Here are some of the artists taking part in the trail. There won’t just be cats, there’ll be plenty of real artists too!
Applications for the 2019 trail are now being accepted. The following artists, are a sample of the fabulous work to be seen in June. The trail is growing daily!
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My work reflects my interest in the natural world. I use drawing to aid my understanding of a subject whether it is the complicated magic of a bird’s nest or the way a plant grows. I use these drawings to inform my paintings. I am currently working on a group inspired by 18th century ‘chinoiserie’ wallpaper based on common plants found on the verges of roads and paths.
Peter Keil’s style was influenced by German expressionism. In the works from his early Berlin years, he mainly focused on typical big city settings and characters on the fringes of society. However, his style changed visibly at the beginning of the 60’s when he lived in Paris for a while and emerged in the city’s nightlife. Keil increasingly parted with his realistic approach and developed a new, much more spontaneous and dynamic painting style which he developed further during his years in London and finally during his time as one of the “Berliner Neue Wilden” at the beginning of the 80s. Since then, the use of intensive to lurid colours and the absence of realistic representation have become characteristic of his painting style. In his paintings, the colour is applied with quick brushstrokes and occasionally with impasto techniques . Keil prefers to paint human figures, portraits, big city scenes, landscapes and still life images of flowers.
High quality, realistic pet portrait and wildlife art using graphite and coloured pencil.
I draw animal, pet and wildlife portraits done in the medium of coloured pencils.
I use inks to paint vibrant and fluid images, often featuring peacocks. I move between realism and stylisation. My artwork tends to be moody and atmospheric.
I graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a 2:1 class degree in Fine art in 2009. My current series of works are aptly called ‘Go with the Flow’, using alcohol based inks and heat flow techniques to produce bright fresh and fascinatingly abstract images, each one totally individual. Concepts and certain subject matter concern me little when creating my artwork, my work is based solely around the medium that I use and its unpredictability, I love that I have little choice but to go with the flow letting natural factors semi control the result. I start each painting without expectations, watching how the inks spread, flowing and mixing together before i start to control and manipulate them into a final piece. I love how the colours interact together, the way they flow across the yupo paper quickly blending and forming shapes with minimal intervention. I’m particularly fascinated by the metallic inks and the way they form capillary lines around different pools of ink cementing the whole composition, framing shapes and giving the painting its structure. I enjoy the challenge of trying to control the inks movement using my hands, gravity my own breath or with mechanical intervention with a heatgun.
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I have always had a passion for art using a colourful and defined approach for self-expression. Through years of working in the creative world I have gained a wide range of experiences in different fields of fine arts. I generally depict the human figure in a variety of styles and mediums, sometimes incorporating otherworldly archetypes and the life force of the deva world into my work. I honour the challenge of expressing the spirit within, always trying to capture a mood and feeling in each piece.
‘Girl wearing bandana’
Predominately portraiture and figurative paintings.
My name is Dave Simpson. I am an amateur artist and photographer. I work in oils. acrylics and watercolours, and also like trying out mixed media projects. I accept mainly commission work in all types of subject, including painting from photographs and interpreting and reproducing the work of well-known artists. My interests are Shropshire hills, nature, seascapes, and Japanese culture.