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

ANNE HARTILL

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.

JENNY O’LEARY

Jenny is a textile artist and tutor living and working in Oswestry. Her work is inspired by the landscape of Shropshire. She works predominately in batik(hot wax resist) on tissue paper and on fabric, often combining it with machine embroidery adding a drawn element to her work. Jenny offers talks, courses and workshops in Shropshire and around the UK. She is a member of The Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Crafts and The Batik Guild.

DELNY FITRZYK

My artwork is mainly inspired by walks in nature and travel. I make sketches and doodles of the places I visit such as the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, the streets of Barcelona or more recently the Shropshire hills. Sometimes I am inspired by the overall landscape and sense of place but sometimes I like the smaller details – a shell on the beach, an intricately carved doorway or an interesting texture. I develop my sketchbook work into larger scale pieces using a variety of media and processes including free machine embroidery, printing, collage, batik, drawing and painting.

http://www.delny.org