I am a landscape and portrait painter, living and working in Oswestry, Shropshire. My work attempts to capture the spirit and energy of the subject as too, a way of recording and communicating the world around me. I am inspired by elemental forces and forms of nature, and and attempt to portray an essence or feeling for the subject beyond language or time.



Elizabeth Anne Hartill is showing a retrospective display of 60 creative years as a textile designer. She graduated in theatre design at the Central School of Art and Crafts (now Central St Martin, London University), which gave her a lifelong interest in using scrap material and household objects in a different way from which they were intended. She was one of the earliest recyclers! She has shown her art work on television several times. Her theatrical training had included costume design and she collected a large amount of clothing and accessories from the 18th Century to the 1950s. She was Head Of Crafts for Wolverhampton Adult Education, and a member of the Arts Council in the 1970s. For many years, she led a group of volunteers from the (now) Wrekin Arts Society who restored historic embroideries. She is still producing contemporary artworks and guides a weekly creative group who collaborate to produce large artworks for the Bridgnorth community. Her works to be shown on the Arts Trail includes embroidery, collage, millinery, knitting, crochet and patchwork.


I was born in Birmingham where l studied art and design at Bournville School Of Art gaining a national diploma. I went on to study a higher Diploma in Technical Illustration at the University of Central England. I also learnt the art of picture framing between my studies. I opened Stoneway Gallery in 2002. In my painting l endeavour to capture light, colour and the ambiance of the landscape. Many of my paintings have been commissioned by people locally and abroad. I’ve exhibited in the RBSA and BWS exhibitions and am a society member. I’m always happy to discuss commissions for my style of work, which can be viewed at Stoneway Gallery. You can contact me either in the gallery 5 Underhill St, Bridgnorth or call me on 01746 769857 or email paulhopkins.ph38@gmail.com. My Facebook page is Paul Hopkins Fine Art Prints and Paintings.



The style of my work reflects various artistic influences, both painterly and graphic.Inks are what I typically paint with. They allow me to move fluidly between painting and drawing.
Printmaking is also becoming part of my creative arsenal. In particular, linocuts and drypoint etching. Subjects which manifest in my work the most include organic forms, the natural world, paraphernalia from by-gone eras and most notably, peacocks.


school of master jewellers

The School of Master Jewellers is based in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter and provides tuition in gold smithing and silver jewellery design. On show at the Bridgnorth Open House Arts Trail will be the work of a selection of SoMJ designers from Shropshire and the West Midlands.

Choker and brooch in fine silver made by Penney Jones, School of Master Jewellers