Artists 2018

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss Educational Day Services supports adults who are deaf with additional needs in activities including art, ceramics, woodwork, craft and more. We will be sharing our artwork and selling items in our onsite shop – a real treat of handcrafted items from the people we support. This year we will be showing the beautiful art created by people we support and showcasing our talented staff and volunteer’s artwork. On Saturday we host Shibori fabric dying workshops and a live jazz and swing singer. On both days we will have an area for people to have a go at still life drawing.
Free parking available, toilets, disabled access.

Workshop: Shibori fabric dying using Indigo Dye Workshop
Saturday 10am-12am or 2pm – 4pm
Learn the Japanese tradition of Shibori dying in beautiful, blue Indigo dye.
Try out patterns on sample fabrics first, then, dye your own 16’’ cushion cover, cotton tote bag and silk scarf.
£40 per person
£60 for 2 people booking and attending together
Includes all materials needed.
Although dye spillages/splashes are unlikely, please wear old clothes and shoes.
Aprons and gloves provided.
Max. group number 6 people
please email to book

Live performance of Swing and Jazz music with Holly Marks

Saturday 2.00 – 3.00pm
Beautiful Jazz standards through to more modern soul and pop.
Holly will be singing Jazz and swing on Saturday afternoon at the Action on Hearing Loss Workshop

Bridget Baker

Exhibiting at St Mús Coffee House

I studied Zoology at University but only started making wire animals after retirement, The figures are made from galvanized wire which are then painted with enamel paints. Each is based on photographs and drawings of a particular animal and takes several hours to make. Subjects have included fish, frogs, reptiles, and a wide range of birds and mammals. Commissions for dogs continue to prove the most popular. The enjoyment of their creation comes from making them as realistic as possible and from capturing their features with the minimum of lines.

Amanda 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.

Button and Brew

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Embroidered gifts, cards and homeware made by a Bristol Textiles artist with a sense of humour.

Instagram: @buttonandbrew
Facebook: buttonandbrew
Sunday: spinning wheel and embroidery machine demonstrations.

Jo Butts

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Mixed media original crafts



Janet Coles

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Taking part only on 20th May 2018.

Janet has been painting for many years in Bath and Cornwall, having completed an Art and Design Diploma in 2000, and studied fine art for a further 10 years. Janet uses acrylic inks in a similar fashion to watercolour, producing vibrant paintings. Many of her images are then printed onto a range of cards and homeware: Cotton tea towels, fine china mugs, melamine place mats and coasters and cushions which she makes herself. She regularly exhibits her paintings around Bath and in Cornwall. A selection of her cards can be purchased at Prior Park Garden Centre and The Galleries at Freshford. Paintings can be purchased at The Waterside Gallery in St Mawes Cornwall Janet also accepts commissions.

Matthew Cook

Exhibiting at 1 Hatfield Buildings
NEW ARTIST: Matthew is an award winning reportage illustrator and The Times newspaper war artist. His drawings have appeared in National Geographic, Conde Nast, Monocle, the Wimbledon Championships, Royal Mail stamps and many UK National newspapers. Prints and original sketches available.


Beata Cosgrove

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Taking part only on 19th May 2018.

I specialise in portrait and event photography. As well as displaying a range of recent photographic work, I will be offering competitively priced portraiture sessions throughout the day to all visitors, which will be sent via email link within two days.

Caroline Crossland

Exhibiting at St Mús Coffee 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.    

Marie Curtis

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Inspired by individuality, worldwide travels and a love of colour, Marie Curtis designs & handcrafts distinctive precious metal jewellery that blends resin, commissioned artwork or silver, gold and copper leaf. Each piece of jewellery is created to be worn as a piece of art – the pieces are distinctive, contemporary and handmade in Bath.


Instagram: designvaults
Facebook: designvaults

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.

Edward Fairbairn

Exhibiting at The White Hart
NEW ARTIST: Art School trained. Art teacher for 26 yrs. Self employed artist. Most of my artwork derives from things seen. My intention is to capture their immediacy and freshness in quick studies or to bring out more permanent pictorial qualities. With both methods and everything in between. I pray for an outcome other than a slavish copy.

Richard Ford

Exhibiting at the Widcombe Baptist Church
Workshop: Photographic Portraiture
Saturday 3pm – 5pm
Have a go at producing a high quality portrait using studio lighting and backdrops. Availability limited to 12 photographers and a couple of volunteer models.
To book contact

Victoria Hamilton

Exhibiting at The White Hart
When not working to commission, my paintings are personal reflections of times past and present. I am currently interested in the sense of place and the human form within it.

lhwhite1250Liz Holden White

Exhibiting at 48 Tyning End

I love bright colours and interesting shapes and textures and playing with mixed media! Flowers, landscapes and abstracts are my most frequent subjects for joyful paintings and cards. Coasters are a new venture.

01225 425873

summer hat floralAdrienne Horswill

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

As a sculptor/milliner I make artistic hats and headpieces. Beau Beau Hats & Embellishments conjure tweeds, velvet,satin, felt and feathers into delights of colour and texture from mainly upcycled materials. Many of these will fold into your pocket, all are affordable and they all demonstrate my great love of textiles and collage.

01225 315626/ mobile 07538925036

Facebook: Beau Beau Hats & Embellishments

Instagram: adrienne_horswill

Liz Hughes

Exhibiting at St Mús 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 Widcombe Social Club

My work brings together my interest in both classical and contemporary mosaic. I use a wide range of material including broken china and found objects from car boot sales and flea markets as well as more conventional ceramic and glass to make mosaics on a wide variety of subjects. I am happy to talk about commissions.

Mary Liddell

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s Church

Contemporary oil paintings of landscapes, seascapes and still lives using a lot of flowers and every day objects, my primary concern is light and colour.


Facebook: Mary Liddellart

Instagram: Maryliddellart

Imogen Mascall

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Colourful tapestries and sewing 

Holly Marks

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Holly will be showing new paintings inspired by the natural world. On Saturday at 2pm she will be performing some beautiful Jazz and Swing at the Action on Hearing Loss Workshop


ReedsKerrie McNeil

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

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.

Annabel Menheneott

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s Church

Dramatic seascapes captured in acrylics, reflecting the shifting coastal environment, with crashing waves represented in bold, strong and purposeful brush strokes and more delicate marks for foaming sea spray. Palette knives and large brushes allow Annabel the freedom to create exciting painterly marks. Annabel has exhibited nationally and more recently at the Royal Academy as part of the Summer Exhibition preview events where she will return this July.

Alex Nash

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Alex has been attending the Printmaking Workshop at Trowbridge College for 8 years. Over that time she has concentrated on exploring colour and composition using the silkscreen process. Her work has covered the landscapes of Cornwall, North Wales, California, Egypt, Ithaca and the architecture of Portmeirion Umbria and Whitstable. Some of her work is purely abstract using bold flat colour as seen in her prints of Indian scarves.

Instagram: alexpnash


Linda O’Gorman

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

I trained as an illustrator and my work is drawing based and observational. I like to experiment with various media and subject matter, including portraiture.

01225 837914

Jessica Palmer

Exhibiting at 7 St Mark’s Road

Want a Tiger-shaped Gateway to a forest of imagination, a Paper Palace in a world-famous landmark, an illustration for a bestselling book or a stunning papercut? Jessica Palmer is the go-to artist. Her fifth book is just published by New York based Rizzoli. She’s illustrator for English Heritage, a Visiting Artist at the V&A, the Holburne and many more.

Jessica will be running a Colouring Corner, in her house, for kids and adults to try out colouring techniques and tools in some of her books.

Usha Pearce

Exhibiting at 28 The Tyning

Process and experimentation with oil paint and other media are critical in the way I work. Although abstract, there is an underlying visual order that emerges in response to a theme. I build, obliterate, erase, paint over and scratch into the surface, leaving the traces of markings and scars of what has gone before.


Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Plodge is an Art History graduate and has been creating beautiful things to wear for over a dozen years, mixing freshwater pearls, glass and semi-precious beads to create a wide variety of styles. Designs range from fun and funky to sophisticated ensembles, via go-with-everything classics. Customers frequently say how much they love their particular pieces!

Etsyshop: jewellerybyplodge

07717 627704

Agnes Pollock

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s Church

Agnes paints contemporary, quiet and serene still lifes in oil. Her favorite objects are single ceramic or silver bowls and vessels. Her focus is always on the quality of light and subtle reflections. Each painting is also available as a limited edition print, mounted and framed.

Instagram: agnespollockart

Penny Richards

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s Church

Using richly coloured water-based media often with a pre-textured or collaged surface I paint a diverse range of subjects from real life. These subjects range from zany figures in movement to quiet landscapes including allotments and sheds.

I offer day courses often near Bath or Saltford called Sketching and Painting Walks and Wanderings. Small groups walk in beautiful countryside, stop every so often to enjoy the view and sketch. Minimal material required.

Heidi Sperring

Exhibiting at Action on Hearing Loss

Ink and digital illustration

Facebook: @heidisperringart

Carol Symon

Exhibiting at St Matthew’s Church

Artistic adventurer who continually explores a myriad of subjects, styles and mediums. My commissions have included people, animals and houses in various locations but I mainly work from my studio on Lyncombe Hill, Widcombe.

07715 055143

Caspar Taylor

Exhibiting at 1 Hatfield Buildings  BA2 6AF

Caspar carves sculptures in wood, stone and metal resins. His latest work combines his experience of traditional materials and techniques and his understanding of space and form with a contemporary spirit.

Madeleine Town

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

My paintings and prints are concerned with the natural world. I work in oil, watercolour and gouache building up layers of colour in a free and spontaneous approach.

Turquoise and Green

Exhibiting at 1 Hatfield Buildings

NEW ARTIST: Jewellery by Aga Cook. Individually designed, handmade pieces that use silver, occasionally gold, precious and semiprecious stones. By experimenting with the oxidisation of silver a range of colours are created, making each item of jewellery unique.

Sarah Turrell

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

I am a maker of all things useful in finely thrown stoneware. Although many people like to keep my one off pieces on display. Commissions welcome.


Rebecca Vaughan

Creative in her free time


Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

Vitrific is a small co-operative of enamelers working together locally in Widcombe, Bath. The enamelled art we produce ranges from wall panels and pictures to jewellery. We also make a variety of small enamelled 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-Heapy

Exhibiting at 48 Tyning End

New work for 2018 includes dishes and pictures of seascapes. By varying the heat in the kiln original effects of waves and pebbles can be achieved creating exciting new concepts in glass design.

01225 332828

Kate Ward

Exhibiting at The White Hart

Kate Ward has exhibited at The White Hart for the Widcombe Art Trail for many years. This year she has chosen to exhibit paintings of dogs both domestic and sporting. Her work varies in size, medium and price and reflects the close relationship we all have with ‘man’s best friend’. Kate would also be delighted to work to your commission.

07802 234915

Rachel Ward

Exhibiting at Widcombe Social Club

My work is inspired by walks around Bath and by the coast whenever I can get there. I use mostly oils for painting, and draw in charcoal and pastel – landscapes and portraits, animals and people – exploring the effects of light and colour. I also write novels for young adults and adults.

Facebook: Rachelwardart

Andrea WhitwellAndrea Whitwell

Exhibiting at The White Hart

Andrea’s 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.

07786 913006           

Vikki Yeates

Exhibiting at Widcombe Baptist Church

Vikki Yeates is an illustrator living and working in Bath, although she spent many years in Brighton, where she did a Degree in Illustration in the early 90s. Her most popular work seems to be British Wildlife, particularly the Hare. She is interested in folklore, myths and legends and often includes text in her illustrations. Vikki uses oil pastel on paper, layered with lino ink, which is then scratched away to create complex artwork with areas of fine detail.