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ARTISTS 2019

Listed below are all participating artists taking part in the Cookham & Maidenhead Arts Trail 2019.

Click on the images or the name for a link to each artist.

CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Local photographer mainly interested in long exposure shots to create an interesting, varied or serene view of the surroundings.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 9: 19 Halifax Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5ER

Brittaine is fascinated by the human form, in all its complexities, strengths, eccentricities and weaknesses. Working mainly in oils, she focuses by the play of light in the environment and introduces energy and life in her work through large and varied mark making.

CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

Venue 7: 13 Okean Grove, Maidenhead, SL6 6HL

Kirsty Brooks is an artist and designer based in Maidenhead and has been creating artworks to commission for over twenty years. She attended Wimbledon College of Art and studied architectural glass and painting at Edinburgh College of Art. Kirsty’s practice is research based and often involves extensive archive research and community and client consultation. Working collaboratively with architects and landscape architects, she creates site-specific artworks which reinforce a sense of place. Recent projects include a glass and metal artwork for St John’s College, Oxford and a series of concrete benches and glazed artworks for Anglia Ruskin University. She is currently developing a public art strategy for Heyford Park in Oxfordshire on the site of disused U.S. cold war air force base.

CATEGORY: SCULPTURE

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Dawns unique hand built sculpture play on the interaction between human and animal with a touch of humour. She also makes functional piece using nature as her inspiration.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 19: Artists at St. Piran's, St. Piran's School, Gringer Hll, Maidenhead

Living and working in a small village in Berkshire, Liz works mainly in watercolour. Inspiration comes from the animals and plants she encounters around her in the fields and hedgerows or living on her (regretfully imaginary) small holding. She aims for her paintings to raise a smile and make you see again the animals and flora we so often overlook. By doing so she hopes to nurture a more caring attitude to the wider environment. Liz's first book is published in June 2019 by Crowood Press (Painting Watercolours on Canvas). She runs her own workshops and writes regularly for The Leisure Painter. A selection of her work is published in the UK, USA and New Zealand.

CATEGORY: FUSED GLASS

VENUE 2: Nutfield, Altwood Bailey, Maidenhead, SL6 4PQ

Her passion for glass and colour started almost 30 years ago. She loves to explore the endless possibilities of working in glass and relishes the anticipation of opening the kiln to see a new creation or creating a stained-glass window design for a customer. She will be showing both fused glass artworks alongside resin jewellery and is happy to take commissions.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Roseanna Chetwood specialises in capturing beloved pets on canvas. Her use of palette knives creates a bold, sculptural surface of thick paint. The result is a fresh and modern style of pet portrait. Roseanna graduated in Fine Art from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 2013 and currently lives and works at her studio in High Wycombe.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 17: 124 Studios (Opposite Tescos) 30 Nicholsons Centre, Maidenhead, SL6 1LL

Josie’s love of the outdoors is reflected in her colourful landscape paintings. Her watercolour en plein air studies inform more abstract acrylic paintings created back in the studio. She enjoys experimenting with process, and is interested in exploring the boundaries between traditional and contemporary painting.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 19: Artists at St. Piran's, St. Piran's School, Gringer Hll, Maidenhead

Carol Cox was born and raised in Zululand, South Africa. She loves African wildlife and enjoys nothing more than expressing that love on canvas/paper.

CATEGORY: CERAMICS

VENUE 8: 30 Oaken Grove, Maidenhead, SL6 0HQ

Susan is a ceramicist currently working in porcelain. Her work is process led exploring the properties, particularly translucency, of the porcelain clay. This led to the development of her range of porcelain lamps and tea light holders which she has been making for over ten years. Each year she collects leaves and flowers from different places and seasons which she used to impress into the porcelain. To complement these she makes vessels with abstract images of the landscape constructed using coloured clay and hand-built tableware.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 15: 9 Ray Lea Close, Maidenhead, SL6 8QN

Inge's paintings are narrative and allegorical figurative works in oil. Some works play with the characteristics of portraiture - although her figures are always characters in a suggested narrative - visually akin to a film still. Something is about to happen or something just happened. The paintings invite the viewer to participate, to inquire.

The figures represent a 'simultaneousness' - a quiet affirmation of usually repressed power and fulfillment; a fragility - a condensed experience. Apart from her her main body of work, Inge also completes portrait and other commissions and has featured in Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year twice to date.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 11: Elizabeth House, Station Road, Cookham, SL6 9BS

Martin's work consists of watercolour landscapes inspired by the Welsh boarder, local scenes and personal memories.

CATEGORY: TEXTILES

VENUE 19: Artists at St. Piran's, St. Piran's School, Gringer Hll, Maidenhead

Kate has been working in textiles exclusively for the past 12 years. Currently she is interested in depicting the British countryside and wildlife, particularly in the South of England. Starting with white fabric, her work uses hand dyed and hand printed textiles, which are collaged and stitched to build up a rich surface. The effects of light and shadow are important in Kate’s work, as is subtle use of colour and texture. She enjoys using the randomly marked fabric to create accidental texture and tonal variations. A large stash of fabric is needed to have every tone and colour instantly available!

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Stephanie is a professional artist who started the development of her art practice later in life and is largely self-taught. Her inspiration primarily comes from the beauty of the natural world and she enjoys experimenting with scale and context, attempting to create works that communicate energy, enthusiasm and a sense of fun to the viewer. Stephanie lived in Maidenhead in Berkshire for almost 30 years and in 2017 came first in the Berkshire Life Landscape Painter of the Year competition. She recently moved to the North Somerset coast with her husband Andrew and my miniature poodle Frankie.

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CATEGORY: JEWELLERY

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

An eclectic collection of new and re-purposed jewellery made from carefully sourced vintage, new and recycled elements.

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CATEGORY: JEWELLERY

VENUE 18: 98 Aldebury Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7HE (On walkway by 96)

Working primarily in precious metals and gemstones I enjoy creating interesting and eye catching pieces that attract attention and always draw the eye.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 3: Morar, Altwood Close, Maidenhead, SL6 4PP

Jo's observation skills and interest in the natural world have led to her enthusiasm for drawing from natural forms and her development as a landscape artist. An interest in other cultures often leads Jo to more imaginative work inspired by travel and museum artifacts. Working mainly with drawing media, pastel, watercolour and acrylic Jo exhibits widely and is a Past President of the Society of Graphic Fine Art and a member of the Association of Illustrators.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Marian is an abstract painter whose interest is based on the relationships of space, shape and colour, created by the interplay between drawing, painting and collage. Her inspiration is varied but she is often drawn to textures and marks left behind through decay and neglect. She works intuitively to FIND rather than MAKE the image. She wants each piece to ‘surprise’ her and then hope the viewer will see a painting they can connect with in their own way, but that still retains some mystery and intrigue.

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CATEGORY: CERAMICS

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

A range of stoneware and paperclay sculptural creatures varying from abstract animals, cartoon birds and mythical interpretations.

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CATEGORY: CERAMICS

VENUE 16: 44 Chiltern Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1XA

During her MA Jeanne began recycling charity shop finds into her hand built ceramic pieces. Endeavouring to create socially responsible ceramics by reinvigorating discarded pots to create sculptures that suggest something that exists in nature but not a representation of any specific plant. Jeanne's red glaze used on both her hand built and thrown pots has connotations of blood, reproduction and femininity.

CATEGORY: TEXTILES

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

I use freemotion embroidery to create drawings using my sewing machine. I am passionate about fabric and what can be created using it. The possibilities, in my eyes, are endless from portraits to applique pictures. I enjoy playing with new materials and discovering new techniques to keep my work a continuous evolution. I take inspiration from the everyday object to something ethereal in order to satisfy an idea. Recently I have been working much more intuitively on contemporary textile artworks which incorporate hand stitching.

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CATEGORY: SCULPTURE

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

My work is born from my love of designing and building using reclaimed timber. It’s amazing what you can create from what other wise would be assigned to land fill or go up in smoke. All the items are handcrafted and hopefully bring a smile to peoples faces and something unique to your home.

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CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Robert works in a variety of mediums, mostly digital photography and montage. Much of his work is driven by a fascination with the natural world we inhabit and how we fit into it. He is inspired by the landscapes around us, not just the traditionally beautiful but the bleak and abandoned. He seeks out the wonderful in the mundane.

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CATEGORY: JEWELLERY

VENUE 6: 186 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6HU

Forge; to make, form or fashion. La forge designs is a collection designed and made by Sarah Clark. Using traditional making methods, the pieces incorporate texture and movement using influences from nature. Often evolving through the making process, yet still a joy to be worn. (925) Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass and Semi precious stoned jewellery.

CATEGORY: JEWELLERY

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Joan creates beautiful jewellery and glass dishes inspired by the colours in the glass and by natural, organic forms. Everything is made by hand and heavier silver pieces are hallmarked.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 8: 30 Oaken Grove, Maidenhead, SL6 0HQ

Sarah is continuously inspired by nature, and paints landscapes en plein air where possible. Recently she has been making studies of the Thames. She finds working from life challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions but believes the experience of direct observation including taking in the sounds and smells adds to capturing the atmosphere in the painting. Sometimes she completes a study in one go and for more complicated scenes she returns at the same time of day and as well as completing the painting in the studio. She works mainly in water mixable oil but sometimes watercolour. Sarah is equally passionate about painting and drawing portraits from life.

CATEGORY: JEWELLERY

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

Elaine McDermott is a contemporary jewellery artist, who produces colourful jewellery using silver, copper with glass enamelling. Her inspiration comes from ideas by clients for a specific piece or from the world around her. She uses traditional and modern techniques to gather patterns and textures to incorporate them into tactile pieces of jewellery. A lot of her pieces include landscapes, but she likes to be expressive in her work to explore new avenues and themes. She is currently taking her influences from Moorish Art, inspired by her many trips to the Andalucía region of Spain. Andalucía is rich in Moorish culture and architectural design which she adores and is incorporated with vivid Mediterranean colours to craft unique items of jewellery.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 19: Artists at St. Piran's, St. Piran's School, Gringer Hll, Maidenhead

Maria’s work is influenced by the world around her. We live in a universe full of wonderful colours, shapes and humour, all waiting for her paint brush to capture it. This world we live in is never short of resources – so she never suffers from the dreaded artist block. Maria’s main inspiration comes from Scotland and the British coast line. Originally from the Channel Islands, the sea is part of her roots, but Scotland provides magnificent scenery, with colours you never see anywhere else in the world, and the animals, from the magnificent deer to the sheep with their comical black faces. Maria is a full-time professional artist, working in all mediums, but mainly oils. To be able to spend her life doing the thing she loves most is a dream come true for her. Maria feels her work is still developing and changing, which means she feels she is constantly on a very exciting journey. I hope you enjoy looking at her work as much as she enjoys painting it!

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 18: 98 Aldebury Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7HE (On walkway by 96)

Adeleh has worked as a graphic designer for over 12 years. She studied textiles and surface design from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University and is a keen painter. Adeleh’s focus on her paintings is to create an atmosphere in peoples homes; working with colour, textures and layers. She re-uses and recycles, often painting on recycled items or abandoned materials. Adeleh see’s her process with the flow and solidity of colours as a representation of the mixture of values we have in our society today, blending and mingling, sometimes clashing or standing distinctly on their own. Of course they’re completely open to interpretation.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 11: Elizabeth House, Station Road, Cookham, SL6 9BS

Amanda has a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration but now concentrates on painting colourful and vibrant pictures based on her close observation of the natural world. She also paints portraits to commission and works in either watercolour or oils.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 4: 23 Highway Road, Maidenhead, SL6 5AE

John Percy is a contemporary abstract painter currently using a dance theme to carry a metaphor for the way we live by a series of choices, decisions, chance events and improvisation whilst having to work together and cooperate to achieve our goals.

He thinks about ballroom dancing in particular as a social activity elevated to high levels of athletic and artistic performance.

It takes two to dance, a Binary Interaction requiring partnership, cooperation and teamwork with a degree of sexual chemistry and sensuality. It has pace, flow, rhythm, colour, mood. The physical interpretation of music through athletic performance. In a dancehall two strangers can come together, neither knowing anything about the other. They choose, make a decision and take a chance. They work together using control, improvisation and spontaneity, all elements which can be found in John's paintings.

CATEGORY: CERAMICS

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

"If it walks, swims or flies, I am passionate about immortalising it in clay. I add detail by imprinting texture using random items. These could be anything from lace, shells, braid, rubber stamping to just odd bits from ‘that drawer’ in the kitchen !
My pieces can be personalised to include names, dates, interests, work-related detail or just fun stuff which may appeal to those who have ‘hard-to-buy-for’ friends !"

Alison gives her creatures personality and attitude.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 19: St Piran’s School, Gringer Hill, Maidenhead

Sarah creates large impressionist paintings some almost pointillist in appearance . Vibrant colour , light and life are always for most in her mind and she is drawn to nature and the ever changing seasons . From dappled woodland lights to wild flower meadows exploding with colour, Sarah’s work Is represented by galleries across the south of the UK and collected both at home and abroad ...

CATEGORY: CERAMICS

VENUE 12: Gantry Barn Artists,  School Lane, Cookham, SL6 9QN

I make a variety of ceramics including functional ware and funky, decorative pieces. I am also a printmaker, working mainly with monotype. Much of my work is about the sea and marine ecology. I am a member of Bucks Pottery and Sculpture Society, and also a member of the Buckinghamshire Craft Guild.

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CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 10: 52 Brompton Drive, Maidenhead, SL6 6SP

Clare was born and raised in Porthcawl on the South Wales coast and from an early age enjoyed sketching people using pencil, pastels and more recently oils. In 2015 she studied for a Diploma in Portraiture at Heatherleys School of Fine Art in Chelsea. Clare now takes portrait commissions and usually starts with a couple of sessions producing sketches in pencil and oil before taking photos. She aims to capture the personality of the sitter and the final portrait is very much a collaboration between the artist and sitter.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 14: Flat 7, Flint Lodge, Ray Park Road, Maidenhead SL6 8QR

Kate comes from an artistic and creative family background and as a child growing up in Stockport, she would often be found caught up in some form of creative activity. Not surprisingly, Kate has always believed art was her ultimate calling and more recently Kate made the decision to respond to the call, follow her heart, and reconnect fully with her passion for painting. Like life itself, the path of the artist is ever evolving, driven by the irrepressible urge for growth and self-actualisation. Forever curious and keen to discover, Kate has explored a variety of artistic directions which influence her paintings today. Acrylics were her favoured medium and teamed perfectly with her love for mixed media. Kate has more recently discovered alcohol inks, and is infatuated and addicted to their vibrancy and energy. Her current works combine vibrant colour and pattern in both an abstract and recognisable form, and sometimes enjoys adding collage to create further interest. Kate hopes people aren’t only captivated by her work but also feel a deep sense of connection, either with a whole piece or with some element of it. Kate was living in Calgary, Canada for 11 years but has recently returned to the UK with her husband to pursue her art career.

CATEGORY: PAINTING

VENUE 13: 3 Cliveden Mead, Maidenhead, SL6 8HE

Satu Vartiainen is a Finnish born international artist. She attended the Ecole d’Art Martenet art school in Paris where her artistic life began. She is living now in Maidenhead and has been an active member and committee member of Cookham Arts Club for over twenty years. She has exhibited in Mall Galleries London and her paintings have been sold internationally. Satu’s style is semi abstract , often with bright colours but also soft, gentle grays in winter landscapes. Subjects run from portraits to complete abstracts.

CATEGORY: SCULPTURE

VENUE 5: 11 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead, SL6 6JE

Boyne Grove enables adults with learning difficulties to enjoy broader community life.  The centre mainly uses arts to express the human experience.  We work with semi-professional artists and crafts people and we create beautiful activities, environments, rooms, gardens and workplaces.

 

Our customers can come here to relax and enjoy arts activities for their own sake.  We call this experience ArtAble.  We have produced a range of greetings cards so that the public can buy into and support our work.

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