Amateur Photographer of the year 2010
The Framers Corner is an established framing, arts and gift shop located in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the stunning surroundings of the Peak District. As well as offering a full framing service they also have a range of limited edition prints (available mounted and framed) and are just beginning to exhibit and sell local artists and designers work.
Websites for Photographers and Artists
More photos from Karl Wood, High Peak on Flickeflu.
I live and work in my home studio in Upper Dovedale, a very beautiful part of the Peak District. My mixed media work is inspired by what I see here, the magic scenery and the ever changing colours, as in ”Home”, which received a commendation in the 2007 Derbyshire Open exhibition. I also like storytelling in the work, it’s my way of talking about where I have been, what I have experienced and what I remember. When I went to Orkney I came back with “Norse Riddles”, the triptych, and when I go back to my roots in Northern Sweden I return with fresh inspiration and more stories, see the “Northern Spring” series from this year
The creatures that inhabit Catriona Hall’s pictures are stylized, whiskerless, always left-facing, often rather portly and usually set in a Peak District landscape.
She regularly exhibits imaginary animals but also accepts commissions to portray pets and houses or favourite buildings. Her subjects are immortalized with quirky simplicity and an earthy palette.
My studio is in the heart of the Peak District with views of the moors of the Dark Peak to a distant Kinder Scout. A keen walker, I am inspired by seasonal colours, ever-changing light, weather and the atmosphere of not only this landscape but also the striking coastlines of the United Kingdom. I am drawn to the enduring aspects of these dramatic sites. In my studio I use sketches and photographs and most importantly, my memories of being there, to recreate a sense of time and place. I work in layers of pastel- exploring variations of colour and texture. The hands-on nature of its application lets me make a direct connection with each work.
A self taught contemparary oil painter specialising in animals in art and wildlife in motion
My silk paintings reflect my love of colour and provide a unique, stylised interpretation of flowers and landscape
I have been a professional silk painter for 13 years and this website contains a gallery of my recent silk paintings, information about my forthcoming shows; a schedule of silk painting workshops and an online shop where you can purchase limited edition prints and cards.
‘His distinctive work is described as ‘mixed media’ but this belies the complexity of his painting process which combines layers of paint, paper & print with stitching’ - Pure Buxton, Magazine
Inspired by nature's colours and organic structures Adele captures these in the intricate and sculptural qualities of her work.
Adele seeks to blur the distinction between jewellery and sculpture so at various scales her designed forms evolve into jewellery or interior objects.
Welcome to my blog. I make jewellery from silver, with the addition of resin, enamel and various other media to add colour and interest. My work is mainly inspired by the natural world especially plants and flowers, microscopic life and geology. I live in a small town on the edge of the Peak District in the UK with my husband and four children.
Since graduating from Wolverhampton University in 2000, I have continued to work with glass and set up my studio in Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands designing and creating a range of glass pieces including jewellery, hangings and greeting cards.
My work employs kiln forming techniques to combine glass and metals such as copper, silver and gold to create individual, handmade pieces. I enjoy using other materials to add colour and detail along with finishing techniques such as etching to add pattern and depth. All of the glass work is cut, drilled, polished, etched and finished by hand.
Hannah designs unique, quirky, functional handmade bags. Designed to be modern but not closely linked to fashion trends, she endeavours to create an enduring, desirable piece using different colour combinations and designs. She is inspired by nature, flora, form and vibrant colours and textures. She is interested not only in the surface pattern but exploring the three dimensional and structural potential of the fabric.
Each bag is lovingly handmade and takes around two days to complete. Her latest range of designs uses a combination of different textiles including new and recycled fabrics, sewn together, layered, cut, re-sewn, edged with felted yarns. Unique special gifts, weddings, individual inquiries welcome.
Jayne began to experiment with textile based artwork several years ago, drawn to fabrics with vibrant colours and strong patterns.
Starting with hand embroidered batik work embellished with buttons, beads and other items, Jayne has progressed to experimenting with a wider variety of textile techniques, including wax entrapment, painted fabrics and heat- fused and distressed fabric and stitch.
Often Jayne incorporates personal vintage items and antique fabrics in her work - many have been passed down through generations of her family.
Ideas for her work are based on memory, personal experience, the Peak District landscape and travels around Turkey, Egypt and Thailand.
Seventy pence per fleece. That is the average that a farmer gets for his wool. Claire is astonished that we have this renewable resource on our doorstep that quite often ends up on a bonfire. Through her work Claire aims to raise awareness of the beauty of British wools. You can caress the wool fibres with the most tender of touch to create a gossamer fabric or you can hurl and throw it to produce a tough weather-resistance felt. Either way it will respond by evolving into a multitude of shapes with an internal memory that never ceases to astound. Claire splits her time between teaching felt-making in schools and to adults, with working to commission and exhibiting internationally
Dave works exclusively in black and white and the Peak District has been an inspiration for much of his work since moving here in 1988. Widely published, his images are also used for advertising, posters (by International Graphics Walmsley GmbH), greetings cards and other products sold around the world. He is the author of 'Lake Light' (Lake District), ‘Peak Light’ (Peak District) and 'High Light’ (hills, mountains and skiing) books. Landscape Photography courses and Darkroom Printing workshops are available, and photography lectures. Extensive library of photographs to select from; commissions welcomed. Dave is an Ilford Master Printer, an Associate of the Royal Photographic Society and a member of the regional art & design group, Peak District Products.
Jill Kerr is a printmaker whose work focuses on linocuts. She has won several awards, including the Friends’ Trophy twice in the Derbyshire Open Exhibition. Her immediate environment is the inspiration for her designs. She builds up the final image in layers using the reduction method where the lino block is cut away after each layer has been printed. Editions are limited to between 10 and 25 original prints. Jill runs workshops from her studio overlooking the Peak District National Park; details can be found on her website.