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Artists supporting veteran mental health

The Artists

Maggi Hambling CBE

"The contemporary artist Maggi Hambling is the subject of the recent BBC documentary, Making love with the paint. Hambling's work is held in public collections throughout the UK and internationally. Following major retrospective exhibitions in China during 2019, and her last exhibition of new paintings at Marlborough Gallery, London, 2020, Hambling is currently preparing for a show in Italy later this year."

Patrick Hughes

"Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. Hughes' original painted reliefs are concerned with optical and visual illusions, the science of perception and the nature of artistic representation. He has written and collated three books on the visual and verbal rhetoric of the paradox and oxymoron. He has made a hundred editions of screenprints and is making his way towards a hundred editions of multiples. Patrick was born in Birmingham, England in October 1939. His first exhibition was in 1961 and his first reverspective, Sticking-out Room, was made in 1964. Hughes' original painted reliefs are concerned with optical and visual illusions, the science of perception and the nature of artistic representation. He has written and collated three books on the visual and verbal rhetoric of the paradox and oxymoron. He has made a hundred editions of screenprints and is making his way towards a hundred editions of multiples."

Sir Anish Kapoor CBE, RA

"Anish Kapoor was born in Mumbai in 1954 and lives and works in London. He studied sculpture at Hornsey College of Art (1973-77) followed by postgraduate studies at Chelsea School of Art, London (1977-78). He represented Britain at the 44th Venice Biennale (1990), for which he was awarded the Premio Duemila and won the Turner Prize in 1991. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice, Italy, 2022 and Modern Art Oxford, UK in 2021. Recent solo exhibitions include: Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK (2020), 'HOWL', Rotunda, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany (2020); CAFA Art Museum / Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing (2019); CorpArtes, Santiago (2019); Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemorânea, Porto (2018); Parque de la Memoria, Buenos Aires (2017); Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Rome (2016); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City (2016); Château de Versailles, France (2015). Permanent commissions include Cloud Gate (2004) in Millennium Park in Chicago; Orbit (2012), Queen Elizabeth Park, London and Ark Nova (2013), the world's first inflatable mobile concert hall, Japan. Image of Sir Anish Kapoor - credit, Jillian Eddlestein"

David Tremlett

"David Tremlett’s artistic practice, developed after his formal training at Falmouth School of Art, Birmingham College of Art and the Royal College of Art, is characterised by a critical examination of what sculpture and indeed art could be; an interest in the creative process of making, rather than focusing on a final result. Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1992, Tremlett refers to his work as objects, flat sculpture, rather than images which, for him, imply illusion. His compositions typically consist of abstract forms, abstract arrangements of arcs, circles, trapezoids, text and line – formal constructs which emanate a joy of colour."

Hayden Kays

"Hayden Kays has been widely acclaimed as one of the most vital and provocative artists of his generation, producing work that both celebrates and critiques the all-pervasive 'culture industry'. Kays's work is characterised by bold imagery, acerbic wordplay, accomplished craftsmanship and deadpan humour."

Martin 'Spike' Dunkin

"Martin Dunkin aka Spike - I am an ex Royal Navy veteran who served in the Falklands war in 1982.After struggling for a number of years with my mental health I felt I could not enjoy my life any longer and decided to seek help and was lucky to be put in touch with Combat Stress. During my first visit I was introduced to art and encouraged to paint. I assured the staff that I couldn't draw or paint. The highest mark I got for art at school was E. However with encouragement I found that I could paint. As I continued with treatment for PTSD my paintings improved and as My art improved my PTSD became more manageable. Art has given me a confidence that was lacking for so many years and enables me to escape from my harmful thoughts."

Joanna Lumley OBE

"Joanna Lumley OBE is an English actress, former model, author and activist. She is the recipient of three BAFTAS Awards, a Tony Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, the Special Recognition Award at the 2017 National Television Awards and the BAFTA Fellowship Award for her work on screen and stage. In her many stage appearances she has worked with Harold Pinter, Alan Ayckbourn, Trevor Nunn and Jonathan Miller. She played the legendary character Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous until 2012 and stepped back into the role in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016. Her other TV credits include The New Avengers, Sapphire and Steel, Coronation Street and thirteen travel documentaries; on film, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Shirley Valentine, James and the Giant Peach, Ella Enchanted, Corpse Bride and The Wolf of Wall Street among many others. Lumley is also an advocate and human rights activist for more than seventy charities, and is known as 'daughter of Nepal' for her continuing work with the Gurkhas."

Anna Mac

"Anna Mac is a British Contemporary Artist currently based in Suffolk. Heavily inspired by colour and how colour converses with not only other colours but also the viewer. Anna explores simple lines and shapes in her surroundings, breaking down the detail into blocks of colour. She describes her work like a game of building and taking away, the smallest edition of a shape or use of colour can transform the painting. The evolution of each painting can come quickly if each move fits with the next, and some can be a complex journey of changes and wrong moves. Either way, a piece builds and builds until everything 'fits'."

Mark Titchner

"Mark Titchner's work involves an exploration of the tensions between the different belief systems that inform our society, be they religious, scientific or political. Focusing on an exploration of words and language, in recent years much of his production has been based in the public realm both in the UK and internationally. These public works have often been created from extended group activities, working particularly with young people and in mental health settings. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2006, participated in the Venice Biennale in 2007 and was Artist in Residence at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto in 2012. In 2018 he completed a major new permanent public work, 'Me, Here Now' which is installed at London Bridge Station. His work is held in many public collections including Tate, Arts Council, Government Art Collection, British Council, South London Gallery, Guildhall Art Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. During the early stages of Lockdown he produced the project 'Please believe these days will pass'. Poster and billboard versions of this artwork appeared in hundreds of sites in cities around the UK."

Russell Tovey

"With an extensive background in film, television and theatre, award winning actor Russell Tovey can recently be seen as a leading role in ITV/HULU drama series The Sister, from Luther creator Neil Cross. He was nominated for a 2020 Critic's Choice Award for best supporting actor for his role in the critically acclaimed BBC/HBO Drama series Years and Years written by Russell T. Davies alongside Emma Thompson and Jessica Hynes. Russell can also be seen in Bill Condon's The Good Liar for Warner Bros. opposite Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, as well as starring in ITV/PBS MASTERPIECE drama series Flesh and Blood. He has recently completed filming on Sony's Screen Gems romantic drama Text For You with Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra. Russell is also a passionate art collector and co-hosts art podcast, Talk Art, with friend and gallerist Robert Diament, where they interview leading artists, curators, gallerists, and celebrities. Talk Art will be releasing a book in May '21 and is available for pre-order on Amazon. This year, Russell will also appear on the judging panel for the 2021 Turner Prize. Other noteworthy film and television credits include: Pride; Grabbers; The Pass; Mindhorn; The Lady in the Van; The History Boys; Looking; Legends of Tomorrow; The Flash; Being Human; Him and Her; The Night Manager; The Job Lot; Sherlock; Quantico; Doctor Who and Little Dorrit. Noteworthy Stage credits include: Pinter at the Pinter: The Lover/The Collection (Harold Pinter Theatre), Angels In America, His Dark Materials, His Girl Friday, Henry V, Howard Katz (National Theatre), A View From The Bridge (Lyceum Theatre, Broadway), The History Boys (National Theatre/Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway), The Pass, A Miracle, Plasticine (Royal Court Theatre) and A Respectable Wedding (Young Vic). Image of Russell, credit - Jason Dimmock"

Josephine Hicks

"Hixxy Tutti fruitti and pop botanical!"

Jane Seymour OBE

"A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE) bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II, Jane Seymour has proven her talents in virtually all media, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. As iconic star of the beloved TV series 'Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman', she became a role model to young women and girls throughout the world with her inspiring rendition of a woman who can courageously dare, achieve and improve anything a man can do, investing it with that 'woman's touch' of caring humanity. Seymour has reached success with a star career encompassing international movie stardom with such lasting films as 'Somewhere in Time' and 'Live and Let Die', Broadway and London stage acclaim including creating the role of Constanza in 'Amadeus' and television achievements in award winning performances in 'War and Remembrance' and 'East of Eden'. Awarded a Golden Globe for her role as Dr. Quinn, Seymour made history with her six season 'Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman' series, blazing a trail for family-worthy programming to return to series TV. Her now classic turn in 'The Wedding Crashers' which paired her with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson changed the industry landscape for Seymour, showcasing her comedy skills to a broad audience that has led to starring roles alongside Robert DeNiro in the feature film 'The War with Grandpa', opposite Malin Akerman in 'Friendsgiving' and Netflix's 'The Kominsky Method' opposite Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas. Seymour is currently in production on the drama series Harry Wild about a retired English professor who finds herself at life's crossroads, the series will debut in 2022. With her customary practice of leading by achieving, she has earned spectacular success in the worlds of art, design and corporate entrepreneurship."

Dame Maureen Lipman

"Maureen Lipman, DBE has been an actress and writer for fifty four years, after leaving Hull in 1965 to train at LAMDA. She has played everything from pantomime commercials for BT, The Old Vic under Sir Laurence Olivier and the RSC. Over thirty West End plays, and films like The Pianist and Educating Rita, to TV Sit –coms such as Agony and radio ones like To Hull and Back. She has presented programs on Style, Art Deco , Memory and travel. She does like a spot of variety. Her four one woman shows , RE-Joyce and Martin Sherman’s Rose as well as two Stand up shows via Edinburgh ran in the West End. She was married for thirty three years to the late writer Jack Rosenthal, appearing in three of his tv plays including the Emmy winner, The Evacuees. Her partner of fourteen years, Guido Castro died this year so playing Evelyn Plummer in Coronation St and appearing on Celebrity Gogglebox have kept her sane during lockdown. Maureen paints for pleasure and has tried, stained glass making, spray painting and collaging everything in sight. Through Robson Books she has published ten books, which made it to the charts. She has two writer children Amy and Adam and two grandchildren, Ava and Sacha. Last year she was very happy to be awarded a Damehood. Image – Oil Portrait of Maureen, by Simon Braiden"

John Newling

"John Newling was born in Birmingham in 1952 and has an acclaimed international reputation creating projects and installing works in the UK and many other countries. Nottingham-based, John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. His works explore the natural world and the social and economic systems of society - such as money or religion. To this end Newling has innovated the possibilities and benefits for art in a renewed social and conceptual framework. He belongs to a generation of artists whose work evolved from Conceptual Art, Land Art and Arte Povera - art movements occurring during the 1960s that placed emphasis on the concept, process and site of the work, alongside material and aesthetic properties. During his time in America (1985), as the first recipient of a Fulbright fellowship in visual arts, Newling produced works in hotels, swimming pools, burnt out cars, sales of memorabilia and on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and New York. This experience marked the beginning of his enduring interest in notions of Place both in terms of cartography and context. This has generated many works over the following decades both gallery based and site specific. Reviews and critiques of his work have been included in, amongst others, Sculpture in 20th - Century Britain (Henry Moore Institute), Installation art in the new millennium: The empire of the senses (Thames and Hudson) and Leavingtracks: artranspennine98 (artranspennine98). Monographs on his work include The Sacred and The Mundane, Currency and Belief, Stamping Uncertainty, Westonbirt Wishes, Chatham Vines and An essential disorientation. In 2005 a double volume monograph of his research essays from 1994 to 2005 was also published. Most recently a comprehensive monograph (Spinning) was published to coincide with his first survey exhibition, Ecologies of Value at Nottingham Contemporary 2013. "

Anneka Rice

"Anneka is a broadcaster and painter. She started her career as a journalist, working for The World Service and then as a newsreader in Hong Kong. Her career took a wild change of direction when she got the job as Skyrunner on Channel 4's Treasure Hunt. She went on to devise Challenge Anneka and has also worked on numerous other tv and radio shows. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and is now part of Maggi Hambling's Master Class."

Luke Frost

"Born 1976, Penzance Trained at Falmouth College of Arts (Foundation Course in Art and Design) and Bath School of Art and Design (B.A. (Hons) Fine Art). Luke Frost’s work is principally concerned with colour like that of his grandfather and father – Sir Terry Frost and Anthony Frost. His art echoes the formality of the American hard-edge, post-painterly abstraction of artists of the 1960s and he has developed his own means of exploring colour relationships and their impact on surrounding architectural space. He began exhibiting in 2003, in Cornwall where he lives; in 2008/9 he was awarded a Tate St Ives residency during which he worked in the Porthmeor Studio No. 5, formerly occupied by Ben Nicholson and Patrick Heron. An exhibition of Luke Frost’s work ‘Paintings in Five Dimensions’ was shown at Tate St Ives in 2009. In the following year he was given a solo show at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London . His work has been exhibited widely across the UK and the USA. With collections held at The Bank of America and Warwick University Art Collection. Luke’s solo exhibitions include: 2013 'Volts' Belgrave Gallery, St Ives and 'The Picture Room' Newlyn Art Gallery. 2010 Beaux Arts London. 2009 ‘Paintings in five dimensions’, Tate St Ives. 2006 The Somerville Gallery, Plymouth. 2003 Badcocks Gallery, Newlyn and the Somerville Gallery, Plymouth"

Barnaby Barford

"London-based artist Barnaby Barford (1977) works across drawing, sculpture, film, installation and painting. Using 'Words' and 'the Apple', he explores the fundamental questions driving human nature, and especially our anxiety afflicted society and our incessant need for More. Barnaby Barford has been represented by David Gill Gallery since 2005. He has exhibited internationally, with major solo shows across Europe and the US, including a survey show at MOCA Virginia (2013). His work is part of many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, and the National Libraries of France and the Netherlands. Barford achieved major critical success in 2015 with the Tower of Babel, a six-metre tower of 3000 Bone China miniature London shops, exhibited at the V&A. Each shop was a unique, signed artwork and each was offered for sale. Prices of the shops rose in relation to their position on the tower, prompting people to confront where they fitted into London's hierarchy of consumption."

John Walker

"John Walker (born 1939, Birmingham, England). He studied at Birmingham College of Art (1956-1960), and continued his studies at The British School in Rome (1960-1961), and the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris (1961-1963)John Walker was a Gregory Fellow at Leeds University (1967-1969). He was awarded a Harkness Fellowship to the United States (1969-70) and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1981. He has been artist-in-residence at Oxford University (1977-78), and at Monash University, Melbourne (1980). He represented England at the 1972 Venice Biennale. He has taught at the Royal College in London and at Yale University. In the 1980's he was Dean of Victoria College of Art in Melbourne, Australia. From 1993 to 2015, he taught at Boston University and is currently Professor Emeritus of Art and former head of the graduate program in Painting and Sculpture at Boston University School of Visual Arts. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in NY; The Phillips Collection in DC; The Tate Gallery, London; The Hayward Gallery in London; The Kunstverein, Hamburg; The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia; and others. His work can be found in museum collections, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Gallery, Edinburgh; Tate Gallery, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut."

Winston Branch

"Winston Branch is a British artist originally from Saint Lucia, the sovereign island in the Caribbean Sea. He a studio in UK and California. Works by Branch are included in the collections of Tate Britain, the Legion of Honor De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, Arts Council of Great Britain,The British Museum,Victoria and Albert Museum , Unilever Limited U.K. Boise Collection University College London ,Kunsthalle Hamburg Germany Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin Germany,. The Schomburg Collection N.Y. National Trust of St.Lucia W.I. The Contemporary Arts Society London .U.K. .The Sandals Resorts Chateau La, Chenevere Port-en - Bessin Normandy . University of California Berkeley Art Museum .Professor of Art University Berkeley Ca, Kansas State University , Manhattan Kansas , Sprint Headquarters Overland ,Kansas.John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation .N.Y. The Museum Art Gallery Rugby U.K. also in 60 other Museum/ and Art Collection Hon D 'Arts University of Greenwich London . U.K. and the St Louis Museum of Art in Missouri. Branch was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978, the British Prix de Rome, a DAAD Fellowship to Berlin, a sponsorship to Belize from the Organization of American States, and was Artist in Residence at Fisk University in Tennessee. He has been a professor of fine arts and has taught at several art institutions in London and in the US. He has also worked as a theatrical set designer with various theatre groups."

John Emanuel

"John Emanuel was born in Bury, Lancashire in 1930. With the advent of World War 2 his parents decided to move back to Barrow in Furness where both sets of his grandparents lived. He was immediately evacuated to a farm on Shap Fell. After leaving school he served an apprenticeship in painting and decorating. His introduction to art, in particular painting, was gained through a series of talks given by a lecturer from the Extra Mural Department of Manchester University and Harry Thrubron, Leeds University. In 1964 his interest in art deepened and he moved to Cornwall where he worked full-time, allowing him to continue painting. It was ten years before he had his first exhibition. During this time John made close artist friends with Dick Gilbert and later John Wells, Denis Mitchell and Alexander Mackenzie. Since the early 1980s John has lived in St Ives, working from a Porthmeor Studio overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The studio was previously used by the sculptor John Milne. Over the years, John has visited the Scillies – in particular St Agnes and St Martins; the northern fells and lakes of Cumbria and the island of Mull."

Esme Young

"Esme Young is one part of BBC 2's 'Great British Sewing Bee' judging duo, joining the show in 2016. The show follows a group of talented amateur sewers who, along with Patrick Grant, encounter different sewing challenges each week. The programme is hosted by Joe Lycett and is watched by 3.4 million viewers. Esme, along with four passionate women about fashion, opened a London based shop called 'Swanky Modes' in early 80's. Their clothes appeared in magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Nova, Honey, 19, ID, The Face, Boulevard, Interview, The Sunday Times, Express, Mail, and the V&A Little Black Dress Book. Swanky Modes's clothing was photographed by renowned photographers such as Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Nick Knight, John Swannell, Neil Kirk. The iconic shop attracts a diverse clientele and has been visited by Julie Chrtistie, Toyah Wilcox, Princess Julia, Midge Ure, Bette Bright, Viv Albertine, and Grace Jones. In the mid 80's Esme started doing work with independent stylists and costume designers which led her to opening her own studio. She began working with various talent on films, adverts, pop videos and made bespoke clothes. Esme typically makes costumes for a film's leading actors. This meticulous process involves understanding the context, the cultural and the fashion references of the film's time and setting. She utilizes her broad set of skills by providing advice, sourcing fabric, collaborating with the costume designer, fitting and producing the garments. Some of the high profile campaigns Young has worked for include: Tia Maria (with Iman), Levi's, Boots No 7, Marlborough, De Beers, Pretty Polly tights, Max Factor, Yardley and Rimmel. She has also been a part of an individual commission for Phil Collins, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Cher and Jane Asher. Esme mentored and taught designer Ashish until he became a professional fashion designer. Following his success, she worked on his London Fashion Week collections, cutting patterns and creating the shape of the designs, making the toiles and doing the fittings. Young developed sewing and pattern cutting techniques for underwear and swimwear which commenced her to work on special projects for 'Triumph underwear' and 'L'Oreal'. In her free time, Esme teaches Innovative Pattern Cutting for graduates and professionals students at Central Saint Martin's College. Esme uses hands on experience of design, pattern cutting and clothes making to move students imagination and help them interpret their drawings so they can develop the designs into actual garments. Esme's father was a RAF fighter pilot in World War Two, he was evacuated at Dunkirk and shot down over Belgium."

Jules George

"Jules George is a painter and printmaker based in Suffolk. He studied at Winchester School of Art, Staffordshire University and Edinburgh College of Art. His paintings and prints are based upon drawing and he has worked on a number of diverse projects and commissions. In 2010 Jules George visited Afghanistan as a war artist officially sanctioned and sponsored by the MOD. Subsequently, he made trips to sea with the Royal Navy on operational deployments on board the frigate HMS Argyll and submarine HMS Tireless. He has exhibited widely and his work has been commissioned and collected by amongst others Bonhams, City of Edinburgh Museums & Galleries, Laing O'Rourke, Leicestershire County Council, National Army Museum, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Southampton University, York Art Gallery and 101 Engineer Regiment (EOD), Royal Engineers, He has made two short films in collaboration with the filmmaker and cameraman John Walker and published a book 'War Artists in Afghanistan' with ACC Art Books in 2016."

Carne Griffiths

"Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, Griffiths' fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm. Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. After completing a one-year KIAD fellowship and moving to London he served an apprenticeship at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. Here he worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for twelve years, eventually becoming the creative director. Carne produced intricate designs for the military and the film, theatre, fashion and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie, The Last King of Scotland, and in particular his 'Red Death Coat' was used in The Phantom of the Opera. Carne's elaborate floral designs for Asprey were included in their first ever catwalk collection and his work was featured on the embroidered cover of the 80th Royal Variety Performance programme in 2008. Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Carne has exhibited in the UK and overseas with work shown at the London Original Print Fair, the Royal Academy, Stroke Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair, the London Art Fair and with solo Exhibitions in Brighton, Hong Kong, Milan and an upcoming show in Hamburg. Carne's illustration work has seen him collaborate with the British photographer Rankin for a 6 page feature in Hunger magazine as well as featuring in publications worldwide, notably for several covers of the New York Observer, English Heritage magazine and for Brand projects including work for Microsoft, Derwent, Peroni, Lakes Distillery and Ibis Hotels."


"Adrian and Shane are two artists working together as one since 1998. Using paint, collage, stencils, photos and video to create what is, without a doubt, pop art. Much of their work includes self-portraiture. Many pieces are loaded with fresh and well-targeted social commentary. The colourful works address common themes that include family and sexuality and also touch on our exacerbation with the daily grind, feelings of confusion, loss and lack of personal identity. They first exhibited in 1999 and since then Adrian and Shane have had many successful solo exhibitions and group shows in Ireland and Internationally. Their work has appeared in numerous publications worldwide. Adrian and Shane are currently working on a new body of work."

Arabella Dorman

"Arabella Dorman is an award winning, internationally renowned artist and one of Britain's leading portrait painters. Arabella's work explores the realities of conflict today, its immediate impacts and long-term consequences. She worked as an officially accredited war artist in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade, and in more recent years in Palestine, Gaza, Lebanon and Syria. Arabella enjoys a prominent reputation as a public speaker, fundraiser, and has recently been awarded winner of the Oman Masterpiece 2021. She was listed as one of BBC's Top 100 Women and Salt Magazine's 100 Most Inspiring Women. Her humanitarian work has been profiled across national and international television, radio and print, including New York Times, BBC, CNN, Aljizeera, Radio 4, BBC World Service, and featured on the front cover of The Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times Magazine. Winner of the Global Mosaic Award 2019, and shortlisted for the Arts & Christianity Awards 2019, Arabella's installations Flight and Suspended have been globally acclaimed in raising awareness about the consequences of war and the forced displacement of people. First premiered in St James's Church Piccadilly, Suspended toured the UK, and was most notably hung in Canterbury and Leicester cathedrals (2017/18). Suspended is now on exhibit in Thomas's School Battersea, London. Arabella lives in London with her husband, two children and two Irish terriers"

Billy Bagilhole

"Billy Bagilhole predominantly works through the mediums of painting and filmmaking. Often covering canvases with salt and thick paint, he enjoys the technicality within painting, within colour and within the eye of the lens. Bagilhole frequently works through internal gestures and hints of nostalgic representations on abstracted life. Often colliding colour with imagery of sinisterness. He feels that painting becomes an expressionistic form of understanding and that by leaving the work as an open question, an unknown metaphor, meaning within painting or filmmaking, within art becomes infinite."

Giles Deacon

"Giles is a London based couture designer and illustrator mixing fashion, fine art, theatre and grand scale glamour, known for his expertly crafted pieces using bespoke designed fabrics and intricate embellishments. His pieces are worn and collected the world over by private clients, red carpet celebrities and royalty with pieces in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York and the Museum of Fine Art Boston . As a costume designer he has worked with the New York City Ballet, Marvel, Lions Gate films to name a few. His work receives international acclaim with coverage in publications including Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, W Magazine, Love, Instyle USA, Elle, The World of Interiors and the Wall St Journal with features in The Times, the New York Times, Figaro and the South China Post. As an illustrator his work has been exhibited widely and has appeared in Vogue, The New York Times, Love Magazine, Architectural Digest, Interview and W Magazine. For his work Giles received “British Designer of the year 2007” award. He is a graduate of Central St Martins School of art and is a visiting lecturer there and at the Royal College of Art since 2018. Giles has long been a champion of sustainability and reducing waste within his business and has throughout his career work specialist makers and artisans in the UK."

Sue Kreitzman

"I am an expatriate New Yorker, living in London for many years. I've had a long and successful career as a food writer, but something happened in 1998 (I'm still not sure what) and I stopped writing and cooking, and began drawing, painting, and building assemblages instead. It was as if a violent fever had overtaken me (a fever which still rages), made all the more mysterious by the fact that I had never done such a thing before. My work is completely untutored (as far as technique and materials are concerned, I make it up as I go along), intensely personal and involves colour, food, freedom and the female landscape. I fashion imagined Goddesses, glimpsed strangers, close friends, my personal female heroines, real and mythological - Josephine Baker, Frida Kahlo, Eve, Medusa - and self-portraits, and I adorn these powerful female images with profound symbols crafted from junk. I am deeply moved by primitive religious and tribal art of all kinds. Images and objects that have been created with passion take on immense power. I paint on paper or on found wood, with acrylics and nail varnish. Many of the works on wood are embellished with buttons, broken jewellery, toys, and other bits of profound junk (I have a deep and abiding passion for profound junk). I also build assemblages, memory jugs and neck shrines out of my vast hordes of detritus. Half my time is spent obsessively trawling for junk, and the other half, obsessively putting it all together. At this time I'm creating for the sheer visceral joy of it. The enormous impact it has had on my life has turned me into another person entirely."

Fenella Woolgar

"Fenella Woolgar is an award winning RADA trained film, theatre, television and radio actor based in London. Appearing in feature films such as Bright Young Things, Victoria and Abdul, Mr Turner and the 2019 biopic, Judy. Her vast television credits include: Doctor Who, War and Peace, Plebs and most recently BBC1’s classic, Call The Midwife and Channel 5’s, Dalgliesh. Fenella’s stage career spans over 20 years, appearing in theatre productions across the UK, such as: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bronte, The Veil as well as playing Margaret Thatcher in Moira Buffini’s, Handbagged, for which she won The Sunday Times Stage Performance of the Year. What may not be so well known about Fenella is that she also takes commissions to paint and draw portraits when her schedule allows. The winner of Celebrity Portrait Artist of the Year 2019, her art work is predominantly made in oil, charcoal, sanguine and chalk."

Lothar Goetz

"Born in Günzburg, Bavaria in 1963, Götz, who lives in London and Berlin, is Associate Professor in Fine Art at Sunderland University and has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. A British Council Rome scholar in 2010, he studied at the Fachhochschule in Aachen; Universität Wuppertal; Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and the Royal College of Art, London. Solo exhibitions have included at Gasworks Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery in London; Petra Rinck Gallery in Düsseldorf; Domobaal in London; David Risley Gallery in Copenhagen and most recently at the Hatton Gallery in Newcastle (2019). Public site-specific installations have including at Piccadilly Underground Station in London (2007); at the Miro Foundation in Barcelona (2010); Love Festival, Southbank Centre, London (2014); Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (2016); Leeds Art Gallery (2017); MIMA, Middlesbrough (2019) and the Towner, Eastbourne (2019)."

Jessica Hynes

"Jessica Hynes has worked extensively in television, film and theatre as both a writer and performer. Her television credits include Years and Years (BBC) for which she won a Northern RTS Award, There She Goes (BBC) where she won the RTS Awards for Female Best Performance and a BAFTA for Female Performance in a Comedy Programme, The Royle Family (BBC), Spaced (CH4) which she won 2 Comedy Awards for, Doctor Who (BBC), Cider with Rosie (BBC), Hooten and the Lady (Sky), Skins (CH4), The Hour (BBC), Moone Boy (CH4), Blandings (BBC), One Night (BBC) and Twenty Twelve - the London Olympics centered satire, which gathered a huge cult following, TV Bafta nominations and its own brilliant spin off W1A for which Jessica won a Bafta for. Jessica also wrote and starred in Up The Women (BBC) for two series. Her film credits include Shaun Of The Dead, Bridget Jones; The Edge of Reason, Son of Rambow, Harry Potter, Pudsey The Dog, Paddington, Swallows & Amazons, Bridget Jones’S Baby, Paddington 2. Her directorial debut ‘The Fight’ was nominated for a BIFA award and won a Welsh Bafta for Cinematography, which she also starred in. Her theatre credits include Far Away (Donmar Warehouse), The Norman Conquests (Old Vic), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway transfer and the production won a Tony for Best Revival and The Night Heron, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award (Royal Court). Jessica can be seen in the second series of There She Goes which can be seen on BBC iplayer and Roald and Beatrix on SkyOne."

Posy Simmonds MBE

"Posy Simmonds is a cartoonist and graphic novelist, best known for cartoons and serials which ran in The Guardian and the books which derive from them. These include Gemma Bovery and Tamara Drewe, both of which became feature films. She is also the author of several children’s books, including Fred, whose filmed version was nominated for an Oscar. A number of galleries have shown her work, including the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, The House of Illustration, the Comics Art Museum, Brussels. The most recent exhibition, a retrospective, is in the Cartoon museum, Basel."

John Dilnot

"John has loved making art and experimenting with different media since early childhood. His curiosity led him to teach himself to screen print and make letterpress prints (with an Adana bought with loads of type for £10) in the garage at home and he used the larder to develop and print photographs. With enjoying different processes this Do-It-Yourself approach continues to the present day. The range and depth of his printmaking methods are explored and discussed in Linda Newington's essay for the Blue Notebook, 'From Potato to Digital'. Despite John's interest in printmaking, his work is led by ideas rather than process, in particular the human relationship with nature. A childhood spent playing and rooting about in his grandparent's large Kent garden left a lasting impression and remains the source of many ideas and work, such as the box 'Bad Apples' and the books 'Weeds and Pests' and 'With the Worms'. Dilnot studied graphic Design at Canterbury College of Art, followed by Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art in the early 1980's. John focused on screen printing, exploring sequential imagery, which led to his first artists' books. He also made boxes at this time, which featured in his degree show installation. John's box works have since become very collectable. John has shown in many mixed and survey shows including the V&A Museum, Tate Gallery, RA Summer Exhibition, Cornerhouse Manchester, Bluecoat Liverpool and The National Trust. Solo shows include 'Natural History' at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, 'In the Country' with Southern Arts Touring and 'Rural Views' at Aytoun Gallery Manchester. John has sold his work through many outlets in this country and abroad. Outlets include, V&A Museum shop, MOCA Los Angeles, Designers Guild London, Material Ludlow and London, The Otherist Amsterdam, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Frank Whitstable, Nixey & Godfrey Holt, Red Door Gallery Edinburgh and Unlimited Brighton. He has work in many private and public collections. Public collections include, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Library, British Library, Museum of Modern Art New York, Yale Center for British Art, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Royal College of Art Library, Winchester School of Art, University of Brighton and Hampshire County Council."

Alice Perrin

"Alice is best known for her role on E4's popular series Tattoo Fixers where she covers up regretful tattoos for the general public. Originally from Hereford, Alice began her tattooing apprenticeship whilst studying a BA in Fine Art at Hereford College of Art. Alice has wanted to be a tattoo artist from a young age. Whilst at college and doing her apprenticeship, Alice also worked as a carer for the elderly to earn more money to pursue her learning. Alice was so dedicated to becoming a tattoo artist that she was juggling her art degree, carer job and apprenticeship and says that she 'was averaging 3 hours sleep for months. So much so that my eyelashes fell out.' Alice especially loves the challenge of cover ups. Having had three cover ups herself, she says she knows how much it means to someone to have their body changed for the better. Alice specialises in Neo Traditional designs that involve big, bright colours. Alice says that she 'likes to do tattoos that people's Mums would like.' She also tattoos a lot of mandalas, pattern work and mehndi which she says are hugely popular in the tattoo industry at the moment."

Tim Fowler

"Tim's main concern within his work is exploring the colour field. Although vivid Tim's works are invariably balanced, using a signature colour palette of extremely bright and intense hues makes his work distinctly recognisable. His explorations in tone and texture are mainly depicted through portraiture and architectural paintings. He uses a variety of medium within his work combining oil, acrylic, spray, enamel and graffiti inks. Tim subverts traditional and contemporary methods of applying these mediums using brushes, different aperture caps and marker paint mops to orchestrate purposeful marks, strokes, drips, scrapes and smears across the canvas whilst constructing his exciting and dynamic artworks. Although working with figurative and architectural themes, the subject matter within his work becomes almost inconsequential. Using found and made images as a starting point. Tim builds layers of pigment, adding abstract fragments as well as bold marks, broken lines and liberal strokes to create contours and features, be they of building facades, silver screen legends or his more intimate family scenes. Doing this captures something more interesting than literal representation. This visceral connection to colour is palpably intuitive to Tim, using it as an expression of internal contemplations. Over the many years of Tim's career this organic relationship with paint and colour has developed and shines through, as he experiments with opacity, texture combinations, finishes and light. The deconstruction of his subject is rebuilt in a cacophony of colour turning recognisable features into their base elements to highlight unseen splendour. Pink plays a central role within his palette using shades forcefully Tim steers away from traditional portraiture dogma on representation and likeness. Capturing a more delicate essence of the chaotic nature of the human experience."

Jayson Lilley

"Contemporary artist Jayson Lilley works at the forefront of printmaking practices, incorporating painting and collage techniques into his process. His work is known for its urban and architectural focus, zooming in on familiar landmarks and reproducing iconic structures from the metropolis. Constructing vibrant scenes that are always accompanied by expansive skies and plays on salience and colour. Technically, Lilley combines painting and collage techniques in an overall process of innovative printmaking, and ultimately achieves an impactful artistic aesthetic. Lilley's works are held in collections across the world including, London, New York, Hong Kong and Moscow. His most recent accolades include exhibiting at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition and being shortlisted for the Westmorland Landscape Prize."

Daphne Vaughan

"Hello I am Daphne Vaughan and I enjoy drawing and painting people in all settings. I work in watercolour, woodcut and collage and am inspired by bright , colourful, lively and amusing subjects. I am proud to say I am the artist of the very successful Combat Stress at Christmas' Christmas card. At the moment the 2nd Christmas card is being painted and will be ready Christmas 2021. I paint and teach in my studio in Winchester and my work includes solo and mixed exhibitions both in the UK and abroad and commissions for illustrations for brochures, packaging, book jackets and ceramics."

Ceal Warnants

"Ceal Warnants lives and works in London, UK. Warnants' work focuses on the conflicting expectations of young people today contrasted with the imposing standards of the past. Collectors include Sadie Frost, Theo Fennell, Dr. Alexander van Tulleken, Indira Varma, Amber Le Bon and The Hon William Yerburgh. Commissions and collaborators include Jealous Gallery, the Big Issue, Coco Fennell, House of Vans, Art on a Postcard, Promising Young Woman (film) and Hope for Podencos. MA Printmaking, Royal College of Art - 2008. BA(Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, Winchester School of Art - 2006."

Jeremy Annear

"Jeremy Annear is a British Abstract Artist, born in Exeter U.K. in 1949 . His family holidays were spent in Cornwall where he met and was influenced by artists and the vibrant and influential modernist arts community of the West Penwith in the 1950/60's. From an early age he determined to be an artist. In the mid sixties he went to Exeter College of Art and it was at this time that he exhibited his first abstract paintings. Whilst raising a young family he taught art and pursued other ways to earn an income, but during this time he made his own work. In the mid 1980's his work began to flourish, early signs of an assured 'language' of painting began to form. This coincided with moving to Cornwall to paint full time. Since these early days Jeremy has exhibited widely and regularly in solo and mixed shows in the Uk and abroad. During this time and for a decade or so, Jeremy was fully engaged in the cooperative community life of artists. He was an active committee member of the historic Newlyn and Penwith Society of Artists (1989-93) and sat on the Management Committee of the Newlyn Orion Gallery. He formed the 'Cobalt Group' (1994) with other contemporary artists; Ralph Freeman, Roy Walker, Carole McDowel, Russ Hedges where they occasionally invited other artists to work cooperatively and experimentally. Annear was also a member of 'Group10' (1999) which was started by the legendary Bob Devereux of the Salt House Gallery St Ives."

Richard Cook

"Richard Cook is a British painter living and working in Newlyn, Cornwall. Cook has been painting and exhibiting for over fifty years and has received awards from the British Council and the Arts Council. In 2001 he was given a solo show at Tate St Ives, with a related publication, and a major painting was acquired for the collection in 2006. Further works are held in the British Museum collection."

Rosso Emerald Crimson

"Born in Sicily in 1978, Rosso has been living in London since 2000. Before painting, she graduated in Human Rights and International Relations. Primarily self-taught, she trained briefly at the Royal Drawing School (London) and at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) and has been painting full time since 2016. Rosso uses portraiture and self-portraiture to explore aspects of femininity and broader moral and social issues. Her art seems to flow from memories and experiences collected during her early formative years. The imagery she create often unveils the vulnerability and strength of the human condition. In 2019 she was awarded the Jackson Open Painting Prize 2019, the The Harbour Gallery Award and the The Artist's Exhibition Award at TALP Open 2019. She was also twice selected to participate in ‘Sky Portrait Artist of The Year’, in SEASON7 aired in 2020 and in 2019."

Thomas Stimpson MBE

"Art Therapy has been instrumental in my journey as an artist. I now enjoy multiple areas of art from portraits to Landscapes and still life. I am looking to focus on oils and hope for people to want and like my paintings. I am an Ambassador for Outside In. And have been teaching Art on zoom to other veterans with SAA."

Edd Pearman

"British artist Edd Pearman is known for his iconic paintings of the human form. Using oversimplification and limited palettes, Pearman captures his subjects with super-real clarity, reminding us that the painted form still possesses power over the photographic. Born in 1976, Pearman graduated with an MA in Fine art at the Royal College of Art in 2001. Shortly after, Pearman won the Linklaters Printing Award, and was exhibited at the Dali Museum, Hockney Gallery and the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary art. Notable solo exhibitions include ‘Social Studies’ (2003) and ‘Nude & Bird Studies’ (2005), and he has been included in a number of group exhibitions in the UK, New York, Berlin, Venice, and Japan, including Bloomberg ‘New Contemporaries’ (2002), the ‘New Artist Unit’ at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (2006), and the 54th Venice Biennale (2011). His work attracts noteworthy collectors including, the Chapman Brothers, Sir Peter Blake, Soho House, V&A, Clifford Chance, Basil Alkazzi Foundation, and the Bank of America, and he has been published in The Guardian, The Times, and Saatchi Magazine."

Anita Klein

"Anita Klein studied at Chelsea and the Slade Schools of Art. From 2003 - 2006 she served as president of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (PRE) and has paintings and prints in many private and public collections in Europe, the USA and Australia, including Arts Council England, the British Museum, the V&A and the British Library. She exhibits regularly with Eames Fine Art as well as widely in the UK, Europe and Australia dividing her time between studios in London and Italy."

Loz Atkinson

"Loz Atkinson is an award winning, widely collected multidisciplinary artist, who has been practicing and exhibiting for over 10 years. Creating work in paint, sculpture and installation. Her work is provocative yet hopeful, full of visual and evocative depth. Inspired by interconnections between science, nature, anthropology and the cosmos. The exploration of ideas is what compels her and she adapts her skills in many processes to convey them. Loz's paintings concern themselves with the human need to conquer and understand the existential mysteries of the universe. Her gazes into the sky and cosmos highlight her distinct eye for detail, light and layering colour. They marvel at the vastness, but only for a moment, before a line, an edge or form crashes us back to earth. Loz has exhibited extensively in the UK, Europe, America and beyond, with a collection of her Imagined Nebula paintings being digitally 'bounced' off the Moon and another currently traveling through outer space on the NASA probe OSIRIS-REx. Loz has also had project supported by Arts Council England including 'Expedition JP237' which saw her climb a mountain in Italy to discover the fatal crash site of her great grandfathers WW2 Halifax bomber. Creating work directly into the landscape of the mountain and producing a large body of work influenced by her experiences including a reworked WW2 Bristol Hercules aircraft engine."

Darren John

"Darren John was born in Aldershot, South East of England who currently lives and works in London. Darren is an artist and image-maker whose primary concern is the value of creative imagination. His work embraces the bold, bright colours and forms of childhood creativity – vibrant imagery that is universally recognizable and impossible to ignore. He believes that in life, when we lead with curiosity and playfulness, we have the power to truly expand our worlds. Alongside his personal art practice, Darren is a founder and lead artist at Absolutely Studio - a creative studio dedicated to artistic practice and painted application. The studio has painted works on behalf of Sue Webster, Camille Walala, I Love Dust, Hattie Stewart, Tristan Eaton and many other notable artist and designers. Darren has appeared in a number of group and solo exhibitions in the UK and US, most recently in Keith Haring’s: Radiant Gambit at the World Chess Hall of Frame, St Louis, US."

Tom Skipp

"Tom Skipp has worked in the Creative Industries for 15 years. As a graphic designer with Peter Saville and Vaughan Oliver he was exposed to two of the most creative minds in Music Sleeve design. Tom has gone on to be an Art Director at EMI and worked leading the creative direction for Kasabian and Mumford & Sons. Moving to Rwanda for 8 months to Art Direct a charity magazine called Ni Nyampinga, aimed at improving the lives of girls and young women, changed his direction. Looking to do things that genuinely help people, Tom is intrigued by the boundaries of human interaction, gaining trust through photography and the split second exchange of the moment."

Paige Denham

"Paige Denham is a print designer, influenced by colour, texture, mark making, culture and the urban world. Paige expresses her creativity through the medium of screen print. With a strong set of illustrative and collage skills Paige creates work with a strong sense of play. She hopes that her work brings joy and encouragement to be happy."

David Wightman

"David Wightman's paintings and prints reinvent the genre of landscape using a unique and immediately recognisable style. His prints espouse a minimalist aesthetic with pop sensibilities. He uses a variety of sources as inspiration - from Japanese wood-block prints to classical landscape paintings. The result is a collection of sublime and beautiful landscapes that are familiar yet fictional. Wightman received a Masters in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London."

Richard Berner

"Richard Berner is an internationally collected UK-based artist & creator of champs. His work draws inspiration from a colourful array of cultural iconography: from Star Wars to Disney, British landmarks to cult celebrities. Berner creates pieces bursting with imagination and eccentricity. With a flare for fine art technique, his paintings are brought to life with colour and texture, often applying paint drips and splatters, both before and after the print-making process."


"Eelus‘s playful and provocative work is often characterized by stark monochromatic figures limned in a joyous display of colour, examining the entanglement and necessity of light and dark whilst celebrating the colourful magic of the human spirit. He has painted and exhibited worldwide alongside key figures within the street art/urban contemporary movement, the desirability of his work evident in the success of his solo exhibitions and sell-out print editions. He currently lives beside the sea in Brighton, UK."

Jean Noble

"Jean exhibits regularly in the UK, mostly in the South of England. All my work begins in front of the subject, whether in the urban landscape or the countryside. I allow my eyes to relax and my thoughts to absorb what is around me, so that from the initial sketch I make a response to my surroundings. Back in my studio I interpret my sketches into paintings that once started often dictate changes and further responses to colour and shapes that I recollect from my original interpretation. As an abstract painter, it is very important for me to keep the 'idea' of the original reaction to a given space and allow the viewer room for their own interpretations as well. Some of my work is intimate, some giving depth in space and air. The density of colour, it's transparency or opacity, the layers that build up the painting are designed to add richness to forms within the flatness of the paper or mount card support. My work is an ongoing journey. So far the end is not in sight!"

Gary Bennett

"Gary Bennett B.A. (Hons) is a figurative abstract expressionist painter , the official Artist for the British Nuclear community , an award winning artist with work in private collections that include White Hall Westminster, Brunell University London, the Manx Museum IOM. Exhibitions include Shadow of the Bomb tour, Sayle Gallery, Manannan Museum, Army Museum Chelsea and Lighthouse Gallery Glasgow. His practice is a communication through paint, colour and form in a hope to provoke or challenge the viewer into thought, sometimes this conversation can be translated as being very emotive, inspirational, as being heritage, a perception or a feeling of a personal experience and for the informant historical and present. A former member of the British Army and the prestigious Armed Forces Art Society, Bennett now lives , paints and exhibits at his home on the Isle of Man."


"Dotmaster, a.k.a. Leon Seesix, hails from London but started painting on the streets of Brighton in the early '90s. He takes a sideways look at a populist media, with a typically British sense of humour. His early use of half-tone brought modern print techniques to the street and he specialises in impeccably detailed works, designed to fool the eye. From photo-real colour stencils of trash to black and white rude kids and wallpapered domestic scenes, he creates street-based illusions that play with perceptions and defy conventions. Over 20 years, Dotmaster has exhibited around the world, both on the streets and in galleries. From Beruit to Tokyo, New Zealand to Miami, his cheeky rude kids have invaded street corners and gallery walls, always caught in the act. His love of repeat patterns has developed into large-scale wallpapers that wrap buildings to form domestic scenes visible from the street. Interiors peeks outside, with framed artworks, fireplaces and furniture depicting cosy indoor scenes as walls disappear and homes become dollhouses. Leon is a driving force behind Glastonbury festival's weirdest late-night area, The Unfairground, acting as art director, curator, performer and general showman. With an international network fostered through years of artistic curation and as Head of Production for the legendary Nuart festival, Leon has produced a broad range events and installations with a diverse set of artists and organisations. From the Cannes Lions awards, to the iconic head offices of technology companies, from community projects in Lebanon and Calais to Fuji Rock festival, from high-end ski chalets and award-winning hotels, Dotmaster's unique and idiosyncratic art always finds a perfect, site-specific home. His art is ever more relevant in current times, combining an irreverent humour and a mischievous sense of mixing things up with an uncanny knack of juxtaposing the unusual with the humdrum - it conveys a tongue-in-cheek playfulness and discombobulation aimed to make us smile. There is NO subculture ONLY subversion."

Rebecca Jewell

"Rebecca Jewell is a fine artist and printmaker, working mainly in collage and mixed media. Jewell has perfected a technique for printing images directly onto feathers and she collages these into 'headdresses' and 'artefacts.' Her work is a comment on the fragility of nature and the symbolism and meaning of birds and feathers. Her work is held in many public and private collections including the British Museum and the Natural History Museum in London."

Derek Eland

"Derek Eland was an official British war artist in Afghanistan in 2011 and spent a month on the front line in Helmand, embedded with 16 Air Assault Brigade. The resulting work toured galleries in the UK and overseas. In 2016 he was artist in residence at Everest Base Camp and he now paints from his studio in the Lake District. He is a former paratrooper and served with 3 PARA in the 1980s"

Twinkle Troughton

"Twinkle Troughton is an artist living and working in Margate. Her paintings are inspired by the human and historical traces in our landscapes which captivate her. She has exhibited both in the UK and internationally and has work in private collections. Alongside her practice, Twinkle also curates exhibitions and writes for and is the Art & Culture editor of the Margate Mercury."

Peter Lamb

"Peter Lamb Born 1973 London, England - Lives and works in London UK Education 1993 - 1996 Camberwell School of Art, London Solo Exhibitions 2020 House of St Barnabas, London, Gallery Sign, Reykjavik 2017 Redoubling, Torrance Art Museum, California 2014 Boxing Mirrors, BoetzelaerNispen, Amsterdam 2013 A Place That Exists, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London 2012 Parrot and Grasshopper On A Treetrunk With No Handles, BoetzelaerNispen, London 2008 Warm Time Machine, Monika Bobinska Gallery, London 2007 The Unemployed Prophet, CTRL Gallery, Houston 2006 The Art of Dickies and Pollocks, Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles"

Colin Hendry

"Ex-curator with the National Museums of Scotland, attached Scottish Naval Collection (formerly HMS Lochinvar, Port Edgar) and latterly at the Scottish Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield. Exhibition, art and design have been a major element in my career, and helped me to portray the life, service, dedication and sacrifice of service personnel to the general public. During the 1980s, I served with the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service, Leith Unit, Edinburgh."

Clare Youngs

"Clare Youngs trained as a graphic designer but her creative career path has taken lots of different turns along the way. A combination of design and illustration is behind the collaged artworks she creates. She creates papers with pattern, textures and mark making techniques, which are then cut up and pieced together to make a finished piece. Her collages are often animals depicted in a fun and characterful way. She lives on the Kent coast where she spends her time illustrating, writing books, running workshops and creating artworks."

Richard Ballinger

"Richard has exhibited in London, the Glasgow School of Art, and in Ireland. His work is represented in galleries in London and St Ives. He has engaged in multimedia projects with Newlyn Art Gallery in Cornwall and curated shows for the Newlyn Society of Artists. With the Tate Gallery he has taught painting on cruise ships. My favourite part of the painting journey is the shifting, layering and scraping back of paint to unearth a history. Maybe this type of sensual production comes from my early training as an engineer at a factory which made the plastic moulding machines for Airfix models. Born in Gloucestershire in 1957, I grew up in the countryside next to a wood, and happy memories of childhood freedoms, a time spent roaming the wilds seeking adventures, are part of my makeup when I paint today. I do not draw in the landscape, I draw from it. I also use photographs, newspaper articles and books to help the process. Also a keen gardener, I am currently, when not at the canvas, taming a heavily overgrown 3 acre wilderness. This engagement with nature and plants provides much of my inspiration for my current work."

Christopher Tansey

"Christopher Tansey is a Hull based artist who studied Fine Art at Hull College and Liverpool John Moores University. Tansey employs vaguely representational elements and motifs to produce process driven paintings that are semi-autobiographical and self-reflective. Concerned with concepts of 'isness' and 'whyness', his work questions the pursuit of meaning through the act of painting, calling on his own memories, experiences and positionality to construct his own visual language."

Luke Knight

"“For me, my paintings are both of about time and place but also of a feeling and an experience. I very much enjoy the physical process of painting, this is why I prefer to paint on board as it allows me to sand, scrape and polish the paint surface. Where canvas might rip or tear, wooden board will stand up to the process. I create layers and either add or take away from subsequent layers to build up a painting. Developing the painting in this way takes time but the time allows the painting to grow, one layer informing another while the painting develops both in my mind and on the surface. The extended period allows for many moments or fragments of observations and memories to inform the painting and, like our thoughts and feelings are built of many fragments of observation and layers of experience, my works are too.”"

John Pedder

Bench Allen

"Bench Allen is a London based printmaker and illustrator, hailing from the Ocean City of Plymouth. Known for his encyclopaedic documenting of natural history and specialising in nautical narratives; his work is inspired by the beauty of the natural and unnatural world - from the Mariana Trench to the Crab Nebula"

Carol Robertson

"Painter, printmaker and watercolourist, lives in London and exhibits worldwide. Represented by Flowers Gallery in UK and USA. Makes luminous and colourful geometric formations, particularly circles, that reference landscape and architecture, ritual, nature and the cosmos. Although abstract, the work is never disconnected from the real world."


"Shuby's street art began in 2007 with work inspired by the The Velvet Underground, singer and dancer Josephine Baker, illustrator Martin Sharp and film maker Busby Berkeley's, 'Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat'. The common motif of the three being the banana. Shuby has pasted her collaged posters in many destinations around the world. Her banana and bunny motifs have become naughty but innocent calling card, instantly recognizable and intrinsically humorous. In Shuby's studio work she has developed a distinctive style with a wide range of varied source material that encompasses found photos, retro film posters, advertising and pop images. These are all deconstructed, reworked and punctuated with her evolving motifs."

Alice Irwin

"I graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2018 and was invited to present my first solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park later that same year. During the subsequent years I have taken part in various group and solo exhibitions at The Flowers Gallery, Southwark Park Galleries, The Piece Hall, Halifax, ANAGRA Gallery in Tokyo and most recently exhibited two large public sculptures for Kensington and Chelsea Art Week. I currently have some public art at Tremenheere Sculpture Garden, and in August will be having a Solo Show in the gallery. The playground is an important space and an integral theme in my practice. I look at different memories, social skills, imagination and psychological trauma felt in such sites of activity and social interaction. I want some aspects of my work to be playful, naive and comical, whilst others will be more thought provoking. My work offers sensual contrasts: parts feel tactile whilst others create kinetic experiences in the mind. There are visual contrasts designed to stimulate different kinds of memory, and there are recurring motifs that may take different forms and generate different emotions. For example, the three fingered motif may appear as a balloon or something darker. Another simple form, the robotic figure, references the human condition as well as modern technology. Image of Alice, credit - Oliver Holm"

Catherine Eldridge

"Catherine Eldridge (b. 1986) is a British visual artist who lives and works in London. Her technique draws on the work of past masters, she cites titian (1490-1576) and Velazquez (1599-1660) as important influences, as well as the work of the Manet (1832-83). closely linked with nature, she works from life alongside photography, often creating sculptures to provide the basis for her paintings. The artist’s classical painting technique combined with subject matter that defies straightforward interpretation incites thought within a setting that is both formal and conceptual. Eldridge trained at Leeds University (2008) and the Florence Academy of Art (2015), she has exhibited internationally and her work features in both public and private collections. "

Dairo Vargas

"Colombian by birth, Dairo Vargas is a contemporary fine artist who draws influence from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to forge a connection with our behaviour in modern society. His abstract work directly references the old masters while simultaneously conveying differing psychological states. Vargas is interested in the representation of external responses from internal experience and vice versa. Each image gives access to subconscious memories and emotions. The paintings appear to be either in stillness or movement and the fluid brush strokes invite the viewer to reflect on personal memory and encourage introspection. The work aims to capture the thinking process. Vargas uses gestural free association to represent the mind at the point it connects to a higher energy, releasing unlimited thoughts and emotions. Vargas' work has been shown in London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Dubai and Hong Kong and features in multiple private collections."

Rachel Joy Price

"Rachel Joy Price is a Lettering Artist based between London + Paris, with a style defined by strong colours and 3D forms. Rachel's work is versatile, spanning a variety of media from traditional sign painting for commissions as art pieces, large scale murals to crafting logos, fonts & 3D lettering for brands, advertising, packaging, books & prints. She works with agencies worldwide, with clients including Adidas, Google, Apple, Karl Lagerfeld, Galaxy, Walkers and Bombay Sapphire."

Daisy Emerson

"Daisy Emerson is a British artist specialising in hand painted type and lettering. She primarily uses the method of traditional sign writing and gilding to produce beautiful handcrafted words, often on luxurious materials such as polished or honed marble stone, as well as brass and lacquered wood. Daisy has a highly distinctive lettering style combined with her signature pastel colour palette, with pink being one of the most consistently used colours in her work. More often she will also lovingly hand finish most of her pieces with gold leaf. Her lettering style is bold, modern and slick and often highly finessed and crafted to perfection. Daisy translates much of her work into limited edition prints which are available to buy through her online shop. Most of Daisy’s large format prints are printed using traditional silkscreen with finishing touches like gold leaf, metallic inks and glitter. Her release of gold foil mini prints have proved a popular addition to her website with many of the limited editions selling out very quickly. With a strong interiors focus, Daisy creates beautiful pieces for beautiful settings."


"Inspired by the colour, lines and energy of city life, Tez expresses his unique style through a diverse range of processes and media. Working alongside renowned street artists, he has established his recognisable geometric shapes that allow for playful interactions between his art and its audience. He uses intricate stencil methods such as screen printing, taping and paper cutting to create fine art prints, murals and canvases. Inspired by the colour, lines and energy of city life, Tez expresses his unique style through a diverse range of processes and media. Working alongside renowned street artists, he has established his recognisable geometric shapes that allow for playful interactions between his art and its audience. He uses intricate stencil methods such as screen printing, taping and paper cutting to create fine art prints, murals and canvases."

David Horgan

"Hi my name is David and I am a South London-based painter. I love to tell stories and aim to convey a narrative through a colourful, emotive and bold style that expresses character and humour. Almost all of my work work is figurative and I aim to convey is a connection and empathy with the subject. With my portraits in particular hope to capture personality and spirit in an expressive style. In my broader pieces I tell more of the subject's story and build fictional scenes around characters integrating symbols, words, texture and patterns to further connect on an emotional and aesthetic level. I take my inspiration from an amalgamation of every day life and experience that I witness and see unfold, intermingled with popular culture and iconography. Inspiration can come from anything, be it how I see someone put down paint or make a mark, a photograph, literature, poetry, a humorous soundbite, a texture or pattern. My wife's dance moves."

Ben Walker

"Ben Walker was born in Cheshire and lives and works in Kent. He is a painter with an interest in English landscape, folk horror , Factory Records and a distinct era of British culture and TV programmes and films - 1970s and 80s educational programmes for schools, children's' tv programmes and public information films. He studied at Sheffield Hallam University and Wimbledon School of Art. He has exhibited widely, including at Transition Gallery and Charlie Smith London, and in the Marmite Prize, and in 2012 won the Jack Goldsmith Painting Prize. He studied on the Turps Correspondence Course 2018-19, and had work selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019. He has curated group shows in London and Cambridge. He has work in private collections in the UK, the US, Canada, Ireland, Europe, India and Japan."

Samuel Coleman

"Samuel Coleman is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art. His London-based practice focusses upon the responsive and playful dimensions of a process-led enquiry that explores the analogue processes of letterpress and screen printing. Although informed by a broad range of art and design practice, his primary interests consider aspects of legibility in typography and print."

Helen Booth

"Helen Booth studied at Wimbledon School of Art, graduating in Fine Art Painting in 1989. In 2019 she received a Pollock Krasner Award from New York for her painting and also 1 of the 12 International Abstract Painting Awards from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in the USA. Helen Booth's recent paintings concentrate on the limitless variations of the single dot. Often the dots follow disjointed lines, or they crowd together in amorphous blocks. Sometimes they are destroyed by gravity with dripped paints. The works explore both an impulsive and repetitive way of mark-making that is both gestural and meditative. Straight and dynamic lines often appear alongside the more gossamer transient dots in the paintings. The dot itself can be many things, a puncture wound, a beginning, an end, an existence, or a loss. It can be the end of a sentence or punctuation in a landscape. It can symbolise life, and it can represent death - a complete stop. When Booth paints, she tries to balance action and inaction. Oil allows her to do this, each layer forcing a pause in the work's construction. She pours and drags the paint across the surface - this juxtaposition of imposed structure and the loosely applied paint is an emotional response to the painting process. Her restrained palette creates work that focuses on the mark without the distraction of colour. This way of working, the hands-off exchanges of the paint, the force of gravity and the element of chance are fundamental to her ideas. The internal alchemy, the human condition, of being and not being, of life and death, is what Booth is striving to capture within the work. A recent Residency in Iceland has greatly informed her practice. Standing in what can only be described as a Divine landscape has reinforced Booth's personal belief that Nature is the most potent force and that trying to capture the essence of Nature in its purest form is essential to her as an artist. The cycle of birth and rebirth, in life and in Nature, is key. Helen Booth is exhibited at various galleries throughout the UK and her work is held in several private collections around the world."

Patrick Morrissey & Hanz Hancock

"Patrick Morrissey - Morrissey’s modular language promotes an appearance of gradual mutation. Permutating, numerical sequences are used in the process of creating febrile images, seemingly operating between two and three dimensions. This process leads to a kinetic binary outcome which can either be modified, controlled or left to accrue randomly. In every instance, the intention is not to present an identifiable focal reference point, but rather to induce in the viewer a visual and physiological saturation of consciousness. Hanz Hancock - Hancock’s work is derived from the use of numerical sequences that create a rudimentary code which ultimately creates variable, mandala-like imagery in his drawing, painting and constructions. The picture plane is galvanized into a series of alternating planes which are evanescent in appearance but never typically 'kinetic'. The structures that form in the close mesh of drawn lines coalesce and dissipate, and are metaphors for the transient nature of geometric form found in the natural and built environment. Both artists work individually but also share common practice and have curated and shown work internationally and in the UK. They co-founded and continue to run Saturation Point, the online editorial and curatorial project in London, with the objective of contextualising dialogue around systems, reductive and geometric practice within a broader framework of contemporary British Abstraction."

Hassan Aliyu

"British born Hassan Aliyu is a doctorate researcher in Fine Art at the University of East London. He received his undergraduate art training at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he merited the Nigeria Art Council prize for Best Final Year Student in the 1986 graduating year. Since relocating to the UK in 1990, his work has been widely exhibited and collected. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Art (FRSA), he is founding president of the Nigeria Art Society UK. An established artist, his work is available to view in his private Gallery, Wodonga and his studios in Rainham Essex. Hassan's forthcoming projects include the Legacies of Biafra touring exhibition which will be displayed at Gallery Oldham from 20th October 2021 to 26th February 2022."

Kieran Ingram

"At the age of 17 Kieran attained a scholarship to study classical drawing and painting techniques at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. After he completed his studies he moved to London to establish a studio and produce work for exhibitions in Australia and the UK. Still life is the primary focus of Kieran's work. Literature, natural history, archaeology and anthropology are common subjects he explores. Some of his paintings are inspired by entire stories, some by passages from books and many of them are interpretations of poetry. Kieran has won many art prizes, most recently Cooper Art Prize 2021 and Come Rain or Shine Prize 2019, and has strong collector base in Australia and the UK."

Angry Dan

"Angry Dan writes poems, songs and stories. He paints his poems as bold, colourful street murals and studio paintings. He was commissioned by the Mayor's London Borough of Culture 2019 to create a treasure hunt of his limerick murals around Walthamstow, East London. He has more site-specific commissions in London, Carlisle, and New Brighton. He has exhibited at Jealous Gallery, BSMT Space, Art The Arms Fair, and Glastonbury Festival. His sold-out debut solo show, Angry Dan's London Borough of Limericks, opened at 1B Window Gallery, Walthamstow, from August 1-31st 2020. His animated short film, The Man Who Stood Still Forever, was described as '...ingenious' by The London Economic, and was selected for The Shortest Nights Film Festival. His second film, Let's Play Scrabble, was described as '...delightfully sinister' by BooooooomTV. He recently joined literary agent, Bell Lomax Moreton, to publish a book of illustrated limericks. His limericks have been described as 'awesome' (Time Out) 'truly amazing' (Secret London), and 'brilliantly funny work' (Art On A Postcard). Global Street Art called him 'King of the limerick'. He is a self-taught illustrator, animator, painter, and musician. Image of Angry Dan - credit Anna Alcock."

Vanessa Gardiner

"Born in Oxford, Vanessa Gardiner studied first at Oxford Polytechnic 1978-79, and then at Central School of Art and Design in London 1979-82. Since graduating her work has been consistently shown in solo exhibitions in London and regularly throughout the UK. Her paintings are held globally in public and corporate collections. I have always been drawn to the natural geometry of coastal regions and the dramatically beautiful landscape of north Cornwall has long been a recurrent source for my paintings. The geometric angles, lines and shapes formed where land meets sea has an ever absorbing fascination for me."

John Taylor

"John Taylor was originally trained as a theatre and film designer at Central St. Martins School of Art in London. He has been painting professionally for over thirty years and shows regularly in London galleries and art fairs. His work is held in private collections worldwide. He lives and works in South East London. John takes his inspiration from the St. Ives School of Art but adds his own personal geometric simplicity and clarity. His abstract paintings are acrylic or oils often with added painted card shapes. His acrylic collages emphasise his passion for using shape colour and form to create drama."

Adam Bridgland

"A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Adam has exhibited widely in the UK, America, Europe and Asia. The British Museum, the V&A, UBS, Boeing Asia and Debbie Harry are just some of the collectors of Adam's work. In July 2009 Adam was awarded his first major public art commission by Commissions East. He has since gone to complete a number of important projects, including work for YouTube, Heal's, Airnimal bikes, SmartLIFE, Jacuzzi and Eastern Pavilions."

Heath Kane

"Heath Kane is a UK based artist, born in Australia. His approach to art draws on his background in design and advertising, with a focus on creating simple, iconic and memorable pieces that have the ability to tell stories that are linked to a larger narrative. Within his pieces there often lies subtle but subversive themes. Since coming to prominence with his 'Rich enough to be Batman' series his original paintings and prints have appeared in leading galleries around the world. With collaborations with Wired Magazine, Saatchi Art and Penguin Books creating the last published covers of George Orwell. Heath's work is a powerful blend of design, art and message."

Mr What and Mrs Why

"A Fashion Design graduate from Kingston University, Deane Hodgson operates from his studio in the North-East of England under the guise of Mr What & Mrs Why. His art involves experimenting with found ephemera to create contemporary analog collages that explore a diverse range of subject matter, from architecture and automobiles to animation and abstraction. He enjoys nothing more than to root around second-hand shops and fairs for old, unloved photographs, books and magazines, which he breathes new life into to produce his wildly varied works. Using no digital manipulation whatsoever, his hand-cut approach gives real connection to his work, with any slight imperfections only serving to enhance and embrace the repurposed nature of it."

Jana Nicole Conway

"Jana Nicole's works are often memories in mixed media, upcycling nostalgic materials and iconic images to fuse them with architectural salvage and abstract backdrops, often evoking a myriad of emotions from the spiritual to the comical, the classically familiar to the downright bizarre. Now resident in the UK, she exhibits her works regularly in and around London and the South East as well as in her native Palm Springs."

Alexander Owen

"Alexander Owen is a contemporary artist currently based in London. His practice explores the relationship between digital image making and painting through the lens of contemporary queer culture. Through painting, Owen looks to understand how the high gloss industrial images can be translated over to the traditional medium of painting. The paintings’ compositions take a camp play on the performative nature of hyper-masculine industries; machinery and identifiable objects are pushed to further their link to contemporary queer aesthetics."

Lisa Robinson

"Lisa Robinson is a contemporary painter based in Wakefield. Her work is underpinned by an interest in the process aspect of painting, with the outside world used as a catalyst for composition and mark making. The juxtaposition of light, shadow, colour and line observed in architectural details, whether in the urban landscape or film, provide inspiration for artwork. These visual details are deconstructed and placed on the surface as abstracted components. Numerous paintings are worked on in the studio, with the initial layers applied quickly using fluid brushstrokes, until the process becomes more measured. The combination of blocks of geometric opaque colour and structural lines convey a sense of depth to the flat surface of the painting. Lisa studied at Manchester School of Art gaining First Class Honours in BA Fine Art Painting. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been shortlisted for the New Lights Art Prize, ING Discerning Eye Prize and was a recipient of The Joan Day Painting Bursary."

Richard Ducker

"Richard Ducker's practice brings together a wide variety of processes: sculpture-installation, sound, wall text, drawing and video, and juxtapose these discrete elements to suggest narratives of displacement and explore multiple positions of authorship. While Sci-Fi as a metaphor articulates our hopes, anxieties and desires, a by-product of its escapism is a loss of confidence in the present. It is these elastic narratives of adopted memories and constructed myths locked into a spectacle of theatrical interplay that is of interest. It is the sense of 'wrong place, wrong time' that prevails, or to use Giorgio Agamben's phrase: 'out of jointness'. Since gaining his MA from Goldsmiths in 1991, Ducker has exhibited widely throughout the UK and internationally, including: Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Royal Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Gallery, Sheffield; The Kitchen, New York; The Yard Gallery, Nottingham; Katherine E Nash Gallery, Minnesota, USA; Venice Biennale (off-site); and in London: Serpentine Gallery; Flowers Central; Cell Project Space; CGP; Anthony Reynolds Gallery; Angus-Hughes Gallery; Coleman Projects; dalla Rosa Gallery; Arthouse1, and Cable-Depot. In 2006 Ducker founded Fieldgate Gallery, a warehouse space in Whitechapel, that ran until 2008. Since then he has continued curate under the name of Fieldgate Gallery at various venues. Over the last 2 years his practice has predominantly been in making films."

Tyler Watson

"Tyler Watson is a British Post Pop Figurative painter, currently based in Hertfordshire. His work aims to convey the beauty in the everyday mundane objects we pass by without a second thought."

Melody Bourdon

"Melody Bourdon is a London based artist. Originally from the South of Frame, she studied at Aix-en-Provence’s Fine Arts College and now pursues printmaking within Jealous’ studios. Her work is often a play with words, whether hidden in imagery or as the main focus, thus incorporating her skill and passion for type."

Tracey English

"I am an illustrator and surface pattern designer who likes to create images out of collaged bits of paper. I live in SW London with my family and most days you will find me snipping away in my tiny studio full of paper scraps, paints, glue and scissors. I create images for art licensing and commissions and recent clients include, Bloomsbury Publishing , Quarto Books, The Art File, Waterstones, Clothworks and many more."

Jack Davis

"The West Penwith peninsula is at the end of the line, remote, rugged and embodied with an ancient primal majesty. Living in such an impressionable environment evokes plenty of inspiration on a daily basis: I am drawn to the raw power of the natural environment and the sublime effect of light. I harness the impulsive energy of my subject matter and create order out of chaos like the landscape I inhabit."

Ian Willis-Bentley

"Ex RAF Veteran born in Cyprus in 1971. Medically discharged after a training accident and became a photographer, working for 16 years as a tour photographer in the music industry with the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Elton John and Brian Adams. Studied Art History at Oxford University. His work has been published all over the world in numerous magazines and papers and on the Web. With 29 years in the industry he has worked (pro bono) for RAFA, The RAFBF, and more recently The RAFCT at RIAT for 8 years, (not a plane spotter!) At the end of the Bosnian Conflict, he, along with other photographers from Europe assigned to The U.N. covered the grim task of documenting the mass graves of those killed, to be used in the war crime trials that where later held at The Hague, and to give families closure. Now relocated to Spain he is still shooting sporting events from Cricket to Mountain Biking, as well as the occasional commercial assignment."

Emma Russell

"Emma Russell is a freelance illustrator making drawings, patterns and paper constructions. She grew up by the sea in Devon and now lives in east London with a flock of imaginary animals who often sneak into her work and a real dog who often sneaks into her kitchen. Using a muted candy colour palette inspired by vintage fashion and design, her illustrations are often funny or faintly unsettling. She is inspired by the meeting of natural and urban environments, which is reflected in subjects like birds, animals and neon signs frequently appearing in her work, and themes of womanhood, memory and mythology. Her work has appeared in all sorts of settings from magazines and websites, through beer cans and badges, to books and heritage signage. Previous clients include: BBC, Octopus Books, The Guardian, KPMG"

Simone Lia

"Artist and writer Simone Lia began painting and drawing in her dad's tool shed at the age of thirteen before going on to study at the University of Brighton and then the Royal College of Art. She writes and draws The Simone Lia Cartoon - a weekly comic strip for The Observer other comic strip series have featured in The Catholic Herald, The Independent on Sunday and The Phoenix. She has written and illustrated several books for adults and children including her graphic novels Fluffy and Please God, Find Me a Husband and her children's novels They Didn't Teach THIS at Worm School! and The Secret Time Machine and the Gherkin Switcheroo. Simone lives and works in London."

Terry Greene

"Terry Greene is a painter living and working in West Yorkshire. His B.A. in Art & Design was received from Bradford College. Subsequent to that he received his M.A. in Theory of Practice from Leeds Metropolitan University. Greene is engaged in an exploration of the duality of paint; as structure (the historically located medium of high art) and as agency (in its natural fluid state). His work can be found in a number of private art collections both in the UK and abroad."

Tom Van Herrewege

"My work is inspired by my curiosity of the incredible diversity within the animal kingdom and mankind's interpretation of this across the world. I am interested in how animals have evolved into what they are and the beauty and variety across this spectrum. Yet it is also how people have perceived them throughout history and the consequential impact that we have on them. It is how we understand them, categorize them, create ideas around them, worship and demonize them, utilize them, and many other ways in how humanity makes sense out of animals."

Euan Roberts

"Euan Roberts is a Hastings-based artist whose work focuses on imparting a feeling of optimism, hope or joy onto the viewer. His art is often upbeat in terms of colour, subject matter and composition, but can carry equally unsettling messages. He is regarded as one of the most exciting young artists to emerge from the 'Instagram' generation, having had three sold out solo exhibitions in London and Brighton, alongside numerous sold out limited edition prints."

Lucy Blake

"I am a graphic designer by trade and have also taught the subject for 15 years. I branched out into illustration recently and paint bottles, jars, dogs, chickens, scones, lamb chops, all sorts of things really, just whatever I like the look of. Particularly interested in illustrating typography which is where the bottles began."

David Bray

"David has been working as an illustrator since his graduation from Central St. Martins London in 1992 with a degree in Graphic Design. Commercial clients include such brands as Agent Provocateur, Puma, Absolut, MTV, BBC Television, Harvey Nichols, Canon and Vodafone. His collaboration with photographer Tim Bret Day for the Harvey Nichols campaign, HN on Earth is in the permanent poster collection at the Louvre, Paris. He has been exhibiting as an artist since 2006, with solo shows in London, Portland and Los Angeles and in group shows from Hong Kong, Tokyo, Asbury Park and beyond."

Barbara Peirson

"Barbara Pierson studied fine art at Colchester School of Art after first training as an actor, she has combined a career in theatre and as an artist ever since. Barbara lives in the coastal marshland of Essex, painting from her studio, a stone's throw from the river that washes in and out with the tide. Perhaps it is because of her roots in the theatre, a sense of implicit narrative pervades Barbara Peirson's works, even though this narrative is elusive. The landscapes and the figures that appear in them evoke something neither real nor imagined, more a world half-remembered."

Rob Hodgson

"Rob Hodgson is a writer and illustrator. He spends his days making a mess and turning it into quality illustration projects and kids books. His first book, the Cave, was selected by Booktrust to be given to every child starting school in England in 2019."

Melissa Hartley

"London-based British artist Melissa Hartley works primarily with paint, while initially interpreting her surroundings with the use of photography. She has always believed that painting is much more beautiful and sublime than a photograph could ever be. Melissa paints to portray emotions through a visual sense, typically using colour as a means to control the energy and direct the eye. She distils geometric abstraction that explores the relationships between space, shape, colour and light. Whilst blurring the boundaries between painting and sculpture, she describes her work as 'bold yet ethereal' Graduating in 2019 with a BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins. Melissa's work has been shortlisted for the ACS Studio Prize, 2019 and won The People's Choice for the Hix Award, 2019. Exhibitions and auctions including: Art on a Postcard Auction, for International Women's Day, London, 2020. The Crossover, The Auction Collective X Motley, London, 2019 and Vibrancy, Brownsword Hepworth, London, 2019."

Ozlem Thompson

"Born in Istanbul, Özlem Sorlu Thompson paints in the flat where Piet Mondrian made his art studio in London. With Mondrian her influences also include the great expressionist artist Kandinsky and abstract surrealist Joan Miró. Özlem's imaginary abstract, colourful, joyful works have already made their way into the homes of renowned celebrities such as actress Anita Dobson and her husband Brian May, musical theatre star Maria Friedman, actor Andy Nyman, and several private collectors."

Paul Wadsworth

"Painting in the far south west of Cornwall. I work out on location trying to capture the essence of the day in the movement, rhythm and energy of the paint ."

Susie Hamilton

"Susie Hamilton lives and works in London and is represented by Paul Stolper Gallery. She has had solo exhibitions in Moscow, Oslo and Flo, Norway and been in group shows in Romania, Gdansk and Yantai. She has been selected for John Moores Painting Prize, Jerwood Drawing Prize, RA Summer Exhibition and the International Print Biennale. Since lockdown she has made works about Covid doctors, some of which were bought by The Science Museum and Imperial College Healthcare. She has worked with the mental health charity, Hospital Rooms since 2018, painting murals for psychiatric intensive care units in Exeter and Hammersmith."

Patricia Mitchell

"Patricia Mitchell is a zoological and botanical artist using paper sculpture as her medium. Her silhouettes are layered in a theatrical style creating a theatre of wildlife including insects and jungle. Patricia has worked alongside with notable hotels and designers in the UK, America, Holland, Switzerland and Spain."

Richard Levine

"Ultimately, abstraction and figuration are dynamically intertwined in the interests of_x000B_ making a more compelling painting or print. This produces an effect of creating a work that has a pop-psychedelic vividness. The work becomes more alive and pops with visual energy. The process I use helps create the illusion of 3 dimensions and produces an effect of movement. It presents to people a familiar form: Be it dogs, cartoon characters or famous portraits-and allows new ways of seeing by blurring the distinctions between abstraction and representation. Ultimately, my aim is for my work to uplift people through its positive visual energy."

Felicity Keefe

"Felicity Keefe has exhibited in galleries throughout the UK, abroad in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris and Singapore, and at all of London’s major Art Fairs. Her contemporary landscape pieces are inspired by her experience of the British landscape as it changes and reacts to seasons, weather and time. She is also inspired by a blending of traditional landscape, literature and personal mythology which form an inner narrative within each series. Her work is distinctive for it's sense of atmosphere, often brooding, but also starkly beautiful. Felicity currently lives and works in Bath."

Kara Strachan

"Kara Strachan is a self taught Southport born artist. Her distinctive style and subject are inspired from her many years of floristry running her own successful business in North London. A move to Staffordshire allowed her appreciation of old English gardens and her fascination with ancient woodlands to be shown in her paintings depicting the seasonal atmosphere that nature creates. Since 2007, Kara has been based in her studio gallery in Lichfield holding solo exhibitions, running workshops and selling her work both nationally and internationally. Outside of the studio she has been tasked with designing and painting anamorphic 3D artworks for multinational companies, museums and educational establishments. Kara also travels the British coastline and interprets the atmosphere of the sea and skylines capturing the mood on canvas in vibrant acrylics, mixed media and oils.. Her love of the coast, woodlands and flowers is thoughtfully represented through her bold atmospheric paintings."

David Brett

"London-based artist David Brett creates bold, energetic abstract landscape paintings, taking inspiration from the natural and urban environments. He uses an intuitive approach to explore colour and light, as he seeks to communicate an individual response to his surroundings. He has pursued a more abstract path in recent work, drawing on different strands of experience – including his former career of 27 years as a news journalist at the London Evening Standard. His work has been exhibited internationally and is also in collections around the world."

Robert Saunders

"Robert Saunders is a painter based on the north coast of Cornwall. He has a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Art from the University of Northumberland and had further private tuition from the late internationally renowned painter Riduan Tomkins. His artworks are abstract with some abstract-figurative elements that are open to interpretation. Exploring the interface between our inner and outer worlds, they reveal meditative journeys over time that present in visually dynamic yet balanced states that are both playful and calm."

Sarah Dwyer

"Sarah Dwyer (Born in Cork Ireland) She has a Master's in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London. Sarah has exhibited internationally in USA, Europe and Japan, also curating several exhibitions in the UK. She has works in private and public collections in both Europe, the USA, Japan. Recent shows include 'Black Chat, Sew Rib' at Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London 2020, 'Tink' a Solo Exhibition at Jane Lombard Gallery NY 2019, Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley Gallery London 2019, 'Out There Out Where', Boston Manor House, London 2018 , The John Moores Painting Prize, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 2016, New Order; British Art Today, 2014 at The Saatchi Gallery, London. Sarah's practice includes painting, drawing, printmaking and experimental sculptures. Punchy exuberant re-imaginations of her familial surroundings and bodily forms are excavated with a somewhat mischievous and subversive approach."

Mark Curryer

"Mark Curryer's bold, atmospheric cityscapes are inspired by distinctive architecture and the day to day trappings of urban life. He is fascinated by the effect of rain on the city, particularly at night, and the way the multiple light sources play in the reflections. Mark's stunning images are created with little conventional brush work. Mark has exhibited all over the UK with his work selling worldwide. Aside from a successful series of sell-out shows, some of his recent achievements include being named as a finalist for 'Best up and coming Published Artist' of 2018, and a superb live painting exhibition at the Edinburgh Fringe."

Marissa Weatherhead

"Marissa has exhibited at The Royal Academy, The Venice Biennale, Group Shows and Art Fairs throughout Europe, as well as New York and London . She received The Boise and John Minton Scholarships while at The Royal College of Art and also has a large commissioned piece at The Barbican Centre. London She has recently held several solo shows at The Oriel Gallery Wales , Denise Yapp Gallery, Wales and Panter and Hall Gallery, London. Marissa's recent paintings have been influenced by several 'Artist in Resident' programmes held in Spain and Italy. These Residencies have been influential in creating differing responses and applications in her paintings."

Kellie Ahl

"I am Kellie Ahl, an Intuitive Expressionist Artist & Creative Guide. I specialise in teaching my painting process to anyone who is curious by facilitating Workshops, 1:1s and leading my transformational Creative Women's Circles. In addition to my personal work, I also paint live at events and create powerful personal pieces of commissioned art to put the stamp of your soul in your home."

Lucy Stevens

"Lucy Stevens is a British Contemporary artist whose work explores our relationship with the natural environment on a social and cultural level. She draws inspiration from ornithology and colour theory. She is also an amateur birdwatcher. Her projects often include working in collaboration with experts in the natural world including scientists, museum curators, ornithologists, photographers and musicians. She creates mixed media abstract portraits of birds on paper, and sound works developed from gathering field recordings. Her most recent work in partnership with The British Trust of Ornithology and the Wildlife Trust explores the effects of climate change on birds via a body of mixed media artwork, some of which is informed by research that demonstrates declines in bird populations and changes to bird behaviour (migration and egg laying) due to extreme weather changes. This work was exhibited in May 2021 at StudionAme, Leicester. Lucy lives and works in Leicester. She received an MA and BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and art fairs across the East Midlands, Yorkshire, East Anglia, and London. She has also taken part in artist residencies in Scotland, Brussels, France, and Sweden."

Kerry Harding

"Contemporary landscapes derived from my everyday vistas on the north Cornish coast."

Dan Coombs

"The British artist Dan Coombs ( b.1971 ) creates his compositions from studies in collage and paint , which unite his figures with entirely invented surroundings, landscape dream worlds and interior spaces. These are human encounters charged with a mysterious, symbolic power. They are explorations of guilt, beauty and fear of isolation, that draw on myth, religion and psychoanalysis in order to grasp the real within the imaginary. The paintings have a formality of composition and balance that underpins the energy of their execution but remain deliberately left open to interpretation from the viewer. They are attempting to capture the essence of an emotional situation, to represent ideas or embody meanings. The figures have an uncanny ambiguity - they can be interpreted as emanations of the artist's psyche, or as creatures in their own right - trapped within dreamlike, gestural landscapes of heightened colour."

Jo De Banzie

"Jo de Banzie is a photographic artist and storyteller, who's work combines historical research with memory and imagination. Employing the materiality of historic and alternative process, she turns a female gaze on the physical spaces and internal landscapes of loss. Her work is held in the National Art Library Collection at the V&A."

Gerda Roper

"I trained as a Fine Artist at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design , Cheltenham and Exeter and Reading Universities. I have continued being a practising painter since then , while working in the Art Departments of various Universities. I am currently a member of the Welsh Group and exhibiting all summer in a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art ,Machynllyth . My work is figurative I paint in oil, and draw with pencil, my studio overlooks the sea at Barry Island ."

David Rowlands

"David’s paintings aim to present a realistic record of war. He has received many commissions from the Army and RAF. He has had a passion for sketching soldiers since childhood. In 1974, he joined the staff of the National Army Museum. He began as a full-time artist in 1977. He was invited to accompany soldiers on exercises in Germany during the Cold War, and on operations in Northern Ireland. In 1991 he was the only professional artist in the Gulf at the invitation of the Army, attached to a Warrior crew of 3rd RRF in the desert, sharing the experience of soldiers in the front line and sleeping in bivouac alongside armoured fighting vehicles. In 1993 he was the first war artist to visit Bosnia and British troops in Operation Grapple. In 1995 he painted British, French and Dutch troops around Sarajevo. In 1999, he accompanied the Army into Kosovo. In 2001, he was commissioned by Permanent Joint Headquarters (PJHQ) to record Exercise SAIF SAREEA in Oman. David has accompanied the Army on operations in Afghanistan (2003, 2007 & 2008). He was hosted by 7 Armoured Brigade in Iraq in 2003. He has painted numerous pictures for the Special Forces."

Lee Herring

"Lee's contemporary abstract paintings are colourful, textured and full of movement. Aiming to change the perception of somewhat dated subjects and injecting them with an urban twist. He allows bold, intuitive marks to clash and merge in perfect harmony. Viewers are invited to explore negative spaces and eye-popping shades of colour. He uses sprays, markers and acrylic paints to create layers of textured backdrops. Areas are manipulated to reveal hidden chinks of buried colour. Each painting evolves in a free-flowing spontaneous, process with each mark influencing the next. Non-traditional tools (knives, trowels and scrapers) allow for a loose and energetic application. The abstract and expressional are expertly balanced…Splashes of neon spray and blobs of pastel are ever present. Textures pop from the surface exploring a new era of painting."

Chike Azuonye

"I am a Nigeria-born British fine artist, living and working in London. I have been active in the London art scene since the late 1980s. My works are remarkable for their depths of expression and thought. At first glance, the viewer is presented with rich vibrant colours, harmoniously orchestrated like music using impasto. Art to me is about life, celebration and immediacy: something to be enjoyed and appreciated. But on a closer look, I have always a message beyond the aesthetic; a narrative which delves into my African roots, as well as my philosophical leaning and pursuits. I am eclectic in my work, and challenge myself with the mastery of various artistic media, such as acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal and watercolour, even though I paint mainly in oil and acrylic."

Elaine Fox

"I am a Contemporary Landscape painter with my main emphasis on the intimacy of my surroundings and the ephemeral sense of belonging. My own arts practice is based around the love of the outdoors and wild places; spontaneous brushstrokes challenge boundaries and seek out intuitive meaning in the landscape. There is a sense of intimacy and a conservative use of marks to represent a feeling or an object and I often work with oil on paper using traditional techniques and like to work with different materials and surfaces allowing the marks and materials to co-exist. I paint intuitively with every piece becoming and entity in its own right, which in turn makes its own demands on creativity and begins to narrate its own journey. My painting is inspired by an emotional, intuitive and spontaneous response to landscape and the natural world, in particular the effect of light and colour are a vital part to the outcome my drawings and paintings. I work in the landscape as well as the studio visually and emotionally responding to the experience of being in nature which I then use directly on whichever surface is appropriate. the work has a sense of place but then can evoke personal interpretations in the viewer."

Brian Sayers

"It is not easy to account for the hallucinatory power and beauty of Brian Sayers' latest paintings. All are still lives depicting various household vessels and implements; most of these look innocent enough, although others suggest the obscure and possibly nefarious practices of a long lost civilization. Yet despite the museum-like hush in which these objects dwell, they slowly become imbued with a range of human emotions: from anxiety, to quotidian contentment by way of a dream- like introspection; all seem present in the internal arguments of these compositions. Like earlier painters of the still life such as Zurbaran, Cotán and Morandi, Sayers achieves his uncanny effects though nuance and restraint, and through a meticulous attention to the harmonies and tensions of form. To enter his work is to enter a cabinet of curiosities in which the art of seeing is transformed into an almost mystical fascination with everyday objects, the space that surrounds them, and the relationships they may or may not have with each other, and with us. SLADE SCHOOL OF ART 1974-8"

Annie McLean

"I am a professional artist working mainly in oils and acrylics, although I do enjoy using a wide variety of other mediums. I was born a ‘creative’ with an imagination that has created other worlds through both the written word and the visual. Although I wish I had had the opportunity to develop my passion for creating art as a young person I cannot ignore the life-experiences that have formed my present love of landscape and nature. Originally born in North Lanarkshire. I moved away in the mid-70’s to marry my RAF husband and raise four daughters, mainly in the Oxfordshire area. In 2002 I moved to East Anglia where I established myself as an artist in Suffolk before returning to Scotland in 2014. It has always been the land that has inspired me: the sleepy traditional chocolate-box country villages of Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds; the huge skies of East Anglia; the drama of the glens, lochs and mountains of Scotland. I have the advantage of living and working at the border of two of the most beautiful counties in Scotland: Angus and Perthshire. My studio is in Coupar Angus, Perthshire and I also have a small gallery next door."

Craig Jefferson

"Craig Jefferson is a Scottish born artist now living in Northern Ireland. He began his creative career at Leith School of Art, Edinburgh, in 2002 and continued his studies at Edinburgh College of Art graduating with an Honours degree in Drawing and Painting. Craig has had solo shows in Edinburgh, Belfast and London and in 2016 became a member of the New English Art Club. He has taken part in several prestigious Academy and group exhibitions including the Columbia Threadneedle Prize the Lynn-Painter Stainers Prize. Craig's work is expressive in terms material and colour use. His paintings are characterised by heavily worked surfaces exploring the profound nature of reality. Craig is strongly influenced by the abstract expressionists and by colourists such as Bonnard and Soutine. These artists had an instinctive response and deep connection with reality, something that Craig aspires to attain in his own work."

James Hoy

"James Hoy is a London based artist who looks to find an intimate connection with the sitter or subject. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, his practice is always firmly rooted in drawing and observation."

Jane Oldfield

"Jane was born and brought up in Harewood near Leeds, Yorkshire UK. She was at Hornsey College of Art in the late 1960s. Then she gained a M Sc at UMIST, Manchester. Following the birth of her daughter in 1980, she developed her painting practice and in 2002 she was showing her 'Harewood series' at Fresh Art at the Business Design Centre Islington. Through groups such as RAG and Bad Behaviour she has exhibited in London and around the country as well as Beijing, Spain, Italy and Belgium. She has also had residencies in Hackney, Aldeburgh and New York."

Graeme McNay

"I am a collage artist living, and working, in North Ayrshire on the west coast of Scotland. I’m passionate about collage and how it can present everyday images in a new light. I enjoy the challenge of piecing together, sometimes random, pictures to create a mood or a feeling. I also savour the playfulness of collage, and how art can be fun and may even raise a smile or two."

Kate Madden

"I work with objects. For me, art is palpable, a tactile thing. The older and more unusual the object, the stranger the stories it would tell. Foundling objects, those with a completely unknown history, have a vibrancy and tactility that I enjoy disrupting, forcing a new occupation on an old pedant. Very often the item itself will suggest what it needs to become. Older objects of natural substances are best, modern materials such as plastics or resins often lack personality and depth. It does not matter whether the object is functional or broken. Much like an ageing and irritable film star, the charm lies in memory and supposition."

Michael Kelly

"Michael Kelly is a mature student studying an MA in fine art at the University for the Creative Arts (Farnham). Moving from a previous career as a Psychologist with the MOD, to now pursue his lifelong interest in art professionally. He works mainly in acrylics on canvas."

Caroline Keen

"Prior to becoming an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, I have always had a passion for creating and making. This enabled me to have first hand experience of using different art mediums to help me explore my inner emotional world and resolve conflicting feelings. As an artist I have both exhibited and undertaken commissioned art works in Oxfordshire, Suffolk and Norfolk. I enjoy painting en-plein-air (outdoors) allowing me to connect with nature and really get a sense of that unique moment I am experiencing whilst capturing it onto the page. Since February 2018, I have introduced Art Psychotherapy to the Veteran community, being honoured to witness each and every healing journey. Having grown up in a Military family, I already had some understanding of the ethos and culture within this community, along with it’s wonderful sense of humour. Art Psychotherapy has so much to offer; from a simple form of self regulation or calming experience, to working at a more raw depth, using the Arts in a cathartic manner. During trauma the ability to play becomes affected, art has the ability to reinstate this sense of play in a safe environment, which ripples out into all other areas of life."

Stefanie Williams

"London-based artist and doctor Stef Will is a mixed media artist, working at the interface of art and science. Her work explores our sense of self and identity in relation to embodied experience. She is also interested in the cultural narratives related to notions of self during human embodiment. Other lines of enquiry are the nature of consciousness (and connected to that altered states of consciousness) and the nature of reality, i.e. what lies behind the veil of illusion."

Steve Carroll

"I’m a UK Military veteran and was diagnosed with PTSD in 2017. I found the art therapy sessions with Jan at Combat Stress very helpful and have now started selling and donating my art."