JAN PARK

My work is heavily influenced by, and aims to capture emotional experiences within landscape of both rural Shropshire & travels further afield. Semi abstract, textural painting forms the basis of work and layers are built mostly in paint but often with the addition of textiles. Many works are reproduced as giclee prints and greeting cards. Small items of mixed media jewellery are produced, each one being a small original painting in itself to be worn and treasured. My studio in Jackfield is both my workspace and my gallery. Visitors are welcome to visit, see what’s on the easel or workbench and view a wider selection of my work.

http://www.janparkart.co.uk

TIM HEBBARD

Tim Hebbard is a painter working mostly in oils and gouache, based at his studio in Bewdley. His focus on art began at 15 when he attended classes for artistically talented pupils at Dudley School of Art. After leaving school he enrolled on a course to study Fine Arts at Wolverhampton College of Art from 1958 to 1963, becoming ‘Student of the Year’ in 1961, and being subsequently awarded a Travelling Scholarship. Following graduation he began a 30 year teaching career in secondary and further education. In 2005 he retired to Brittany in France and was able to become a full time painter with his own atelier. During 14 years in France, he produced a rich variety of paintings inspired by the landscape and coast, his observation of the people and the environment, physical and cultural, in which he lived. He exhibited locally in one man shows and was associated with groups of artists exhibiting throughout France. Having returned to England in 2019 he is now settled in Bewdley, and so his new works are influenced by the historic towns and inspiring landscapes of Worcestershire and Shropshire in particular. He also has a great interest in the Black Country area.

www.bewdleyart.co.uk

DAVID BANNISTER

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.

 www.davidbannisterart.com

PAUL HOPKINS

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.

http://www.stonewaygallery.co.uk

SAM BRETT-ATKIN

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.

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BRIDGNORTH ARTS SOCIETY

The Bridgnorth & District Art Society was formed in 1985 by a group of artists from in and around the town. Almost 40 years later, the society has become the leading art group for Bridgnorth and surrounding area which works to promote and encourage involvement and appreciation in arts of all types, using a wide range of media. Our society is not-for-profit and open to artists of all levels and abilities. We welcome everyone from beginners and those who haven’t picked up a paintbrush since their youth, through to keen amateurs and full time professionals. Our members’ skills and preferences are varied and includes those who work with watercolours, acrylic and oil paints, sketchers and drawers using pencils, pastels and charcoal, as well as crafters, potters and sculptors. Our activities include weekly practical sessions, monthly demonstrations with leading artists, workshops, ‘en plein air’ painting days, visits to art festivals and galleries. Our annual art exhibition ‘Art Among the Pews’ is so called due to its venue of the Church of St Leonard in Bridgnorth, by courtesy of the Historic Churches Trust, which takes place in August.

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AMANDA GODDEN

I came to live in Bridgnorth roughly 3 years ago following a serious Brain Aneurysm; I formerly painted scenes in the Lake District. I fell in love with Bridgnorth and have spent my recovery documenting the surrounding area. I have Original paintings, limited edition prints and greetings Cards that show the local area. I’m also very interested in creating sculptures from recycled products please, when you’re got a minute take a look at my Facebook site.

https://www.facebook.com/AmandaGoddenFineArtist