I have become more and more interested in the calligraphic interpretation of poems combined with illustrative effects, sometimes in a literal way, sometimes in an abstract way. My experiments have involved varying letterforms, scale and colours. Examples shown here are poems by Omar Khayyam, William Blake and Langston Hughes using inks and gouache on Canford paper.
Jewellery in Mineralised Resin
I have been developing a new range of signet-style finger-rings in mineralised resin. They involve a significantly greater amount of hand-shaping than my conventional circular rings that are hand-turned on a lathe. Like the conventional ones they can be made to order to any size and in any of the colours I offer.
My creations are mainly made from German mohair or wool felt fabric.
I buy small quantities of fabric in various colours and some are hand dyed which makes my pieces unique . I also put a vintage button on all of my pieces .
I love the challenge of taking on commission pieces or personalising any of the items I make.
You can view past and present designs on my instragram page _buttonsandthread _ and contact me there , or email me at email@example.com if you would like me to make one of my creations for you x
Julian has been involved in a variety of artistic projects for over 30 years, including a number of group exhibitions in Birmingham in the early 2000’s when he was a member of the Sozo Art Collective, before settling in Feckenham in 2006.
His artistic disciplines have included sculpture, printmaking, photography, video art, graphic design and installations.
The lockdown period saw Julian experiment and develop a new technique to create printing blocks directly from sections of fallen trees to reveal the hidden beauty within trees at this time of climate change.
After creating these handmade tree ring prints he then takes digital photographs of selected images which then form the basis for a range of ECO T -shirts, greeting cards and homewares.
Studio visits by appointment
www.visibull.co.uk – current e-commerce artsite
www.julianbull.org – older work
All Bio links here: https://bio.site/visibull
Wren & Bramble create natural, seasonal and sustainable bouquets and floral designs. British flowers are our passion. We source fantastic quality blooms all year round from a growing network of British cut flower growers and other responsible suppliers.
Working with the seasons, we also enjoy creating beautiful designs for weddings and events.
Our pop-up seasonal stalls can be found at The Village Shop in Feckenham and at The Plant Girl, Jinney Ring Craft Centre.
Clare & Vianne Furey
As a keen walker, she gets inspiration from walks in the beautiful surroundings of Worcestershire, the wonderful views and delicate flora she sees along the way.
Janine has enjoyed working collaboratively on a variety of Art projects, including a Limited-Edition Copper Poppy Project to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.
Being newly retired she is looking forward to developing these and other crafts in her cottage, just off the village square where she is fortunate to have a small workroom to undertake her crafting. As a newcomer to living in the village, she is delighted to be part of the Feckenham Artisans.
Some of the fleece I process myself, washing and carding, the rest I send to a mill in Dorset to be processed ready for felting or selling on. I make small felted gnomes, seasonal wreaths and gifts, felted fleece rugs and seasonal decorations. A lot of my inspiration comes from nature and children's stories. I sell through a gift shop in Stourbridge, craft fairs and from my FaceBook page under the name The Felting Hut.
Ian has sold to collectors in Europe, Japan and the USA. In 2011 he held a successful month long solo exhibition at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham and one of his paintings was selected as Best in Show at the Quinton Arts festival in Birmingham in both 2011 and 2012 and again in 2015.
Examples of his work and details were chosen to be featured in the American ICA publication “International Contemporary Artists” and in 2012 his work was featured in the national “the Artist” magazine.
In Feb 2013 he was elected to be a member of the prestigious Birmingham Watercolour Society and was involved over a number of years in the “apictureforhealth” charity in Worcestershire. In September 2014 one of his paintings gained a runners up award in an international “Artist of the Year” competition sponsored and judged by Winsor and Newton and in the same year he had a solo exhibition at Gallery 9 in Pershore.
In March 2015 he was invited to exhibit for a month for a second time in acrylics at the gallery in Malvern Theatre and one of his paintings gained a highly commended award in the “Artist” magazine’s Artist of the Year competition at the Patchings Art Festival held in June.
Another of his paintings gained 3rd prize in an international art competition judged by Daler Rowney.In 2017 Daler Rowney awarded one of his watercolours 2nd prize in Artistinfo’s annual “Artist of the Year “ international competition and one of his acrylics was accepted onto a worldwide internet exhibition. He has been accepted to exhibit and demonstrate at the annual Patchings Art Festival near Nottingham and whilst he was a regular tutor at the Centre of England Arts Centre he now does demonstrations and runs workshops for art societies throughout the Midlands.During lockdown he wrote an online tutorial published by the SAA on his treescapes and in both 2021 and 2022 he had paintings accepted as finalists in Broadway Arts Festival’s Open Art Competition. 2022 also saw a second month long solo exhibition in the gallery at Shenstone Community Centre, Lichfield and he now has permanent space in the gallery at the Jinney Ring Centre, Hanbury. www.ianridleywatercolours.co.uk
I have loved drawing and making things since childhood. At school, I became fascinated with woodturning and gradually saved up enough money to buy a second-hand lathe – I still have it and use it to make finger-rings. Initially these were made in wood, but they were not durable if in contact with water. In recent years I have developed a way of turning these (and making other jewellery) in mineralised resin, which is stronger and waterproof.
At Art School we were encouraged to develop good handwriting in preparation for becoming professional designers and the discipline of italics was provided. This eventually developed into an interest in Calligraphy, which I have in turn taught to others.
I studied Furniture and Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, and my subsequent career has comprised professional practice and university lecturing in those subjects. I design furniture for various companies, nowadays mainly for Hille Ltd. In South Wales. Whilst the furniture is for volume production, I use craft skills to make full-size mock-ups of my designs to test ergonomics and to resolve details – very much part of the creative process.
I love colour and used quite a varied palette. I use phalo blue and phalo green, cadmium red yellow and orange, titanium white, mars black, brunt umber, burnt Siena, dioxadine purple, quinaqdone magenta, yellow ocre, Indian yellow. They are very transparent paints so lots of layers are required to create a completed painting.
My prices are dependent on the size of the painting and also the length of time that it has taken. I mostly work at A4 and A3 sizes.
I like to find a picture and try to recreate it. None of my painting currently comes from my imagination.
You can follow me on face book using the #Ros Art. Also on my, face book profile.
I do take commissions.
In addition to painting a variety of subjects that stimulate her, Jude undertakes commissions for pet portraits, and wherever possible loves to meet the animal concerned so she can get to know its character and incorporate this into the artwork.
She finds painting a great escape from day to day routine and would encourage anyone to try their hand at painting, as being able to draw well is not a prerequisite, interpretation is the more important element. She personally gains great satisfaction from peoples reaction to her artwork, and she is inspired by a quirky subject matter, particularly for wildlife paintings.
More of her work can be seen on her FaceBook page, jrs art, and much of it is for sale.
She can be contacted via FaceBook or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss or arrange a pet portrait, or any other subject you may require.
Deborah first started her journey in art with edited photography but has more recently taken up botanical illustration in coloured pencil where she can use her own photographs as reference for the botanical art she creates, bringing both genres together. She is a member of Birmingham Botanical Society and has recently gained a Diploma from London Art College in Coloured Pencil Botanical Art. But not stopping there, she has also joined the Society of Botanical Art where she is starting an intensive 27 month worldwide renowned qualification commencing January 2024.
Katie's desire to recreate the local landscapes and flora leads her to explore many different techniques including, fabric painting, mono printing and surface stitching. Having inherited an ample supply of beautiful silk threads and other inspiring fabrics and materials, these now are the foundations of Katie’s work.
She is also excited at the prospect of having more time to explore other mediums, such as acrylics and water colours to capture the changing seasons that dictate her way of life.
My art is a work in progress. My background is in medical illustration, but being an art teacher, it's also challenging to redefine the distinction between personal creativity, and engaging lessons for teenagers.
Excitingly though, I am returning to producing detailed pen & ink drawings. These are produced using my own photographs collaged in Photoshop, to add a surrealist edge
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I believe that in poetry film, images work best when they are metaphors for what the words are saying rather than straight illustrations. The viewer then experiences a fluid dialogue between the two, enhanced by sound, which enriches the meaning.”
Recent films https://vimeo.com/user101026937