MEET OUR ARTISTS
Who We Represent
Born in Hawaii but now based in the Forest Of Dean. Monique pours paint directly onto a substrate from cups, jugs and bowls and manipulates it with a variety of tools to create unique and sought after art. She has been a professional Artist for 5 years.
Art with a function
One Artisan was created by Stroud based artist, Darren Rumley.
After many years painting on canvas Darren decided to experiment working with concrete and thus One Artisan was born.
With a passion for sculptural pieces Darren wanted to create “art with a function”. Concrete is a very tactile material and when mixed with other organic products it provides the most wonderful, physical presence. It is not only beautiful and robust but is difficult to resist touching.
Danni specializes in the Ancient Art of Vérre - églomisé, the gilding of glass. Each piece of Danni’s work is hand painted onto the reverse of toughened glass with details added in inks, mica dust and luster, then gilded in Metal leaf, such as 24 Karat Gold, Silver or Copper. Each and every piece is an original & no two pieces are ever identical.
MARTIN JOHN FOWLER
Martin John Fowler is an artist working in the Yorkshire Lincolnshire Borders. Whilst traveling and recording the wild coastal areas from the Scottish isles to the hidden coves of Cornwall. He was born and brought up in the Mining towns of South Yorkshire. studied drawing and painting at Doncaster College of Art. Then studied Painting and Printmaking at Sheffield College of Art completing his BA(hons) in Fine Art. Martin has exhibited work nationally and internationally in solo, mixed exhibitions and competitions. His Paintings, drawings and prints are held in many private collections.
My name is James Tappenden, I am 49 yrs old and live with my wife and our 3 adult children in Kent. I’ve been painting for the past 20 yrs. My passion and focus comes from my gorgeous family and the trials and tribulations that we face on a daily basis. I channel this into my art creating works of passion and wonder
Over that time I’ve used many different mediums from watercolors to spray paint art. I’m currently working with pouring art using acrylics and or resin. I love the freedom pour art gives. The boxes I paint on I make myself.
I live beside the Malvern hills, but grew up in the Scottish Highlands, and once lived in the Hebrides, so hills and water predominate. I hadn’t lifted a paintbrush for almost three decades, until I signed up for the Access to Art course at Malvern School of Art in 2014, and I have painted full time ever since, exhibiting and selling in Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Wales. I love colour, light and reflections and am drawn to moody skies and water.
Art has always been a refuge. As a child I filled sketch books with imagined heroes, courageous and powerful. The idea of the hero is still prominent in my work though with maturity, I often subvert the concept to explore the rich and curious layers of the human psyche. I am fascinated by mamalian anatomy. Particularly the way evolution has pulled and pushed the same basic bones to achieve a range of extraordinary specificities. I'll often borrow from the animal kingdom to emphasise a human trait. I like a piece to have a sense of narrative. Some of my pieces are best understood as frames from a movie story-board merged into a singular object.
Lyn gained her BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art in 1984 and having lived in Teddington for many years, she moved to Brighton in 2006. She finds inspiration in her immediate surroundings as well as places she visits in the UK and abroad. She spent most of her childhood in France and is particularly inspired by the art of Matisse, Vincent van Gogh and The Fauves. With vibrant colour and a strong rhythm of line, Lyn's art brings a unique warmth, intensity and humour to places and objects we all know.
Beach pottery is a small run pottery studio located on Shoreham Beach, West Sussex and was founded by local potter Sharon Gibson. Each piece is individually and lovingly crafted either on her potters wheel or by being hand built and fire in her kiln. Every glazing and firing process is voyage of discovery and forms the uniqueness of each piece. Sharon loves to experiment with clay types and glazing methods, obtaining her inspiration from her surroundings. The charm of the items created in that they are all utilitarian whilst being pieces of art.
My work is essentially optimistic, whether I’m painting flowers or the sea, the emotions I aim to evoke are hope and happiness. The trees, big skies and hardy heathland flowers of the countryside around my home, and the sense of time and belonging that watching them through the seasons brings, are a huge inspiration. I try to capture a sense of air and movement as I paint. I originally trained as a designer (BA hons Fashion, Central St Martins 1993) and the influence of my love of textiles can be seen in my use of colour, texture and pattern.
On completing my degree in 1997 I followed a path into retail and used my flare for visual colour and design in visual merchandising and window dressing. After twelve years I realised how much I missed painting and the time in the studio. Inspiration for me comes from the plants with their scent, a change in the weather or the seasons. I work to enhance the shapes and patterns through my use of texture and layering of paint. This difference in depth also helps to define the highlights and shadows of my chosen subject matter bringing the painting to life.
Born in 1983, Mark Chadwick is a contemporary fine artist who lives and works in the United Kingdom. Chadwick studied Fine Art at Birmingham City University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2006 and Master of Arts in 2008. Specialising in abstract painting Chadwick’s work explores ideas surrounding authorship, process and chance encounters. In my current series of fluid paintings, the unique display of forms and colours are brought together by the artist’s hand but manipulated through the use of machines or natures forces.
Sam is a young eccentric artisan that focuses on combining nature elements with resin to create a range of functional artworks that are beautifully handcrafted with embedded color explosions.
CATHERINE & CHRIS WATSON
Wood & Resin Artisans
Chris and Catherine are Bristol based they have been creating art togther for many years. Chris uses his 17 years of carpentry work experience to create his resin and wooden functional art creations. Catherine has a artistic background which she incorporates into creating her colorful resin work of arts.
Contemporary 3D Resin Artist
In finding my passion, I knew I wanted to create more contemporary pieces of art; truly original pieces that would bring a sense of beauty and intrigue to any wall space and whilst going through this time of experimentation and discovery, I came across the medium of resin. Having worked with glass previously, I found resin gave me a fluidity and flexibility that was missing with glass that I needed in order to achieve the desired look. Reflective and tactile 3D pieces that had previously inspired me and so I set about creating a style that not only satisfied me as an artist, but would hopefully satisfy others in such a way that they would invest in unique and original art pieces to make their wall spaces beautiful.
Mixed Media Artist
I have painted for twenty plus years. I paint in mixed media, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and watercolour ink. I have painted commissions and exhibit in exhibitions, selling locally and further afield.
I live in the lovely town of Ross on Wye, the gateway to the Golden valley which gives me inspiration for much my art as does journeying in France and Greece, where I am attracted to the beauty of colour - especially in springtime and the summer harvest time.
I paint mainly semi-representational contemporary work bringing out the vibrancy of colour in nature.
Paul Bennett specialises in original landscape and seascape paintings, abstract paintings and also contemporary portraiture paintings. The three styles are very different, but all strive to generate a sense of intimacy and isolation while leaving the subject open to interpretation. The seascape and landscapes paintings are created from memory, rather than referring to photography, resulting in more abstracted and expressive pieces rather than realistic representation. The portraiture has a different angle and the aim is to reinvent the mass produced and give it a more visceral interpretation
To commission a piece of art by any of our artists, contact us today.