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Ellie is a textile designer and printmaker specialising in hand screen-printing.
Working from her studio at The Old Bath House at Broomhill, she gets much of her inspiration from the nearby North East coast, where she beach combs and forages pieces to add to her work.
Artist Ruth Bond divides her creative focus between the beautiful Northumbrian coast, close to her base at Alnmouth, and the dramatic jewel isles of the Outer Hebrides.
The dramatic effect of the changing light and weather conditions of these landscapes are the main influences in her oil paintings, which are collected worldwide.
Art has been Natalie's passion for as long as she can remember and has spent much of her life. Now, after a change of style, she describes her work as soul art.
"I don't find it, it finds me. It’s a feeling, it’s beautiful and takes my breath away."
Natalie, who lives on the Northumberland coast at Blyth, gets much of her inspiration from the sea.
Yvonne's creative streak was nurtured by her artist grandmother, but she only recently returned to painting after a long career in retail.
She gets her inspiration from the Northumberland countryside, though she loves painting the human face. This led to her being part of a poster campaign for a BBC drama series.
After a career in Interior Architecture Adele, returned home to Hexham. She turned her hand to learning printing techniques, creating textural, atmospheric, original pieces inspired by the local landscape.
From her studio at The Hearth at Horsley she concentrates on mono prints. In 2018 she was awarded the Founders Award at Printfest
Glass artist Helen Grierson describes working with fused glass as magical, almost spiritual.
Based at The Old Bath House at Broomhill in Northumberland, where she has a studio, sells her work and also runs workshops for all ages and abilities.
For more info contact Helen.
BILBERRY & BIRCH
Jewellery designer Caroline Johnston runs Bilberry and Birch from her home in Northumberland, where she finds much of her inspiration.
She learned the basics of the craft at Leeds College of Art and now uses traditional methods and techniques in her unique, hand-made silver pieces.
ALI ELLY DESIGN
Watercolour artist Ali Elly is inspired by the earth's seas and oceans. Through her work, created at her studio on the Northumberland coast, she highlights issues facing vulnerable marine life and fragile oceans. With a background in textile design, her style is clean and modern, with a strong emphasis on illustration and the colour blue, which she's totally obsessed with.
Peter, from the Scottish Borders, is an award-winning artist. His preferred subject is people, painted in a colourful, abstract, distinct style using oils on canvas.
He has exhibited throughout the UK and USA and his shows at Newcastle's Biscuit Factory regularly sell out.
See his latest work in our online Gallery.
Manchester-born Dex, who now lives in Northumberland, is an abstract expressionist, combining digital art and photography. He won best in show for International Art Folio annual award in 2020 and was shortlisted for the Refresh Art Prize in 2019. His work is in several private collections across the world.
Jo's paintings are inspired by the wild Northumberland countryside and coastline close to her studio at Felton. She works mainly in acrylics and oils in a bold expressionistic style.
With an M.Phil in Fine Art she has spent a life time in art education and since retiring she spends much of her time painting and running art classes.
Now retired, Barbara has taken up art seriously in the last five years
She prefers working in ink ,though also uses oil, watercolour and mixed media. She favours a more abstract, impressionist style. Recently she painted a series of figurative images to capture the dying trades of her local high street.
Ceramic artist Anne James creates both functional and decorative work from her studio at North Tyne Valley in Northumberland.
Using hand building techniques, she works mostly in porcelain and white stoneware, influenced by her childhood in rural Scotland and her passion for gardening.
Artist Peter Podmore takes much of his inspiration from the constantly changing light and landscape near his North Northumberland home.
The long vistas of Holy Island led him to create a series of sequences in pastels, based on time and music.
Carole Thirlaway is an artist and printmaker, working mainly from wood engraving at her studio in Northumberland's Tyne Valley.
She also creates collagraphs and monoprints, enjoying the surprise element of how a piece will turn out.
Ceri Aitman, graduated in Fashion Design, but turned to soap-making using traditional methods and natural ingredients. She now hand-crafts a wide range of products from her studio in Northumberland and has built up a huge following, even appearing on Kirsty's Handmade Christmas tv show.
THE WRONG ALICE
The Wrong Alice creates ethically sourced, quality hand-crafted knitwear. Kerry, the person behind the needles, who's based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders wants her work to celebrate the best of British yarns, championing rare breeds from independent spinners and dyers. Colours reflect the British landscape, with each piece individually created.
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Anna is inspired by the landscape of North Northumberland, where she lives and works. Using sustainably grown naturally-coloured willows she creates stunning wildlife sculptures and baskets. She also makes felt vessels and garments. She set up Biteabout Arts to offer a bespoke service teaching others how to work with these materials.
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Trish designs her jewellery from her studio at home in the Tyne Valley. Her range includes delicate pieces inspired by nature and also more minimalist industrial styles. Everything is created from Eco Silver and other recycled metals using silversmithing techniques. Bold colours are sometimes added with enamel, perspex or clay.
Sam is a self-taught artist based in North Northumberland. She loves painting characters be it of the human or animal variety, and tries to capture the spirit of her subjects through the depiction of their eyes.
She paints mainly in watercolour and oils but also enjoys experimenting with most other media.