Derbyshire Open Arts has launched a You Tube channel to showcase our 2021 Campaign. Here you will find links to all our videos for the year, as they are launched, including our Gurus’ advice and encouragement with operating online; Meet the Committee Members and Our Members’ own videos showcasing their work, their journey and their inspiration.
A Studio Tour with three Derbyshire Open Arts Artists
Terry Baker manipulates original photographic images. Kate Greatorex @Wiseheart Textiles is a hand weaver, spinner and textile artist working in New Mills. Andrea Joseph is an award winning illustrator from Port Talbot living and working in the Peak District.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Diane Daley
Play the video and find out what a pique-assiette artist does. Diane Daley discusses how she designs, nips, shapes, smooths, grouts, polishes and finishes.
Diane will be interviewed by David Lowther.
Derbyshire Open Arts Artist Interview with Lin Cheung
Lin is a painter who lives in Buxton. Her art has an expansive, contemporary, immediate expression that lifts the spirit and evokes a sense of joy and delight. Her paintings speak of the human existence in the here and now.
Lin is interviewed by Andrea Joseph
CLARE MORGAN and JAN HOYLE
A new video showcasing the artists workspace, tools, inspiration and creativity.
Pam Smart, Thomas Petit and Joanna Allen
Derbyshire Open Arts members reveal how their work evolves.
Derbyshire Open Arts Interview with Clare Morgan - Curious Inky Me
Making the invisible inner world of our thoughts and physical feelings visible through expressive portraits, exciting colour palettes and imagery that adds more to the story in each piece. Clare is interviewed by David Lowther
Derbyshire Open Arts Interview with Kay Stowell
With the radio playing and a hot tea on hand, Kay Stowell creates unique and captivating glass. Working from her home-based studio in Glossop Kay creates playful glass light catchers, stand up animal characters and stunning wall art, Listen this week as Kay discusses her work with Pete Singer
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Hannah Dodd
Quirky designs to provoke humour and make you smile. Listen as Hannah discusses her work with Andrea on Instgram.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Sue Allanson
If you are walking along Gorsey Bank on the edge of Wirksworth you may be intrigued by a tap-tapping sound and the chink of a chisel striking stone. It will mean you have stumbled across the home of sculptor Sue Allanson who works beneath a modest shelter in her garden. Listen this week as Sue discusses her work with Pete Singer on Instagram and Facebook.
Meet the Derbyshire Open Arts Team 2021
Here is the Derbyshire Open Arts Committee 2021, introducing themselves and showing some of their work.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Lynne Taylor
Organic Ceramics, handmade tactile pottery, Inspired by nature
Hear Lynne chatting to Andrea Joseph about her love and obsession with the making of ceramics and how Lockdown has inspired her to new heights
Derbyshire Open Arts Artist Interview with Terry Baker
Terry's artwork stems from both the physical and digital manipulation of original photographic images, often using architectural and close-up photography as a starting point.
Hear photographer Terry Baker talking about his practice and influences to David Lowther
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Ben Sherwin
Oil paint is my medium of choice because I can blend vibrant colours and work with texture. Acrylics and charcoal drawings also make up some of my portfolio. Charcoal in particular is effective in creating dark atmospheric skies which I love.
Hear Ben talking to Pete Singer about his love of Derbyshire and The Peak District.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Sarah Perkins
Sarah is an animal & pet portrait artist based in the centre of Derby, England. My time is divided between customer commissions & my own creative works. Hear her talking to Charlie Collins about her art, missing her studio and her incredible successes.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Tracey Coverley
Tracey Coverley is a fulltime artist based in Whaley Bridge on the edge of the Peak District. Trained in the 80’s at Loughborough College of Art, she studied Fine Art and specialised in painting. After quitting a long career on the railway to pursue her passion of creating, Tracey took an alternative path and is now working with textiles as her preferred medium.
Derbyshire Open Arts artist interview with Sue Prince
Sue Prince tells stories, responding to current events including the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating rural life and commenting on our society. She makes her own egg tempera paint, a technique learned in Sweden where she has helped revive this form in its native place. www.sueprinceartist.co.uk
Our Social Media Gurus
Teaching online using Social Media
Artist, experienced tutor and mentor Sarah Burgess, who’s own work involves print, stitch and construction with paper and fine art textiles talks about her experience of learning to teach on-line live workshops over the last twelve months using Zoom and WhatsApp, starting as a complete beginner with this level of IT.
Selling our work on Social Media
Meet Steve Booton. Steve is one of our Gurus for 2021, and he has agreed to share how he has adapted his practice to lockdown situation to enable him to continue selling and showing his work online. Steve is a potter devoted to the Japanese tradition of wabi sabi. He is starting a brand new Ceramics Festival called ONLY CLAY which has its first event on 6th November 2021 in the heart of Sheffield's Industrial Past: The Kelham Island Museum. Check out his Instagram account and the Only Clay website https://www.onlyclay.co.uk
Using Social Media in our work
Helen Hallows is one of our Gurus for 2021. She is a mixed media artist of landscape, the environment and the human presence; she is a brilliant mentor and teacher. In 2020 she very successfully moved her practice online, and has agreed to share some of her ideas and advice with Derbyshire Open Arts followers.