We are a group of four artists working in a variety of media - please take the time to follow us individually:
The close up beauty of the natural world inspires me to produce my textile work, exploring natural or man-made environments that others may overlook. Textures, patterns and colours are often only revealed when I focus on the detail using close up photography.
I use a variety of techniques including wet felting, appliqué, free machine embroidery, heated textiles and image transfer to transform my photographs into colourful textural stitched pieces of art.
Being environmentally conscious I prefer to work in an ethical way, and I am currently experimenting with silver clay, a compound containing recycled silver to make jewellery.
As an artist I like to work plein air, I delight in exploring the countryside, taking with me sketchbooks, mixed media and my camera. My inspiration comes from the sky, the sea and the landscape. During a recent visit to the northern parts of Scotland, I found myself in the early morning looking up at the bright skies, full of colour, reflecting into the clear calm waters of the loch. I find it beneficial to be still and contemplate life; it is food to my soul bringing harmony and balance to the world I live in.
Since recently moving to the Staffordshire Moorlands Paula has embraced the landscape and nature around her. The latest work is inspired by the shape of water; waves, reflection, the way water reacts to energy and temperature. From solid to vapour. Each piece is a shape frozen in time.
Brett Trafford is an award winning photographer, with over 25 years experience. Based in Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Brett is internationally recognized for both his landscape and portrait work, with his images being viewed in over 170 countries.
Brett specialises mainly in taking landscape pictures of the wonderful British countryside and the great buildings in our towns and cities.
Tel: 07801 058345