ARTISTS

 

ALAN WHITFIELD

Alan Whitfield is an artist currently based in North Wales whose photographic work captures light and his own written and spoken words He is motivated by everyday observation and the questioning of our surroundings. Alan commented, "I am not from …

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AMY STERLY

Amy Sterly is a printmaker living in Wales, whose work subverts traditional imagery of rural scenes with comic asides and exclamations. She explores the idea of the ‘rural idyll’ and what lies beneath its surface, combining opposing forms and…

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ARTISTYOKE

Artists Annie Nelson and Chris Woodward are currently working as artistYoke. They recently converted a van into their home, studio and office. They are now travelling across Europe in Search of #newvanbition.…

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BEN DAVIS

Ben Davis and his collaborator Jude Wood are freelance community artists. Ben has created a number of incomplete butterfly prints. The recipients are invited to complete the prints themselves and display their masterpieces on a specially created …

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BETHAN WYN WILLIAMS

Artist and Printmaker from Denbighshire currently living and working in London having studied at Central Saint Martins, Bethan has created a series of limited edition hand pulled screen prints. These are based on her love of birds and their beauty, power and grace. …

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CARMEN WHITE

Carmen White is a conceptual artist based in North Wales; “Carmen like the opera, White like the colour." Carmen has produced small 3D four letter words like ‘Love’ which she has then tied with string. The selected short words can be both powerful…

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CAROLE KING

Carole King is a South Wales based fine artist who designs and makes books for a variety of uses and occasions. She uses scraps of print and recycled packaging to create mini books at a price for all pockets. Her recent paintings have explored …

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CATHRYN GRIFFITH

Cathryn’s technique involves the application and removal of materials to represent aspects of memory, imagination and experience, resulting in an interplay of various narratives.…

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CHLOE GIBB

Chloe Gibb is a fine artist, originally from England and now living in North Wales, who is interested in painting, photography and illustration. Chloe has created a series of hand drawn tarot cards, each of which hold a few word of guidance or an…

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CLARE HARDING

Clare Harding is a painter and print maker, originally from Wrexham, with a studio in Chester. Most recently her work was exhibited at the Bankside Gallery in London. …

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DANI DANAHER

This character is called “Princess Bivalve”, and is based on objects found outside a shellfish factory, and given a narrative belonging to a Celtic mythological character, with an oyster shaped head and a seaweed body.…

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DAVID GRAHAM

Reminiscent of medicinal capsules associated with treatment, recovery and health. …

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DAVID McBRIDE

David is an artist based in North Wales who uses photography to investigate the abstract. He is interested in the concept of art for the masses and the way it can increase awareness of the role and influence of colour throughout our collective…

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DESDEMONA McCANNON

Desdemona McCannon is a Manchester based writer; Illustrator and academic whose work reflects her interest in the cultural significance and relational possibilities of graphic art and pedagogy. Desdemona has created a series of small objects and print…

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DINAH VAGINA

Dinah has created a series of 50 unique ceramic buttons, each featuring a different female artist. …

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DON BRAISBY

Don Braisby is a North Wales based artist whose passion is printmaking. His work is a record of an exploration of self and other, through passage and place – drawing strongly from images found in ancient cave and rock paintings, and marks left in…

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EMMA BROWN

Emma Brown is an artist and illustrator based in Manchester. Her work explores issues of identity, collection and place through drawing, painting, collage and traditional print-making. This work is participatory, and the purchaser has the opportunity…

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ESTELLE WOOLLEY

“The idea of the gold shell and black body stems from my research into this complex creature and the surrounding philosophical and psychological theories; beauty, the sublime, the uncanny and the abject.”…

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FFION ROBERTS DRAKLEY

Ffion’s work references Welsh culture, she often uses objects that sat on the welsh dresser while she was growing up. One of her signature images is the willow pattern plate. …

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GILL ELLISON

Gill is a fine artist based in Cheshire and North Wales. She is a painter with a passion for print who experiments with a variety of media, processes and texture. Her work is firmly based in the natural world – especially in landscape. Recent…

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GLENN IBBITSON

Painter, printmaker, collagist, screenprint limited edition of 50. Part of an ongoing project on Human Trafficking and Extraordinary Rendition.…

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HELEN DENNIS

A new and unfamiliar artist has discovered her ability to design and form unique glass work. These sturdy, yet practical objects are made from recycled materials such as old windows, metals, refractory paper or other compatible coloured glass.…

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IAN B. JONES

Ian B. Jones is a Wrexham based artist who works in oils, watercolour, ink and mixed media. The Welsh landscape, its people and its artists inspire his work. Ian has created a series of quick drawings depicting the architecture, people and landscapes…

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JAMES BLOOMFIELD

James Bloomfield is a fine artist based in Manchester whose current work examines the American love affair with firearms technology contrasted with the most ancient and universal techniques of making pots. James has created a series of pit fired…

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JAMES STORY

James’s work explores the use of colour, shape and texture. His style is influenced by shape, pattern, nature and geometry.…

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JANET FARAHAR

Janet Faraher is a Mid Wales based fine artist working in mixed media who often utilises textiles and found objects. Janet has created a single ‘Golden Ticket’ for Art Vend. This work makes reference to the potluck nature of the art vending machine …

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JENNIFER VANE-STOBBS

Jennifer is currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Chester University. She has always had a fascination with the recycled; how discarded objects can be reinvented for an entirely different purpose and given a new life. …

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JESS BUGLER

Jess Bugler lives and works in North Wales, working in print, line and paint to grapple with life in the modern world. Her prints are intentionally intricate, aiming to reveal the density and intensity of their subject matter. Jess has created a series…

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JOHANNA LEECH

She works as a freelance Arts programmer and Programme Manager of Strand Arts Centre in Belfast. Johanna’s work explores stories, new and old, from local lore, gift stories and dream stories that are already in her collections.…

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JOSEPH BRASSINGTON

Joseph believes, that within his thread drawings, it is important to leave both sides visible in order to remain true to the innate qualities of thread and embroidery. Often the accidental marks can be of equal interest to the intentional drawing. …

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JUDITH SAMUEL

Judith Samuel is a painter based in North Wales whose paintings are based on the sea, the beach, the subtle light over the sea, and the seabirds who fly there. At present her art is focused on the theme of ‘Aviation Migrations’ exploring the ways in…

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KATIE CYFENW

Katie Cyfenw is a multimedia fine artist living and working in North Wales whose work explores notions of 'self', identity, and emotional and psychological states. She uses the personal as a means of exploring a more universal human experience. Katie…

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KEITH ROBERTS

Keith Roberts is an artist whose work often combines raw, industrial materials such as clay, plaster and sheet metal with found objects. He incorporates layering and stratification to reflect the uncertainties of history and memory. Keith has created…

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KIRSTY GAUGHAN

Kirsty Gaughan is an artist from Yorkshire, living and working in North Wales, whose work for Art Vend was created to encourage the recipient to interact with the piece and develop for it a narrative of their own. Kirsty has created 50, individually…

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LEANNE GILLIAM

Leanne is a Fine Artist who graduated at Glyndwr University in 2013. Her approach to the collection is based on the now somewhat outdated art of creating your own clothing and the cost of doing so being outweighed by the cost of commercial disposable fashion.…

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LESLEY MARTIN

This award winning artist has a passion for combining environmental discovery with art. Lesley has been working on House of the Night, a social history project about the Plotlander community that live on the flood plain of the river Dee in Holt,…

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LOUISE WINONA KITCHIN

Louise is an artist who embraces ‘all art forms’ and believes that creativity is an essential part of living. Inspired by the pre-historic cave paintings at Lascaux in France, Kitchin creates miniature environments that house colourful representations…

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MANDY NASH

Mandy Nash established her studio at Model House Craft and Design Centre in 1990 after leaving the Royal Collage of Art in 1983. “Snowflakes are ethereal and magical so capturing them in card extends the delight and reminds us of the natural delights around us.” …

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MARY HILL

Mary Hill is a Chester based artist and printmaker who creates illustrative images of nature and wildlife, inspired by songs, stories and poems. Mary has created prints of Wall Brown, Peacock and Swallowtail butterflies, each rolled and tied with red…

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MATT DAVIES

The artist incorporates images from endless media recourses and conjoins newspaper clippings, photographs and collected outings to structure original and bold drawings. This new work is made by altering and recycling work he has made previously, Matt…

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MICHELE FRISWELL

Michele Friswell is a visual artist who is interested in exploring the stories and layers of every day life both past and present. Her work considers the way in which each interaction we make leaves a trace and repeated actions leave an invisible…

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MONKSTONES

Monkstones is an Artistic Photographer that loves capturing the ‘Beauty of Nature’. Each photograph features a Thoughtful Pause, that moment that makes you stop and appreciate the scene before you.…

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MYRA RYAN

Myra Ryan is an artist living in North East Wales who works with non-traditional materials to draw, print and make sculpture and sculptural installations. Her work is concerned with defining the indefinable; conveying the human condition that language…

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NEAT SLEEPER

Neat Sleeper is a Wrexham based collage artist who creates tangible things and terrible noise. Street art, DIY culture, music, friends, the natural world and feelings of nostalgia influence his work. Neat Sleeper has created a series of 3D geometric…

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PAM NEWALL

Pam Newall is a Shrewsbury based architect turned printmaker. Her work considers the way in which images hold a record of some earlier activity, have a sense of absence and catch things at the margins. She uses printmaking as a way of recording the …

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PAUL McQUAY

Paul is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer who grew up in Birmingham. He studied in Bristol and is now based in Liverpool. Paul’s work consist of miniature zines about giants.…

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PENNY ANDERSON

Penny Anderson is a North Wales based multimedia fine artist who works with non-traditional materials, often interwoven with narratives drawn from a place of deep personal significance. Her current work looks at encapsulating childhood memories …

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PETER LLOYD

Peter Lloyd is a fine art printmaker and screen printer, now based in Winchester, who is the Head of School or Art & Design and Southampton Solent University and Associate Editor of the new Journal of Illustration. He describes his own work as…

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REBECCA F. HARDY

Rebecca Hardy is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in a range of materials from mixed media, collage, sculpture, installations and photography. Her art reflects a visual exploration and journey into understanding the sociology, psychology and…

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REBECCA KEY

Rebecca Key is a Liverpool based artist who has exhibited internationally. Using objects to examine the relationship between artist and gallery space, she explores myths surrounding the creative process within the institution and other specific sites. …

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RIANNA CASE

Rianna is a Fine artist from Acrefair. She studied a Fine Art course at Cardiff Metropolitain University. Exploring her surroundings, Rianna’s pressed prints are of objects collected from her home in Acrefair and her student flat in the centre of Cardiff.…

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RICHARD SHIPP

Richard Shipp is an artist who works with digital imaging and sound, exploring themes in a variety of landscapes. He has a particular interest in the materials used in the construction of architecture and how our built environment weathers and ages…

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ROBERT HODGE

Robert Hodge is a fine artist based in Glasgow. His practice is based around the relationship between contemporary culture and the Italian Renaissance. He uses painting, collage and digital methods; not only to juxtapose the rival forces of historical …

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ROSE DAVIES / ROSIE SCRIBBLAH

Rose Davies is a scribbler, printmaker and active artblogger (as Rosie Scribblah) from Swansea, South Wales. With years of experience, she has been able to provide wonderful works of art ranging from walnut ink landscapes to intricate print…

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RUTH CULLIS

Ruth’s work is spontaneous and playful, she loves experimenting with materials, inherited, found or thrifted.…

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SARA JANE HARPER

Sara Jane Harper is a painter and potter who considers painting an essential creative and spiritual activity for internal exploration. She sees the thousands of pinch pots she has created to date as vehicles for expressing the ideas that appear in…

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SHARON HALL SHIPP

“Stitchomancy” An individual hand cross stitched word in Welsh. In the artist’s own words “The work will invite the viewer to contemplate the physicality of the word as stitched and, as in divination, its possible meaning with regard to the viewer's…

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SONJA BENSKIN-MESHER

For Art Vend Sonja Benskin Mesher has produced a number of folded word parcels - each holding kisses from the artist – secured with red cotton. Sonja is a visual artist whose surroundings, both in North Wales and Cornwall w…

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SOPHIA LEADILL TAYLOR

Sophia is an artist, writer and maker who’s studio is currently based at UnDegUn, Wrexham. Sophia’s work is a colouring book, she would like you to use and treasure it!…

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STEPHANIE BROWN

Stephanie Brown is an artist who works with glass in an imaginative and meticulous way. Her work is often inspired by nature and she sees the delicate beauty in organic forms and interprets this through her techniques and way of working.…

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SUSIE LIDDLE

Susie explores butterflies in her work. MDF discs, encaustic medium, paper and wax.…

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WENDY DAWSON

Wendy Dawson is a jeweller, metal artist and design lecturer based in North Wales who is inspired by mechanisms, horology and the human urge to invent. Currently experimenting with animation and new media, her recent work has explored the principles…

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