The Purple Shed Studio is the Belper based creative space of Christine Gray. It is the haven where Christine can imagine, create and grow away from the stresses of daily life. She studied for a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Derby and went on to study for a PGC in Community & Participatory Arts at Staffordshire University alongside bringing up her young family. Her creativity is driven by many inspirations from the smallest piece of texture to a sublime landscape.
Nestled in the hillside, above the River Derwent, the small Derbyshire village of Holloway is the inspirational setting for the Little London Gallery. Enjoying breath-taking views over the surroundingcountryside, this small family-run gallery offers an intimate and friendly environment in which to show-case the diverse and imaginative work of local Derbyshire artists.
Martin Hyde is a Derby based artist and illustrator. He works in a variety of mediums to create his illustrations and art works. Techniques include digital (photoshop and illustrator), linocut,monoprints, etching, pen and ink, and oil paintings. He also has his own design studio Design and i which compliments his art and illustration practice. If you are interested in commissioning Martin to create an illustration or artwork, please get in contact.
Jane's love of drawing is evident in her most recent MA work. Firstly she observes and then responds. She describes what she is seeing in her own personal language, which allows her more naturalmovement in the work. Jane works on canvas and paper and responds to her subject with great passion and sensitivity. She loves the opportunity to experiment with lots of mark making and layering with her work, to build up a history on each canvas.
I studied Fine Art at Luton and Stourbridge from 1968 - 1972. On leaving Art School I worked as a psychiatric nurse until 1987 when I became a full-time artist. From 1987 - 1996 I earned my livingmainly as a Pavement Artist, travelling to towns and cities throughout the country drawing large scale photo-realist portaits of famous faces and people in the news. I now look back on this period as a kind of apprenticeship for the Self Portrait Workshop.
Kute Fine Art Gallery offers a stunning collection of original fine art, limited edition prints, sculpture and art-inspired gifts. We exhibit some of the finest contemporary artists of our time and aswell as showcasing award winners and household names such as Angela Smyth and Jack Vettriano, we aim to introduce outstanding new work to a discerning audience of art lovers.
With many years' experience in the artists industry, Julija Greaves working from the Sheepbridge Studio creates highly recognisable formal and informal portraits in oils or pastels, she also executescutting edge surrealist works and special projects throughout the UK and abroad. The artist has worked with high profile sitters and can diversify to wall murals and large canvas post-surrealist works. Set up in 2004, her studio is based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Please join us at HMS before INBOX tours to Art Athina in Athens for the largest art fair in Greece. Studio holders past and present, plus artists who have shown at the HMS EXHIBITION SPACE have beeninvited to make work (dimensions 30 x 30cm) on the theme of 'INBOX'.
I have worked in Ceramics for the last 20 years after studying glass and ceramics at Sunderland University. My work consists of various brightly coloured vessels, bottles and a wide range ofsculptural figurative ceramics, based loosely around the 'head' and 'face'. These pieces are predominantly monochrome. All my work is handbuilt, giving each piece a unique character and presence.
Formed in May 2010, Crocus Gallery is an artist run contemporary art gallery displaying a dynamic programme of art exhibitions. Crocus Gallery Group is a not-for-profit organisation run by a committedteam of volunteers who direct the exhibition space. 1. Present a rotating schedule of high-quality exhibitions in a range of mediums. 2. Raise the profile of local artists, Crocus Gallery and individual members by offering opportunities to publicly exhibit their work, network and access new audiences.