Some of the West Country artists who will be exhibiting with us in 2023 or have exhibited in the past
My name is Deborah Tiltman and I am a textile artist, born and lived in Bridport all my life. I learnt to embroider at an early age and had a great loved of it and now create all hand embroidered pictures. I take a lot of my inspiration from the Dorset coastline, countryside and trees, also taking lots of photos to use for inspiration and reference.
Jenny has walked and worked in Dorset’s fabulous countryside for over 25 years. Her inspiration comes directly from the heart; her love of form and colour, light and shade, senses and the atmosphere of the landscape. Her choice of tool is a scalpel which she uses, to meticulously cut out shapes of colour and shadow. She creates movement by sculpting the card and depth by layering it. In some cases 10 or 12 layers is known! The overall effect is, a sharp lined and immediately identifiable site in Dorset’s beautiful countryside.
Elaine, a resident of Burton Bradstock, has been painting for many years, and is a regular exhibitor to this and other venues. Since retiring to this beautiful area, she enjoys many hours of this challenging and creative art form. Elaine has enjoyed experimenting with techniques in oil and watercolour in order to capture a variety of subjects, ranging from costal scenes to still life.
Johns inspiration is firmly rooted in the diversity of the Dorset coastline – his love of the natural world and of the landscape in this region is evident in his work. He has gained a reputation for his atmospheric style – his ability to use colours and perspective that capture a mood so effectively.
Elm House Studio. Catherine’s love of colour and line has fused together in her range of Spongeware and Mediterranean style ceramics, all handmade at her studio in Dorset. She is strongly influenced by visits to rural Portugal, reflected in her Dorset pottery with Lemons, Oranges, Olives Pomegranates and Grapes flowing across the surfaces of her ceramics, giving them vivid colour and vitality.
Barbara has painted and sketched since her teens. After an art based teacher training at Trent Park college, she taught for many years continuing to paint in her spare time. Since retiring ,she has set up her own studio in her house overlooking Lyme Bay.
George Paul Sainsbury
Working out of my studio in Long Bredy in the Bride Valley I enjoy the challenge of working ‘en plein air’, painting mainly in oils, being particularly motivated and inspired by the light just before or after storms or showers and at dawn and sunset. Website
I also spend many hours walking the coastal paths and surrounding countryside, I make simple line sketches and combined with stored images these are then developed into paintings within my studio.
12-20 AUGUST 2023
Six days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a nine-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.