watercolour painting at a very young age but have stopped painting for more than ten years until she realised that its her true calling. It used to be a mere hobby but, through the inspiration of her husband, Daniel, she has made it her career and have since, consistently shared, her love and passion for the arts through her works.
Her works are reflections of reality such as portraits, landscapes, aircrafts and other objects we see in day to day life-images created by the intertwining of colours, harnessing the power of water to give life to images.

She’s a visionary artist who imparts her thoughts and insights throughher art. She also shares her experience in the arts with others by teaching watercolour painting at her local community centre where she encourages freedom, courage, love and community through watercolour painting. These Saturday art workshops run twice a day from 3:30 t0 5:00pm and 5:30 to 7:00pm and is called “Art from the Heart” and everyone is welcome.

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.
“Esperanza Walsh is a self-taught, London-based, watercolour painter. She started watercolour painting at a very young age but have stopped painting for more than ten years until she realised that its her true calling. It used to be a mere hobby but, through the inspiration of her husband, Daniel, she has made it her career and have since, consistently shared, her love and passion for the arts through her works.
Her works are reflections of reality such as portraits, landscapes, aircrafts and other objects we see in day to day life-images created by the intertwining of colours, harnessing the power of water to give life to images.

She’s a visionary artist who imparts her thoughts and insights throughher art. She also shares her experience in the arts with others by teaching watercolour painting at her local community centre where she encourages freedom, courage, love and community through watercolour painting. These Saturday art workshops run twice a day from 3:30 t0 5:00pm and 5:30 to 7:00pm and is called “Art from the Heart” and everyone is welcome.

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.

daniel@the-artist-esperanza.com

Richard Wheeler

Richard WheelerView Bio

Richard is an historian by training. He has long been interested in art. His boyhood upbringing on the south coast and lifelong love of the sea are reflected in his artistic expression. His paintings are mainly seascapes and landscapes in a semi-abstract, impressionistic genre. The relationship between art and poetry, especially of the sea, is reflected in his painting. He paints mainly with a palette knife in oil and acrylic in his studio and en plein-air.
rggw@waitrose.com

Denise Williams

Denise WilliamsView Bio

I am a glass designer and maker working in ceramics and glass, offering an extensive range of beautiful vibrant glass. This is comprised of bowls, vases and handmade jewellery. This range is combined with my latest collection of porcelain tableware. Many of my pieces reflect the love of colour and texture, some of which can transform spaces according to the change of light. They are created to excite the viewer with colourful, vibrant and striking hues. All of my pieces are made using beautiful high quality materials.

T: 07952921577