A self-taught artist from the UK, Sarah Stokes finds her inspiration from nature, particularly animals. Living in Wolverhampton with her Bulldogs (Neville and Bear) and a bunch of chickens, Sarah is never short of motivation to paint the livestock, birds of prey and wildlife that surround her. Her favourite medium is watercolour; she tries to breathe new life into the medium by using wildly vibrant colours and lively brushwork with splatters, splashes and dribbles. She loves that watercolour is unpredictable but can also be manipulated and controlled. Sarah has studied under acclaimed artists, Alyssa Monks (professor at New York Academy of Art) and Louis Smith (BP Portrait Award winner) and has exhibited across the UK with private collectors worldwide.
Brought up on a farm in Berkshire, Jo Grundy fell in love with nature and the English landscape from a young age, and it is easy to see where she finds her inspiration as an artist. She has always loved art and so trained as a graphic designer, working in this career for 14 years. She later took time out to have her two children, and this is when she was able to develop her painting style. Now Jo works with a specific brand of paint called Jo Sonja by Chroma that comes in a beautiful range of colours that helps to give her artwork its distinctive colour palette. Jo also loves to add texture to her paintings, letting her paintings evolve organically. She uses a combination of mark making and mixed media such as stitching, paper and beads which breathe an element of fun into her paintings.
Scott Naismith graduated in 2000 with a BDes in Illustration and printmaking and has been a full-time artist working from his studio in Glasgow ever since. He is also a lecturer at the Creative Arts department of West College Scotland. With the lochs and glens of the West coast of Scotland as his favourite subject matter, Scott regularly travels around the country looking for inspiration for another landscape painting. His latest work focuses on transitional skies and the colours that emerge as light breaks through cloud. Energetic brush work combines with vivid colours resulting in fantastically vibrant prints. These skies that change from dark to light are Scott's metaphor for optimism and hope. Regularly exhibiting across Scotland, England and the USA, Scott has built an incredible worldwide following of more than 11,000 subscribers and over 1.4 million views on YouTube for his demonstration and tuition videos.
Iain is a very popular local watercolour artist, we stock prints of all of Iain's paintings and occasionally originals when available.
Best known for her series of paintings featuring the cheerful Mr Mustard. Quirky and friendly, her prints make a great gift; each print telling a story, with something to make you smile.
Vintage railway images of Derbyshire from the early 20th century, used early in the 1900's to promote railway lines and the holiday destinations they reached. We also sell the NRM greeting cards.
The whimsical world of Thomas Joseph, we stock mounted prints and greeting cards all with a sheepish humour.