My work is mainly water colour batik painting – produced using hot wax on rice paper and applied water colour paint.
Julia Timmins is an artist and printmaker who lives and works near to Bridgnorth. She primarily creates wood engravings, linocuts and dry point prints. Wood engraving is a centuries old technique for relief print making. The designs are engraved onto end grain boxwood or lemonwood which allows Julia to achieve a fine level of detail in her prints. Traditional, finely pointed tools are used to engrave the block which is then carefully inked, and a print is taken from the surface. Julia draws her inspiration from the local area, she loves to work from natural forms, plants, flowers and birds and is continually inspired by her garden and the surrounding Shropshire countryside. Julia is an elected member of the Society of Wood Engravers, a member of Mid Shropshire Artists Open Studios and a member of Wolverhampton Society of Artists
An admixture of blown crystal glass; reflecting on sunsets, and hand crafted ceramics; reminiscent of tidal beaches.
Glass & Metalwork for the garden
My work is concerned with figuration and the representation of the world. This usually takes the form of portraits and still life paintings I am interested in composition and the way that colour, line, mark and texture can be used to evoke a narrative or emotion within an image. I work from photographic sources and all works are in acrylic. I can work to commission.
I create art that is playful & bright, organic and whimsical, inspired by nature yet guided by my inner feelings & emotions. Every painting I create is unique and captures personal moments in life expressed through the use of colour, shapes & pattern. I create (most) of my art intuitively, meaning I don’t plan out beforehand how a piece will look, so every piece is spontaneous and unique. Available to purchase on the day will be original pieces of art, art prints and a selection of greeting cards featuring my artwork. I am also available for custom commissions. Please see my website for details.
This series of mixed media new works uses personal reference material as a backdrop and context for recent investigation. These contextual materials range between the geographical, geological, meteorological and historical to the satirical and metaphorical.
I have lived with my husband in Bridgnorth for over twenty five years having been a teacher of art and design in Stourbridge during most of this time. More recently after retiring I divide my time between several rewarding unpaid occupations and enjoy having the freedom to spend time developing my own work.
My work technique is inspired by Chinese Brush painting. The present subject matter is the result of a trip to China last October. We were lucky to be there on the 70th Anniversary of the Peoples Republic if China. I have recently moved from painting on canvas to paper using different techniques. I am growing more fond of the decorative aspect of expression.
“Silversmithing is in my blood! Like my blacksmith ancestors, I love manipulating and forming metal. I beat silver into delicate, organic shapes adding freshwater pearls with irregular characteristics and iridescent colours to create unique, highly feminine pieces.” Julia Foggin hails from Lancashire but is now based in Shropshire where she works from her beautiful workshop and gallery called MIST in the Ironbridge Gorge. At the Maws Craft Centre, she designs and makes her distinctive hammered silver jewellery, from tiny ear studs to intricately constructed statement pieces. As well as producing readymade pieces, she welcomes commissions, so you can choose your own colours and styles. She also oﬀers a wedding service making bespoke jewellery for brides and bridesmaids.