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SPA - Meet the Artists 2023

Artists supporting veteran mental health

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."

Hurvin Anderson

"Turner Prize nominee, Hurvin Anderson was born in Birmingham in 1965 and lives and works in London. Royal College of Art 1998. Selected solo exhibitions include: Salon Paintings, Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield, England (2023): Reverb, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK (2021): Hurvin Anderson, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago IL (2020), The Have a Mind of Their Own, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2019): Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, England (2016): Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis MI (2015): Hurvin Anderson: New Works, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2013): Hurvin Anderson: reporting back, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England (2013)"


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."

Russell Tovey

"With an extensive background in film, television and theatre, award winning actor Russell Tovey can most recently be seen starring as Patrick Read in Ryan Murphy's eleventh season of the FX horror anthology American Horror Story: NYC. He can also be seen in the second season of BBC Three's Starstruck with Rose Matafeo as well as a leading role in ITV/HULU drama series The Sister, from Luther creator Neil Cross. He will next be seen in Sony's Screen Gems romantic drama Love Again with Celine Dion and Priyanka Chopra, Dystopian Norwegian series The Fortress directed by Cecilie Mosli and Mikkel Brænne Sandemose as well as Alan Bennett's Allelujah with Judy Dench which had its World Premiere at this year's TIFF Festival. 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 with Imelda Staunton. 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. Their first book "Talk Art: Everything You Wanted To Ask About Contemporary Art But Were Afraid To Ask" has been listed as one of The Sunday Times's Top Ten Bestsellers, and their second book has recemtly been released."

Posy Simmonds MBE

"Posy Simmonds MBE 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."

Winston Branch

"Winston Branch is a British artist originally from Saint Lucia, the sovereign island in the Caribbean Sea. 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. 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."

Kenneth Draper, RA

"Born in 1944, Kenneth studied at the Royal college of Art. During the last six decades has exhibited extensively internationally. He lives and works in Menorca, Spain. Draper initially trained as a painter, studying at Chesterfield College of Art from 1959 to 1962 and at Kingston School of Art, London, from 1962 to 1965. He then went on to spend three years at the Sculpture Schools of the Royal College of Art from 1965. Draper taught at Goldmiths' College School of Art and Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. In 1980 he was elected to the Faculty of the British School in Rome."

Anne Desmet, RA

"Anne Desmet was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1964. She gained a BA & MA at the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Printmaking at Central School of Art and Design, London, UK. She has taught wood engraving widely, inc. at the RA Schools, British Museum and Middlesex University and is a former External Examiner in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and at Kingston College of Art. In 2011, Desmet was elected a member of the Royal Academy of Arts and is only the third wood engraver ever elected to the RA in its entire history. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE) and the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE). In 2018, she was elected an Honorary Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford."

Fiona G. Roberts

"I graduated in 2016 from the MA Painting programme at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London, where I was awarded the Vice Chancellor's Scholarship. I have also completed two years on the Turps Banana painting programme (offsite). My work is held in several collections including the David Roberts Art Foundation. I co-curated an exhibition of 12 women painters titled A Room of One's Own at the Koppel Project Central in London. I have completed artist residencies at the Koppel Project Hive Gallery and Canary Wharf New District. I also have degrees from the London School of Economics and Goldsmiths College, University of London. I live and work in London. My work is available from Aleph Contemporary and Tart Gallery London."

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.. 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

"Working across drawing, sculpture, film, installation and painting, Barnaby uses familiar iconography such as the humble Apple, to subvert the telling of ancient cautionary tales within a contemporary context. Whilst a witty cultural critique characterised his early porcelain figurines, his more recent sculptures, drawings and digital paintings construct layered narratives through repetition and accumulation. In Barford's Word Drawings, abstract pictures are made by writing the same word over and over again. By incessantly repeating words such as Hope, Glory, Truth and Love, Barford asks us to reevaluate their meaning in today's complex socio-cultural environment. Barford (b.1977) has been represented by David Gill Gallery, London since 2004. 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 & Albert Museum, London, the Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, and the National Libraries of France and the Netherlands."

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."

Peter Jones

"Peter Jones (born 1968, Birmingham, UK) studied fine art at Reading University (1988-1992) and since then has lived and worked in London. In 1996 Peter was selected for the Whitechapel Open which marked the beginning of a regular and continuing exhibition presence. Peter held his first solo shows at FRED in London and concurrently at the sister gallery in Leipzig in 2006. The Monkey Paintings series first shown at these two exhibitions confirmed Peter's reputation as an artist and earned him an enthusiastic following. Almost all of the vintage toy subjects of these still-life paintings are collected by the artist for this purpose.Traditionally the monkey in art symbolised the primitive beast within us, and although the paintings of Peter Jones don't deny this inherent quality, they are by turns capricious, playful and vulnerable. The monkey paintings were followed by a group of lamb paintings, dog paintings and an ongoing series of various animal portraits including bunnies and birds. These particular subjects acknowledge and communicate the traditional art historical symbolism of innocence, faithfulness and love. After a hiatus of several years, the monkey series was renewed in 2016, and continues to be the artist's signature subject."

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."

Vanessa Gardiner

"Vanessa Gardiner was born in Oxford in 1960 and studied first at Oxford Polytechnic from 1978 -79 and then at Central School of Art & Design in London from 1979 - 1982. Since graduating, her work has been consistently shown in solo exhibitions at galleries in London and regularly throughout the UK. Her paintings are held in public and corporate collections and privately worldwide."

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."

Susan Du Toi

"Over the years, my art has become an intensely personal experience. I feel that any value it has for other people will most likely come from that. It is a way of placing myself in relation to my surroundings, to other people, and to my past. Only art can allow this dialogue with yourself, this way of working things out. I enjoy many media: ceramics, photography, watercolour, and mixed media within sketchbooks – but principally oil paint and etching. I feel these two disciplines compliment each other and would never want to forfeit one for the other. Etching is wonderful in the sense that you can rework the plate until you are satisfied – deeper bite, burnish and scrape. In paint I have the luxury of greater and easier access to colour, larger works, and of course the enjoyment of pushing paint around."

Carne Griffiths

"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."


"R&F Mo graduated from RCA in 1984 and was awarded the RCA drawing prize. Their practice (sometimes across disciplines) explores narratives that connect the seen the sensed and the dreamed. A member of the performance drawing collective: Foá, Grisewood, Hosea, McCall, they co authored Performance Drawing (Bloomsbury Sept 2020) and completed a PhD Sounding Out: Drawing in response to the outside environment at Camb 2011. Their work was exhibited in A History of Drawing Camberwell Space (2018), is included in the V&A archive collection, and can be seen in Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art (I.B. Tauris 2007) and Hyperdrawing (I.B. Tauris 2012). Mo is represented by Oliver Projects ("

Henrietta Dubrey

"Graduated from Royal Academy Schools 1992 currently works from a studio Cornwall. Figurative and Abstract oil paintings and works on paper. Widely collected. 'My work is generally described as abstract, although I would describe my paintings as autobiographical deconstructions and reconstructions of life. These ideas appear on the canvas surface often as an abstract gestural web, occasionally tangled, occasionally bold and resolved. An iconic form is liberated from a void into being.'"

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."

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."

Elaine Fox

"Contemporary Landscape Artist. My paintings relate to the beauty and essence of the landscape, revealing a spirituality and otherness that we take for granted. The elements from within landscape particularly the wild open places of the Peak District and the Hebrides are particularly inspiring and I use these as a basis for exploration with many different medias. Painting for me is a means of discovery of the landscape but through my own inner emotions and intuitive responses which often are completely different to my observations."

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"

Adam Bridgland

"A graduate of the Royal College of Art, Adam lives and works as an artist in Cambridgeshire. Since his graduation in 2006, he has exhibited widely in the UK, America, Europe and Asia. The British Museum, the V&A, UBS, Boeing 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, Comme Des Garcons, Airnimal bikes, Warchild, Ace Hotel, Soho House, SmartLIFE, Jacuzzi and Eastern Pavilions. "

Alicia Rothman

"Alicia grew up in New York and loved drawing and painting. At age 14 she already decided to be an artist and then attended Music & Art H.S. in NYC before attending college and graduate school to study art. She received her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington. She exhibited her work in numerous group and solo shows for many years including Dillon Gallery, NYC, Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, Laurel Tracey Gallery, NJ, Thomas Deans in Atlanta, Pepper Gallery in London, and the was accepted in the Royal Academy in London Exhibits, Summer 2012 and 2015, National Academy Faculty exhibits, Butler Institute of Art, Governors Island Art Fair 2009."

Martin 'Spike' Dunkin

"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."

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."

Ghislaine Howard

"Ghislaine Howard is internationally recognised as a painter of powerful and expressive means, whose art  charts and interprets shared human experience. Named as a Woman of the Year 2008 for her contribution to art and society, she has published and exhibited widely and has work in many public and private collections, including Manchester Art Gallery, The Whitworth Art Gallery and the Royal Collection. Exhibitions of her work have taken place at numerous prestigious venues including Manchester Art Gallery, Canterbury Cathedral, Imperial War Museum North and the British Museum. She is currently working with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce on a permanent but changing exhibition of her work at their headquarters on Deansgate in Manchester."

Andrew Burns Colwill

"Andrew's childhood culminated in leaving school unqualified His memories of being left to draw and paint at the back of his classes just to keep him under control were to have an obvious impact on the rest of his life. The talent he was cultivating led him to jumping from job to job, either painting scenic artwork for the BBC, painting backdrops for theatre companies and painting murals around Bristol. Such was the confidence within this young man it would be no surprise that as the artist travelled through the 80's he played his part in the local punk bands Vice Squad and Sweet Revenge, this confidence (and some might say arrogance) in his own ability reached a high in 1988 after he raised enough money through commissions, friends and financial institution to hire Ashton Court Mansion for a truly spectacular exhibition of some of his largest works of the time. Over 1,000 visitors attended Andrews exhibition of self belief, times ahead were looking great for this intriguing character of an artist."

Lothar Gotz

"Born in Gunzburg, Bavaria in 1963, Gotz, 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: Universitat Wuppertal: Kunstakademie Dusseldorf and the Royal College of Art, London. Solo exhibitions have included at Gasworks Gallery and Chisenhale Gallery in London: Petra Rinck Gallery in Dusseldorf: 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)."

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. "


"For over thirty years I toiled in Fleet Street as a newspaper designer and illustrator. Now retired, I'm really loving living in Dorset, walking our dog and creating art full-time."

Dean Hodgson

"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. "

Ruth Bond

"Ruth's sense of proportion, balance, harmony and colour are a reflection of her background in fashion and interior design. Painting landscapes in Oils has been a natural progression from this experience. She takes inspiration from her extensive travels and the countryside she loves, especially Northumberland and the Outer Hebrides."

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 Aimee Lou Wood, Sadie Frost, Laura Bailey, Theo Fennell, Dr. Alexander van Tulleken, Indira Varma, Amber Le Bon, Suranne Jones, Busy Phillips, Samantha Ronson, Martha Plimpton, Holly Tucker MBE and The Hon William Yerburgh. Commissions and collaborators include Aimee Lou Wood, Jealous Gallery, the Big Issue, Coco Fennell, House of Vans, Art on a Postcard, Promising Young Woman (film) and Hope for Podencos."

David Wightman

"David Wightman (b. 1980, Stockport, Greater Manchester, UK) is a British painter and printmaker based in London, UK. He creates beautiful paintings and prints of fictional landscapes. The surfaces of his paintings are made from textured wallpaper collaged with a technique similar to marquetry. Colour and composition are the key aspects of his work. He studied Fine Art at Middlesex University (2001) and gained an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London (2003). In 2010, David Wightman was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship - a six-month residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, funded by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton's seafront. The commission was funded by Arts Council England. In 2014, Wightman collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. His work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian, Times Radio, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, The World of Interiors, BBC News, BBC North West, and Money Week."

Fran Giffard

"Fran Giffard paints colourful and bold birds over her personal Moleskine diary pages. Inspired by ornithological natural illustrations, Giffard uses watercolour, ink, gouache, and pencil to depict beautiful, poised, and characterful birds in her unique style. The diary entries detailing her day-to-day life serve as an interesting and informal background to her paintings. Giffard paints species from all over the world, with particular attention to South America, Australia, and Europe. Giffard studied Fine Art Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, graduating in 2010. Since then she has exhibited internationally, as well as throughout the UK. Giffard's artwork is held in various private and public collections including that of Sir David Attenborough, The Duchy of Cornwall, The Imperial Healthcare Charity, Fidelity Investments Limited, Jardines Matheson, Masterworks Museum of Art, The Pensions Investment Corporation, Jupiter Asset Management, and Moleskine. "

Morrissey & Hancock

"Morrissey and Hancock are artists who share their practice. The work they produce is grid based and deploys the use of numerical systems, sequences, and rules . These rules can be broken sometimes to achieve a variety of outcomes, each one slightly different from the rest. They also run Saturation Point which is a London based project space and studio with a programme that supports and promotes systems art in the UK and internationally"

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."

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."

Jean Noble RI, SWI

"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!"

Ruth Philo

"Ruth's paintings explore abstraction, through colour, light and surface, often emerging from encounters with place and walking. Her work combines elements of internal and external worlds to convey a sensory experience. The scale is often intimate, the surface of the paintings pared down, with just enough in them, to communicate on both a physical and an emotional level. She regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad and is based in Sudbury, Suffolk. Ruth has an MA Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts and BA History of Art, University of Warwick, she is a member of Contemporary British Painting and also curates shows. Her work has been selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, British Council exhibitions in Poland and Romania as well as Contemporary British Painting shows in China and the US. She has been awarded ACE DYCP and project grants and a British Council Artists International Development Fund Travel Grant for work in China. Her work features in collections in the UK, Ireland, USA, Switzerland and China."

Iain Andrews

"Iain Andrews was born in 1974 and lives in Manchester, UK. He studied painting at University College of Wales, Aberystwyth and art psychotherapy at Sheffield University. Andrews' work mixes the colour palette of contemporary abstract painting with the cracked paint and varnish associated with Renaissance masters and nostalgic Victorian painting, from which he also appropriates various compositional and figurative elements. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, with his most recent show being in Beijing, China, and he has also won several awards including the Marmite Prize for painting and National Art Open and has work in several private and public collections including Walsall Art gallery, Warrington Art gallery, Progressive Collection, Ohio and Yantai Art Museum, China."

Tim Fowler

"Tim Fowler is a professional full-time artist based in Leicester, UK, with a career spanning 16 years. He graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2007, where he earned a degree in contemporary fine art. Currently working out of a spacious factory unit, Fowler has established a dynamic artistic practice that combines creativity, innovation, and a deep passion for visual expression. Throughout his career, Fowler has engaged in various enriching experiences and collaborations. Notably, he participated in an artist residency with Touchlight Genetics, a cutting-edge biotech company located in Hampton. This unique opportunity allowed him to explore the intersections between art, DNA and his our heritage, inspiring fresh perspectives in his artistic endeavours. Recognised for his artistic excellence, Fowler has received Arts Council funding for two solo exhibitions. Over the course of his career, he has exhibited his art in prestigious locations such as London, Leicester, Germany, Ibiza, New York, and Los Angeles. His exhibitions have attracted a diverse audience, captivated by his vibrant and thought-provoking creations. Fowler's talent and versatility have garnered the attention of renowned organisations and brands. He has been commissioned by prominent entities including BT, INESO, Bombay Sapphire, Simply Be, and the Glastonbury Festival. "

Ozlem Thompson

"Born in Istanbul, Ozlem Sorlu Thompson paints in the flat where Piet Mondrian made his art studio in London. With Mondrian her influences also include the great expressionist Kandinsky and abstract surrealist Joan Miro. Ozlem's works have already made their way into the homes of renowned celebrities such as actress Anita Dobson & Brian May, musical theatre star Maria Friedman, actor Andy Nyman, and private collectors all around the world. She is one of seven leading artists in the UK whose designs are featured on giant fibreglass eggs for the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022."

Karl Bielik

"Karl Bielik lives and works in London. His paintings have been in numerous shows at home and abroad, including The John Moores Painting Prize, The RA Summer Show, WAC Art Contemporary, The BEEP Painting Prize, The Marmite Prize and The London Open. He is a member of Contemporary British Painting and is the Founder and Director of Terrace Gallery in London. Bielik also writes and performs in Lark who are signed to Standard Lamp Records."

Otto Schade aka Osch

"Chilean-born Otto Schade is a contemporary urban Artist based in London since 2006. Schade is known for his surreal and at times abstract figurative paintings, drawings, and high-impact street art. The artist has developed a unique and recognisable graphic style involving twisting, interwoven ""ribbons"" that depict his subjects. He is also known by his Orbs, sunsets and sillouetes trying to give a message to the society. Otto has been exhibiting and painting murals internationally in Europe, America, Africa and Asia in the last 13 years. "

Ben Snowden

"I have been a finalist in the National Open Art Competition 2015, the Platform Open Arts Competition 2015 & 2016, the Black Swan Arts Open 2016, The Bath Open Art Prize 2019, Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019 & 2022, the Bradford Open Exhibition 2011 & 2019, the Barbican Arts Group Trust - Artworks Open 2020 and the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020/21. My work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe. I have had the great honour of exhibiting alongside artists such as: David Hockney, Matthew Krishanu, Sean Williams, Robert Priseman, Karl Bielik, Lisa Robinson, Narbi Price, Cathy Lomax, Frank Auerbach, Tracey Emin, Andrew 'Mackie' McIntosh, Alan Davie, Sir Terry Frost (RA), Zoran Music, Andrew Salgado, Enzo Marra, Joan Miro, Terry Greene, Carla Groppi, Sandra Blow (RA), Yuma Tomiyasu, Maurice Cockrill (RA), John Bratby (RA), Mandy Payne, Henry Inlander and William Gear (RA)."

Paul Wadsworth

"Paintings from time spent painting and travelling in india. I paint whilst travelling and keep sketch books of quick observational drawings which serve to jog my memory back in the studio and to just place the image in my head. My process back in the studio is to work on a number of canvases at the same time. Starting with no specific idea the paintings grow as the story emerges from the paint. I tend to bounce from one painting to another finding colours that work creating a rhythm throughout."

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."

Sarah Graham

"British painter Sarah Graham was born in Hitchin in 1977, and works almost exclusively in oil on canvas. She completed a BA (hons) in Fine Art painting from De Montfort University, Leicester in 2000, and has been pursuing her practice ever since. From 2001 - 2007 she exhibited at independent galleries and art fairs in the UK and overseas. From 2007 - 2014 she signed with a major UK fine art publisher, Washington Green, and her work became widely available as limited edition prints, alongside originals, throughout the UK. As of the beginning of 2015, Sarah began self publishing limited edition prints, whilst working on commissions and new paintings for exhibitions and art fairs as an independent artist working from her studio in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. Sarah's paintings are in private collections across the world, in Europe, the USA, Australia, the Middle East, China and South Africa."

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."

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."

Jonathan Parnham

"To evoke the atmosphere, light, texture, movement and sounds from each environment that he discovers, the current practice by Jonathan Parnham initially involves painting on location. His en plein air works are often created in many capricious weather conditions whilst working amongst Icelandic waterfalls and glaciers, Wiltshire Downs or the Cornish coastline. Back in the studio, the experience of working outdoors provides rich stimulus for creating expressive, larger scale paintings and monotypes. Literature provides a key influence within the artist's imagery: the novels of George Mackay Brown, Robert Macfarlane and Magnus Sigurosson are often notable references. A collection of recent paintings and prints have been exhibited in St Ives Cornwall at New Craftsman Gallery and Penwith Gallery: Mount House Gallery, Marlborough, Wiltshire and Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, London (2020, 2021). Jonathan Parnham studied at the Royal College of Art: his work is held in various private collections and he has previously won international film awards for his short, fine art animated films."

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."

Lucy Stevens

"Lucy Stevens is a British artist (b. 1982) who lives and works in Leicester. She received a BA (Hons) and an MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University. Stevens' body of work encompasses mixed media 2D works, field recordings and most recently sculpture- all inspired by the behaviour of birdlife. Her most recent solo show 'Colour Coded Birds' was an interpretation of Leicester Museums' natural science collection exploring creative methods for cataloguing British bird skin specimens via a new body of vibrant 2D and 3D contemporary artworks. Stevens developed a new abstract visual language to explore the behaviour of birdlife and threats to bird population numbers to showcase with visitors to Leicester Museum. Stevens has exhibited across the East Midlands and London, including at The Affordable Art Fair with StudionAme Gallery. She has been commissioned by The National Forest, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Attenborough Arts Centre, The University of Leicester, Wirksworth Festival and Hear This Space to develop new mixed media works on paper and site-specific sound works. She has also taken part in artist residencies in London, Leicester, Scotland, Brussels, France, and Sweden. Public collections include Leicester Museum and Nottingham Trent University."

Viktor Tilson

"Viktor Tilson - Artist. Born: 1964 Yateley, Hampshire, England. I have been painting all my life and started selling work in the mid 1990's whilst working an office job. Yearly solo exhibitions were held around the UK and London. In 2000 (launched in London) I became one of the first British artists to showcase my work online with a dedicated web site. I am untrained and classified as an ""Outsider Artist"" (basically called as such because I didn't attend art college or studied at university) My education back in the 1980's didn't include any history of art and, therefore, despite painting abstract from an early age, I had no way to classify what I was creating until well into my twenties. Having never visited art museums or anything like that I think this added tremendously to me finding my own style. The internet didn't exist when I started out! "

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."

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 root, 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."

Faye Eleanor Woods

"Faye Woods is a Scottish artist currently working out of a home studio in West Yorkshire. Her current work acts as a love letter to the much-loved establishment of the British pub. To Faye, the pub represents a state of emotional freedom where the act of drunken debauchery transcends time itself. The pub is a representation of the inner psyche, the room within rooms that is teetering on the edge of disaster and joy. At the heart of Faye's work is storytelling. Faye uses the physical medium of painting to communicate with the viewer. Mixed in with the ridiculous scenes and bright colours are raw emotion and foot-stomping hilarity."

Rachel Joy

"Lettering artist based between London & Paris. I work with 3D letters, bringing words to life. I aim to evoke positivity, using exaggerated and playful forms along with bold, striking colour combinations"

Peter Mammes

"""Peter Mammes is a South African born artist from Johannesburg. Peter had his first solo exhibition at the age of 16 and has exhibited regularly since then. Peter has an interest in astronomy, history and natural science, and draws much of the inspiration for his artwork from a wide array of places: modern history and politics to ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, Indian patterns from temples and cremation pits, Soviet and Russian neo-classical patterns, and dead animals found in the Namibian deserts. Peter travels extensively to do research for his artwork, having lived and worked in many countries which has influenced his artwork in marked ways clearly visible in his artwork. Peter moved to London in 2018 on an exceptional talent visa, where he resides and works today. He collects antique medical instruments, artefacts and books. He designed a commemorative and circulation coin for the South African Mint in 2018. "

Robert Saunders

"The pictorial gestation and my midwifery of these artworks is a type of metaphysical work. Images evolve as transparent meets opaque, smooth meets complex, hard meets soft, and sharp meets round. They retain what was in relation to what is now, the one informing and enriching the other. As such, the past is visible in my paintings, the present is in movement and the future is always open. In terms of visual inspiration I am drawn to fleeting effects of light on surfaces, to the sky and clouds, and shadows on hills."

Colin Hendry

"Former curator at Scotland's National Museum of Flight and previously at the Scottish Naval Collection. Served five years with the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service in the 1980s."

Philippa Paterson

"Philippa Paterson paints imagined realities using family photos, images from the Internet and life models as source material. Her interest in the human condition feeds her painterly imagination. Thinly applied paint jostles with areas of impasto in her figurative works. Philippa has shown extensivley in the UK as well as New York and Singapore. Her works hangs in private collections and galleries."

Alex Hanna

"Alex Hanna has exhibited both Nationally and Internationally. Using packages and everyday objects as a subject Hanna paints the typically mundane. Alex Hanna has exhibited at the: RA Summer exhibition, Marmite Prize, National Portrait gallery and many other venues."

Lesley Oldaker

"Lesley is a UK based artist exploring how we fit in as individuals and interact with society in our ever-changing urban environments. Through painting, Lesley aims to evoke all the feelings, emotions and experiences we commonly share in our lives. Inspiration and ideas for Lesley's work evolve from events seen in the media, traveling and seeing people's lives and society in general that evoke strong emotional responses to the artist. Her perceptive observations of human behaviour together with her own personal experiences, enhance the emotive narratives of her paintings and often communicate a common sense of displacement, a question of belonging and our purpose in life. Lesley has been painting full time for 10 years and during that period has already accomplished an Invited Artist Residency in China 2013, received Runner-up in Winter Pride Art Awards London 2014, Peoples Choice Award, Bath Art Open 2018, finalist in Hollybush Art Awards(WIA) London 2021, selected six times to exhibit with Flux, London and been featured in various publications, album and book covers. She has exhibited in London, Zurich, New York, New Delhi, Florence, Paris, Stockholm, Bratislava and China, and has work in private/corporate collections worldwide.""

Lloyd Durling

"Lloyd Durling is a British artist working in London. His practice is painting-based and he received his first international solo show in 2010 at Golden, Chicago. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe, Asia and U.S.A, and in 2017 was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Works are held in both public and private collections worldwide: Whitworth Art Gallery and Museum, Progressive collection, America and Nomura Bank, Japan. "

Bench Allen

"Bench Allen is a London based printmaker and illustrator, hailing from the Ocean City of Plymouth. 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."

Simon Goss

"I have always had the urge to draw and did so throughout my school days, eventually gaining Art and Engineering drawing A levels. After a year long Art Foundation Course at Dyfed College of Art I followed on to Technical Illustration in Swansea. The course, in the early eighties had a wide ranging skills based approach which included analytical drawing and life drawing sessions alongside the more technical disciplines. On completion, I worked as a designer/illustrator for an advertising agency and was employed as a part time lecturer in analytical drawing and later as a life drawing tutor on a Foundation course. I completed FETC and PGCE teaching qualifications. I then re-trained as a Graphic Designer gaining my BA (Hons) in 1997 and have been running my own design company for twenty-five years. In 2011 I returned to education to complete an MA in Visual Communication (Contemporary Dialogues)."

Anka Dabrowska

"London based visual artist working in drawing, illustration, sculpture and installation art. Anka Dabrowska (b. 1979 Warsaw, Poland) graduated in 2003 from University of Northumbria in Newcastle where she attained her Masters in Fine Art with distinction. She lives and works in London and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally."

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."""

Andrew McIntosh

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. "

Mandy Payne

"Mandy Payne is painter/ printmaker based in Sheffield. Her work is inspired by urban landscape, particularly Brutalist architecture, social housing, and gentrification. Interested in finding beauty in the everyday, she works with materials that have a physical connection to the sites she depicts, namely concrete and spray paint. Payne has shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the John Moores Painting Prize three times and was a Prize Winner in 2014. She has exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on seven occasions and was the recipient of the Valeria Sykes Award in the New Light Art Prize in 2015. Her work is held in public and private collections worldwide including five paintings recently acquired for The Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth."

Adam Taylor

"Adam Taylor is a British contemporary artist. His paintings can be described as abstract compositions influenced by the coastal landscape of his surroundings in rural West Wales. He strives to capture the mood of the land, distilling the basic forms into pleasing shapes and colour. He works predominantly in oils, but will use enamel paint and different textures at the beginning of the painting process, producing a final piece which is raw and layered. He trained and obtained his degree in Fine Art in 2004 at Cardiff School of Art. In 2022, Adam was selected by the artist Sean Scully to exhibit alongside him at a group show in London."

Kerry Harding

"Kerry Harding's landscape paintings are concerned with experience beyond the ordinary. In her practice she relies entirely on process and the manipulation of paint, working and reworking the canvas in an almost unconscious manner until that moment of enlightenment, that sublime moment of sensory response to abstract shape and colour, when the emerging image asserts its own meaning and direction on the artist. This is a notion of the sublime that precedes the finished image, bringing instinct and awe into the act of making itself."

Sharon Bennett

"A Cambridgeshire based outsider artist Sharon Bennett is passionate about art that is vibrant and striking. Using a range of medium and techniques, Sharon has an artistic style that is deceptively light and playful with darker undertones and references. Sharon has exhibited in group shows in London, Ramsgate and Peterborough Cathedral. She has her debut solo show opening in June called Couturious, which explores Religion, Fashion and Passion. During 2020, her painting of a baby crow (Trevor) was chosen to be part of Grayson Perry's art club and subsequently exhibited in Manchester Art Gallery alongside many high-profile artists. Sharon is inspired by Pop Culture, Religion, Fashion and Passion."


Julie Moss

"Julie Moss lives and works in Cornwall and studied Fine Art at Falmouth University. Previously she grew up in Lancashire and attended Bolton school of Art in 1973 -76, after training to become a florist and working as a textile designer she moved to Cornwall to raise her family. Julie is an active member of the Newlyn Society of Artists. A finalist in the John Ruskin prize and Windsor and Newton painting prize, her work was also selected for stage 2 of the John Moore's prize. Recent exhibitions include the RA summer/winter Exhibition 2020. Her work has been exhibited in the 2019 Venice Biennale, and is held in private collections including the Gallery of Modern Art in Malaysia."

Oliver Hoffmeister

"Oliver Hoffmeister (b.1995 Chesterfield) is a London based painter-printmaker. His work focuses upon the obscure nature of the imagined image, with particular reference to the artist's conceived imagery. More recently Hoffmeister has attempted to delve into his creative process and re-think his paintings, the imagery he makes and the manners in which he works. Since graduating from his undergraduate degree in 2018, Oliver has shown work as part of The Ingram Collection Young Contemporary Talent Award in London, Ghosts That Live Amongst Us in 155a Gallery, London and was long-listed for The British Contemporary Painting Prize 2021. In 2021, he produced his first solo exhibition with Berwick Visual Arts at Gymnasium Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed and has shown work with 36 Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne in a solo exhibition titled ' I Wish I Had Wings'. Hoffmeister was accepted onto the Drawing year 2022-2023, a post-graduate course run by The Royal Drawing School."

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 twenty years and shows regularly in London galleries and art fairs. His work is held in private collections worldwide. John uses throwaway materials in the majority of his works where cereal packets, discarded carton card, envelopes and old papers all feature. These are often disguised, reconstituted and reinvented. The products and by-products of human existence are the materials for his work."

Katrina Wallis-King, PS

"Katrina Wallis-King PS is a landscape and nature artist, and as a member of the Pastel Society, works mostly in pastel and charcoal, and sometimes mixed media. As a figurative artist, observation and drawing underpins her work, which is included in the Pastel Society's annual exhibition, and in galleries around the UK. As a soldier's daughter, Katrina hopes her art can contribute to the valuable support that Combat Stress offers to veterans."

Melvyn Evans

"The work of Melvyn Evans explores the connections between the aural traditions, allegory and the folklore of the British landscape. He is fascinated by this sense of prehistory, the way it surfaces in the names of ancient places and early monuments offering comment on the mysteries of our lives, our existence and traditions. His prints rely on a balance of shapes and tones worked out through repeated drawing. He also uses textures to soften the graphic look that is so characteristic of linocuts and to impart a more painterly quality to the final image. This use of texture also introduces an element of chance, offsetting the hard-edged graphic look and fairly controlled process of cutting with steel gouges and knives. His inspiration is taken from the landscape but his interests pivot at the point at which the figurative meets the abstract. After completing a degree in illustration at Exeter College of Art and Design, Melvyn studied at Goldsmiths College London for a year, and took up drawing classes at the Royal College of Art under the tuition of Bryan Kneale RA. He has been a professional artist, printmaker and illustrator since 1992. His work has been widely exhibited including at the Royal Academy, Royal College of Art and Somerset House"

Tracy Charlotte Power


Nettie Wakefield

"Nettie Wakefield (b.1987) is a British artist based in London. She spent summers at the Charles Cecil studios in Florence before completing a foundation year at Chelsea College of Art, a BA in Art History at Leeds University and her Masters degree in Drawing at Wimbledon College of Art, graduating September 2013. Wakefield has been exhibiting in London since early 2013. She was selected as 1 of 75 out of 3,000 shortlisted for The prestigious Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 which was shown at Jerwood Visual Arts Space 2013, before touring to venues across the UK in 2014. Wakefield also showcased her work at Banksy's bemusement park, 'Dismaland', in 2015. Alongside artists such as Banksy himself, Damien Hirst and 55 other artists by doing a live demonstration of her Reverse Portrait series. Wakefield has been shortlisted for The John Ruskin Prize 2015 with supporting exhibitions in February and again in May 2016. During Frieze week 2017. Wakefield had a one woman, one night only show of hand drawn found objects at the Groucho club in London's Soho. The exhibition was about seeing the beauty in ordinary objects, toying with image and wordplay."

Juliette Goddard

"Juliette Doughty nee Goddard after the late British Portrait painter William Doughty 1757 student of Sir Joshua Reynolds RA. I studied at Middlesex university graduating with a BA (Hons) Fine art , and continued to complete a master's degree in fine art print. I was sponsored by the late Henry Moore,at the RCA and I was selected to study a short term in Paris at l 'ecole des art decorotif, Paris France with Picasso s print technician creating opportunities for my interest in the French Tradition. I have exhibited through out the United Kingdom experienced international markets and countries abroad. Paintings prints ceramics and designs EDC. "

Justin Mitchell

"Justin Mitchell is one half of TOTALPAP who make three dimensional papiêrmaché wall mounted pictures, freestanding sculptures, Automata , ceramics and Limited edition linocuts printed on our 1869 Albion Press. Often they lean towards humour but try to incorporate an element of peculiarity.They started selling them at Camden Market. This was the recession of the early 90's and Camden Market was expanding at a rate due to the amount of people turning their hand to market stalls to earn some money. Fortunately they had just finished building the Victorian Craft hall next to the lock and took a shine to the work. During the early 90's Totalpap were commissioned by Royal Mail to produce a Clown image for a stamp set titled the Greetings stamps. Their stamp was used to promote the set across the uk. Since then Totalpap have been involved with many exhibitions including some marvellous automata shows alongside notable makers."

Emily Firmin

"Emily Firmin is one half of TOTALPAP who make three dimensional papiêrmaché wall mounted pictures, freestanding sculptures, Automata , ceramics and Limited edition linocuts printed on our 1869 Albion Press. Often they lean towards humour but try to incorporate an element of peculiarity.They started selling them at Camden Market. This was the recession of the early 90's and Camden Market was expanding at a rate due to the amount of people turning their hand to market stalls to earn some money. Fortunately they had just finished building the Victorian Craft hall next to the lock and took a shine to the work. During the early 90's Totalpap were commissioned by Royal Mail to produce a Clown image for a stamp set titled the Greetings stamps. Their stamp was used to promote the set across the uk. Since then Totalpap have been involved with many exhibitions including some marvellous automata shows alongside notable makers."

Lily Hargreaves

"Lily Hargreaves was born in Reading, 2000, and is now based in London. She completed her Foundation Diploma in Fine Art at Central St. Martins in 2019 with distinction and recently achieved a first class BA with honours in the same subject from Goldsmiths, University of London. Lily Hargreaves paints scenes from an alternate timeline, acting as its historian as she documents the happenings of Willowfield village and its residents. Her canvases invite viewers out of their world and into one that parodies, probes, and pulls at the seams of the former's contemporary institutions. By constructing a world of intense detail, Hargreaves exploits the omnipotence of the artist, mapping her characters' reactions as they negotiate warps in seemingly fixed ideas like time and reality to discover new, unburdened modes of existence. Although contemporary in its concerns, her imagery is often historically inclined, playing with ideas of linearity and cyclicism as threads of past, present, and future entangle. This allows for an expanded and experimental approach to storytelling, with characters and places appearing and reappearing through different tangents of what could be a never-ending series."

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."

Tracey English

"Tracey English is a London-based illustrator and surface pattern artist who loves to collage with hand painted papers. She is inspired by nature, the environment, and pattern. Most days she can be found in her home studio surrounded by paper snips! Tracey originally illustrated for children's educational books, magazines, greeting cards, and gift wrap. After taking a break while her family were growing up, Tracey returned with a completely new style with much success. Tracey has licensed and created commissioned work for Quarto, Bloomsbury, Deva Designs, Design House Greeting, Pigment Productions, Museums & Galleries, Waterstones and many more. "

Lucia Hardy

"Lucia Hardy is an artist from Harold Wood, Essex, painting expressive and dynamic birds, wildlife and wild British landscapes. Inspired by nature's strength and resilience, her paintings explore the connecting struggle we share with nature to balance the darkness and joy of life. Painting in textural acrylics in a contemporary, semi-abstract style, her process involves following trails of inspiration to explore ideas. She spends time sketching and painting en plein air, writing and using music to inhabit key themes. Her painting moves between instinctive, physical mark making and creating depth with layers of colour, texture and form.Lucia is a member of Colchester Art Society, the Brentwood Art Trail and has works with galleries in Essex, Suffolk and online. She has exhibited at the Oxo Tower Bargehouse and Truman Brewery, London with Roy's Art Fair and is a has undertaken a range of projects and exhibitions, including live painting demo's, with the Essex Wildlife Trust, Thames Chase Nature Reserve and the London Wetland Centre. Lucia featured on Sky Art's 'Sky Landscape Artist of the Year' programme in January 2023, as the heat Wildcard Winner at Royal Ascot's picnic area."

Emma Roberts

"I am unashamedly sentimental, having truly learnt that life is short and precious. My practice is embedded in the knowledge that in a moment, everything can change. This drives me to linger when tender moments arise and notice when connections and disconnections occur. I make oil paintings on linen canvases in a process that makes and removes marks, overlaying imagery, and revealing figures and the emotion of a moment. Although there is often a sense of immediacy and looseness in my current works, there are also more formal elements to my practice and my paintings."

Gina Parr

"Gina Parr is a widely collected painter and photographer who ""Paints"" with her camera whist travelling. Photographed because of their inherent painterly illusion of horizon, scape and form, these chance marks, stains, colours and textures on distressed walls and other surfaces, some of which have been intentionally or accidentally laid down by others become chimerical worlds and fictional places. The photographs, often named as where taken, further confirms things not being as they seem: pictured utopias found in often deprived but reforming locales in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Sothern India, Cuba and Sri Lanka. Originally trained as a Fine Artist, graduating with a First Class BA Honours Degree, Parr went on to Chelsea College of Art to study Set Design, leading to a 25 year career creating a multitude of sets and stages for the likes of David Bowie, Kylie and Robbie Williams. She returned to work as an artist in 2007, bringing her years of creative experience as a designer to her art practice. She has exhibited in galleries and art fairs in the UK, Denmark, Italy and France, has completed commissions in The Middle East, Belgium, London and the USA, and has work in Keble College Oxford private Collection. "

Ian Hoskin

"I was born in 1955 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and could not wait to get away. From early in1974 until late 1976, in three separate trips, I travelled in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal. On my second journey I borrowed from my Grandfather an old Ilford camera, and a friend recommended that I also took a bag of Black and White Tri-X film. After travelling I realised that I needed to advance my understanding of image making and photography so went on to study Fine Art in Sheffield. After graduating in 1981, I worked professionally as a freelance photographer for BBC Television, whilst continuing my own photographic projects, originally working with film and print in the darkroom and then eventually also digitally. The subjects that attract me now are those that focus the viewer on objects that might otherwise be overlooked and with subject matter that could often be seen as mundane. This means that I often work with still life, but with the aim of moving this traditional genre away from beautification and documentation towards realism and critical observation."

Crimson Boner

"Working directly in paint, without preliminary sketches, my work is a reciprocal process, call and response, between artist and painting. Time to drift and reflect are crucial. The clock stops. It's beautiful to take time to float, the thought experience is rich, engulfing, diffuse and beautifully elusive. Brush strokes and colours trigger imagery. Surprising and familiar thought materialises and disintegrates. The orderly mind grasps but imagery slips in and out of focus. Mixed emotions and memories emerge: absurd, tender, personal. I am interested in what kind of thinking is taking place during the painting process and how it gives us access to this very specific quality of thought. It feels as though we are sometimes looking through the telescope the wrong way around when talking about painting. "

Peter Wankowicz

"Peter Wankowicz is an expressionist painter who paints landscapes, primarily of the North of England and Scotland as well as more abstract work informed by his experience working in corporations as a data analyst. He has exhibited across the UK and has appeared twice as a wildcard on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year. Peter is inspired both by the natural beauty of Northumberland, Cumbria and Scotland: as well as the impact of technology on society and individuals. He paints vibrantly and evocatively, predominately in oils, both outside in the wild and back in the warmth of his studio."

Melanie Berman

"Melanie Berman (b. Surrey, UK) lives and works in East Sussex. She graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a BA in Painting (2008), and from Berkshire College of Art (1980) with a BA in Fashion Design. Her work is in private collections in the USA Canada France Portugal and Australia. She has been awarded various commissions including SMC Design, London. Most recently she exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy (2020, 2021, 2022) - Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London (2019, 2021, 2022). Her work also featured in the Royal Academy Calendar 2021. She exhibited at Wells Art Contemporary Exhibition in 2021, Lido Open 2021, Beep Painting Biennial in 2022 and the Bankley Open Exhibition in 2022. Barclays Bank residency 2021-22 RHA selected 2023 The Ballinglen Art Foundation Biennial 2023"

Stef Will

"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."

Georgie Bates

"Georgina Bates was born in Derbyshire. Graduated from Winchester School of Art (Ba Hons) in 1989 and Manchester Polytechnic (Ma) in 1990, and attended Triangle Artist workshop NY in 1991. Currently lives and works in SE London."

Steve C

"Steve joined the Royal Air Force Regiment at 17 and served all across the world including in Northern Ireland, Germany, Belize and the Falkland Islands. After leaving the Armed Forces in 2002, Steve joined the MoD before joining the police force a little later. He was medically discharged from the Police Force, which prompted him to contact Combat Stress. Steve was treated by Combat Stress in 2017 and undertook a range of treatment programmes including a PTSD intensive treatment programme. The art therapy sessions were really memorable for Steve. He meddled with art from an early age but never fully explored how beneficial it could be for his mental health. During the sessions, he was able to draw those 'hard to voice' feelings on paper, stop thinking and just be in the present moment. Art therapy helped Steve develop his art, donating many pieces of art for charities such as Scotty little soldiers, the British Legion, along with submitting a postcard to the Combat Stress Secret Postcard Auction. Most of Steve's art has a sneaky pint of Guinness hidden within it, as a little reminder that he doesn't need to drink it to feel OK. "

Amanda Horwood

"I work from the heart. Using my personal history and stories. The work is a mixture of planned and unplanned. Memories and imagination are accessed by letting my subconscious take the lead. I am fascinated by human relationships, attachments - our psychology and habits. Fragility and mortality appears in my work. I process trauma through the art process. My work is bold and colourful. I use intense colour, either with mixed media, gouache and fluorescent paints. I aim to catch a particularly strong emotion, different feelings. Sometimes, I hope to suggest something 'other-worldly'. It's a wish or a hope for more. I don't believe in in life after death but wish there was something else. Each art work is (in a sense) a small part that belongs to a larger collection. I see the different paintings as part of a larger body of work that reflect on the broader tapestry of my life. A Gestalt."

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. "

Sharon Leahy-Clark

"Graduated from Royal College of Art in 2001, MA Painting: Middlesex University BA Hons (1st class) Fine Art: Polytechnic North London 1986 BSc Hons (2:1) Sociology. Currently resident at the Centre for Recent Drawing in London. Shown nationally and internationally. Currently showing and curator of 'Give or Take' at The Centre for Recent Drawing. Next exhibition 'Like a Slight Hiccup' in Reims, France in June."

Lisa Robinson

"Lisa Robinson's work reconfigures and transforms the habitats she occupies, appropriating and translating these spaces into paint. A metamorphism takes place, changing the source material from recognisable forms into something less nameable. The interior, urban spaces, film and architectural details are often used as starting points. The paintings develop in progress, responding to each mark made with the end result being unpredictable. The work remains untitled, to allow the viewer to freely translate the relationship of the forms and gestures. Lisa studied at Manchester School of Art and has recently completed a year on the Turps Correspondence Course. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has been shortlisted for the New Lights Art Prize, ING Discerning Eye Prize and she was a recipient of The Joan Day Painting Bursary."

Simon Leahy-Clark

"Simon Leahy-Clark (b. 1973, Cardiff, UK), studied BA Fine Art at Middlesex University (1996-99). He has held solo exhibitions in the UK and Japan, most recently 'FEED' at Barbican Art Group Trust Artworks Project Space, London (2022): An Archaeology at CAS Gallery, Osaka (2020): Is For, Sluice Projects, London (2018). Selected group exhibitions include: The Anxiety of Interdisciplinarity, Impact12 International Printmaking Conference, Centre for Print Research UWE Bristol (2022): Give or Take, Centre for Recent Drawing, London (2022): Continuum, Cello Factory, London (2022): Thank you, and I mean that, very, very sincerely, 303 Projects, Lowestoft (2021): Royal West Academy, Bristol (2020, 2019): Creekside Open, APT Gallery, London (2019, 2013, 2007): Semiotic Guerrilla Warfare Part 2, Dean Clough Gallery, Halifax (2016): Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (2014, 2011), Artworks Open, Barbican Arts Trust, London (2021, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010), Jerwood Drawing Prize, London and touring (2011, 2008): NeoArt Prize, Bolton (2013): Crash, Charlie Dutton Gallery, London (2010): So What's Different Today?, Globe Gallery, Newcastle (2010): 40 Artists 80 Drawings, The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire (2009): Re:Drawing, Oriel Davies, Newtown, Wales (2008). Champs Noir, a curated exhibition, was held at Terrace Gallery in 2023. His first solo exhibition at CAS Gallery, Osaka, in 2005 was supported by the British Council. At the same time, he was awarded the Gutai Group Prize at the 13th Yoshihara Jiro Memorial Exhibition, Osaka Contemporary Arts Centre, Japan. Works are held by private, public and corporate collections, including The Ivy, The Drawing Gallery. He lives and works in London. "

Nici Bungey

"An important influence on what has become a career long study of colour through a unique technique that involves pressing one layer of paint, on another. Using proportion as my master and colour as my guide, I create artworks that consist of layers of heat pressed paint. This work is an ongoing intuitive enquiry, a never-ending series of experiments of infinite variation, inspired by the immediate events in my life. In my artworks, alternate juxtapositions of similar or divergent tones elicit disparate emotional responses."

John Dilnot

"John Dilnot makes work on the theme of nature and is particularly interested in exploring our relationship with the natural world. He examines how we transform, reshape, categorise and comprehend our environment. A childhood spent playing and rooting about in his grandparent's large Kent garden left a lasting impression and understanding of nature, this remains the source of many ideas and work. John is a printmaker, book artist and painter who also makes box works."

Shad Everett

"As well as working for Combat Stress, Currently half way through MA Fine Art at Falmouth University. Shad's work combines traditional landscape painting with abstract dreamscapes, figure and memories. "

Jelly Green

"Jelly Green (b.1992) is a British - New Zealand painter who divides her time between her studio in Suffolk and London. She has been mentored by artist Maggi Hambling since she was 16 years old. Her work is defined by her passion for the natural world, particularly the earth's forests. Having spent extended periods immersed in the global web of jungles and rainforests from Brazil to Borneo and Sri Lanka to New Zealand, Jelly's large-scale works revel in the magnificent primordial canopies, while unflinchingly bearing witness to the brutal decapitation and destruction of the world's lungs."

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."

Dave White

"Dave White is a contemporary British Artist dedicated to exploring emotive issues with his work. Represented by Hang Up Gallery."

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. "

Helen Downie

"Helen Downie is a London based critically-acclaimed artist, best known for her idiosyncratic and expressive style of painting. Working under the moniker of UnskilledWorker, her paintings are both intimate and evocative, mixing characters and nature with the ephemeral and fantastical. Her work has been chronicled extensively and has attracted a large audience worldwide. Her paintings have appeared in many publications, including Artnet, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Dazed, Harper's Bazaar and i-D. Her paintings are collected nationally and internationally and have been exhibited at galleries across the world including London, Hong Kong, Seoul, Madrid, Tokyo and Shanghai."

Sonia Barton

"Sonia gained a B.A. (Hons) in Fine Art at Staffordshire University, followed by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Fine Art Printmaking at Brighton University, gaining the highest grade of Honours. Sonia was offered MA Fine Art places at Edinburgh and Central Schools of Art, London. Sonia exhibits regularly throughout the UK and has paintings in collections worldwide including: America, Australia, Hongkong and various European countries."

Anna Mac

"Heavily inspired by colour and how colour converses with not only other colours but also the viewer. It is not just about the colour and the combination, it is about the quantity and location in relation to one another. Finding that perfect balance is a never ending exciting experiment. Anna explores the simple lines and shapes in her immediate surroundings particularly architecture and interior scenes, which is then broken down into blocks of colour. With unnecessary detail omitted, this allows the colours of light and shadow to be emphasised. Anna's paintings are in private collections around the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Peru, Europe and the UK."

Rachel Faulkner

"Passionate about the planet, people and mental health, I work across a range of media taking inspiration from the world around us and events within it. From finding the beauty in the small and every day to articulating responses to big issues, I use art where words often fail."

David Webb

"David Webb (b. Exeter, 1973) studied at Hastings, Aberystwyth and Canterbury, before graduating in 2002 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from the Cyprus College of Art. He has been granted residencies at the Florence Trust, London, and the Triangle Workshop, Brooklyn, as well as painting Fellowships in the United States at MacDowell, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center. His awarnclude The David & Rosamond Putnam Transportation Grant, Arts Council England and The Gihon River Collective Fellowship.His first solo exhibitions were in Cyprus and Armenia in 2002/3, and have since included The Royal Over-Seas League, Transition Gallery, dalla Rosa Gallery and Kapil Jariwala Gallery. Group exhibitions since 2008 include the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Eagle Gallery and the University of Greenwich. He has also taken part in numerous group exhibitions in continental Europe and the United States. He has work in public and private collections in the United Kingdom and internationally, including The National Library of Wales, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the Kasser Mochary Foundation, New Jersey. David lives in London and from 2003 has been based at APT Studios in Deptford. "

Pauline Maddocks

"Hertfordshire based artist Pauline Maddocks gained a BA Hons in Fashion and Textile Design from St Martin's School of Art. Her career then spanned a comprehensive period within the fashion industry both as a designer and buyer with an international fashion retail company. Upon moving to the Chiltern Hills, she has rekindled her love of painting which encompasses the human form and natural landscapes, the latter taking on a semi-abstracted style of late. She works in all media, but specialises in oils and acrylic, and utilises any mark-making implement, always excited to experiment for interesting effects and narrative. For the last six years she has painted full time and has exhibited at several exhibitions. "

Theodore Van Der Merwe

"I began my creative training in as a graphic designer, but later realised I was more drawn to the art. I then completed my BA Fine Arts degree at Stellenbosch University at the end of 2008. I decided to try my hand at teaching English as a Foreign Language in South Korea for a year. This worked for me as a new career direction and I then completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Stellenbosch University in 2011. I have subsequently been teaching art at The Children's Art Centre in Cape Town since 2012. I have been involved in several projects which came up while teaching at The Children's Art Centre. I have made murals at the school, curated several exhibitions of children's art work and have helped facilitate various workshops and special creative projects."

Russell Walker

"After graduating from Hornsey College of Art in 1981 Russell immediately established his own Illustration and Design consultancy. In the intervening years he has been privileged to have worked with some of the worlds biggest organisation such as British Airways, M&S, BBC, EMI Records, Harley Davidson, Hasbro as well as many of the creative industries leading advertising agencies and publishers both nationally and internationally. Throughout this time Russell has been producing seductive graphic images and Illustrations that often contain characters and lateral ideas on themes as diverse as shopping, sex, pasta and poodles. His strong distinctive style has assured his popularity with advertising, design and publishing agencies across the globe. "Consider this to be a visual play list of ideas, images and approaches to saying something, about something. If you see what I mean ?" Russell's work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and venues throughout his career, both regionally and in London: Royal College of Art, The Royal Exchange, Pentagram London, Seven Dials Gallery, The Now Gallery, The Coningsby Gallery, Gallery name a few."

Tracy McBride

"As a semi abstract landscape painter, I am enthralled, captivated and in awe of the natural world. My current work responds to a sense of place that physical surroundings evoke in me. Landscape, space and light trigger a showreel of emotional responses: joy, sadness, hope and loss. My focus and intention is to capture an essence of 'now and how' I feel, rather than a literal representation. Scale, structure, and vastness are recurrent themes in my work. I try to capture a sense of energy and power in my mark making. The architecture of sea, sky and land seem to literally draw me into contemplation of the vastness of the universe and our place in time. After somewhat of a hiatus, with a career in creative industries, I am now focussed on building my practice as a professional artist."

Marissa Weatherhead

"Artist living and working in Somerset. MA, Painting Fine Art. The Royal College of Art, London"

Joshua Armitage

"Joshua Armitage (b. Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, 1986) lives and works in London. Armitage works primarily with painting and drawing. His painting practice is concerned with the intersections of observation, memory and feeling, combining sensory experience with various approaches to applying paint in the hope of conveying, replicating or conjuring remembered experiences from his past "

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. "

Jane Oldfield

"Jane was born and brought up in Harewood near Leeds. She studied at Hornsey College of Art, London in the late 1960s and then was awarded a M.Sc. in Design Research at Manchester University (UMIST) in 1970. In the early 2000s she developed her professional art practice working with several groups of artists, particularly Bad Behaviour in Brixton, and the Riverside Artists Group (RAG) in west London."

Allan J. Robertson

"Allan J Robertson is a landscape painter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Robertson's paintings explore his fascination with the relationship between architectural structures and the foreshore environment. His paintings use bold and heightened palettes to create atmospheric and intense in-depth key sections within the paintings. Manipulating light and dark, he contrasts vast, intense skies and disquieting backdrops with detailed structural elements. The resulting images are rich in texture and colour and evoke an intense sense of place. His work is held in private collections in UK, Europe, and North America."

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 "

Sarah Wilkinson

"Lightplay is something that has fascinated me since I was a child. Light dancing on a lake, reflections on a raindrop captured for a moment on a leaf after the rain, or the moving shadows cast by clouds drifting over mountains in the breeze. Glass is a wonderful medium to work with, I hand cut all of my glass and use multiple kiln firings to achieve the look and textures that I am after.I am a great believer that getting out into nature is good for the soul, with my work I try to bring some of the outdoors indoors hopefully bringing a little of that beauty and light with it."

Christopher Farrell

"Christopher Farrell is a British artist who graduated from the Royal Academy School of Art in 1997. He is known for his paintings, drawings, and digital artworks based on the evolving skyline of London and other cities around the world. He has won several awards, including the Young Artist of the Year Hunting Prize, and has exhibited his work in various galleries and venues. He also explores virtual reality as a medium to create immersive experiences and to challenge the boundaries between reality and imagination. His work reflects his fascination with urban landscapes, geometry, light and shadow, and the impact of technology on society."

Annie McLean

"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. I am a professional artist working mainly in oils and acrylics, although I do enjoy using a wide variety of other mediums. Most recently I have been experimenting with print methods. I am the Managing Director of the Ainetheon Arts Ltd Gallery and Studio in Kirriemuir."

James Wyllie

"I'm an ex Royal Marine Reservist & served for 6-years. I have been interested in photography since a very young age. I have now taken my photography very seriously over the past few years. I love to travel & capture the landscape as I see it in front of me. I have recently moved to Orkney which now gives me more to explore & photograph the outstanding landscapes here. I love photography because it gets me out in nature where I belong. I just like others to see what I see in photos."

Mary Burtonshaw

"Mary was born in London in 1972 and studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art graduating with a Fine Art B.A. (Hons) in 1994. She has worked in Children's Publishing for many years, illustrating children's books and creating innovative novelty formats to educate and entertain kids. She has lived in East Anglia and on the South Coast, areas that have greatly influenced her work but travelling also provides inspiration for her landscapes. She now lives close to London and has recently decided to come back to a fine art career. Mary paints dramatic impressionist and abstract landscapes which are inspired by her love of the countryside and the many and varied places she has visited, creating the atmosphere and feeling of a place with the use of texture and light. Her love of the countryside and how it varies in form at different times of the day depending on the light, and how the contours and colours change continuously provides her inspiration. Mary sees a landscape as evocative, a place that can provide memories but where we can all interpret something different even looking at the same scene, depicting the sense of space and mood in something so vast. Mary paints in acrylics on paper, canvas or wood panel which all give their own different textures and uses various sizes of brushes to create a more abstract and spontaneous finish. Layers of additional paint create a more blended impressionist style. Each painting is intended to be viewed as if you are there and is something you can identify with, or perhaps as if we have all been there before. "

Alice Instone

"Born in 1975 Alice Instone has had solo projects with the United Nations, the British Houses of Parliament, the National Trust, Tate Modern, the British Medical Association, No 10 Downing Street, Northampton Museum, the Royal Society of Arts and legendary Hollywood hotel The Chateau Marmont amongst others. She frequently collaborates with individuals who are part of our cultural conversation - from Annie Lennox to Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations Baroness Scotland, Helen McCrory and Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger to scientist Professor Baroness Greenfield. Her film Oracle recently won Best Fantasy Film at the Cannes Short Film Festival."

Marcy Richardson

"Marcy Richardson is a Canadian born painter and printmaker, based in London, currently studying painting at Turps Art School. Marcy's work explores the fear of the unknown, and the perceived differences we have in each other.Her recent work has been influenced by the current war in Ukraine, and the people who have been displaced. She was raised by her grandparents who were Ukrainian refugees following WW2, and as a result the war has deeply affected her, particularly with family members still living in the country. Recent exhibitions include The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2021, Hastings Contemporary, The Pump House Gallery, The Lido Stores Gallery in Margate and the Southbank Printmakers Gallery. A selection of Marcy's work is currently on display at Amata Benedict Gallery in London as part of the 'Ancestor Calling' exhibition."

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. "

Rebecca Campbell

"International selling British artist Rebecca Campbell lives and works in London. She trained as an illustrator and this has led to her unique, narrative style of work. Her paintings have been described as ""delightful, enigmatic and highly imaginative. They have an impeccable sense of colour and design, coupled with a touch of humour. Rebecca's world is one of variety, eccentricity and joy."" As well as paintings, Campbell undertakes commissions including murals, illustration and design work. Her latest collaborations have been with Good Earth, India and Globetrotter. She has been showing her paintings with Jonathan Cooper, London, since 2002 as well as in the States, Mexico and Canada. Her work has been published worldwide in books, magazines and as greeting cards. Campbell has taken part in many large public art events, including with the charity Elephant Family, (she is their in-house artist and Ambassador). "

Uzma Sultan

"My paintings are made on impulse using my intuition.I am passionate about the process of painting in oils and the subject of domestic spaces or interiors has been a long standing one. Usually, the paintings are made from photos which I take myself on my camera phone, of what I like.They are much to do with exploiting the application of paint, therefore making the paintings equally, as much to do with the surfaces painted on. Whether it be aluminium, vinyl, fabric or just traditional canvas. It is to do and how paint behaves differently on unconventional or abrasive surfaces. Looking at how the painting practice changed, during and through a 2-year global pandemic. These paintings along with others, evolved as the world shut down, becoming more aware and in tune with nature and animals. This time was also a chance to paint and draw plein air in surrounding gardens and green spaces because being outside became a novelty. Uzma Sultan lives and works in London. She is one of the commended artists for the Moth Art Prize 2021, a winner of the Newsprint Open 2021 and longlisted for Jacksons Painting Prize 2022. Beep Painting Prize Biennial 2020 / 2022, Elysium Gallery, Swansea. Townhouse Summer Open 2022, Spitalsfield E1, ING Discerning Eye 2020/2022 Currently in Artspace 2023 at Old Pacels Office Artspace in Scarborough & UAL Alumna exhibition."

Trish Roberts

"I am a printmaker, specialising predominantly in collagraphs. I enjoy the versatility of the technique, and the ability to create unique prints. I like to use found objects and recycled materials when creating printmaking plates, and enjoy experimenting with different textures, always looking for new ways to challenge myself and my work. In this way, printmaking is a very rewarding process."

Vanessa Mitter

"In her paintings and performances, Vanessa Mitter is interested in interrogating the history, particularly, of Expressionist painting and of the gesture. The making is very physical. The canvas is moved around, laid on the floor, then the wall, often remade or scored over, obliterated and then painted over again. Often, paintings are buried underneath other paintings. There is a narrative being referenced, but it is often hidden and autobiographical. Mitter uses layers of paint and collage, overlaid then with pen and oil stick. The making is instinctive and accident driven, often teetering on the edge of what she believes is abject failure. This tightrope is important. The painting has its own life, leads the way. Mitter views this as a process of alchemy: a transformative process."

Kate McCrickard

"Kate McCrickard is an artist and writer based in Paris, France. She graduated with a first-class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh University in 1998 and after a career working in various corners of the art world, is now back to painting full-time. She is represented by Art First Gallery in London and Mingdian Gallery in Tai Pei. Her work is held in the collections of: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: The New York Public Library: The British Museum: Los Angeles County Museum: The Davison Art Centre (Wesleyan University, Connecticut): and The Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh)."

Lesley Dabson

"Lesley has exhibited with several major societies including - The Royal Society of Marine Artists 2009/10/12-17/19-22 The Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2011/12/14 Royal Society of British Artists 2013 Society of Women Artists 2011/12. Lesley works exclusively in oil. She enjoys painting coastal marine scenes & intimate townscapes. Lesley works both en plein air & in her studio, and is a regular attendee at life drawing."

Valerie Pirlot

"Valerie Pirlot is a Belgian self-taught artist who moved to The UK in 2004. She is a member of the Bath Society of Artists, an Associate Member at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and a founding member of The British Plein Air Painters group. Beside her practice as an oil painter, she has been teaching painting and writing for various Art magazines (Paint& Draw, Leisure Painter, Pratique des Arts). Valerie works predominately in the great outdoors and gets much joy from capturing the beauty of her surroundings with freshness and passion - usually in one session 'alla prima'. In the recent years, she has been inspired to paint live events such weddings, parties, fairs (Carter's Steam Fair), circus shows (Gifford Circus) and music festivals. In 2022, Glastonbury festival invited Valérie as one of their four official painters to come and capture the spirit of the festival. "

Sabrin Miller

"I am a figurative artist based in Perthshire, and have a love of animals, nature and creativity, and much of my work is inspired by the animals and wildlife seen on a daily basis during walks in and around my local area. I produce monochrome oil paintings, using a reductive technique where paint is removed from the canvas rather than added, with cloths and other items being tools of the trade as an alternative to brushes. The results are stronger, more dramatic , but still present a sense of warmth and calm, as animals are often depicted at restful and quiet moments. I studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee from 2006 - 2010 and found this satisfying technique after exploring many mediums during that time. Subject matter was initially greyhounds, having encountered an abandoned one in woods and learning of their gentle and quiet nature. Horses and donkeys were to follow, arising from employment in a horse sanctuary, and progression from there was to include local wildlife, which I have the joy and appreciation of seeing most days. Nature and creativity is very calming, and having dipped in and out of creative activity over the years, I am now focused on being a full time artist. "

Tyler Watson

"I am a British post pop figurative artist based in Hertfordshire & London. In my practice I reimagine the most domestic and mundane of objects as if they were held in higher esteem. This has become a commentary on the often overlooked importance of everyday life. The somewhat disjointed nature between the paint, the image and myself, becomes apparent as I tend to subtract my own emotion from the painting, leaving the image to speak its own truth. In recent years I have begun to reflect more deeply on the details of my everyday surroundings. The mundane became a symbol of daily ritual. A symbol I was then drawn to incorporate in my artwork as a glimpse of his everyday life as an artist."

Sarah Medway

"I spent my formative years on the north Norfolk coast, where my perception was flooded daily by the magic of water, wide skies and the perpetually changing light. My work relates to the Northern Romantic tradition, with an aspiration to create an imaginary landscape, that mirrors an inner emotive reality. Imaginary landscapes inspire us to expand our horizons, challenge our preconceptions, and embrace the boundless potential of the human imagination. They remind us that art has the power to transport us to places we have never been and to ignite the spark of creativity within us all."

Josephine Trotter

Vic Kitchingham

"Vic Kitchingman is a British artist living and working in South London. With a background in illustration and animation, her interest switched in recent years to painting. Working predominantly in oils, charcoal, and with printing techniques she focuses largely on figurative works exploring her identity as a mother, and on capturing the female form."

Henrietta Loades-Carter

"Award winning Multifaceted Expressionist U.K. artist and photographer. My work is human, emotion, narrative. Make Space Studios. London. "

Debra Danu Matthews

"Debra Danu Matthews is a London born artist based in the United Kingdom whose works have been widely exhibited. Her work is energised and fresh, capturing the energy and colour aura of her subject in her dynamic watercolour paintings. Going beyond the painting, Debra then processes and breaks down the image via various printing methods before slicing the printed images up and rebuilding into these captivating collage images. Previous commissions: BBC, OU, VW & Audi, Play Association, Absolute Radio Residences: BP, Mobile, MK Play Association Awards include - Gift of Life National Fertility Week- 1/20 finalist- London, United Kingdom Sony Award - Absoloute Radio Beddiel and Skinner animated Podcasts, London, United Kingdom Milton Keynes Artist of the Year- First- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 2023: Currently nominated for Female Creative 2023 Milton Keynes Inspiration Awards"

Sean Worrall

"Sean Worrall is an artist, a painter, a paint addict, a maximalist, and a (slightly reluctant) curator. Currently based in East London where he co-runs Cultivate, a now nomadic gallery, previously defiantly housed in a space smack bang in the middle of East London's Vyner Street. Sean regularly exhibits nationally and internationally both in galleries, alternative spaces and on the streets. Sean paints every single day, he also runs Organ magazine, has presented a show on London arts radio station Resonance FM, run a long-standing alternative record label, put on hundreds of left-field gigs and music events - all this very much fueled by a DIY punk rock ethic."

Janet Barfield

"London artist specialising in pen & ink urban sketching of buildings and en plein air landscapes in watercolour and soft pastels."

Richard McConnell

"I grew up in a town on the coast of Kent where the sea with its constant horizon, visiting fair, cafes, pubs, and isolation have all had an impact on the way I approach painting I like to be unaware of how a painting will turn out, I draw and paint within the work with lots of overpainting and scraping away, I guess it takes on its own journey while I constantly alter it's course embracing the mistakes until it takes on a presence and it's own identity"

Chloe Le Tissier

"Chloe Le Tissier (b.1984) is a painter from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, based in South London. Selected for the RA Summer Exhibition 2023, Chloe has won prizes in the Sunday Times Watercolour competition and Columbia Threadneedle Prize. Chloe took part in the Crisis Commission in 2014 and has undertaken residencies at Dumfries House, Scotland and the Royal Drawing School teaching residency in India. Chloe studied her BA at the Slade School of Fine Art, postgraduate certificate at the Royal Drawing School, and is in her final year on the Turps Offsite Studio mentoring programme."

Pen Dalton

"Pen has spent many years lecturing and researching academic theories and practice of art in the contexts of identity/subjectivity. In recent years Pen has eschewed formal theory and focuses on painting regarding painting practice as research in itself."

Florent Bidois

"Up-cycling fashion designer, @london.colour.walk runner, multidisciplinary artist. Florent lives and works in London, UK."

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. "

Esther Johnson

"Esther is a UK and Caribbean based artist working predominantly in acrylic. Her expressionist, colour-filled paintings explore situational narratives and the stories that arise from the interaction between people and place."


Nigel Gisby

"I was a carpenter and builder then in my 30s I had a chemical poisoning at work. 2 years later a heart attack. 3 heart operations later I had strokes the last was a brain stem. All the way through art kept me going. I worked with people with disabilities using art and wood work as therapy, now I use art as my therapy and it's amazing, such a help with my low mental health, such a relief."

Abigail Lipski

"I am interested in empowering the female form, depicting women through history to present day. Characters may feature in a humorous, fantastical environment or as a standalone portrait. I also reference the natural world with a playful utopian imagining of landscape and its' inhabitants. Recent work explores the mycelium underworld that invisibly sustains and nourishes the planet from its' very own Queendom."

Stephen Michael Law

"Started painting late in life, but always knew one day I would paint. Have no art qualifications and now have my own small art gallery . I find painting so therapeutic and rewarding in so many ways."

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. "

Shelley Dyer-Gibbins

"Living in Somerset and originally trained as a graphic designer, Shelley worked in London, Bristol and Bath for over 20 years. She's now an artist and printmaker, mainly specialising in linocut printmaking as well as an "artist in schools' throughout the southwest of England, teaching and lecturing printmaking. Being self taught she produced 'Magpies' which was sold to The Atkinson Gallery for their private Collection in 2017. Shortly afterwards, she won the 21st NOA's Original Print Prize with Cinegirl. The biggest open Art Competition in the UK with over 4000 entrants. The winning entry was exhibited at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, Wharf and as a grand finale, exhibited at the critically acclaimed Pallant House Gallery, home to one of the best collections of Modern British Art in the UK. The NOA was a platform to help boost her creative career and in doing so, she has gained awards, various solo and combined shows. She has recently exhibited at the Bankside Gallery, London as part of the NOPE (National Open Print Exhibition) part of UPFEST 2022, the street art and graffiti Festival in Bristol exhibited with the Society of Women Artists, Mall Galleries, London and recently published as part of Erotic Art London."

Nick Cash

"I am a musician and artist playing drums with old punk band The Members. I went to St Martins art School and saw the first Sex Pistols gig which changed my outlook on music. I make mostly abstract collage but don't like to limit myself to that. The collage uses advertising hoarding material and magazines as source material. I curate a peripatetic micro gallery Paste Table Gallery a mini white cube dedicated to showing analogue collage. "

Zoe Caroll

"Zoe is a veteran of the RAF and is the wife of Mr Steve Carroll (ex RAF Regiment) Zoe saw that Steve had entered the auction and wanted to also help. She is nearly as good as Steve!! "

Kaia Williams

"UK based artist Kaia Williams works at the interface of art and textile design. Her vibrant mixed media works often include hand-embroidered found photographs. Exploring a world of unseen knowingness that pervades one's memory, the work is blurring the boundaries between experienced, remembered, seen and imagined."