Alison ter Haar
Fused glass decorative items, dishes and jewellery.
I enjoy the variety that can be achieved when fusing glass, and the process of undertaking something practical. Your mind is totally absorbed in what you are creating, which can be both relaxing and invigorating. Most of the items I produce are fused glass, i.e. melted in a kiln to bind them together. I make a variety of items ranging from jewellery, and small decorative dishes, to small window hangings and larger dishes.
Hand-printed table linen, scarves, lampshades and more.
I produce a range of contemporary hand-printed linen. Designs are from my drawings of our English countryside and gardens, and screen-printed onto linen, using environmentally friendly inks. The printing process is followed by curing the prints to make them fast. The range includes tablecloths, tea towels, napkins, runners, cushions and small lampshades.
Abstract paintings, textiles and mixed media.
My approach can be spontaneous, letting the figurative elements disperse into abstraction reinforces the relationship between the real and the imagined, reflecting the way I experience the world. In allowing the process of painting to develop instinctively, by combining both the deliberate and the element of chance, permitting the paintings to take on a life of their own. The synthesis of these contrasting elements, moving between abstraction and the real, together with my emotional response results in the ultimate vista.
Individually hand built farm, wild and domestic animals.
Inspired by a life long affair with the countryside and living on a farm in rural Somerset, Sally is offered ample opportunity to engage and create the characteristics of both wild and domestic animals she encounters. Hares, a once common feature of the fields and downs, are a particular favourite of hers. Her two pet Belgian Hares, Harry and Simon pose willingly for her as she sculpts directly from life.
Children’s clothes, textiles and paintings
Founder member of Bath Society of Botanical Artists, Member of Marwell International Wildlife Art Society and UK Coloured Pencil Society. Diana is on a journey of self discovery and paints from her heart as she has never had any formal training. Colour pencils are her first choice of mediums but now exploring all other mediums including textiles.
Her abstract works are vibrant, fluid and unique that evolve through interaction or rejection of mixing mediums. These dreamscape paintings depict serene or invigorating images that relax or stimulate the soul.
Textile sculptures using vegetables, copper wire and other fibres.
Textile designer - weaver - at present I am interested in sculptural forms. I am quite experimental and use vegetables, leaves, copper wire, fishing line and other fibres in my work.
Acrylic & mixed media paintings.
Karen is an artist based in High Littleton. Her work is broadly abstract, depicting landscapes and seascapes - inspired by the quality of light and energy in the natural environment. She paints predominantly in acrylic on board using a combination of palette knives, brushes and rags to capture beautiful skies in her work but is increasingly working in mixed media.
Karen runs workshops for art groups and at her studio. Commissions welcome.
Vibrant batik paintings & prints inspired by the natural world.
I produce original batik paintings inspired by the natural world. Using a fine cotton lawn fabric as the canvas I use layers of hot wax as a resist and fabric dyes to produce vibrant colourful paintings. A final dip in a dye bath produces the characteristic crackle effect.
Original batik paintings are framed, and some are produced as limited edition giclee prints and cards. Commissions welcome
Mixed media paintings with collage, also watercolours.
I am a painter based in Keynsham. Using watercolours or acrylics with collage I paint a wide range of subjects, from figures in movement to quiet but textural landscapes, I particularly enjoy painting sheds and allotments! However I do paint other subjects and have recently taken part in several courses in Sussex on painting the moving figure. Drawing had to be speedy and in my case were not at all accurate which gives them some sort of zany charm!
I offer day courses called Sketching and Painting Walks and Wanderings where small groups walk in beautiful countryside, stop every so often to look at the scene and sketch or paint.
Travels views in mixed media.
My work is drawing based and mixed media. I trained as an illustrator, and have worked as an art tutor/picture framer/portrait artist.
Nowadays, I work on travel views; architecture, coastal scenes and landscapes. I enjoy life drawing and portraiture still but don’t tend to focus on people in my pictures.
My most recent work is inspired by a trip to Venice, using ink pastels, acrylics and oil pastels.
Images of landscape, arboreal and riparian scenes.
Impressionist and abstract type work using a wide variety of media.
Photography, digital art & paintings.
Photography, digital artist and painting. Mainly I like to photograph landscapes, seascapes, reflections and flowers. I enjoy creating montages with a theme and manipulating images; I work on a number of projects at the same time.
Intricate free hand embroidery & abstract prints.
Shuya divides her time in her studio between creating abstract paintings, primarily in acrylic but utilising a wide range of techniques and multi-media, and using her sewing machine to explore patterns, shapes and structures found in the world around us through free-hand embroidery. Her inspiration comes from both Western and Eastern culture. The themes in her work vary but are rooted in her upbringing, culture and the transitions, personal and geographical, that she has experienced.
Vibrant batiks & photographs, translating the nature surrounding me and my travels in Africa.
My medium is Batik, drawing with hot wax on cloth, dyeing with vibrant colours, building tones that 'resist' wax.
My inspiration is the immediate countryside, especially the coal canal basin ponds as well as my travels.
I also photograph the seasons, giving significance to the unremarkable, through my minds eye and the lens.
I am art educator, and artist, tutoring for Bath College.
I am also exhibiting recent batik teaching while visiting Senegal and Zimbabwe.
Acrylic Landscape Artist
Landscapes expressing tranquillity, light & colour.
Colourful, vibrant, tactile and original hand built ceramics
I make hand built ceramics and some sculptural pieces, heavily influenced by my interest in the ancient world and the beauty of nature. I work with a range of different clays and use primitive hand building techniques, symbology and colour to create vibrant tactile art pieces. Often firing my work with the traditional Japanese method of Raku after falling in love with its original, unpredictable and slightly dangerous nature.
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Oil paintings and pen & ink drawings on hand-made paper
I am a self-taught artist working in Frome. I paint in oils, concentrating on nature, such as flower heads in full bloom, on large canvasses.
I also draw in pen & ink on hand-made paper depicting local old buildings and the surroundings.
The different mediums contrast with each other allowing me the experience of detailed work and the freer style of oils.
Colourful artwork & illustration combining traditional and contemporary techniques.
I’m an illustrator/artist who often combines traditional techniques - such as linocut, screen-printing, pen and ink - with software, to create bold and colourful artwork, primarily for books and magazines. Currently I’m working on my own prints and a lot of my work is based around the themes of nature and mythology.
Unusual, bright, bold surreal works inspired by the landscape and life.
Working mainly oil on canvas Caroline produces bright, bold surreal works with subtle undertones inspired by the landscape, life and her vivid imagination. Influenced by Dali, Magritte and Bosch Caroline brings her own personality to her work which has a feel for music and movement. Caroline also enjoys working in ink, pencil and watercolour and reproduces many of her unusual original pieces as prints and greetings cards, in addition to creating smaller unique works.
Fine artistic turned items in native and exotic hardwoods.
After spending 35 years teaching other to Design and Make, I recently decided that it was time to put myself to the test and develop my skills in a medium that I had little experience of, but had always been fascinated by.
Although I have designed many products over my professional life, I have never concentrated on a single style, material or concept. My woodturning style is slowly developing, with a current preference for native hardwoods, often with the use of added colour, texture, or more unusual timbers in order to add to the appearance and texture of the product.
Handmade, decorative, domestic pottery.
I make handmade, slip decorated, domestic pottery, glazed with transparent and coloured glazes. Mugs, jugs, bowls, plates, dishes, eggcups, lidded pots, vases and more are included in the range. I also make one off creations.
Commissions are welcome.
Kiln fired glass jewellery, pictures and painted glass.
At present I am interested in layering up glass before firing to create depth and sparkle. I also combine multiple kiln firings for particular effects-varying temperatures. As well as earrings and necklaces I enjoy creating pictures, typically plants or animals that are familiar to me. Additionally I scratch draw pictures into pigment on stained glass to make leaves or birds that can be decoratively hung.