It is the childish delight at our splendid countryside and its inhabitants-be they animal or plant, native or carefully encouraged-that continually makes me try to capture this wonder of British nature and the magical part that the changing seasons play within it.
Judy’s paintings are often inspired by ‘special places’ which hold emotional charge. Derbyshire and the Peak District are a recurring obsession because of their associations.
Ingrid Katarina Karlsson
Bethan’s acrylic landscapes paintings are vibrant and fresh. She enjoys finding inspiration outdoors and across the UK, anywhere from coastlines and sea cliffs to ridgelines and mountain ranges
In her work, Jo Polmear’s love of colour, texture and light shines out. She works in watercolours, oils and mixed media to create vibrant contemporary images.
When I decided to move from photography to painting the choice of initial subject was simple; my spiritual home of the Peak District moors and crags. As my work develops it is gradually moving from the literal to the abstract but, hopefully, always imbued with the spirit of the landscape I grew up in.