Mark Edmonds – Abstract

Mark Edmonds – Abstract

Painting is the main focus of my studio practice. My paintings are usually abstract in form, structured with textural layers.  These paintings sometimes contain simple geometric shapes which are inspired by elements of science and technology; whilst other such work appears random and chaotic. When I paint, I try to think about what painting can
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Maria Walker – Textiles and Mixed Media

Maria Walker – Textiles and Mixed Media

Maria Walker’s practice explores the concept of memory, nostalgia and forgetting through a combination of textiles, illustration, digital imagery, text and found objects. She is particularly interested in telling the stories of ordinary people which are often overlooked. She takes her inspiration from the traces people have left behind through an exploration of personal objects
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Jacqueline East – Children’s Book Illustrator

Jacqueline East – Children’s Book Illustrator

“Jacqueline has been illustrating children’s books for 25 years and her work is published across the globe in many formats; from  novelty board books to high-end trade and some appearances on  programmes like Driver Dan’s Story Train. She has worked above a chocolate factory, from a caravan by the sea and now works from her home in Bristol with
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Wild Places Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ New Vic Theatre,Stoke on Trent

Wild Places Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ New Vic Theatre,Stoke on Trent

‘Wild Places’ – Exhibition – Philip Gibson @ The New Vic Theatre, Stoke on Trent.  Monday 3rd March – Saturday 22nd March. ‘Detailed paintings and drawings in various media depicting wildlife and rugged landscapes that challenge the viewer to look more closely at their relationship with their habitat. Phil Gibson returns for another showing of his
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Philip Gibson – Painter

Philip Gibson – Painter

Phil studied Art and Design at Newcastle School of Art and The North Staffordshire Polytechnic culminating in a Masters Degree in Ceramic Design. He has been an inhouse designer for both Josiah Wedgwood, William Adams and The Moorcroft Pottery with a long intervening periods working freelance. He now draws and paints full time and works
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Brendan Hesmondhalgh – Sculptor

Brendan Hesmondhalgh – Sculptor

Sculptor Brendan Hesmondhalgh creates Animal and Figurative Sculptures in Ceramic & Bronze Brendan Hesmondhalgh is a Yorkshire based animal sculptor who works primarily in clay, wax and bronze. Capturing the dynamic nature of animals, and focusing upon structure, movement and character Hesmondhalgh creates sculptural works that encapsulate and embody a creature’s spirit in inimitable style.
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Salmagundi – Exhibition at Crewe Hall. 13th August – 29th October 2013

Salmagundi – Exhibition at Crewe Hall. 13th August – 29th October 2013

Art Up Close present their latest exhibition, ‘Salmagundi’ at Crewe Hall. Crewe Hall General Manager, Mart Louwerse welcomes the public to visit the exhibition in the contemporary side of the hotel anytime between 8am – 8pm and invites you to try out their delicious cream teas in the stunning surroundings of Crewe Hall.

Donna Bramall. Recycle Artist

Donna Bramall. Recycle Artist

Art is my key to a secret garden, my way down a rabbit hole or through the looking glass. Pure escapism, a fee ling of peace where time stands still for a while. I work with many different mediums: metal, cardboard, plastic, tyres, objects seen as waste or rubbish by others. I transform them into
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Thomas Ndhlebe.  Sculptor

Thomas Ndhlebe. Sculptor

  Thomas Ndhlebe, born in 1961 in Gokwe district Zimbabwe. Am the 7th child  in a family of 8. I did my education  at Bumhira primary school in Nyanga.My father was  as an  agriculture extension officer. I learnt Stone sculpture from my grandfather when i was seven years old, he used to curve soap (stones). He encouraged  me  to
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Jacqui Priestley – Artist

Jacqui Priestley – Artist

I am interested in exploring the abstract possibilities of paint, especially those concerned with surface, layering, obfuscation, mark and colour. My paintings evolve over a period of time and involve a dialogue with the painting process and the physical properties of the medium. The work draws on memory of interaction with my surroundings from the
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Diana Bernice Tackley – Artist

Diana Bernice Tackley – Artist

DIANA BERNICE TACKLEY Award winning professional artist, designer  & broadcaster, Bernice’s diverse subject matter is inspired particularly by the effect of light and although she is drawn to many subjects in different media she has become well known for her large acrylic canvases depicting dramatically illuminated night time industrial scenes of the chemical works around
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Rachel Cooke – Mixed Media Mosaics

Rachel Cooke – Mixed Media Mosaics

I have a BAhons in visual arts and have spent many years working in the arts, teaching a variety of art media and developing my own working style.   Inspiration I am driven to collect and use colour, texture and found materials and inspired by a desire to interpret and somehow reinvent the landscape, and
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Tom Griffiths – Documentary Photographer

Tom Griffiths – Documentary Photographer

My interest in photography began as a child, being amazed whilst watching my neighbour conjure images out of mysterious chemical filled trays in his red lit workshop. I remember thinking it was some sort of sorcery or alchemy. During various trips to Europe I began to catch the bug of documentary – using a camera
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