Nestled deep in rural England, artist Marcella Cooper can usually be found in the side room of her thatched cottage, either painting or carving out a lino cut. Her favourite time is just before dusk, the moon highlighting the chase of the hares as the owl silently swoops. Then it is back to the warmth of the kitchen to settle down to listen to the radio.
Amie Haslen is a painter, printmaker and self-confessed neat freak. This can prove difficult at times, as she shares a studio with her talented but untidy dad (artist Andrew Haslen). Their garden studio overlooks a pond and the rolling valley beyond. She draws inspiration from this land, her garden, and the creatures that share their home - two handsome Bengal cats and three mad spaniels. More about Amie
With an ever-growing collection of textile samples, china and old bottles to work with, painter Janet Cleghorn creates still lifes that capture the beauty of treasured everyday objects.
More about Janet Cleghorn
Diana Ashdown has always had an experimental approach to her work and has fun devising new techniques to produce lino prints. With the addition of gorgeous colours, she aims to create something unique.
Our new artist, Chris Williamson, works primarily in oil on panel, although he has been known to work on paper, walls, canvas and computer...even the backs of envelopes. Utilising photo and sketch references - on-site where possible - he has recently started using an iPad, which he says is very exciting - 'All those tools in one box!' His early work was based on the hills and landscape surrounding his home.
However, he is also drawn to the sea and tries to visit the coast for a beer and inspiration when time and finance allows. As you can see, he quite like dogs.