My work is characterised by dreamlike other worldly natural landscapes. My images are fantasy-like but with a hint of realism that evokes a poetic, tantalising and intriguing response. My current interest is in the post capture creative process. It is a search for colours and forms that emanate from my inside, often completely unrelated to the original subject. Brush in hand, the journey of image transformation is an art form of its own. Colours and shapes are transformed again and again until the time when a solution emerges, sometimes with a tremendous eureka effect; almost orgasmic. The journey from photographic camera to canvas, my creative journey.
‘On Reflection’ Recent paintings.
This series of paintings is inspired and influenced by ideas and artists who have had an enduring relevance to my work.
The paintings ‘On Reflection’ recall a visit to Monet’s garden some years ago. I was with a group of students and we spent time sketching the water lily ponds. During May 2020 whilst on a riverside walk I was looking at reflections of trees which reminded me of the Giverny visit. In 2019 I visited the RWA Bristol to see the work of Alf Stockham, my tutor at Bristol Art College and I was impressed by the vibrancy of his pointillist paintings and recalled our discussions about colour. I had also been thinking about the works of Ian Stevenson recently exhibited at New Art Centre at Roche Court Salisbury, which I had first seen in the 1970’s. I was struck by the impact a dot of colour can achieve.
‘On Reflection’ is the outcome of this inspiration, exploring swarming and cascading colour fusions. A selection of small paintings from this series will be exhibited during Open Studios at Sandham Memorial Chapel , Burghclere, see exhibition entry for opening times.
Jules Chabeaux is an intuitive wildlife artist based close to the Derbyshire Dales, UK. Jules was instinctively drawn to draw, paint and help protect animals. She even threw away her top art grade, refusing to include abstracts, proudly exhibiting her portfolio of animal art. At 16 she earned her first paid art commission.
Always passionate about animals, Jules is also an experienced animal communicator (heart based intuitive communication) and Usui Reiki animal healer and brings these amazing skills into the heart of her artistic process. Inspired by artists like Robert Fuller and Gordon Beningfield, she lives in a rural setting surrounded by animals and nature and loves rising at dawn. Following her spiritual practice, she eagerly gets out into nature, before heading to her art studio to continue working with the animals, through her art. Jules gives at least 10% of all her art sales to organisations that are helping to protect wildlife in their natural habitats.
- Sandra’s paintings are exhibited in galleries and held in private and corporate art collections across the world.
- Sandra’s work includes the use of silhouettes to explore how bird identification is determined by drawing from recent behaviour and a final image. These works had pared down the image to the bare minimum that is required for identification. Since the pandemic lockdown, Sandra has been exploring how we see in the physical natural environment, and has been adding the hills and mountains near to Edinburgh to her repertoire.
- All products in her homeware range are made in the UK, in small batches and are decorated with translations of Sandra’s original paintings. Sandra’s passion for the natural environment is extended to the use of recycled materials for packaging, keeping to low mileage for production and recycling where possible in her business.
- Working from her home studio she has views of the hills and a wildlife garden, so she is often found working en plein air no matter what the weather..
We are a family business (husband and wife team) based in the New Forest making dichroic glass jewellery. We have been making glass since 2015 and the range has evolved and now many pieces are finished with our handmade eco-silver bails or settings. Our range of jewellery starts with simple double dichroic pendants and earrings which are made by cutting and layering dichroic glass before fusing it in our kiln. More complex mosaic pieces are made by cutting and layering glass to create a slab of glass which is fused in the kiln before cold working the glass with a ring saw and grinder to cut cabochons in shapes such as hearts, butterflies and leaves. The cabochons are then fire polished in the kiln before findings are added or a bespoke eco-silver setting is created. In addition we have a unique range of glass jewellery which incorporates sand from the clients favourite beach into a slab of glass which again can be cold worked into cabochons in varying shapes. We currently supply several shops and galleries some of which have trade accounts and others on a sale or return basis. Our minimum order for trade orders is 10 pieces, these pieces can be a mixture from our range.
I have been designing ,making, exhibiting and selling my current figurative ceramic works throughout the UK for twenty five years and more.
Every piece is individually constructed and modelled by hand and in order to keep the ideas fresh and flowing I tend to work on small groups on a theme.
Since relocating to the East Riding of Yorkshire in 2015 I have created and exhibited a coastal collection, including stylised puffins and gannets , inspired by my frequent visits to Yorkshire’s Jurassic coast and for 2020 ,the year of the tree (as well as Covid 19) I launched my newest allegorical tree designs online.
The award winning stylised camels and asian elephants with or without riders have been popular with buyers for over a decade and I have continued to make editions of my more exotic creations to order and commission.
The scale of my work varies from the hand held to much larger pieces as I attempt to incorporate a variety of price points to suit most budgets.
I can supply existing works and make to order. Please contact me if you would like to discuss wholesale prices , lead times, general terms and conditions or if you have any other queries.
I create 3D pop-up greeting cards and paper sculptures of birds, flowers, and animals. My cards have won several awards in recent years and sell in many independent shops, galleries, visitor centres and museums across the UK.
I use small local companies to print and cut my designs and glue them together in house. Only recycled paper envelopes, biodegradable cello bags, and sustainably sourced paper are used.
Each collection is developed and designed by Eleni Koumara, and therefore expresses her distinctive and original style.
Since 2016 Eleni has incorporated an eco friendly philosophy, using eco and recycled silver and recycled promoting materials.
The brand’s jewellery is sculptural, modern and handmade, with a distinct style.
Minimum order value: £500
After training in Fine Art at Bath Academy in the 70’s and working as a teacher in both Secondary Schools and adult education, I turned professional in 1990 so I could develop my own voice within my painting.
Currently exhibiting at Studio42 http://studio42gallery.co.uk/
I have exhibited widely in the UK, Brittany, and the Isle of Man.
Published: Wesley House Cambridge – ‘Exploring Art in Worship and Theology’ – ‘International Contemporary Art’ Vol 1X ICA Publishing 2014
The Royal Academy Private Galleries’, London,
The Mall Gallery, London,
The Courtyard Gallery, Isle of Man,
The Sayle Gallery, Isle of Man,
The Isle Gallery, Isle of Man,
Light & Space Gallery, Isle of Man,
The Loyd Loom Gallery, Isle of Man
Liverpool Contemporary Arts Fair 2014
Edinburgh Arts Fair 2014
Chester Art Fair 2018
Also in Essex, Brittany and Bath.
Owner of Light & Space Gallery, Isle of Man 2011-2014
Curator of the Methodist Modern Art Collection Exhibition ‘Awakening’ in the Isle of Man 2018
Was privileged to be interviewed for the BBC Songs of Praise 2014
Finalist in the Student Stowels Trophy 1978
Finalist in the Windsor & Newton student competition 1977
Twice winner of the Singer and Freidlander Painting competition 1989, 1991, 2nd place in 1990
Tania studied Fine Art at Oxford University and has been a practicing artist for 25 years.
Tania’s Gallery showcases her own art alongside selected work by other makers. The gallery was established in 2008 in the Shropshire market town of Bridgnorth and has now relocated to her home on the outskirts of Kinver, open by appointment.
Tania’s original designs are created using mixed media usually featuring animal subjectmatter. Sculptures are made using mostly salvaged materials and her own paper mache recipe.
Choose from a range of mixed media sculpture, painting, prints and cards available direct or from the online shop.