Artists 2017

Action on Hearing LossAction on Hearing Loss

Educational Day Service supports adults who are deaf with additional needs in activities including art, ceramics, woodwork, craft and more. We produce a range of items that are on sale onsite; many of which use recycled materials from donations. We are the only Day Service of its kind in the country for the charity.

This year we will also be showing a wide selection of work by our talented staff and volunteers including a live jazz and swing singer with swing dance demonstrations on Saturday and spinning wheel demonstrations all day on Sunday – please book in advance for workshops.

Sunday: spinning wheel demonstration and embroidery machine demonstrations.

Saturday 2.30 – 3.30pm: Holly Marks – Singer
Sings beautiful Jazz standards through to more modern soul and pop.
Holly will be singing Jazz and swing at the Action on Hearing Loss Workshop with a Lindy Hop dance demonstration to compliment.

Bridget Baker

Exhibiting at Mùs Coffee House

Bridget Baker studied Zoology at University but only started making wire animals after retirement, inspired by the work Alexander Calder. Although most famous for his monumental mobiles, Calder also made miniature circus people from wire. It was after viewing a video of him making these wire figures, using only long-nosed pliers and wire snippers that encouraged Bridget to “have a go”, making both small wire animals and facial profiles of friends. Subjects have included fish, frogs, reptiles, and a wide range of birds and mammals. Most popular subjects seem to be farm and domestic animals, particularly people’s individual pets although any animal can be made to commission. The enjoyment of their creation comes from making them as realistic as possible and from capturing their characters with the minimum of lines.

Catherine Beale

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

Award-winning watercolour portraits, celebrating family and favourite places. Part-imagined landscapes of glorious Bath in cascading pigments. Catherine shares her original “gravity painting” technique in workshops and articles. She is an Associate of the Society of Women Artists and has shown in private art collections worldwide.

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KT Black

Exhibiting at the Widcombe Baptist Church

After achieving a Distinction in the Advanced Diploma in Glass, and winning the student category in a prestigious international glass competition I set up a small garden studio. I now spend as much time there as life allows, designing and creating kiln-formed art glass, including fused glass paintings, functional and decorative homeware (dishes, coasters) and dichroic jewellery (pendants, earrings, cufflinks), using the best methods and materials.

WAT Image 2016Amanda Brown

Exhibiting at Flamingo, 7 Widcombe Parade

Amanda Brown is a long-time exhibitor on the trail and in 2015 opened her shop Flamingo in Widcombe Parade. Having over 26 years experience of the greeting card industry Amanda offers a variety of her contemporary designs across a large card range and also art and gifts featuring her well-known cat image and local-themed designs.

bbrew250Button and Brew

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Handmade personal textiles products and kits
Sunday: spinning wheel and embroidery machine demonstrations.

Jo Butts

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Mixed media jewellery and textiles


rclem250Rob Clements

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

Rob is an architect pursuing his interests through the drawing and painting of the built environment.  He works in pencil, ink and watercolour, creating images that vary from carefully crafted classical elevations to illustrations of townscape subjects.

Janet Coles

Exhibiting at Bewdley House

I have been painting with liquid acrylics for many years on both paper and canvas. I like to achieve fluidity and vibrancy in the paintings, and often use collage too. The subject matter is drawn from my native Cornwall where I still spend a lot of time, and recently also from the iconic buildings surrounding us in Bath. I love to paint fruit, flowers, boats and birds. I have a selection of my work printed onto cards, bone china mugs, cushions (which I make), tea towels, bags, place mats and coasters. You can see the full range on my website

Caroline Crossland

Exhibiting at Bewdley House

Caroline trained as a children’s book illustrator and is most at home working in pen & ink and watercolour, but more recently she has rediscovered a love of linocut printing. Her subject matter is inspired by details from local architecture seen around Bath, particularly front doors! She also draws on traditional typography in other designs. Linocut prints have the advantage of being affordable, enabling visitors to the Art Trail to take home an inexpensive piece of original art.    

mcurtis250Marie Curtis

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

Marie Curtis who grew up in Bath, wanted to find a way of celebrating the city she loves whilst releasing her creative side. The Moments Collection from Design Vaults is the first in a series of sterling silver & gold jewellery that has been created using a uniquely shaped dome pendant, handmade using a combination of traditional and modern silversmithing techniques. The Moments Collection includes colourful, contemporary drawings of Bath, with the newest range featuring gold & silver leaf set against bold, abstract foils. The collections are then delicately finished by hand, in resin and available in sterling silver or 18ct gold vermeil.

RuthDavies1.jpgRuth Davies

Exhibiting at 30 Alexandra Road

With friends Pippa and Maggie I am exhibiting colourful pictures painted with acrylics and using collage.


kevans250Kenneth Evans

Exhibiting at the Widcombe Baptist Church

Changed from oils to acrylics a number of years ago, paints very quickly (has to!) struggles to be consistent with watercolours, but enjoys it when self satisfied! Has been a cartoonist in past, still enjoys that. Helps to run a local art group for retirees.

fevason250Frank Evason

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Refurbishment of cane and rush seats

Richard Ford

Exhibiting at the Widcombe Baptist Church
Urban and rural landscape photography

Brian Gibson

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Art and music have been the two primary creative forces for Brian Gibson that have enabled him to produce a body of visual work that is rooted in his wide ranging and eclectic taste. From the formation of a fanzine in his teens, photographing bands of the punk era, to studies in Art Therapy, Fine Art and Visual Culture and going through many transitions, Brian has evolved into the multi-layered artist that he is today.


lhwhite1250Liz Holden White

Exhibiting at 48 Tyning End

Flowers, birds, libraries and Pulteney Weir are some of the subjects featured in the
mini series I’m currently painting! Using water based media, I’m concentrating on rich texture and glowing colours – often adapting the same idea for different presentation.
Limited edition cards from a wide collection of my original paintings, are affordable and suitable for all occasions!

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mhorrocks1250Mike Horrocks

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s
Photographs of places and events in Widcombe and beyond


lhughes300Liz Hughes

Exhibiting at St Mùs Coffee House

Landscape views and gardens and views of Widcombe offering a wide appeal to both local residents and visitors. I am aiming to capture scenes and moments from daily life in this part of Bath for you to all to enjoy.

Lorelei Hunt

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

My mosaics are inspired by classical and modern mosaic forms, and by found objects.  I use a variety of materials including glass and unglazed ceramic tiles; and broken china. I’m mostly self-taught, but have undertaken several short courses with leading mosaicists and have travelled to see mosaics in many locations in UK and overseas.

Mary Liddell

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

My work mainly comprises landscape, still life, and portraits paintings in oil. Colour and the transient quality of light is a primary concern. I work in a purpose built studio on the South side of Bath where I also run painting courses. I am happy to undertake commissions.

Imogen Mascall

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Colourful handmade tapestries 

Holly Marks

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Artist and mural painter showing originals, prints and examples of murals.


mmartin250Maggie Martin

Exhibiting at 30 Alexandra Road

Maggie’s output reflects her ongoing art explorations and includes watercolour, inks, acrylics and felt pens. Subjects range from landscape to still life both in realistic and abstract styles.

Kerrie McNeilKerrie McNeil

Exhibiting at Bewdley House

Kerrie’s screen prints are hand painted and each one is unique. She will also be exhibiting new work using drypoint and monoprint techniques. Inspiration is taken from the local landscape and coast. There will be a range of handmade cards and ear rings.

Alex NashAlex Nash

Exhibiting at Bewdley House

Alex has been printmaking for the past eight years attending the Printmaking workshop at the Wiltshire College in Trowbridge.  She sells her prints in Rostra Gallery in Bath and has been exhibiting at the Art trail since it began.


logorman1250Linda O’Gorman

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

Paintings in mixed media of Bath, and of my travels in Cornwall, France and Venice. Observations of the rural, coastal, and architectural beauties of these places. I have also worked on commissions of various local places: my most recent was of Bath Abbey in acrylic on canvas.

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Jessica Palmer

Exhibiting at 7 St Mark’s Road

I make story-telling images with strong figurative and character elements, humour and lots of movement. I am inspired by the natural world of fabric design, stained glass windows, tapestries, fairy tales and folklore and historic artefacts. My work is commissioned for public installations, advertising, design and decoration, books and magazines, as well as for bespoke gifts. My fifth book has just been published and I am currently the in-house illustrator for English Heritage.

Karen Parker

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

I work predominantly in silver and occasionally gold, enhancing the beauty and individuality of the metal by ‘forging’, ’embossing’ and ‘reticulation’. These processes change the surface texture of the metal which I then incorporate into the finished design. Organic shapes and forms inspire my work, in particular seeds and pods, both marine and botanical.


Usha Pearce

Exhibiting at 28 The Tyning

I am an abstract, mixed media artist who enjoys the solitude of the studio, experimenting with materials and the materiality of paint. The process is paramount in my work, I tend to build, obliterate, erase, paint over and scratch into the surface leaving traces of the markings and scores of what has gone before. My work is a response to the social and physical environment.

Marilyn PhillipsMarilyn Phillips

Exhibiting at 28 The Tyning

Figurative paintings, in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media, largely inspired by the natural beauty of the world around me.


Exhibiting at Bewdley House
My aim as an artist is to enable us to enjoy beautiful things every day – by wearing them! I have been making jewellery since 2005, channeling a lifelong obsession with colour into creating one-off and bespoke pieces that combine vibrant glass and crystal with semi-precious stones and handmade beads. I prefer simple stringing techniques that allow the beads to speak for themselves. A necklace can often contain fifty or more different types, and I often feel that I am ‘painting’ in beads to achieve the effects that I have in mind. I also work to commission, matching and complementing special outfits.

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Agnes Pollock

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

In my oil paintings I focus on light and reflections, to reveal form and substance. My colours are subtle and muted and the results are quiet, contemplative and contemporary. Being Dutch, my first inspiration comes from the use of light and the glazing techniques of the old Dutch masters. I sell my original oils and limited edition prints in Verve on London Road.

Sue PorterSue Porter

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

Contemporary art created from ink drawings and photography of local architecture and

Alison Potter

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

I completed a ceramics degree in 2006 and have been working from a studio at home since then. I make figurative vases, often to commission, of and for a particular person. As I take part in an annual exhibition by the sea, I also make ships: friendship, courtship amongst others.

Penny RichardsPenny Richards

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

I have recently taken part in several courses in Sussex on painting the moving figure. The courses were great fun but very challenging as the lovely models never really stopped for very long! Drawing had to be speedy and in my case were not at all accurate which gives them some sort of zany charm! Some of the drawings were developed into paintings which can be seen here.
I offer day courses called Sketching and Painting Walks where small groups walk in beautiful countryside, stop every so often to look at the scene and sketch. Minimum materials required.

Janine Roper

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

I design and make blue and white ceramics, mainly vases and small decorative items. I screen print directly onto the damp clay using cobalt oxide ink, and most of my work is finished with a gold edge. My designs are inspired by traditional willow pattern, but also by my local surroundings both inside and outside of the home. The result is a traditional look with a contemporary twist.

St James’s Railway Viaduct

Surprise Art in the Arch
A pop-up show! Check out the activity and displays at Bath’s newest arts space-in-the-making, in the railway arches at bottom of Wells Road. Part of ‘Art in the Arch’ – a project to create a new arts quarter for the city in the abandoned railway arches along the viaduct. Be one of the first to step inside this exciting new arts space !

Heidi Sperring

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Ink and digital illustration

Facebook: @heidisperringart – Heidi Sperring Art

Carol SymonCarol Symon

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s 

My work includes many styles as I enjoy drawing and painting in a variety of media. Alongside this I love exploring subjects which can include a sense of fun or hint at an underlying story.

ctaylor1250Caspar Taylor

Exhibiting at 1 Hatfield Buildings  BA2 6AF

Caspar’s latest work combines his experience of traditional materials and his understanding of space and form with a contemporary spirit. While his work is pure and precise in form it is often inspired by such ‘happy accidents’ as a piece of clay squeezed between the fingers or a discarded timber or metal shaving.

Emma Taylor

Exhibiting at St Mùs Coffee House

Landscapes and animal illustrations in a variety of mediums – prints and originals for
sale. Emma will be also exhibiting her limited edition silk scarves depicting various farm
and wild animals.

The Joyful Squid

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

A collection of unique handmade textile crafts designed and created for the home.
Brightly coloured, crocheted soft furnishings made from a wide selection of yarns in different patterns and hand-stitched, quirky cross stitches and embroideries that are framed and ready to be hung on the wall to add some joy to the home.

Madeleine Town

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

Paintings, original prints, cards and labels of British birds and animals in imagined wild landscape.

Julia Trickey

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

Julia is an award winning botanical artist and tutor who loves depicting the beauty and detail of nature in watercolour. She is particularly interested in painting less than perfect subjects, such as fading flowers and autumnal leaves. She has written for national art magazines and has recently developed a range of leaflets, kits and a DVD aimed at beginners who want to try their hand at botanical art. Contact

Sarah TurrellSarah Turrell

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s

I make finely thrown stoneware pottery….plates, vases, mugs, jugs and primarily bowls. I love it if people use them day-to-day as they are durable and stand up well to use in the oven dishwasher and microwave, but many people just like to display them and that’s ok too!


?Evelyn Ung

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Boredom of Daily Practice – Ceramics


Exhibiting at St Mùs Coffee House

Vitrific is a small co-operative of enamellers working together locally in Widcombe, Bath.  The enameled art we produce ranges from wall panels and pictures to jewellery. We also make a variety of small enameled items such as trinket bowls. Vitreous enamel will last indefinitely and will always keep its lustrous quality.  Vitrific offers you something hand crafted, colourful and unique.

Stella Wain HeapyStella Wain-Heapy

Exhibiting at 48 Tyning End

Colourful bowls, platters, coasters and jewellery using a mixture of colored, iridescent
and dichroic glass fused and slumped in the kiln. Abstract designs alongside sea and
landscapes depicted in various glasses.

Kate Ward

Exhibiting at The White Hart

Kate paints in a variety of media. Her recent work has included appointment as the Official Artist for The European Pentathlon Championships, The Beaufort Point-to-Point and for Paul Nicholls Racing Open Day for Owners. She has also completed an essay in paint for a local shoot. Over the past year she has exhibited around Bath and in London.

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Andrea WhitwellAndrea Whitwell

Exhibiting at The White Hart

Andrea paints lively and engaging images of game birds on paper and on pottery fired at home. Her work adds colour and happiness to any kitchen, dining room or meal. She has exhibited in and around Bath where her work is much sought-after.

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Julie Williams

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Mixed-media animal sculptures


pwrigley250Pippa Wrigley

Exhibiting at 30 Alexandra Road

Pippa Wrigley paints in watercolour and in mixed-media with collage.

Vikki Yeates

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

Vikki studied illustration at Brighton in the 90s but now lives in Bath. She specialises in
British Wildlife, particularly the hare, but also an occasional fox or owl!